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  • Michigan City’s Grand Prix Hits the Jackpot With Biggest Earnings and Attendance Records - September 15, 2019 at 3:21 am

    The decision to expand Michigan City’s 2019 Great Lakes Grand Prix with both new and additional races paid off in a big way for the community, with this year’s event setting all-time records for both attendance and earnings, according to a report released by Visit Michigan City LaPorte Convention & Visitors Bureau. A total of 212,600 people visited the 11th annual event held Aug. 2-4, generating $13.6 million for LaPorte Read more…

  • LA PORTE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO INCREASE PATROLS DURING HOMECOMING SEASON - September 15, 2019 at 2:44 am

    Homecoming season is officially upon us and the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office is increasing enforcement and presence throughout the County in an effort to keep students and motorists safe.  For the next several weeks, New Prairie, Michigan City, South Central and La Porte High Schools will be celebrating their homecomings, and each is a week-long celebration culminating with football games and dances.  Traditionally, class rivalries and competitions occur during Read more…

  • Walorski Statement on Reports of Fetal Remains Found on Property of South Bend Abortion Doctor - September 15, 2019 at 2:37 am

    Remains Found on Illinois Property After Death of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, Who Performed Abortions for Decades in Indiana U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) today released the following statement on reports that more than 2,000 fetal remains were found on the Illinois property of Dr. Ulrich “George” Klopfer, who for decades performed abortions in South Bend, Ft. Wayne, and Gary, Ind.: “Reports that more than 2,000 fetal remains were found on the property Read more…

  • Statewide Hiring Fair for Seasonal Plow Drivers to be Held Tuesday, Sept. 17 - September 14, 2019 at 5:33 am

    The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is hosting a statewide hiring fair Tuesday, Sept. 17th, for seasonal plow drivers. There are a number of locations statewide, including three right here in the Northwest District: Gary, LaPorte and Plymouth. All fairs run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time. These seasonal positions pay $16 per hour and offer $250 sign-on and $500 retention bonuses for eligible candidates. Applicants need a Read more…

  • Indiana Secures Grant to Assist Small Businesses in Reaching Global Markets - September 12, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today announced Indiana as the recipient of a $495,000 State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grant,  supporting the state’s efforts to develop and expand export-related activities among small businesses and open up new markets for Hoosier-made goods around the world. The STEP program, which is administered by the SBA’s Office of International Trade, is designed to increase the number of small businesses that export Read more…


News From Around The World

  • 2 men facing charges after caught on camera dangerously close to Yellowstone’s Old Faithful

    Kimberly Guilliams/Facebook(NEW YORK) —  Two tourists are in hot water after they were caught on camera trespassing at Yellowstone National Park’s Old Faithful and leaning dangerously close to the iconic geyser’s spout while snapping cellphone pictures, according to park rangers and a witness. The incident occurred on Tuesday at the nation’s most famous geyser in Wyoming, according to park officials. Witness Kimberly Guilliams was at Old Faithful with her family Read more…

  • First commercial space hotel to have low-gravity basketball, rock climbing: Reports

    Gateway Foundation(NEW YORK) — One company is catering to people’s fascination with space by planning to build an enormous hotel for tourists who want to experience life beyond Earth’s atmosphere. The Gateway Foundation plans to build a rotating space station that will produce varying rates of artificial gravity, according to its website. Utilizing existing technology from the International Space Station, the accommodations are geared toward guests who want to experience Read more…

  • ‘We’ve seen too damn many’ mass shootings in Texas: Sen. Ted Cruz

    iStock/somboon kaeoboonsong(NEW YORK) — Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said there have been “too damn many” mass shootings in Texas, but claimed that gun control proposals from Democrats would not have stopped the recent mass shootings in his home state. “We’ve seen too damn many of these in the state of Texas. So, we need to end them, absolutely, yes,” he said on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, after describing the time Read more…