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  • MCFD receives fire prevention grant - December 8, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    The Michigan City Fire Department has received a $1400 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insures. The award will be used to purchase high definition digital cameras to help fire investigators more effectively document the fire scene and determine the cause of a fire. Fire Marshal Kazmierczak said that “effective fire investigations that determine the cause and origin of a fire can be Read more…

  • Palisades nuclear power plant to close October 2018 - December 8, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Entergy Corp. has decided to permanently close the Palisades nuclear power plant on October 1, 2018. Entergy had a power purchase agreement with Consumers Energy—Michigan’s largest utility and the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy—which committed the company to buying nearly all of the power generated at Palisades through April 2022. In a press release, Entergy said Consumers’ customers would save as much as $172 million over four years, even after Read more…

  • South Bend casino to open early 2018 - December 8, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians says its Four Winds South Bend casino is slated to be complete in early 2018. Construction on the $400 million project, which includes the casino, hotel and tribal village, is now underway. The development is located on 166 acres that was recently placed into federal trust for use by the Pokagon.

  • 40 car accident snarls traffic on I-96 in Michigan - December 8, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Three people were killed and 11 injured in a pileup of approximately 40 vehicles along Interstate 96 Thursday morning amid white-out conditions. The pileup happened about 9:45 a.m. on westbound I-96 west of Fowlerville Road and east of Wallace Road. In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Livingston County Sheriff Lt. Eric Sanborn said the three people killed were in two separate vehicles and declared dead at the scene. Sanborn said Read more…

  • Local blood drive set for Friday - December 8, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    The Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is having a blood drive Friday from 3pm-7pm at Northview Elementary School, 257 Northview Drive in Valparaiso. Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.


News From Around The World

  • Starbucks App Getting an AI Barista

    (NEW YORK) — Starbucks’ mobile app will soon be a lot smarter, thanks to artificial intelligence. The company’s new My Starbucks Barista is designed to be a chatbot that can soon take your order by voice, and allow you to pay remotely, so all you’ll have to do is pick it up — a “ready by” time will even be also offered. Geekwire notes that a beta version should be Read more…

  • Buzz Aldrin Departs New Zealand After Weeklong Hospital Stay

    NASA/Bill Ingalls(NEW YORK) — Buzz Aldrin, prepare for lift off. After spending more than a week at a New Zealand hospital, Aldrin’s assistant tweeted a photo Friday morning showing the legendary NASA astronaut on an airplane with the caption, “Bye bye New Zealand! Hope to see you again! (But next time for vacation and not evacuation).” Bye bye New Zealand! Hope to see you again! (But next time for vacation Read more…

  • Donald Trump to Remain an Executive Producer on ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ MGM Rep Says

    ABC News(NEW YORK) —  President-elect Donald Trump is set to remain an executive producer of Celebrity Apprentice, a representative for MGM tells ABC News. MGM holds a majority stake in Mark Burnett Productions, which owns The Apprentice. The news comes as Trump is facing questions about what business ties, if any, he will keep as he assumes the presidency and criticism that he could face conflicts of interest. Trump has Read more…

  • Review: “Office Christmas Party” (R)

    L-R: T.J. Miller, Courtney B. Vance and Rob Corddry in “Office Christmas Party”; Paramount Pictures(NEW YORK) — Office Christmas Party is the equivalent of a major league baseball roster that has an all-star at every position — yet the team finishes in last place. This cast! C’mon! Jennifer Aniston, Kate McKinnon, Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller, Olivia Munn, Vanessa Bayer, Jillian Bell, Randall Pak, Rob Coddry — the list goes on. I Read more…