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$10 million in grants available for arts & cultural events in Indiana

Fairs, festivals, and other arts events have been hit hard by COVID-19. Now the state of Indiana is offering 10 million dollars in grant money to help support events that keep the culture of Indiana alive.

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Calm and Cloudy Start to Wednesday (8/12/2020)

Calm and cloudy start this Wednesday morning with temperatures in the lower 60’s out-the-door with some humidity lingering in the area. Hazy sunshine through the day and a light northeast wind will keep daytime highs seasonal in the mid-80’s. The humid air mass in place will vary little over the extended period. Moisture will increase late Friday and over the weekend as a system develops to the south and lifts northward. This will bring chances for isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. Severe storms are not expected. - Meteorologist Anne Brown

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fire aide story

fire aide story

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Student tests positive for COVID-19 at Frontier Elementary School

A student at Frontier Elementary School in Brookston tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend.

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Precision 18 Severe Weather (8/10/20)

Serial derecho arrives.

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Precision 18 Forecast (8/10/20): Serial derecho moving in.

Serial derecho with wind threat is moving in.

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ISDH: Tippecanoe reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, Clinton County reports one new death

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) announced Monday, August 10, that 884 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

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West Lafayette "Tiny Target" to officially open

The store will open but is limiting the number of guest due to COVID-19

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Dr. Bien supports reopening schools

The doctor said social distancing, wearing masks, and washing hands is a proven method to help prevent infectious disease.

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Presidents from Big10 universities meet to decide on fall sports

They are expected to make a decision on 2020 college football season

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Frontier School Corp reports student COVID-19 cases

The student tested positive over the weekend.

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Local Couple Takes Part in Embryo Adoption

According to the National Embryo Donation Center, one in every eight U.S. couples struggle with infertility. One West Lafayette Couple grew their family by adopting an embryo.

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Crews quickly put out fire at Friendship House

The residents were taken out safetly and it took less than a minute to bring the fire under control.

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Calm and Seasonal Weather this Tuesday Afternoon (8/11/2020)

Mainly dry and calmer weather expected for today under a partly cloudy sky. Temperatures will be trending more towards our seasonal average with highs in the 80’s. A cold front will linger across the southern portions of the area from Wednesday through Saturday, bringing a low chance for thunderstorms. Better chance for showers and storms likely for Sunday with temps warming to near 90 degrees. – Meteorologist Anne Brown

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Some Fog in the Area this Tuesday Morning (8/11/2020)

This morning will be dry and humid with temperatures in the mid-60’s and some limited pockets of fog. Hazy sunshine through the day and a light northwest wind will keep daytime highs seasonal in the mid-80’s. A cold front will linger across the southern portions of the area from Thursday through Saturday, bringing a low chance for thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. - Meteorologist Anne Brown

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Graffiti scrubbed away by local housekeeping team with special connection to Clegg Memorial Gardens

Leaders at Clegg found the graffiti last Tuesday. The team at The Happy Housekeeper & Co. volunteered their time to clean it up in honor of a lost loved one.

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WSP files lawsuit against Cass County citizens

People in Cass County are preparing to go to court after WSP, a zinc factory filed a lawsuit against more than 30 citizens in the county.

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WSP files lawsuit against citizens

The battle over a zinc factory coming to Cass County continues to heat up. WSP has filed a lawsuit against more than 30 citizens in the county.

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Heightened Severe Weather Potential for Monday (8/10/2020)

A strong line of showers and thunderstorms is expected to move into northwestern Indiana late afternoon and evening. The primary hazard will be damaging winds with frequent lightning and brief heavy downpours and hail. Isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out, especially further north. This system will gradually weaken as it moves southeast through the rest of the state closer to midnight. Additional chances for showers and a few thunderstorms will remain in the forecast each day this week with highs trending in the mid-80’s. – Meteorologist Anne Brown

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Very Warm & Humid with Rain/Storm Chances this Monday Morning (8/10/2020)

Isolated showers and storms will continue this morning with a brief lull in activity by late morning into the early afternoon hours. Daytime highs warming into the upper 80’s ahead of a cold front that will drop southeast across the state shortly before sunset. There is a Marginal Risk for severe weather this afternoon and evening and a Slight Risk for Excessive Rainfall through tonight. Damaging winds, heavy rain and localized flooding will be possible along with cloud to ground lightning. That front will then stall across Kentucky before lifting north again as a warm front by Saturday….yes Saturday! As a result, we will have a rather active forecast period with daily chances for periodic showers and thunderstorms this week. - Meteorologist Anne Brown

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Exploration Acres leaders working to get family farm open safely for fall

This year's corn maze is dedicated to the military and medical people who have fought for our country and our health in the past and present. Owner Tim Fitzgerald has a plan ready to keep guests safe at the farm this fall.

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Multiple Rounds of Rain For Monday

Multiple rounds of rain will be possible throughout Monday's forecast. A marginal risk for severe weather is in store, with localized heavy rainfall, isolated hail and strong wind gusts being possible at times.

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Active Weather Pattern Ahead

Scattered storm chances return for much of the week ahead.

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Harrison Girls Golf Continues

Harrison Girls Golf Continues

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Dry Sunday Before Rain Returns For The Work Week

Another round of warm temperatures can be expected in Sunday's forecast. Highs will reach the mid to upper 80's. A few isolated showers and storms will be possible throughout the day, but most will remain dry.

