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  • Huge house fire in La Porte sends deputies to the hospital - October 19, 2017 at 11:19 am

    On Wednesday afternoon, sheriff’s deputies responded with firefighters and La Porte County EMS to 1905 E CR 150 N on a reported house fire. Deputy Andrew Morse and Deputy Kristina Wimmer were the first to arrive and reported that there was smoke coming from the home. Both deputies found one of the home’s residents near the front door with two dogs that were unconscious. The deputies removed the dogs from Read more…

  • Governor Holcomb heads to India for international trade mission - October 19, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Governor Eric J. Holcomb will depart next week on an international trade mission to India, working to advance Indiana’s global economy by strengthening cultural and economic partnerships between Indiana and India. Departing Friday, Oct. 27, and returning to Indiana on Friday, Nov. 3, Governor Holcomb, First Lady Janet Holcomb and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger will travel to Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore and Pune to meet with government officials, business Read more…

  • Arrest made after fatal US 20 crash - October 19, 2017 at 11:13 am

    On Tuesday at 2:00 PM La Porte County Sheriff’s Deputies took 40 year old Tron Gorbonosenko into custody after a warrant had been issued for his arrest following a fatal car crash that occurred on Friday October 6th. Gorbonosenko was the driver of a Ford Mustang that collided head on with a Honda Odyssey on US 20 at Bootjack Road. Don and Angie Kaczmarek were in the van and both Read more…

  • Dump truck incident on I-65 caused major delays Wednesday morning - October 19, 2017 at 11:11 am

    On Wednesday morning, a dump truck driver forgot to lower his dump after unloading his load and hit a bridge on I-65 south bound blocking both lanes for over an hour and a half. Preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Russell Hayes revealed that a 1999 Mack tractor pulling a dump trailer, owned by Material Transfer out of Schererville, and driven by 46 year old Michael J. Hoff of Dyer, had Read more…

  • Senator Donnelly declaring the opioid crisis a national emergency - October 18, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Wednesday, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly called on President Trump to follow through with his plan to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency. Donnelly sent a letter to Trump following up on the President’s announcement in August that he planned to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency. Donnelly also urged him to direct significant federal resources to confront this epidemic devastating Indiana and communities across the country.


News From Around The World

  • Security ramped up for white nationalist Richard Spencer’s Florida event

    iStock/Thinkstock(GAINESVILLE, Fla.) — Police have geared up for protests expected this afternoon on the University of Florida campus where self-described white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to host an event. Widespread security measures are in place throughout the city of Gainesville, Florida, where the school is located. The added precaution stems partly from Gov. Rick Scott’s Wednesday decision to declare a state of emergency before the event. The emergency action Read more…

  • Restaurant owner proudly defends serving Popeye’s chicken on her menu

    iStock/Thinkstock(LONG BEACH, Calif.) — After a Yelp reviewer slammed a southern California restaurant for its use of food from a popular fast food chain, the owner embraced the criticism and hailed the pre-made product. Kimberly Sanchez, the owner of Sweet Dixie Kitchen in Long Beach, California, defended her choice, saying she proudly serves fried chicken from Popeye’s for the restaurant’s chicken and waffles brunch dish. Yelp user Tyler H said Read more…

  • Margot Robbie takes the ice as Harding in "I, Tonya"

    ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) — The first teaser has been released for I, Tonya, Margot Robbie’s darkly comic turn as real-life disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding. Harding was implicated in a plot — executed by her ex-husband and bodyguard — to break the kneecap of her rival Nancy Kerrigan, weeks before they took the ice at the 1994 Olympic Games.  The snippet begins with Robbie as Harding in a garish purple skating outfit, Read more…

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