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  • Results of the LaPorte County DUI Task Force sobriety checkpoints - September 2, 2014 at 4:06 am

    Results of the LaPorte County DUI Task Force sobriety checkpoints included one Operating While Intoxicated arrest, three citations and twelve warnings.  There were three sobriety checkpoints at different locations in the city of LaPorte.  Three additional saturation patrols were conducted by officers from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Dept. and Indiana State Police which resulted in 12 citations including one operating while intoxicated arrest, one non-custodial arrest for driving while suspended Read more…

  • Michigan City Police Officer Ron Skibins has been removed from active duty - September 2, 2014 at 4:06 am

    Michigan City Police Officer Ron Skibins has been removed from active duty status.  Police Chief Mark Swistek said because of the seriousness of the charges brought against Skibins, he has been placed on indefinite suspension without pay.  The police commission held a special disciplinary hearing on Friday and a termination hearing has been scheduled for Sept. 22 to review the matter.

  • The next test of the LaPorte County warning sirens is scheduled Saturday 9/6 - September 2, 2014 at 4:05 am

    The next test of the LaPorte County warning sirens is scheduled for: Saturday, September 6th, at 11am. During the test, two one-minute signals will sound, with one minute of silence between signals. During actual emergencies, a three-minute signal will sound, with a short period of silence between signals, repeated one or more times, to warn residence and visitors. Siren tests will not take place during severe Thunderstorms to avoid public Read more…

  • Indiana State Excise Police officers cited eight stores -arrested a Portage man - September 2, 2014 at 4:04 am

    Indiana State Excise Police officers cited eight stores and arrested a Portage man after a three-month investigation into the unlawful sale of cigarettes in two northwest Indiana counties. As a result of an investigation, excise officers arrested store owner 28 year old Fahad Siddiqui of Portage at his residence on a Porter County warrant for illegal distribution of cigarettes, a class B misdemeanor. Records indicate Siddiqui unlawfully distributed more than Read more…

  • Justin Lower 26of LaPorte, was charged with murder of 25 year old Phelps - September 2, 2014 at 4:03 am

    Justin Lower, 26, LaPorte, was charged with the murder of 25 year old Marcus Phelps of LaPorte.  Phelps was found in an alley behind a bar on Lincolnway and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.  Phelps had been stabbed by Lower in a parking lot.  An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday in Mishawaka.


News From Around The World

  • How Venmo Is Turning Into a Hilarious Social Network

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) –  If you use Venmo, you already know how convenient it is to pay your friends instantly, splitting the bill at dinner without hitting up an ATM or getting exact change. With a couple of taps on the app, your portion of the bill is settled, and you didn’t even have to irritate the server by handing over seven credit cards. But lately, it seems the handy app Read more…

  • Obama: ‘Every Gray Hair Is Worth It’

    Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(MILWAUKEE) — Fired up and in campaign form, President Obama delivered what appeared to be a pre-midterm stump speech on Monday to labor activists in Wisconsin, the state that became the labor movement’s political epicenter in 2011. “Every gray hair is worth it,” he told the crowd, of pressing for economic policies such as a higher minimum wage in the face of GOP resistance. Read more…

  • Survivor Lead Singer Jimi Jamison Dead at 63

    Photo by Ragnar Singsaas/Redferns via Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  Jimi Jamison, the lead singer of the rock band Survivor, has died, the band announced. Jamison was 63. “Survivor is very shocked & saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison,” the band wrote on its Twitter page. “Our thoughts, love & prayers go out to his friends and family.” Jamison grew up in Tennessee, meeting music icon Elvis Presley Read more…