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  • New MCPD Police Station unveiling to be held Thursday - July 24, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    The Michigan City Police Department is inviting everybody to attend on Thursday July 28th from 9am till 7pm for the unveiling their new “State of the Art” Police station. This event is open to the public and every hour on the hour starting at 9am guided tours of the building will be provided. At 6pm Mayor Ron Meer will be hosting a dedication ceremony in the upper community room.

  • Hoosier unemployment drops in June - July 24, 2016 at 9:14 pm


    Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percent to 4.8 percent during the month of June. Indiana was among the top states for employment growth over the month, employment increased by 8,500. The department says Indiana’s labor force grew by more than 3,400 in June, and has grown by more than 190,000 since January 2013. The state’s highest growth sectors for June were leisure and hospitality, construction and private education and health Read more…

  • Upcoming training session to become health specialist announced - July 24, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    A 5-Day Training Session to become a Community Health Worker/Certified Recovery Specialist will be held from Monday, August 29 through Friday, September 2, 2016 at the Northern Indiana Education Foundation located at 402 Franklin Street in Michigan City. The cost for the training is $35 non-refundable application fee and a $150 exam fee. Those that are interested must apply for the upcoming training session by turning in a completed application, Read more…

  • Gov. Pence announces board/commission appointments - July 24, 2016 at 9:12 pm


    Governor Mike Pence recently made appointments to various boards and commissions. The appointments include: Stewart G. McMillan [Porter County], reappointed to complete a three-year term on the Ivy Tech Community College Board of Trustees through July 15, 2018 and Richard L. Hudson [Porter County], reappointed to serve a four-year term on the State Board of Registration for Land Surveyors through July 15, 2020. 

  • 2 Red Cross Blood Drives scheduled for Monday - July 24, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    The Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is having 2 blood drives on Monday. One blood drive is from 11:30am-5pm at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 6540 Central Ave. in Portage. Another blood drive is from 11am-4pm at Computer Services, Inc., 2401 Calumet Ave in Valparaiso. Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for Read more…

News From Around The World

  • Two Dead, Up to 16 Injured at Florida Club Shooting

    iStock/Thinkstock(FORT MYERS, Fla.) — Two people have been confirmed dead and as many as 16 injured after a person opened fire during an event geared toward teenagers at Club Blu in Fort Myers, Florida on Sunday night. At least one person has been detained in the incident, according to ABC Fort Myers affiliate, WZVN-TV. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

  • Self-Driving Trucks: Automation that Can Save Lives on the Road

    ABC News(NEW YORK) — Highway workers face many dangers in active road work zones. Despite safety measures, their lives are at risk every day as they perform repairs on our roadways. Their first line of defense are warning signs and arrow boards for drivers to know of road work ahead. But another important safety measure is the truck-mounted attenuator, which provides a safety barrier between moving vehicles and workers on Read more…

  • Munich Shooter Was Planning Crime for Over a Year

    (MUNICH) — The 18-year-old gunman who officials say fatally shot nine people before killing himself at a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday had been planning his crime for over a year and suffered from a range of mental health issues, according to officials. The attacker, whom authorities have yet to identify, suffered from “social phobia,” anxiety, was taking medication for these illnesses, and had been treated in a Read more…

  • Five Things to Watch for on First Day of Democratic National Convention

    ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — The Republican National Convention wrapped up in Cleveland last week, and aside from a few awkward moments, it ran fairly smoothly. It doesn’t look like the Democratic convention will be as lucky. Fireworks started even before the convention was gaveled in, amping up the stakes for this week. Here are the five biggest stories to keep an eye on as the Democratic National Convention starts Monday: Drama Read more…