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  • City of La Porte dedicates newest fire station - September 24, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    The City of La Porte Fire Department this week celebrated the opening of its newest station, according to Fire Chief Andy Snyder.  The new Fire Station 3, located at 710 Daytona St., has moved from its former location at the corner of Lincolnway and Boyd Blvd. Snyder said the property has ample space for a future training tower and burn simulator. He also said the new spot is not only Read more…

  • Purdue Northwest students, faculty off to a strong start for fall 2020 - September 24, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    Purdue University Northwest (PNW) continues to enroll one of the most diverse and persistent student bodies in the state of Indiana as students, faculty and staff address the new challenges presented by the global pandemic. Hispanic students represent 24% of this year’s full-time, undergraduate students. The freshman class is comprised of 38.9% underrepresented minority groups. The percentage of students attending PNW full-time increased to 81% of core undergraduate students. First-time, Read more…

  • Governor Announces State to Advance to Stage 5 of Back on Track - September 24, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced that he will advance the state to an updated version of the Stage 5 Back On Track Indiana plan and extend the state’s face covering mandate until at least Oct. 17. Local governments may impose more restrictive guidelines. “Indiana continues to experience steady health indicators as Hoosiers change their habits to wash our hands more, practice social distancing and wear face coverings. This allows us to Read more…

  • NIPSCO PROVIDES ENERGY EFFICIENCY TIPS TO HELP CUSTOMERS SAVE ON THEIR ENERGY BILLS THIS FALL - September 23, 2020 at 6:31 am

    With fall upon us and more people working and completing virtual learning from home, NIPSCO is sharing seasonal tipsto assist customers in conserving energy and saving money as temperatures drop.  Windows – If necessary, install storm windows over windows with only single panes. A removable glass frame can be installed over an existing window.  Insulation – Insulation helps prevent heat loss as well as heat gain in a Read more…

  • Overnight Shooting Results in One Deceased - September 22, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Sunday evening at approximately 11:30 p.m., the Indiana State Police Regional Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a person stating that they had been shot. The caller was on I-80/94 near the 15.2 mile-marker which is near the Ripley St. exit ramp.  Troopers arrived at the location and located a black 2004 Lincoln parked against the shoulder. The male driver was bleeding and was initially responsive with the officers.  Read more…