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  • Rise in Phone Call Scams in Northern Indiana - September 22, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    When you receive a call or email from a scammer, there is one thing they’re are digging for: information. Information can range from a full name, email address, bank information, a credit card number and other personal descriptions. Unfortunately, gaining your social security information can be as simple as a phone call and Better Business Bureau (BBB) has recently seen a rise in social security scams in northern Indiana. “There’s Read more…

  • Gary Metro Station Improvements Update - September 22, 2018 at 9:00 am

    The Gary Metro east end of the platform will also be closed to passengers while the work is completed. Passengers may still access the SSL platform through the main Metro entrance, via the elevator and stairwell. The closure is expected to last until early October.

  • League of Women Voters of LaPorte County (LWVLC), and the Better Government Study Group Candidate Forum - September 22, 2018 at 6:00 am

    The League of Women Voters of LaPorte County (LWVLC), and the Better Government Study Group (BGSG), are sponsoring a Candidate Forum set for Wednesday, September 26, at 6:00 PM at Michigan City Hall Council Chambers, 100 E Michigan Blvd. Invited to participate are State Representative District 9, County Commissioner, County Council, and Michigan City School Board. Candidate forums are moderated Q&A sessions, with written questions submitted by the audience and Read more…

  • Group Ice Skating options at Deep River Waterpark - September 21, 2018 at 10:00 pm

      Thanks to refrigeration under the Ice Plaza, this winter you’ll be able to skate at Deep River Waterpark starting Friday November 23, 2018 through Sunday February 24, 2019. 14,500 square foot Ice Plaza, Food & Beverage locations, Indoor Warming Area & Bathrooms, Birthday Party Room, U.S. 30 Surf Shop, and Skate Rental if needed.

  • Annual MCAS/MCFD/MCPD Car Wash For United Way - September 21, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    This year’s Annual MCAS/MCFD/MCPD Car Wash For United Way will be held on Friday, September 28th, from 9:00am to 6:00pm at the Plant Planning parking lot across from Ames Field. A minimum donation of $5.00 per car is suggested, although donations of any amount are welcome. Mums and pumpkins will also be sold, and a free hot dog lunch will be provided to all. Again this year, there will be Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Cool weather arrives in Midwest, Northeast for official start of fall

    ABC News(NEW YORK) — A cold front brought severe storms from Ohio to upstate New York on Friday as the Northeast and Midwest brace for cooler temperatures on the first day of fall. Over 50 reports of severe weather were received on Friday, including near Cleveland and Buffalo, New York. Just north of the border, the same system caused a tornado near Ottawa, Ontario, that injured over two dozen people, Read more…

  • California governor signs law to bar restaurants from automatically handing out plastic straws

    iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — California has passed a law that will ban restaurants from automatically giving out plastic straws in an effort to help protect the environment, particularly the ocean and marine life. “Plastic has helped advance innovation in our society, but our infatuation with single-use convenience has led to disastrous consequences,” Gov. Jerry Brown of California said in a statement upon signing the bill Thursday. “Ocean plastic is estimated to Read more…

  • Bolivia eyes lithium in picturesque salt flats as country’s big moneymaker

    Victor Oquendo/ABC News(NEW YORK) — Near the crest of the Andes mountain range in Bolivia lies the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world. The stunning location is a growing international tourist destination and was recently used as the setting for an epic battle scene in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” What can at times look like a snow-covered wonderland is actually several dried-up, prehistoric lakes that Read more…

  • Kavanaugh accuser accepts request to testify before Senate committee next week

    ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week. Ford’s lawyers wrote in an email Saturday afternoon that she “accepts the Committee’s request to provide her first-hand knowledge of Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual misconduct next week.” The email went on to criticize the committee for its proposed conditions for Ford’s testimony as Read more…