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  • New Indiana law to affect right of way drivers - July 1, 2015 at 12:42 am

    As of July 1 in Indiana, speeders will get the right-of-way in the left lane, while those obeying the speed limit could face a $500 fine. House Enrolled Act 1305 permits police to issue $500 tickets to left lane drivers who fail to move into the right lane if they know, or should reasonably know, another vehicle is overtaking them — even if the other vehicle is exceeding the speed Read more…

  • Meth lab suspects charged - July 1, 2015 at 12:41 am

    In a story WIMS has been following, a complaint was received on June 26 about an active meth lab at 389 Evanston Road in Kingsford Heights and police conducted an investigation. Ronald Walters II, 37, and his wife, 37 year old Tammy Walters, were charged in LaPorte Circuit Court with Level 4 Dealing Methamphetamine within 500 feet of a public park and the presence of children in the home, Level Read more…

  • MCPD updates Top Ten Most Wanted List - July 1, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Michigan City Police Department has updated their Top Ten Most Wanted List. Added to the list: Paul Aquino, 46, wanted out of LaPorte County on two Failure to Appear Warrants for Possession of Marijuana ( D Felony) and misdemeanor Driving While Suspended. Aquino is a white male, 5′ 9″, 200 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. He has several tattoos including the word “Taurus” on his right forearm, a wizard Read more…

  • South Shore rail update - July 1, 2015 at 12:39 am

    The South Shore will run its regular weekend/holiday schedule on Saturday July 4th. The South Shore will operate a regular weekday train schedule on Friday, July 3rd. All ticket offices will observe regular hours on Friday. All ticket offices will be closed on Saturday, July 4th with the exception of Van Buren and Millennium Stations. In other South Shore news, Eastbound weekday Train 107 is expected to operate behind schedule Read more…

  • Westville man receives rape charges - June 29, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    34 year old Justin Adley was wanted on a warrant from LaPorte Circuit Court for one count of Level 1 felony rape, three counts of Level 3 felony rape and one count Level 6 felony strangulation. Adley allegedly assaulted a woman in his home near Westville. He was arrested near his home in LaPorte and taken to LaPorte County Jail. Adley will be arraigned on Friday.


News From Around The World

  • Twitter’s Change of Power: What Awaits Incoming Interim CEO

    iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is stepping down from his position Wednesday as the social media network faces increased pressure to show investors it has a strategy for growth. Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter, will step into his old role of CEO on an interim basis as Twitter’s board searches for a permanent replacement who will have to manage the pressure of meeting Wall Street’s expectations on Read more…

  • Some Greeks Turn to Electronic Currency Bitcoin During Euro Troubles

    arinahabich/iStock/Thinkstock(ATHENS, Greece) — The cash crunch in Greece may be driving some local interest in alternative currencies as one bitcoin company targets Europeans to “take control of their own wealth.” This week, there was a 35 percent increase in activity in Greece compared to average weeks for the company Coinbase, which allows people to buy and store bitcoins, the electronic currency introduced in 2009. Based in San Francisco, Coinbase operates Read more…

  • Marco Rubio Will Oppose Confirmation of a Cuba Ambassador

    John Paul Filo/CBS(WASHINGTON) — For the first time in five decades, President Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. will resume full diplomatic relations with Cuba, but Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, isn’t ready to embrace the news. A staunch opponent of the normalization of relations with Cuba, the republican senator and presidential candidate Marco Rubio issued a statement issued Wednesday in response to the president’s announcement. “It remains unclear what, if Read more…

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