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  • 2 Officers Struck by South Shore Line Train - December 18, 2018 at 6:17 am

    Chicago police say two officers investigating a shots-fired call on the city’s far South Side have died after being struck by a train. The officers were struck about 6:20 p.m. Monday by a train operated by the South Shore commuter rail line that links northern Indiana and Chicago. During a press conference late Monday, officials identified the officers as 36 year old Eduardo Marmolejo and 31 year old Conrad Gary.

  • Indiana State Police Lowell Post Welcomes Five New Troopers - December 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Lieutenant Terry Gose, Commander of the Indiana State Police Lowell District, welcomed five new troopers to the Lowell District, Monday. Five new state troopers reported for duty Monday, December 17, 2018, at the Indiana State Police Post in Lowell.  The troopers are from a class of 54 troopers who just graduated from the 78th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy on Thursday, December 13th at the Indiana State Capitol Rotunda. During Read more…

  • Arts Commission now accepting grant applications from organizations - December 18, 2018 at 1:00 am

    The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today the posting of program guidelines on the agency’s website for Arts Organization Support and Arts Project Support grants for the upcoming fiscal year and the opening of applications for those grants. “A change the Commission approved is requiring all organizations planning to apply for grants from the AOS III category to submit a letter of intent,” said Paige Sharp, Director of Programs for Read more…

  • Report: Businesses Commit to Creating 31,000+ Hoosier Jobs In 2018 - December 18, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Yesterday, Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced the end of a second consecutive, record-breaking year for economic development with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) securing 320 commitments from companies across the country and around the world to locate or grow in Indiana. Together, these businesses plan to invest more than $7.38 billion in their Indiana operations and create up to 31,112 new Hoosier jobs in the coming years – the Read more…

  • Valparaiso Police Seeking Identification of Subjects - December 17, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Valparaiso Police are investigating the attempted theft of property from the Valparaiso Wal-Mart. The attempted theft occurred on Monday at around 12:30 a.m. The males entered the store and began loading property belonging to Wal-Mart into carts. The men then began to walk out of the store without making any attempt to pay for the merchandise. The subjects were met by a store employee and fled the area in a Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Three dead in apparent double murder-suicide in Ohio home: Police

    aijohn784/iStock(DOYLESTOWN, Ohio) — Three people were found dead in what investigators believe is a double murder-suicide in an Ohio home Monday afternoon, according to local police. An officer responding to a welfare check called in by the family found the bodies in the home in Doylestown, 40 miles south of Cleveland, the Doylestown Police Department said in a statement posted on Facebook Monday. “The Doylestown Police Department is not looking Read more…

  • Final day for pre-Christmas delivery nears for Amazon, Target and other retailers

    ymgerman/iStock(NEW YORK) — If you’ve been putting off Christmas shopping until the last minute, now is the time to act, especially if you want your online orders to arrive on time. With Christmas officially a week away, Amazon has extended its last day for free shipping to Wednesday. Amazon Prime members, meanwhile, have until Dec. 22 to take advantage of free two-day shipping. If you’re planning to buy items from Read more…

  • ‘Ross from Friends’ lookalike on the run once again after skipping court date

    Blackpool Police(LONDON) — Police in England are once again searching for a suspect with an uncanny resemblance to the Friends character Ross Geller. Abdulah Husseini, who has been accused of stealing from a restaurant, did not show up for his court date Tuesday. A district judge has now issued a warrant for his arrest. The case went viral after police in Blackpool, England, appealed for help in the alleged theft Read more…

  • Trump wishes Michael Flynn ‘good luck’ ahead of sentencing

    Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump tweeted a message of well wishes to retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn ahead of his appearance in a federal court Tuesday where he will be sentenced for lying to federal investigators about his contacts with Russian officials. “Good luck today in court to General Michael Flynn,” Trump tweeted just hours before Flynn’s scheduled court appearance. “Will be interesting to see what he has Read more…