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2 charged with dealing after police find drug-filled package

Two men are in jail Wednesday afternoon, each charged with seven felonies, after police were tipped last week to a "suspicious package" being shipped to a Lafayette hotel. Rosario Humberto Ruiz-Ruiz, 45, of the 1000 block of Union Street in Lafayette, and Derrick J. Miller, 36, of the 2200 block of Cousteau Drive in West Lafayette, are in the Tippecanoe County Jail on $5,000 bond each.
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West Lafayette passes resolution declaring racism a public health crisis

West Lafayette passed a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis during its city council meeting on Tuesday. The city joined Tippecanoe County and Lafayette, which approved similar resolutions last month, spurred on by area Human Rights Commissions and the local health department. Tippecanoe County Health Officer Dr. Greg Loomis...
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Tippecanoe School Corp. adds safety, security manager

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A first-of-its kind position oversees safety and security at Tippecanoe School Corp.'s 19 schools. Stepping in to become TSC's new safety and security manager is Aaron Gilman, a school resource officer at the corporation for nine years and a deputy with the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office for 26 years.
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What to know about Indiana's new gun law

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Gun owners in Indiana may now go to most places with their firearms, either with a license to carry or not. For law enforcement, this means there is no longer an immediate way to know if a person is allowed to have a gun. Unlawful carrying of a gun is still a class A Misdemeanor under the new law.
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Indiana adopts emergency rule for lead levels in children

The change puts the state in line with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Tippecanoe County Health Officer Dr. Greg Loomis says he supports the change in policy. Indiana changes policy on blood lead levels in children. The change puts the state in line with guidelines from...
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Indiana changes policy on blood lead levels in children

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The State of Indiana is lowering the level of lead it considers to be too much in a child's body. Tippecanoe County health officials say they agree with the change in policy. The state announced Friday it is adopting an emergency rule lowering the lead...
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Sheriff sends reminder to protesters

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Demonstrations and protests have taken place at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse more often than usual in the past couple of weeks. Tippecanoe County Sheriff Bob Goldsmith stopped by the News 18 studio to talk about the laws surrounding protests and demonstrations. The sidewalk around...
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Preparations underway for upcoming Tippecanoe County Fair

TIPPECANOE COUNTY (WLFI) — Preparations are underway for the 2022 Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair. Tippecanoe County Exhibit Association President, Jason Hankins, says the fair board is making some changes to the fair this year based off feedback from last year. "One of the big things everyone had a problem...
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Local veterans honored at Deming Park

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– The gazebo decked out in red, white and blue located at the Hospice of the Wabash Valley Memorial Garden in Deming Park doesn’t just fit perfectly with the Fourth of July theme. It also raises money for a good cause. For the fourth year,...
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Local fireworks shows on July Fourth

GREATER LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Here's a list of some of the July Fourth fireworks happening in the viewing area. In Tippecanoe County, you can head down to Riehle Plaza in Lafayette. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. on Monday. In White County, Indiana Beach will start...

Mother Sentenced to 53 Years in Prison for Murder After Her Boyfriend Allegedly Ruptured Her 3-Year-Old Son’s Intestines and Kidneys

An Indiana mother was sentenced on Tuesday to 53 years in prison for murder after prosecutors said her boyfriend beat her 3-year-old son to death. Crystal Lynn Cox, 31, must serve two years of probation, and has to spend 39 years in prison before she is eligible for parole, according to The Lafayette Journal & Courier. Jermaine Issaiah Garnes, 32, the man accused of personally killing young Zeus, is currently scheduled for a jury trial to begin Oct. 4, online records show.
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6/29/22 Lafayette crowd protests abortion decision

At least 300 people gathered Wednesday at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse to protest the overturning of Roe v. Wade. While people cheered and chanted, emotions were high. Some protestors shed tears describing how they felt when they heard about the Supreme Court's decision last week.
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