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  • Indiana Students Continue Graduating Better Prepared for College as AP Exams Offered, Taken, and Passed Increases Again - February 22, 2019 at 4:00 am

    In partnership with the College Board and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE), the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced Thursday another year of increases in the number of Advanced Placement (AP) exams offered, taken, and passed. For the 2017-2018 school year, Indiana reported the following increases:For the 2018 graduating class, 25,892 Indiana public school students took an AP exam, compared to 24,659 in the class of 2017.Since 2008, Read more…

  • LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office: Last Week’s Wanted Felon Arrested - February 22, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Members of the La Porte County Fugitive Apprehension Street Team (FAST), along with the U.S. Marshal Service, announce the arrest of last week’s wanted felon, Cordaroll D. Hicks. On Tuesday, just four days after the announcement that Hicks was being sought, he was taken into custody. Hicks was arrested within the City limits of Michigan City. Hicks remains housed in the La Porte County Jail on a $10,005 cash bond Read more…

  • Residents of Michigan City are Urged to Apply Immediately for Free Home Repairs to Houses Built Before 1978 - February 21, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Mayor Ron Meer is proud to announce the City of Michigan City’s recent inclusion in the State of Indiana’s Lead-based paint remediation program which is sponsored by Medicaid and administered through the Indiana State Department of Health. Home owners, Landlords, and Renters who live in a home, or own a home, built before 1978 can receive a free home inspection to determine if the residents are being exposed to lead-based Read more…

  • U.S. 35 Bridge in LaPorte Set for Deck Replacement - February 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that a bridge deck replacement project is set to begin March 4 on U.S. 35 in the City of LaPorte. The bridge, which is adjacent to the courthouse in downtown LaPorte and just north of State Road 2 (Lincoln Way), will maintain one lane of traffic in each direction for the duration of the project. During the first phase, traffic will use the Read more…

  • AG Curtis Hill: Continued access to Lake Michigan beaches serves the public interest - February 21, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    U.S. Supreme Court lets stand decision by Indiana Supreme Court After the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a case involving access to Lake Michigan’s beaches, Attorney General Curtis Hill expressed satisfaction that the ability of the general public to enjoy the natural beauty of Indiana’s shoreline remains protected. In February of 2018, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled that the State of Indiana under existing law possessed “public Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Authorities plan to search Colorado landfill for Kelsey Berreth’s remains

    Woodland Park Police Department(FOUNTAIN, Colo.) — Colorado authorities are planning to begin the task Tuesday morning of digging through a landfill for Kelsey Berreth’s remains and other possible evidence in the missing mom’s case, sources told ABC News. The search of the Midway landfill near Fountain, Colorado, could last several months, according to sources with knowledge of the investigation. Investigators have been focusing their attention on the landfill since at Read more…

  • Disney’s latest Epcot plans include an interactive city

    TracyHornbrook/iStock(ORLANDO, Fla.) —  Get excited: there’s more awesomeness coming to Epcot. An interactive city will be part of a new play pavilion, with a re-imagined main entrance and experience center, Disney announced Thursday. The new play pavilion includes an interactive city where games and hands-on activities allow guests to interact with their favorite Disney characters. The new space doesn’t have a name yet but will be located under the dome Read more…

  • Trump administration signals ISIS foreign fighters could be sent to Guantanamo Bay

    zudin/iStock(WASHINGTON) — As President Donald Trump seeks to wind down the fight against the Islamic State in Syria, his administration is increasingly leaving open the possibility that some of the group’s foreign fighters be sent to the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Trump has advocated as a private citizen, presidential candidate and even while in office to move more detainees to the facility. It was a stark contrast Read more…

  • Dems launching bid to scuttle Trump’s national emergency to get border wall funding

    Matt Anderson/iStock(WASHINGTON) — House Democrats will file a resolution Friday in a long shot bid to stop President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration aimed at getting more money to build his proposed border wall after congressional Democrats refused to give it to him. Though some Republicans have expressed concern about the president’s executive action, none has vowed to join the Democratic effort to terminate the national emergency that’s unlikely to Read more…

  • ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ tops new movie releases

    Universal(NEW YORK) — Here are the movies opening nationwide Friday: * How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World — The third and likely final installment in the How to Train Your Dragon series — the film’s being billed as “The Epic Conclusion” —  follows Hiccup, again voiced by Jay Baruchel, and his dragon, Toothless, as they discover their true destinies and test the strength of their friendship like never before. Read more…

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