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  • Update On Monday’s Shooting In La Porte - January 16, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    On Monday the LaPorte Police responded to a residence in the 1100 blk. of Clay St. in reference to a shooting. The female victim that was shot was flown to a hospital in Indianapolis. The current condition of the victim is that she is stable and appears that she will recover. The suspect, 37 year old Ronald Means was located in Griffith Indiana in Lake County around 3:30 PM on Read more…

  • Two LaPorte County Youth Professionals Selected To The Prestigious 2019 Executive Journey Fellowship - January 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Two LaPorte County professionals, Brandi Lewis and Brenda Stellema, have been selected to join 28 others from youth-serving organizations across Indiana to The 2019 Executive Journey Fellowship. In response to a growing need for ongoing professional and personal renewal in the field of youth work, the Journey Fellowship was created in 2002 and funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc. The Executive Journey Fellowship provides Indiana’s youth workers greater opportunities to Read more…

  • 2019 Enchanted City Mayor’s Ball - January 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Mayor Ron Meer of the City of Michigan City will host the 2019 Enchanted City Mayor’s Ball. The proceeds will benefit Lubeznik Center for the Arts and Friendship Botanic Gardens. The Mayor’s Ball will be held at Blue Chip Casino Stardust Event Center, Saturday, February 9th, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Enchanting entertainment will be provided. The dress for the Read more…

  • South Shore Line Rail Rangers Onboard Educational Programs 2019 - January 16, 2019 at 10:00 am

    In partnership with both the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, the APRHF Rail Rangers provide onboard educational programs on the South Shore Line through Illinois and Indiana. Rail Rangers Interpretive Guides narrate the passing scenery to the public — just buy a ticket at a station or ticket kiosk, grab a seat in the designated car (program takes place in one designated car on the Read more…

  • La Porte Police Investigating Shooting - January 16, 2019 at 6:31 am

    On Monday, officers from the La Porte Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 1100 blk. of Clay St. around 9:30 p.m. for a report of a possible shooting. One female victim was located inside the residence with what appeared to be at least one gunshot wound. Initial reports are that there was a verbal altercation between the female victim and male suspect who fled prior to officers Read more…


News From Around The World

  • TSA chief: Financial hardships from shutdown prompting absences at major airports

    martince2/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The head of the Transportation Security Administration acknowledged to his staff on Wednesday that frontline officers are increasingly calling out of work due to financial hardship caused by the government shutdown, spokesperson Michael Bilello told ABC News. The agency, tasked with securing the nation’s aviation system, reported an unscheduled absence rate of 6.1 percent of the workforce for Tuesday, up from 3.7 percent on the same day last Read more…

  • American killed in Nairobi terror attack wanted ‘to help people,’ his parents say

    KTRK-TV(HOUSTON) — The American who was killed in Tuesday’s terror attack in Nairobi, Kenya, was a loving son, brother and uncle who had traveled around the globe, helping entrepreneurs in developing countries grow their businesses, according to those who knew him. Jason Spindler, 40, was among more than a dozen people who Kenyan authorities say died when armed men burst into a high-end complex in Nairobi’s Westlands neighborhood, setting off Read more…

  • Government agency ‘ignored’ Constitution in Trump Hotel lease: federal watchdog

    Noam Galai/WireImage via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A government agency “ignored the Constitution” by allowing the Trump Organization to retain a lease of the Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue — more widely recognized now as the Trump International Hotel — when Donald Trump was elected president, according to a report issued Wednesday by the agency’s inspector general. Lawyers with the General Services Administration (GSA) told investigators that “they ignored Read more…

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