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  • Memorial Day road/rail info - May 27, 2016 at 2:24 am

    INDOT is suspending road work in construction zones across the state for the Memorial Day holiday. INDOT has directed its contractors to pull back barriers and barricades in the interest of safety because of the increase in holiday travel. Also, all South Shore Trains will operate on a holiday schedule during the official observance of Memorial Day on Monday. Eastbound South Shore trains will NOT disembark passengers between Millennium Station Read more…

  • 421 fatal accident update - May 27, 2016 at 2:22 am

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    In a story WIMS has been following, the investigation is continuing regarding a pedestrian that was struck and killed Wednesday on US 421 near Wanatah. The victim has been identified as 46 year old Shawn Ellyn Rybicki; she has no known address however is believed to have stayed at various locations in Porter County. The identification came following leads given by witnesses and working with detectives from the Valparaiso Police Read more…

  • Public meeting scheduled for June in Michigan City - May 27, 2016 at 2:20 am

    The U.S. EPA will hold a public meeting on June 8, 2016 to explain the proposed EPA cleanup plan for the Town of Pines Groundwater site in Porter County, Ind. The public meeting will take place at the Clarion Hotel, 5820 S. Franklin St., Michigan City, at 6:30 p.m. Comments to the proposed cleanup plan will be accepted orally and in writing at the public meeting. The public comment period Read more…

  • Veterans Affairs office accepting applications for part time work - May 27, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Help-Wanted

    The Veterans Affairs office has posted a job listing for the part time position of Veterans Affairs Officer. Tasks involve working in a general office environment, which may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station. This position also involves travel to attend meetings, training and conferences. Submit application & resume either email or by mail to: Human Resources Director Porter County Government 155 Indiana Ave Valparaiso, Read more…

  • 2 local Red Cross Blood Drives scheduled for Friday - May 27, 2016 at 2:17 am

    The Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is having 2 blood drives on Friday. One blood drive is from 7am-1pm at LaPorte Hospital, 1007 W. Lincolnway in LaPorte. Another blood drive is from 1:30pm-6:30pm at First United Methodist Church of Portage, 2637 McCool Road. Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Tata Motors Profits Benefit From Jaguar Land Rover Sales

    SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Profits at Tata Motors are on the rise thanks to strong sales of the luxury brand Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), according to the BBC. The BBC reports the major Indian carmaker saw quarterly profit triple to $771 million. The jump in profits comes after JLR sales rose 28 percent in the three months leading up to March. This is the biggest increase in sales in Read more…

  • Sanders, Clinton Walk in Memorial Day Parades on Opposite Coasts

    ABC News(NEW YORK) — Both Democratic presidential hopefuls took to the streets on opposite coasts Monday to walk in Memorial Day parades: Frontrunner Hillary Clinton, joined by husband Bill, walked in the annual Newcastle Memorial Day parade in their hometown of Chappaqua, New York, while Bernie Sanders walked with a largely veteran crowd in a parade in San Francisco. Joined by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and local officials, the Read more…