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  • La Porte County Family YMCA benefit night at Bentwood Tavern - December 10, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Please join the La Porte County Family YMCA for a delicious dinner for a great cause! Bentwood Tavern has agreed to donate an incredibly generous 50% of its food and beverage revenue from Thursday, January 4th to the Y.  All proceeds from this event will benefit the Y Scholarship Fund, which is used to help ensure that everyone in our community has the opportunity to participate in life – changing Read more…

  • EPA adds East Chicago Superfund site to list for immediate attention - December 10, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      Friday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency named the USS Lead Superfund site in East Chicago, Ind. to the list of Superfund sites that Administrator Pruitt has targeted for immediate and intense attention. The 21 sites on the list – from across the United States – are in direct response to the Superfund Task Force Recommendations, issued this summer, calling for this list. The list of sites can be found on Read more…

  • Congressman Banks designates “National Ernie Pyle Day” - December 10, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) introduced H. Res. 648 last night to designate August 3, 2018 as “National Ernie Pyle Day” in honor of native Hoosier and Pulitzer Prize-winning World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle. Indiana Senators Todd Young and Joe Donnelly previously introduced a Senate version of the resolution.

  • MCPD Officer Scott Combs featured on “Inside Edition” - December 9, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    National News outlet “Inside Edition” has a video piece on MCPD Officer Scott Combs saving the life of 12 year old Winter Morgan. The piece can be found at

  • Security guard charged charged after shooting at South Bend nightclub - December 9, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit (CMHU) has completed its investigation into the November 25, 2017, shootings at a club located at 1024 W. Indiana Ave, South Bend. The shooting resulted in the death of Tolies Word, Jr. and injury to Brandon McKinney. After reviewing CMHU’s investigation into this incident, the Prosecutor’s Office has determined that the shooting of Tolies Word, Jr. by a security guard at the club Read more…

News From Around The World

  • Lego wins copyright case against two Chinese companies

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Lego has won its first copyright case in China, according to the company. The Danish toymaker said the case was against two Chinese companies that manufactured products imitating Legos. This is the first time the Lego Group has filed and won an “anti-unfair competition case” in China. The company said the China Shantou Intermediate People’s Court decided that the two Chinese companies “must stop copying the packaging Read more…

  • Iraq declares victory over ISIS

    iStock/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has declared victory against ISIS after three years of war. In an announcement in Baghdad on Saturday, the prime minister said Iraqi forces were in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border. “Our enemy wanted to kill our civilization, but we have won through our unity and our determination,” Abadi said according to the BBC. “We have triumphed in little time.” In January 2014, Read more…

  • Alabama Democrat: Senate race is about ‘soul of this nation’ and the state

    ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The only Democratic congresswoman from Alabama said voting for Republican Roy Moore “will only take us backwards.” “I really hope that the people of Alabama realize this election is about the soul of this nation and the soul of Alabama,” Rep. Terri Sewell told This Week co-anchor Martha Raddatz on Sunday. “We who have been proud Alabamians know that we have been trying to overcome our painful Read more…