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Posted on: July 6, 2018

Your input is needed!

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Purdue University, Ivy Tech, and local partners such as the Community Foundation were awarded a nearly $40 million grant from Lilly Endowment, for the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN). WHIN is comprised of 10 counties surrounding the Wabash Rive...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Five Points Redevelopment and Revitalization

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Due to the overwhelming interest in revitalizing and redeveloping this key area, the City of Lafayette hired the design firm MKSK to help outline a vision for its future. During this study information was gathered through stakeholder meetings and public o...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Loeb Stadium Construction Project News!

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Transformation is key to a vital community. People and places must work together to cultivate change and in doing so create and inspire experiences that exceed expectations. The announcement this week of the new $16 million multi-purpose sports stadium pl...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Boo at the Zoo Advance Tickets

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Save money on gate prices by getting your 2018 Boo at the Zoo presented by Tempest Homes tickets today!

Advance Tickets can be purchased here at columbianparkzoo.org. Tickets are also available at Arni’s (Market Square, Wallace Ave., 350 South, Frankfort, ...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

2018 Fall Leaf Collection Schedule

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  • Loose leaves may be placed at the curb line from October to April.  Please make a separate pile for sticks, as sticks clog up the leaf vacuums.
  • From May to September, leaves (and small items like grass clippings) must be put into paper bags for co...
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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Lafayette Renew Named Outstanding Project by State Group

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The award, for work done on Brown Street in downtown Lafayette, was presented at the annual INASFM conference held September 5-7, 2018 in Evansville, Indiana.

The Brown Street project is a great example of how Lafayette Renew exemplifies the attributes of ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Star City Crossing Project to Transform Downtown Parking Lot

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The parking lot immediately west of City Hall will be closed permanently on Monday, October 1, 2018 to accommodate construction of the Star City Crossing building, a mixed-use project development. The design of this private commercial development includes...

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Enhancements to Utility Billing Customer Payment Portal!

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In an ongoing effort to offer improved convenience and efficiency, the City’s water, sewer, stormwater and irrigation customers are now able to pay with a credit card or an electronic check and to self-enroll in electronic fund transfer (EFT) for automati...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

A look back at an incredible year

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Pride, Progress and Purpose – these are the defining elements of our city. Hometown PRIDE is evident through the many outstanding celebrations and collaborations in our community. Our PROGRESS is measured by how we attract new business, maintain...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

LPD Podcast

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In 2017, under the direction of Chief Flannelly, the Community Outreach and Crime Prevention Unit created a podcast, a digital audio series available for download by the Lafayette community.  Hosted by Lt. Brian Gossard and Sgt. Scott Galloway, t...

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

Nextdoor is growing!

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Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It's the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it's free.

Thousands of neighborhoods are already usi...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

New Fire Engine for LFD - Engine 9

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2017 Pierce Impel Fire Apparatus - Engine 9

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

New firetruck for LFD...Squad 7

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2016 Marion Rescue Fire Apparatus - Squad 7

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Posted on: May 17, 2016

Jeff Academy Cadet Class 2015-2016

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The 2015-2016 Jeff Cadet Class will graduate on May 17th.

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Posted on: May 11, 2016

2016 LFD Recruit Class

2016 LFD Recruit Class

Pictured left to right:
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Cody Roby
Matthew Peters
John Eason
Caleb Hufford
Jared Lohmeyer

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Posted on: July 22, 2015

Fire Prevention Bureau of the Year

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Our Fire Prevention Office was named the 2013 Fire Prevention Bureau of the Year by the Fire Inspector’s Association of Indiana.

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Posted on: July 21, 2015

Battalion Chiefs Awards

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The Battalion Chiefs hosted an awards banquet to acknowledge members with awards and unit citations for their performance under duress.

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Posted on: July 20, 2015

Life Saving Awards and Unit Citations

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Members of the department were presented with Unit Citations and Lifesaving medals for incidents in which they rescued and resuscitated 2 citizens from fires.

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Posted on: July 20, 2015

Promotion of Randy Evans, Toby Frost, and Bob McCord

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On April 28, 2015, Captain Randy Evans was promoted to Assistant Chief of Special Operations. Lieutenant Toby Frost was promoted to Captain, and Firefighter Bob McCord was promoted to Lieutenant.

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Posted on: October 28, 2011

Fire Suppression

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Largest division of the department that is responsible for emergency medical services, fire suppression, mitigation of disasters, and rescue activities

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

Jeff Fire & Rescue Academy

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Giving high school students the opportunity to be exposed to the fire service as a career option.

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

Fire Prevention Show

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Come join us for the Fire Prevention Show the week of October 5th-8th at the Jefferson High School Auditorium.

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

New Pickleball Facility at McCaw Park

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The Parks Department recently unveiled new pickleball courts at McCaw Park. There are 12 newly resurfaced and refitted courts, replacing the three tennis courts and basketball court that were there previously, making this the largest outdoor facility in t...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

New Loeb Stadium coming in 2020

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A brand new Loeb Stadium is coming to Columbian Park. The current stadium was built in 1940 and is the home field for Lafayette Jefferson High School baseball, American Legion baseball, the Colt World Series, and Prospect League team, Lafayette Aviators. ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

2018 Fun Guide

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Looking for something FUN to do in Lafayette? Check out the 2018 Lafayette Parks and Recreation Fun Guide for information about all the goings on at the parks this year!

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Get Ready to Race your Friends at the Cove!

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A new, mat-racer slide is coming to Lafayette’s Tropicanoe Cove Family Aquatic Center. The slide will be 44-feet tall, and will be installed within the Aquatics Center on the side closest to Loeb Stadium.

