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Second arrest made in beating death of man who used dating app

FLORA, Ind. — A second arrest has been made in connection to the death of a Lafayette man who died after he was attacked during a robbery. Shiann Brooks-Brown, 24, of Delphi, was arrested for murder and robbery. Brooks-Brown is the second arrest in connection to Willie Smith’s death. Tyrone...
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Second person charged with murder in deadly Flora robbery

FLORA, Ind. (WLFI) — A second person was charged in connection to a robbery and brutal beating of a Lafayette man in Flora. Shianne Brooks-Brown, 24, was arrested late Monday and formally charged Tuesday on counts of robbery and murder. As News 18 previously reported, Tyrone Leftridge, 22, had already...
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2 arrested in Flora dating app murder case

FLORA, Ind. (WISH) — A 55-year-old Lafayette man was beaten to death with a baseball bat after arranging a meeting with a woman on a social media app, according to court documents. Early Wednesday morning, a Flora couple awoke to find Willie Smith, Jr., unresponsive on their living room couch,...
Crawfordsville, INJournal Review

Mr. and Mrs. Ryker

Ed and Carole Ryker of Crawfordsville will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on July 5. They were married in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1956. The are the parents of four children, Laurie (Mike) Hamm of Hudson, Chuck Ryker of Darlington, David Ryker of Crawfordsville and Mark Ryker, who passed away in 1982. They are the proud grandparents of eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Montgomery County, INJournal Review

Weliver to receive Habitat for Humanity house

Susan Weliver has been fighting since she was nine months old. As a baby she was diagnosed with type one diabetes and has faced health complications ever since. At age 25 she had her eyes removed due to severe diabetic retinopathy, leaving her blind. Weliver has lived, primarily, on her...
Crawfordsville, INJournal Review

Ronald Wayne Paddack

Ronald Wayne Paddack of Crawfordsville passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. He was 80. Born Jan. 22, 1941, in Montgomery County, he was the son of Royden and Geneva Fletcher Paddack. He graduated from Darlington High School and then served in the United States Navy as a machinist. On May 22, 1966, he married Marla Smith. She preceded him in death Aug. 20, 2009.
Veedersburg, INJournal Review

Joe R. Hathaway

Joe R. Hathaway, 88, of rural Veedersburg passed away at 10:31 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville. Joe was born Dec. 21, 1932, at Danville, Illinois, the son of Marguerite Hanna Hathaway and Rowland F. Hathaway. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Jerry; and...
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Sunbreak Tuesday — tackle it with these activities

(LAFAYETTE, IN) The forecast is calling for sun today in Lafayette. Here are three ideas for how to make the most of it, along with a four-day forecast. Have a picnic: Especially in the era of COVID-19 restrictions, a novel way to safely engage in the beloved pastime of a shared meal can be hard to find. Why not get creative and meet a friend somewhere pretty with a basketful of snacks and a blanket? Risk levels should always be taken into account along with advice from health authorities on gathering sizes.
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Murder charge filed in beating death of 55-year-old man in Flora

FLORA, Indiana — Murder, robbery and other charges were filed in the deadly beating of a 55-year-old man in Flora, Indiana. Police arrested Tyrone Leftridge, 22, in the killing. According to court documents, Willie Lee Smith was planning to meet a woman, whom he met on an app, in Flora...
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Lafayette COVID-19 update: Open vaccine sites

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Lafayette: 1. 50 Sagamore Pkwy S (765) 448-1325; 2. 1725 Salem St (765) 447-1276; 3. 4901 IN-26 765-449-9210; 4. 65 Beck Ln (765) 474-8269; 5. 2513 Maple Point Dr (765) 447-8337; 6. 2200 Greenbush St (765) 448-9159; 7. 3819