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  • Police investigating stolen vehicle from Porter truck stop - January 21, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    The Porter Police Department is investigating a stolen vehicle from the Travel Center of America (north) truck stop. The vehicle was taken on January 19th at approximately 12:15 AM. The surveillance video shows a male subject walk through the parking lot and get into a Blue 2016 Jeep Compass and drive away. A video is posted on the Town of Porter Police Department Facebook page. Please contact the Porter Police Read more…

  • The League of Women Voters of La Porte County hosting Lunch With The League on Feb 13th - January 21, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    The League of Women Voters of La Porte County is pleased to present Diane Gonzales, Secretary of the La Porte County Board of Commissioners for the February 13 Lunch With The League. Her program will include updates on current projects and issues in La Porte County, and she will answer questions afterwards. Join the LWV for this informative 12:00 noon program at Patrick’s Grille, 4125 Franklin Street in Michigan City. Read more…

  • Michigan City Fire Department pays tribute to Captain Lee Brady - January 21, 2018 at 12:21 am

    They may be gone but their service and sacrifice has not been forgotten. Yesterday, the Michigan City Fire Department paid tribute to Captain Lee Brady who died responding to call of a mayday on January 22, 1959 at the Liberty Theatre Fire. Captain Lee Brady was thirty six years old and had over twelve years of service on the Michigan City Fire Department. Captain Brady was assigned as an Assistant Read more…

  • Get Active, Get Fit! prize awarded to 5 year-old from La Porte - January 21, 2018 at 12:16 am

    The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) awarded its winter Get Active, Get Fit! prize on January 16, 2018 to Maddox Maxfield, a five-year-old from La Porte. His prize was his very first brand new bike and Spiderman helmet – his favorite superhero. Even through winter is here, it is important for children to continue being active. Sledding, building snowmen, and playing outside in the snow are all great ways Read more…

  • Deadly shooting investigation in South Bend - January 19, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    This past Thursday at around 8pm, the South Bend Police Department received a report of gunshots fired in the 1100 block of Clover St. Officers were dispatched to the area and located a single vehicle crashed on Hildreth St. near Twyckenham St. (this is approximately one block east of Clover). In an update, Friday an autopsy was completed for 17 year old Tysiona Crawford, the victim from Thursday’s homicide investigation. Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Explosive device detonated at Lake Wales mall: Police

    iStock/Thinkstock(LAKE WALES, Fla.) — An improvised explosive device detonated in the corridor of a mall in Lake Wales, Florida, Sunday evening, authorities said. A drop ceiling was damaged as well as structural damage to the corridor wall of the Eagle Ridge Mall. No injuries were reported and the mall was quickly evacuated and a perimeter set up, the police said. Emergency personnel from surrounding counties, including the Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office Read more…

  • Coca-Cola plans to recycle a bottle for every one it sells by 2030

    Zoonar/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Coca-Cola is pledging to recycle a used can or bottle for each one sold by 2030. This approach is part of what the company called a “global goal” to reduce waste. Coca-Cola said it plans to guide consumers through the recycling process with educational outreach, according to a statement. The company said it also aims to make bottles with an average of 50 percent recycled content by Read more…

  • Bipartisan group of senators tries to broker compromise, shutdown to enter third day

    ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A government shutdown will enter a third day – into the start of the work week Monday – after a bipartisan group of about 20 senators Sunday struggled to broker a government funding compromise. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged a vote to help end the stalemate. “Let’s step back from the brink. Let’s stop victimizing the American people and get back to work on their behalf,” Read more…