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  • La Porte Mayor Milo appointed to Cabinet by Governor Holcomb - July 27, 2017 at 10:42 am

    La Porte Mayor Blair Milo to the new Cabinet position of Secretary of Career Connections and Talent. Details to follow. Stay tuned to AM 1420 WIMS-wimsradio.com along with FACEBOOK and TWITTER.  For breaking news please send to news@wimsradio.com. Governor Eric J. Holcomb today signed an executive order creating a new cabinet-level position in state government to serve as Indiana’s chief talent and recruiting official. The secretary of career connections and Read more…

  • Downs hired as new City of Michigan City Building Commissioner - July 26, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    Mayor Ron Meer and Planning Director Craig Phillips, announced that Sue Downs has been hired as the new City of Michigan City Building Commissioner. Ms. Downs brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of the building trades with her, having held various positions as a contractor, construction supervisor and as a current member of the IBEW local 531. In addition, Ms. Downs has been a City of Michigan City Code Read more…

  • Section of the Calumet Trail closed - July 26, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    A 4.5 mile section of the Calumet Trail adjacent to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will be temporarily closed until approximately October 31, 2017. This closure affects the section of the trail from East State Park Boundary Road to Mineral Springs Road. The pedestrian crossing from the South Shore Dune Park Station to the Indiana Dunes State park remains open, but is within the construction work zone. Trail-users who travel Read more…

  • Roadwork update - July 26, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is alerting drivers to ramp closures on I-94 at both U.S. 20 and State Road 49. Crews will close and resurface the ramps starting Monday night, July 31 to August 6th. Monday’s night closure will be from 10pm to 5am, eastbound exit 22A and 22B, as well as US20 to eastbound 94. WIMS will continue to give updates on this project as it happens.

  • Mobile Health Unit of La Porte Hospital to make two stops in Knox Thursday - July 26, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    The Wellness Outreach Professionals with the Mobile Health Unit of La Porte Hospital will be out in the community throughout July to promote healthy weight management and diabetes/heart disease awareness with free blood sugar, blood pressure and body mass index screenings. Information on healthy summer eating will also be available. Dates and times of the Mobile Health Unit visits are: 11 a.m. – Noon, July 27, Knox Garden Court Apartments, Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Positive day on Wall Street as AT&T reports stronger than expected profits

    tarabird/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Communications stocks climbed on Wednesday as the major indices on Wall Street all ended higher. But health stocks weren’t as lucky. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed to a close of 21,711.01 — gaining 97.58 on the day. The Nasdaq jumped 10.57 for the session, ending the day at 6,422.75, while the S&P 500 inched up to 2,477.83 — a gain of 0.7. Crude oil prices jumped Read more…

  • American fighting ISIS says he’s on a mission for ‘justice’

    ABC News(RAQQA, Syria) — “Christian,” as he calls himself, with his California accent, closely cropped blond hair and tattoos that run across his face and neck, certainly stands out from the crowd in ISIS-controlled Syria. He grew up in an orphanage in Sonoma, California, and received his military training in the French Foreign Legion. These days, he’s fighting with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a U.S.-backed group that includes Kurds, Read more…

  • Top US general promises no changes in military transgender policy for now

    Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has issued guidance to military commanders stressing that there will be no change in military policy toward transgender service members until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives further direction from the White House. President Trump Wednesday announced via Twitter what appeared to be a reinstatement of the military’s ban on transgender service members. “I know there Read more…

  • Is Sean Spicer waltzing from the White House to "Dancing with the Stars?"

    ABC/Eric McCandless(LOS ANGELES) — Now that he’s ditched the briefing room, is Sean Spicer considering a move to the ballroom? The embattled former White House Press Secretary, who announced his resignation last Friday, reportedly is being courted by ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and a beltway source tells the New York Post that the rumor “has legs.” Spicer, 45, was spotted leaving the New York City offices of the four major TV networks, says the source, adding Read more…

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