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Purdue safety Jacob Thieneman 'feeling good' about playing in Music City Bowl
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Jacob Thieneman is closer to returning to action. The fifth-year safety said during Sunday’s team banquet that “I’m on track now" and appears on pace to make his return during the Dec. 28 Music City Bowl against Auburn.
Purdue linebacker Derrick Barnes moving to pass rushing spot for bowl game
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A tug of war is currently going on regarding Derrick Barnes. He entered Purdue’s program as a linebacker and played the position well. He’s also played the program’s Leo position – a hybrid/linebacker spot – the same one Danny Ezechukwu excelled at during the 2017 season.
Fast start sets the tone for Harrison boys basketball victory
Max Jacobsen and Miguel Monoz each scored 11 points, but it was Harrison’s defense that took center stage Saturday in its 54-21 boys basketball victory against North Montgomery.
Lafayette Jeff pushes home court, NCC win streak to 20 with OT victory against Harrison
LAFAYETTE — Believe it or not, back-to-back North Central Conference championships and 41 wins over the previous two seasons still aren't bringing big crowds to Crawley Center for midweek games.
Firefighters quickly douse flames in Cincinnati Street fire
LAFAYETTE — The dispatch about 5:15 p.m. Friday sounded more serious than it was. That's not to say it wasn't a pressing matter. It was. "Fully involved house fire," the dispatcher said, relaying that the caller said flames were visible coming from 1206 Cincinnati St.
Homeless Lafayette man jailed on suspicion of attempted robbery
LAFAYETTE — Levi Darrin Greenup of Lafayette was homeless when he allegedly tried to rob a gas station, but now he has a place to stay — in the Tippecanoe County Jail. Greenup, 29, tried to rob the Shell gas station at 245 S. Fourth St. about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said. The clerk refused to give
Kankakee man accused of kidnapping Lafayette woman
LAFAYETTE — Twenty-four-year-old Randy K. Smith of Kankakee, Illinois, kidnapped 27-year-old Shatarra A. Triplett of Lafayette early Wednesday, Lafayette police alleged in a news release published Wednesday night.
Brazil Company Picks Indiana for HQ, 300+ New Jobs
Sao Paulo-based Solinftec announced plans to expand its operations to America, establishing a new U.S. headquarters in West Lafayette. With this growth, the digital agriculture company plans to create up to 334 new, high-wage jobs by 2022.
Edwards' late flurry leads Purdue past No. 23 Maryland 62-60
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue guard Carsen Edwards always finds ways to score. Now the preseason All-American has started producing victories with a more well-rounded approach.
Bullet hits toddler’s crib in rural Tippecanoe County
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WTHR) – A heavy wood crib is the only furniture in an upstairs back bedroom of a two-story house in rural Tippecanoe County. The crib has been in Bethany Grundy’s family for years. Pieces of the crib have broken off and splinters are on the floor. The crib is not falling apart.
SIGN: Justice for Cat Trapped in Cage and Kicked into Pond to Drown
PETITION TARGET: Tippecanoe County Prosecutor’s Office. In a shocking case of animal cruelty, a 17-year-old male trapped a cat in a cage, then kicked the helpless animal into a pond to drown as an older man looked on and told him to “go for it.”
Lafayette Family YMCA celebrates grand opening with the public
LAFAYETTE, Ind.— The new 125,000-square-foot Lafayette Family YMCA facilities are officially open to the public after a grand opening celebration on Thursday morning. Stacy Lods, development director for the YMCA, said between 600 and 700 people attended the morning's grand opening celebration.
Minnesota man charged with interstate kidnapping of Lafayette woman
LAFAYETTE — A Minnesota man is being charged with interstate kidnapping after he allegedly took a Lafayette woman from her home against her will and transported her to Illinois.
TSC principal organizes Christmas parade to celebrate students
LAFAYETTE — Last week's announcement that Lafayette's Christmas parade was cancelled left many disappointed, but Mayflower Mill Elementary Principal Shannon Cauble didn't want a little rain to wash away the holiday cheer and hard work of her students.
Lafayette physician pays $129K to settle kickback allegations
WHEELING, West Virginia — Dr. Carolyn Kochert of Lafayette agreed to pay $129,682 to resolve kickback allegations that cause false claims to Medicare, according to a news release.
Edwards scores 20 to lead Purdue past No. 23 Maryland 62-60
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Carsen Edwards scored 20 points and Aaron Wheeler had a season-high 15 on Thursday to help Purdue pull off a 62-60 upset over No. 23 Maryland. The Boilermakers (6-3, 1-1 Big Ten) snapped a two-game losing streak and avoided going 0-2 in conference play for the first time since
Student Who Tricked A Woman Into Having Sex With Him Found Not Guilty Of Rape
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — A Purdue student has been acquitted of rape charges – even though he admitted that he did have sex with a woman who believed that he was someone else. A jury in Tippecanoe County found Donald Ward, 20, not guilty of the crime last week.
Purdue tight end Brycen Hopkins ready for homecoming at Music City Bowl
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – This is the perfect situation for Brycen Hopkins. Bowl game. In his hometown of Nashville. Playing on the same field where his dad, Brad, was a standout offensive lineman in the NFL for the Tennessee Titans.
Morning snow blamed for dozens of crashes and slideoffs
LAFAYETTE — A dusting of snow early Wednesday played havoc with morning commuters. On Interstate 65, four or five semis slid off of the highway at the 190 mile marker, about two miles north of the Indiana 18 exit, Indiana State Police Sgt. Kim Riley said.
Lafayette, IN’s Living Nativity 2018
There are two stories entangled with the word, “Christmas.” There’s the story of the white bearded man who comes with gifts and eats the cookies we leave out for him. The other celebration is the birth of a baby.