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  • IDEM issues Air Quality Action Day tomorrow for five Indiana regions - July 2, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has issued an Air Quality Action Day and is forecasting high ozone levels for Friday, July 3, 2020 in the following areas:  Central Indiana – Marion, Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Monroe, Morgan and Shelby  North Central Indiana – St. Joseph, Elkhart Northwest Indiana – Lake, Porter, LaPorte Southeast Indiana – Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Scott and Washington Southwest Indiana – Daviess, Dubois, Read more…

  • Former Wheeler High School Teacher Charged With Receiving Child Pornography - July 2, 2020 at 8:08 am

    Former Wheeler High School Teacher 31 year old Brian Kunze, of Valparaiso, was charged by criminal Complaint with receiving child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II. According to documents in the case, Mr. Kunze, a former Wheeler High School teacher, used his position of authority at the school to coax one of his minor students into taking and sending him sexually explicit photos of herself.  Digital forensic examination Read more…

  • Free COVID-19 testing coming to La Porte in July - July 1, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    A new COVID-19 testing site will set up shop in La Porte for the month of July, according to Mayor Tom Dermody. The testing, starting July 1 and running through the end of the month, will take place at the Civic Auditorium and is completely free to anyone who lives or works in Indiana. Though the number of coronavirus cases in LaPorte County have been trending downwards, Dermody said having Read more…

  • Two Shooting Investigations Being Conducted by MCPD - July 1, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    On June 29, 2020 at approximately 11:00 p.m., Michigan City Police Officers responded to the area of 11th Street and Wabash Street for a report of shots fired. Upon their arrival to the area, they located three individuals who had been shot. The injured individuals were taken to Franciscan Alliance Hospital where two of them were treated and released. The third person was severely injured and needed to be flown Read more…

  • City taps Werner as new Water Superintendent - July 1, 2020 at 10:06 am

     The City of La Porte today announced Tim Werner as its new Water Superintendent, according to Mayor Tom Dermody. Werner began his career with the water department in 2011 as a construction laborer and has worked his way through the ranks, being promoted to Facilities Maintenance Supervisor in 2014 by former Water Superintendent Todd Taylor. Taylor held the position of superintendent for 41 years. Dermody said though Taylor and his Read more…