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  • League of Women Voters of La Porte County Present Joie Winski at Upcoming Lunch with the League - July 20, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    The League of Women Voters of La Porte County will present Joie Winski, Auditor of La Porte County, on Tuesday, August 14th for Lunch With The League. Reservations are not required, but for non-members, a donation is requested. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at 11:30 a.m. and may purchase a lunch of their choice from the menu, in time for the 12 noon presentation. Patrick’s Grille is located at 4125 Read more…

  • Michigan City Man Sentenced For Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Intent to Distribute Cocaine - July 20, 2018 at 11:49 am

    29 year old Joseph Antonio Williams of Michigan City, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Jon E. DeGuilio, for being a felon in possession of a firearm and having possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II. Williams was sentenced to 188 months in prison followed by 3 years supervised release. According to documents in the case, a controlled buy was set up Read more…

  • CAPTAIN SELECTED TO ATTEND FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION NATIONAL ACADEMY - July 19, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office is announcing that Administrative Captain Derek J. Allen has been selected and approved to attend an upcoming session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (FBINA). In October 2017, Captain Allen was nominated by the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office to attend the FBINA. Since then, Captain Allen has undergone a vetting process and recently learned that he has been selected and approved Read more…

  • Donnelly Continues Fight to Protect Hoosiers with Pre-Existing Conditions - July 19, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly continued his fight for quality, affordable health care coverage for Hoosiers with pre-existing conditions by joining a resolution that would allow the Senate’s Legal Counsel to represent the Senate in Texas v. United States. This would enable the Senate to defend protections for Americans with pre-existing condition against the current lawsuit seeking to make this provision unconstitutional. In February, the State of Indiana filed a lawsuit Read more…

  • Next Level Indiana Trust Fund’s First Progress Report - July 19, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    The first progress report for the state’s new Next Level Indiana Trust Fund was posted yesterday by the fund’s Investment Board. The report, submitted by the program administrator 50 South Capitol Advisors, LLC, shows that as of June 30th, two funding commitments have been made—one to Indianapolis-based High Alpha Capital and another to the Foundry Group, based in Boulder, Colo. The fund administrator will provide these updates twice per year Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Starbucks is opening a store where all the employees know American Sign Language

    Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Starbucks is opening an All Signing Store that caters to deaf customers in Washington, D.C. The coffee shop will open in October and will be staffed only by people fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). The Signing Store will feature a custom mug and artwork that was designed by a deaf artist. Low glare reflective surfaces were also installed to help foster easy communication. Read more…

  • Rare video shows last surviving member of Amazonian tribe

    Ildo Frazao/iStock/Thinkstock(TANARU, Brazil) — Rare video released from a government agency in Brazil shows footage of a lone survivor of an Amazonian tribe who has been living alone for 22 years. The Guaporé Ethno-Environmental Protection Front has been monitoring the man and, without ever speaking to him, has been helping to ensure that he is protected from all external threats, according to Fundação Nacional do Índio, or FUNAI, a Brazilian Read more…

  • Pompeo, Haley call out China, Russia for helping North Korea violate sanctions

    Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The U.S. is calling out China and Russia for helping North Korea violate United Nations sanctions as the regime smuggles in more oil than is allowed. The illegal transfers are now disrupting the U.S. talks with North Korea and its push for the regime to completely dismantle its nuclear weapons program, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the Read more…

  • Trevor Noah responds to French ambassador who slammed him for saying "Africa won the World Cup"

    Brad Barket/Comedy Central(NEW YORK) — Daily Show host Trevor Noah had a quick and clever response to the U.S. French ambassador who slammed the comedian on Wednesday for saying Africa deserved credit for France‘s 2018 World Cup victory due to the large number of black players on the team. Gerard Araud wrote a scathing letter, posted on Facebook and addressed to Noah, accusing him of “legitimizing” racist ideologies and denying the players’ “Frenchness” Read more…

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