School district sues Indiana over building transfer for $1

West Lafayette Community School Corp. is suing the state to protect a vacant elementary school building from being sold or leased to a charter school for $1. Charter schools can lease or buy the building for $1 if a school building is unused for two years. But the Department of Education must know beforehand, according to a 2011 law.

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Purdue prof, wife indicted on federal fraud charge

A federal grand jury has indicted a Purdue University professor and his wife on fraud charges, alleging they used federal grants to enrich themselves. The indictment filed Thursday names 59-year-old Qingyou Han, director of the Purdue Center for Materials Processing Research in West Lafayette, and his wife, 51-year-old Lu Shao.

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