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  • Police investigating stolen vehicle from Porter truck stop - January 21, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    The Porter Police Department is investigating a stolen vehicle from the Travel Center of America (north) truck stop. The vehicle was taken on January 19th at approximately 12:15 AM. The surveillance video shows a male subject walk through the parking lot and get into a Blue 2016 Jeep Compass and drive away. A video is posted on the Town of Porter Police Department Facebook page. Please contact the Porter Police Read more…

  • The League of Women Voters of La Porte County hosting Lunch With The League on Feb 13th - January 21, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    The League of Women Voters of La Porte County is pleased to present Diane Gonzales, Secretary of the La Porte County Board of Commissioners for the February 13 Lunch With The League. Her program will include updates on current projects and issues in La Porte County, and she will answer questions afterwards. Join the LWV for this informative 12:00 noon program at Patrick’s Grille, 4125 Franklin Street in Michigan City. Read more…

  • Michigan City Fire Department pays tribute to Captain Lee Brady - January 21, 2018 at 12:21 am

    They may be gone but their service and sacrifice has not been forgotten. Yesterday, the Michigan City Fire Department paid tribute to Captain Lee Brady who died responding to call of a mayday on January 22, 1959 at the Liberty Theatre Fire. Captain Lee Brady was thirty six years old and had over twelve years of service on the Michigan City Fire Department. Captain Brady was assigned as an Assistant Read more…

  • Get Active, Get Fit! prize awarded to 5 year-old from La Porte - January 21, 2018 at 12:16 am

    The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) awarded its winter Get Active, Get Fit! prize on January 16, 2018 to Maddox Maxfield, a five-year-old from La Porte. His prize was his very first brand new bike and Spiderman helmet – his favorite superhero. Even through winter is here, it is important for children to continue being active. Sledding, building snowmen, and playing outside in the snow are all great ways Read more…

  • Deadly shooting investigation in South Bend - January 19, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    This past Thursday at around 8pm, the South Bend Police Department received a report of gunshots fired in the 1100 block of Clover St. Officers were dispatched to the area and located a single vehicle crashed on Hildreth St. near Twyckenham St. (this is approximately one block east of Clover). In an update, Friday an autopsy was completed for 17 year old Tysiona Crawford, the victim from Thursday’s homicide investigation. Read more…


News From Around The World

  • ‘My heart’s filled’: Firefighter reunites with child he rescued from a burning building

    ABC News(DEKALB COUNTY, Ga.) — The firefighter who caught a child who was thrown to safety from the balcony of a burning apartment building said his “heart’s filled” after reuniting with the girl and her family following the blaze. The harrowing incident, which was caught on high-definition helmet-camera video, captures the moment a 5-year-old girl, Destiny Nelson, was thrown to safety from the third-floor balcony of a Georgia apartment building Read more…

  • Apple’s Tim Cook and Malala team up to fight for girls’ education

    Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Both are globally recognized icons, yet their areas of expertise are seemingly worlds apart. One is Tim Cook, the tireless and philanthropic chief executive officer of Apple Inc.; the other is Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate activist who fights for — and puts her life on the line for — girls’ education around the world. The unlikely pair came together on a recent Read more…

  • Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg shares #MeToo experience

    Robin Marchant/Getty Images(PARK CITY, Utah) — Sharing her own #MeToo experience, 84-year-old U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a crowd at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday that “it’s about time” women speak up about sexual harassment. “For so long, women were silent,” Ginsburg said at a Park City, Utah, forum for a new documentary about her life and path to the highest court in the land. She Read more…

  • "Saturday Night Live" pokes fun at Trump’s physical: "The president’s got a rockin’ bod"

    Photo by: Will Heath/NBC(NEW YORK) — The government shutdown and the results of President Donald Trump’s physical exam, released Friday by his physician Ronny Jackson, provided fodder for this week’s Saturday Night Live. The cold open featured cast member Aidy Bryant as White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders kicking off a daily press briefing. SNL cast member Beck Bennett, who plays Dr. Jackson, then addresses the reporters. “Once again, this Read more…