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U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull says he will apologize to President Obama and ask for a panel of judges to investigate his conduct after a Montana newspaper reported he had sent a racially inflammatory message using his courthouse email account last month.

The Great Falls Tribune reported the judge had forwarded the following message to six of his friends February 20:

Food Finders Marching Against Hunger

Mar 1, 2012

A local non-profit is teaming up with similar organizations across the state to help combat hunger.

Food Finder Food Banks is one of eleven Indiana food banks participating in the March Against Hunger effort.

This is the initiative’s fourth year and Food Finders Director Katy Bunder says the need continues to grow.

Nearly 97,000 people suffer from food insecurity in Food Finders’ coverage area.

Emily Bryant is the Executive Director of Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, or FISH.  She says children are particularly affected by food insecurity.

Sheriff Brown Honored;New Deputies Sworn In

Mar 1, 2012

The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Department is welcoming three new deputies.

Tim Rooze, Austin Waibel , and Jodi Rohler were sworn in Thursday.

Sheriff Tracy Brown says it’s rare to have that many join the department at once, but he thinks each brings a unique perspective from their previous careers.

There are now 46 deputies on staff with one position still open.

Also Thursday, the Department honored Brown for his 25 years of service.

He took over as Sheriff in 2007 and has three years remaining in his current term.

March is Red Cross Month

Mar 1, 2012

WBAA's Kristin Malavenda previews events for Red Cross Month with Jennifer Edwards and Liz Wallace of the local chapter of the American Red Cross.

Circular Logic Marathon Preps for Inaugural Event

Feb 24, 2012

Circular Logic Marathon organizer Joe Ely talks about the first ever event planned in Cumberland Park next month.  Click HERE to sign up.

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NPR's newly issued and updated ethics guidelines have a lot to say about being a journalist in the era of Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and any number of other social media channels that our staff uses every day.

The U.S Postal Service is consolidating four mail processing and distribution centers, including the one in Lafayette.

The USPS is moving all mail operations there to Indianapolis in an effort to cut costs.

Postal Service officials say the system is operating with a deficit due to overpayment to retirement accounts and increased costs.

The mail volume has dropped by about 25-percent over the past six years.

Indiana Veterans Home changes health care provider

Feb 22, 2012

The Indiana Veterans Home has undergone some changes in the past month.

New doctors, specialists, therapists, and nurses are treating residents of the facility on North River Road in West Lafayette.

Superintendent Tony Stewart says the goal of switching to Indianapolis-based Preferred Home Health Care is to improve front-end care and avoid external hospitalizations.

He says reaction to the changes has been positive for the most part.

The Indiana Veterans' Home is a state-operated facility under the administration of the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs.

A pair of Korean companies is showing what their technology can do to help local firefighters.

HoyaRobot and DRB have built robots used to fight fires.

HoyaRobot’s device is a small one that uses a camera to help find people trapped in a burning building.  DRB’s is designed to go into a blaze and spray water to reduce the risk for firefighters.

Lafayette Fire Chief Richard Doyle says the technology has great potential for the department in the future, particularly to fight larger fires.