The Talk of the South Shore

WIMS AM 1420 brings you local news, traffic, weather, and sports. Tune in weekdays for Ric Federighi, Mike Paine, Alex Bassett, Nick Cohn, Mike Sanders, Tim Saldana, Jackie Beissel, Sherri Paine, Mari Anthony and the rest of the crew, keeping you updated on the latest headlines!

Local News Headlines

Tune in to WIMS AM 1420 for updates on today's headlines

  • Northwest Indiana Region Adult Education Programs Receive Recognition for High Performance - August 19, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    According to the American Community Survey in 2016, 82,413 individuals in Northwest Indiana 18 years of age and older do not have a high school diploma. Northwest Indiana region adult education programs have stepped up to the challenge to help more individuals attain their High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma by offering free HSE preparation classes. Over the last year, area adult education programs have had over 60% achieve HSE and/or Read more…

  • Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Applications Available Online - August 19, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship application is now available on Unity Foundation of La Porte County’s website at www.uflc.net. Through support of Independent Colleges of Indiana and Lilly Endowment, Unity Foundation is offering two full-tuition, four-year college scholarships to benefit La Porte County residents. They provide full tuition, required fees, and a special allocation of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study, Read more…

  • SSL INVITES FIRST RESPONDERS TO RIDE THE TRAIN FOR FREE - August 18, 2018 at 6:17 am

    To show appreciation and to say thank you for their service to the community, the South Shore Line (SSL) is inviting all active-duty first responders to ride the train free of charge Sunday, Sept. 9, through Saturday, Sept. 15, on all off-peak weekday and weekend trains. In order to take advantage of this promotion, all first responders must present ticket collectors with valid active-duty identification. All active-duty police officers, firefighters, Read more…

  • July Indiana Employment Report - August 18, 2018 at 6:16 am

    Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.4 percent for July and remains lower than the national rate of 3.9 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana’s unemployment rate now has been below the U.S. rate for more than four years. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the Read more…

  • Gov. Holcomb names Lighty as new Executive Director of the Indiana Archives and Records Administration - August 17, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Gov. Eric J. Holcomb announced that he has selected S. Chandler Lighty to be the new executive director of the Indiana Archives and Records Administration. Lighty will begin his new position on August 27. Since February 2016, Lighty has served as the Director of the Indiana Historical Bureau which recently merged with the Indiana State Library. During his time as director, Lighty led efforts to increase public interest in the Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Memorial service for singer Aretha Franklin held in Detroit

    Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(DETROIT) — A memorial service honoring the late Aretha Franklin was held in Detroit, Michigan, on Sunday. The “Queen of Soul” died on Aug. 16 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 76. Outside the New Bethel Baptist Church, where the service was held, some signed boards at a memorial paying tribute to the singer. Those inside the church listened to the Rev. Jesse Jackson, as he Read more…

  • US CEOs earned 312 times more than workers in 2017: Study

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — CEOs at the 350 largest U.S. companies received 312 times as much in compensation as typical employees in 2017, according to a study released Thursday. The average chief executive received $18.9 million last year, a 17.6 percent increase from 2016, as the wages of a typical worker rose just 0.3 percent, according to research by the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington-based think tank. The highest CEO-to-worker pay Read more…

  • Bolton: Election meddling by China, North Korea, Iran a concern

    Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — National Security Adviser John Bolton said Russia is only one of four countries that could potentially try to interfere in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections. In an exclusive interview Sunday morning, Bolton told ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and This Week Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz that the U.S. is also concerned about possible election meddling by China, North Korea and Iran. “I can say definitively that Read more…

  • Progressive veterans frame climate change as a national security issue

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Self-described “ass-kicking, motorcycle-riding, Texas Democrat” MJ Hegar, a candidate for Texas’ deep-red 31st district, has a novel approach to environmental politics: she doesn’t care if her supporters believe in man-made climate change, but says it’s hard to deny the corrupting effects of petroleum dependence on American foreign policy. “Our dependence on foreign oil is just so damaging to our country on so many levels,” Hegar told ABC News Read more…

  • "Quantico" star Priyanka Chopra confirms engagement to pop star Nick Jonas

    Prodip Guha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images(MUMBAI) — Quantico star Priyanka Chopra and pop star Nick Jonas are finally Instagram official: The couple confirmed their rumored engagement with a posting on Chopra’s social media. “The only way to do this… with Family and God. Thank you all for your wishes and blessings,” Chopra, 36, wrote, captioning a photo of herself and Nick, 25.  She’s wearing a traditional Indian outfit, but is Read more…