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  • Porter County TSP announces dangerous driving enforcement campaign - February 23, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    The Porter County TSP announced that they will join efforts with over 250 Indiana state and local law enforcement agencies to increase education and enforcement around dangerous and impaired driving. From March 3 through March 26, 2017, officers across the state will conduct high-visibility patrols specifically designated to identify and intercept those driving aggressively and under the influence. Increased enforcement during March is a statewide effort supported by federal funding Read more…

  • Update on overdoses in La Porte County - February 23, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office released an update regarding the spike in overdoses cases in the county. The sheriff’s office, working with the La Porte County Emergency Medical Service and the La Porte County Drug Task Force, has created this updated information in an effort to keep the public informed on the dangers of heroin addiction. La Porte County Emergency Medical Service ambulance crews have responded to 18 overdose Read more…

  • Gov. Holcomb signs HEA 1507 into law - February 23, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    On Thursday Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law a bill co-authored by State Rep. Jim Pressel (Rolling Prairie) providing more transportation options for Hoosier students with developmental disabilities. House Enrolled Act 1507 will allow school corporations to enter into agreements with organizations serving Hoosiers with developmental disabilities, like the Special Olympics, in order to be able to use school buses to transport passengers. The law, was also authored by State Read more…

  • Secretary of State Connie Lawson details financial literacy pilot program - February 23, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has detailed a financial literacy pilot program in six Indiana counties as part of her MoneyWise campaign. The program features an online curriculum to teach high school students how to be financially responsible early in life to avoid debt and financial scams in the future. The pilot program is being implemented in Lake, Porter, Madison, Marion, St. Joseph and Vanderburgh counties. Lawson’s office says Read more…

  • South Bend man sentenced for firearms theft - February 23, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, David Capp, announced that 19 year old Brian Keith Jennings, Jr. of South Bend was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio following a guilty plea to 2 counts of theft of firearms from a licensed firearm dealer. Jennings was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment, followed by 2 years supervision and ordered to pay $50, 231.45 in restitution; Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Video captures police-involved shooting in DC that left man dead

    Metropolitan Police Department(WASHINGTON) — Police in Washington, D.C., continue to investigate a late-night shooting Thursday involving two officers and a civilian that was captured on video and then posted to social media. During a news conference Friday, authorities said that around 10:42 p.m. Thursday, two uniformed officers in an unmarked car were responding to earlier reports of gunshots when they approached a man in the capital’s Northeast section. Police Chief Read more…

  • The Sharks of ‘Shark Tank’ dish on their biggest regrets and best deals

    ABC News(NEW YORK) — ABC’s 20/20 anchors David Muir and Elizabeth Vargas sat down with the all of the Sharks, except for Lori Grenier, to celebrate Shark Tank’s seven-and-a-half-year journey leading up to their $100 million in deals made on the show. THIS is an interactive interview that you get to moderate. Anytime you want to direct the conversation navigate to the menu and select a topic from the list. Read more…

  • News outlets excluded from White House press secretary’s gaggle

    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Multiple news outlets were excluded from a White House gaggle with press secretary Sean Spicer on Friday afternoon, according to reporters present, sparking criticism from the White House Correspondents’ Association and other observers. The move comes amid President Donald Trump’s ongoing battle with many news organizations, which he has characterized as “fake news” and the “enemy of the American People,” an assertion which he doubled down Read more…

  • Tracy Morgan bringing new stand-up comedy to Netflix

    ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) — Netflix has added comedian-actor Tracy Morgan to its growing roster of comedians with stand-up specials. The streaming service announced Friday that Morgan has signed on for a new stand-up special, entitled Staying Alive. The special, which was shot at New Jersey’s Count Basie Theatre, will debut globally on Tuesday, May 16. According to Netflix, the show will find the comedian “exploring his fresh take on life, career and mortality” after Read more…