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7:14 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Indiana AG expands lawsuit against TWR

Indiana’s attorney general has amended a lawsuit against a local trash hauler that went out of business earlier this year.

Greg Zoeller is accusing the owners of Tippecanoe Waste Removal of using corporate funds to pay for personal expenses.

He says corporate bank records raised concerns about the actions of Kurt and Melissa Kanable.

The amended lawsuit accuses the two of using customer’s payments for personal expenditures such as child support, student loan payments, and groceries.

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General News
6:43 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Purdue women's basketball nominated for award

The Purdue women’s basketball team has been named a finalist for the Russell Athletic “Together We R”Team Award.

The honor is for programs that have strived to succeed in the face of adversity and exemplify strong commitment to core values of togetherness, courage, and work ethic and heart.

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General News
6:58 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Coach Painter in the Final Four of national charity challenge

Purdue men’s basketball coach has made it to the Final Four of a national competition.

Matt Painter is participating in the Infiniti Coaches Charity Challenge, vying for a 100-thousand dollar prize.

The money will benefit The Smith Family BReaK Thru Fund, which funds research to find a cure for Niemann Pick Disease.

Trent Smith is a West Lafayette father who has had three children suffer from the genetic, neurodegenerative disease.

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Arts & Culture
8:44 am
Wed March 5, 2014

WBAA Arts Spotlight: Purdue Galleries

WBAA’s Jan Simon talks with Craig Martin, Director of Purdue Galleries, about the new Fountain Gallery in downtown Lafayette and 2 new Spring Exhibits.

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General News
5:15 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Future of WL City Hall up in the air

The future of West Lafayette City hall remains uncertain following January’s water pipe break and ensuing discovery of mold in the building.

Preliminary estimates predict a roughly six-month timeframe to determine the full scope of the damage.

There no cost estimates yet for the work.

Mayor John Dennis says the Development and Engineering departments are currently located in the Morton Community Center.

The Clerk Treasurer and Mayor’s offices have been relocated to the West Lafayette Police Department.

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Arts & Culture
4:40 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Film: Following the Ninth - In the Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony

Director Kerry Candaele talks about his documentary film “Following the Ninth – In the Steps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony”.

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General News
11:58 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Greater Lafayette Commerce looking for new leader

Greater Lafayette Commerce is beginning the search for a new leader.

Current CEO Joseph Seaman is retiring at the end of the year, after more than seven years in the position.

During that time he oversaw the merger of several local organizations into one and adoption of the name, Greater Lafayette Commerce.

Seaman is currently overseeing implementation of the “From Good to Great” plan of community action and all economic development and quality-of-life activities.

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General News
11:48 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Preparations underway for 4th annual Lemonade Day

Young people throughout Greater Lafayette have the chance to learn more about running a business.

The fourth annual Lemonade Day is set for Saturday, May 17th.

It is organized by Greater Lafayette Commerce and open to young people from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

Public parks in Lafayette and West Lafayette are available for young people to set up their stands.

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General News
5:46 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Conversation with Purdue's president for February

Purdue president Mitch Daniels says the university’s on-time completion rate is “unacceptable.”

A recent report by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education indicates that only about 30-percent of students at the state‘s four-year public colleges and universities finish school within four years.

At Purdue 37-percent of non-transferring students seeking bachelor’s degrees graduate within four years at the West Lafayette campus.

Daniels says the university has a number of programs in place to help more students finish on-time.

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General News
1:22 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Purdue partners with LSC to promote STEM education

Purdue is partnering with the Lafayette School Corporation to help teachers meet the learning needs of students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses.

A $246,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Education Math Science Partnership will provide professional development and content learning for teachers and a summer STEM experience for students.

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