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  1. Eatery chain owners to plead guilty to theft over salesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Tribune

    The owners of a chain of Mexican restaurants in 10 Indiana counties will plead guilty to theft charges and forfeit $4.53 million for not reporting accurate sales figures to the state, prosecutors said Thursday. The owners charged operated a chain of 26 restaurants with the names El Rodeo and El Jaripeo.


  2. Tennessee company sues county over proposed rock quarryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | The Tribune

    A Tennessee company has filed a lawsuit against officials in Tippecanoe County, saying they didn't have the authority to pass an ordinance meant to block a proposed limestone quarry project along the Wabash River. Rogers Group Inc. filed the lawsuit Thursday against the county, its board of commissioners, zoning appeals officials and the county building commissioner, the Journal and Courier reported .


  3. Recent death not Lafayette neighborhood's firstRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 3 | The Tribune

    Zachary Buckingham and his family moved into a rental house just two months ago, but they're already looking to leave, disturbed by the specter of death that surrounds their home in the 1500 block of North 16th Street. Buckingham, 22, knew he'd wake each morning to face the uneven soil and toppled tombstones in St. Joseph's Cemetery across the street, but he's been caught off guard when reminders of human mortality have struck even closer to home.


  4. Arrest linked to body found along Lafayette highwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | The Tribune

    An Indianapolis man has been arrested in connection with the death of a man whose body was found along a highway in Lafayette. Tippecanoe County Jail records show that 42-year-old William Paz was arrested on preliminary charges including assisting a criminal involving murder and failure to report a dead body.


  5. Grants meant to curb farm runoff into Wabash RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | The Tribune

    The Pharos-Tribune in Logansport reports that the Lafayette-based Wabash River Enhancement Corp. will award $150,000 to farmers to help pay for projects such as planting cover crops and filter strips near that could help keep livestock waste and crop-related chemicals from reaching the waterway.


  6. Man's body found along northern Indiana roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 25, 2014 | The Tribune

    The Journal & Courier reports police received a call from a passerby about a man along the Sagamore Parkway in Lafayette just after 7:30 a.m. Thursday.


  7. Company not backing down on quarry near LafayetteRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | The Tribune

    A company is pushing ahead with plans for a limestone quarry along the Wabash River near Lafayette, despite a county ordinance meant to block the project. The Tennessee-based Rogers Group on Tuesday filed with Tippecanoe County officials a completed land use request for the rural site near the community of Americus, the Journal & Courier reported .


  8. Indiana man's mobile Nativity a response to banRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | The Tribune

    On a frigid night lit by the lights of the Tippecanoe County Courthouse last week, Don and Mary Beth Porter drove around downtown looking for him. Like clockwork, Jack Ruckel was there.


  9. 2 rare urban coyote attacks on dogs within 1 dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | The Tribune

    A Purdue Animal Hospital veterinarian says fatal coyote attacks on dogs in cities are uncommon but the clinic has recently seen two such cases. Veterinarian Steve Thompson tells WLFI-TV that two small dogs - one in Lafayette and another in Frankfort - were both attacked within a 24-hour period last week.


  10. Judge hears arguments on Indiana abortion lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | The Tribune

    A federal judge is weighing arguments in the legal battle over an Indiana law critics say is aimed at shuttering a Planned Parenthood clinic that is the sole facility in the state to perform only drug-induced abortions. U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson heard arguments Thursday from attorneys for the state and the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana about the 2013 law.


  11. Family ties link rural Indiana, Chicago deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | The Tribune

    A rural Indiana woman with ties to shooting deaths at her home and in Chicago died last month from a drug overdose, not natural causes as first believed, a coroner said Wednesday. Tests determined that 49-year-old Teresa Jarding of Fowler died Sept.


  12. Funeral held for man apparently dead for monthsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | The Tribune

    A funeral and burial have been held for an 88-year-old Lafayette man whose body authorities say remained in his home for nine months before his death was reported in May. About two dozen people attended a funeral Mass Thursday at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for Gerald Gavan. Tippecanoe County Coroner Donna Avolt tells the Journal & Courier that the World War II veteran was buried next to his mother.


  13. Daycare employee faces child pornography chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2014 | The Tribune

    An employee of a West Lafayette daycare center faces three felony counts of child exploitation and three felony counts of possessing child pornography. Twenty-four-year-old Adam Justice is accused in court documents of disseminating child pornography online through a peer-to-peer file-sharing network.


  14. Lafayette man faces charge in death of horseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2014 | The Tribune

    A Lafayette man has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty after a dead horse and an emaciated horse were found at his home. The Journal & Courier reports the charges were filed against James Fitzsimons last week.


  15. Man changes mind, pleads guilty in fatal fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | The Tribune

    A man charged with starting a house fire near Lafayette that killed a 6-year-old girl decided to plead guilty a day after declaring his innocence in court. Thirty-year-year-old Ryan Moynagh pleaded guilty in a Tippecanoe County court Tuesday to murder and arson charges for last year's fire death of Katelyn Lane.


  16. Man backs out of plea deal in girl's fire deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | The Tribune

    The man charged with starting a house fire near Lafayette that killed a 6-year-old girl last year declared his innocence in backing out of a proposed plea agreement with prosecutors. Thirty-year-year-old Ryan Moynagh was in a Tippecanoe County court Monday, where he was expected to plead guilty to murder and arson charges for the November fire death of Katelyn Sue Lane.


  17. Dad of woman who helped kill 3 honors victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2014 | The Tribune

    The father of a woman whose June rampage with her husband left two Las Vegas police officers and a good Samaritan dead visited the restaurant and store where the three were gunned down, saying he was still in disbelief and thinks about the victims' families every day.


  18. Indiana man pleads not guilty to courthouse threatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2014 | The Tribune

    A man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he threatened to blow up an Indiana courthouse and kill judges and police officers.


  19. Police review done on death unreported for monthsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2014 | The Tribune

    A Lafayette police detective says he's turned over to prosecutors the investigation report into the death of an 88-year-old man whose body remained in his home for nine months before it was reported in May. Detective Lt.


  20. Commissioners vote against limestone quarry planRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2014 | The Tribune

    Two county commissioners have voted in favor of an ordinance that could stop a proposed limestone quarry from being built in a rural area along the Wabash River near Lafayette.


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