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  • FIRST TRUST CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCES TWO $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS - November 21, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    FIRST TRUST CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCES TWO $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS  ARE NOW AVAILABLE Del Lonzo $1,000 Memorial Scholarship and Virginia Stevens $1,000 Memorial Scholarship First Trust Credit Union announces the availability of two $1,000 scholarships.  A $1,000 scholarship will once again be awarded in honor of Del Lonzo, a Michigan City high school teacher and long term member of the First Trust Credit Union Board of Director’s.  The award will be made Read more…

  • State Representative Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) has been reappointed - November 21, 2014 at 8:02 am

    STATEHOUSE – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced committee chairmen and leadership appointments for the Indiana House Republican Caucus on Wednesday. Committee chairmen and caucus leaders are selected biennially by the Speaker after each election year. State Representative Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) has been reappointed as the Chairman of the Public Policy Committee. “I am honored to be reappointed as Chairman on the Public Policy Committee,” said Rep. Dermody. “For Read more…

  • Big Roadwork project on 94 between State Road 249 and 49next week - November 21, 2014 at 7:35 am

    BURNS HARBOR, Ind. – Interstate 94 will be reduced to one lane in either direction between State Road 249 and State Road 49 for one to two nights beginning Monday, Nov. 24, weather permitting. As part of an ongoing bridge rehabilitation project, Indiana Department of Transportation contractors will be restriping I-94 and switching traffic between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., starting with the eastbound lanes. Once this Read more…

  • National Adoption Day is Saturday -Bethany Lutheran hosting celebration - November 21, 2014 at 3:10 am

    National Adoption Day is Saturday Nov. 22 and Bethany Lutheran Church, 102 G St. in LaPorte is hosting a celebration, honoring those who have adopted, those who were adopted and those considering adoption.  The public in invited to attend the celebration which will include crafts for kids, refreshments, a photographer who will take family pictures and information and a speaker.  Hours for this National Adoption Day celebration on Saturday are Read more…

  • Judge Kathleen Lang denied the plea - November 21, 2014 at 3:09 am

    36 year old Terry Thomas of Michigan City appeared in LaPorte County Superior Court No. 1 Thursday where Judge Kathleen Lang denied the plea bargain that was reached between the state and Thomas.  Thomas is accused of robbing and raping a woman in the 700 block of York St. on Aug. 16.  Judge Lang said that Thomas was charged with rape when he was a juvenile, however pleaded guilty to Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Judge Upholds Ban on Sports Gambling in New Jersey

    Credit: Yellow Dog Productions/Getty Images(TRENTON, N.J.) — A U.S. District Court judge on Friday ruled that New Jersey can not partially eliminate a ban on sports gambling. Federal law makes sports betting illegal in New Jersey and most other states. New Jersey had hoped to legalize sports betting, but had no intention of licensing or regulating the gambling. The National Football League and other sports organizations had sued to block Read more…

  • Diplomats May Consider Extension in Iran Nuclear Talks

    RONALD ZAK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With the deadline for a deal fast approaching, diplomats are considering a range of options, including an extension to negotiations, in the P5+1 talks regarding Iran’s nuclear capabilities. “Our focus remains on taking steps forward toward an agreement,” a western diplomat told ABC News. “But it is only natural that less than 48 hours from the deadline we are discussing a range of options. An Read more…

  • Gabby Giffords Completes 11-Mile Bike Race

    Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images(TUCSON, Ariz.) — Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords completed the 11 mile El Tour de Tucson on Sunday on a reclining three-wheeled bicycle. Giffords, who was critically wounded in a 2011 shooting during a public appearance, had been training for the event for six months. The former Representative posted a photo from the event to her Facebook page on Sunday.   Post by Gabby Giffords. Post by Read more…

  • Newest "Hunger Games" Film Dominates Box Office

    Lionsgate(NEW YORK) — The odds were ever in favor of Katniss Everdeen this weekend, as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opened atop the box office, dominating the weekend while bringing in over $100 million. While the third film in the series didn’t quite match the opening weekend success of the first two, it did shoot straight to the top. Grossing $123 million, it topped second place Big Hero Read more…