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Lafayette man sentenced for downtown gas station robbery

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A man will serve over two decades for his role in the attempted robbery of the Shell Gas Station in Lafayette. According to court filings, Levi Darrin Greenup was sentenced Thursday for his convictions of Attempted Armed Robbery, Level 3 Felony, Possession of Methamphetamine


Lafayette school apologizes for an assignment question

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette Sunnyside Intermediate family is upset about a question on an assignment handed out Thursday morning. "I'm just like, wow," said Sunnyside mom Sharnequa Bealim. "For her to be eleven and she's just like mommy, look, look at our work!"


City of Lafayette Fire and Police Departments at risk of losing crucial funding

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLF) - A bill currently going through the statehouse could have a big impact on the City of Lafayette in a bad way. It would cause Lafayette Police and Fire Departments to lose thousands of dollars over the next few years.


Ku Klux Klan recruiter caught on surveillance video

LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Here’s what a Ku Klux Klan recruiter looks like. Or, at least, this is what someone looks like trying to stir the pot in downtown Lafayette for the second time in as many years.


Dozens arrested during drug sweep across central Indiana

FRANKLIN, Ind. – Investigators targeted 50 suspected drug dealers across central Indiana Thursday morning. Multiple agencies raided homes and arrested as many people as they could.

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In court case, Indiana girl describes being treated 'like a dog' in alleged sex-trafficking scheme

INDIANAPOLIS – Within days of running away from a foster parent's home, a 15-year-old girl was working as “Ms. Violet,” a prostitute allegedly handing over all the cash she made to two pimps.


Trial set for Indiana woman charged in students' bus stop deaths

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — A judge has set a trial date for a northern Indiana woman accused of striking and killing three children with a pickup truck as they crossed a highway to board a school bus.


Indiana State Police looking for drivers that violate 'Move Over' law

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Move over. It' the law in Indiana. Indiana State Police Troopers are on the road this week to watch for distracted drivers who don't slow down or move over for stationary vehicles on the side of the road.


Buying a small Indiana town with ghostly benefits

Want to buy an abandoned 19th century village to call your own? Traveling 20 miles through the wilderness stretch of State Road 135, after leaving Nashville, Indiana, will bring you to Elkinsville Road and your destination – Story, Indiana. The unincorporated community still sits secluded and firmly


Can cops force you to unlock your phone? Indiana Supreme Court will decide

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) - Can law enforcement force you to crack open your phone during a traffic stop or any other investigation? The Indiana Supreme court will soon decide. Attorneys in the case of Katelin Eunjoo Seo v. State of Indiana say the Court's decision could undermine privacy and constitu


Missing 74-year-old Indiana man found safe

RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. — UPDATE: Charles Morris was found safe. Police need help finding an Indiana man who they say hasn't been seen in a week. The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the disappearance of Charles James Morris, 74.


Man, Woman Sought In Connection With Fatal Shooting In Gary, Indiana

CHICAGO (CBS) — Detectives in northwest Indiana have released surveillance images of two people wanted in connection with the murder of a 19-year-old man in Gary. Around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Gary police responded to reports of a shooting at a gas station near 49th and Broadway. When officers arrived


Old state road 25 closes due to a house fire

DELPHI, Ind (WLFI)—A house fire caused Old State Road 25 to close. Officials closed the road going southbound for nearly an hour. Delphi Fire Department responded to the call at the 9700 blocks of state road 25 around 10 this morning.


Ancient discovery made on southern Indiana farm

SEYMOUR, Ind. (WDRB) -- A southern Indiana family found proof of life during the Ice Age. Last week, a construction crew was digging on the family's farm in Seymour and found the remains of a mastodon.


Police: Goose attacks 2 people at Walmart in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana police are warning people to give plenty of room to geese after one attacked two people in a parking lot. The Fishers Police Department says the two people suffered minor injuries Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of a Walmart. Sgt. Tom Weger says one suffered a bite mark o


Mastodon bones unearthed during Indiana construction project

Workers installing a new sewer line in southern Indiana came across the discovery of a lifetime recently when they unearthed prehistoric mammal bones thought to be more than 10,000 years old.


Over 23,000 rainbow trout to be stocked in Indiana streams

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says thousands of stocked trout will be available to anglers on the opening day of the state's inland stream trout fishing on Saturday, April 27.


KKK recruitment fliers return to Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers have returned to Lafayette. On Tuesday morning News 18 received a report of fliers found on Ferry Street and Main Street.


An Indiana Marine comes home, 76 years later

INDIANAPOLIS — Fred Freet was an 18-year-old Marine Private from Marion, Indiana when he was sent to the Pacific to fight in World War Two. He was part of the first waves of assault on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands.


New southside Lafayette library breaks ground

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Tippecanoe County Public Library broke ground on its newest location Tuesday. The southside Lafayette branch is now the third neighborhood library a part of TCPL.