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  • American Red Cross Blood Drive today in La Porte - August 21, 2014 at 2:01 am

    The Indiana-Ohio Blood services Region of the American Red Cross is having a blood drive today from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at St. Peter Church, 1101 Michigan Avenue in La Porte. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information.

  • Brooks O. Culpepper IV of Valparaiso was charged with attempted dealing - August 21, 2014 at 2:00 am

    Brooks O. Culpepper IV of Valparaiso was charged with attempted dealing in methamphetamine, possession of two or more chemical reagents or precursors with intent to manufacture a controlled substance and criminal mischief for making methamphetamine in an apartment on North California St. in Hobart.  Police responded to a call from Culpepper’s neighbors due to the smell of propane and banging sounds.  An investigation continued and a warrant was issued for Read more…

  • Passenger rail service continues through end of January - August 21, 2014 at 1:59 am

    Passenger rail service between Indianapolis and Chicago will continue, at least through the end of January. INDOT and communities along the Hoosier State route have agreed to a four-month contract extension with Corridor Capital LLC. The future of the route remains in question as Indianapolis weighs its long-term financial commitment. Federal support for the Hoosier State Line ended last year, leaving operational costs to local communities and the state.

  • 35 year old Bryan Blackmon of Portage is being held in LaPorte County Jail - August 21, 2014 at 1:58 am

    35 year old Bryan Blackmon of Portage is being held in LaPorte County Jail without bond for allegedly violating probation when he was arrested in Porter County in June for possession of marijuana.  Blackmon, who has a history of peeping at women and child molesting, was serving a two year sentence for Class D felony voyeurism for peeping at a woman in the Westville Correctional Facility in 2012.  He has Read more…

  • Porter County Coroner ruled 52 year old Charles Gritton died of drowning - August 21, 2014 at 1:56 am

    In a story AM 1420 has been following in the Newsroom Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris ruled that 52 year old Charles Gritton died of drowning at a lake in Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resort on 5300 Old Porter Road on Tuesday.  Results from a toxicology screening will be available in six weeks according to Harris.

News From Around The World

  • Hero Gets a New Home After Devastating Fire

    When Captain Edward “Flipâ€? Klein was severely injured in an IED explosion in Afghanistan two years ago – losing both his legs, his right arm, and three fingers on his left hand – he thought he had survived the worst. Then, last week, he and his wife Jessica cheated death again when fire broke out in their new home, consuming the entire house within minutes.

  • Existing Home Sales Jump 2.4% in July

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Sales of existing homes in the U.S. rose last month to the highest level since last September, a report out Thursday shows. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) says sales jumped 2.4 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.15 million. “I’m not surprised at all that the numbers are up. It’s summer time and this is when the masses want to buy real estate. Read more…

  • Ex Gov. McDonnell Takes Stand, Reveals Bleak Marriage in Corruption Trial

    Mark Wilson/Getty Images(RICHMOND, Va.) — Facing corruption charges, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell characterized his marriage in stunningly bleak terms, taking the witness stand to discuss a marriage that, as he describes it, was filled with yelling, unpleasantness, and distance. McDonnell is on trial in Virginia over gifts his family received from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, who has testified that he believes he was granted access and a platform Read more…

  • Movie Review: "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" (R)

    Distributor: Weinstein / Dimension(NEW YORK) — It took nine years, but we finally have Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the sequel to 2005′s ground-breaking Sin City.  Those nine years have given Hollywood and the gaming industry ample time to replicate, enhance and proliferate the original aesthetic to the point that what was once so eye-popping is now boring. The solution?  Apparently, take that same look and produce it Read more…