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  1. Tippecanoe County sheriff's deputies get military vehicleRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | The Tribune

    The Tippecanoe County sheriff's department now has a military-style vehicle that was originally designed to protect soldiers in war zones. The Journal & Courier reports that the department received the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle from Pulaski County.


  2. West Lafayette police to carry heroin overdose treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | The Tribune

    Police cars and fire trucks in West Lafayette are being stocked with a treatment for heroin overdoses, which are on the rise in the county. The Journal & Courier reports plans call for police and fire personnel to have access to naloxone by the end of this month.


  3. Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office gets $35K in upgradesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | The Tribune

    The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office has spent the past few months and thousands of dollars updating its 25-year-old building and jail. The Journal and Courier reports the department had spent more than $35,260 on paint, countertops, shelves and furniture as of Friday.


  4. Police: Lafayette man tried to rob blind woman with macheteRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | The Tribune

    An 18-year-old Lafayette man is facing criminal charges after police say he attempted to rob a blind woman with a machete and pellet gun. WTHI-TV reports Luis Torres and two others are accused of trying to rob the woman at her Lafayette apartment on Tuesday evening.


  5. Report: Ex-Purdue chancellor's forced retirement bungledRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2015 | The Tribune

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - A newly released report that Purdue University had fought to keep secret concluded that school officials bungled the forced retirement of Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne's former chancellor, causing his departure to turn into an "ugly situation." Former IPFW Chancellor Michael Wartell was forced to retire in 2011 at age 65 under a mandatory retirement age policy.


  6. Gay couple sue to get both names on birth certificateRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | The Tribune

    A lawsuit claims Indiana's birth certificates discriminate against gay married couples and their children because they don't account for both spouses being the same gender. The complaint filed Friday in federal court in Indianapolis challenges how state law defines born "in wedlock" and "out of wedlock," saying it violates the equal protection and due process clauses of the 14th Amendment. 31 comments

  7. As trading pits close, traders yearn for 'roar' of oldRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | The Tribune

    When Marc Schwartz heard that many of America's last trading pits were closing down, the veteran commodities trader was hardly surprised. He spent 17 years yelling in the New York pits, but gave it up, like so many colleagues before him, to work in an office.


  8. Amazon goes in on wind energy farm in rural IndianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | The Tribune

    The cloud computing arm of is teaming up with an energy company to build more than 60 wind turbines northwest of Lafayette, Indiana. The Journal & Courier reports Amazon Web Services announced a 13-year deal with Pattern Energy Group to construct the wind farm in rural Benton County.


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

    Jan 22, 2015 | 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.


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

    Jan 9, 2015 | 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 .


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

    Jan 3, 2015 | 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.


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

    Dec 31, 2014 | 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.


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

    Dec 30, 2014 | 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.


  14. 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.


  15. 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 .


  16. 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.


  17. 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.


  18. 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.


  19. 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.


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