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  • New alert system for Hoosiers - October 24, 2014 at 12:16 pm and Indiana State Police (ISP) have partnered to launch the online Blue Alert Notification website ( in an effort to provide Hoosiers with immediate information about potential suspects that have harmed a member of Indiana law enforcement. Alerts are rapidly sent across multiple broadcast channels such as: the Blue Alert website, radio stations, and television channels. Alerts remain active until rescinded by the investigating agency.

  • 2 added to Michigan City 10 Most Wanted List - October 24, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    The Michigan City Police Department has added two teens to the Ten Most Wanted list. 19 year old Charles Gerron III is wanted on county warrants for marijuana possession, illegal possession of an alcoholic beverage and felony failure to return to lawful detention. Gerron violated the conditions of his bond through Superior Court No. 1 on a pending criminal case for charges of felony armed robbery, felony criminal confinement, felony Read more…

  • watch for fake IRS calls - October 24, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    The Indiana State Police at Lowell is warning everyone to be aware of telephone calls from individuals claiming to be from the IRS in an effort to get money and personal/financial information. These scam artists keep going at this con because they know they can play up on everyone’s fear of being called by the IRS. They are making threatening calls claiming to be from the IRS. They will typically Read more…

  • NIPSCO is hiring - October 24, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    NIPSCO is hiring and has various positions for hourly jobs posted online. To apply for a career with NIPSCO click on and use the searchable database to find the type of position you are looking for.

  • South Shore Update continues from WIMS AM 1420 - October 24, 2014 at 6:02 am

    The South Shore Trains will be temporarily busing passengers between South Bend and Carroll Av. in Michigan City through October 28th because of overhead wire & bridge upgrades. There will be no busing to or from Hudson Lake. The following trains operating exclusively between South Bend and Michigan City are cancelled: EB Train 401, WB Trains 422 & 424.

News From Around The World

  • Man Beats One in 9.7 Trillion Odds to Win Same Lottery Twice

    Hemera/Thinkstock(NORWOOD, Mass.) — A man accidentally won the same lottery twice for a payout of $546,000. Kenneth J. Stokes, of Norwood, Mass., is a lottery season ticket holder, which automatically enters him into every drawing of a certain lottery with specific, pre-set numbers of his choosing. Forgetting that his family had gifted him a season pass to the Massachusetts State Lottery Lucky for Life drawing with their lucky numbers, Stokes Read more…

  • Louisiana Teen Shot Dead in West Bank Clash With Israelis

    (JERUSALEM) — An American teen from New Orleans was shot and killed during clashes in the West Bank village of Silwad near Ramallah Friday. Orwa Abd al-Wahhab Hammad, 15, was born in Ramallah and moved with his family to New Orleans, according to his brother Mohammad. His mother and brothers had traveled with him to the West Bank and his father will arrive from the United States on Sunday for Read more…

  • Lawmakers Pushing for Expanded Recall on Defective Airbags

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Some lawmakers in Congress are saying that every defective airbag — which could mean millions more than the 20 million devices already suggested — should be recalled, not just in the South where most of the airbag recalls have been focused. “I want [the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration] to recall all airbags regardless of where they are, not just in warm states,” said Sen. Edward Mackey, D-Massachusetts. Read more…

  • Olivia Munn Reveals Aaron Rodgers Gave Her a ‘Special Ring’

    Jason Merritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Olivia Munn is one lucky woman. The actress, who has been dating NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers for several months, opened up to the New York Post‘s Alexa magazine about a special gift he gave her recently. “I wore this for a premiere… and he had heard me talking to my stylist about being obsessed with it,” she said. “It is such a special ring, and Read more…