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  • Michigan City Trick-Or-Treating Hours - October 30, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer, Police Chief Mark Swistek and Fire Chief Ron Martin ask that each neighborhood work with the City for the safety of our children and hold Trick-or-Treating Friday from 5-7pm. Participating residents are asked to turn on their porch lights during this time. Extra police patrols will be utilized during this event throughout the City.

  • Crash remains under investigation - October 30, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    A one vehicle vehicle crash that took the life of 19 year old Trevor Cox of Michigan City is still under investigation. Cox was the passenger in a vehicle being driven by Matthew Powers of Michigan City when the vehicle struck a tree last Friday night near Hesston Steam Museum on 1000 North. Cox died of blunt force trauma. Powers was flown to a South Bend hospital.

  • 2015 MCAS budget approved - October 30, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    The Michigan City Area Schools Board of Trustees voted to approve a $69.6 million budget for 2015. The budget includes $43.7 million for the general fund, $10.8 million for the debt service, $1 million for the school pension debt, $5.3 million for the transportation fund and $2.4 million for the referendum fund. In a separate vote, the board voted for a bus replacement fund of $576,000 and $5.8 million for Read more…

  • Lemon sentenced for fraud - October 30, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Robert Lemon of Michigan City was sentenced to 15 months in prison, serve two years on supervised release and jointly pay over $191,000 for his part in staging car crashes in order to collect insurance payouts. Lemon, along with seven co-defendents each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

  • NIPSCO offers heating bill assistance - October 30, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    NIPSCO is partnering again this year with state agencies and other organizations to help connect families struggling to pay their heating bills this winter with available assistance funds. Enrollment for the federal low income energy assistance program begins on Monday, Nov. 3. NIPSCO Customer Care Agents trained to help connect customers with available funds are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT at 1-800-4NIPSCO (1-800-464-7726). Eligibility Read more…

News From Around The World

  • Ready, Set, Shop for Holiday Deals

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Online retailers are preparing for the holiday shopping season even earlier this year. Beginning Saturday, Amazon will unveil many of its holiday deals. Office Depot and Sears will follow by rolling out Black Friday-like deals in the coming weeks. Walmart, meanwhile, is testing a program to match prices offered by online retailers such as Amazon, according the Wall Street Journal. The move would keep Walmart competitive this Read more…

  • Obama Commits ‘Sin,’ Orders ‘Death by Chocolate’ From the Devil

    BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) –  When President Obama walked into Gregg’s Restaurant and Pub in Providence, R.I., for a surprise lunch on Friday with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo, the devil was waiting. And so were a few Flintstones and a pirate. After meeting the restaurant’s owner, the aptly named Bob Bacon, the president headed straight to the sweets — it is Halloween after all — and ordered a sinister “Death Read more…