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  • Investigation on Saturday’s homicide near Ravinia Park - September 26, 2017 at 9:34 am

    On Saturday, September 23rd at 1:58 a.m., police received a call of shots fired in the 1500 block of Lebanon Street, near Ravina Park.  Police responded to an accident and discovered a victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds who crashed near Fellows and Sample Street while trying to drive himself to the hospital. 26 year old Dijon Jones was pronounced deceased at the hospital.  An autopsy was conducted Monday afternoon. Read more…

  • United Way Reading Buddies program delivers stuffed animals to 160 local classrooms - September 26, 2017 at 9:30 am

    The United Way Reading Buddies regional literacy program kicked off its 2017-18 school year program this week by delivering more than 3,900 stuffed animal buddies to 160 first and second grade classrooms in Lake and Porter counties.  In conjunction with classroom instruction, Reading Buddies assist students improve oral fluency, achieve grade-level reading goals and build confidence in their reading skills. Sponsored by Attorney Kenneth J. Allen Law Group, more than Read more…

  • Nipsco and NiSource donate over $150,000 to local Veteran organizations - September 26, 2017 at 9:26 am

    NIPSCO is awarding 31 local Veteran organizations with donations—totaling $125,000—to help fund Veteran support programs throughout northern Indiana and the Terre Haute area.  Combined with a NiSource Charitable Foundation contribution, presented by NIPSCO, of $25,000, the campaign raised more than $150,000. One of NIPSCO’s key giving programs is called Charity of Choice, which was created to help maximize financial and volunteer impact in our communities.  Each year, employees select one Read more…

  • Indiana Supreme Court now accepting applications for two positions - September 26, 2017 at 9:20 am

    The Indiana Supreme Court, Office of Judicial Administration, has an immediate opening for a full-time Staff Attorney.  The Supreme Court Services Staff Attorney directly serves the Justices of the Indiana Supreme Court in conducting legal research for the Court, drafting and reviewing legal memoranda on a variety of matters, answering inquiries from attorneys and the public, and other duties as required. This position requires substantial experience and is not an entry-level Read more…

  • 21 year old man drowned after kayak overturns - September 26, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Indiana Conservation Officers on Sunday were called to the area of Porter Beach after 21 year old, Alex Lopez, of Plainfield, Illinois was reported missing after the kayak he was on overturned shortly after 5:00 p.m.  The investigation revealed Alex and two friends were kayaking approximately 150 yards offshore from Porter Beach when their kayaks capsized.  Alex was not wearing a life jacket and went under the surface of the Read more…


News From Around The World

  • What you need to know about the federal response to the crisis in Puerto Rico

    ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump will make his first visit to Puerto Rico next Tuesday as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria. The strongest storm to make landfall in Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, Maria killed at least 16 people and left most of the island’s 3.4 million people without power. Officials said half the island’s population remains without water and communications systems are still down a Read more…

  • Wall Street closes flat after Yellen’s comments

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wall Street closed little changed on Tuesday after new comments on interest rates from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 11.77 (-0.05 percent) to close at 22,284.32. The Nasdaq gained 9.57 (+0.15 percent) to finish at 6,380.16, while the S&P 500 closed at  2,496.84, 0.18 points (+0.01percent) higher than its open. U.S. crude oil prices fell about 0.56 percent at about $52 Read more…

  • Saudi Arabia to let women drive

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Saudi Arabia said Tuesday that it will issue driver’s licenses to women for the first time, after it had previously been unlawful for them to get behind the wheel. The announcement follows years of criticism of the conservative kingdom by human rights groups, who have campaigned for an end to Saudi Arabia’s longstanding ban on women driving. The Muslim nation is ruled by a monarchy and follows strict Read more…

  • Trump to visit hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, says he is ‘very proud’ of ‘amazing’ response

    ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Shortly after announcing plans to visit the Puerto Rico this week, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is “very proud” of the response to the devastation left by Hurricane Maria on the island, claiming that relief efforts have been described as “amazing.” At a joint White House press conference with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Trump described the challenges faced by the U.S. territory in the aftermath Read more…

  • Barbara Corcoran says DWTS tango was "the most joyful one minute of my entire life"

    ABC/Eric McCandless(NEW YORK) — Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran tanked on last night’s Dancing with the Stars.  She and her partner Keo Motsepe tangoed to “Whatever Lola Wants,” but her low score led to her becoming the first celebrity eliminated this season.  However, Corcoran says even if her her dance Monday night wasn’t perfect, it felt amazing. “I’ve never let go my whole life,” she tells ABC Radio. “You see, Read more…

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