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  • Michigan City Wolves win against Griffith Panthers - August 19, 2017 at 7:49 am

    The Michigan City Wolves football team made a 2nd half comeback against the Griffith Panthers pulling off a late interception to cap the game off and get a 25-20 win. The Wolves next game is in Illinois against Homewood-Flossmor.  Alex Bassett and Nick Cohn were live on AM 1420 WIMS from the game. The next WIMS broadcast will be August 25th at 7pm as Chesterton hosts Munster.  Nick Cohn and Jackie Beissel Read more…

  • 8 vehicle crash deaths on US 20 in July - August 18, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    LA PORTE, IN –  The La Porte County Sheriff’s office released a statement regarding crashes in the month of July. Through the month of July there have been 11 crashes in La Porte County that resulted in 15 people being killed; 8 of those deaths occurred on US 20. There were a total of 15 people killed in crashes in all of 2016 in La Porte County. Stay tuned to Read more…

  • Cheney Run Wetland Project grant will help create wetlands - August 18, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    The Michigan City Sanitary District has been awarded a $650,000 grant for the Cheney Run Wetland Project. The grant, awarded by Sustain Our Great Lakes, will help the City create approximately five acres of wetlands on Trail Creek to manage and treat stormwater from the Cheney Run stormwater sewer system. The wetlands will improve water quality in Trail Creek and Lake Michigan, increase recreation opportunities, and improve habitat for animals Read more…

  • Sentencing in 2014 child trafficking case - August 18, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    SOUTH BEND –  Acting United States Attorney, Clifford D. Johnson, announced that 34 year old Anthony Huey, of South Bend, was sentenced before District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio for Transportation of a Minor with Intent to Engage in Prostitution. Huey was sentenced to 125 months of imprisonment and 2 years of supervised release.  Restitution to the minor victim, if any, will be decided within the next 30 days. According Read more…

  • Update on former Mayor of LaPorte’s position with the Governor - August 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Last week, Governor Eric Holcomb kicked off a statewide tour with newly minted Secretary of Career Connections & Talent Blair Milo, Department of Workforce Development Commissioner Steve Braun and Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers to launch www.NextLevelJobs.org. This next piece of the Governor’s Next Level Agenda will cover the costs of certificates for Hoosiers in high-demand, high-wage fields – and help offset the costs employers in these fields take on Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Chicago slaying of hairdresser was part of sexual fantasy: Prosecutor

    Chicago Police(CHICAGO) — The Northwestern University professor and Oxford University financial officer accused of fatally stabbing the professor’s boyfriend in a Chicago high-rise allegedly committed the crime as part of a sexual fantasy hatched online, prosecutors said on Sunday. Wyndham Lathem, who was a faculty member at Northwestern’s microbiology-immunology department for 10 years, and a second suspect, University of Oxford employee Andrew Warren, were both taken into custody without incident Read more…

  • The most expensive days of the year to fly

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — No one wants to think about Thanksgiving now. Not when there’s still a sliver of summer left. But it’s an absolute must for anyone who will be traveling during the November holiday, especially those who will head to the airport on the two most popular days of the year to fly. That’s right — the two most popular days are the Wednesday before and Sunday after Thanksgiving, Read more…

  • USS John S. McCain involved in collision with merchant ship near Singapore

    US Navy/Petty Officer 3rd Class James Vazquez(WASHINGTON) — The USS John S. McCain was involved in a collision with a merchant ship east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca, according to a statement from the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet. Search and rescue efforts are underway and there is no word on injuries or deaths, the statement said. The U.S. Navy said initial reports indicated the guided-missile destroyer sustained damage. Read more…

  • ‘The Three Amigos’ John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Joe Lieberman go hiking in Arizona

    Twitter/John McCain(PHOENIX) — The boys are back. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and former Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn. — previously dubbed “The Three Amigos” by retired general David Petraeus — headed on Saturday to Arizona’s Oak Creek Canyon, where they went hiking and waded in water. McCain’s daughter Meghan joined the trio. “The three amigos together again!” tweeted McCain, along with a photo of the casually-dressed, baseball Read more…

  • King of Comedy: Hollywood reacts to Jerry Lewis’ passing

    Danny Martindale/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Hollywood stars took to Twitter Sunday to remember legendary comedian and entertainer Jerry Lewis, who died at age 91. Penn and Teller’s Penn Jillette was one of the first to tweet the news, writing, “Jerry Lewis just died. When I met him, I [fell] apart, just sobbed. I guess it’s time for that again.”  He then tweeted a photo of himself shaking a smiling Lewis’ hand, Read more…