A former Indiana University student was among the victims on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 that was shot down in Eastern Ukraine Thursday, killing everyone on board.
Indiana University rowing team head coach Steve Peterson confirms 25-year-old Karlijn Keijzer was a passenger.
"She was a very good student," Peterson says. "She was Academic All-Big Ten, she was a national scholar-athlete. And that was in grad school in chemistry. On top of that, she was arguably the best rower on our team that year."
Keijzer is from Amsterdam and rowed for the university in 2010.
A push by Frankfort’s mayor could help bring down blighted buildings in the city – but it might also force the people currently living in them to find a new home.
Chris McBarnes, speaking on WBAA’s “Ask The Mayor,” says letters will soon go out to as many as 20 landlords whose properties have been deemed unsafe by the city.
If those landlords don’t agree to a plan to refurbish them, the city may raze the property and evict any tenants. McBarnes says the city can’t do much more for those evicted than put them in touch with Frankfort’s landlord association, though.
Each summer, the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum in Crawfordsville takes a look back at an important moment or aspect of the "Ben-Hur" author's life.
But that life is a conflicted one and portraying it objectively can be a problem. For instance, how to deal with longstanding criticisms that Wallace's missteps at the 1862 Battle of Shiloh may have cost some of the more than 20,000 men who died there their lives?
Purdue doctoral student Albert Kim, right, wears a smartphone modified so that it can be used to measure a person's walking gait. This is to prevent falls in people with compromised balance, such as the elderly or those with Parkinson's disease. Looking on is Babak Ziaie, a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Researchers at Purdue are using smartphones to help detect which people are most at risk of falling.
WBAA’s Kristin Malavenda spoke with Purdue professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Dr. Babak Ziaie and Health and Kinesiology associate professor Dr. Shirley Rietdyk (REE dike) about the technology known as SmartGait.
In Indiana last year, 34 people – 19 pedestrians and 15 automobile passengers -- were killed by encounters with trains. That places the Hoosier State among the ten worst in America for train fatalities.
To try to stem that tide, Norfolk Southern Railroad officials have embarked on their yearly Project Lifesaver train rides. It’s an effort to keep pedestrians and motorists safer around train tracks.
Think about it like this: what sits beneath most rails? Often, it's loose gravel.
Wednesday, the state said it wouldn’t honor the same-sex marriages performed last month. What’s the city’s position on that question?
You and John Dennis have advocated the creation of a single-entry agency which could help address homeless issues in Tippecanoe County. Where might you find the money that would be needed to pay for running such a thing? What do you think it’ll cost?
Does the city plan to change its fireworks ordinance to change the number of days (or the hours during the day) it's legal to fire them off?