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  • Duneland High School Football Action this weekend - September 20, 2014 at 9:11 am

    WIMS’ Jim Larocco and Soc Gray at the Chesterton Valparaiso game on Friday 9-19-14. Chesterton Beat Valpo 23-7. Merrillville over Michigan City 27-6. Crown Point over Portage 21-7. Lake Central beats La Porte Slicers 20-13. Friday 9-26-14 WIMS Duneland Game of the week Crown Point @Valparaiso

  • First Lady Karen Pence recognizes on CASAColumbia National Family Day - September 20, 2014 at 8:44 am

    First Lady Karen Pence will recognize two organizations on CASAColumbia National Family Day on Monday to thank them for their work to strengthen Hoosier families.  The two organizations, Foundation for Youth in Columbus, IN and Indiana Parenting Institute in Gary, IN were chosen by the First Lady because they promote parental and family engagement through serving their communities. The First Lady will provide a meal for an event at each Read more…

  • Richard A. Saya, 88, Trail Creek, Indiana, passed away September 17, 2014 - September 20, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Richard A. Saya May 2, 1926 – September 17, 2014 Richard A. Saya, 88, Trail Creek, Indiana, passed away September 17, 2014 at 1:20 a.m. at the home of his daughter Julie and son-in-law Robert Hargarten in Auburn, IN. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 22, 2014 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church with the Rev. Walter Ciesla, officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Stanislaus Read more…

  • “College Go” Week Workshop: “You CAN Pay for College!” - September 20, 2014 at 8:40 am

    The Michigan City High School Parent Network will sponsor a workshop on Thursday, September 25, at 6:30 p.m. to help families learn more about the many ways to help pay for college. It will be held at the MCHS Auditorium and is free. The college planning workshop is designed for parents and grandparents who are within a few years of sending a child or grandchild to college. Attendees will learn Read more…

  • South Shore update for our WIMS AM 1420 passengers - September 19, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    The South Shore plans to bus eastbound passengers between Portage/Ogden Dunes and Carroll Ave. late Saturday evening. Affected trains include: • Eastbound Train 613 on September 20 • Eastbound Train 601 on September 21 The bus will also stop at Dune Park, Beverly Shores, and 11th St. in Michigan City before terminating at Carroll Ave. Also on September 21 westbound Train 600 will incur a delay of approximately 15 minutes Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Chrysler Recalls More than 230,000 SUVs for Fuel Pump Issue

    Chrysler Media(AUBURN HILLS, Mich.) — Chrysler Group announced a voluntary recall of more than 230,000 SUVs Saturday, citing fuel pump issues in certain 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durango SUVs. While the company said it is unaware of any related accidents or injuries, a routine internal review found a pattern of repairs for fuel-pump relays in the car models. Further investigation revealed that some relays are “susceptible to deformation,” Read more…

  • Ukraine, Russian-Backed Rebels Agree on Buffer Zone in Peace Talks

    iStock/Thinkstock(KIEV, Ukraine) — While efforts are progressing to end the conflict in Ukraine, tensions were renewed Saturday with fresh provocations from both sides. Ukrainian officials and Russian-backed rebels moved to strengthen a ceasefire, agreeing to an 18-mile buffer zone that would prohibit overflights and be free of heavy weapons. In addition to the decision, both groups reportedly agreed to swap prisoners. Still, ideas of peace did not linger for long Read more…

  • Man in Custody After Second White House Security Breach, Secret Service Boosts Patrols

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — One man is in custody and charged with unlawful entry after attempting to enter a barricaded entryway to the White House on Saturday. Officials closed the plaza in front of the building following the security breach. The driver tried to enter at 15th and E streets and did not stop when ordered, according to Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary. The incident comes just one day after another man Read more…

  • "The Cosby Show" Turns 30: 30 Things You May Not Have Known About the Show

    Larry Busacca/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Thirty years ago today, audiences were introduced to The Cosby Show, a sitcom about the Huxtable family in Brooklyn, New York, that would remain on the air for eight seasons. The series was a huge hit, winning six Emmys, two Golden Globes and a slew of other awards — not to mention ranking number one in the Nielsen ratings for five years in a row. Read more…