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  • LaPorte County Family YMCA To Rent Parts Of Elston Middle School - December 18, 2014 at 12:38 am

    The LaPorte County Family YMCA will rent parts of the former Elston Middle School in Michigan City for $1 per year. Included will be the use of the pool, gyms, locker rooms and classrooms. The Michigan City Board of Schools Trustees voted 5-1 at their last meeting to allow the transaction, with Beryle Burgwald voting no and Marty Corley abstaining due to the fact that he is a part of Read more…

  • Children’s Christmas Magic Show - December 18, 2014 at 12:36 am

    The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office annual Children’s Christmas Magic Show will take place on Saturday Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. at LaPorte High School Auditorium. Kids will enjoy a program by Matt Kalita, Master of Magic and Escape. Each child in attendance will visit with Santa and receive a free gift. Admission is on a donation basis.

  • LaPorte City Council At – Large Seat Filled - December 18, 2014 at 12:35 am

    The LaPorte County Republican Party has chosen Karyl Machek to fill an at-large seat on the LaPorte City Council. The seat will be vacated when Councilman Cary Kirkham takes over the 4th District spot on the LaPorte County Council in January. Machek won a 14 person Republican caucus that was held on Dec. 13.

  • Crimes Against Children Unit Makes Arrest - December 18, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Michael Tichenor, Jr., 33, of Valparaiso, was arrested after an investigation by the Indiana State Police’s Crimes Against Children Unit revealed that he was contacting juvenile boys on popular social media sites and having inappropriate sexual interactions with them. Tichenor allegedly traded nude images with several of the boys. He was booked at the Porter County Jail on 10 counts of possession of child pornography, a Level 6 felony and Read more…

  • Narcan Saves A Life - December 18, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Porter County police were called to the 600 block of McCool Road in South Haven on a report of a possible drug overdose. They found a 21 year old woman, unresponsive, not breathing with no pulse. CPR was administered and when paramedics detected shallow breathing, they gave the woman Narcan, which neutralizes the affects of heroin and other opoids. The woman was taken to the emergency room where the doctor Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Six Indicted in Connection with January Chemical Spill in West Virginia

    Photo by Tom Hindman/Getty Image(WASHINGTON) — The Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that Freedom Industries and six former executives of the company have been charged with federal crimes linked to the January 2014 Elk River chemical spill in West Virginia. “Just a mile upstream from Charleston’s primary source of drinking water, the conditions at the Freedom Industries facility were not only grievously unacceptable, but unlawful,” Attorney General Eric Holder Read more…

  • US Confirms 67 Airstrikes in Iraq, Syria

    Michael Fitzsimmons/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — U.S. forces conducted 67 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq between Monday and Wednesday. According to U.S. Central Command, six strikes in Syria and 61 in Iraq were conducted in the three-day span. Forty-five of the strikes in Iraq were conducted in support of the Peshmerga and Iraqi security forces operating in the region, targeting approximately 50 targets. The strikes, led by the U.S., also involved 11 Read more…

  • Poll: Majority of Americans Have Unfavorable Opinion of Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

    ABC News(NEW YORK) — A majority of Americans have an unfavorable opinion on the individual mandate aspect of Obamacare, the latest Kaiser Family Foundation says, while a minority of Americans want the law repealed. The poll found that 64 percent of Americans find the individual mandate — which requires nearly all Americans to either have health insurance or pay a fine — unfavorable. Forty-six percent of Americans have an unfavorable Read more…

  • Norman Bridwell, Creator of "Clifford the Big Red Dog," Dead at 86

    Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The author and illustrator of the Clifford the Big Red Dog series of children’s books has died. Norman Bridwell died on Martha’s Vineyard, off the Massachusetts coast, on Friday, according to the publisher of his series, Scholastic. He was 86. Bridwell created Clifford the Big Red Dog in 1963, and the character was featured in dozens of books. Two new books, Clifford Goes Read more…