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  • UPDATE on FIRST TRUST CREDIT UNION Michigan City Robbery - April 18, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    On April 16th, at approximately 10:40am, a Bank Robbery occurred at the First Trust Credit Union located at 950 E. US 20 in Michigan City. During the Robbery a quantity of United States Currency was taken prior to the suspect fleeing the bank. Shift 1 personnel and members of the Detective Bureau responded to the bank and began an immediate investigation. Witnesses were spoken to and items of evidence were Read more…

  • MCPD identifies woman found in car Tues. morning - April 16, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Michigan City Police Officers were called to the 300 block of Holliday Street in Michigan City to check on a woman in a car on Tuesday morning. In a press release, MCPD say they found 31 year old Nekia Nichelle Hyler of Michigan City dead. A forensic autopsy is to be performed on Hyler, police say. This case is currently being investigated as a homicide. If you have any information Read more…

  • La Crosse grain elevator explosion injures 4 employees - April 16, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Four employees were injured in an explosion at a grain elevator Thursday afternoon. LaPorte County Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Kellems said two people were taken by helicopter to a hospital in Fort Wayne and two were taken to Porter Memorial Hospital in Valparaiso. The victims sustained critical but non-life-threatening injuries. The explosion occurred shortly before 9am in the town of La Crosse, about 40 miles southwest of South Bend, at the Read more…

  • I-94 semi crash closes lanes, damages sign - April 16, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    All eastbound and westbound lanes of I-94 in Porter County were closed for hours Thursday morning near the 21 mile marker, just west of the SR 149 exit. A semi-truck accident caused damage to an overhead sign which needed to be removed.

  • Alcohol or drugs may have caused Lake County crash Thurs. - April 16, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    In the early morning hours Thursday, on I-65 NB in Lake County near the 254.7 MM (one half mile south of the 255 MM/exit), a semi tanker was rear ended by a car sending the driver of the car to the hospital and totaling the car. Alcohol or drugs may be a contributing factor in the cause of the crash. The investigation is continuing.

News From Around The World

  • Amazon Gets FAA Approval to Test Delivery Drones, But There’s a Catch

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Amazon’s dream of drone delivery has been cleared for testing by the Federal Aviation Administration, however the small victory for the retailer comes with plenty of restrictions. The FAA issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to Amazon on Thursday that will allow the company to begin testing its fleet of delivery drones outdoors. Amazon had previously been testing them inside its Washington facility. Under the new ruling, Amazon will Read more…

  • Trouble In Indy (The Note)

    By MICHAEL FALCONE NOTABLES MIKE PENCE SAYS ‘RELIGIOUS FREEDOM’ LAW WON’T CHANGE: Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act will not be changing despite critics saying it allows business owners to discriminate against members of the LGBT community, state Gov. Mike Pence said Sunday during an exclusive interview on ABC’s “This Week.” Pence described the media coverage and opposition to the law as “shameless rhetoric,” saying it strengthens the foundation of Read more…

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