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  • Michigan City is host to the 2014 Great Lakes Grand Prix now through August 3 - July 31, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Michigan City is host to the 2014 Great Lakes Grand Prix now through August 3 at Washington Park along the shore of Lake Michigan and it’s only a shuttle bus trip away from the South Shore’s 11th St. Station located at 11th and Pine in downtown Michigan City. The shuttle bus will run from 1pm–11pm now thru Saturday and 9am–6pm on Sunday.

  • Long Beach police looking for a man who is suspected of breaking into homes - July 31, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Long Beach police are looking for a man who is suspected of breaking into three lakefront homes over the weekend on Lakeshore Drive.  The suspect used a rock to break windows to gain entry in each residence.  A second floor room was set on fire in one burglary causing smoke and water damage.  Police Chief Robert Sulkowski is asking for assistance from the public in identifying the suspect.  Anyone with Read more…

  • An arrest was made in the shooting of a mother and her two daughters - July 31, 2014 at 9:22 am

    In a story WIMS has been following, an arrest was made in the shooting of a mother and her two daughters in Hammond on Sunday.  17 year old Alan Ross, Jr. and 20 year old Joseph Pleasure of East Chicago are accused of shooting Mariah Arceo and her 15 and 12 year old daughters.  Arceo had been communicating with Pleasure on Facebook concerning the sale of cellphones.  Arceo, who is Read more…

  • LaPorte School Corporation invites the public to an open house - July 31, 2014 at 9:21 am

    LaPorte School Corporation invites the public to an open house to discuss issues, concerns and responsibilites in regards to student safety.  Proper reporting of neglect and abuse will also be on the agenda.  The student safety forum will take place on Wednesday Aug. 6 from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. at the LaPorte County Public Library, 904 Indiana Ave. in LaPorte

  • IU Health La Porte Hospital mobile health clinic offer a free hearing screening - July 31, 2014 at 9:20 am

    The IU Health La Porte Hospital mobile health clinic will offer a free hearing screening from 10am–noon on August 21st in La Porte. The screening is for individuals ages five and older who would like to identify if they have hearing loss. It involves listening to a series of tones and sounds through comfortable headphones, and responding to the sounds when prompted. Screening takes about five minutes, and information will Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Stock Market Plunges on Thursday

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) –The stock market plunged Thursday, wiping out all of the gains this month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 317.06 points to 16,563.30. The Nasdaq fell 93.13 points to 4,369.77, and the S&P 500 dropped 39.40 points to 1,930.67. This follows weak earnings at companies like Exxon Mobil, Yum Brands, and Whole Foods. Investors may also be worried about tension with Russia, fighting in Gaza, or debt Read more…

  • White House: UN School Shelling ‘Unacceptable’ and ‘Indefensible’

    MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In its strongest statement yet, the White House on Thursday said there’s little doubt that Israeli artillery hit a United Nations school in Gaza Wednesday and called the deadly strike “totally unacceptable and totally indefensible.” “While we underscore the importance of a full and prompt investigation of this tragic incident, as well as a shelling of other U.N. facilities and schools that have been hit, it Read more…

  • Lawmakers Summoned Back to DC as Border Bill Hangs in Balance

    Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Cancel that flight, congressman. Lawmakers departing on Thursday for their annual August recess are now being told “not so fast” after the House Republican leadership pulled a $659 million bill to address the ongoing crisis at the southern border. Several House Republicans told ABC News they were furious about not taking a vote on the bill, and they were pushing for a chance to do so Read more…

  • Chris Pratt Says Premature Son ‘Restored My Faith in God’

    ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(NEW YORK) — Chris Pratt and Anna Faris were excited to start a family. “It started [for us] around the same time, and I don’t think one of us wanted it any more than the other,” Pratt, who stars in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, told People recently. “She would say, ‘How do you feel about that?’ and I would say, ‘…I’ve been kind of thinking about that Read more…