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  • US 35/Pine Lake Avenue Closure near State Road 39 - July 24, 2014 at 3:02 am

    In LaPorte, U.S. 35/Pine Lake Avenue will be reduced to one lane during the overnight hours for microsurface work between State Road 39 and the bridge over the railroad in downtown LaPorte. Work will begin around 6pm each night with grinding to prepare the pavement. The microsurface treatment will then begin starting around 9pm. All lanes will reopen prior to rush hour each morning.

  • NICTD 10th Street Closure continues through end of August - July 24, 2014 at 3:00 am

    NICTD will be closing 10th St. through August 29th due to repairs and laying down new rails. Due to the closing of 10th St. MC Transit Route #4 will be detoured from Chicago St. to Cooper St., Cooper St. to Willard Ave., Willard Ave. to 8th St., 8th St. to US 12, US 12 to Willard Ave. and Willard Ave. to 8th St. At this point the route will continue Read more…

  • La Porte’s MOST WANTED Person of the Week - July 24, 2014 at 2:59 am

    LaPorte Police Department’s Wanted Person of the Week is 29 year old Matthew McCleery. He is wanted on a warrant out of LaPorte Circuit Court for probation violation, for an original charge of receiving stolen property. McCleery is a white male, 5’10”, 175 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes, tatoos of a dragon and a marijuana leaf on each of his forearms and a scorpion tattoo on the left side Read more…

  • UPDATE on the South Shore with mid-day passengers - July 24, 2014 at 2:58 am

    The South Shore will bus mid-day passengers between the Carroll Ave. and Dune Park Stations on Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 14th during track work. Buses will arrive and depart on the published train schedule between Carroll Ave. and Dune Park

  • Valparaiso man arrested as he was out of luck - July 24, 2014 at 2:57 am

    49 year old George Bukur of Valparaiso, called a cab from a casino in East Chicago to go to Portage.  Bukur told the cab driver during the ride that he didn’t have any money but would get money in Portage. According to the police report, Bukur had the cab driver to take him to different places in order to get money, however he did not get any. The cab driver Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Profits Plunge at General Motors

    Joe Raedle/Getty Images(DETROIT) — The troubles continue for General Motors, as the automaker on Thursday reported an 80 percent drop in second quarter profits from this time last year. GM had previously announced it will pay $400 million to the victims of its defective ignition switches after a wave of lawsuits and $1.5 billion paid out in fines. The company is now facing some immediate financial repercussions of the more Read more…

  • Republican Govs Split With Chris Christie Over New York Candidate

    GTY Chris Christie Rob Astor mar 140723 16x9 608 Republican Govs Split With Chris Christie Over New York Candidate

    (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images| Seth Wenig/AP Photo) Once upon a time, the Republican governors in the country were unified behind New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Not anymore. The unity was fractured this week over Christie’s decision to withhold Republican Governors Association support from New York gubernatorial contender Rob Astorino. Instead of backing Christie’s decision on the basis that Astorino is lagging in the polls behind incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo, four high-profile Read more…

  • First Trailer for "Fifty Shades of Grey" Debuts

    Focus Features/Universal Pictures(NEW YORK) — The first official trailer for the highly-anticipated film Fifty Shades of Grey was released on Thursday. The trailer follows Dakota Johnson, portraying college student Anastasia Steele, as she interviews billionaire Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan. If you’ve read E.L. James’ erotic novel, on which the film is based, you’ll recognize many scenes from the book. The trailer then fast-forwards, showing Anastasia and Christian’s whirlwind Read more…