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  • Big Toll Road construction project to start Wednesday - September 27, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    On the Indiana Toll Road, pavement work for Wednesday, Sept. 28 on the Valparaiso/Chesterton interchange (Exit 31) remains on schedule. The interchange connects the Indiana Toll Road with S.R. 49. The entire Exit 31 interchange, including entry/exit ramps, commuter lot and makeup/breakup lot, will close on Wednesday in order to repave the area. The closure should re-open by Oct. 17.

  • Indiana moving forward in criminal justice reform - September 27, 2016 at 8:27 pm


    While advocates are calling for reforms in the criminal justice system across the nation, Indiana is taking some steps in that direction. The Indiana Supreme Court recently approved reforms to the state’s bail system, including the prompt release of those arrested who don’t pose a public-safety risk. Allen Superior Court Judge John Surbeck is part of the Committee to Study Evidence-Based Pre-Trial Release, which was formed in 2013. He says Read more…

  • Michigan City sewer work project to begin Thursday on Michigan Blvd - September 27, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    In Michigan City, On September 29-30 there will be a Northbound lane restriction on Michigan Blvd between Calumet and Pleasant Ave. for sewer work between 7am and 5pm. Expect delays and avoid the area if possible during the project.

  • La Porte County Sheriff Boyd announces US 20 traffic/safety blitz results - September 27, 2016 at 8:24 pm

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    La Porte County Sheriff John Boyd announced the results of a traffic enforcement and safety blitz that occurred during the previous week. The blitz targeted traffic on US 20 in La Porte County with a specific focus on areas where crashes occur more frequently. “We were able to utilize grant funding during this effort which allowed for the increased enforcement period, stated Sheriff Boyd, with a goal to make this Read more…

  • USBA disaster loan deadline approaching - September 27, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters in Indiana of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by torrential rainfall on Aug. 15-16, 2016. The deadline to submit applications for physical damage is Nov. 1, 2016. Low-interest disaster loans are available in Saint Joseph County and the adjacent counties of Elkhart, La Porte, Marshall and Starke in Indiana; Read more…

News From Around The World

  • Home Used in ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ on Sale for $4.45 Million

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  Almost 25 years after “Mrs. Doubtfire” was filmed, the home used in the famed Robin Williams comedy is on the market for $4.45 million. The 4-bedroom, 3,300-square foot home, located in San Francisco, was used by Williams’ character, Mrs. Doubtfire, so that he could be close to his kids during a tumultuous divorce. The listing, by realtor Steve Gothelf, features plenty of pics and exclusive looks from Read more…

  • First Lady Michelle Obama Hits the Campaign Trail for Hillary Clinton in Battleground Pennsylvania

    Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — The objective of Michelle Obama’s first of two stump speeches for Hillary Clinton in battleground Pennsylvania today was clear: hype Clinton and tarnish Donald Trump, while getting young people out to vote. Within minutes of taking the stage at La Salle University in Philadelphia to an ecstatic, diverse and, largely, young audience of people at or near voting age, Obama moved from Read more…