Lafayette business engulfed in flames

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Lafayette police and firefighters are responding to a business engulfed in flames right now. News 18 got reports about the fire around 11 a.m. Witnesses at the scene said they saw and heard an explosion before the building went up in flames. A News 18 reporter...
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Lafayette, INExponent

Lafayette man allegedly beats woman in front of child

A Lafayette man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a woman in front of her child, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Monday. Dionne Bailey, 36, reportedly "caused issues" after drinking all day on Friday at 3046 Eagles Way Drive. The victim came home after going to Gary for court and was told about the issues Bailey was causing by her child. Bailey grew upset with the victim after she claimed to believe the child over him and acted aggressively toward the victim, according to the affidavit.
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One person badly burned after fire at Lafayette business

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — One person is in the hospital after a fire at a Lafayette business Monday morning, and the cause is still under investigation. It happened about 10:15 a.m. on Coleman Court behind the Eastside 10 IMAX. "It was pretty terrifying to see something like that happen," said...
Lafayette, INExponent

Lafayette warehouse owner injured in explosion

Lafayette firefighters responded to reports of multiple explosions at a Lafayette business late Monday morning. Indianapolis Scale Co.'s warehouse, at 3635 Coleman Court, first erupted around 10:15 a.m., eyewitnesses said. The warehouse's owner was in the bathroom when the first explosion occurred, eyewitness Martin Boyd said. Boyd works at Peerless...
Warren County,

Health department officer gives update on COVID-19 locally

The Fountain & Warren County Health Department (FW Health) continues to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Although cases are down significantly when compared to January of 2021, positive cases, hospitalizations, and deaths from COVID-19 continue to happen locally. In the last 30 days from late June, there have been 80 positive tests and two deaths from COVID-19 in residents from Fountain & Warren Counties. Cases have roughly doubled from the prior month, and have been of all ages from.
Lafayette, INWTHR

1 hurt in Lafayette business fire

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — One person was injured Monday morning in business fire on Lafayette's east side. The fire at Indy Scale on Coleman Court, just north of State Road 26 east of Sagamore Parkway started at approximately 10 a.m. Large flames and smoke could be seen from miles away as...
Crawfordsville, INJournal Review

Bowman creates brand designed to give back

After being quarantined for a week in December of 2020, Emmett Bowman finally had the time and resources to start a business that he had been thinking about since middle school. The Crawfordsville High School senior launched EveryBody15, a clothing brand focused on inclusivity and giving back to the community...
Fountain County,

Three murals dedicated in Fountain County

Members of the Fountain County community gathered in Covington July 23 to celebrate three new murals in the county. The murals were made possible by a Regional Cultivation Fund grant from the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network to the Tippecanoe Arts Federation. The murals are found in Attica, Covington and Veedersburg,...
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Lafayette Post

4-Day Weather Forecast For Lafayette

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Lafayette: Monday, July 26: Haze during the day; while clear overnight; Tuesday, July 27: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Wednesday, July 28: Sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Thursday, July 29: Chance of rain showers
Tippecanoe County,

Farmers encouraged to monitor corn for Tar Spot disease

TIPPECANOE COUNTY (WLFI) — Farmers are encouraged to be on the lookout for a new disease affecting corn. Darcy Telenko, a Purdue Field Crop Extension Plant Pathologist, has been studying Tar Spot disease since it was first identified in the United States in 2015. “Tar Spot is a new disease...
Montgomery County, INJournal Review

Leach wins overall showman with former shelter dog

A 6-year-old border collie/lab mix named Gracie has gone from the animal shelter to top dog at the Montgomery County 4-H Fair. Six-year 4-H member Mallory Leach won the grand championship for overall showman with Gracie at the dog show, her first top award at the fair. The grand prize...
Lafayette, INFrankfort Times

Linda Lee Bushman July 19, 1949 – July 22, 2021

Linda Lee Bushman, 72, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at IU Health Arnett in Lafayette. She was born in Elkhart on July 19, 1949, to Robert Keith and Ilene Mae (McCollough) Johnston. She was raised by Jean and Bud Lyon. She married Michael Lee Bushman on Sept. 2, 1971; he preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 2009.

Hometown Hero recipient: Amanda Rardon

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)—Amanda Rardon has been a trauma nurse at IU Health for over ten years. Her work is being recognized by the community. "I just feel like I am doing my job," said Rardon. She's carried her work outside the walls of the hospital. Earlier this year in March...