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  • LaPorte woman arrested for DUI, faces numerous charges - July 28, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    30 year old Amanda Moyao of LaPorte was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated with a .38 blood alcohol content, according to a report from LaPorte City Police. Moyao was transferred to the hospital for retesting because the jail will not accept anyone whose BAC is more than .25 percent. Moyao became combative in the hospital waiting room and when she was transferred into the ER she continued to Read more…

  • LaPorte PD respond to crash, arrest driver - July 28, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    LaPorte Police were dispatched to the 600 block of Pine Lake Ave. for a vehicle accident. 25 year old Jeannie Sanders, of LaPorte, gave the officers false information on her identity and denied being the driver of the vehicle, trying to blame it on the passenger in the vehicle. Sanders was given sobriety tests and registered .31 percent. She was taken to the hospital where she told police and the Read more…

  • La Porte County Sheriff’s Office responds to child drowning report - July 28, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office, La Porte County Emergency Medical Service and the Center Township VFD responded to a residence in the 4900 W block of Schultz Road at 6:30 PM Tuesday evening for a report of a possible child drowning. While heading to the call emergency responders were advised that a 3 year old female was pulled from a pool at the home and that CPR had been Read more…

  • Public meetings scheduled for input on South Shore - July 28, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    The organizers of northwest Indiana’s Regional Cities Initiative campaign are seeking public input on major transportation developments. The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority is one of a handful of groups throughout the state vying for funding from the statewide program. The public meetings will center on service improvements to the South Shore rail line and other developments related to transportation. Proposals include extending the line’s double-track distance from Gary to Read more…

  • Wings of Freedom tour coming soon! - July 28, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom tour will return to the Porter County Regional Airport from Monday, Aug. 3 through Wed., Aug. 5. The Boeing B-17 “Nine O Nine” flying fortress will be on display along with Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft”, a B-25 Mitchell bomber and a P-51 Mustang fighter. Visitors may tour the aircraft for $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 11 and younger. WWII veterans may Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Eight Kids Hurt, Two Critically, When Tree Falls Outside Museum

    File photo. (iStock/Thinkstock)(PASADENA, Calif.) — A huge tree fell and hit children near a museum in California on Tuesday, injuring eight children, two of them critically. The tree toppled over around 5 p.m. near the Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena, hitting children who were waiting to be picked up by their parents from summer day camp. “I heard a tree crack, and then I turned around and I saw little Read more…

  • Windows 10 Is Here: What You Need to Know

    JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Windows 10 is here — and for the first time in a while, there’s actual excitement about Microsoft’s operating system upgrade. There’s a sharper new browser that puts Internet Explorer to shame, Cortana integration and an emphasis on a more productive experience in Windows. Windows 10 is so radically different that Microsoft even skipped over naming it Windows 9. Users who haven’t already reserved a Read more…

  • Russian Man’s Adventure Gone Wrong

    Fuse/iStock/ThinkStock(TORONTO) — A Russian adventurer survived in Arctic waters after his helicopter crashed. Sergey Ananov was flying around the Arctic Circle in a tiny helicopter when the engine failed as he was flying over open water between eastern Canada and Greenland. He was able to escape the helicopter and grabbed a life raft. He then swam to an ice floe. While waiting for rescue, three polar bears came within just Read more…

  • Three Republican Presidential Candidates Say Planned Parenthood Video Enough to Cut Funding

    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — An anti-abortion group has released another undercover video showing Planned Parenthood workers discussing prices to process and ship fetal tissue. Three Republican presidential candidates on Tuesday said that the video is enough reason to cut off the organization’s funding. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said at a Washington DC rally, “The US department of justice should open a criminal investigation into whether Planned Parenthood nationally is a Read more…

  • Tina Fey Says ‘I Wish’ I Could Join In on "Saturday Night Live’s" Election Jokes

    Anthony Behar/Bravo(LOS ANGELES) — Election season is underway and former Saturday Night Live head writer Tina Fey wishes she could get in on the jokes sure to come from her old NBC sketch comedy show. Fey is particularly excited about what the show will say about Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy when it returns this fall. “I think it’s one of those things where you’re like, ‘Oh boy…I wish,’” she said Tuesday at the Television Critics Association’s Read more…