Trustees taking up tuition freeze
WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue University trustees this week are expected to take President Mitch Daniels’ request that they freeze tuition on the main campus in West Lafayette for a third straight year.
The Journal & Courier reports the trustees will meet today and Friday in West Lafayette with the tuition freeze extension on its agenda.
Deputies fired over missing cash
DANVILLE — A husband and wife have been fired from their jobs as deputies with a central Indiana sheriff’s department over what the sheriff says was their improper handling of $250,000 in now-missing cash.
The Hendricks County merit board voted Tuesday night to fire deputies Jason Woods and Teresa Woods.
Man dies after being pinned underwater by mower
FORT WAYNE — Authorities say a Fort Wayne man has died in a hospital four days after being pinned underwater in a retention pond by a riding lawnmower.
Allen County deputy coroner Becky Stuttle says 26-year-old Robert Houser Jr. was pronounced dead Tuesday afternoon. She says an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.