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  • American Legion Department of Indiana Stat Commander Elected - July 18, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Rodney Strong was elected The American Legion, Department of Indiana state commander by delegates from the 11 districts throughout the state during the 100th annual Indiana American Legion Convention in Indianapolis. The American Legion is comprised of military service veterans who have served honorably during times of conflict in defense of their nation and has been active within Indiana since 1919. The Indiana American Legion has supported veterans from every Read more…

  • Off Duty Lifeguard and EMT Rescue Two Children from Lake Michigan - July 18, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    According to a press release, Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a near drowning of two children that occurred shortly after 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening in Lake Michigan near the Michigan City Pier. Two Michigan City men, Devin Newton, an off duty Superior Ambulance EMT and Myles Wright, an off duty Deep River Waterpark lifeguard were near the Michigan City Pier when they heard screams for help. Both men ran toward Read more…

  • Congress Members Walorski, and Others Lead Bipartisan Letter Warning Against Auto Tariffs - July 18, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Yesterday, a bipartisan group of 149 members of Congress called on Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross not to put American jobs and economic growth at risk by imposing tariffs on automobiles and automotive parts. In a letter led by U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), Terri Sewell (D-Ala.), Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), and Ron Kind (D-Wis.), the members highlighted the economic benefits of the auto industry and warned of negative consequences if the Read more…

  • Porter County Man Pleads Guilty to Unemployment Insurance Fraud - July 18, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Thirty-four year old Portage resident Javan Comer, pled guilty to unemployment insurance fraud in Porter County Superior Court 2 on July 9, 2018. Through the use of agency records, an Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) employee began an investigation and determined that Comer was working and receiving wages while claiming unemployment insurance benefits. Comer was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to repay DWD $10,140 for the Read more…

  • Citywide School Supply Drive Under Way - July 18, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    In Michigan City, nine local organizations have announced a community-wide school supply drive, which runs through August 7th. Supplies collected during the drive will be distributed to area students who are in need of materials to start the school year. Many area businesses, including major retailers such as Walmart and Al’s Supermarket on Franklin Street, have set up collection bins to accept donations from their employees and the general public. Read more…


News From Around The World

  • FBI Director: ‘Russia attempted to interfere in the last election’

    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(ASPEN, Colo.) — As President Donald Trump continues to “clarify” his views on whether Russia launched an assault on the 2016 presidential election, the FBI director made his own views clear on Wednesday: “Russia attempted to interfere in the last election,” FBI Director Chris Wray stated unequivocally. Speaking at the annual Aspen Security Forum, Wray also reiterated his belief that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into those Russian Read more…

  • Investigators find faulty U.S. oversight of vehicle recalls, Takata inflators

    Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A government audit released to Congress on Wednesday said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s poor oversight of recalls may have left dangerous vehicles on the road for longer than necessary, including those affected by exploding Takata air bag inflators. The Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General report, requested by Congress in 2015, says managers within the government office charged with monitoring defective vehicles and their recalls Read more…

  • Feds spend nearly $70k at Trump hotel in Scotland

    Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images(TURNBERRY, Scotland) — The U.S. federal government billed taxpayers nearly $70,000 in expenses at the Trump hotel in Turnberry, Scotland, during President Donald Trump’s visit last weekend, federal spending records show. The expenditures, totaling $69,767, were made by the State Department on behalf of the U.S. Secret Service, tasked to protect the president and his family members during their trips abroad. “The State Department frequently assists other Read more…

  • White House disputes that Trump denied Russia still targeting the US

    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — For the second time in as many days, the White House sought to clarify President Donald Trump’s comments on whether Russia targeting the U.S. saying that the president’s “no” was actually a no to taking reporters’ questions. ABC News’ Cecilia Vega asked her question twice and for a clarification on the president’s response as reporters were gathered just ahead of a session at the White House Read more…

  • Sam Rockwell-Taraji P. Henson drama ‘The Best of Enemies’ picked up by STXfilms

    ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) — The Best of Enemies, a based-on-real-life drama starring Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson, has been picked up for distribution. According to The Hollywood Reporter, STXfilms has secured the domestic rights to Oscar nominee Henson’s and Oscar winner Rockwell’s upcoming film, which follows the unlikely friendship that developed between Ann Atwater, an outspoken black activist played by Hidden Figures star Henson, and Claiborne Paul Ellis, a ranking member of Read more…

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