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Man charged in connection to Sunday’s deadly shooting in Michigan City

A Michigan City man has been charged in the fatal shooting of Kylie McKee, police said. On Wednesday, the case investigation was presented to the Honorable Judge Jamie Oss in Superior Court #1 and probable cause was found to affect the arrest of 25-year-old Robert Dervate Curry of Michigan City for murder. On Sunday at around 1:50 a.m. officers were called to the area of Springland Avenue and Roeske Avenue for a call of shots fired. They were further notified that a subject was believed to have been struck by gunfire. Upon their arrival, Officers located an unresponsive woman in

July 22nd, 2022|Local News|

Goodwill Industries of Michiana Adds New Excel Center VP

Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. has announced the appointment of Chris Alber, PhD as the new vice president of the organization’s Excel Center, a tuition-free school that provides the Indiana CORE 40 high school degree to Hoosier adults. In his new role, Alber will be helping students earn a high school diploma and will be connecting them to certifications and training for local employment through Goodwill Industries of Michiana. Alber’s initial goals are to increase enrollment at the four Excel Campuses (South Bend, Elkhart, Gary, and Hammond) and to connect with local stakeholders to communicate the mission of Goodwill Industries.

July 22nd, 2022|Local News|

Michigan City High School MCJROTC Cadets attend National Drill Camp

Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) cadets Marcus Mantel and Matthew Wilson attended the National Military Drill Camp at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas, which was held July 6-12.  The objective of the camp was to prepare cadets to command units in military drill competitions and provide them with drill skills that are specific to the JROTC (“armed and unarmed exhibition” drill).  The camp, like all MCJROTC activities, was conducted at no expense to MCHS or the cadets.  The Marine Corps paid for the camp and transportation to and from Texas. MCHS is

July 21st, 2022|Local News|

Purdue Northwest to host inaugural Northwest Indiana Women’s Leadership and Innovation Summit

The Leadership Institute and Society of Innovators at Purdue University Northwest (PNW) have announced the 2022 Northwest Indiana Women’s Leadership and Innovation Summit. The inaugural event will bring community and business leaders together for a brunch summit featuring panel-style conversations, inspiring presentations and a hands-on keynote experience, with a focus on leadership, innovation, collaboration and personal empowerment. The summit is especially suited to mid-level managers, star contributors and high potential employees who have been identified as outstanding prospects for increased leadership responsibilities, professionals with an interest in personal development and executives seeking to become a more innovative leader. The 2022

July 21st, 2022|Events|

Several rule changes on DNR properties take effect

Several rule changes that affect DNR properties took effect Wednesday, with the Natural Resources Commission, Attorney General’s Office, and Governor’s Office having recently approved them. Changes include the following: -Stands or blinds (including portable ground blinds) are allowed to be left overnight on DNR properties if the blind or stand is legibly marked with the name, address and phone number of the owner or the owner's customer identification number issued by the DNR. -Trail/game cameras can be placed on properties managed by the Division of Fish & Wildlife, as well as on state forests, and state recreation areas as long

July 21st, 2022|Local News|

Silver Alert issued on missing Hammond woman

A Statewide Silver Alert has been declared for a missing Hammond woman. The Hammond Police Department is investigating the disappearance of 52-year-old Michelle Delane. Delane is described as a white female, 4 feet 11 inches tall, weighs 130 pounds, and has blonde hair with blue eyes. Delane was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with the word “Levi’s” on the front, blue sweatpants, and black and white sneakers. Delane is missing from Hammond and was last seen on Monday, July 18 at 5:58 pm. She is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance. If you have

July 21st, 2022|Local News|

South Shore Line Double Track NWI Project construction update

The following is an update from NICTD on the South Shore Line (NICTD) Double Track NWI Project construction that is ongoing: GARY- MILLER STATION AREA All buildings have been demolished for the construction of the station and parking lots in Miller. Work is underway at the new east lot.. Parking is available but temporarily restricted while work near Miller Station progresses. Vehicular and pedestrian access from Melton Road (US 20) is closed, the driveway from Old US 12/Dunes Hwy will remain open with some lane restrictions. Construction activities may occur on the shoulder of Old US 12/Dunes Hwy. Construction of the

July 21st, 2022|Local News|

Washington Park Zoo announces birth of twin Common Marmosets

Washington Park Zoo announced the birth of twin Common Marmosets. The babies weigh around 30 grams each. The zoo doesn’t yet know their genders, but says the twins will grow strong under the care of their parents and older siblings who will all share in their care. The marmoset family can be found in the Engineers Castle daily.    

July 20th, 2022|Local News|

South Shore Line providing 18th street stops for concert

To accommodate passengers attending The Weeknd concert taking place at 6:30 p.m. July 24, at Soldier Field, the South Shore Line plans to stop select trains at Metra’s 18th Street Station, which connects passengers directly to the Soldier Field entrance via a pedestrian walkway. As 18th Street Station is not a regularly scheduled stop, passengers utilizing 18th Street for this event should purchase tickets for Museum Campus/11th Street. In addition to regular service to nearby Museum Campus/11th Street, the following trains will also serve 18th Street Station on Sunday, July 24:

July 20th, 2022|Local News|

Seal coating operations planned for S.R. 8 and S.R. 10 in multiple counties

PORTER, LAPORTE and STARKE COUNTIES -- Maintenance crews will be conducting seal coating operations resulting in road closures on State Road 8 and State Road 10 over the next several weeks. State Road 8 will be closed between State Road 49 and U.S. 421 for approximately three days on or after Monday, July 25. The official detour for this closure will follow State Road 49, State Road 10 and U.S. 421. State Road 10 will be closed between State Road 39 and U.S. 35 for approximately five days on or after Monday, Aug. 1. The detour will follow State Road

