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  • Urgent/Emergency Sewer Repair Work ongoing in Michigan City - April 28, 2017 at 2:57 am

    In Michigan City, the Sanitary District General Manager, informed the public that the Michigan City Sanitary District (District) will be conducting Urgent/Emergency Sewer Repair Work to the sanitary sewer on the 200 Block of Madison Street. The work is scheduled to conclude by Friday, May 19th. The approved Traffic Control Plan will close Madison Street between York and Lafayette Streets. The Madison Street traffic will be detoured to Thurman Ave. Read more…

  • Major US 20 project announced - April 28, 2017 at 2:55 am

    INDOT is alerting drivers to the closure of U.S. 20, between Marvel Lane and S. Race Street in New Carlisle Monday, May 1 through the beginning of June. Crews will close this section of U.S. 20 for thirty days to repair and restore the road under the railroad viaduct. During the project, U.S. 20 will be closed to all through traffic at this location. State road detours must be along Read more…

  • La Porte Hospital releases 2016 Report to the Community - April 28, 2017 at 2:47 am

    The La Porte Hospital released its 2016 Report to the Community, revealing the financial investments made throughout the community and highlighting how the hospital remains a strong part of the fabric of La Porte and surrounding areas. In 2016 (March 1-Dec. 31), La Porte Hospital invested more than $112 million into the community through charitable contributions and public service, economic impact, and uncompensated care. Additionally, for the first time, La Read more…

  • NIPSCO awards grants - April 28, 2017 at 2:47 am

    NIPSCO is awarding 15 local nonprofit organizations with grants—totaling $50,000—to help fund ration and education projects throughout northern Indiana. This year’s winners include: Acres Land Trust, Causes for International Change, Fort Wayne Zoological Society, Friends of Potato Creek State Park, Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center, La Porte County Soil & Water Conservation District, Little River Wetlands, Logan’s Landing Association, NICHES Land Trust, Porter County Convention, Recreation & Visitor Commission, Porter Read more…

  • Watch for suspicious van in Michigan City - April 28, 2017 at 2:45 am

    In Michigan City during the month of April, there have been a few reports of suspicious activity involving a white or cream colored van driven by a white male in his 40’s that was observed following children around Detroit St. and Lafayette St. and spoke with other female (both adult & juvenile) around Knapp School. MCPD asks to please be vigilant of your surroundings and express to your children to Read more…


News From Around The World

  • At least 13 dead in 4 states as tornadoes and floods wreak havoc in parts of South, Midwest

    @SkySPOT97 / Micheal Lavender (DALLAS) — The death toll from tornadoes and storms in parts of the South and Midwest rose to at least 13 by midday Sunday, authorities said. Deaths from the severe weather were reported in Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and Mississippi. East Texas was the worst hit, with tornadoes there killing at least four people and leaving a trail of what officials called “extensive damage” in the area. Read more…

  • Flight attendant helps mother soothe baby mid-flight after ‘all hell broke loose’

    Whitney Poyntz(CALGARY, Alberta) — One Canadian mom said she was “amazed” when a flight attendant stepped in to soothe her crying baby mid-flight. Whitney Poyntz, who was flying back home to Calgary, Alberta, from Palm Springs, Florida, on April 19, thanked WestJet flight attendant Ashley Drysdale in a now viral Facebook post. Poyntz, 28, said her 4-month-old daughter Kennedi was thankfully asleep when she boarded the flight. “Once the captain Read more…

  • White House defends Trump’s invite to Philippines President Duterte

    ABC News(WASHINGTON) — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus defended President Trump’s invitation to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, saying the meeting is important in the effort to confront North Korea’s nuclear program. “There is nothing right now facing this country and facing the region that is a bigger threat than what’s happening in North Korea,” Priebus told ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl on “This Week” Sunday. Read more…

  • President Trump calls North Korean leader a ‘pretty smart cookie’

    ABC/Ida Mae Astute(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump appeared to give Kim Jong Un credit for leading North Korea after his father’s death, calling him a “pretty smart cookie.” The president in an interview that aired Sunday was asked by John Dickerson of CBS for his impression of the North Korean dictator. Trump said he has “no idea” if the the Pyongang leader is sane. He also alluded to when Kim Read more…