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  • Mishawaka luxury apartments and retail space to be completed in 2019 - September 22, 2017 at 10:21 am

    On Thursday, officials from the city of Mishawaka and Indianapolis-based Flaherty & Collins Properties broke ground on a $45 million mixed-use development. The Mill at Ironworks Plaza will include more than 230 luxury market rate apartments and more than 13,000 square feet of retail space.  The project has already secured its anchor retail tenant, the Stacked Pickle sports bar.  The apartments will include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units.  The 430,000-square-foot Read more…

  • “Northern Indiana Challenge Run” benefit ride scheduled for tomorrow - September 22, 2017 at 10:17 am

    On Saturday September 23rd, Hamon Gray American Legion Post 83 will be hosting a benefit ride at the post, located at 228 E. Linincolnway, LaPorte, IN.  The “Northern Indiana Challenge Run” is an endurance ride challenging the skills of even the most seasoned rider. Ride to pre-designated and un-designated American Legion Posts in northern Indiana and acquire points with each visit. Registration begins at 6:00 am with bikes out at Read more…

  • Local Communities will receive state matching grants - September 22, 2017 at 2:26 am

    Local communities will receive state matching grants to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie). LaPorte County will receive $568,500 and Starke County will receive $570,832 and eight local communities within LaPorte and Starke counties were also awarded grants, including Hamlet ($160,950), Knox ($455,559), LaPorte ($670,000), Michigan City ($488,281), North Judson ($125,094), Trail Creek ($333,664), Wanatah ($105,909) and Westville ($404,998). More information about the program Read more…

  • Update on a story AM 1420 WIMS has been following on explosive materials find - September 22, 2017 at 2:25 am

    On Wednesday afternoon, information was received about a subject in possession of explosive material who resides in the 700 block of F St. in LaPorte. Upon further investigation along with this information, LaPorte Police Dept. Detectives were able to secure a search warrant for the residence through the LaPorte County Prosecutors Office. Officers and Detectives from the LaPorte Police Dept. and the Emergency Response Team (ERT) from LaPorte County Sheriff’s Read more…

  • Purdue University Northwest presents debut of Mayan inspired art work - September 21, 2017 at 9:38 am

    HAMMOND, Ind. – Coinciding with Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 – October 15, Purdue University Northwest (PNW) will showcase the “Mayan Procession,” a 14-piece collection of life-sized paintings depicting figures representative of indigenous Guatemalan groups in their attire unique to each village, by noted artist Winifred Godfrey. “Seeing the indigenous people’s intense participation in their religious rituals left a very strong impression on me of the mystery and strength of Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Man armed with machete takes hostages at Tennessee bank

    iStock/Thinkstock(COLUMBIA, Tenn.) — Five people are being held hostage at a bank in Columbia, Tennessee, according to police. The 54-year-old man entered a branch of Community First Bank & Trust armed with a machete on Friday, a spokesperson for the Columbia Police Department said. The suspect initially took nine people hostage but have since released four of them, police said. Five people remain in the bank. Copyright © 2017, ABC Read more…

  • Uber loses license to operate in London

    iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — London is putting the brakes on Uber. The ride-hailing company won’t be issued a new license to operate in London, according to Transport for London (TfL). TfL said Uber, whose current license would expire by Sept. 30, was not fit to hold a private-hire operator license due to “public safety and security implications.” TfL cited Uber’s approach to reporting criminal offenses and conducting background checks on drivers. Uber Read more…

  • ‘End in sight’ in campaign to retake Raqqa from ISIS, says top diplomat

    DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It began on the 73rd anniversary of D-Day — the U.S.-led Allied invasion of Normandy, France during World War II — and now, less than four months later in ISIS’s self-declared capital, “the end is now in sight,” according to a top U.S. diplomat. The fight for Raqqa has been bloody and prolonged, but Brett McGurk, the special presidential envoy to the Global Coalition to Read more…

  • Mnuchin’s travel: Investigators now probing another costly government flight

    kafl/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin used a costly government jet to make the short journey from New York City to Washington D.C. following a meeting in Trump Tower last month, a flight that is now under review by department investigators, along with at least two other requests for government travel involving the secretary, multiple officials told ABC News. Mnuchin’s trip on a U.S. Air Force C-37 jet, which took Read more…

  • "Star Trek: Discovery" hits warp speed Sunday night

    © 2017 CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved(LOS ANGELES) — Once again, we’re boldly going where no one has gone before — Star Trek: Discovery premieres Sunday night on CBS, before moving over to the subscription-based CBS All Access streaming service. This adventure, which takes place about 10 years before Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock’s five-year mission, which debuted on NBC in 1966, stars The Walking Dead‘s Sonequa Martin-Green, Harry Potter Read more…

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