Apartment fire shuts down Union Street, no injuries reported
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Lafayette Police closed Union Street near North 18th Street for more than an hour Thursday evening for an apartment fire. A third-floor unit at Stonecrest Apartments caught fire before 6 p.m. Firefighters could be seen removing burnt items from the apartment. Police confirmed to News 18...
Police: Battle Ground man escapes handcuffs after meth arrest
Lafayette police received a call Friday night about the driver of a red car passed out with his foot on the brake around the intersection of State Street and Valley View Lane in Lafayette. Witnesses told police the man had hit a parked Toyota Corolla, damaged its front left bumper...
Purdue professor, team working to cut diesel fuel emissions
A Purdue professor is challenging air pollution with a new discovery. Purdue University working to reduce diesel engine emissions. Members of Purdue University are working hard to fight against pollution especially with the Canadian Wild Fires pollution reaching us here in Indiana.
Bomb squad assesses danger of two suspicious packages in downtown; all-clear given
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Wednesday afternoon, the Tippecanoe County bomb squad was sent out to the Charles A. Halleck Federal Building in downtown to examine two suspicious packages left outside of the building. Lafayette Police Department received a call about the packages at 12:01 p.m. and shortly after arrived on the scene. ...
People of All Ages Cooled Down at the Strawberry Fest
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — It was a steady turnout, as many members of the community attended Franciscan Health Senior Promise's Strawberry Fest earlier today. The event occurred from 11 AM to 1 PM. During that time, the sun was beaming with hardly a cloud in sight, but guests were able to cool off with some strawberry shortcake offered to each person. There also were door prizes, and stations that had senior-assisting programs, like assistant-living displayed.
Massage parlor owner gets probation for not paying taxes
Meilan Min dabbed her eyes with the white sleeve of her hoodie as the magistrate read her sentence: three years of probation and a $72,926.07 restitution fee. Min, of Rossville, was sentenced Thursday morning on two counts of failing to pay taxes on her Lafayette massage parlor, Foot Lounge. A probable cause affidavit, in which she was originally charged with nine felony counts, said the Indiana Department of Revenue began an investigation into Foot Lounge in 2021.
Loyer looking to build on successful freshman year with Purdue
Loyer averaged 11.0 points in his freshman season, helping Purdue win Big Ten regular season and tournament titles.
Lafayette siblings complete rare feat of running the Boston Marathon 10 years in a row
In hopes of highlighting Global Running Day, which was on June 7, the Journal & Courier is sharing a story of two world-class runners living in Lafayette. For the average Joe, the idea of running a marathon, which is a 26.2-mile race, could be seen as a daunting challenge and one that not many are willing to attempt in their lifetime. ...
Suspect arrested in Lafayette weekend stabbing.
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A homeless man is charged as a Habitual Offender after being arrested for a stabbing in Lafayette. 34-year-old Bradley Beene was arrested at an apartment on South Ninth Street on Saturday. The victim told police that he and Beene got into an argument in his...
1 dead after teen passing farm trucks causes head-on collision on State Road 28
TIPTON COUNTY, Ind. — One man is dead and several more injured after a Volkswagen driven by a teenager attempted to pass two pickup trucks pulling ammonia tanks on State Road 28 and ended up causing a crash between the pickups and a semi traveling in the opposite direction. Indiana State Police revealed that 57-year-old […]
Furever Home: Meet Dakota
LAFAYETTE (Star City News) - The Almost Home Humane Society remains beyond capacity. Dakota, a Belgian Malinois mix, is the pet of the week in our Furever Home series. Visit https://www.almosthomehumane.org/ for more details.
Dayton threatens legal action if Lafayette annexes Carr property
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — After months of pleading with the Lafayette City Council in hopes of convincing the board to reconsider the voluntary annexation of Carr family property, officials from Dayton, Indiana, threatened legal litigation if the city moved forward with the vote. This threat fell on deaf ears after the Lafayette City Council approved a resolution that would establish an annexation fiscal plan for the Carr property. ...
How Big Ten football scheduling model affects Purdue
CHICAGO − With USC and UCLA set to join the Big Ten Conference in 2024, the league announced a new scheduling model on Thursday. No longer will there be divisions, as has been the case since 2011 when Nebraska joined the conference. The Big Ten will instead use what is called the Flex Protect...
Casual Encounter: Matthew Tejeda Astaburuaga
He was born in Santiago, Chile, but he was raised by the internet. Matthew Tejeda Astaburuaga, a senior computer science major, said the internet helped him learn the English he needed to succeed at Purdue. “I was a teenager using the internet a lot, so I was already used to...
Purdue official visitor preview: June 9-11
Allergy / Asthma Report for Tippecanoe County, IN
We are at a Medium High today with Grasses still dominating the pollens that are blasting us as we are out and about in the open air. It looks as though as the days go on, on Sunday when there is prediction of high probability of rain, we will get a slight break and drop down to medium ranges, dampening down our pollen content for Sunday and Monday dropping all the way to low-medium levels, so that we can breathe a bit easier.
Honor Flight of Greater Lafayette holding benefit ride Saturday
LAFAYETTE (Star City News) - Do you want to help veterans take the trip of a lifetime?. The Honor Flight of Greater Lafayette is hosting a benefit ride to raise money for the next flight. The benefit ride is this Saturday with registration beginning at 10 a.m. The ride is...
Developer withdraws apartment plans in Purdue area after protests
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — After months of vocalizing their disapproval of a new housing development geared for students in the South River Road area, the community earned an unexpected victory after the developer withdrew proposed plans at Monday's Tippecanoe County Commissioner meeting. The petitioner, Trinitas Development LLC, filed its rezoning...
Purdue first in the country to have extruder technology on campus
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. − Progress in the food science industry was made this week with the donation of an extruder machine to Purdue University, making it the only university in the country to have this technology on its campus. Hillenbrand and Coperion donated a Coperion ZSK 27 Mv PLUS Extruder to the Purdue Food Science Department. According to a release, this extruder is valued at more than $900,000 and is a critical piece of equipment for the...
Tours begin at new public safety center
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette Police should be fully moved-in to their new home, the Public Safety Center, within the next couple weeks. They are still partially operating out of the Lafayette City Building next door. The new police headquarters is not open to the public just yet, but...
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