WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Purdue University researchers who designed specially sealed bags to keep insects from eating harvested grain are looking to go worldwide. The Purdue Improved Crop Storage bag is designed to cut off the oxygen supply, eliminating insect damage in storage of dry grain without using chemicals. Entomology professor Larry Murdock used grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to introduce it in several African nations over the past decade.
ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A new chapter is unfolding in the bizarre story of a retired Indiana fertility doctor who was a sperm donor to unwitting patients. Two women and a man who say DNA tests show the doctor is their father have bonded like family. Now they're connecting with more than a dozen others who they believe are their half-siblings. The discovery about their roots and their link to the former doctor has been a wrenching experience. One woman says not one part of her life has not suffered.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - A pending deal that would make Purdue University the new owner of the online, for-profit Kaplan University might have its fate sealed. The Journal & Courier reports the Purdue Global deal was in its final stages, but a 61-page report by the Higher Learning Commission lists a number of concerns and questions about how Purdue and Kaplan would make the online university partnership work.
CHARLESTON, W.V. (AP) - Storm crews have confirmed an EF2 tornado struck in south central Kentucky where a woman died at her home. The National Weather Service says preliminary information from ongoing damage surveys in Logan County indicate the tornado Saturday had maximum-sustained winds of 135 mph (217 kph) and a maximum width of 400 yards (366 meters). The Logan County Sheriff's Office says 79-year-old Dallas Jane Combs died after the tornado destroyed her Adairville home.
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