Pharos-Tribune

December 20, 2013

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Pharos-Tribune

---- — ’America’s Got Talent’ coming to Indy

INDIANAPOLIS — Auditions for the NBC show “America’s Got Talent” will take place in Indianapolis next month. Indiana residents are invited to attend the auditions from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 25 and Jan. 26 at the Indiana Convention Center, 100 South Capitol, Indianapolis.

Auditions are open to all ages and talent. Celebrity judges are Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howard Stern and host Nick Cannon.

The show airs in the summer and one winner will win a $1 million dollar prize.

Some 300 damage reports in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE (AP) — Authorities have compiled nearly 300 reports of damage from last month’s storms in the Lafayette area.

Tippecanoe County emergency management agency staffers worked this week with state and federal representatives to check on areas with reported damage from the Nov. 17 storm wave that caused about two dozen tornadoes across the state.

County emergency management deputy director Martin Webb says the review found six homes destroyed, 17 with major damage and about 60 residences with less damage. The Journal & Courier reports 25 agricultural buildings were destroyed, and two schools were among five public buildings damaged.

The Tippecanoe County damage reports will be added with those from Howard, Fountain, Boone, Daviess and Grant counties for a federal disaster aid request.