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t’s getting harder for leaders of Indiana cities to predict how much their municipal construction projects are going to cost. A lack of trained workers in the state has left construction firms in high demand – and with the ability to charge rates much higher than in the past. So as the City of West Lafayette signs off on documents proclaiming its renovation of the Morton Center into its new city hall will cost $13 million, how much can those numbers really be trusted?

Logansport Residents Have No Truck With J-Turn Proposal

Jun 29, 2017
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Indiana Department of Transportation officials pitched the department’s proposal for two new J-turn intersections in Logansport Tuesday night. But residents appear to want to put a halt to the idea.

MAP: Most Dangerous Intersections In Tippecanoe County

Dec 22, 2016
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Changing traffic patterns in Tippecanoe County have changed how dangerous it is to drive on some roads.

That’s the key finding from new data released by the Area Plan Commission showing which intersections experience the most fender benders.

It’s no surprise the roads with the heaviest volume of traffic top Tippecanoe County’s ranking of intersections with the most significant injury crashes.

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The National Guard has helped a Lafayette family reunite with their daughter who was killed in a car crash over the weekend.

Aubree Kramer had enlisted with the guard just days before a vehicle in which she was riding crossed the center line of a Florida highway, killing the 19-year old.

An online fundraising campaign and donations from the Lafayette hot dog stand where she’d worked have helped to raise money for Kramer’s funeral. The Guard paid for her body to be flown back to Indiana to be buried.

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Indiana and the U.S. are seeing an uptick in traffic deaths in the first half of the year.

The National Safety Council says fatalities are up 14-percent nationwide. Indiana's 356 deaths represent a 23-percent increase, and the highest six-month total in three years.

Crash Closes I-65 South For More Than 12 Hours

Jul 24, 2015
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12:45 p.m. Update:

Indiana State Police have reopened Interstate 65 in both directions following a fiery, multi-vehicle crash that killed five people overnight. A description of the crash's circumstances from state police can be found here. WARNING: description of the crash may  not be suitable for some readers. 

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6:00 a.m. Update: