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  • Michigan City Trick-Or-Treating Hours - October 30, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer, Police Chief Mark Swistek and Fire Chief Ron Martin ask that each neighborhood work with the City for the safety of our children and hold Trick-or-Treating Friday from 5-7pm. Participating residents are asked to turn on their porch lights during this time. Extra police patrols will be utilized during this event throughout the City.

  • Crash remains under investigation - October 30, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    A one vehicle vehicle crash that took the life of 19 year old Trevor Cox of Michigan City is still under investigation. Cox was the passenger in a vehicle being driven by Matthew Powers of Michigan City when the vehicle struck a tree last Friday night near Hesston Steam Museum on 1000 North. Cox died of blunt force trauma. Powers was flown to a South Bend hospital.

  • 2015 MCAS budget approved - October 30, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    The Michigan City Area Schools Board of Trustees voted to approve a $69.6 million budget for 2015. The budget includes $43.7 million for the general fund, $10.8 million for the debt service, $1 million for the school pension debt, $5.3 million for the transportation fund and $2.4 million for the referendum fund. In a separate vote, the board voted for a bus replacement fund of $576,000 and $5.8 million for Read more…

  • Lemon sentenced for fraud - October 30, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Robert Lemon of Michigan City was sentenced to 15 months in prison, serve two years on supervised release and jointly pay over $191,000 for his part in staging car crashes in order to collect insurance payouts. Lemon, along with seven co-defendents each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

  • NIPSCO offers heating bill assistance - October 30, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    NIPSCO is partnering again this year with state agencies and other organizations to help connect families struggling to pay their heating bills this winter with available assistance funds. Enrollment for the federal low income energy assistance program begins on Monday, Nov. 3. NIPSCO Customer Care Agents trained to help connect customers with available funds are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT at 1-800-4NIPSCO (1-800-464-7726). Eligibility Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Halloween Friday Food Freebies Include Pizza, Smoothies and Doughnuts

    iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Retail stores typically offer kids free candy on Halloween, but not these restaurants, doughnut shops and cafes. Arby’s will hold “Trick or Meat” day, adding bacon to your order at any of its locations Friday, so long as you say “Trick or Meat” with your order. Arby’s will even add bacon to your curly fries and Jamocha Shake. Bacon with your shake? Well, why not?Here are Read more…

  • Election 2014′s Freaky Friday

    By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES PRESIDENT OBAMA IS ON THE ROAD highlighting an issue that he thinks will benefit Democrats in next week’s elections: The economy, ABC’s MARY BRUCE notes. As he campaigns for Democratic candidates in these final days, the president is playing up the economic recovery in an effort to shift the public’s focus away from his administration’s handling of the Ebola crisis and back to their wallets. Read more…

  • “Nightcrawler,” “Before I Go To Sleep,” “Saw” Re-Release Open Friday

    “Nightcrawler” – Open Road Films(NEW YORK) — Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday: Nightcrawler — Jake Gyllenhaal plays a “nightcrawler” — a cameraman who searches for sensational news stories to capture on tape and make money off of. Rene Russo co-stars as a news producer. Rated R.Before I Go To Sleep — Nicole Kidman is a woman who wakes up every day with no memories as Read more…