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Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office warns of 48-hour challenge

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) -- Tippecanoe County Sheriff Bob Goldsmith is advising the community to be on the lookout for a new "challenge" among children. Goldsmith said the department became aware of a "48-hour Challenge" where children intentionally go missing for two days. A post on the sheri


High school boys basketball sectional pairings released

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Here are the area sectional draws for the 2019 boys basketball state tournament. Clinton Prairie vs. Carroll (Flora)


February 18, 12:30 PM Weather Forecast Update

There is a nice hole of sunshine from Lafayette to Logansport right now. More clouds are coming in from the north to fill in that gap however. Note the enhancement of the clouds (bumpy, brighter nature) in the northwest from Benton to Newton & Jasper counties & over the south from Fountain to Montgo


"Smiling" speeder arrested on the Indiana Toll Road

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) --- Indiana State Police arrested a New Jersey woman after she led troopers on a chase that spanned almost 20 miles on the Indiana Toll Road. Around 3:50 p.m. Saturday, Trooper Matthew Henson spotted a Honda HR-V that was speeding west of the 105 mile-marker, near the Mid


Tippecanoe Co. commissioner asks for ordinance to ban wind farms

LAFAYETTE — Wind farm developers in Tippecanoe County might find infertile ground here.Tippecanoe County Commissioner Tom Murtaugh, who serves on the Area Plan Commission ordinance committee, asked that a draft of a law be submitted in the near future that would ban large wind farms in the county.


Indiana hate crimes bill passes committee, moves to full Senate

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — State lawmakers passed a hate crimes law out of committee Monday. A state Senate committee heard testimony for and against the controversial bill for three hours before weighing in themselves and casting their votes. SB 12 passed the Public Policy Committee, 9-1.


Brunch Spots in Greater Lafayette, IN

“a late morning meal eaten instead of breakfast and lunch.” — Whether you’re an everyday-breakfast or no-breakfast type of person, brunches never disappoint. Brunch is a real art form, and restaurants in theLafayette, IN area take it very seriously. There are so many delicious options in our area. S


79-year-old Indiana man reported missing, believed to be in 'extreme danger'

CORYDON, Ind. — The Harrison County Sheriff's Office is investigating the disappearance of a 79-year-old man from Corydon, Indiana. David Harden is white, 5' 6" tall, about 200 pounds, and has gray hair with blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket, dark sweat suit, slippers, and was


Purdue Polar Plunge to be held this Saturday

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - People in the community will be freezing for a reason this Saturday. The annual Polar Plunge fundraiser will take place on Purdue's campus. Participants will brave the winter weather in support of the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics Indiana.


4 Indiana residents arrested after Cass County drug bust

MASON TOWNSHIP (WKZO AM/FM) -- Several Indiana residents are facing charges after fleeing from officers in Elkhart and later barricading themselves at a home in Mason Township.


2 Indiana counties receive grants to improve drug treatment and recovery programs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two counties in southern Indiana have received a substantial amount of money to help people overcome drug addiction. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Monday that Clark and Scott Counties will each receive $75,000 to help drug addicts with improved treatment and recovery


Why legal CBD flower could still get you arrested in Indiana

The police officer pulled the cap off a bottle filled with clumps of a dried, green leafy substance. It looked like marijuana. It smelled like marijuana. But was it actually marijuana?

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Purdue student walking 100 miles to honor Tyler Trent

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The college kid walking through Bloomington Sunday is on a mission for good. Purdue student Aaron Lai yesterday took the first steps in his 100-mile walk to IU in order to honor Tyler Trent. Lai is walking from Purdue to IU and hopes to make it in time for tomorrow’s b


Papa John’s covering cost of Purdue tuition for employees

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Papa John’s and Purdue University Global are joining forces to offer employees an online degree program. Eligible employees can take classes online and get reimbursed 100% for their education, reports WLFI. This program is meant to give workers an opportunity to advance their

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UPDATE | Silver Alert cancelled in Indiana after elderly Corydon man found

CORYDON, Ind. (WDRB) -- A Silver Alert has been cancelled in southern Indiana, after a Corydon man was found. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department had been looking for David L. Harden. The 79-year-old was last seen in Corydon Sunday night around 8 p.m. driving a red minivan.


Crash on I-74 in Montgomery County kills 2 people, closes interstate

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ind. — Two people were killed in a crash that closed part of I-74 in Montgomery County Monday afternoon. According to Indiana State Police, the crash happened around 12:50 p.m. on I-74 eastbound near U.S. 231/exit 34. All eastbound lanes were closed.

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Aurora shooting victim previously worked, volunteered in Central Indiana

AURORA, Ill. (WTHR) – One of the victims killed in a workplace shooting in Illinois on Friday is being remembered by people who knew him in central Indiana. Clayton Parks was among five people shot and killed when a co-worker opened fire at Henry Pratt Company plant in Aurora.


Lafayette man arrested on drug charges

On Thursday, Feb. 14, Rensselaer Officer John Davis observed an occupied vehicle that was stopped in the roadway on the 300 block of Milton St. The vehicle then went into motion, making a series of turns. Officer Davis then observed the vehicle park at a residence on the 200 block of N. Scott St. A


Where You Can See A Bald Eagle in Indiana On This President's Day

STATEWIDE -- Are you feeling a little Patriotic this President's Day? Maybe you should go try and see a bald eagle. According to Indiana Department of Natural Resources Deputy Director of Stewardship Ginger Murphy, the winter time is actually the best time to see bald eagles in Indiana.


Local business pays it forward

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind (WLFI) — What started off as a way to pay it forward, turned into something bigger. Local business owner Kate Sausa just wanted to help a friend. ''My friend John Goodman was my best friend,” said Owner of Kate’s Kauz and Klozet Kate Sausa Bless his heart rest in peace he just pa