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General News
5:14 am
Fri February 21, 2014

School delays for Friday, February 21

The Tippecanoe School Corporation is on a two-hour delay today due to road flooding.

General News
12:08 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Lafayette police still looking for help to ID car in fatal hit-and-run

Lafayette police have more information about the car involved in a fatal hit-and-run Tuesday night.

Forty-six-year-old Mark Lee Brummitt died after being struck by a car while walking in the 2200 block of Union Street.

Police say the vehicle involved is likely a 1985 model or older with round headlights. 

The car will have front right headlight damage and possibly right front grill damage.    

Anyone with information about this accident should call Lafayette Police or the anonymous WeTip hotline at 800-78-CRIME.

General News
12:07 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Purdue College of Pharmacy receives $1-million gift

A $1-million gift for Purdue’s College of Pharmacy will help provide financial support to students and create a world-class facility for the program.

The money comes from alumna JeanAnne Chaney and her husband James, through the Chaney Family Foundation.

It will establish the Pacesetter Endowment for Pharmacy to provide scholarships for undergraduate or professional students enrolled in the College of Pharmacy.

The endowment also will support construction of a new building for the college or the renovation and expansion of existing structures.

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General News
12:02 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Pre-K voucher program stripped from bill

A pilot program aimed at providing pre-kindergarten educational opportunities for low-income Hoosier kids has been stripped out of a bill in a Senate committee. 

The program – a major initiative of Governor Mike Pence – was replaced with a mandated study of the issue.

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General News
11:59 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Study shows growing impact of life sciences industry

Indiana‘s life sciences industry continues to generate money and jobs.

A report shows the total economic impact to the state tops $55-billion.  

The data is from 2012 and was generated by the Indiana Business Research Center at the IU Kelley School of Business and BioCrossroads.

It indicates Indiana has jumped to number-two in exports just behind California.

The study also shows the number of workers stayed steady in 2012 with 55,000 people at nearly 1,900 companies.

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General News
11:54 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Hit-and-run victim identified

The victim of a hit-and-run in Lafayette has been identified.

Police say 46-year-old Mark Lee Brummitt was hit by a car while walking on the 2200 block of Union Street Tuesday night.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are searching for the driver they say fatally struck Brummitt before fleeing the scene.

The make and model of the vehicle is not yet known, but it believed to have a broken passenger front headlight and possible damage to the hood.

General News
1:17 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Senior grocery program benefits from gift

A $10,000 gift will enable Food Finders Food Bank to continue a program that helps feed area senior citizens.

St. Anthony Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Lafayette is making the donation in celebration of its 10,000th client and its silver anniversary.

The money will go toward Food Finders senior grocery program, which provides a bag of nonperishable groceries each month to 448 seniors in Tippecanoe, Miami, Jasper and Pulaski counties.

The effort started a year ago with a one-time $50,000 donation from AARP.

General News
1:14 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Donation will help TSC replace technology

The Tippecanoe School Corporation is getting some help to replace technology that was lost or damaged when a tornado hit two school buildings.

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America is donating ten-thousand dollars to the relief effort.

The storm last November damaged Southwestern Middle and Mintonye Elementary schools.

Until the buildings are repaired, kindergarten through sixth grade is being housed at First Assembly Community Ministries and seventh and eighth graders have relocated to a wing at Wea Ridge Middle School.

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General News
1:11 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Inaugural study on IN college completion rates released

The first study of college completion rates in Indiana indicates only about 30-percent of students at the state‘s four-year public colleges and universities finish school within four years, and only half get their degree within six years.

For Purdue, 37-percent of nontransferring students seeking bachelor’s degrees graduate within four years at the West Lafayette campus

Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers says the information is troubling.

She says the longer it takes to get a degree, the more it costs students and the state.

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General News
1:09 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

State lawmakers look at depreciation floor

As state legislators debate the best way to reduce the business personal property tax, the most hated aspect of the tax may become part of the mix.

Indiana sets a floor for depreciation on equipment -- no matter how old equipment is, it‘s taxed on at least 30-percent of its original value.

Buck Creek senator Brandt Hershman chairs the Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Chairman.

He says the depreciation floor has been the underlying issue in the whole debate about cutting or eliminating the business personal property tax.