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  • La Porte Fire Department Conducts Training on Homes Before They Are Demolished - May 22, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    In a story WIMS has been following, La Porte Hospital will be removing several vacant homes it owns on the hospital’s property along State Street, between Teegarden and Tyler streets to begin preparing land for staging and construction of the new La Porte Hospital. The hospital has offered the La Porte City Fire Department the opportunity to conduct training on several of the homes before they are removed. The La Read more…

  • Additional trout stockings planned for northern Indiana - May 22, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    The DNR will stock additional rainbow trout into nine northern Indiana streams before Memorial Day weekend. Locally, in St. Joseph County, Potato Creek will be stocked inside Potato Creek State Park, at North Liberty Town Park, and at Smilax Road. In LaPorte County: Slocum Ditch will be stocked at Hunt Park and U.S. 30 in Wanatah (The east side of Slocum Ditch through Wanatah is owned by the town from Read more…

  • ISP Lowell Post Holds Annual Memorial Service - May 22, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    The Indiana State Police Post at Lowell held their annual memorial service today to honor those members of the department who gave their lives in the line of duty. Troopers were brought to attention and prepared for roll call by Lowell District Assistant Commander First Sergeant Terrance Weems. Invocation was given by Indiana State Police Chaplain Warren. Members of the North Region Honor Guard then displayed the national and state Read more…

  • Click It or Ticket Patrols Begin for Memorial Day Weekend - May 22, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    As the unofficial start of summer, the Memorial Day holiday weekend is a busy time for Americans. Each year, the highways fill with families in vehicles, on their way to start their summer vacations. To help keep drivers and passengers stay safe, the Indiana State Police is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep families safe, the national seat belt campaign Read more…

  • Donnelly Urges President Trump to Take Steps to Lower Gas Prices, Allow Year Round Sale of Fuels with Higher Amounts of Biofuel - May 22, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Following reports that gas prices are on the rise, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly on Monday urged President Trump to take an important step towards addressing the price surge by reducing regulatory burdens around the blending of biofuels. Current regulations on Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) prevent most retailers from selling American-made fuels like E15 during the summer months, driving up the cost to consumers at the pump. In March 2017, Donnelly, Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Airline industry preparing for record 246 million summer travelers

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Airports across the country are expected to serve a record number of summer travelers this year, but if all goes to plan for airline and security officials, you may not even notice. Airlines for America, an industry trade group representing many of the largest domestic airlines, projected on Wednesday that 246.1 million people will board U.S. commercial flights between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2018. That increase Read more…

  • US employee in China suffers brain injury after reporting strange sounds, pressure

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A U.S. government employee in southern China suffered a brain injury after reporting strange “sensations of sound and pressure,” – a strikingly similar account to what American personnel experienced in recent years in Cuba, State Department officials said on Wednesday. In a health alert to American citizens in China posted online Wednesday, the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in China said an employee stationed in the sprawling port city Read more…

  • Kushner spent 7 hours with Mueller investigators last month

    Zach Gibson – Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, spent nearly seven hours with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team earlier this year for a second interview, a source familiar with the meeting confirmed Wednesday to ABC News. The source added that, in the two times Kushner has met with investigators, it was in the role of witness – not as a target. The first Read more…

  • Michael B. Jordan to star and co-produce anime series "gen:LOCK"

    Marvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) — Black Panther baddie Michael B. Jordan, a self-proclaimed anime super-fan, is getting the chance to live his dream. Jordan revealed via Instagram that he will voice the role of Julian Chase in an upcoming  animae series called gen:LOCK, from Rooster Teeth, a streaming service for gamers that launched in 2016.  “Check me out later this year,” he wrote, captioning an gif of his character saluting. According to Variety, Read more…