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  • Midwest EVOLVE Nissan LEAF Ride & Drive set for Saturday - May 23, 2017 at 3:10 am

    Join South Shore Clean Cities for the Midwest EVOLVE Nissan LEAF Ride & Drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday May 27 at Southlake Nissan, 4201 E. Lincoln Highway in Merrillville. Learn how NIPSCO customers and employees can get up to $17,500 off the all-electric Nissan Leaf through June 30. For more information about this promotion, contact Nissan Electric Business Development Manager Cynthia Maves at [email protected] or Ryan Lisek, Read more…

  • Rain barrels make Burns Harbor greener - May 23, 2017 at 3:09 am

    The Town of Burns Harbor just became even greener. Porter County Recycling and Waste Management presented the Redevelopment Commission with two rain barrels as part of the Community Rain Barrel Demonstration Grant May 10th. The barrels will be installed in a community garden on-site at the Town’s Food Truck Square. Formerly the site of the historic Westport Community Club — located at the intersection of Haglund Road and S.R. 149, Read more…

  • Memorial weekend events set for Westville American Legion Post 21 - May 23, 2017 at 3:07 am

    Memorial weekend events will take place at the Westville American Legion Post 21: Saturday the 27th 10:00 am Prairie Meadow Park, Highway 421& US 6. Rhen Hilkert, who was the 1st LaPorte county veteran killed in WW1 will be honored. On Monday the 29th there will be Cemetery Ceremonies- at Otis Church at 9:00 am, Pinhook Cemetery 10:00 am, Westville Cemetery 11:00 am, and Westville Memorial 12:00 (noon) Main Street.

  • Roadwork update - May 23, 2017 at 3:07 am

    U.S. 6 will be closed between County Road 500 E and County Road 450 N in Porter County Tuesday, May 30th through the middle of September. Crews will close the road to restore the bridge over the CSX Railroad tracks. Drivers traveling west on U.S. 6 will be detoured south on State Road 39, west on U.S. 30, north on State Road 49 and back to U.S. 6. Drivers traveling Read more…

  • ISP to join “Operation Care” program - May 23, 2017 at 3:05 am

    Indiana State Police along with Troopers from Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan and Pennsylvania will be conducting patrols targeting seatbelt and child restraint violations. This project, which was initially started by the Ohio State Patrol, encompasses all states that border the State of Ohio. These extra patrols are being conducted as part of the “Operation Care” program. Troopers will be targeting drivers and passengers that are not wearing their seatbelts Read more…


News From Around The World

  • New details on Pippa Middleton’s wedding reception

    Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) — It was the party of the year when the world’s most famous bridesmaid, Pippa Middleton, finally became the bride. Middleton, who became famous for the figure-hugging dress she wore at the 2011 wedding of her sister, Princess Kate, to Prince William, tied the knot Saturday. The wedding reception Saturday celebrating the marriage of Middleton, 33, and her husband, hedge fund millionaire James Matthews, was planned with Read more…

  • Trump calls out ‘evil losers’ behind deadly Manchester blast

    Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(BETHLEHEM, West Bank) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday called out the “evil losers” who he said were behind a massive explosion that brought “death to innocent young people” who were attending a pop concert in Manchester, England Monday night. “So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life,” Trump said early Tuesday morning, speaking just hours after a Read more…

  • James Corden gives impassioned speech about Manchester in ‘Late Late Show’ cold open

    Art Streiber/CBS(LOS ANGELES) — When the tragic news broke about the 22 people who died and 59 others injured after an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in England, The Late Late Show with James Corden was still taping. Corden recorded a two-minute reflection and talked about his native country, speaking highly of the city and offering thoughts and prayers for everyone in Manchester. The complete transcript Read more…