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  • Indiana College Completion Rate Increases By 14% - July 19, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Indiana is making progress in moving the needle on college completion, according to state education officials. The 2018 College Completion Report released this week reveals an increase of 14-percentage points over the past five years in the number of college students graduating on time, which is now about four in ten. Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers says it’s a record high, and a reflection of the efforts of Read more…

  • American Legion Department of Indiana Stat Commander Elected - July 18, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Rodney Strong was elected The American Legion, Department of Indiana state commander by delegates from the 11 districts throughout the state during the 100th annual Indiana American Legion Convention in Indianapolis. The American Legion is comprised of military service veterans who have served honorably during times of conflict in defense of their nation and has been active within Indiana since 1919. The Indiana American Legion has supported veterans from every Read more…

  • Off Duty Lifeguard and EMT Rescue Two Children from Lake Michigan - July 18, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    According to a press release, Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a near drowning of two children that occurred shortly after 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening in Lake Michigan near the Michigan City Pier. Two Michigan City men, Devin Newton, an off duty Superior Ambulance EMT and Myles Wright, an off duty Deep River Waterpark lifeguard were near the Michigan City Pier when they heard screams for help. Both men ran toward Read more…

  • Congress Members Walorski, and Others Lead Bipartisan Letter Warning Against Auto Tariffs - July 18, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Yesterday, a bipartisan group of 149 members of Congress called on Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross not to put American jobs and economic growth at risk by imposing tariffs on automobiles and automotive parts. In a letter led by U.S. Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.), Terri Sewell (D-Ala.), Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), and Ron Kind (D-Wis.), the members highlighted the economic benefits of the auto industry and warned of negative consequences if the Read more…

  • Porter County Man Pleads Guilty to Unemployment Insurance Fraud - July 18, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    Thirty-four year old Portage resident Javan Comer, pled guilty to unemployment insurance fraud in Porter County Superior Court 2 on July 9, 2018. Through the use of agency records, an Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) employee began an investigation and determined that Comer was working and receiving wages while claiming unemployment insurance benefits. Comer was sentenced to one year of probation and ordered to repay DWD $10,140 for the Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Harvey Weinstein asks court to dismiss Ashley Judd lawsuit, says they had a ‘bargain’

    Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein’s legal team said in new court documents that Ashley Judd struck “a bargain” with him in which she would allow him to touch her “if she won an Academy Award in one of his films.” Weinstein is asking the court to dismiss Judd’s defamation lawsuit against him. The assertion drew an instant denial from Judd’s attorney who said the actress Read more…

  • England’s swans population counted in annual ‘swan-upping’

    iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — Among the most quirky of Britain’s historic traditions, the practice of counting swans, or “swan-upping,” has a long history dating back hundreds of years. The tradition is named after the officials who carry out the duties, swan uppers. The monarch claims ownership of all mute swans — the species often represented in fairy tales and art — in the U.K., as part of a tradition of royal entitlements Read more…

  • Trump planning to invite Putin to Washington this fall: White House

    Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump has instructed National Security Adviser John Bolton to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington this fall and “discussions are already underway,” according to a tweet from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The invitation comes just days after the president met the Russian leader in Helsinki and drew sharp bipartisan criticism for refusing to publicly confront Putin about Russian interference in the 2016 Read more…

  • Leslie Jones says she’s taking a break from "the world" after claiming to be disrespected by black men

    Kailey Fellows/NBCIt’s apparently been a tough week for Leslie Jones. After calling out Jessica Alba‘s Honest Company for “not doing good” business earlier, the Saturday Night Live star went on Twitter with another grievance. “When young men especially black men (yea I said it) talk to me like I’m some dumb B***!” Jones wrote. “It makes me want to stomp a mudhole in they a**. That is all. #imabouttoshowthesefoolsthecomptoninmyheart.” After sharing her apparent frustrations with men, Jones told Read more…

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