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  • La Porte County Sheriff’s Office, ISP volunteer to help MCPD Wednesday - August 4, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Michigan City Chief of Police Mark Swistek has released the following information regarding law enforcement coverage during the funeral services for Rob Grant. “We have authorized any Michigan City Police Officer that is working during the funeral services to have the time off so they can attend the services. Ten officers from the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office have volunteered to patrol and respond to calls from 11AM until 4PM. Read more…

  • LaPorte man to serve 30 years in prison for felony Child Molesting - August 4, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    51 year old Gary Cooper of LaPorte was convicted of Level 1 felony Child Molesting and sentenced to 30 years in prison. Cooper lured an 8 year old girl into the woods at Stone Lake beach in LaPorte in July 2014. LaPorte Circuit Court Judge Thomas Alevizos could have given Cooper the mandatory 40 years in prison however he cited Cooper’s mental condition as one of the factors in issuing Read more…

  • South Bend woman arrested for trafficking in MC - August 4, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    45 year old Billie Jo Coalmon of South Bend was arrested at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City after she was allegedly trafficking with an offender. Coalmon was visiting an inmate and passed a package of what was allegedly synthetic marijuana and tobacco. She was charged with Level 5 felony Trafficking and could face up to 8 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

  • Michigan City Lakers to make 1st appearance in NABF World Series - August 4, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Co-Managers Tim Jahnz and Mike Einstein are proud to announce the first-ever appearance of the Michigan City Lakers in the NABF (National Amateur Baseball Federation) World Series, August 5-9, at C.O. Brown Stadium in Battle Creek, MI. The City Lakers earned one of only twelve births nationwide in the Major Division (Unlimited) of this prestigious tournament by winning the NABF Chicago Regional tournament this past weekend in Kankakee, IL, with Read more…

  • Michigan City hosted DCI World Championships Tuesday - August 4, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    The DCI World Championships Open Class Championship Finals were at Ames Field in Michigan City on Tuesday with performers representing Taiwan, Indonesia, The Netherlands and Canada as well as the United States. WIMS Sports Director Jim Larocco and wife Sue attended the event as the top 12 of the Open Class elite competed for the gold medal during the Finals competition.

News From Around The World

  • Great Scott! Lexus Unveils Working Hoverboard

    Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus has unveiled its latest sled — a hoverboard. The automaker recently hired pro skateboarder Ross McGouran to try it out for a slick promotional video, and while it doesn’t work as well as the Mattel version Marty McFly rocked in Back to the Future 2, Slide does work as advertised. Slide works using superconducting magnetic levitation, like a miniature Read more…

  • Ten Candidates Announced for First GOP Debate

    ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Ten candidates. Two hours. One goal: survive the first Republican presidential debate. A slate of governors, senators and other presidential contenders is set to gather in Cleveland, Ohio to debate each other for the first time this election cycle. Fox News will host the debate this Thursday at 9 p.m. for the newly-unveiled candidates who are polling in the top 10 in an average of five recent Read more…

  • Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy Split

    Buena Vista/Disney(LOS ANGELES) — The summer of celebrity splits continues — and the latest is a big one: Kermit and Miss Piggy. “Here is the official statement on @KermitTheFrog and moi’s relationship termination,” Miss Piggy wrote on Twitter. The statement read, “After careful thought, thoughtful consideration and considerable squabbling, we have made the difficult decision to terminate our romantic relationship,” she wrote. “We will continue to work together on television.” The Read more…