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  • New MCPD Police Station unveiling to be held Thursday - July 24, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    The Michigan City Police Department is inviting everybody to attend on Thursday July 28th from 9am till 7pm for the unveiling their new “State of the Art” Police station. This event is open to the public and every hour on the hour starting at 9am guided tours of the building will be provided. At 6pm Mayor Ron Meer will be hosting a dedication ceremony in the upper community room.

  • Hoosier unemployment drops in June - July 24, 2016 at 9:14 pm


    Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percent to 4.8 percent during the month of June. Indiana was among the top states for employment growth over the month, employment increased by 8,500. The department says Indiana’s labor force grew by more than 3,400 in June, and has grown by more than 190,000 since January 2013. The state’s highest growth sectors for June were leisure and hospitality, construction and private education and health Read more…

  • Upcoming training session to become health specialist announced - July 24, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    A 5-Day Training Session to become a Community Health Worker/Certified Recovery Specialist will be held from Monday, August 29 through Friday, September 2, 2016 at the Northern Indiana Education Foundation located at 402 Franklin Street in Michigan City. The cost for the training is $35 non-refundable application fee and a $150 exam fee. Those that are interested must apply for the upcoming training session by turning in a completed application, Read more…

  • Gov. Pence announces board/commission appointments - July 24, 2016 at 9:12 pm


    Governor Mike Pence recently made appointments to various boards and commissions. The appointments include: Stewart G. McMillan [Porter County], reappointed to complete a three-year term on the Ivy Tech Community College Board of Trustees through July 15, 2018 and Richard L. Hudson [Porter County], reappointed to serve a four-year term on the State Board of Registration for Land Surveyors through July 15, 2020. 

  • 2 Red Cross Blood Drives scheduled for Monday - July 24, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    The Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is having 2 blood drives on Monday. One blood drive is from 11:30am-5pm at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 6540 Central Ave. in Portage. Another blood drive is from 11am-4pm at Computer Services, Inc., 2401 Calumet Ave in Valparaiso. Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for Read more…

News From Around The World

  • Verizon Acquiring Yahoo! Operating Business in $4.83 Billion Deal

    Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Verizon has struck a deal to acquire Yahoo! operating business in a deal totalling $4.83 billion in cash, both companies announced early Monday. Last year, Verizon acquired AOL with plans to enhance “cross-screen connection for consumers,” and now hopes to generate more revenue in digital advertising with the Yahoo deal. “The acquisition of Yahoo will put Verizon in a highly competitive position as a top Read more…

  • Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Won’t Open Party Convention

    Alexander Tamargo/WireImage(PHILADELPHIA) — Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz won’t open her party’s national convention in Philadelphia Monday, an official confirmed to ABC News. The news comes one day after Wasserman Schultz announced she would resign from the post at the end of the convention amid the release of internal Democratic National Committee emails by WikiLeaks that appear to show party officials strategizing ways to aid Hillary Clinton and Read more…

  • Kristen Bell: Fame, Family, and Her "Tiny" Wedding

    ABC/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — She might not be the “biggest fish” in Hollywood, but that’s just fine with Kristen Bell. “Those big fish sometimes have a hard time,” the Bad Moms star told CBS Sunday Morning. “I can still go to the grocery store.” Bell’s focus remains her family not fame, the Frozen voiceover actress noted, sharing for the very first time pictures of her “tiny” wedding to actor Dax Read more…