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  • La Porte Fire Department Conducts Training on Homes Before They Are Demolished - May 22, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    In a story WIMS has been following, La Porte Hospital will be removing several vacant homes it owns on the hospital’s property along State Street, between Teegarden and Tyler streets to begin preparing land for staging and construction of the new La Porte Hospital. The hospital has offered the La Porte City Fire Department the opportunity to conduct training on several of the homes before they are removed. The La Read more…

  • Additional trout stockings planned for northern Indiana - May 22, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    The DNR will stock additional rainbow trout into nine northern Indiana streams before Memorial Day weekend. Locally, in St. Joseph County, Potato Creek will be stocked inside Potato Creek State Park, at North Liberty Town Park, and at Smilax Road. In LaPorte County: Slocum Ditch will be stocked at Hunt Park and U.S. 30 in Wanatah (The east side of Slocum Ditch through Wanatah is owned by the town from Read more…

  • ISP Lowell Post Holds Annual Memorial Service - May 22, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    The Indiana State Police Post at Lowell held their annual memorial service today to honor those members of the department who gave their lives in the line of duty. Troopers were brought to attention and prepared for roll call by Lowell District Assistant Commander First Sergeant Terrance Weems. Invocation was given by Indiana State Police Chaplain Warren. Members of the North Region Honor Guard then displayed the national and state Read more…

  • Click It or Ticket Patrols Begin for Memorial Day Weekend - May 22, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    As the unofficial start of summer, the Memorial Day holiday weekend is a busy time for Americans. Each year, the highways fill with families in vehicles, on their way to start their summer vacations. To help keep drivers and passengers stay safe, the Indiana State Police is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep families safe, the national seat belt campaign Read more…

  • Donnelly Urges President Trump to Take Steps to Lower Gas Prices, Allow Year Round Sale of Fuels with Higher Amounts of Biofuel - May 22, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Following reports that gas prices are on the rise, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly on Monday urged President Trump to take an important step towards addressing the price surge by reducing regulatory burdens around the blending of biofuels. Current regulations on Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) prevent most retailers from selling American-made fuels like E15 during the summer months, driving up the cost to consumers at the pump. In March 2017, Donnelly, Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Bodycam footage shows officer instructing man to break into ex-girlfriend’s home

    Rochester Police Department(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) — Police bodycam footage from upstate New York appears to show an officer instructing a man to break into his ex-girlfriend’s home, according to the woman’s lawyer. On Nov. 13, the man had requested assistance from the Rochester Police Department to aid in retrieving some of his belongings from the home of his ex-girlfriend, Catherine Bonner, her attorney, David Pilato, told ABC News. The man had Read more…

  • Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg heads to Paris to meet French president after fending off EU lawmakers

    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(PARIS) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris today, after fielding tough questions Tuesday from European Union lawmakers in Brussels. Zuckerberg has been invited today — along with dozens of other tech bosses including Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Uber’s Dara Khosrowshahi and IBM’s Ginni Rometty — to participate in a summit called “Tech for Good” at the official Read more…

  • Mysterious death of CDC worker Timothy Cunningham ruled suicide by drowning: Medical examiner

    CDC(ATLANTA) — The mysterious death of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention epidemiologist — whose body was found along the banks of a river weeks after he disappeared — has been ruled a suicide by drowning, officials said. Cunningham, 35, a Harvard graduate and commander in the U.S. Public Health Service who responded to public health emergencies including the Ebola and Zika viruses, disappeared Feb. 12 after saying he Read more…

  • "Solo: A Star Wars Story" star Donald Glover got a helping "Han" from Billy Dee Williams

    Lucasfilm(NEW YORK) — The wait is almost over Star Wars fans — Solo: A Star Wars Story opens with preview screenings on Thursday night before officially hitting theaters nationwide on Friday. Donald Glover stars as the young Lando Calrissian, the role made famous in the original films by Billy Dee Williams. Glover tells ABC News he met with Billy Dee, and had a lot of questions about the character, but Williams answered Read more…