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  • Hobart Man Driving on Shoulder Arrested for Operating While Intoxicated - September 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    A Hobart man was arrested Saturday afternoon, when he drove on the shoulder and caused a three vehicle crash on I-80/94. Preliminary investigation by Trooper John Landowski showed at approximately 3:10 p.m. a 2003 Ford Focus, driven by 42 year old Charlton Johnson of Hobart, was west bound on I-80/94 at the 6.4 mile marker (this is the Burr Street exit) in the right lane when for unknown reasons he Read more…

  • Indiana to Receive More Than $18 Million from HHS to Support Opioid Treatment Services - September 23, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) announced Friday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is awarding the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration with an $18,147,223 grant for opioid treatment services. The funding is provided through HHS’s Mental Health & Substance Abuse Service Grants program. HHS’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) works to promote community based substance abuse treatment services. CSAT Read more…

  • Indiana Unemployment Update - September 23, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.5 percent for August and remains lower than the national rate of 3.9 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana’s unemployment rate now has been below the U.S. rate for more than four years. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the Read more…

  • Scams In Hurricane Florence’s Wake - September 23, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    In the wake of widespread damage caused by Hurricane Florence, Secretary of State Connie Lawson cautioned investors to watch out for opportunistic investment or charitable scams. Secretary Lawson recently reminded investors to watch for red flags of hurricane-related scams, including unsolicited email, social media messages, crowdfunding pitches or telephone calls promoting investment pools or bonds to help storm victims, water-removal or purification technologies, electricity-generating devices and distressed real estate remediation Read more…

  • Franciscan Health and Beacon Health System Partner in Small Acute Care Hospital with ER in LaPorte - September 23, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Franciscan Health and Beacon Health System have announced plans to build a small acute care hospital equipped with a 24-hour Emergency Department in LaPorte, IN, adding to the I Street campus where Beacon Medical Group is currently located, according to Franciscan and Beacon Health officials. The project includes approximately 28,000 square feet of new construction and a 19,000 square foot renovation of the current space. When completed, the entire facility Read more…


News From Around The World

  • FBI joins massive search for 6-year-old North Carolina boy with autism

    Gastonia Police Department(GASTONIA, N.C.) — A massive search effort is underway in southwest North Carolina where a young boy with autism vanished over the weekend after going to a local park with his father. The search for 6-year-old Maddox Ritch ramped up on Sunday as the FBI joined more than two dozen local and state law enforcement agencies to look for the boy, who was last seen at a park Read more…

  • California governor signs law to bar restaurants from automatically handing out plastic straws

    iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — California has passed a law that will ban restaurants from automatically giving out plastic straws in an effort to help protect the environment, particularly the ocean and marine life. “Plastic has helped advance innovation in our society, but our infatuation with single-use convenience has led to disastrous consequences,” Gov. Jerry Brown of California said in a statement upon signing the bill Thursday. “Ocean plastic is estimated to Read more…

  • Congress returns to Washington ahead of midterm elections

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Congress returns to Washington this week for the final legislative sprint before the midterm elections. Lawmakers are trying to avoid a government shutdown and will review explosive sexual assault claims against President Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee. With government funding set to run out on Sept. 30, the House will take up the Senate-passed spending bill that includes hundreds of billions of funding for the military and the Read more…

  • ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’ tops the box office with $26.8 million weekend

    Storyteller Distribution Co., LLC(LOS ANGELES) — The House with a Clock in Its Walls topped a slow box office weekend. The dark fantasy comedy, starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, beat expectations, delivering an estimated $26.85 million. A Simple Favor, in its second week of release, took second place, earning an estimated $10.4 million, just ahead of The Nun, in third place with an estimated $10.2 million. The fourth film Read more…

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