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  • WINTER STORM WATCH for entire WIMS listening audience area - January 31, 2015 at 7:51 am

    THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST OHIO…NORTHERN INDIANA…SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN AND THE NEARSHORE WATERS OF SOUTHEASTERN LAKE MICHIGAN. .DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR FAR SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN AND A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHERN INDIANA AND NORTHWEST OHIO STARTING TONIGHT FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY A WINTER STORM Read more…

  • LaPorte Police Department’s Wanted Person of the Week - January 30, 2015 at 12:44 am

    LaPorte Police Department’s Wanted Person of the Week is 36 year old Maurice Galvin. Galvin is wanted on a warrant out of LaPorte Circuit Court for charges of felony auto theft, intimidation and residential entry and misdemeanor battery. Maurice Galvin is African-American, 5’11″, 190 pounds, black hair and brown eyes and tattoos on his chest. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Galvin, call the LaPorte Police at 219-362-9446.

  • Man in white van tries to lure Portage 5th grader - January 30, 2015 at 12:43 am

    A Portage Myers Elementary School fifth grade student told police that he was walking to school Thursday morning when someone in a white van tried to lure him into it. The student ran until he reached the school and reported the incident. The van was white with dark tinted windows. The student said that he was unable to see the driver because the window only went down halfway. Extra police Read more…

  • Pelath praises the end of Just IN - January 30, 2015 at 12:42 am

    House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath applauded Governor Mike Pence for ending the proposed, state-sponsored news service, Just IN. Following session on Thursday, Pelath stated the House Democrats would have continued to offer amendments to defund the news service had the governor not ended Just IN.  A reporter asked Leader Pelath what his reaction was at the national ridicule of Gov. Pence’s news service plan. Pelath said he didn’t take partisan Read more…

  • Janus appointed interim City of Michigan City Controller - January 30, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Mayor Ron Meer announced that Mr. Steve Janus was appointed interim City of Michigan City Controller on Monday. Mr. Janus is a Certified Public Accountant and also serves as President of the Michigan City Board of Public Works and Safety. Mr. Janus will remain in the position of interim City Controller while the City of Michigan City administration conducts its search for a permanent replacement for this position.


News From Around The World

  • Automakers Recall 2.1 Million Vehicles Due to Faulty Air Bags

    Victor Emond/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The National Highway Traffic Administration announced on Saturday that 2.1 million vehicles from model years 2002 to 2004 have been recalled for an airbag defect. The agency said the latest recall involves Acura, Dodge, Jeep, Honda, Pontiac and Toyota vehicles that have already been recalled for the same problem.   The head of NHTSA, Mark Rosekind, said on Saturday that original attempts to fix the defects proved Read more…

  • ‘Yes’ Ann Romney is Happy about Mitt Romney’s Decision

    ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) — Leaving the Harvard Club in New York City on Friday, Ann Romney told the New York Daily News that “yes” she’s happy about her husband’s decision not to run for president, according to the paper. She declined, however, to comment about which candidate the Romneys will support in 2016. When asked about dining with Chelsea Clinton, she responded “It was fantastic. She’s very inspiring.” According Read more…

  • Whitney Houston’s Daughter Alive After Being Found Unresponsive in Tub & Hospitalized

    Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage(ROSWELL, Ga.) — Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was transported to a Georgia hospital on Saturday morning after she was found unresponsive.   Police responded to a 911 call at a home in Roswell, Georgia; Bobbi’s husband Nick Gordon and a friend had discovered her in the tub and had begun CPR.  When police arrived on scene, they started life-saving Read more…