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1 hr ago | WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Fugitive Search: Bryon Simmons Jr.

Police are asking for the public's help to find a man facing a 50-year prison sentence for selling drugs in Lafayette.

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Related Topix: Lafayette, IN

19 hrs ago | Indiana Law Blog

Environment - 'Ordinance to stop Americus quarry approved'

A standing ovation greeted Tippecanoe County Commissioners John Knochel and Tom Murtaugh on Monday after they enacted an ordinance that effectively bans development of a stone quarry near Americus.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Evansville Courier & Press

Father accused of battering 4-year-old son

An Evansville man wanted in Vanderburgh County for felony child battery charges involving his 4-year-old son was arrested Tuesday in Lafayette, Indiana.

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Related Topix: Vanderburgh County, IN, Evansville, IN, Lafayette, IN

Journal and Courier

Woman's body identified; autopsy is ThursdayWoman's body identified;...

Woman's body identified; autopsy is Thursday Kelly Thornton, 34, was the woman found dead in a Lafayette apartment on Tuesday.

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Journal and Courier

Tippecanoe on track for infrastructure projects

Tippecanoe on track for infrastructure projects Financial consultant gives green light to continue Build Tippecanoe County plan Check out this story on jconline.com: http://on.jconline.com/1lUVFFH Tippecanoe County hopes to speed replacement of this flood-damaged bridge on County Road 100 North over the south fork of Wildcat Creek east of ... (more)

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Journal and Courier

Rezoning OK'd for WL adult day care center

Rezoning OK'd for WL adult day care center West Lafayette couple aims to provide engaging activities for clients with Alzheimer's, dementia Check out this story on jconline.com: http://on.jconline.com/1mdGf4e Cathy and Gerard Benner cleared another hurdle Monday night in their quest to establish an adult day care center in West Lafayette.

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Journal and Courier

A fun, safe camp for kids with disabilities

A fun, safe camp for kids with disabilities The four-week camp, in its 40th year, is for children with disabilities.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Lafayette, IN

Journal and Courier

4-H ventures far from the farm4-H ventures far from the farmIndiana...

Yet the 102-year-old summer youth program can't seem to escape its roots, stamped with the wildly untrue stereotype that you have to be a farm kid to join and enjoy it.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Journal and Courier

Flowering vines take your garden to new heightsFlowering vines take...

Flowering vines take your garden to new heights If your summer gardening plans are stuck in an unimaginative rut, why not think vertically? Check out this story on jconline.com: http://on.jconline.com/1me09fu If your summer gardening plans are stuck in an unimaginative rut, why not think vertically? Vining plants that also flower can provide a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Central, IN, Lafayette, IN, West Lafayette, IN

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Union representative calls for Congress to fix roadways

Lisa Martin from the Laborers' International Union of North America is visiting different cities, attempting to educate people about the country's aging infrastructure.

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Related Topix: Lafayette, IN, Battle Ground, IN

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

The Tippecanoe County Council approves additional funds for the coroner's office.

Coroner Donna Avolt said a significant increase in cases is behind the need for more money.

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WLFI-TV West Lafayette

The Tippecanoe County coroner warns against cosleeping.

"This is not a natural death. This is not a homicide or a suicide. It is an accident, a very tragic one," coroner Donna Avolt said.

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WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Buck Creek Fire on Quarry

For about two years drivers have been using the Hoosier Heartland Highway instead of the Old State Road 25. First responders in the area have noticed as they look at the number of crashes in a year.

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Journal and Courier

Home owners celebrate quarry banHome owners celebrate quarry...

Opponents of a proposed stone quarry near Americus celebrated July 7, 2014 after the Tippecanoe County commissioners adopted an ordinance banning development of new quarries near residential areas.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

USA Today

What's a threat in the social media age?

Threats v. satire in social media age Did Samuel Bradbury write threats or satire when he threatened judges and cops and vowed to blow up the Tippecanoe County Courthouse? What's a threat in the social media age? Threats v.

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Ag Professional

Western corn rootworm beetles emerging

Western corn rootworm beetles were first observed in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, on June 30, captured in pheromone baited sticky cards.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Journal and Courier

Showdown looms over proposed quarry

Showdown looms over proposed Americus quarry Tippecanoe County Commissioners are expected to approve an ordinance banning a proposed Americus quarry Check out this story on jconline.com: http://on.jconline.com/1m6P9R1 A sign against the proposed Rogers Group quarry Monday, May 12, 2014, in Americus.

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Journal and Courier

County coroner requests additional funds

County coroner requests additional funds Number, complexity of cases spur coroner's request for additional funds Check out this story on jconline.com: http://on.jconline.com/1lLPWSz The Tippecanoe County Coroner's Office is pacing ahead of last year in terms of the number of cases investigated - and the amount of money spent.

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WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Preliminary report sheds light on Tippecanoe Co. motorcycle crashes

It's probably not surprising almost all of the motorcycle crashes in Tippecanoe County last year occurred in the summer months.

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Related Topix: Lafayette, IN, West Lafayette, IN

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Journal and Courier

West Lafayette to review tax abatements

West Lafayette to review tax abatements Tax abatements for business personal property and real estate taxes as incentives doing well.

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