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  • Today is Diabetes Alert Day - March 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Approximately 10.5 percent of adults in Indiana are living with diabetes, a 37 percent increase since 2005. Diabetes Alert Day is March 26, and the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is encouraging all Hoosiers to take steps to reduce their risk of diabetes, a group of diseases that develop when the body does not produce enough insulin, is unable to use insulin effectively or both. Observed annually on the Read more…

  • New Online Scams Reported to Better Business Bureau - March 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    The Better Business Bureau has received several reports about a fraudulent employment scheme posted online by In Shopping LLC. Consumers are reporting that the company hires them to ship packages from home but does not pay them for shipping the packages. If you are concerned about the employment practices of this business, BBB advises that consumers should file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov . BBB has also Read more…

  • Wild Women and Wine at Barker Mansion - March 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    The public is invited to celebrate Women’s History Month at the Barker Mansion on Friday, March 29. Returning for the third year, Wild Women and Wine will highlight the unconventional women who have shaped Northwest Indiana history through the decades. A $28 ticket includes two glasses of wine, sweets, a tour and the program. Those wishing to purchase a ticket without alcohol included can buy a $20 ticket. The evening Read more…

  • Go! Packs Now Available at Indiana State Parks - March 26, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Go! Packs are designed to help you enjoy the outdoors at Indiana State Parks properties and save money. The Go! Pack includes a 2019 resident Annual Entrance Permit, a drawstring backpack perfect for hiking the trails and holding snacks and water, and the option of a $40 gift card from either the state park inns or campgrounds. Go! Packs are also available for those 65 and older. The buyer saves up Read more…

  • U.S. 12 (Indianapolis Blvd.) Bridge in East Chicago to Close Monday for Deck Replacement - March 26, 2019 at 8:00 am

    INDOT announced that the U.S. 12 (Indianapolis Boulevard) bridge over the Lake George Canal in Lake County will close Monday, April 1, through the end of June. Crews will be replacing the bridge deck on this drawbridge, along with resurfacing the road south to Columbus Drive. During construction, the bridge will be completely closed while the road leading up to the bridge from Columbus will be open to local traffic Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Prosecutors drop charges against Jussie Smollett despite believing actor did it

    ABC News(CHICAGO) — In a stunning move, prosecutors in Chicago dropped all charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett on Tuesday despite acknowleging Smollet fabricated a street attack on himself in an attempt to get a pay raise. “We stand behind the investigation and the facts revealed,” said Joe Magats, the first assistant state attorney in Illinois, who took over the case when his boss, State Attorney Kim Foxx, recused herself Read more…

  • Attention Reese’s lovers: The classic chocolate peanut butter candy has 2 new varieties

    Diliberti13/iStock(NEW YORK) — Chocolate or peanut butter? Reese’s came up with a brand new treat so now whether your favorite part of the classic candy is sweet or salty, there’s more for everyone to love! Reese’s launched the brand new “Reese’s Lovers Cups” on Monday that features a classic chocolate peanut butter cup with even more chocolate for “chocolate lovers” and a new “peanut butter lovers” cup that is topped Read more…

  • Trump administration expands limits on global health funds tied to abortion

    Laszlo Balogh/Getty images(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration is expanding its restrictions on U.S. funding for international health care providers and non-profits that perform or promote abortion, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Tuesday. It’s an expansion on what is already the widest implementation yet of the so-called “Mexico City policy” — one that has won praise from anti-abortion groups, but that critics say is having a devastating effect on rural Read more…

  • Senators block progressive Green New Deal proposal

    Luka Banda/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Senate on Tuesday voted down a procedural measure to advance the Green New Deal, a wide-reaching proposal that would address climate change. The final tally was 0-57. Forty-three Democrats voted “present” in protest of the measure, even though many of them have said that they support the framework of the resolution. Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Angus King of Maine, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona Read more…

  • ‘The Kids Are Alright’ snags Danny Bonaduce for tonight’s ‘Partridge Family’-themed episode

    ABC/Richard Cartwright(LOS ANGELES) — Tonight’s episode of ABC’s 1970s-set comedy The Kids Are Alright will feature a guest appearance from former child star Danny Bonaduce, co-star Michael Cudlitz tells ABC. In the episode, titled “Low Expectations,” Jack Gore’s character, Timmy — one of eight boys in an Irish Catholic family in suburban L.A. — enters a contest to appear on Bonaduce’s classic sitcom The Partridge Family. The guest star’s appearance was Read more…

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