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  • Mt. Baldy ranger guided tours to begin June 5th - May 28, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will conduct ranger guided tours of Mt. Baldy in Michigan City. There will be a total of 22 guided tours on Friday afternoons and Sunday mornings starting on June 5 and continuing through September 6. The tours will meet at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center and participants will follow the ranger to the Mount Baldy parking lot. The hikes will last approximately an hour. The Read more…

  • Chesterton travel agent investigated for credit card fraud - May 28, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    A Chesterton travel agent is under investigation for using customers credit card information to pay for other parties’ vacations. The 41 year old Chesterton woman was working out of her home. Chesterton Police Chief David Cincoski said complaints were received from 80 people claiming they had booked trips through the woman’s travel agency, then discovered the trip had not been booked at all however their credit card information was used Read more…

  • New Clean Water Rule to protect Indiana waterways - May 28, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    The EPA in partnership with the U-S Army Corps of Engineers has released a new Clean Water Rule, which supporters say will better protect rivers and streams in Indiana and across the U-S from pollution. Kim Ferarro with the Hoosier Environmental Council says the new rule will restore Clean Water Act protections for headwaters, some streams and wetland habitat left uncertain by two U.S. Supreme Court rulings. In addition to Read more…

  • IN.gov receives major upgrades - May 28, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    www.IN.gov, the state of Indiana’s Web portal, received a major redesign and technology enhancement, which launched to the public earlier this month. The site is a product of over 6 months of careful planning and the analysis of over nine years of Web analytics data. Using this data, Indiana honed in on three driving factors to focus on for the redesign: search, mobile, and personalization. Based on user interaction, the Read more…

  • NIPSCO announces “NIPSCO Alerts” - May 28, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Storms and severe weather can be unpredictable, but now NIPSCO is introducing NIPSCO Alerts – a new way for customers to stay informed in the event of a power outage. NIPSCO Alerts allows customers to sign up and receive power outage updates, including estimated restoration time via text, email or automated phone message. Subscribing is easy and free. NIPSCO does not charge for alerts, but individual carriers may charge for Read more…


News From Around The World

  • American Express President Ed Gilligan Dies After Falling Sick on Flight

    Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — American Express President Ed Gilligan passed away on Friday after falling ill on an airplane flight, the company said. In a letter to American Express employees, company Chairman and CEO Kenneth Chenault said that Gilligan had died, calling his death “deeply painful and frankly unimaginable for all of us who had the great fortune to work with Ed.” Gilligan, 55, had served as Read more…

  • Harrison Ford Returns to the Skies After Plane Crash

    Paul Drinkwater/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — After a plane crash that left him hospitalized for nearly a month, Harrison Ford returned to the skies Thursday, flying a helicopter. According to photos obtained by People magazine, Ford was spotted at Santa Monica Municipal Airport in the cockpit of a 2013 Bell 407 helicopter. The actor was wearing a t-shirt, khaki pants and a hat. A source told the magazine, “This is the first time Harrison was back Read more…