Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) is increasing service part production and adding transmission manufacturing to its Lafayette plant. The company says the $158 million investment will help reduce costs and increase growth at the facility.

Indiana Pays Out $182,000 Over 2016 Abortion Lawsuit

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The state of Indiana will pay more than $180,000 in attorneys fees after one of several legal battles over an anti-abortion law wrapped up.

House and Senate lawmakers have reached consensus on what the final version of the bill to increase the smoking age will look like.

Indiana Prepares For Potential Spread of Coronavirus

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The Indiana State Department of Health announced Thursday it has initiated its Pandemic Preparedness and Response Plan in reaction to the global coronavirus outbreak.

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The Purdue Men's basketball team snapped a four-game losing streak against in-state rival Indiana Thursday night, capturing a much needed 57-49 victory.

This game was a must-win for Purdue (15-14) as it continues to try to make its case for a bid to the NCAA tournament in a few weeks. While the team’s chances are faint, the opportunity still remains for Purdue to make a run at the Big Dance with a few games left to play.

Ivy Tech Community College announced a new apprenticeship program Wednesday that will place students in emerging career fields around internet-connected factory robots. It's being funded by a nearly $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Lawmakers pushed back the death sentence for Indiana’s syringe exchange programs by one year under legislation approved by a Senate committee.

WBAA News

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: as the coronavirus response ramps up on a national level, what are local governments and health departments planning in case of an outbreak? How does a city prepare its citizens if and when the coronavirus hits close to home?

In our talk with Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton, we’ll discuss the five-year plan for the Montgomery County Child Care Task Force. What does the future of childcare look like for the city’s employers and employees? And how can Crawfordsville act as a model for other communities? 

Purdue Bands & Orchestras

The Purdue Philharmonic Orchestra will be in concert Saturday, February 29th at 8pm at the Long Center in downtown Lafayette in a program that includes works by Sergei Prokofiev, Henry Purcell, and Paul Hindemith.  Greg Kostraba spoke with Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestras Adam Bodony about the program.

The following schools are closed on Thursday, Feb. 27:

Benton Community School Corporation

Frontier School Corporation

The following schools are on a two hour delay:

Carroll Consolidated School Corporation

Rossville Schools 

North Montgomery School Corporation

North White School Corporation 

Southeast Fountain School Corporation

South Montgomery School Corporation

Tri-County School Corporation

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This I Believe Essay Contest for High School Seniors

This contest gives west central high school seniors a chance to express what they believe and how it affects their lives. Ten winners will be chosen. Deadline is Wednesday, March 11th

Wabash College

WBAA Arts Spotlight: Wabash College Fine Arts Center

The Fine Arts Center at Wabash College in Crawfordsville presents activities throughout the academic year. WBAA's Greg Kostraba spoke to Julia Phipps about events and activities, including music and theater performances, and an art show taking place there over the next couple of months.

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City of West Lafayette

Ask The Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Recycling Woes, Pride Plans

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, listeners weigh in on the recent closure of West Lafayette’s recycling drop-off site. With less than favorable reviews rolling in for Lafayette’s Ninth Street drop-off location, what new recycling options should these West Lafayette recyclers expect from the city—and when?

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