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  • It was a record-breaking weekend for Tour de La Porte this year - September 30, 2014 at 3:28 am

    It was a record breaking weekend for Tour de La Porte this year as more than 1,300 registrants from nine different states helped raise more than $70,000 to support cancer patients and their families in La Porte County. The enhanced three-day event August 22-24 included a first-ever 5K trail run and Rotary spaghetti dinner on Friday evening, followed by running and mountain biking events on Saturday, and road cycling on Read more…

  • LaPorte Police Department “Wanted Person of the Week.” - September 30, 2014 at 3:26 am

    27 year old Antonio Mitchell is this week’s LaPorte Police Department “Wanted Person of the Week.” Mitchell is wanted on a warrant for possession of stolen property, intimidation, and strangulation, all felonies. Mitchell is a black male, 5’8”, 140 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. He has tattoos on both sides of his neck that read “Iesha Robinson” and numerous tattoos on his arms and chest. Anyone with information on Read more…

  • 23 year old Rachel Marvin of LaPorte appeared before Porter Superior Judge - September 30, 2014 at 3:25 am

    In a story WIMS has been following, 23 year old Rachel Marvin, LaPorte, appeared before Porter Superior Judge Roger Bradford yesterday to face 13 charges filed against her in an accident that resulted in the death of 64 year old Lindy Wilson, Chesterton and critically injuring 62 year old Beverly Beschinski of Valparaiso. The two women were walking across a street when Marvin drove her vehicle into them. Marvin had Read more…

  • Donnelly welcomed a federal grant awarded by the Departments of Labor - September 30, 2014 at 3:24 am

    U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly welcomed a federal grant Monday, jointly awarded by the Departments of Labor and Education, that will allow Ivy Tech Community College to support job-driven training programs focused on information technology careers. As part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCT) competitive grant program, Ivy Tech will be awarded nearly $2.5 million to help Hoosiers across Indiana gain skills demanded by employers in Read more…

  • Seantor Dan Coats responds to the President - September 29, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Monday responded to President Obama’s comments last night on 60 Minutes that the U.S. intelligence community underestimated the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS): “The same White House that said al-Qaeda was decimated is now trying to blame the intelligence community for its own policy failures in Syria and Iraq. Harry Truman famously Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Unemployment Claims Fall to 287K

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Jobless claims dipped lower last week, decreasing by 8,000, according to the latest figures released Thursday by the Labor Department. For the week ending Sept. 27, the number of people filing for benefits fell to 287,000. The previous week claims stood at 295,000. The Labor Department said there were no “special factors” impacting that week’s figures. The four-week moving average slumped as well, falling by 4,250 to 294,750. Read more…

  • US Confirms Eight More Airstrikes in Iraq, Syria

    maryTR/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD, Iraq) — U.S. Central Command confirmed eight more airstrikes conducted in Iraq and Syria by U.S. military forces and those of a partner nation. According to a release, three strikes were conducted in Syria between Tuesday and Wednesday, using fighter jets and remotely piloted aircraft. These strikes took place near the city of Kobani and destroyed an armed vehicle, an artillery piece and a tank operated by militants from Read more…

  • Obama’s Road To Refocus

    By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES PRESIDENT OBAMA IS BACK ON THE ROAD TODAY, trying to refocus attention on his economic record and agenda ahead of the midterms. In a speech at Northwestern University, the president will tout American economic leadership, much as he addressed the role of American leadership abroad during his United Nations speech last week, notes ABC’s MARY BRUCE. WHAT THE PRESIDENT WILL SAY:  White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest Read more…

  • "Bad Judge," "A to Z," "Gracepoint" Premiere Thursday Night

    NBCUniversal(NEW YORK) — Here’s a schedule of Thursday night’s TV premieres, with brief descriptions of new series. All times Eastern: NBC Bad Judge, 9 p.m. — Kate Walsh plays a tough and wild Los Angeles judge. Will Ferrell is one of the executive producers of the comedy. A to Z, 9:30 p.m. — The romantic comedy chronicles the quirky romance of Andrew and Zelda, played by Mad Men’s Ben Feldman Read more…

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