General News
6:26 am
Fri March 28, 2014

WBAA AM & FM Transmitters site without power

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6:00 am
Thu March 27, 2014

IN Council for Economic Education

The Indiana Council for Economic Education (ICEE) is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The nonprofit organization's goal is to increase economic literacy in Indiana.

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General News
11:22 am
Wed March 26, 2014

New jet engine plant to bring 200 jobs by 2020

GE Aviation will break ground this year on a new $100-million jet engine assembly facility in Lafayette.

Governor Mike Pence joined company officials along with state and local leaders at the Purdue Airport this morning for the announcement.

The 225,000 square-foot facility will assemble the new LEAP engine, which is now in the development testing phase.

GE will begin hiring at the Lafayette facility once the engine enters the production phase, possibly as early as 2015.

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General News
5:03 am
Wed March 26, 2014

WL creates Facilities Director position

A new department head level position has been created in the City of West Lafayette.

Timothy Clark will assume the position of Facilities Director.

Mayor John Dennis says for years the city has hired contractors to conduct all of the work on the city’s facilities.

He says adding this position will be more efficient and cost effective.

Clark will take the oath of office at next Tuesday’s Board of Public Works and Safety meeting.

General News
12:08 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Governor scheduled to be at PU Airport tomorrow for "major jobs announcement"

Indiana governor Mike Pence will be at the Purdue Airport tomorrow for what is being characterized as a "major jobs announcement."

Our partners at Inside Indiana Business are reporting that GE Aviation will locate a jet aircraft engine operation in Lafayette.

It would be the company's first-ever production facility in Indiana. 

GE Aviation produces large and small jet engines for commercial and military aircraft, and avionics, electric power, and mechanical systems for aircraft.

General News
10:47 am
Mon March 24, 2014

PUFD on the scene of gas leak

The Purdue Fire Department is on the scene of a gas line break at Marstellar and West State Streets.

Officials are requesting that the public avoid the area until the problem is resolved.

Stay tuned to WBAA or check the Purdue homepage for more information.

Arts & Culture
7:19 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Indianapolis Author Mike Mullin trilogy - Ashfall

Ashfall and the follow-up tale, Ashen Winter by Hoosier author Mike Mullin, is part coming of age story and big part adventure – taking us on a peril filled journey of discovery through a modern-day Midwest America ravaged by a cataclysmic natural disaster.  The concluding volume, Sunrise will be published this Spring.

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General News
12:00 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Immigration reform bus tour making a stop in West Lafayette

Rudy Lopez

Immigration reform is the topic of a forum tomorrow in West Lafayette.

The event is part of a six-week bus tour across the country known as the Fast for Families Across America campaign.

The effort grew out of a 22-day hunger strike in Washington DC late last year.

Rudy López is a Senior Organizer for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement.

He participated in the hunger strike, which drew national attention and visits in his tent on the National Mall from President Obama, Vice President Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama and several members of the US Congress.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Thu March 20, 2014

INSIDE OUT project comes to Greater Lafayette

Lynn Lee

One of the largest public art exhibits in Greater Lafayette’s history is currently on display.

The INSIDE OUT project features 86 poster-size photos of local artists that are hanging in the windows of businesses on the Purdue Campus, through the Levee in West Lafayette, on to Main Street in downtown Lafayette.

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General News
10:27 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Lafayette Hearing Authority adds two homes to the city's unsafe structures list

The Lafayette Hearing Authority is adding two homes to the city’s list of unsafe structures.

Officials say the homes at 424 Central Avenue and 113 Walnut Street need to be demolished due to deteriorating foundations, shingles, siding and roofs.

Mayor Tony Roswarski says ordering the demolition of a home is a last resort, especially since the city usually ends up footing the bill.

He says in some cases the city is able to recoup the demolition cost by placing a lien on the property which is paid off when it’s sold.