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  • Guardrail, Fiber Optic Repair Work Set for I-65 in Lake County - February 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that guardrail and fiber optic repairs will take place Monday, Feb. 18, through Friday, Feb. 22, on I-65 in Lake County.Work will take place between mile markers 239 and 247, or between U.S. 231 and State Road 2. As a result of this work, some shoulder and lane closures will be in place.During the day, approximately 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.:Both the southbound Read more…

  • Free seminar at Franciscan Health Michigan City presents new treatments for heartburn and acid reflux - February 17, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    People suffering from heartburn and acid reflux, especially after eating, can learn about new treatments and procedures in a free presentation on Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease, also known as GERD.Physicians David Fumo, MD, Thomas W. Shin, MD, and Sandra Wischmeyer, DO, will present the seminar and discuss the latest technology to diagnose and treat GERD at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Franciscan Health Michigan City, 3500 Franciscan Read more…

  • MICHIGAN CITY MAN CHARGED WITH DEALING NARCOTICS RESULTING IN A DEATH - February 17, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    The La Porte County Drug Task Force announces the arrest of 29 year old Scott A. Clemons Jr. of Michigan City following a lengthy investigation of a fatal heroin overdose. On the evening of November 21st , the Michigan City Police Department was dispatched to the 100 Block of N. Porter Street for an unconscious 31-year-old female. La Porte County  EMS, Michigan City Fire Department and personnel from uniform patrol shift Read more…

  • Young, Cantwell Introduce Bill to Improve Medicare Coverage for People Living with Lymphedema - February 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), and 28 colleagues introduced bipartisan legislation to improve Medicare coverage for lymphedema patients. The Lymphedema Treatment Act would increase and improve care for Medicare beneficiaries with lymphedema by requiring Medicare Part B to cover physician-prescribed compression therapy garments, which are essential in the effective treatment of lymphedema.The Lymphedema Treatment Act would close an existing coverage gap and improve care for Medicare beneficiaries Read more…

  • Indiana Dunes Becomes 1st National Park in Indiana - February 17, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Congressman Pete Visclosky (D-IN-1), Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN-2), and U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN) are pleased to announce that the 61st National Park in the United States and the first National Park for the state of Indiana is the Indiana Dunes National Park.


News From Around The World

  • Brothers tell police ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett paid them to orchestrate and stage attack: Source

    Theo Wargo/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The two brothers who were interrogated by police investigating the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett in Chicago told authorities that the “Empire” actor allegedly paid them to help him orchestrate and stage the crime, sources told ABC News Sunday. Detectives are trying to corroborate the account of Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, but thus far police have not independently verified the allegations, a law enforcement official briefed Read more…

  • Richard Branson eyes Apollo 11 anniversary for his first trip to space

    @richardbranson/Twitter(NEW YORK) — Before Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson accomplishes his dream of sending paying customers to space, he’ll try it out himself. In an interview with ABC News, the billionaire entrepreneur said his birthday this summer coincides with the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic moon landing, a moment he said inspired him to set up what he calls a “space line.” “I realized that governments were not really Read more…

  • Pence accuses Iran of advocating for ‘another Holocaust’ during Europe trip

    Alexandra Beier/Getty Images(MUNICH) — Vice President Mike Pence accused Iran of advocating for another Holocaust on Saturday as he finished up a European tour in which he threatened tougher U.S. sanctions against the country, and asked for other countries to follow America’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. “The Iranian regime openly advocates another Holocaust and it seeks the means to achieve it,” Pence said while speaking at Read more…

  • Who is Elizabeth Warren? Everything you need to know about the senator from Massachusetts

    Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., formally threw her hat in the ring on Feb. 9 to run against President Donald Trump in his 2020 reelection bid. Warren, 69, launched her campaign in Lawrence, Massachusetts in front of a crowd of about 3,500 people, according to campaign staff. She called for an end to corruption and economic equality. “This is the fight of our lives,” Warren said. “The Read more…