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  • New Law Regarding Body cavity searches and blood draws - May 25, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Effective on July 1st a new Indiana law (S.E.A. 333, P.L. 224) establishes a procedure authorizing licensed medical personnel to obtain a body fluid sample or to retrieve contraband from the body cavity of an individual as part of a criminal investigation, and, grants, with certain exceptions, immunity to medical personnel. Provides a method for certain emergency medical services providers and law enforcement officers who have been exposed to blood Read more…

  • Governor announces OMB director change - May 25, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Governor Holcomb announced that Office of Management and Budget Director Micah Vincent will depart from his position and Cris Johnston, the governor’s deputy chief of staff, will replace him. The change is effective June 30. As previously announced, Friday was Jason Dudich’s last day as state budget director. Vincent will take over those responsibilities on an interim basis until a replacement is named. Vincent has accepted a position as vice Read more…

  • MCHS MCJROTC CONDUCTS AWARDS CEREMONY - May 25, 2019 at 6:00 am

    The Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) honored its cadets with an awards ceremony at MCHS on May 16th. Representatives from numerous organizations presented awards to cadets for accomplishments on their Military Drill, Shooting and Cyber Patriot teams. Additionally, cadets who had excelled scholastically, athletically, in other MCHS extracurricular activities, and in participating in community service and parades and ceremonies were recognized. May Read more…

  • State Unemployment Rate Remains Same For April - May 25, 2019 at 3:00 am

    Indiana’s unemployment rate remains at 3.6 percent for April, and the national rate also stands at 3.6 percent. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force. Indiana’s labor force had a net increase of 1,349 over the previous month. This was a result of Read more…

  • BMV Holiday Hours - May 25, 2019 at 12:00 am

    All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle (BMV) branches will be closed now through Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Branches will resume regularly scheduled business hours on Tuesday, May 28. For a complete list of branch locations and hours, to complete an online transaction, or to find a 24-hour BMV Connect kiosk near you visit IN.gov/BMV


News From Around The World

  • Artist places Harriet Tubman on $20 bills, despite Trump’s ambivalence

    CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — There’s a familiar face in town and it’s covering America’s seventh president’s face on a number of $20 bills: Harriet Tubman. New York artist Dano Wall said he has decided to take matters into his own hands with an unofficial revision of the bill since the Trump administration has indicated they are in no rush to put the noted abolitionist and Union spy onto currency. Read more…

  • Latest death marks 10th reported on Mount Everest, amid long wait times to descend

    iStock/Zzvet(NEW YORK) — A British man has died on Mount Everest, marking the tenth death in two months as mountaineers eager to take advantage of a brief window of good climbing weather encounter bottlenecks and long waits along the descending route from the world’s highest summit. British media identified the man as Robin Haynes Fisher, 41, and said that he fainted in the so-called “death zone” of the 29,000-foot mountain Read more…

  • 2020 Democrats split in growing divide on US trade policy

    ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Amid roiling trade tensions, the crowded 2020 Democratic candidate field now finds itself divided on a path forward on the tricky terrain of American trade – a path made all the more difficult by President Donald Trump’s protectionist stance and hardline tone on getting “fair deals” for the U.S. Democrats staking out more trade-friendly views contrast themselves with the Trump administration’s hard-line; some have assumed the attack Read more…