The Talk of the South Shore

WIMS AM 1420 brings you local news, traffic, weather, and sports. Tune in weekdays for Ric Federighi, Paula Griffin, Mike Paine and the rest of the crew, keeping you updated on the latest headlines!

Local News Headlines

Tune in to WIMS AM 1420 for updates on today's headlines

  • IN House Dem. Leader Pelath comments on Gov. Pence signing Religious Freedom Restoration Act - March 27, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Governor Mike Pence has signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Pence says he would have vetoed the bill if he believed it would lead to discrimination. Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath calls the act a “giant step backward for Indiana.” Pelath also said it was the most mean-spirited bill in recent Indiana history and it will have consequences for years to come.

  • MC Public stakeholder outreach session to be held Monday - March 27, 2015 at 12:26 am

    The Michigan City Redevelopment Commission invites residents and business owners in the Uptown Arts District to attend a public stakeholder outreach session. The Wabash Street Green Infrastructure Improvements Project will include improvements to lighting, parking, sidewalks, signage for improved pedestrian friendliness, aesthetic improvements and more. The session will include an overview of the project followed by public input from property owner within the project boundaries. The meeting will take place Read more…

  • Michigan City Refuse Dept. continues Annual Spring Clean-Up - March 27, 2015 at 12:24 am

    The Michigan City Refuse Dept. continues the Annual Spring Clean-Up. Zone 2 pick-up will take place Mon. Mar. 30-Fri. April 3. Zone 2 is bounded by Michigan Blvd. on the north, Kieffer Road/400 North on the south, Roeske Ave. on the east and Franklin St. on the west. Debris should be separated into the following three categories: 1. Brush, limbs, shrubs, yard waste and unpainted concrete…no black top. 2. Rugs, Read more…

  • Michigan City man charged with selling drugs after lengthy investigation - March 27, 2015 at 12:23 am

    56 year old Willie Peterson of Michigan City was taken into custody Thursday on a federal indictment warrant after a three year investigation into his alleged narcotics operation. Peterson faces 12 counts of distribution of a controlled substance, aiding and abetting and drug user in possession of a firearm.

  • Flags to be flown at half-staff honoring IN State Rep. Earl Harris - March 27, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Governor Mike Pence is directing flags at state facilities in Lake County and at the Indiana Statehouse to be flown at half-staff in honor of Indiana State Representative Earl Harris. Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset on the day of his funeral, Saturday, March 28. Governor Pence also asks businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff to honor the life and service of Representative Earl Harris.

News From Around The World

  • Amazon Gets FAA Approval to Test Delivery Drones, But There’s a Catch

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Amazon’s dream of drone delivery has been cleared for testing by the Federal Aviation Administration, however the small victory for the retailer comes with plenty of restrictions. The FAA issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to Amazon on Thursday that will allow the company to begin testing its fleet of delivery drones outdoors. Amazon had previously been testing them inside its Washington facility. Under the new ruling, Amazon will Read more…

  • The Many Tweets Of Hillary Clinton (The Note)

    By MICHAEL FALCONE NOTABLES TWEETS FROM HILLARY: The soon-to-be 2016 presidential candidate weighed in last night on Indiana’s new bill that prevents the government from getting in the way of anyone’s practice of their own religion. Gay rights advocates say it could lead to discrimination. @HillaryClinton: Protecting pregnant women from discrimination shouldn’t be a fight, should be as American as apple pie. More to do: @HillaryClinton: Sad this new Read more…