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  • 3 new Valparaiso police officers sworn to duty - January 16, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    On Monday morning Valparaiso Police Chief Michael Brickner and Mayor of Valparaiso Jon Costas attended a ceremony in City Hall where three new police officers were sworn to duty. Numerous officers, friends, family members and city employees attended the ceremony. The three officers sworn to duty were Stefan Kljajic, Joseph Cowser, Reuben Ingram. All three will begin their training and duties immediately.

  • Porter County hiring Part-Time Clerical Development and Storm Water Management position - January 16, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Porter County is accepting applications for a Part-Time Clerical Development and Storm Water Management position. To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Incumbent serves as part-time secretary under the Porter County Read more…

  • INDOT to patch potholes as weather warms - January 16, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    After winter temperatures rise above freezing, motorists are more likely to encounter potholes on the roadways. Potholes form when water seeps into cracks on the roadway, freezes and then thaws. This process, combined with normal highway traffic, loosens the pavement creating potholes. INDOT makes pothole patching a priority between snow and ice events. During the winter months asphalt plants are closed so a cold mixture is used to temporarily patch Read more…

  • 3 area blood drives set for Tuesday - January 16, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    The Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is having 3 blood drives on Tuesday. One blood drive is from 9am-2pm at Michiana Hematology Oncology, 1668 South US 421 in Westville. Another blood drive is from 8am-1pm at Washington Township High School, 381 East SR 2 in Valparaiso. Another blood drive is from 1:30pm-6:30pm at Valparaiso Nazarene Church, 2702 Glendale Avenue. Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Read more…

  • La Porte Hospital Mobile Health Unit to visit La Porte Tuesday - January 16, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Wellness outreach professionals with the La Porte Hospital Mobile Health Unit will visit various neighborhoods to provide free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings and education about the importance of preventing flu now that flu season is upon us. On Tuesday the Mobile Health Unit will be in La Porte from 10-11:30am at Kroger, 55 Pine Lake Ave. For more information about the ongoing screenings and programs involving the Mobile Read more…

News From Around The World

  • US Stocks Close Lower After Trump’s Dollar Comments

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Investors appear to be uneasy ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump as stocks closed lower after the holiday weekend. The Dow slid 58.96 (-0.30 percent) to finish at 19,826.77. The Nasdaq gave up 35.39 (-0.63 percent) to close at 5,538.73, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,267.89, down 6.75 (-0.30 percent) from its open. Crude oil prices, about $52.5 a barrel, gained under 1 percent. Read more…

  • President Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s 35-Year Sentence

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Obama granted a commutation to Chelsea Manning, a former soldier who was convicted of leaking classified documents to Wikileaks. Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2013 and she will now be released in May. Chase Strangio, Chelsea Manning’s attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, confirms the commutation to ABC News. Manning’s commutation comes on one of Obama’s final days in office. He has Read more…

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