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  • Tips to Avoid Data Thieves This Summer - June 20, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) is reminding taxpayers that data thieves don’t take a summer vacation. In fact, summertime tends to be a favorite period for tax scammers, as many individuals are awaiting a response from DOR or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after filing their tax returns. Tax scammers try to get individuals to disclose personal information, such as their Social Security number, account information and/or passwords. Neither Read more…

  • Disaster Loans Still Available for Those Affected By Flooding This Year - June 20, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Great Lakes Regional Administrator, Rob Scott is encouraging those affected by the severe storms and flooding from Feb. 14 through March 4, 2018 in Indiana and Michigan to register for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and submit completed SBA disaster loan applications to get the help they need. The disaster declaration covers Carroll, Clark, Dearborn, Elkhart, Floyd, Fulton, Harrison, Jasper, Jefferson, Kosiusko, Read more…

  • Semi Driver Arrested on Federal Warrant - June 20, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    The Indiana State Police received a tip on Wednesday about a person wanted on a federal warrant. Information was given about the person driving a semi that was going north bound on I-65 near Crown Point. Trooper Kim Zelnis was in the area and was able to locate the semi, a red 2019 International, owned by Arizpe Transportation and Logistics LLC out of Laredo, Texas. The semi pulled over on Read more…

  • Two arrested for narcotics and firearms charges - June 20, 2018 at 10:13 am

    The La Porte County Drug Task Force announced the arrest of two individuals on narcotics and weapons charges. Thirty-two year old Damien L. Smith of Michigan City was arrested at The Tall Timbers Apartment Complex for two counts of Dealing Cocaine. On Monday June 18th, members of The LCDTF, and The Fugitive Apprehension Street Team (FAST) arrested Smith on these charges, along with an outstanding warrant for Revocation of a Read more…

  • Behind the Scenes Tour of Barker Mansion - June 20, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Behind the Scenes Tour Wednesdays are from 7-9 PM today, July 18th, and August 15th. Venture into off-limits spaces during this intimate tour of Michigan City’s most historic building. View the basement, closets, and former servants’ quarters. Tour lasts about two hours, the cost is $15 per adult or $10 per senior or youth, ages 15 and under. Reservations taken on Eventbrite. Tour begins at 7 pm Central Time.


News From Around The World

  • Violations found at converted Walmart housing undocumented children separated from their parents

    iStock/Thinkstock(BROWNSVILLE, Texas) — Texas state inspectors identified nearly 250 violations at facilities run by Southwest Key, the non-profit organization now housing migrant children separated from their parents in a converted Walmart in Brownsville, Texas, according to records obtained by ABC. Reports filed with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) show 246 “deficiencies” — defined as failures to comply with regulations governing child care — at Southwest Key residential Read more…

  • Airlines speak out against transportation of undocumented children separated from their family

    Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Before President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to reverse the administration’s family separation policy, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) attacked several airlines that said they would not knowingly work with the federal government in cases of transporting children separated from their parents at the border. DHS Press Secretary Tyler Q. Houlton lashed out on Twitter, accusing the airlines of “buckling to a false media Read more…

  • On World Refugee Day 2018, a record 68.5 million forcibly displaced last year

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Record high numbers of men, women and children were driven from their homes across the world last year due to war, violence and persecution, according to a new report by the United Nations’ refugee agency. The UNHCR’s annual “Global Trends” study found that a staggering 68.5 million people worldwide had been forcibly displaced by the end of 2017. Nearly a quarter of them were uprooted just last Read more…

  • Lawmakers struggle to agree on immigration fix ahead of House votes Thursday

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen met with House Republicans Wednesday afternoon at the Capitol to answer questions about the president’s new executive order ending immigrant family separation while also urging members to pass a legislative fix. The president signed an executive order directing DHS to keep families together on Wednesday but Congress is still working through multiple bills aimed at a more long-term fix to the current Read more…

  • "black-ish" creator Kenya Barris and Pharrell Williams developing "Juneteenth" musical

    ABC/Bob D’Amico(LOS ANGELES) — Pharrell Williams and black-ish creator Kenya Barris are developing a stage musical based on the Juneteenth African-American holiday, which celebrates the final day of slavery in the U.S.: June 19, 1865. “I dream about projects like this,” Pharrell said, according to Deadline.com. “Juneteenth will change culture and change history. We couldn’t sign up fast enough. Barris will write the dialogue with Peter Saji, with whom he’s worked Read more…