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  • 77th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy graduation ceremony held Thursday - October 20, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    On Thursday night, the 77th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy completed their graduation ceremony in the Indiana State Capitol Rotunda. Opening remarks were made by Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter, followed by a commencement address from The Honorable Eric J. Holcomb, Governor of the State Of Indiana. After the commencement address the oath of office for the 33 new state police officers was delivered by The Honorable Christopher Goff, Read more…

  • Senate agrees with Sen. Donnelly’s statement regarding companies outsourcing jobs - October 20, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    On Thursday, the Senate agreed with U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly in affirming that companies that ship American jobs to foreign countries shouldn’t get tax breaks. Following a Donnelly speech on the Senate floor calling for support, the Senate unanimously adopted Donnelly’s amendment. A budget resolution is non-binding, but does serve as a blueprint and statement of congressional priorities. Donnelly said: “I rise today in support of the amendment I offered Read more…

  • Public Information meeting in MC to discuss Ohio Street widening project - October 19, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    There will be a public information meeting on Thursday, October 26th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM in Michigan City to discuss the proposed reconstruction and widening of Ohio Street from Kieffer Road to U.S. 20. The purpose of the project is to address congestion, lack of pedestrian facilities, and roadway safety for motorists and pedestrians along Ohio Street. The Public Information Meeting will consist of an informal Q&A session with the Read more…

  • One Region sending leaders to New Jersey to learn how their cities are improving - October 19, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    One Region, a non-profit organization based out of Northwest Indiana, announced that it will send a delegation of its local elected officials, business, community and education leaders, to see firsthand how cities in New Jersey have turned the corner to improve quality of place and life to attract residents. One Region strives to grow population, attract and retain talent and increase household income for its residents. As part of One Read more…

  • Boo at the Zoo this Saturday at Washington Park Zoo - October 19, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Fly your broomstick on down to the Washington Park Zoo on Saturday, October 21st and spend a kid-friendly, merry, and not so scary afternoon or evening with the animals. Little ghouls and boys will experience child-friendly trick or treating from local business sponsored booths while having wild animal encounters along the decorated zoo paths. Due to the large crowds that traditionally attend Boo at the Zoo we will again offer Read more…


News From Around The World

  • US Appeals court delays abortion for undocumented, unaccompanied minor under federal custody

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked an undocumented, unaccompanied minor — who is under federal custody — from obtaining the abortion she is seeking. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Friday ruled that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is supervising the detention of the 17-year-old, has until Oct. 31, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to secure a sponsor Read more…

  • LAPD has interviewed a potential Harvey Weinstein sexual assault victim

    Drew Angerer/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery Homicide Division says it has interviewed a potential victim of a 2013 sexual assault allegedly involving Harvey Weinstein, as the woman’s attorney held a news conference on Friday to discuss the investigation. David Ring said his client, an Italian actress, spoke briefly with Weinstein at a Los Angeles-based film festival in February 2013, and later in the evening, the Read more…

  • New details from Niger ambush: when US troops sensed something wrong

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — More than two weeks after four U.S. soldiers were killed during an ambush in Niger, new details about how the events unfolded have emerged. A senior U.S. intelligence official familiar with the event tells ABC News that the U.S. troops saw early warning signs that something was wrong as they went to meet with the village elder in Tongo Tongo, Niger on October 4. According to the official, Read more…

  • Senators ask Mattis for more information on Niger attack

    ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — After meeting separately with Secretary of Defense James Mattis, both Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain said the military should do more to keep members of Congress aware of its counterterrorism operations around the world. Sen. Graham told reporters that one of the open questions surrounding the ambush in Niger, which killed four Americans, is whether it was the result of an intelligence failure. “It’s too early to Read more…

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