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  • National Roundabouts Week - September 18, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) kicked off the first National Roundabouts Week on Monday. When it comes to making travel through intersections safer, the modern roundabouts being built by state, local and tribal agencies are true lifesavers. In fact, roundabouts reduce the types of crashes where people are seriously hurt or killed by about 80% when compared to conventional stop-controlled and signalized intersections, according to the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual. Read more…

  • U.S. 30 in LaPorte County - September 18, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Yesterday, on U.S. 30 in southern LaPorte County, a vehicle struck an attenuator warning motorists about road work happening. This crash took place in the eastbound driving lane as a shoulder blading crew was moving through the area. Though the attenuator and civilian vehicle were badly damaged, no major injuries were reported. There have been a rash of these types of incidents lately. Earlier this summer, two such incidents took Read more…

  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee Votes Unanimously to Support Nomination of Hoosier Kip Tom - September 18, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) announced yesterday that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted unanimously to advance the nomination of Mr. Kip Tom of Leesburg, Indiana. Mr. Tom is nominated to be Ambassador and U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture. His nomination now heads to the full Senate. As Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee that oversees multilateral development and Read more…

  • LA PORTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ACCEPTING MERIT PATROL DEPUTY APPLICATIONS - September 18, 2018 at 6:56 am

    The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for Merit Patrol Deputy. Applicants who successfully complete and pass the various stages of the hiring process will be ranked on a list for any future vacancies that may arise within the Merit Division of the Sheriff’s Office.  The hiring process will include the following stages: application phase, physical agility testing, written examination, computerized voice stress analysis examination, background investigation, Read more…

  • Candidate Forum Taking Place Wednesday, September 26th. - September 18, 2018 at 5:38 am

    The League of Women Voters of LaPorte County (LWVLC), and the Better Government Study Group (BGSG), are sponsoring a Candidate Forum set for Wednesday, September 26, at 6:00 PM at Michigan City Hall Council Chambers, 100 E Michigan Blvd. Invited to participate are State Representative District 9, County Commissioner, County Council, and Michigan City School Board. Candidate forums are moderated Q&A sessions, with written questions submitted by the audience and Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Former ‘Sesame Street’ writer says Bert and Ernie are gay, but the show says otherwise

    Peter Timm\ullstein bild via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Following an interview given by a former “Sesame Street” writer who said he wrote the beloved characters Bert and Ernie as if they were gay, the show has said otherwise. “Sesame Street” on Tuesday tweeted, “As we have always said, Bert and Ernie are best friends. They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are Read more…

  • Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation before testifying: Lawyer

    Holton Arms School Yearbook(WASHINGTON) — The woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when both of them were in high school will not testify before the FBI investigates the matter, one of her lawyers, Lisa Banks, said Tuesday night. In a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, reported first on CNN, lawyers for professor Christine Blasey Ford, said “a full investigation by law Read more…