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Just how badly has the 2018 season started for the Purdue football team?

In their first three games, the Boilermakers have been outscored by a total of eight points.  They're 0-3.

The last two of those losses have come on field goals tried in the final five or fewer seconds of the 4th quarter.

And even Northwestern found a way to add insult to Purdue's season Saturday. Two weeks after a season-opening win over the Boilermakers, the Wildcats became the first Big Ten Conference team since 1894 to lose to Akron.

Mental Wellness Focus At First Responder Conference

Sep 14, 2018
Brandon Dreiman led a session on mental health at the annual Indiana Emergency Response Conference. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
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The annual Indiana Emergency Response Conference was held in Indianapolis and mental health was the focus during a number of sessions.

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Tippecanoe County Sheriff Candidate Bob Goldsmith says his plan for school safety, if he’s elected in November, is to keep doing what the county is already doing.

Goldsmith struggled Friday to say what would differentiate his plan from a current initiative at campuses across the county.

The program rotates two officers through 20 county schools, and students may not always be aware ahead of time which days School Resource Officers, or SROs, are in their building.

The Indiana commission tasked with a reform of the state’s alcohol laws will finalize its recommendations for the General Assembly at the end of the month. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
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The Indiana commission tasked with a reform of the state’s alcohol laws will finalize its recommendations for the General Assembly at the end of the month.

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Right now, Lafayette’s Five Points neighborhood looks like a twisted jumble of streets surrounded by businesses and homes in need of more than a little TLC.

But in a few years, city leaders think it’ll be a hub of rebirth, with developers sinking millions of dollars into replacing the old with the new.

What hasn’t been floated publicly in those talks is the G-word: gentrification. The neighborhoods surrounding Five Points have plenty of history, but also play host to many low- and middle-income Lafayette families. If investment comes in and raises the value of the property, would that drive some of those residents out of the market?

New Tools Help Cities Adapt To Climate Issues

Sep 13, 2018

Indiana communities now have new tools to help them adapt to the shifting climate. Mayors and representatives from about 18 Indiana cities heard more at the Climate Leadership Summit in Indianapolis on Thursday. 

Researchers are worried about how climate issues will impact fish and other life in the water. The Purdue Climate Change Research Center released its latest report Wednesday. 

Report: Indiana 12th Worst State For Obesity

Sep 13, 2018
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The number of obese Hoosier adults ticked up slightly and policies to prevent obesity still lag despite growing awareness. 

The Indiana Supreme Court could overturn a state law that bars cities from charging more than $5 in annual fees to landlords for their rental properties. (FILE PHOTO: Peter Balonon-Rosen/IPB News)
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The Indiana Supreme Court could overturn a state law that bars cities from charging more than $5 in annual fees to landlords for their rental properties.

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No one likes sitting in traffic - but what about sitting and watching it go by?

That's the premise behind a new park that opened this month on Virginia Avenue in Indianapolis.

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What's New: Beethoven Symphonies

People throughout the world are familiar with and treasure Ludwig van Beethoven 's Nine Symphonies . We'll feature not one, but TWO new sets of Beethoven’s symphonies: Peter Stangel with the Pocket Philharmonic AND Anima Eterna with conductor Jos Van Immerseel .

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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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Instagram Founders Ditch Facebook

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Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger created Instagram and left after clashing with Facebook, which owns the company. Instagram is critical to Facebook's long-term growth strategy at a time when more people have been turning to other social media platforms.

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Twenty-seven years after testifying that then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her, Anita Hill says she believes the upcoming hearing on an alleged sexual assault by the current nominee "cannot be fair and thorough."

As it stands now, the hearing cannot provide the senators "with enough information to reach a reasonable conclusion," Hill tells NPR.

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