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  • Press conference addresses new Michigan City Police station plans - March 2, 2015 at 1:57 am

    Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer held a news conference at Michigan City City Hall on Friday to discuss plans for the new Michigan City Police station. The architect for American Structure Point and Police Chief Mark Swistek talked to the public about the $13 million project that will take over 14 months to construct. Bids for the project will be put up on March 24 with a due date of Read more…

  • Artspace Uptown Artist Lofts gorunbreaking coming next week - March 2, 2015 at 1:56 am

    A celebration of the groundbreaking for the new Artspace Uptown Artist Lofts will take place on Friday March 13, behind Warren Building project site, 716 Washington St. at 6:30 p.m. A reception and brief program will follow at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd St. from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Multi-state chase ends in NW Indiana - March 2, 2015 at 1:55 am

    34 year old Vincent Toliver, Madison, Wisconsin, was charged with Possession of Stolen Property and Resisting Law Enforcement after he led police on a two state chase. Toliver had allegedly fired shots at a store in Broadview, IL. and fled in his vehicle on southbound I-294 to eastbound I-80 into Indiana where Indiana State Police officers continued the pursuit across I-80 onto I-94. LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department officers attempted to Read more…

  • Valpo PD offers Citizens’ Police Academy - March 2, 2015 at 1:54 am

    The Valparaiso Police Department is searching for community members that would like to learn more about the police department. The department’s annual Citizens’ Police Academy is currently accepting applications. The Citizens’ Police Academy is designed for community members to meet officers, learn what officers do on a daily basis and become involved in their community. The academy class will meet on every Tuesday, beginning on March 31st and will meet Read more…

  • Blood drive at Porter-Starke Tuesday - March 2, 2015 at 1:53 am

    The Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is having a blood drive Tuesday from 2pm-4pm at Porter Starke Services, 701 Wall St. in Valparaiso. Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.

News From Around The World

  • Why Tinder Is Charging People Over 30 More for Tinder Plus

    Tinder(NEW YORK) — Tinder is taking an extra-large swipe at the wallets of users 30 and over who sign up for Tinder Plus, a premium service the dating app rolled out Monday in the United States. For the unindoctrinated, Tinder allows users to swipe right on their smartphone if they’re interested in a person and left if they are not. Many users swipe so fast that it’s common to occasionally Read more…

  • On Iran, a Question of Whether Obama and Netanyahu Really Have the Same Goal

    Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — When it comes to nuclear negotiations with Iran, President Obama has said America’s goal is to prevent Iran from ever producing a nuclear weapon, while Israel has described a different one: denying Iran the capability of ever getting there. “Our goal here is to be able to verify that Iran does not have a nuclear weapon,” Obama said after a meeting with the emir Read more…

  • Maggie Smith Says 6th Season of "Downton Abbey" Should Be ‘Last One’

    Dave J Hogan/Getty Images(LONDON) — Maggie Smith just celebrated her 80th birthday, but says she’ll keep working in television and film as long as physically possible. “When you’re not working it’s scary, and when you are working it’s scary, because you don’t know if you’ve got the energy to get through the day. But the bleakness of not doing it, and missing out on the friendships that you make, is Read more…