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Surgeon General, former state commissioner, heads to Purdue

Nov. 17, 2019 10:34 AM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The federal government's top doctor is making a stop at Purdue University to discuss the nation’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams was appointed to that post in 2017 by President Donald Trump after serving as Indiana’s state...

Purdue relies on defense to roll past Chicago St. 93-49

Nov. 16, 2019 5:08 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue’s usually strong defense reappeared Saturday. So did the offensive rebounders. The Boilermakers may need to rely on that one-two punch until their shooters catch up. They forced 17 turnovers, held Chicago State to two points during a decisive 10-minute stretch and...

Indiana prosecutors ask if couple was paid for interviews

Nov. 14, 2019 6:56 PM EST

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana prosecutors want to know whether a former couple accused of abandoning their adopted daughter has been paid for interviews given to national television shows and tabloids about the case. Prosecutors said the pair left their daughter in Indiana and moved to Canada in 2013....

Jaworski scores 23 to carry Lafayette past Princeton 72-65

Nov. 13, 2019 10:18 PM EST

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Justin Jaworski had 23 points as Lafayette topped Princeton 72-65 on Wednesday night, spoiling the Tigers’ home opener. Myles Cherry had 15 points for Lafayette (2-1), which bounced back from a tough, 73-72 loss at St. Francis-Brooklyn. E.J. Stephens added 11 points. Richmond...

Longhorns use strong finish to pull upset at No. 23 Purdue

Nov. 9, 2019 10:36 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Texas' defense spent most of Saturday night harassing Purdue's scorers. Eventually, all that work paid off. The Longhorns forced three straight turnovers late in the game and took advantage of the miscues to score nine straight points, leaving town with a 70-66 upset over the...

Revamped backcourt helps No. 23 Purdue get past Green Bay

Nov. 6, 2019 10:25 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Jahaad Proctor and Eric Hunter Jr. gave Purdue's revamped backcourt a completely different look Wednesday night. If the new tag-team tandem keeps operating at peak proficiency, the Boilermakers again could pose major problems for opponents. Proctor scored 26 points in his first...

Indiana abandonment case gag order now includes adopted girl

Nov. 5, 2019 11:28 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A judge has expanded a gag order in the case of a couple accused of abandoning their adopted daughter in Indiana and moving to Canada. The Tippecanoe County judge initially issued a gag order Oct. 28 that applied to prosecutors, defense attorneys and Michael Barnett and Kristine...

Student: CVS workers rejected Puerto Rico ID, asked for visa

Nov. 5, 2019 11:13 AM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — CVS apologized and said it's investigating after a Purdue University engineering student was denied the purchase of over-the-counter cold medicine by employees who questioned his immigration status, refusing to accept his Puerto Rican driver's license and U.S. passport....

Boilermakers name O'Connell starting QB with Plummer out

Nov. 4, 2019 5:16 PM EST

Purdue quarterback Jack Plummer is expected to miss the rest of this season with a broken right ankle. The opening-day starter, Elijah Sindelar, is unlikely to return because of a broken left collarbone. The Boilermakers are asking former walk-on, Aidan O'Connell, to keep their long-shot bowl hopes alive. Coach...

Injury-plagued Purdue scores late, beats Nebraska 31-27

Nov. 2, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue may be forced to adjust yet again after quarterback Jack Plummer became the latest player sidelined on a team plagued by injuries. Head coach Jeff Brohm said Plummer will likely miss the remainder of the season with a right ankle injury suffered in a 31-27 victory over...