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  • 2019 Next Level Roads construction season Officially Kicks Off - March 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Governor Eric J. Holcomb joined Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness, law enforcement, and road construction industry partners yesterday to kick off the 2019 Next Level Roads construction season. The kickoff event was held at INDOT’s Office of Materials Management in Indianapolis. The office develops, inspects and tests materials used to construct and maintain highways to ensure products used are efficient and effective. INDOT is embarking on its second Read more…

  • Michigan City Police Statement Misinformation On Sharps or Needle Disposal - March 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

    From the Michigan City Police “There has been some misinformation regarding sharps or needle disposal in LaPorte county. Unfortunately although we collect unwanted and unused prescription we cannot accept sharps or needles.” The MCPD Facebook post provides a list collection sites that are free to all LaPorte county residents. MCPD also stated “If you have sharps it is preferred that you collect them in empty detergent bottles until the collection Read more…

  • Indiana Arts Commission initiatives receive national recognition - March 20, 2019 at 6:12 am

    The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced yesterday that several of its creative placemaking initiatives are highlighted in a report from the National Governor’s Association (NGA). Rural Prosperity through the Arts & Creative Sector: a Rural Action Guide for Governor’s and States, describes in detail the principles of arts-based rural development. The publication highlights successful, high-profile examples of rural communities and regions that have become more economically resilient through creative sector Read more…

  • Indiana American Water reaches settlement agreement on rate request - March 20, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Yesterday, Indiana American Water announced an all -party settlement agreement regarding its rate request with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) . The agreement is subject to approval by the IURC. Indiana American Water has invested more than $542 million in its water systems across the state to ensure reliable service to its customers. The agreement includes a 7.9 percent overall increase in operating revenues, primarily based on that investment. Read more…

  • Sobriety Checkpoint To Occur In Lake County - March 20, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Troopers from the Indiana State Police Lowell Post will be conducting a sobriety check point at an undisclosed location in Lake County on Thursday, March 21st, 2019. Drivers passing through the checkpoint area should have their license and registration available and will only wait briefly while troopers determine whether further investigation is necessary. Hoosiers are asked to help do their part in making Indiana roadways safer by observing the following Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Riot police to patrol Miami Beach for remainder of spring break due to rowdy crowds: Reports

    travelview/iStock(MIAMI) — The Miami Beach Police Department is beefing up the number of officers to patrol crowds for the remainder of spring break after several incidents involving alcohol-induced revelers have caused chaos in the city, according to reports. On Tuesday, Miami Beach officials held an emergency meeting to address the alcohol-induced antics the partiers have brought to the city, the Miami Herald reported. The meeting was filled with resident, who Read more…

  • Founder of Jelly Belly releases cannabis-infused jelly beans

    Garrett Aitken/iStock(NEW YORK) — Jelly bean aficionados will now be able to get high with something stronger than a sugar rush. The creator of one of the most recognized brands of jelly beans has debuted a line of cannabis-infused sweets for candy lovers to enjoy. Last month, “Candyman” David Klein, responsible for the creation of Jelly Belly’s jelly beans in 1976, announced the founding of his new company, Spectrum Confections, Read more…

  • Tropical cyclone leaves parts of Mozambique under water, kills over 200

    Tafadzwa Ufumeli/Getty Images(LONDON) — Mozambique’s president declared three days of national mourning on Wednesday as the southeast African country struggles to recover from a powerful cyclone that has claimed dozens of lives, submerged villages and washed away homes. Tropical cyclone Idai made landfall near the port city of Beira late last Thursday and slowly moved inland over the weekend, carving a trail of destruction across central Mozambqiue, southern Malawi and Read more…

  • GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson calls Trump attack on McCain ‘deplorable’

    Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Georgia GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson on Wednesday denounced President Trump’s continued attacks against Isakson’s Republican colleague, the late Sen. John McCain. “It’s deplorable what he said,” Isakson said in an interview with Georgia Public Broadcasting’s “Political Rewind” radio show. “It will be deplorable seven months from now if he says it again, and I will continue to speak out,” Isakson added. Isakson, who chairs Read more…

  • Natalie Portman goes to space, and spaces out, in trippy teaser for ‘Lucy in the Sky’

    Fox Searchlight(LOS ANGELES) — While there are no tangerine trees and marmalade skies to be seen, things get appropriately trippy in the teaser for a new movie called Lucy In The Sky. In the film, Oscar-winner Natalie Portman plays a female NASA astronaut who shares her name with the heroine of the psychedelic Beatles classic.  Following a trip into space, she slowly starts to lose her mind. The film was Read more…