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  • Scott Pelath of Michigan City Issues Statement - February 7, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath of Michigan City issued a statement as the 2016 session of the Indiana General Assembly reached its halfway point. Pelath said Hoosiers are already paying a considerable amount of tax. “Let’s use that money the state is “sitting on” for significant infrastructure needs before we consider raising taxes and the House Republicans are proposing tax increases on fuel after giving tax breaks to corporations.” Read more…

  • State Representative Chuck Moseley Won Approval For House Bill 1187 - February 7, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    State Representative Chuck Moseley, D-Portage, won approval with a vote of 95-0 for House Bill 1187, which if a person is seeking to obtain money, property or benefit by fraudulently claiming to be a veteran or an active duty member of the United States military, carrying a false military identification card or claiming to have earned an award/s from the military is in violation of the law.  House Bill 1187 Read more…

  • LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit Releases Annual Report - February 7, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    The LaPorte County Metro Operations Unit released their Annual Report for 2015.  Covering the areas of rural LaPorte County and the City of LaPorte, they investigated 207 cases throughout the year and made 51 arrests for crimes involving the distribution and manufacturing of illicit drugs.  They also discovered through their investigations that the majority of drug trafficking had direct ties to Chicago, where 80 percent of the heroin and cocaine Read more…

  • Traffic Alert - February 7, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    The LaPorte County Highway Department advises drivers that on Wednesday, February 10th traffic will be restricted on Johnson Road from CR 400 N to CR 500 W. Trees will be removed on this portion of the roadway starting at 8:00 AM. The road is expected to be reopened by 2:00 PM that same day, weather permitting. Traffic will be restricted to one-lane closures. Support staff will be on scene restricting Read more…

  • Twelve Animal Species In The Midwest Considered Threatened - February 7, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Twelve animal species that call the Midwest home are being championed by Chicago Wilderness, which is made up of more than 200 conservation groups in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin. Scientists, educators, and ecologists spent months deciding which would be added to the list. Suzanne Malec-McKenna, director of Chicago Wilderness, says they selected species that are rare or threatened and would benefit by some extra attention. Now a five-year plan Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Chipotle Temporarily Closes Restaurants for Company-Wide Meeting

    iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Chipotle restaurants across the nation are temporarily closing Monday in an effort to educate 60,000 employees about the food-borne illnesses that have rocked the company in recent months. Food safety protocols will also be explained in the meeting. The company will be live-tweeting the meeting and streaming it on Periscope. More than 2,000 of the company’s restaurants will be closed until 3 p.m. local time. We’ll Read more…

  • Chinese New Year Fireworks So Dangerous That Only a Few Get to Witness

    ABC News(HONG KONG) — For much of the next two weeks, millions of Chinese will welcome in the Year of Monkey, which begins Monday, with a cavalcade of fireworks lighting up the night’s sky. In almost every corner of every city or village in Mainland China, families will light their own firecrackers and boxes of fireworks, with the sounds and flashes of explosions lingering each night into the early hours Read more…

  • Five Things to Watch in the NH Primary

    ABC News(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — Tuesday will be a critical moment on the road to the White House as residents of the Granite State cast their votes in the first-in-the-nation primary. With independents making up more than 40 percent of the electorate, the New Hampshire primary can often surprise, and that may be the case Tuesday. Here are the five things to watch for when New Hampshire votes: 1. The Sanders-Clinton Read more…

  • "black-ish," "Empire" Winners at NAACP Image Awards

    “black-ish” star Anthony Anderson; ABC/Bob D’Amico(PASADENA, Calif.) — ABC’s black-ish and the Fox drama Empire won major awards Friday night at the 47th NAACP Image Awards, held Friday night in Pasadena, California. black-ish was named outstanding comedy series, while stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross received acting prizes. Anderson was the host of the ceremony. Empire earned the award for outstanding drama series, and stars Terrence Howard and Taraji Read more…

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