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  • HMD Trucking to expand their operations in Northwest Indiana - August 17, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Governor Eric Holcomb and Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joined executives from HMD Trucking, a transportation and logistics service provider, Wednesday, as the company announced plans to expand its operations to Northwest Indiana. The company, which broke ground on a 35,000-square-foot facility this week, will designate Indiana as its new corporate headquarters and plans to create up to 500 new jobs for Hoosiers by 2021. The company plans to relocate a Read more…

  • Last week’s shootings in Michigan City being investigated - August 17, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    According to a press release from the Michigan City Police, the department is investigating two separate shootings that occurred on the East side of Michigan City in the last week. The first incident occurred August 12th at 12:16AM. In this incident there were people standing in the area of 237 and 238 N Calumet when a subject approached and started shooting. One thirty six year old male was struck and Read more…

  • Indiana man sentenced to 50 years for double stabbing - August 17, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Yesterday, 33 year old Marvin Hill, appeared before a St. Joseph County Superior Court judge and was sentenced to 50 years in the Indiana Department of Correction in connection with a double stabbing that occurred on August 19, 2016, at the Laurel Woods Apartments in South Bend, IN. Hill had previously pled guilty by agreement on July 20, 2017. As part of the plea agreement, one count of Attempted Murder, Read more…

  • “Fathers and Father Figures Being Involved” welcome students back to school - August 17, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    More than 30 civic leaders, pastors, police officers, and other men from the community greeted students as they arrived at three Michigan City Area Schools on Wednesday, part of a grassroots movement called “Fathers and Father Figures Being Involved”… or FBI. The back-to-school welcome was organized for Edgewood, Knapp, and Lake Hills Elementary Schools by the Michigan City Commission on the Social Status of African American Males and the Northwest Read more…

  • West Nile virus cases found in Lake County - August 17, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    State health officials are urging Indiana residents to take steps to protect themselves from mosquito bites amid an increase in West Nile virus activity in mosquitoes across the state. As of August 16, mosquitoes in 53 of Indiana’s 92 counties have tested positive for West Nile virus and two human cases have been confirmed — one in Hamilton County and one in Lake County. There have also been two confirmed Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Mother of woman killed in Charlottesville has ‘no interest’ in speaking with Trump

    ABC News(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — The mother of Heather Heyer, the woman killed Saturday when a car rammed into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, said she has “no interest” in speaking with President Donald Trump in the wake of her daughter’s death. “I understand that President Trump wants to speak with me; I’ve heard from his press secretary and a few other people. And Read more…

  • Expectant mom has fun maternity shoot at her favorite store

    Inspired By A True Story Photography(NEW YORK) — One Target-loving mom decided to return to the store to celebrate her third child. Page Miller, a professional photographer, told ABC News she lives approximately four minutes away from her local target in St. Louis, Missouri. “Really, to get anywhere in my town, you have to pass it,” she added. “It’s where we go for everything.” So when her friend and fellow Read more…

  • Trump tweets reference to inaccurate anecdote about Gen. Pershing

    JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In a tweet seemingly responding to the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday, President Donald Trump referenced a factually inaccurate anecdote about combatting Muslim enemies that he often repeated on the campaign trail. Thirteen people were killed when a van drove through a crowd of pedestrians on a busy street in Spain’s second largest city Thursday. ISIS later claimed responsibility for the act that left Read more…

  • "The Hitman’s Bodyguard" and "Logan Lucky" among this week’s new releases

    Lionsgate/Jack English Opening nationwide on Friday: * The Hitman’s Bodyguard — Ryan Reynolds plays a bodyguard tasked with protecting his mortal enemy, a notorius hitman — played by Samuel L. Jackson — so he could testify at the International Court of Justice. Rated R. * Logan Lucky — Channing Tatum and Adam Driver star in this comedy about siblings who attempt to pull off an elaborate heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. Also starring Riley Keough, Katie Holmes and Daniel Craig. PG-13.   Copyright Read more…