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  • It was a record-breaking weekend for Tour de La Porte this year - September 30, 2014 at 3:28 am

    It was a record breaking weekend for Tour de La Porte this year as more than 1,300 registrants from nine different states helped raise more than $70,000 to support cancer patients and their families in La Porte County. The enhanced three-day event August 22-24 included a first-ever 5K trail run and Rotary spaghetti dinner on Friday evening, followed by running and mountain biking events on Saturday, and road cycling on Read more…

  • LaPorte Police Department “Wanted Person of the Week.” - September 30, 2014 at 3:26 am

    27 year old Antonio Mitchell is this week’s LaPorte Police Department “Wanted Person of the Week.” Mitchell is wanted on a warrant for possession of stolen property, intimidation, and strangulation, all felonies. Mitchell is a black male, 5’8”, 140 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. He has tattoos on both sides of his neck that read “Iesha Robinson” and numerous tattoos on his arms and chest. Anyone with information on Read more…

  • 23 year old Rachel Marvin of LaPorte appeared before Porter Superior Judge - September 30, 2014 at 3:25 am

    In a story WIMS has been following, 23 year old Rachel Marvin, LaPorte, appeared before Porter Superior Judge Roger Bradford yesterday to face 13 charges filed against her in an accident that resulted in the death of 64 year old Lindy Wilson, Chesterton and critically injuring 62 year old Beverly Beschinski of Valparaiso. The two women were walking across a street when Marvin drove her vehicle into them. Marvin had Read more…

  • Donnelly welcomed a federal grant awarded by the Departments of Labor - September 30, 2014 at 3:24 am

    U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly welcomed a federal grant Monday, jointly awarded by the Departments of Labor and Education, that will allow Ivy Tech Community College to support job-driven training programs focused on information technology careers. As part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCT) competitive grant program, Ivy Tech will be awarded nearly $2.5 million to help Hoosiers across Indiana gain skills demanded by employers in Read more…

  • Seantor Dan Coats responds to the President - September 29, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Monday responded to President Obama’s comments last night on 60 Minutes that the U.S. intelligence community underestimated the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS): “The same White House that said al-Qaeda was decimated is now trying to blame the intelligence community for its own policy failures in Syria and Iraq. Harry Truman famously Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Under New Leadership, PayPal to Split from eBay

    iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(SAN JOSE, Calif.) — PayPal and eBay are separating to become two independent, publicly-traded companies. An eBay announcement Tuesday said the breakup, to be completed in the second half of 2015, is the “best path for growth and shareholder value creation for each business.” Dan Schulman, a former executive at American Express, will take over the new, independent PayPal as CEO, effective immediately. “Dan’s impressive track record of growing Read more…

  • New Afghan President Tore Page Straight from Obama-Like Playbook

    Zoonar/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The road to a new Afghan government has been paved with confusion over election results, accusations of fraud and the shape of a new unity coalition. But for newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani, his campaign strategy was just the opposite, largely mimicking those of successful Western politicians like President Obama, Ghani’s social media guru and longtime adviser said. “We did take cues from other campaigns; we studied Read more…

  • Secret Service Director: White House Intrusion ‘Unacceptable’

    ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Facing an outraged Congressional committee, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson admitted the agency’s security plan “was not properly executed,” calling the White House intrusion that took place on Sept. 19 “unacceptable.” “I take full responsibility,” Pierson said. “It will never happen again.” In a startling security lapse earlier this month, 42-year-old Omar Gonzalez, armed with a 3 ½ inch serrated knife, scaled the north fence at the Read more…