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  • Scott Pelath of Michigan City Issues Statement - February 7, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath of Michigan City issued a statement as the 2016 session of the Indiana General Assembly reached its halfway point. Pelath said Hoosiers are already paying a considerable amount of tax. “Let’s use that money the state is “sitting on” for significant infrastructure needs before we consider raising taxes and the House Republicans are proposing tax increases on fuel after giving tax breaks to corporations.” Read more…

  • State Representative Chuck Moseley Won Approval For House Bill 1187 - February 7, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    State Representative Chuck Moseley, D-Portage, won approval with a vote of 95-0 for House Bill 1187, which if a person is seeking to obtain money, property or benefit by fraudulently claiming to be a veteran or an active duty member of the United States military, carrying a false military identification card or claiming to have earned an award/s from the military is in violation of the law.  House Bill 1187 Read more…

  • LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit Releases Annual Report - February 7, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    The LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit released their Annual Report for 2015.  Covering the areas of rural LaPorte County and the City of LaPorte, they investigated 207 cases throughout the year and made 51 arrests for crimes involving the distribution and manufacturing of illicit drugs.  They also discovered through their investigations that the majority of drug trafficking had direct ties to Chicago, where 80 percent of the heroin and cocaine Read more…

  • Traffic Alert - February 7, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    The LaPorte County Highway Department advises drivers that on Wednesday, February 10th traffic will be restricted on Johnson Road from CR 400 N to CR 500 W. Trees will be removed on this portion of the roadway starting at 8:00 AM. The road is expected to be reopened by 2:00 PM that same day, weather permitting. Traffic will be restricted to one-lane closures. Support staff will be on scene restricting Read more…

  • Twelve Animal Species In The Midwest Considered Threatened - February 7, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Twelve animal species that call the Midwest home are being championed by Chicago Wilderness, which is made up of more than 200 conservation groups in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin. Scientists, educators, and ecologists spent months deciding which would be added to the list. Suzanne Malec-McKenna, director of Chicago Wilderness, says they selected species that are rare or threatened and would benefit by some extra attention. Now a five-year plan Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Budweiser Says It Didn’t Pay Peyton Manning to Mention Beer

    TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) — Peyton Manning must really love Budweiser. Manning said twice during his post Super Bowl 50 interviews that he plannd to drink a lot of Budweiser Sunday night, but Budweiser’s head of communications tweeted that the quarterback wasn’t paid to mention the beer. Mannings’ comments came on the field and on the podium, both moments after his Super Bowl victory. “I’m gonna drink a Read more…

  • Chris Christie Invokes Bill Clinton in ‘Wide Open’ GOP Race

    ABC News(NEW YORK) — A day before voters go to the polls in the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, Chris Christie said he believes “the race is now wide open” and pointed to Bill Clinton as evidence. “No one knows what’s going on in this race at all,” the New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate said on Good Morning America Monday. “We sense real momentum on the ground for Read more…

  • "Kung Fu Panda 3" Stays on Top at the Box Office

    DreamWorks Animation(NEW YORK) — Kung Fu Panda 3 scored another box office win during Super Bowl weekend. The animated sequel earned an estimated 21 million dollars in its second weekend of release to top three new films. The Coen brothers’ Hail, Caesar! opened in second place, collecting 11.4 million dollars. It boasts an all-star cast that includes George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum. Read more…