WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Authorities say one person was found dead after a fire that badly burned an apartment building where many Purdue University students live near the campus.
West Lafayette Fire Chief Tim Heath says the person who died was found in an apartment after firefighters put out the blaze that rousted residents about 5 a.m. Thursday. The victim's identity wasn't immediately released.
Police Lt. Troy Harris tells the Journal & Courier some other residents were taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening smoke inhalation.
Harris says eight apartments were damaged in the three-story building. The flames burned through the roof and destroyed one end of the building a few blocks from the southeastern edge of Purdue's campus.
Harris said the fire's cause was under investigation.
Information from: Journal and Courier, http://www.jconline.com
Police offer home-security checks for travelers
A Hamilton County city is offering a service to traveling homeowners during the holiday season.
Thieves target neighborhood's holiday gifts
Residents on the city's west side say someone is stealing their mail. Gifts and cards have been targeted by thieves trying to cash in ahead…
Man accused of repeatedly robbing 86-year-old
An Indianapolis man is facing multiple charges for allegedly robbing an octogenarian multiple times.
Kmart apologizes for layaway problems
Kmart is apologizing for problems with its layaway system that has left some families scrambling the week before Christmas, Call 6…
Miami County teenager dies of MRSA
A Miami County family was struggling to come to terms with the loss of their daughter who recently died from a type of staph infection known…
Ind. high court issues order upholding labor law
The Indiana Supreme Court has issued an order throwing out the last remaining constitutional challenge to Indiana's right-to-work law banning…