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  • Michigan City Voters Claim Intimidation & Harassment - April 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

    After the first week of early voting, the Michigan City Mayor’s Office and the Michigan City Police Department have received numerous complaints from residents of voter intimidation and voter harassment at the Michigan City Courthouse.In addition, on April 10, 2019, an individual entered the Michigan City Courthouse, walked past uniformed Sheriff’s Deputies at what is supposed to be a secured entrance, and sat down in the direct vicinity of where Read more…

  • La Porte Police Reminding Public To Use Their Medication Drop Box - April 20, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    The La Porte Police are reminding residents, to not forget unused/ expired medications. The La Porte Police Department has a medication drop box located in the front lobby and it can be accessed during normal business hours. LPPD also mentioned that you should not dispose unwanted medications by throwing in the trash or flushing, where it can end up in the groundwater or drinking water supply.

  • DNR: Avoid planting invasive pear trees - April 20, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Gov. Eric Holcomb has proclaimed this week, April 8-12, as Invasive Species Awareness Week in Indiana, an important reminder for Hoosiers to watch for potentially devastating pests.Ornamental pear trees, most commonly known as Bradford pears, have been a popular landscaping tree in Indiana for decades.So popular that they are crowding out native Indiana trees.For that reason, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources encourages homeowners and landscapers to avoid planting such Read more…

  • March Indiana Employment Report - April 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.6 percent for March and remains lower than the national rate of 3.8 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana’s unemployment rate now has been below the U.S. rate for more than five years. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the Read more…

  • A former Purdue Northwest professor leaves multimillion dollar estate gift - April 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    When Dr. Nils K. Nelson, organic chemistry professor, retired from Purdue University Northwest (PNW) in 1991, he never considered leaving the place he loved. There were opportunities to relocate closer to family, but for Nelson, PNW’s Hammond Campus was home.Leaving an eternal mark at PNW may have been what Nelson, who taught 29 years at the university, had in mind when he planned a multimillion dollar gift from his estate—though Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Walt Disney World goes green(er) with solar farm larger than Magic Kingdom

    Orgis Energy via Walt Disney World(ORLANDO) — Disney just got a whole lot greener! Walt Disney World has unveiled its newest and largest solar farm. At 270 acres, the site is almost twice the size of the entire Magic Kingdom. “Here at Disney, every day is Earth Day,” Angie Renner, Environmental Integration Director of Disney Parks told “ The new facility is Disney’s largest solar endeavor to date and is Read more…

  • Elizabeth Warren continues calls for impeachment proceedings on campaign trail

    Scott Eisen/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren repeated her calls for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump on Saturday, saying “this isn’t about politics.” “For me this isn’t about politics, this is about principle and that’s why I asked the House to start impeachment proceedings.” Warren said Saturday to loud applause from a crowd at a meet and greet at the Weare Town Hall in New Hampshire. “This Read more…

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