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  • Gov. Holcomb directs actions aimed at reducing Indiana’s smoking rate - July 16, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Yesterday, the Indiana State Department of Health and Indiana Family and Social Services Administration acted on direction from Governor Eric J. Holcomb to improve access to and the affordability of tobacco cessation products for Hoosiers wanting to quit smoking or using tobacco.Monday morning at Eskenazi Health Center West, 38th Street, State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG, issued a standing order effective Aug. 1 allowing Hoosiers to purchase tobacco cessation Read more…

  • Indiana School Safety Grant Now Accepting Applications - July 16, 2019 at 3:00 am

    The Indiana Department of Homeland Security announced that it’s now accepting applications for the Secured School Safety Grant (SSSG), a matching state grant dedicated to safety initiatives at Hoosier schools. The grant application is open through Aug. 2. Public school corporations, accredited non-public schools, charter schools or a coalition of school corporations and/or charter schools applying jointly are eligible to apply for the matching grants of up to $100,000, based Read more…

  • Unity Foundation Presents 20th Annual Swine Grant - July 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

    The Unity Foundation of La Porte Presented the annual Clarence Weinkauff, Jr. award winner. This year The Weinkauff Family celebrated 20 years of presenting the award. The Clarence Weinkauff, Jr. Grant Fund promotes the 4-H swine program and the breeding of swine in La Porte County. Each year, the fund awards a $500 grant to a 4-H member to reward the extra effort and passion that goes along with breeding Read more…

  • Single Vehicle Crash on I80 Injures One - July 15, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Indiana State Police responded to a 911 call of a crash at the 3 mile marker of Interstate 80 eastbound.  Preliminary Investigation by Trooper William Stancy indicates that a 2001 Toyota Sienna minivan, being driven by Kylie Justice, 22, of Gary, was traveling eastbound when for unknown reasons it swerved and struck the concrete barrier wall near the 3 mile marker in Hammond, Indiana.  Judging by tire marks and other Read more…

  • Gary Man Arrested after Fleeing and Hitting Two Trooper’s Police Cars - July 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    On Saturday night, Trooper Alissa Partyka made a traffic stop on a 2000 Chrysler Sebring on U.S. 12 and Clay Street in Gary for a traffic violation. The Sebring initially stopped in a gravel lot east of Clay Street but then slowly began to drive away. 43 year old Arthuro B. Smith of Gary, drove around the police car and then fled east on U.S. 12. As Smith was east Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit on display for first time in more than a decade

    ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Exactly 50 years since the launch of Apollo 11, the spacesuit astronaut Neil Armstrong wore during his ‘giant leap for mankind’ went on display Tuesday morning for the first time in over a decade. The suit, with lunar dust still embedded in the fabric, was revealed alongside Vice President Mike Pence and members of Armstrong’s family at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington. “It Read more…

  • Trump refuses to walk back attacks on freshmen Democrats as calls for impeachment grow

    Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is not backing down from his attacks on several female lawmakers as House Democrats call for his impeachment. “The Democrat Congresswomen have been spewing some of the most vile, hateful, and disgusting things ever said by a politician in the House or Senate, & yet they get a free pass and a big embrace from the Democrat Party. Horrible Read more…

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