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6PM News Update

WLFI News 18's Weekend Report at six

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Warm Weekend Continues Sunday

Another round of warm temperatures can be expected in Sunday's forecast. Highs will reach the mid to upper 80's. A few isolated showers and storms will be possible throughout the day, but most will remain dry.

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Purdue submitting plans for new nursing and pharmacy building

Purdue University will soon submit plans for a New Building for Nursing and Pharmacy. The new building will be an active clinical learning center.

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Purdue Enrollment Hits a Record High

For the fall 2020 semester nearly 9,000 freshman have enrolled.

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Precision 18 Forecast (8/7/20): Hotter, humid with storms.

Hotter, humid weather returns with the risk of storms ahead.

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ISDH: Tippecanoe County reports 32 new COVID-19 cases, Carroll reports 20

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) announced Friday, August 7, that 1,253 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

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Gov. Holcomb announces expanded peer recovery options

Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced a partnership between the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction and Mental Health America of Indiana to expand access to trained peer support recovery professionals through the Indiana Recovery Network.

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Logansport crash kills two

A fatal crash between a van and a semi happened around 2 p.m. Thursday

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Person found in road dies at area hospital

Lafayette Police are investigating the death of a man found in the road.

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Fantastic Weather this Friday Afternoon (8/7/2020)

The pleasant, sunny weather will continue through tomorrow. Although a little more humidity will creep in for tomorrow afternoon. Shower and storm chances will return late Saturday night through most of the work week next week. A warm-up will also start over the weekend with high temperatures near 90 on Sunday and Monday, then upper 80’s for the remainder of the week. – Meteorologist Anne Brown

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Comfortable and Sunny Start this Friday Morning (8/7/2020)

It’s another refreshing morning across Greater Lafayette with temperatures in the 50’s out-the-door. High pressure situated over the Great Lakes will provide us with a mostly clear sky, along with a light northeasterly breeze throughout the day. Daytime highs will be slightly warmer, but seasonal in the mid to lower 80’s. This evening, our comfortable north winds will shift and drive out of the south bringing changes to the forecast.A warmer and more humid air mass will return for the upcoming weekend. - Meteorologist Anne Brown

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Precision 18 Forecast (8/6/20): Hotter & more humid weather ahead with storms.

Cooler now, but hotter & more humid weather ahead with storms.

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Federal contract bringing recovery hubs to Indiana, expanding resources for people in need

A new partnership with the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction and Mental Health of America will expand help to those who need it most during this time. News 18 spoke with workers for the division and a local organization about the impact this expansion of resources will have.

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State School Superintendent McCormick addresses 2020-2021 school year

On Thursday, State School Superintendent Jennifer McCormick addressed frequently asked questions and some aspects of the school that are still in the planning process.

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Precision 18 Forecast (8/6/20): Hotter & More Humid Weather Ahead.

Very warm & muggy weather with storms in the forecast.

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ISDH: Tippecanoe County reports 26 new COVID-19 cases, State tops 70,000

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) announced Thursday, August 6, that 1,051 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

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Sheriff's Office conducting school bus safety patrols

Officers in Clinton County will be positioned along bus stops and routes.

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State Superintended addresses 2020-2021 school year

McCormick answered questions and addressed changes to the school year.

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Another Comfortable Afternoon with More Sunshine (8/6/2020)

Enjoy these sunny and unseasonably cool/comfortable conditions to finish the work week. We will be heating up with increasing humidity into the weekend. Dry weather is expected through Saturday, then chances for showers and thunderstorms arrive Sunday and continue into early next week. – Meteorologist Anne Brown

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Pleasant with Some Patchy Fog this Thursday Morning (8/6/2020)

It is another refreshing morning across Greater Lafayette with temperatures in the 50’s out-the-door. There are some pockets of fog, but a mainly sunny sky will help to burn that off by mid-morning. Temperatures will stay comfortable today with max temperatures in the upper 70’s. A warmer and more humid air mass will return for the upcoming weekend. - Meteorologist Anne Brown

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Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 75862

Reported Deaths: 3069
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion16088730
Lake7688278
Elkhart492685
Allen4002163
St. Joseph357883
Hamilton2829104
Vanderburgh202213
Hendricks1927108
Cass18029
Johnson1789119
Porter135539
Clark128749
Tippecanoe123811
Madison100665
LaPorte93130
Howard91365
Kosciusko86812
Bartholomew81747
Floyd80948
Marshall79323
Monroe76631
Delaware74552
Dubois70812
Vigo69911
Noble68829
Boone68746
Hancock68339
Jackson5965
Warrick58830
Shelby56527
LaGrange56310
Grant52930
Dearborn51228
Morgan49334
Clinton4444
Henry40620
Wayne38510
White37611
Montgomery35921
Lawrence35227
Harrison34823
Decatur34132
Putnam3128
Daviess27720
Miami2772
Scott27210
Jasper2552
Greene25434
Franklin24615
DeKalb2384
Gibson2314
Jennings22712
Steuben2133
Ripley2138
Carroll1962
Fayette1947
Perry18713
Posey1790
Starke1787
Wells1742
Orange17424
Fulton1722
Wabash1703
Jefferson1672
Knox1610
Whitley1556
Tipton14312
Washington1421
Sullivan1381
Spencer1373
Clay1245
Huntington1243
Randolph1244
Newton12010
Adams1092
Owen991
Jay920
Rush854
Pulaski811
Fountain742
Brown741
Blackford652
Ohio656
Benton640
Pike590
Vermillion580
Switzerland530
Parke511
Martin480
Crawford450
Union410
Warren241
Unassigned0206

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