July 20th, 2022|Local News|

Northwest Medical Group expands cardiology services across region

Northwest Medical Group cardiologist, Maya Kommineni, M.D., MPH, recently added a new office at Northwest Health – Michigan City located at 3777 N. Frontage Road in Michigan City. She will continue to see patients at her offices in Valparaiso and Portage as well. Dr. Kommineni uses a multidisciplinary approach to cardiovascular disease management. She has specific interests in preventive cardiology, cardiovascular nutrition, women’s cardiac health and cardio-oncology, the cardiac care of patients undergoing both chemo and radiation therapy. She is accepting new patients and accepts most insurance including Medicine and Medicaid. To make an appointment with Dr. Kommineni at her

July 20th, 2022|Local News|

Michigan City Chamber of Commerce announces Ambassador of the Quarter

The Michigan City Chamber of Commerce announced Michele Gustin as the Ambassador of the Quarter for the Second Quarter of 2022. “As a new Michigan City Chamber Ambassador, I have enjoyed the great networking opportunities and many benefits the Chamber offers its members,” stated Gustin. “It’s been a great way to be more involved in the city and a wonderful way to meet business owners.” The Ambassador of the Quarter is given to an individual who has shown dedication to the mission of the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce by regularly attending Chamber events, connecting with members through emails, calls,

July 19th, 2022|Local News|

S.R. 249 bridge to Port of Indiana to be reduced to one lane

PORTER COUNTY– An Indiana Department of Transportation contractor will reduce the State Road 249 bridge to the Port of Indiana to one lane on or after Monday, August 1. State Road 249 will be reduced to one lane for bridge rehabilitation work through late September. A temporary traffic signal will be installed to direct traffic through this work zone. INDOT urges drivers to stay alert near crews and be prepared to wait for the temporary traffic signal in this location. Motorists are encouraged to allow extra time when driving through this area and should slow down and drive distraction-free through

July 19th, 2022|Local News|

Bridge work on Burr Street moves to phase two in Lake County

Indiana Department of Transportation contractor Dunnet Bay Construction Company will move into phase two of a bridge deck overlay project on Burr Street over I-80/94 on or after Thursday, July 21. During phase two, the outside right lanes of Burr Street will be closed in each direction from 25th Avenue to 29th Avenue. The ramp from eastbound I-80/94 to northbound Burr St will also be closed due to the location of the work zone. The detour for the ramp closure will have motorists continue to Grant Street and then use the ramps at the Grant Street and I-80/94 interchange to

July 19th, 2022|Local News|

Several railroad track closures in La Porte this week

The City of La Porte says it was informed by the railroad on Monday that several tracks will close for repairs through the end of this week. The following crossings are closed: - Boston Street - Pulaski Street - Tipton Street - Detroit Street The city says to please plan ahead and seek an alternative route on these days.

July 19th, 2022|Local News|

Intersection of Oglethorpe and Macon closed in Portage

In the City of Portage the intersection of Oglethorpe Avenue and Macon Street will be completely closed to traffic until 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 20. The City of Portage says that this is due to the replacement of stormwater structures. The city says finding alternate routes will be necessary.

July 19th, 2022|Local News|

Charges upheld to remove Michigan City Housing Authority Commissioners

Mayor of Michigan City Duane Parry’s charges to remove several Michigan City Housing Authority Commissioners was upheld, according to a statement Monday. Parry, who is the Appointing Authority of the Michigan City Housing Authority, served four MCHA Commissioners, Carla Mock, Willie Lee, Doretha Sanders-Malone, and Milton Malone, on April 26, 2022, with charges for their removal as Commissioners on the MCHA Board. The statement from Parry’s office states the following: “As this was contested by the Board members and their attorney, a Hearing Officer, The Honorable Gerald M. Bishop was appointed by the Michigan City Common Council to hear the

July 19th, 2022|Local News|

La Porte County Sheriff’s Office shares results of U.S. 20 Traffic Safety Project

The La Porte County Sheriff's Office is sharing the results of its recent U.S. 20 Traffic Safety Project. Last Wednesday, the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office participated in a multi-state traffic safety project along U.S. 20. Agencies from five states – Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana partnered to raise awareness and reduce crashes on U.S. 20. The LCSO was included in the project due to the high volume of crashes on U.S. 20 in La Porte County. Deputies worked the project throughout the day, with a primary focus occurring during the mid-morning and mid-afternoon hours. A total of 42

July 19th, 2022|Local News|

Westbound U.S. 12 to be closed for Double Track work in Porter County

The Indiana Department of Transportation will close westbound U.S. 12 west of State Road 249 to replace several NIPSCO poles and wires for the NICTD Double Track Project beginning on or after Monday, July 25.  The work will take around two weeks to complete.  INDOT says that motorists should seek an alternate route. The official detour will utilize State Road 249.

July 19th, 2022|Local News|

Next phase begins for project to improve I-80/I-94 corridor

A project to improve traffic flow and safety along Indiana’s busiest interstate corridor is moving to its next phase. The project, 80/94 FlexRoad, will identify the best solutions for the I-80/I-94 corridor. The Indiana Department of Transportation says innovative strategies are being developed to help reduce travel time, increase reliability and improve safety. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) study will examine benefits, impacts and costs of those alternatives. The study is required for projects that will receive federal funding. INDOT stated, “Strategies being considered include dynamic shoulder lanes, variable speed limits, ramp metering, lane control and queue warning systems.

July 19th, 2022|Local News|
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