Meredith Hackler is the 5 and 6 P.M. anchor at WLFI.
Meredith Hackler is the 5 and 6 P.M. anchor at WLFI. She joined the team in August of 2019. Before taking on the role of evening anchor here in Lafayette, Meredith worked in Minneapolis at a cable station as a Multimedia Journalist and reporter. Before that, Meredith was an anchor reporter in central Illinois at WAND, where she was born and raised.
Meredith is very passionate about journalism. She is honored to have the opportunity to tell stories that impact the community. She loves having the privilege of being a voice for the voiceless and sharing stories that help create change. Some of Meredith’s most memorable reports include a two-part special on charter schools and a long-form piece on ADA developments in Minnesota.
Meredith is extremely outgoing and loves meeting new people. When Meredith isn’t working she enjoys hitting the gym and going on long walks with her yellow Labrador Daphne. Meredith and Daphne also spend a lot of time at the Shamrock Dog Park. If you see Meredith in public don’t be shy! If you have a story idea for Meredith send it her way.
The state of Indiana is rolling out a new program that will allow homebound Hoosiers to get the vaccine in the comfort of their home.
Starting Thursday ten mobile units will be deployed to ten different counties across the state to help get more eligible Hoosiers in those areas vaccinated quicker.
Trinity United Methodist Church in Downtown Lafayette is the oldest congregation in the city. Now, the building will be protected for years to come. However, Trinity is just one of many historic buildings the city is looking to protect.
Even with Tippecanoe Counties' positivity rate at 4.4 percent, TEAS says their call load hasn't slowed.
One Purdue professor has ties to the Mars rover mission and is celebrating right along with NASA on a successful landing.
Governor Eric Holcomb signed legislation today that will give COVID-19 liability protections to businesses and schools. Passing legislation for these protections was something the governor had laid at as one of his top priorities for the 2021 legislative session.
Indiana state police troopers currently do not wear body cameras while on the job. Governor Eric Holcomb made it his priority for all ISP troopers to have body cameras by the spring of 2021. It is something Superintendent Doug Carter was not always in favor of but reconsidered when talking to younger officers on the front lines.
One lafayette couple is doing their part to make sure no kids in our area go without cake on their special day.
A rare breed of goose was spotted along U.S. Highway 52 in Lafayette. According to a Purdue Wildlife expert, the bird is a Brant and typically isn't found in Indiana let alone in Lafayette.
According to court records from the Fountain County Clerks office, the charges allege that Edward D. Durnil gave false information in an official investigation of a crime knowing said information was false.
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