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At the beginning of this game, many predicted it wouldn't be very close. Few outside of the Boilermaker faithful thought it would be a Homecoming game to remember. Boston College had just moved into college football's top 25 (No. 23) and had outscored all of its opponents by a wide margin. 

Someone failed to tell that to the Boilermaker defense, which held Eagles running back, and preseason ACC Player of the Year candidate AJ Dillon to just 59 rushing yards, and anchored a 30-13 win.

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An e-mail obtained by WBAA News appears to show a Frankfort city councilman and the now-head of the county’s embattled Humane Society teaming up against Mayor Chris McBarnes as the shelter tries to explain how it spends its money – an e-mail McBarnes says he was dismayed to read.

Indiana will receive more than $18 million a year, for two years to address the opioid epidemic. The funds are part of a $1 billion package announced this week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS.

Indiana Unemployment Rate Worsens Again

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Indiana's unemployment rate is the highest it’s been in nearly a year at 3.5 percent. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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Indiana’s unemployment rate rose again last month to 3.5 percent – its highest rate this year.

That’s despite other, positive signs for the Hoosier State’s economy.

The Indiana private sector added 3,600 jobs last month. Gains came from the financial sector and the construction industry.

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The opening concert of the Tippecanoe Chamber Music Society is this Sunday entitled "Greg Kostraba and Friends!" Greg is joined by cellist Josh Aerie and violinist Jinty McTavish in a program featuring works by Beethoven, Sowash and Dvorak. WBAA's John Clare spoke with the trio.

Learn more about the concert here.   

The Trump administration’s third round of tariffs to be imposed on China includes handbags, a product made by northeast Indiana-based Vera Bradley.

College students across the state are scrambling for options after Harrison College closed its doors Friday, with no warning. The college enrolled more than 1,300 students across its nine Indiana campuses.

One of these students is Ashlyn Bryant. She was slated to graduate from Harrison’s medical assistant program this March and learned of the school’s closure on Facebook.

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For the last month, Frankfort residents have been expressing their concern about the goings-on at the Clinton County Humane Society. After a well-liked director was fired, a community uproar began. What’s transpired since has led to questions not just about the shelter, but about how public funds are spent. This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, Frankfort’s Chris McBarnes weighs in.

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Activists Thursday protested the ongoing confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as the next U.S. Supreme Court justice. They implored passersby in West Lafayette to call Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly and voice their disapproval. About a dozen people gathered to raise awareness of the policies they worry will follow Kavanaugh’s appointment.

Viviana Tsangaropoulous is a member of the Younger Women’s Task Force of Greater Lafayette.

Experts looking for cancer-causing chemicals in Franklin say, so far, they don’t see a widespread problem in the city. But recent sampling results show very high levels in some tests, indicating more investigation is needed. 

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Meet The Cast Of 'By The Way, Meet Vera Stark'

By The Way, Meet Vera Stark is a "seventy-year journey through the life of Vera Stark, a self-confident African-American maid and budding actress, and her tangled relationship with her boss, a white Hollywood star desperately grasping to hold on to her career. " It's the first production of Purdue Theatre's 2018-19 season . WBAA's John Clare spoke with Director Ameenah Kaplan , and actors Brianna Lewings , and Molly Bader about the production. The production runs September 21, 22, 26, 27, 28,...

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Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On Parks, Apartments And Hot Dogs

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we talk with Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes about downtown revitalization. Frankfort is struggling to fill agribusiness and manufacturing jobs, so the city is trying to improve life outside of work, and focusing on parks and apartments to build a larger employee pool.

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Days before the Senate is set to hear from a woman who alleges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her while in high school, Kavanaugh is denying fresh accusations from a college classmate who also alleges he acted inappropriately towards her.

Bill Cosby will walk into a Pennsylvania courthouse Monday and face the judge who has presided over the world-famous comedian's sexual assault case for nearly three years. The sentencing hearing may conclude with Cosby losing his freedom for the rest of his life.

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