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  • On 4/17/2014, at approximately 5:26 pm, Michigan City Police, Michigan City Fire and LaPorte County EMS were dispatched to train vs. pedestrian accident at 10th / Huron Streets on the City’s west side. Upon police arrival, several Michigan City Firefighter’s were rendering aid to a male victim. The male was identified by his Indiana driver’s license as Carlos Cooper Jr., 26 years old. Get all of the details on WIMS AM 1420 FACEBOOK. - April 18, 2014 at 1:03 pm

  • From NIPSCO- On Saturday, April 19, community volunteers will gather to plant more than 100 trees in one Valparaiso subdivision. In celebration of Arbor Day, the Shade Brigade, an initiative of the City’s Department of Public Works, will host their largest tree planting project to date. FULL RELEASE from NIPSCO on WIMS AM 1420 FACEBOOK. - April 18, 2014 at 6:19 am

  • Judge Jennifer Koethe of LaPorte Superior Court 3 is pleased to announce that on April 16, 2014 the La Porte Superior Court No. 3 – La Porte County Veterans Treatment Court received a provisional certificate of approval authorizing the delivery of services as a certified problem solving court. Candidates are currently under review for participation in the La Porte County Veterans Treatment Court Program. FULL RELEASE WIMS AM 1420 FACEBOOK. - April 18, 2014 at 6:11 am

  • On Good Friday, April 18 the South Shore will operate a regular weekday train schedule. Good Friday is not a railroad service holiday. All ticket offices will observe regular hours. NICTD’s administrative offices in Chesterton and Michigan City will be closed. The South Shore operates a weekend/holiday schedule on the official observance of New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. - April 17, 2014 at 2:21 am

  • Governor Mike Pence joined executives from the Jäger Group yesterday to announce the company’s plans to expand operations of its subsidiary Jaeger-Unitek Sealing Solutions in La Porte, creating up to 52 new jobs by 2016. Pence is leading a targeted-job hunting trip to Germany this week to meet with German companies that currently have operations in Indiana, like the Jäger Group, and prospective companies considering future investments in the Hoosier State. - April 17, 2014 at 2:20 am


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  • Senate Panel Keeps Up Attack on GM and CEO Mary Barra

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  • 7.8-Magnitude Aftershock Strikes Off Chile’s Coast

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  • President Obama: Shooting ‘Reopens Pain’ at Fort Hood

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