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  • IU Health offers free dental screenings to La Porte County veterans - October 25, 2014 at 6:51 am

    La Porte, Ind. – Qualifying veterans in La Porte County are invited to have a free dental screening from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Nov. 8 at the IU Health La Porte Dental Center, 400 Teegarden St., La Porte. To make an appointment, call 219-326-1943. The free screening is offered to veterans who live in La Porte County, specifically those who do not have a dentist, or those who have Read more…

  • Equal Time for all candidates on AM 1420 WIMS and online at wimsradio.com - October 25, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Just a reminder that WIMS AM 1420 –streaming around the world online at wimsradio.com will offer again for this upcoming election “equal time”. The date will be Saturday November 1, 2014 between 8am-10a on a first come first serve basis.  This will take place during “Burning Issues” a locally produced show on WIMS AM 1420 and online at wimsradio.com. All candidates will be held to a three minute window-which will Read more…

  • New alert system for Hoosiers - October 24, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    IN.gov and Indiana State Police (ISP) have partnered to launch the online Blue Alert Notification website (http://in.gov/bluealerts/) in an effort to provide Hoosiers with immediate information about potential suspects that have harmed a member of Indiana law enforcement. Alerts are rapidly sent across multiple broadcast channels such as: the Blue Alert website, radio stations, and television channels. Alerts remain active until rescinded by the investigating agency.

  • 2 added to Michigan City 10 Most Wanted List - October 24, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    The Michigan City Police Department has added two teens to the Ten Most Wanted list. 19 year old Charles Gerron III is wanted on county warrants for marijuana possession, illegal possession of an alcoholic beverage and felony failure to return to lawful detention. Gerron violated the conditions of his bond through Superior Court No. 1 on a pending criminal case for charges of felony armed robbery, felony criminal confinement, felony Read more…

  • watch for fake IRS calls - October 24, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    The Indiana State Police at Lowell is warning everyone to be aware of telephone calls from individuals claiming to be from the IRS in an effort to get money and personal/financial information. These scam artists keep going at this con because they know they can play up on everyone’s fear of being called by the IRS. They are making threatening calls claiming to be from the IRS. They will typically Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Man Beats One in 9.7 Trillion Odds to Win Same Lottery Twice

    Hemera/Thinkstock(NORWOOD, Mass.) — A man accidentally won the same lottery twice for a payout of $546,000. Kenneth J. Stokes, of Norwood, Mass., is a lottery season ticket holder, which automatically enters him into every drawing of a certain lottery with specific, pre-set numbers of his choosing. Forgetting that his family had gifted him a season pass to the Massachusetts State Lottery Lucky for Life drawing with their lucky numbers, Stokes Read more…

  • Holder Announces Federal Government to Recognize Same-Sex Married Couples in Six More States

    Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. government will recognize same-sex married couples in six more states, Attorney General Eric Holder said Saturday. The move is yet another development after the Supreme Court decided earlier in October not to hear any pending cases regarding same-sex marriage. The federal government will now recognize same-sex married couples in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming. Holder made a Read more…

  • Jack Bruce, Bassist of Rock Band Cream Dead at 71

    Photo by Barbara Zanon/Redferns via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Jack Bruce, bass player for legendary supergroup Cream, has died.  He was 71. “It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend,” the landing page of Bruce’s website read. “The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music Read more…