Purdue astronaut Jerry Ross has been chosen for the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.
He will join seven other Boilermakers who have been inducted previously.
Ross was the first human to complete seven space shuttle missions.
He retired from NASA in 2012.
Ross is being inducted along with astronaut Shannon Lucid, who is the only American woman to serve aboard Russia’s Mir space station.
A ceremony is set for May 3rd at the Kennedy Space Center.
CityBus General Manager Marty Sennett is scheduled to speak with WBAA every other month about what's going on at the transit service that serves Greater Lafayette.
This month's discussion includes record ridership numbers and efforts by the transit service to make its fleet "greener."
Death and the Penguin is one of the more memorable tales you’ll read this year, reminding one of early 20th century absurdist novelists – though without the insects.
The following schools are on a 2-hour delay today:
Crawfordsville Community Schools
Rossville Consolidated Schools
Southeast Fountain School Corporation
A screening of the film “Following the Ninth – In the Steps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony" takes place Friday night (2/7) in Fowler Hall at Purdue’s Stewart Center.
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The state’s largest hospital and physician network has reached a contract agreement with the state’s second-largest health insurance provider.
Indiana University Health and UnitedHealthcare had been negotiating terms since before the previous contract expired on December 31st.
IU Health has been granting UnitedHealthcare patients a special ‘in-network’ status while working toward a resolution.
A Purdue retail analyst says CVS has made a bold move with plans to get out of the tobacco business.
CVS says it plans to stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products in its stores by October 1st.
Dr. Richard Feinberg says the pharmacy giant‘s decision is in keeping with current anti-smoking cultural values.
However, he says the move will certainly result in lost revenue which CVS will have to replace.
Feinberg says it‘s too early to say whether other pharmacy chains will follow suit.
A long-time Lafayette-area state representative is seeking her 17th term in office.
Sheila Klinker announced her intentions yesterday.
The Democrat has held the District 27 House of Representatives seat since 1983.
So far Klinker is the only candidate to file campaign paperwork for that race.
In 2012 Republican Chuck Hockema ran against Klinker, earning 45.5 percent of the vote.
If a Republican does not run for the seat in the primary election, the party has until June 30th to slate a candidate for the general election.
These schools are operating on a two hour delay:
Lafayette School Corporation
Tippecanoe School Corporation
West Lafayette Community School Corporation
Lafayette Catholic School System
Southeast Fountain Schools
WBAA's Kristin Malavenda speaks with Tippecanoe Arts Federation executive director Tetia Lee.