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  • K-9 helps apprehend wanted fugitive - August 24, 2016 at 1:17 am

    Members of the Fugitive Apprehension Street Team, assisted by a La Porte County Sheriff’s K-9, successfully apprehended a fugitive on Monday. At 2pm while checking a home located at the 4800 N block of CR 700 E La Porte County Sheriff’s Sergeant Andy Hynek, who is assigned to the US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, spotted the wanted suspect, 33-year-old Donald Newland in a vehicle near the residence. Newland fled however Read more…

  • NIPSCO to possibly close 4 coal-fired electric generation units at 2 plants - August 24, 2016 at 1:16 am

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    As part of its regular electric supply planning process, NIPSCO announced on Tuesday that it is considering long-term supply options, which may lead to the retirement of four of the company’s coal-fired electric generation units at two different power plants over the next seven years. While not yet final, NIPSCO outlined its electric generation strategy at a public meeting with consumer representatives, environmental organizations, customers and other stakeholders taking part Read more…

  • Eastport neighborhood meeting set for Wednesday at 6:30pm - August 24, 2016 at 1:15 am

    In Michigan City, residents and stakeholders of the Eastport neighborhood are developing a neighborhood quality of life plan with facilitation by Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED). This plan will identify what residents and stakeholders can do in collaboration with the public, private, and philanthropic sectors to make Eastport an even greater place to live, work, and recreate. A meeting will be held Wednesday at 6:30pm for Eastport goals Read more…

  • Tim O’Donnell elected President of Great Lakes Chapter of AAAE - August 24, 2016 at 1:13 am

    The Great Lakes Chapter of the American Association of Aviation Executives (AAAE) held its annual conference and business meeting recently in South Bend, Indiana, and elected officers for the next year. Tim O’Donnell, director of operations and maintenance at South Bend International Airport (SBN), was elected to president of the Great Lakes Chapter AAAE. O’Donnell has been actively involved in the Great Lakes Chapter AAAE for more than 10 years. Read more…

  • Could solar & wind jobs absorb coal industry layoffs? - August 24, 2016 at 1:12 am

    The growth of solar- and wind-related jobs could easily absorb coal-industry layoffs over the next 15 years and provide full-time careers, if investments are made to retrain workers. That’s according to a new study from Oregon State University and the Michigan Technological University. Dan Whitten with the Solar Energy Industries Association says the country just reached the one-millionth solar installation, and it isn’t slowing down. Indiana is home to more Read more…


News From Around The World

  • POTUS Issues Executive Order to Deter Labor Violations by Federal Contractors

    Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Obama has issued an executive order directed at barring companies who have recently violated federal labor laws from receiving government contracts. The rule, first proposed in 2014, is known as the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” order, and is intended to turn federal contracts into an incentive system for companies not to skirt federal labor regulations. Republicans have pushed back against the rule in the past saying it would Read more…

  • Donald Trump Says He Would Meet with Mexico’s President

    ABC News (NEW YORK) — Donald Trump has said that he would meet with the president of Mexico. During a Fox News town hall Tuesday night, the Republican nominee was asked about recent reports of the Mexican president saying he would meet with the next president of the United States regardless of who it is. “I’d meet with him,” Trump said. “Absolutely, I’d meet with him.” Over the course of Read more…