LAFAYETTE — Mary Blair Immel of Lafayette is an author and genealogist whose meticulous research has brought to light stories never-before-shared with the public. For this reason, the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is proud to present Immel with its 2019 Willard C. Heiss Family History/Gen…

WEST LAFAYETTE — The City of West Lafayette and the West Lafayette Public Arts Team has dedicated four new insect sculptures installed at the entrances to Happy Hollow Park. The sculptures are located at the three pedestrian entrances to the park and the main entrance, where a towering prayi…

WEST LAFAYETTE — Since Neil Armstrong made the historic giant lunar leap, the space industry has changed drastically. NASA has been joined by private companies looking to expand the industry and explore space more in-depth. Among those advancing the industry are thousands of Purdue alumni, w…

LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Symphony Orchestra brings Beethoven’s Greatest Hits to the Long Center for the Performing Arts stage on Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 PM. The orchestra, led by Maestro Nick Palmer, will perform a playlist-style variety of Beethoven’s works to celebrate the composer’s…

Imagine a spooky Halloween scenario, or a scary movie with a haunted mansion, and chances are it’ll include at least one flying bat. A bat flapping its wings on a dark night has become synonymous with creepy. Overcoming that stereotype is a steep hill to climb for bats.

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HAMMOND- Geoffrey Martin, 37, of Lafayette, Indiana, was charged in a criminal complaint with distribution of methamphetamine and with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine with…


LAFAYETTE – Michael E. Schrage, President and CEO of Centier Bank, is pleased to announce the donation of $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lafayette for its upcoming community build of four new homes on the southwest side of the city. 

The 2019 legislative session kicked-off earlier this month, and lawmakers are already working to address issues affecting Hoosiers across the state.

WEST LAFAYETTE – Farmers became much more pessimistic about current conditions on their own farms and in the U.S. agricultural economy in late summer, according to the September Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer. While the overall Ag Economy Barometer reading dipped slightly t…

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On Halloween, we all enjoy handing out treats to the little monsters that arrive at our door asking for candy. Unfortunately, some of us have to deal with damage created by larger monsters that arrive at our door asking for trouble.

Vandalism and property damage are just some scary Halloween insurance concerns. You also have to consider the possibility of trick-or-treaters getting hurt on your property or accidents caused by decorations or other holiday accoutrements. Are your insurance policies ready to handle any horrors that the holiday may bring?

Here are some of the most common Halloween events that might trigger an insurance claim.

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We all go through major life changes, both positive and negative. All have the potential to affect your credit, in either a positive or negative way. The outcome depends on how you handle these life events and the corresponding changes.

Consider the following examples.

1. Going to College – College is more than four years of fun – it's an investment in your future. Is your degree likely to result in a job that pays enough to cover your student loans?

You can build credit by making all student loan payments on time or ruin your credit through missed payments and excessive spending. If you need help, income-based repayment plans and other assistance programs are available.

2. Changing Your Marital Status – Your credit scores won't blend after marriage, but activity on joint accounts will affect both credit sco...

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You shopped around to find the credit card with the best annual percentage rate (APR) for your qualifications. Maybe you've got a lower rate than the average – around 17%. The last thing you want to do is incur a penalty APR that ruins your hard work.

If you've missed a credit card payment for at least sixty days, your account may be subject to a higher interest rate known as a penalty APR. The penalty APR represents your increased risk in the card issuer's view – if you've missed one payment, you're more likely to miss other payments.

You can be assessed a penalty APR for reasons other than missed payments, depending on your card issuer's policy. Examples include returned payments, making charges past your credit limit, or defaulting/missing payments on a different account with the same card issuer.

Penalty APRs can be up to 29.99%, but may be lower depending on your card's terms and your creditworthiness. Review the terms and conditions section of you...

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To some of us, Halloween is an enjoyable time to dress up our children and/or ourselves, carve scary pumpkins, decorate our home with spooky effects, gorge on treats, and spend the next morning jogging off a candy binge. To others, it is a time to figure out how much candy they need to have on hand to avoid cleaning toilet paper out of their trees the next morning.

Regardless of what you do the morning after Halloween, with these simple steps you can wake up with a thicker wallet than usual, and not just from hiding Hershey's Kisses in it.

  1. Buy Bulk Candy – You can save tremendous money by buying individually wrapped bulk candy instead of the overpriced brand name assortments at your grocery store or pharmacy. Do make sure that you buy individually wrapped candies; parents will (and should) shy away from letting their children try loose candies because of tampering concerns.

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Commonly known as ALS, the condition is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. The affected motor neurons deteriorate and the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to send signals to muscles, which begin to atrophy. As muscles lose nourishment, those affected lose their ability to speak, move, eat and breathe. The average life expectancy of those afflicted with ALS is two to five years, and there is no cure.

Project Fit America is a charity that works alongside educators to create opportunities for kids to stay active and healthy. It offers fitness grants and programs to help fund resources such as equipment, teacher training and curriculum. The goal is not only to get students involved physically, but also nurture an environment in which children enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. For the past five years at Homer-Center Elementary, in Homer City, Pennsylvania, that opportunity to stay active has been the Lub Dub Run Club.

Vaping has come of age in the most perfect of social conditions. Smoking cigarettes is falling out of favor socially and even among nicotine users, and is wholly rejected by many young people today. To get their fix they're turning to what is marketed as a cleaner and safer method of ingestion. Enticing flavors, edgy technology and social media are empowering the tobacco industry to ensnare a new generation with nicotine addiction
by way of vaping. And it’s working. In 2016, 43.8% of high schoolers in New York state tried vaping, more than double the total two years prior. This trend has Ontario County officials deeply concerned.

We’ve all experienced sticker shock. It’s one thing to gasp over the cost of a new dishwasher, but sticker shock for those who need to purchase medications for a chronic disease such as diabetes is a serious issue.

HONG KONG - Hong Kong police swept through a popular shopping district late Sunday afternoon, catching anti-government protesters, tourists and ordinary residents up in a clearance operation that saw scores hit by tear gas and water cannon. Bystanders could be seen fleeing the scene as dozens of police vehicles drove down a major thoroughfare in some of the densest neighborhoods in the world, ...

DALLAS - A tornado moved through Dallas Sunday night after it was first reported in the Love Field area and moved east, leaving heavy damage and debris in its wake. No tornado warnings were still in effect as of 10:02 p.m., but severe storms that could bring strong winds and hail were still moving through Dallas County, as well as Collin, Hunt and Kaufman counties, according to the National ...

DETROIT - Detroit Lions defensive tackle Damon Harrison was on the ground in pain, pounding his fist in frustration. Doctors and trainers surrounded him on the turf Sunday in Ford Field. On the bench, linebacker Jarrad Davis was getting his ankle taped. Cornerback Darius Slay and running back Kerryon Johnson were out with hamstring injuries. The Lions looked beaten up and beaten down as ...

Sometimes exceptional travel experiences simply demand a repeat. After visiting the magnificent Lake Geneva area of Switzerland a few years ago, my husband, Tony, and I resolved to return to this beautiful country to continue our voyage of discovery. This time around we opted to visit the Canton of Bern, famous for its jaw-dropping Alpine scenery, and the cosmopolitan and historical city of ...