Tippecanoe County

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The Lafayette Police Department is investigating shots fired into the Tippecanoe County Democratic Party headquarters they say took place sometime overnight Wednesday.

The vandalism at the county Democratic party headquarters appears to have coincided with pro-Trump extremists convergence on the US Capitol, and the Indiana Democratic Party sees a link between the two. 

The building’s front door was boarded up Thursday night. Police say they received a report at 4 p.m. Thursday and don’t have many details to release yet. 

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Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, along with Greater Lafayette and university healthcare leaders, signed an open letter to Tippecanoe County’s health officer Tuesday urging him to allow the health department’s bar and restaurant order -- enforced since August -- to remain in place for another

Purdue Student Tests Positive For COVID-19

Mar 24, 2020

Purdue University announced Tuesday a student has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a statement, the Tippecanoe County Health Department informed the university of the positive case Monday. The student, who is based on the school’s West Lafayette campus, is currently in Marion County.   

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UPDATE: The individual in Tippecanoe County tested for COVID-19 is in the clear.

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The parent of a West Lafayette Junior-Senior High School student is being tested for the coronavirus, according to an e-mail sent by West Lafayette School Superintendent Rocky Killion Thursday.

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state police trooper has been suspended without pay after he was charged with driving drunk while in Indiana for another officer's funeral.

Michael Kulik was arrested after being stopped in West Lafayette on Oct. 18. That occurred hours before he was due to represent his department at the funeral of Indiana State Trooper Peter "Bo" Stephan, who was killed in a crash while responding to a call on Oct. 11.

Officials say Kulik did not attend the funeral because he was still in custody.