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  • Senator Joe Donnelly and others introduce Wounded Officers Recovery Act - July 21, 2017 at 12:23 am

    Yesterday, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly and other members of the Republican or Democratic congressional baseball teams introduced the Wounded Officers Recovery Act. This bill is a companion to legislation introduced yesterday in the House by Reps. Joe Barton (R-Texas) and Mike Doyle (D-Pa.). The bipartisan, bicameral bill would amend the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund to expand eligibility to include any U.S. Capitol Police employee that has been injured Read more…

  • Motorists encouraged to make “Put The Phone Down” videos - July 21, 2017 at 12:20 am

    While almost one thousand Indiana drivers have pledged to “Put The Phone Down” since April, the ITR Concession Company (ITRCC), Indiana Motor Truck Association and Indiana State Police on Thursday called for all motorists to help end distracted driving by making pledge videos and challenging others to do the same. As part of the campaign, a brief video has been released in which Rick Fedder, Chief Operating Officer of ITRCC, Read more…

  • Taste of Michigan City details - July 21, 2017 at 12:19 am

    The Taste of Michigan City event is coming up on August 4th and 5th. For 8 years, the Michigan City Mainstreet Association has planned and hosted this wonderful, public event for the residents of Michigan City as well as guests and visitors from all over the region and surrounding states. Thousands of people from every walk of life visit the downtown to witness the great strides our city has made Read more…

  • Arrests announced - July 21, 2017 at 12:18 am

    The La Porte County Drug Task Force announced the arrest of two individuals for allegedly trafficking controlled substances within The La Porte County Jail. The investigation began in April 2017, when jail staff intercepted a controlled substance being mailed into The La Porte County Jail. Captain Derek Allen, the jail commander requested the assistance of The LCDTF in investigating the case. Sgt. Andy Hynek was assigned the investigation, where he Read more…

  • Mobile Health Unit of La Porte Hospital to visit North Judson Friday - July 21, 2017 at 12:18 am

    The Wellness Outreach Professionals with the Mobile Health Unit of La Porte Hospital will be out in the community throughout July to promote healthy weight management and diabetes/heart disease awareness with free blood sugar, blood pressure and body mass index screenings. Information on healthy summer eating will also be available. Dates and times of the Mobile Health Unit visits are: 1:30-3 p.m. on Friday July 21st at Bailey’s Discount Center, Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Australian woman killed by Minneapolis police officer ‘didn’t have to die,’ says police chief

    carlballou/iStock/Thinkstock(MINNEAPOLIS) — Speaking publicly for the first time since the deadly officer-involved shooting, Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau said Thursday the killing of Australian woman Justine Ruszczyk didn’t need to happen. The 40-year-old “didn’t have to die,” Harteau said of the July 15 shooting incident. The Minneapolis Police Department squad cars are adorned with the lines, “To protect with courage” and “To serve with compassion,” Harteau said. “This did not Read more…

  • Mixed results on Wall Street as S&P 500 retreats from record highs

    tarabird/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Thursday saw mixed results on Wall Street after consecutive record-setting days for the Nasdaq and S&P 500. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 28.97 on Thursday, closing at 21,611.78. The Nasdaq inched upwards to 6,390.00, gaining 4.96 and setting a new record close for the third straight day. The S&P 500, however, dipped 0.38 to a finish of 2,473.45, ending consecutive days of record closes. The price Read more…

  • Spokesperson for President Trump’s legal team has resigned

    dibrova/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Mark Corallo, the spokesperson for President Donald Trump’s legal team working on the Russia probe has resigned, ABC News has learned. Corallo has tendered his resignation, just one day after the president discussed the Russia probe in a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times. Corallo did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

  • "Dunkirk" and "Girls Trip" among this week’s new releases

    (L-R) HARRY STYLES as Alex, ANEURIN BARNARD as Gibson and FIONN WHITEHEAD as Tommy in the Warner Bros. Pictures action thriller “DUNKIRK,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.(LOS ANGELES) — Opening nationwide on Friday: * Dunkirk — Christopher Nolan’s latest thriller tells the true story of Operation Dynamo, which in 1940 evacuated British, Belgian, Canadian and French soldiers from Dunkirk, France, where they were surrounded by the German army. Starring Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy and One Direction’s Harry Read more…