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Indiana park honoring 2 slain teens gets donated light poles

Nov. 19, 2019 11:53 AM EST

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — A planned northern Indiana park honoring two teenage girls who were slain in 2017 is getting donated light poles to illuminate its softball fields and playgrounds. The Purdue Research Foundation donated 10 outdoor light poles and lighting fixtures for the Abby and Libby Memorial Park....

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...

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....

Purdue prof, wife plead guilty in research fund scheme

Oct. 19, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A Purdue University professor and his wife have pleaded guilty to using more that $1 million in federal research funds for their own personal expenses. Sixty-one-year-old Qingyou Han of West Lafayette is director of Purdue's Center for Materials Processing Research. He and his wife,...

AP Exclusive: Colleges got millions from opioid maker owners

Oct. 3, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Prestigious universities around the world have accepted at least $60 million over the past five years from the family that owns the maker of OxyContin, even as the company became embroiled in lawsuits related to the opioid epidemic, financial records show. Some of the donations arrived before...