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  • Roadwork update - May 21, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    INDOT is alerting drivers to daily right shoulder closures on northbound and southbound I-65 while equipment is installed to support the upcoming widening project. Specifically, the right shoulders at 113th Avenue, 137th Avenue, 163rd Avenue and 217th Avenue will be closed beginning on Monday, May 22 at 7 a.m. and conclude on Friday, June 2 at 3 p.m. Only two locations will have shoulder closures at a time, and only Read more…

  • Team WIMS was live at the United Way of LaPorte County Dodgeball Challenge! - May 21, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    On Saturday, Team WIMS was live at the United Way of LaPorte County Dodgeball Challenge! Several teams competed for the title down to the last player standing! This family fun event was held in the YMCA-Michigan City Gym located at 1202 Spring St in Michigan City.

  • La Porte Hospital to offer Safe Sitter courses - May 21, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    La Porte Hospital will offer Safe Sitter courses for young teens, grades 6-8. Class dates for this summer are June 7, June 23 or July 26. More than 600,000 young teens have graduated from the medically-accurate program that teaches how, why, and where injuries happen so they can be prevented. The cost of the course is $45. Call 219-326-2322 for more information or to register your son, daughter, or your Read more…

  • ISP accepting applications for Regional Dispatcher position - May 21, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    The Indiana State Police is accepting applications for a Regional Dispatcher position at the Lowell Post which is located at 1550 East 181st Avenue, Lowell. Successful applicants must be able to receive, record, disseminate, and accurately dispatch information to police personnel, other law enforcement agencies, and other support services. The Lowell Regional Dispatch Center serves both the Lowell and Lafayette Districts of the Indiana State Police. A high school diploma Read more…

  • MCFD concerned about vandalism to life-ring stations - May 21, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    The Michigan City Fire Department is concerned about ongoing vandalism to life-ring stations on the East end of the Michigan City Pier. Recently the fire department installed eleven life rings and on several occasions since, the rings have either been removed or vandalized. In the most recent vandalism that occurred, all of the life rings were removed and thrown into the lake and were recovered by the Michigan City Port Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Wall Street closes higher as tech and defense companies soar

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wall Street closed in the green Monday with technology and defense stocks leading the pack. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 89.99 (+0.43 percent) to finish at 20,894.83. The Nasdaq gained 49.92 (+0.82 percent) to close at 6,133.62 while the S&P 500 finished at 2,394.02, up 12.29 (+0.52 percent) from its open. Crude oil was about 1 percent higher with prices nearly $51 per barrel. Winners and Read more…

  • Trump: ‘I never mentioned’ Israel to Russian officials in Oval Office meeting

    MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(TEL AVIV, Israel) — President Donald Trump said on Monday that he “never mentioned” Israel during his controversial Oval Office meeting with Russian officials in which he reportedly disclosed classified information that could have compromised an Israeli intelligence source. “I never mentioned the word or the name Israel. Never mentioned it during our conversation,” Trump said to reporters ahead of his private meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Read more…

  • Flynn last year highlighted a Clinton aide’s pleading the 5th Amendment

    George Frey/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who is expected to take the Fifth Amendment in response to a Senate committee’s subpoena, once promoted news of Hillary Clinton’s computer-tech aide’s invoking the same constitutional right. “IT specialist takes 5th over 100 times,” Flynn tweeted, linking to a June 22, 2016, story about the deposition of a former Clinton aide in a lawsuit related to her Read more…