General News

LUM's Jubilee Christmas to Help Families in Need

Dec 9, 2011

Lafayette Urban Ministry is joining forces with local churches, businesses, and individuals to provide for those in need this holiday season. The 31st annual Jubilee Christmas Program is set to give toys, food, and clothing to 715 households and 1,900 children in Tippecanoe County. The initiative is supported by volunteers from around the community. Director Sandra Dunn-el says the event helps lifts the spirits of families going through challenging times. The Jubilee Christmas Program takes place December 10th at 25 sites in Greater Lafayette.

Man Killed by Train Identified

Dec 8, 2011

A person has been killed after reportedly walking in front of a train in downtown Lafayette.

Emergency crews were called to Riehle Plaza around 8 a.m. Thursdsay.

Police identify the man as Brad Babcock, 20, of West Lafayette.

Witnesses say he stepped onto the tracks in front of the approaching Amtrak train, which was bound for Chicago.

The incident is not considered at criminal matter, but is under investigation by the Tippecanoe County Coroner.

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