The new slide will stand six-feet taller ...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Thanks for a Great Summer!

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The pools are now closed for the 2018 season. Thanks for making summer 2018 so great!

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

Fitness on Demand

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McAllister Recreation Center has a new individual and group fitness room for you all to try. Fitness on Demand is a smart fitness kiosk that provides world-class fitness programming by schedule or on-demand. Browse hundreds of ...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Pickleball Court Dedication Ceremony

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LAFAYETTE PARKS AND RECREATION DEDICATES NEW PICKLEBALL COURTS AT MCCAW PARK 

LAFAYETTE, IN –SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 – The City of Lafayette and Lafayette Parks and Recreation held a  dedication ceremony today for the new pickleball courts at ...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Passing of Retired LPD K9 Tico

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Lafayette Police Hosting RAD Women's Self Defense Class

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Update on alleged abduction report

Police Uncover Credibility Concerns with Attempted Abduction Report

On Tuesday, September 11th, the Lafayette Police Department responded to a report of an attempted abduction of a 13-year-old girl in the area of South 14th Street.  Since that tim...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

FY2018 Blitz 95 post-enforcement media

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Police Arrest Rape Suspect

On Monday, August 27th, the Lafayette Police Department responded to a battery complaint in the 10 block of Bordeaux Boulevard.  Police arrived and the victim, a 54-year-old female, reported she was sexually assaulted by a family member. &nbs...

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Lafayette Police Investigating a Reported Armed Robbery on Amelia Ave

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

UPDATE: Lafayette Police Investigating Dead Body Found on Amelia Ave

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Lafayette Police Investigating Body Found

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Traffic Stop Leads to Dealing Arrest

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Lafayette Police Warn About Dangers of Spice

The Lafayette Police Department and area hospitals noticed an increase in spice related calls over the July 28th, 29th weekend.  The drug “spice” is a leafy substance, sprayed with chemicals, and smoked in a similar fashion to...

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Stabbing Arrest

Battery with a Deadly Weapon Arrest

 

On July 25th, around 4:00 pm, Officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to a reported stabbing incident near the intersection of North 18th Street and Morton Street.  Officers arrived and...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Traffic Blitz Project

Tippecanoe County Traffic Safety Partnership issues 307 citations, makes 6 arrests during 2018 Click It or Ticket

Over 24 days, the Tippecanoe County Traffic Safety Partnership, which consists of the Lafayette Police Department, West Lafayette Police Depar...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Police arrest man after stand off on S 18th Street

Lafayette Police Respond to Barricaded Subject – Arrest

Today, June 1st, around 9:45 the Lafayette Police Department assisted case workers with the Department of Child Services on an on-going investigation in the 3300-block of South 18th Street. ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Street Crimes Unit Makes Drug Arrest

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On Tuesday, May 22nd, around 9:45 pm, The Lafayette Police Department Street Crimes Unit conducted a traffic stop for a moving violation in the 500-block of South 18th Street.  The driver was identified as Randall Willis (32) and his pas...

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Shots Fired Arrest

Date: May 24, 2018

On the above date, at approximately 11:00 pm, the Lafayette Police Department received several calls regarding shots being fired in the 1000-block of Heath St.  Officers arrived on scene and observed evidence of shots fired in t...

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

Shooting incident on Everett Street

Shooting Investigation on Everett Street

 

On May 12th, at around 3:00 am, the Lafayette Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 1700 block of Everett Street.  Officers arrived and were advised by witnesses of having ...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Boo at the Zoo Advance Tickets

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Save money on gate prices by getting your 2018 Boo at the Zoo presented by Tempest Homes tickets today!

Advance Tickets can be purchased here at columbianparkzoo.org. Tickets are also available at Arni’s (Market Square, Wallace Ave., 350 South, F...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

Internship Opportunities for Spring 2019

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Apply now for a Spring 2019 Internship with Columbian Park Zoo.  Current college students and recent graduates are invited to apply for an internship in one of the following areas:  

  • Animal Care: Australia/Americas Exhibits
  • Animal Care: Fa...
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Posted on: September 11, 2018

Boo at the Zoo Presenting Sponsor

BATZ 2018 Presenting Sponsor Shoutout - Tempest Homes

We are excited to announce our presenting sponsor for the 2018 Boo at the Zoo: Tempest Homes. Thanks to generous contributions from Tempest Homes, this year’s Boo at the Zoo will be more “spooktacular” than ever. Grab your co...

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Posted on: August 13, 2018

Go Wild! Birthday Parties

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Make your child's birthday a WILD one!  Designed for children ages 3- 12, a Go Wild! Birthday Party is a great way to make your child’s birthday extra special.  Leave the entertainment to us - we’ll make it a day your child will...

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Posted on: August 13, 2018

ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW: Boo at the Zoo 2018

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Columbian Park Zoo will reopen for limited 3-night engagement for Boo at the Zoo 2018!  A perennial favorite, Boo at the Zoo is hauntingly-friendly fun for the whole family.  This event will take place October 24, 25 & 26 from 6:30pm...

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Posted on: August 13, 2018

Hurry In - Closing for the Winter Soon!

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Beginning Monday, August 13, 2018 Fall Hours will take effect.  The Zoo will be open daily 10:00am-4:30pm through October 13th, when we close for the winter.  Please note, some exhibit areas close 15 minutes prior to the gate closing.  During Fall Hours, ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Animal Meet 'n Greet

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Is there a Zoo animal you’d love to meet?  Reserving a private Animal Meet ‘n Greet may be right for you!  Our Animal Meet ‘n Greet program includes a private encounter with your choice of Animal Ambassador ...

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