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No additional fetal remains have been found after a search of two St. Joseph County properties.

Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies are searching the two properties in St. Joseph County in the Ulrich Klopfer investigation. The doctor performed abortions in Indiana before his license was suspended in 2016.

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UPDATE (11:50 p.m., Sept. 16):

West Lafayette police have now arrested a 15-year old boy and charged him in connection with Sunday's shootings.

Because the accused is a minor, his name has not been released. He's been taken to the Tippecanoe County Juvenile Detention Center and booked on the following charges:

  • Aggravated battery
  • Battery resulting in serious bodily injury
  • Battery with a deadly weapon (2 counts)

UPDATE (3:50 p.m., Sept. 16):

The Society of Automotive Engineers hosted its annual commercial vehicle technology conference for the first time in Indiana. Companies showed off a variety of innovations including autonomous trucks and new hybrid diesel-electric engines. 

Social Determinents Of Health Explored At Event

Sep 11, 2019

Where you live and other socio-economic factors can have a negative influence on your health. A recent event outlined ways Indiana is addressing this issue.

Indiana State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box says place can influence access to a quality education, healthy food, transportation and safe housing.

An interim public health committee met for the first time to discuss the high cost of health care in the state.

The state has approved a new round of school safety grant funding for Indiana schools. The money will go to 429 schools through the state’s Secured School Safety Grant program. Last year 388 schools received funding through the program. 

More Indiana youth are vaping than ever before and the state plans to address the issue. 

State and health leaders joined teens from Fishers High School to announce the new three-part initiative. 

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Investigators from several fire departments and multiple insurance companies now say they can't tell what started a July 12 fire that torched multiple West Lafayette homes.

In a press release sent Friday morning, Wabash Township Fire Chief Ed Ward calls the investigation "exhaustive" and says some causes have been ruled out, such as a natural gas explosion.

Two virtual charter schools on the brink of collapse have spotlighted challenges in statewide virtual education in Indiana, and now some school districts are creating virtual schools and programs to better serve their local students. 

A consumer advocate group says Indiana Michigan Power doesn’t need most of its proposed $172 million rate increase. Under I&M’s proposal, customers’ monthly bills would go up by more than 11 percent — an increase of about $21 for a typical resident.