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  • Accused Gary killer in court today - October 22, 2014 at 12:12 am

    43 year old Darren Vann of Gary, charged Monday with the strangulation death of 19 year old Afrikka Hardy, will make his first court appearance today. He could face additional charges within days, according to authorities. Gary Police Chief Larry McKinley said about 20 officers and investigators using cadaver dogs, searched more than 90 homes near abandoned properties where six victims’ bodies were found. The FBI is helping local police Read more…

  • LaPorte High School on lockdown Tuesday - October 22, 2014 at 12:11 am

    LaPorte High School was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after a single bullet was found outside the main entrance of the school. LaPorte High School Principal Ben Tonagel said the school’s crisis team agreed that a precautionary lockdown should take place. The search resulted in no fire arms being found. An investigation will continue.

  • Rep. Pete Visclosky announced new Michigan City grant - October 22, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Rep. Pete Visclosky announced that Michigan City will receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant program. Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer said the $616,472 grant will help numerous public social services and affordable housing opportunities.

  • Senator Dan Coats staffer to visit Laporte - October 22, 2014 at 12:09 am

    U.S. Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) announced that a member of his staff will visit the LaPorte Public Library, 904 Indiana Avenue at 10:30 a.m. CT on Thursday, October 23 to meet with local residents and assist Hoosiers experiencing problems with a federal agency.

  • The Red Cross is having 2 blood drives Wednesday - October 22, 2014 at 12:09 am

    The Indiana-Ohio Blood services Region of the American Red Cross is having 2 blood drives Wednesday. The first drive is from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Franciscan St. Anthony Health – Michigan City, 301 West Homer Street in Michigan City. The second drive is from from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., Heritage Lutheran Church, 308 Washington Street in Valparaiso. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment Read more…

News From Around The World

  • Dallas Ebola Nurse Nina Pham Upgraded to Good Condition

    The Pham Family(BETHESDA, Md.) — Nina Pham, the first nurse who contracted Ebola while treating Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, was upgraded from fair condition to good condition on Tuesday. Pham was transferred to the National Institute of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda on Oct. 16. Prior to departing the Dallas hosital, Pham had been listed in good condition, but was downgraded upon arrival in Maryland. Dr. Read more…

  • NHTSA Expands Faulty Air Bag Warning to 6.1 Million Vehicles

    bizoo_n/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration updated its list of vehicles being recalled due to defective air bags on Tuesday. The agency had announced the recall of about 4.7 million vehicles on Monday, a figure that was expanded to about 6.1 million in a Tuesday release. The recall impacts vehicles made by BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota, all of which Read more…

  • Bristol Palin Describes Moments That Led to Drunken Brawl

    Bristol Palin said the drunken brawl involving her family at a house party last month was started when she was defending her younger sister, newly released audio reveals. The eldest daughter of Sarah Palin is heard on the audio obtained by ABC News from the Anchorage Police Department sounding extremely upset as she describes the fight, and telling police that her “5-year-old [is] in the car!” She can be heard Read more…

  • "The Bridge" Cancelled After Two Seasons

    Credit: Byron Cohen/FX Network(NEW YORK) — FX has cancelled its critically popular but underwatched show The Bridge after two seasons, the network said on Tuesday. The crime thriller starred Diane Kruger and Demian Bichir as detectives working along the U.S./Mexico border. Entertainment Weekly reports that the show had only been generating about 1.2 million viewers per episode. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio