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Indiana K-9 program graduates nine teams

A ceremony held today on the south lawn of the Indiana Statehouse recognized the graduation of nine K-9 teams that completed the DNR Division of Law Enforcement’s K-9 Resource Protection program.  In addition to the one team that will serve in the Hoosier state, the graduating class included units from Kansas, Missouri, Utah and Virginia that traveled to Indiana to train and hone their skills in Orange County to qualify for today’s ceremony. “Without a doubt, these well-trained officers and their K-9 partners will help their respective agencies find more evidence, locate more lost people, and catch more poachers in

May 14th, 2021|Local News|

Traffic Stop on Indiana Toll Road Nets 4 Kilos of Fentanyl

On May 13, 2021, at approximately 1:00 p.m., a Trooper with the Indiana State Police Toll Road All Crimes Policing Team (ACP) conducted a traffic stop on the Indiana Toll Road near the 37 mile-marker in Porter County. This is approximately 6 miles east of the SR 49 exit.  During the traffic stop, K9 Axel conducted a “sniff” of the exterior of the vehicle.  The K9 alerted to the vehicle and a search of the vehicle was conducted.   During the search, Troopers located approximately 4 kilos of Fentanyl and a large amount of United States Currency.  Two occupants in the

May 14th, 2021|Local News|

PURDUE NORTHWEST NEWS RELEASE

Enrolling in the 21st Century Scholars program should be easy, and that is why Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is set to host the 21st Century Scholars Family Registration Days. The on-campus events aim to help students register for the scholarship program by providing computer lab access and personalized help with submitting the online application. Students and their families will have the opportunity to tour the campuses and learn more about university life, educational opportunity programs and the additional resources available at PNW. PNW’s Westville Campus, 1401 S. U.S. 421, will play host to the event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on

May 14th, 2021|Local News|

Adult Education Site Opens at Former Boston Middle School in LaPorte

LaPorte County Adult Education administrators and staff will hold an informational open house at the former Boston Middle School (Educational Services Center, 1000 Harrison Street, LaPorte) on May 20. They are pleased to be opening this location as a satellite site for Adult Ed classes and HSE (formerly GED) testing. Classes are held at this location on Thursday evenings from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. WHAT: Open House for New Adult Education Program Satellite Site WHERE: Former Boston Middle School – Educational Services Center, 1000 Harrison St, La Porte, IN 46350 WHEN: 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2021 WHO:

May 14th, 2021|Local News|

La Porte announces plans to reopen City Hall June 1

After just over a year, La Porte City Hall will once again open its doors to the public, according to Mayor Tom Dermody. Beginning June 1, following discussions with City Council members and the city department heads, residents will be permitted to enter as long as they wear a mask. The building closed to the public in March of 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic began to ramp up. Dermody said it remained closed for the last several months to protect both residents and city employees. However, now that the vaccine is more widely available, he said he feels comfortable allowing

May 14th, 2021|Local News|

FATAL CRASH UPDATE – MISHAWAKA MAN CHARGED AND ARRESTED

On November 20, 2020, at 4:32 PM, deputies were dispatched to US 20 and CR 200 East, reference a personal injury crash. The crash involved four (4) vehicles resulting in several being injured. One of the drivers, Brian E. KLINGERMAN (62 YOA) of Bremen, Indiana, was transported from the scene to a regional hospital for treatment. KLINGERMAN later died at the hospital as a result of his injuries sustained in the crash. The initial investigation determined Arthur C. MCNEELEY (61 YOA) of Mishawaka caused the crash by rear-ending an eastbound US 20 vehicle. Following the impact, MCNEELEY’S vehicle drove left

May 13th, 2021|Local News|

Purdue to welcome largest-ever incoming class this fall

The demand for a Purdue University education remains higher than ever as the university expects to welcome, for the second year in a row, its largest ever incoming class for the fall of 2021. More than 10,000 freshmen, which would be the largest class in any Big Ten school since at least 2005, are expected to arrive on campus for in-person learning this fall, with increases of both Indiana and out-of-state residents. This exceeds the fall 2020 incoming class by nearly 1,200 students and is the fourth time in the past five years that Purdue has seen a record freshman

May 13th, 2021|Local News|

WARMER WEATHER BRINGS INCREASED RISK OF TICK-BORNE DISEASE

Indiana health officials are urging Hoosiers to protect themselves from tick bites while outdoors as warmer weather increases tick activity. Indiana Department of Health entomologists have found the black-legged tick, which can carry pathogens that cause Lyme disease, babesiosis and other diseases, in all but three Indiana counties. Lyme disease bacteria have been detected in adult and immature black-legged ticks in many Indiana counties, especially in the northwest and west central parts of the state, where the largest numbers of human Lyme disease cases are reported. In July 2020, a babesiosis case with strong evidence of local tick-borne transmission was

May 13th, 2021|Local News|

Temporary busing South Bend-Carroll Ave-Gary

South Shore Line wants to remind you, busing is ongoing between South Bend International Airport, Carroll Ave., Gary Metro Center South Shore Train and stations in-between, through May 21 (including the weekend of May 15-16).   No bikes will be transported via bus. There will be no service to Hudson Lake through May 21.   The following trains will NOT serve Beverly Shores through May 21: Weekday WB Trains 116, 18, 118, 20; Weekday EB Trains 7, 107, 9, 109, 11; Weekend WB Trains 606, 506, 608, 508; Weekend EB Trains 503, 603, 605, 505, 507   Michigan City 11th

May 13th, 2021|Local News|

HOOSIERS AGE 12 AND OLDER CAN RECEIVE COVID-19 VACCINE BEGINNING THURSDAY MORNING AT CLINICS STATEWIDE

The Indiana Department of Health announced today that Hoosiers age 12 and older can begin receiving a free COVID-19 vaccine at 8 a.m. Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended the use of the Pfizer vaccine for this new age group on Wednesday following the FDA’s expansion of the vaccine’s Emergency Use Authorization. The Pfizer vaccine is the only one of the three COVID-19 vaccines that is currently approved for use in individuals younger than age 18. “The Pfizer vaccine is safe and effective at preventing COVID-19 and was well tolerated

May 13th, 2021|Local News|

National Police Week- Indiana State Police Post Memorials

This week, May 9-15, 2021, is recognized as National Police Week. This is a time where we as Americans pay respect and remember in memoriam, the brave men and women of law enforcement that have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Out of respect for those Indiana State Police personnel killed in the line of duty, as well as their survivors, the Indiana State Police remains dedicated to always remembering, forever honoring, and respecting those that serve in their memory!   Since the Indiana State Police was founded in 1933, there have been 44 state troopers and three civilian

May 12th, 2021|Local News|

Indiana Conservation Officers to host recruiting events 

Anyone interested in becoming an Indiana Conservation Officer is encouraged to attend a recruiting event that DNR Law Enforcement’s District 1 will host on Saturday, May 22, at Potato Creek State Park and Tuesday, May 25, at Salamonie Interpretive Center. Beginning at 7 p.m. at both locations on both days, officers will be on site to cover material regarding the hiring process for Indiana Conservation Officers and answer questions from interested candidates. The address for Potato Creek State Park is 25601 IN-4 in North Liberty. Salamonie Interpretive Center is located at 3691 New Holland Road in Andrews. District 1 includes

May 12th, 2021|Local News|

LaPorte County Health Department Press Release

Dr. Deausy was disappointed to learn of the of Indiana Legislator’s decision to override Governor Holcomb’s veto of Senate Enrolled Act No. 005. Dr. Deausy feels this is a dangerous move which will prevent local health departments from responding to health emergencies. Local health officers and their departments must often make immediate, urgent, and complex decisions to protect public health. This bill ultimately limits the ability of the health officers to make timely decisions during a public health emergency such as the coronavirus pandemic. SEA No. 005 has voided Dr. Deausy’s Third Amended Health Order dated April 30th, 2021, which

May 12th, 2021|Local News|

Johnson Rd to be closed over I-94

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road closure for Johnson Rd over I-94 beginning Wednesday, May 19.   The road will be closed for approximately two weeks for a bridge deck sealing project. Motorists should seek an alternate route. The official detour will follow Pahs Rd, Cleveland Rd and C.R. W 400 N.   All work is weather dependent.

May 12th, 2021|Local News|

The Prairie Magic Music Festival. August 14th.

The Prairie Magic Music Festival is a celebration of Rock, Americana, and Blues music that takes place on August 14, 2021 at Sunset Hill Farm County Park. This year, we’re celebrating women in the arts with an all-women lineup: Shemekia Copeland, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Crystal Bowersox, and Jackie Venson. Ticket sold through Eventbrite. Information about the Festival Bring your lawn chairs and sun shades to enjoy an afternoon of amazing music at our outdoor amphitheater. Food trucks, bounce houses, a beer garden, and kids activities will be available all day. Prairie Magic 2021 will provide food vendors, a

May 12th, 2021|Events, Local News|

Several state resources available to Hoosiers searching for work

On May 11, Gov. Eric Holcomb reinstated work-search activities requiring that unemployment insurance claimants actively seek employment and be available for work. To be eligible for unemployment benefits, claimants must attempt to secure full-time work in each week they claim benefits. That requirement was suspended during the pandemic. More information about the weekly work searches can be found at: www.in.gov/dwd/indiana-unemployment/individuals/work-search/. With recent changes to the state’s unemployment insurance program, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development is reminding Hoosiers of the many resources available to assist with training and employment opportunities. Based on the most recent data, Indiana employers have posted more

May 11th, 2021|Local News|

‘Forever Plaid’ Kicks Off First Outdoor Performances at Dunes Summer Theatre  

The Dunes Summer Theatre is taking the 2021 Season outdoors, starting with "Forever Plaid," running June 4-20 (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays), 6-7:30 p.m. CDT. Performances at the theatre, 288 Shady Oak Drive in Michigan City, are free and audiences are limited to 50 persons. Advance reservations are required and donations are welcome. Tickets are available online at dunesarts.org/tickets. “Forever Plaid” is the story of four high school guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who form a ‘50s-style singing group with dreams of stardom. The quartet generates positive buzz and is about to get a big break when tragedy strikes. All is

May 11th, 2021|Local News|

TWO SUBJECTS ARRESTED AFTER SEARCH WARRANT FOR RESIDENCE

In the afternoon hours of May 6th, 2021, members of the LaPorte County Drug Task Force, a HIDTA Initiative, The Fugitive Apprehension Street Team (FAST), and The Michigan City Police Department effected 2 arrests as the result of a search warrant that was executed at the Ramada Inn Hotel. Taken into custody were 33-year-old Michigan City Resident Robert Rosenbourgh and 43-year-old Michigan City resident Trinity Hawkins. At the time of this investigation, Mr. Rosenbourgh was actively wanted on two counts of Dealing in Methamphetamine as Level 4-Felonies. Mr. Rosenbourgh was subsequently located residing in a hotel room in the Ramada

May 11th, 2021|Local News|

Five Tips for Managing Spring Allergies

While Spring brings sunshine, emerging greenery and longer days, many people dread this season for the sinus pressure, headaches, itchy eyes and respiratory problems it brings. More than 50 million people suffer with nasal allergies and half of those also have seasonal pollen allergies, according to The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), which recently released a listing of the most challenging places in the country to live with allergies. “With ongoing changes to our climate, there is no single allergy season,” said Tiffany Bowser, a Family Medicine nurse practitioner with Northwest Medical Group in Knox. “Allergy symptoms may

May 11th, 2021|Local News|

2021 HOOSIER STAR FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce the finalists for the 2021 Hoosier Star! They Are: YOUTH DIVISION - AGE 17 AND UNDER: Jayne Bartlett, Chesterton Afyah Giuliani, La Porte Joseph Giuliani, La Porte Grace Phillips, Westville Lola White New Albany ADULT DIVISION - AGE 18 AND OVER Candance Archer, Michigan City Karen Eigenmann, La Porte Myah Englebrecht, South Bend Kim Curtis, Valparaiso Jarynn Sampson, South Bend hese individuals will compete, in their respective divisions, for the title of HOOSIER STAR! 1st place Adult and Youth Winners will receive a $1,000 prize. 2nd place Adult and Youth

May 11th, 2021|Local News|
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