Storms packing weak tornado, gusty winds rake Indiana

The National Weather Service says the EF-0 tornado with peak estimated winds of 75 mph touched down for about a minute Saturday morning near the Tippecanoe County town of Dayton. It traveled about half a mile, damaging a house and several trees.

Purdue professor receives $5M grant for grain research

Ejeta and his researchers are hoping to expand the knowledge between the parasite weed gene that attacks sorghum. He also hopes young entrepreneurs in developing countries will be mass producing the seeds at the end of the four years.

Animal welfare group seeks to halt rifle rule in Indiana

The Center for Wildlife Ethics filed their request with LaPorte Circuit Court Judge Thomas Alevizos on Thursday. The state rule will allow rifles during the firearms deer-hunting season that begins Saturday. It expires Feb. 1.

Indiana October jobless rate rises slightly to 3.9 percent

The state’s jobless rate has been climbing since dipping to 3 percent in June, but Indiana’s October unemployment rate remained slightly below the national rate of 4.1 percent, which was a 17-year national low.