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  • It’s National HIV Testing Day today - June 27, 2017 at 1:49 am

    State health officials are urging Hoosiers to learn their HIV status as part of National HIV Testing Day today. Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates nearly 13 percent of Americans living with HIV do not know their status. That means they are not accessing testing and medical care that can keep them healthy and protect their loved ones from infection. HIV can be detected through testing Read more…

  • Wanted La Porte man arrested - June 27, 2017 at 1:49 am

    A wanted La Porte man was arrested on Porter County warrants on Friday. 32 year old Adam K. Handy-Spry, was taken into custody on warrants for possession of methamphetamine, felony, possession of paraphernalia, and driving while suspended, both misdemeanors. On June 23rd, La Porte Police Officer, Cameron Price, was traveling down Ohio St. when he observed Handy-Spry walking in the middle of the roadway. Upon spotting the marked squad car, Read more…

  • Stabbing under investigation - June 27, 2017 at 1:47 am

    This past Saturday, La Porte Police Officer Cameron Price was flagged down by a motorist who told him there was a man in the 600 block of Tipton St. who was bleeding heavily and appeared to have been stabbed. Officer Price proceeded to that location where he observed a man covered in blood. Additional police units and EMS responded. The 51-year-old victim told police that he was visiting a home Read more…

  • South Shore grade crossing work announced - June 27, 2017 at 1:46 am

    On the South Shore Line, the Hillcrest Road grade crossing, (which is the entrance to Town of Ogden Dunes and Portage/Ogden Dunes Station) will close on July 10, 2017 for approximately 10 days. South Shore maintenance crews will be reconstructing the grade crossing. Please click on the following link for the detour route to Portage/Ogden Dunes Station. Please allow an additional 10-15 minutes for the detour and in the event Read more…

  • Report for Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana available online - June 27, 2017 at 1:46 am

    The annual report for the Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana is available online. The 19-page report is a window into the collaborative work being done across all three branches of government to improve the lives of Hoosier children—especially the most vulnerable. The report can be found at www.in.gov/children.


News From Around The World

  • Wall Street closes lower amid tech sell-off, health-care vote delay

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wall Street closed in the red on Tuesday amid a tech sell-off and after Senate Republicans delayed their health-care vote. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 98.89 (-0.46 percent) to finish at 21,310.66. The Nasdaq tumbled 100.53 (-1.61 percent) to close at 6,146.62, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,419.38, down 19.69 (-0.81 percent) from its open. Crude oil was about 2 percent higher with prices over Read more…

  • Massive cyberattack spreads ransomware across Europe, US

    iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — A massive cyberattack that freezes computers and demands a ransom to open them has hit companies in the U.S. and elsewhere around the world, U.S. officials and private cybersecurity analysts said Tuesday. Among the American targets are the giant Merck pharmaceutical company in New Jersey; the Mondelez food company, which produces Oreo cookies; and a major multinational law firm, DLA Piper. The ransomware attack used a global spam Read more…

  • Vote on Senate health care bill delayed amid lack of support

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Republican senators he is delaying a vote on the GOP health care bill until after the Fourth of July recess because he does not have the votes to move it to debate, two senior Senate Republican aides told ABC News. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell formally confirmed the delay, saying, “We’re going to continue the discussions within our conference on the differences Read more…

  • "Pretty Little Liars" stars describe tonight’s finale in five words

    Freeform/Eric McCandless(LOS ANGELES) — After seven seasons and 159 episodes, Pretty Little Liars is finally coming to an end. The show’s executive producer, I. Marlene King, and its cast have been notoriously tight-lipped about the identity of A.D. — the mysterious figure who has been torturing the liars Spencer Hastings, Aria Montgomery, Emily Fields, Hanna Marin and Alison DiLaurentis through the years. And though King has said she and the writers have known how Read more…

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