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  • South Shore Trains: Holiday Service Update - November 26, 2014 at 12:48 am

    TODAY Thanksgiving Day the South Shore will operate a weekend/holiday schedule in observance of Thanksgiving Day. And on Friday, November 28 we will operate a weekday schedule. Ticket Office Schedule -  November 27 – all offices will be closed except Millennium and Van Buren St. November 28 – all offices will be open except Hegewisch. NICTD’s administrative offices in Chesterton and Michigan City will be closed November 27-28 in observance of Read more…

  • Arndt has hearing for stabbing death - November 26, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Bradley Arndt appeared in LaPorte Superior Court No. 1 Tuesday morning for an initial hearing. Judge Kathleen Lang appointed a public defender for Arndt and entered a preliminary plea of “not guilty” for him as well. Arndt is scheduled for an omnibus hearing on Jan. 15. He is accused of the stabbing death of his brother Thomas Arndt.

  • Mobile Health Unit on the move with free screenings - November 25, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    La Porte & Starke Counties – The Mobile Health Unit of IU Health La Porte and Starke hospitals is on the move in La Porte and Starke counties, coming to area businesses with free blood pressure and diabetes screenings. The events are free and open to the public of all ages. Look for the Mobile Health Unit at any of the locations and times below: 2-4 p.m., Dec. 5, Bailey’s, Read more…

  • One City One Sound with TEAM WIMS LIVE 12/4/14 - November 25, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Join TEAM WIMS with Jeff and Julie Santana LIVE One City One Sound Set for December 4th “Mega-Concert” to Feature Hundreds of Student Performers Michigan City – November 25, 2014 – Festive music will fill the air as more than 1,000 vocalists and instrumentalists kick off the holiday season at the Michigan City Area Schools’ “One City, One Sound” concert on Thursday, December 4. The event will be held at Read more…

  • Great Lakes Grand Prix extends five years with The Laporte County CVB - November 25, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    The La Porte County Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced we’ve reached an agreement with Super Boat International to extend the contract for the Great Lakes Grand Prix for five additional years. This will extend our contract through 2019. A contingent of representatives from Michigan City, including Mayor Ron Meer, Michigan City Parks Department, the CVB and others were able to attend this year’s World Championships in Key West. During Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Amazon Slashes Price on Its Fire Phone, Hoping to Lure Users

    Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Call it a “Fire sale.” Amazon is selling an unlocked version of its Fire phone at a slashed price in the hope Black Friday shoppers will give the widely panned device a chance. With $250 knocked off list price, an unlocked Fire phone now retails for $199. The price is a sweet spot in the wireless industry, with competing smartphones such as the Read more…

  • Attack Rocks Diplomatic Neighborhood in Kabul

    MatthewBrosseau/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Hours after an attack on a British embassy vehicle in Kabul killed at least five people, a second explosion ripped through a diplomatic neighborhood of Kabul. The Afghan Deputy Interior Minister said that three suicide attackers were involved in the second explosion. One detonated explosives and the other two were killed by Afghan national security forces. The deputy minister said that the attackers attempted to enter a Read more…

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Released from Hospital After Heart Procedure

    Photo by Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from a Washington, D.C. hospital on Thursday. Ginsburg was admitted at MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Wednesday after experiencing discomfort. She underwent a coronary catheterization and had a stent placed in her right coronary artery. Ginsburg is expected to return to work next week, with the court set to hear arguments on Read more…

  • Paul Walker’s Brother Cody Remembers the Actor a Year After Death

    Paul Walker (R) and his brother, Cody. Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It has been nearly a year since the accidental death of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker, but his memory is still fresh in his brother Cody’s mind. Walker died Nov. 30, 2013, in a car accident near one of his charity Reach Out Worldwide events. Cody Walker has since taken the charity under his Read more…