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  • Operation Pull Over results released - June 30, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    From June 10–24 officers from the La Porte Police Department worked 66.25 hours of Operation Pull Over funded aggressive driving patrols. During these patrols, officers wrote a total of 96 citations, 75 warnings and made five misdemeanor arrests and one felony criminal arrest. The citations included 44 for speeding, 17 for sign/signal violations and 19 for seat belt violations. The rest of the citations were for a variety of offense. Read more…

  • Indiana Toll Road announces major project completed - June 30, 2016 at 8:36 pm

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    Construction began on a 23 million dollar assisted living community in Merrillville The 107,000 square foot community is projected to open in the fall of 2017. The Indiana Toll Road announced an additional 56 lane miles of pavement rehabilitation have been completed and re-opened as part of the 80/90 PUSH pavement project. The sections, located between Mileposts 48-54 and 61-69 in eastern LaPorte/western St. Joe counties, were fully completed yesterday Read more…

  • IDHHS: be “Ready: Whenever. Wherever.” over the holiday weekend - June 30, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    Independence Day festivals and fireworks displays attract large crowds every year, and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is reminding Hoosiers to be “Ready: Whenever. Wherever.” when attending events this holiday weekend. One of the best ways to stay safe at any event is to be prepared. Preparation can help ensure safety and calmness in the event of an emergency. Researching the venue ahead of a large event can help Read more…

  • Michigan City Community Children’s Choir Summer Institute looking for participants - June 30, 2016 at 8:33 pm

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    Children between the ages of 5-12 are invited to participate in the annual Michigan City Community Children’s Choir Summer Institute. The institute will feature performers of distinction. Sessions are held in the mornings for grades K-5 from 9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and afternoons for grades 6-12 from 12 noon-2 p.m. All children who are enrolled in any schools or who are home schooled are welcome. Civic organizations that serve Read more…

  • New INDOT roadwork project to begin next week - June 30, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    INDOT announced lane closures on the U.S. 20 Bypass bridges that cross over Ardmore Trail and State Road 2, between Lincoln Way W. and Mayflower Road in South Bend, Tuesday, July 5 through the end of July. Crews will be working to restore and maintain areas of the bridge. During this project, traffic will be reduced to one north and one southbound lane. Motorists can expect delays and should allow Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Best Fourth of July Shopping Deals, Plus What You Shouldn’t Buy This Weekend

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Fourth of July holiday is a time for barbecues, trips to the beach, fireworks displays and shopping. Here are some of the best deals shoppers can expect this weekend — and tips about what you should not buy.For the Outdoors As summer progresses you start to see incrementally better deals on summer-themed items, so let’s start with patio furniture.Hammocks: Overstock.com is offering this hammock with stand Read more…

  • Girl, 13, Stabbed to Death in West Bank as She Slept Was US National, Officials Say

    GIL COHEN-MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A 13-year-old U.S. national was stabbed to death, as she slept, by a 17-year-old Palestinian in a West Bank settlement in what officials were describing as an “outrageous terrorist attack,” according to the U.S. State Department. The teen, identified by the State Department as Hallel Ariel, was killed Thursday after the Palestinian youth broke into her home in a West Bank settlement, said U.S. State Department Read more…

  • Attorney General Lynch Will Accept Whatever FBI Recommends in Clinton Email Probe, Official Says

    Allison Shelley/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch will announce later Friday in Aspen, Colorado, that she will follow and accept whatever recommendation the FBI makes regarding whether or not to bring charges in the Hillary Clinton email probe, a Justice Department official tells ABC News. The move comes before the FBI makes a recommendation to Lynch over whether charges should be filed in the investigation tied to Hillary Clinton’s Read more…