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Alex Farris

Post office box set up to collect tips for case of missing IU student Lauren Spierer

After Bloomington Police Department Capt. Joe Qualters said the police are still in the information-gathering stage for the case of missing IU student, Lauren Spierer, Charlene Spierer, provided one more way to collect those tips.For full audio of this press briefing, click here.

Audio: BPD press briefings on the case of Lauren Spierer

The Indiana Daily Student has attended each press briefing on missing IU student Lauren Spierer since the first one on June 7. The audio for these conferences appears in the story. Time stamps are included to indicate when the Spierers speak at each briefing.

Father of missing student speaks during press conference

Lauren’s parents, Robert and Charlene Spierer, stood together during press conference Tuesday. Charlene wrapped her arm around her husband as Bloomington Police Department Lt. Bill Parker spoke. After the police statement, Robert walked to the microphones. Click here to watch his speech about the search for his missing daughter, Lauren.

A large piece of metal lies on the street corner Wednesday at the corner of 10th Street and Jordan Avenue. People who work in the Wells Library said it might have come from the top of the library. Student Nut Tassawong said he drove past a piece of metal rolling down Jordan Avenue while on the way to the library.

Students in Wells Library seek shelter from storm

Students and others working in the Herman B Wells Library on Wednesday moved to the library’s basement at about 10:15 p.m. to wait out the storm that damaged Sam Mason Properties and uprooted trees across the IU campus.

An ambulance and Bloomington Hospital paramedics wait outside Gucker Tower of Briscoe Quad after a reported death in a dorm room Tuesday at about 3:20 p.m. IU Police Department Chief of Police Keith Cash confirmed the death and said it was an apparent suicide.

IU student confirmed dead

A female student was found dead in her dorm room at about 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Gucker tower of Briscoe Quad, said Keith Cash, IU Police Department chief of police.

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Pizza Express

Cody Milestone prepares a pizza Wednesday evening at the Pizza Express on 10th Street. By the end of the semester, the popular pizza chain will be known as Pizza X, which can be federally trademarked so that the company can prevent future legal issues.


Teter senior Caitlin Van Kooten hugs her parents, Mary and Rick, after winning the women's Little 500 on April 15, 2011, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Van Kooten's team won the race for the second year in a row.

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