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This list will be updated as we receive official confirmation of closings and cancellations.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS

PURDUE WEST LAFAYETTE (classes cancelled 1/30, but University still open)

Lafayette School Corporation (1/30)

Tippecanoe School Corporation (1/30)

West Lafayette Community School Corp (1/30)

Lafayette Catholic Schools (1/30 e-learning day)

Lafayette Christian School (1/30)

Attica Consolidated School Corp (1/30 e-learning day)

Benton Community School Corp (1/30)

Indiana House Adopts Sexual Harassment Policy

Jan 24, 2019
The Indiana House adopted a new sexual harassment policy Thursday. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

The Indiana House adopted a new sexual harassment policy Thursday.

Investigators still don’t know the cause of a fire that engulfed two buildings, and threatened a third, on Frankfort’s courthouse square Tuesday morning.

“I don’t think they come any more serious than this,” says Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes.

Verbal Screen Aims To Address Infant Mortality

Jan 16, 2019
(Pixabay)
Lauren Chapman

A new bill would require pregnant mothers go through verbal substance use screenings was approved Wednesday by a House committee. It also establishes a pilot program to address Indiana’s high infant mortality rate.

Indiana State Police

Indiana State Police say 50 pigeons found inside a dumpster at an I-65 rest area in early December are recuperating – and the birds may have been used for competitions.

Wildlife rehabilitator Kim Hoover got the call for assistance from the White County sheriff’s office around 3 a.m on Dec. 10, and headed to the Wolcott rest area at first light. She says the sealed boxes she found were “atrocious”.

“They were starving, they were sick, and nobody knows how long they were in there,” Hoover says.

Emilie Syberg / WBAA

 UPDATED (Thursday, 2:15 p.m.):

Sergeant Matt Gard confirms the shooting review board will consist of the deputy chief of police, the captain of the patrol division, the captain of the investigation division, Officer Aaron Wright’s commanding officer, and two department members of the same rank. The breed of the dog in Tuesday’s incident was a Cane Corso, otherwise known as an Italian Mastiff.  

 UPDATED: (Thursday, 11:50 a.m.):                     

Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA

An accounting firm’s financial review of the Clinton County Humane Society’s vendor and payroll accounts flagged two discrepancies—one missing invoice and a check with one, not two, required signatures— but no other discrepancies were located from Oct. 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018, the time frame of the report.

“Two items over a span of several years seems to be negligible, at this point,” Clinton County Commissioner Steve Woods said, after reading the majority of the findings aloud to a crowded commissioner’s meeting Thursday morning.

Indiana’s latest employment numbers are largely positive after the Hoosier private sector added jobs in November. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Indiana’s latest employment numbers are largely positive after the Hoosier private sector added jobs last month.

But the state also continued a long stretch during which its unemployment rate failed to improve.

The Indiana private sector filled 2,800 jobs last month, principally in the manufacturing sector. And November marks five consecutive months private employment grew.

File photo

Board members from the Clinton County Humane Society will present a report on a financial review of their organization at a Clinton County Commissioners meeting next week.  

The Commissioners requested an audit of the Humane Society’s finances after a public outcry following the firing of shelter director Jim Tate this summer. But in October, board member Genie Newhart told WBAA the group had agreed to a financial review, which is less comprehensive than an audit.

State Veterans Affairs Director Resigns

Dec 7, 2018
Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs Director Jim Brown resigned Friday, Dec. 7. (Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs)
Brandon Smith

Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs Director Jim Brown resigned Friday.

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