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  • FIRST TRUST CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCES TWO $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS - November 21, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    FIRST TRUST CREDIT UNION ANNOUNCES TWO $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS  ARE NOW AVAILABLE Del Lonzo $1,000 Memorial Scholarship and Virginia Stevens $1,000 Memorial Scholarship First Trust Credit Union announces the availability of two $1,000 scholarships.  A $1,000 scholarship will once again be awarded in honor of Del Lonzo, a Michigan City high school teacher and long term member of the First Trust Credit Union Board of Director’s.  The award will be made Read more…

  • State Representative Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) has been reappointed - November 21, 2014 at 8:02 am

    STATEHOUSE – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) announced committee chairmen and leadership appointments for the Indiana House Republican Caucus on Wednesday. Committee chairmen and caucus leaders are selected biennially by the Speaker after each election year. State Representative Tom Dermody (R-LaPorte) has been reappointed as the Chairman of the Public Policy Committee. “I am honored to be reappointed as Chairman on the Public Policy Committee,” said Rep. Dermody. “For Read more…

  • Big Roadwork project on 94 between State Road 249 and 49next week - November 21, 2014 at 7:35 am

    BURNS HARBOR, Ind. – Interstate 94 will be reduced to one lane in either direction between State Road 249 and State Road 49 for one to two nights beginning Monday, Nov. 24, weather permitting. As part of an ongoing bridge rehabilitation project, Indiana Department of Transportation contractors will be restriping I-94 and switching traffic between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., starting with the eastbound lanes. Once this Read more…

  • National Adoption Day is Saturday -Bethany Lutheran hosting celebration - November 21, 2014 at 3:10 am

    National Adoption Day is Saturday Nov. 22 and Bethany Lutheran Church, 102 G St. in LaPorte is hosting a celebration, honoring those who have adopted, those who were adopted and those considering adoption.  The public in invited to attend the celebration which will include crafts for kids, refreshments, a photographer who will take family pictures and information and a speaker.  Hours for this National Adoption Day celebration on Saturday are Read more…

  • Judge Kathleen Lang denied the plea - November 21, 2014 at 3:09 am

    36 year old Terry Thomas of Michigan City appeared in LaPorte County Superior Court No. 1 Thursday where Judge Kathleen Lang denied the plea bargain that was reached between the state and Thomas.  Thomas is accused of robbing and raping a woman in the 700 block of York St. on Aug. 16.  Judge Lang said that Thomas was charged with rape when he was a juvenile, however pleaded guilty to Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Judge Approves Apple E-Books Settlement

    DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images)(NEW YORK) — A District Court judge on Friday approved a settlement worth as much as $450 million in which Apple would pay consumers in connection with accusations that the company violated antitrust laws by conspiring with publishers to raise e-book prices. According to the New York Times, Judge Denise Cote approved the settlement reached this summer in which Apple would pay $400 million to consumers in cash Read more…

  • Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies

    (NEW YORK) — Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry has died at the age of 78. Barry D.C. council spokeswoman LaToya Foster says he died shortly after midnight Sunday at a hospital in Washington. He served 4 terms as mayor of Washington D.C, but his terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after he was caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine. The cause of death has not been released. More details Read more…

  • "Lord of the Rings" Actor Sings Farewell to Series

    Photo by Phillip Chin/WireImage(NEW YORK) — A new video is causing an emotional reaction among Lord of the Rings fans, and it’s not a new trailer for the upcoming The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Billy Boyd, who plays Pippin in the series and fronts the band Beecake, collaborated with director Peter Jackson to write “The Last Goodbye” and Entertainment Weekly released the music video this week. The Read more…