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  • Fatal off road vehicle (ORV) crash under investigation - July 23, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a fatal off road vehicle (ORV) crash that occurred shortly after midnight in the area of 1100 W and 1500 S on July 23rd. LaPorte County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting the off road vehicle crash and that CPR was being performed on the victim, 19 year old David Wakefield Williams Jr. of Union Mills. The initial investigation revealed that shortly after midnight three Read more…

  • Michigan City Police action shooting - July 23, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Early Sunday morning, Indiana State Police detectives were called to investigate a police action shooting that involved a Michigan City Police officer. Preliminary investigation shows at 3:30 a.m., Sunday morning, an officer with the Michigan City Police Department fired at a maroon suburban that was occupied by a single male, later identified as 29 year old Merwin A. Coleman of La Porte. The suburban was speeding towards this officer and Read more…

  • Several area School Supply Drives at area First Trust Credit Union Branches - July 23, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    There will be several School Supply Drives at First Trust Credit Union Branches around the area. La Porte’s is now through July 31st in support of the La Porte “Rock the Block” event on August 2nd at LaPorte Civic. Michigan City’s is now through August 7th to help support the Michigan City Back to School Rally for all students on Thursday – August 10th, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Read more…

  • Watch for pop-up scams - July 23, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Attorney General Curtis Hill is warning Hoosiers to beware of deceptive pop-up alerts on their computers claiming that their devices are infected with viruses and could be vulnerable to hackers. Individuals are being targeted through pop-up messages designed to resemble security alerts from legitimate computer manufacturers or other technology companies. Tech support scams aren’t exclusive to pop-up alerts on your computer. Scammers will also call claiming to work for Microsoft, Read more…

  • 2 Valparaiso blood drives set for Monday - July 23, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    The Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is having 2 Valparaiso blood drives on Monday from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. at The Wholesome Cupboard, 201 E. Morthland Drive and from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. at St. Teresa of Avila, 1604 Lincolnway. Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.


News From Around The World

  • Arizona rescue agencies airlift stranded hikers from floodwaters; 2 remain trapped

    ABCNews.com(TUSCON, Ariz.) — Arizona law enforcement officers have rescued a dozen hikers trapped in raging floodwaters but two remain stranded overnight in a wilderness area just east of Tuscon, officials said. Dramatic video footage showed a Pima County Sheriff’s Department helicopter hovering over the rock-covered, fast-moving water of the Tanque Verde Falls as a rescuer was lowered on a line to save two hikers. The sheriff’s department, together with the Read more…

  • Bride’s dad makes cardboard cutout of her dog so he can attend wedding

    Lydia Ruth Photography(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — What’s the father of the bride to do when he knows his daughter’s beloved pet pooch won’t be able to attend her destination wedding? Wayne Bontempo had the perfect solution: a cardboard cutout. “It was so thoughtful. We loved it,” bride Hillary Bowles, 24, told ABC News. The newlyweds live in New York City and are from Ohio, but they chose to hold their wedding Read more…

  • Taliban claims responsibility for Kabul suicide bombing that killed 24, injured 42

    @tolonews/Twitter(KABUL, Afghanistan) — At least 24 people were killed and 42 others injured in a suicide bombing on Monday in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, officials said. The bombing was carried out by a suicide attacker who rammed a Toyota Corolla into a commuter bus carrying government staff during the Monday morning rush hour, according to officials. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it targeted intelligence service officials. Read more…

  • Trump spokeswoman dismisses ‘Russia fever’ as attempt to take away legitimacy of his victory

    ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — The president’s new press secretary dismissed the media’s focus on the Russia investigation, what she called “Russia fever,” as an attempt to delegitimize Trump’s election victory. “There’s a ton of focus on what I like to call Russia fever,” press secretary Sarah Sanders told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday. She said the allegations swirling around Russia and Trump associates is a “total made-up Read more…

  • "Dunkirk" victorious at the box office with $50.5 million weekend

    (L-R) JAMES D’ARCY as Colonel Winnant and KENNETH BRANAGH as Commander Bolton — Warner Bros. Pictures 2017(NEW YORK) — Dunkirk marched to the top of the weekend box office with an estimated $50.5 million debut. Overseas, the film — starring Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy and One Direction’s Harry Styles in his acting debut — racked up an additional $55.4 million. Girls Trip — the R-rated comedy starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish — finished in second place with Read more…