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  • IU Health La Porte HospitalVNA offers support program – Flu/Pneumonia shots - August 22, 2014 at 3:19 am

    Indiana University Health La Porte HospitalVNA offers the Grief to Healing support program for those who would like to work through the grief of losing a loved one. The group provides a comfortable, caring atmosphere outside of the healthcare setting. The next program series is from 5-6:30 p.m, Sept. 2, 9, 16 and 23, at First Church of God, 2020 E. Linconlway, La Porte. The program is free and open Read more…

  • La Porte County and Porter County receive Volunteer Fire Assistance Grants - August 22, 2014 at 3:16 am

    In a press release from the Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, Volunteer Fire Departments in Cass-Clinton, LaCrosse and Noble Township in LaPorte County each received $5,000 in Volunteer Fire Assistance grants.  The Porter County Fire Department received over $4,700.  The grants may be used for the purchase of necessary firefighting equipment, personal protective gear and installation of dry fire hydrants.

  • A man and woman were found dead Thursday at a home - August 22, 2014 at 3:15 am

    A man and woman were found dead Thursday at a home in the 700 block of Pittsburgh Avenue in South Haven.  68 year old James R. Foster and his sister, 64 year old Janelle Morales, were found by a family member.  Porter County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Larry Laflower said no signs of foul play were found at the scene. Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris said the cause of death is Read more…

  • 22 year old Tommy Larue Shannnon, Jr. pleaded guilty in beating death - August 22, 2014 at 3:14 am

    22 year old Tommy Larue Shannnon, Jr. pleaded guilty in the beating death of 2 year old Nizier Brown.  Shannon appeared in LaPorte County Superior Court No. 1 Thursday where he pleaded guilty to Class A felony battery resulting in the death of a victim under the age of 14.  He also faces three charges which carry a maximum sentence of 135 years in prison.  Shannon’s sentencing hearing is scheduled Read more…

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive today in La Porte - August 21, 2014 at 2:01 am

    The Indiana-Ohio Blood services Region of the American Red Cross is having a blood drive today from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at St. Peter Church, 1101 Michigan Avenue in La Porte. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information.

News From Around The World

  • Fed Chair: Economy Has Made Considerable Progress Since 2009

    United States Federal Reserve(JACKSON HOLE, Wyo.) — The U.S. economy now has more jobs than before the Great Recession, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen announced Friday during her annual speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. “If you take a look at some of the things she points out in her speech, first off she says we’ve created more jobs in the recovery than were lost in the downturn, and that in Read more…

  • John Kerry Spotted in Nantucket

    While the State Department hasn’t said where John Kerry is this week–he’s out of the office the department has told media, without confirming his location on the record–it appears the secretary has been spotted by a handful of Twitter users and one Instagrammer vacationing in Nantucket, in his home state of Massachusetts. Although the Instagram user identified the above boat as Kerry’s, it might be impossible to confirm for certain, Read more…

  • Stacy Keibler Welcomes Daughter Ava Grace

    Actress and host Stacy Keibler has welcomed her baby girl, Ava Grace, on Wednesday and revealed the good news today on her website. “Jared and I have been blessed with the new love of our lives. Ava Grace was born at home on Wednesday, August 20th� Keibler wrote.

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