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Dredging project underway at Indiana park lagoon

Jul. 5, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A lagoon in an Indiana park has been partially drained and now undergoing a dredging project as part of a larger plan to improve the recreation area. The dredging at a lagoon in Lafayette's Columbian Park park is expected to be done in October, the Journal and Courier reported. Crews...

Indiana council leader wants to give up police armored truck

Jul. 5, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana police department would give up its ex-military armored truck if the city council president had his way. West Lafayette City Council President Peter Bunder gave his opinion about the vehicle after the police chief gave council members a presentation about the...

FILER - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) goes to the basket against New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (23) in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Pacers will finish this season without Oladipo after the two-time All-Star decided to sit out because of the risk of re-injuring his right knee. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The Latest: Pacers' Oladipo to sit out restart of season

Jul. 3, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Indiana Pacers will finish this season without Victor Oladipo after the two-time All-Star decided to sit out because of the risk of re-injuring his right knee. Earlier this week, Oladipo told reporters he was still debating...

Mother charged in fatal mauling of infant son by family dog

Jul. 1, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana woman has been arrested in connection with the fatal mauling of her 26-day-old son by the family's pit bull mix dog. Jennifer Connell, 38, of Lafayette was charged with three counts of neglect of a dependent, the Journal and Courier reported Wednesday. Julian...

Catholic priest suspended for comparing BLM to 'maggots'

Jul. 1, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — A bishop suspended a suburban Indianapolis Catholic priest from public ministry on Wednesday for comparing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers to “maggots and parasites” in a recent church bulletin. Bishop Timothy Doherty, of the Diocese of...

Catholic pastor told to clarify 'maggots, parasites' remarks

Jun. 30, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — A bishop asked a suburban Indianapolis Catholic pastor Tuesday to clarify remarks in which he compared the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers to “maggots and parasites.” Bishop Timothy Doherty of the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana said the Rev. Theodore...

Purdue expels student for racist statements on social media

Jun. 24, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University President Mitch Daniels has expelled an undergraduate student for “racist and despicable” statements he made on social media. Purdue said in a news release Tuesday that Daniels determined that repeated statements posted by Maxwell Lawrence...

Indiana asks high court to review birth certificate ruling

Jun. 20, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general’s office is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court’s ruling that sided with a gay married couple who challenged the state’s birth records law. The petition, filed June 15, comes after the appeals court...

Body found in NW Indiana ditch ID'd as missing Chicago woman

Jun. 17, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

ROSELAWN, Ind. (AP) — A body found earlier this month in a rural ditch in northwestern Indiana has been identified as a missing Chicago woman, a coroner said. Investigators used DNA from the remains to identify the body as that of Tawanna A. Miller, 29, said Newton County Coroner Scott McCord. County...

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2012, file photo, Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke speaks during a news conference in West Lafayette, Ind. Burke, the longest serving athletic director in Purdue history, died at his home Monday, June 15, 2020, after battling a rare disease for the last year. He was 68. University officials said in a statement Burke had been diagnosed with amyloidosis, an ailment caused by an the build-up of an abnormal protein in the body’s organs. (John Terhune/Journal & Courier via AP, File)

Boilermakers' longest-tenured AD, Morgan Burke, dies at 68

Jun. 15, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Morgan Burke, the longest serving athletic director in Purdue history, died at his home Monday after battling a rare disease for the past year. He was 68. University officials said in a statement Burke had been diagnosed with amyloidosis, an ailment caused by the build-up of an...