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  • Jeremy Kienitz Appointed - December 18, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Jeremy Kienitz was unanimously approved as Mayor Ron Meer’s appointment as the superintendent of the Michigan City Parks and Recreation Department. Kienitz has been serving as interim co-superintendent since the June 27 resignation of Jan Orlich. Kienitz’s salary will be $2,500 biweekly.

  • Beware Of Possible Scam - December 18, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    A 43 year old Valparaiso man reported a possible scam to the Porter County Sheriff’s Department. The man received a call on his cell phone from someone who claimed to be a NIPSCO employee. The caller threatened to shut off the man’s service if he did not load money on pre-paid cards. The next day the man received another call from someone who claimed to be a NIPSCO employee who Read more…

  • Free Mobile App For Indiana Travel - December 18, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Indiana has a free mobile app that will provide users with county travel status and alerts directly to their mobile devices. The state Department of Homeland Security collaborated on creating the free app with Indiana’s Office of Technology. The app will include weather conditions for each county and contact information for county emergency management agencies. The Indiana Travel Advisory app is available to download for iPhone in the App Store Read more…

  • Bail Denied For Teen Charged With Murder - December 18, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Superior Court Judge William Alexa denied bail for the teen who was charged with the murder of Alexius Tapia of Portage. 18 year old Thomas Reichler, Chesterton, appeared at the hearing with two other defendants, 19 year old Korey Izynski of Clarksville, In. and 19 year old Nathaniel Sipe of Westville. Reichler is the only one charged with murder, however all three face multiple felony charges in the theft of Read more…

  • Holiday Stress Advice - December 18, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    While the holidays are a happy time for many, the stress associated with family obligations and dynamics can be the “lump of coal” in some people’s Christmas stockings. According to the American Psychological Association, fatigue and stress are the top sources of negative feelings during this time of year. Clinical social worker and psychotherapist Lisa Ferentz says sometimes the best thing to do is simply not participate in a potentially Read more…


News From Around The World

  • “The Interview”: FBI Links North Korea to Sony Hacking

    iStock/Thinksto(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. government has taken the bold step of publicly branding the North Korean regime as the driving force behind the massive cyber-attack on Sony Pictures that has paralyzed the film company and raised fears of terrorist attacks inside the United States. In a rare, official statement issued Friday, the FBI said it “now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these Read more…

  • Amazon Fire Phone Gets Major Updates

    Amazon(NEW YORK) — Amazon is refusing to give up on its Fire phone and the users who snapped up the device, despite its lackluster debut over the summer. Six months after its release, Amazon has rolled out a software update for the phone that brings with it a number of new and smarter features. Among those are text translation in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The upgrade also enables Read more…

  • Obama Determined to ‘Chip Away’ at ‘Hermetically Sealed’ Cuba

    The White House(WASHINGTON) — President Obama’s decision to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba will “chip away” at the island’s “hermetically sealed society,” the president said Friday at what is likely his last press conference of the year. “This is still a regime that represses its people,” the president acknowledged. “But what I know, deep in my bones, is that if you’ve done the same things for 50 years, you should Read more…

  • Why Natalie Portman Says "Star Wars" Actually Hurt Her Career

    Merrick Morton/Lucasflim Ltd.(NEW YORK) — When Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace came out in 1999, it became one of the highest grossing movies of all-time, but fans of the Star Wars franchise were torn about the series of new prequels. Oscar winner Natalie Portman, who starred in all three of the prequels, said playing the female protagonist Padmé in the franchise actually hurt her career. In an interview Read more…