La PORTE — La Porte County’s local United Way has raised more than $100,000 from corporations and individuals for its COVID-19 Relief Fund.
WESTVILLE — Staying connected with kids is one of the many challenges teachers and administrators face while separated from their student bodies by the COVID-19 quarantine.
MICHIGAN CITY — As cases of COVID-19 mount across the nation and state, local healthcare workers are being recognized as the heroes of the crisis.
MICHIGAN CITY — The Michigan City Community Enrichment Corporation awarded 52 grants totaling $641,310 to area charitable organizations last month, though the the celebration was subdued by the ongoing health crisis.
INDIANAPOLIS — After Indiana marked the largest single-day jump in the state’s COVID-19 death toll on Tuesday, state health officials warned the worst is yet to come.
MERRILLVILLE — Lakeshore PBS and Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations have partnered with the Indiana Department of Education to offer at-home learning experiences for students in grades K-12 that align with state curriculum standards.
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The La Porte County Historical Society has compiled a list of free virtual tours of museums, parks, heritage sites, operas and other attractions for the benefit of families and individuals confined to home during the pandemic. While home-schooling, it is important that students are able to a…
INDIANAPOLIS – More than 200 Indiana cities, towns and counties received a combined $126.5 million in state matching funds for local road projects through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative.
INDIANAPOLIS — More than 200 Indiana cities, towns and counties received a combined $126.5 million in state matching funds for local road projects through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative.
La PORTE — The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte has given more than half a million dollars in emergency grants to La Porte County groups working to meet the needs of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
La PORTE — School districts across La Porte County are adjusting their schedules in response to Governor Eric Holcomb’s announcement that schools will be closed through the end of the school year in order to contain and mitigate the community spread of COVID-19.
INDIANAPOLIS — Two more COVID-19-related deaths were reported in La Porte County in recent days and Indiana’s death toll reached 139, while the total number of cases approached 5,000, state health officials said Monday.
UNION TWP. – A Starke County man is facing felony charges for allegedly being intoxicated when he caused a crash on U.S. 6 that left a Kingsford Heights woman dead on Friday.
MICHIGAN CITY — A local teenager charged with murder in 2018 will return to court for a setting of a new trial Thursday after the Indiana Court of Appeals declined to hear his case last week.
MICHIGAN CITY — A 29-year-old Chicago man was shot to death Sunday in Michigan City’s Midtown area, the city’s third homicide of the year, according to police.
La PORTE — Michigan City’s Ed Merrion was selected as the recipient of the ninth annual Ned E. Kalb Community Leadership Award at the annual meeting of Purdue Extension La Porte County.
UNION MILLS — Around South Central High School, Ryan Ward is well-known as someone who can help turn a frown upside down.
MICHIGAN CITY — A group of Michigan City Police officers are being commended for what Chief of Police Dion Campbell calls “exceptional work” over the last few months.
La PORTE — With places like the casino, outlet mall, bars and liquor stores closed under the state stay-at-home order, one might think the number of crimes reported to police would diminish.
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MICHIGAN CITY — A Michigan City man who allegedly admitted to murdering his mother early last month has been ordered to undergo two mental health evaluations.
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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana residents are beginning to complain about merchants charging exorbitant prices for toilet paper, food, cleaning products and other essential items during the coronavirus pandemic.
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MICHIGAN CITY – The worst of times can, unfortunately, bring out the worst in people. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, authorities are warning people to beware of scammers.
MICHIGAN CITY — In an attempt to keep city government running during an unprecedented public health emergency, the Michigan City Common Council gathered via Zoom video conference Friday to try a new meeting format.
INDIANAPOLIS – Sixteen more people have died in Indiana from coronavirus-related illnesses, raising the state’s virus death toll to 65 as its confirmed cases surged by more than 400, state health officials said Wednesday.
INDIANAPOLIS – Several voter advocacy groups are calling on Indiana officials to assure that Hoosier voters are safe when casting ballots, and that all those ballots are counted.
La PORTE – April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, set aside to inform the public about the need to report suspected abuse and neglect. And this April, at-risk children may be more risk than ever.
La PORTE — With the devastation the COVID-19 crisis is inflicting on health – and the economy – the La Porte County Board of Commissioners wants to halt the planned $22.5 million expansion of the Michigan City Courthouse.
KANKAKEE TWP. — An eastern Indiana man man arrested on a firearms charge after a traffic stop on U.S. 20 near Michigan City is also charged with violating the state’s stay-at-home order.
Citizens Concerned for the Homeless has been operating local food rescue efforts for over a year with distributions all over the county in a structured protocol coordinated with the federal government (Feeding America) and Food Bank of Northern Indiana. COVID-19 changed many things, such as …
MICHIGAN CITY – In this unprecedented time of uncertainty caused by the global pandemic, resources are being stretched to the max at nonprofit agencies that provide food and other assistance for low-income families.
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Farm Bureau has donated $5,000 to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana to help provide food to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
MICHIGAN CITY – In what one area business called "amazing project in which the children themselves are the helpers," some Michigan City students are doing their part to help the COVID-19 relief effort.
MICHIGAN CITY – In light of extended “social distancing” orders across the nation, The Salvation Army of Michigan City is reminding residents of changes in operation at its weekly food pantry.
MICHIGAN CITY — Three people were injured in a drive-by shooting in the Midtown neighborhood early Monday, at the same address where eight children were threatened by gunfire about a week earlier.
MICHIGAN CITY — The News-Dispatch sports editor Jim Peters is one of three Indiana sportswriters to be honored with a 2020 “Sweet” award by state basketball coaches.
MICHIGAN CITY — Marquette Catholic High School senior Aidan McDonnell has been named an Indiana Academic Regional All-Star by the Indiana Association of School Principals.
INDIANAPOLIS – Fourteen more people have died in Indiana from coronavirus-related illnesses, increasing the state’s death toll to 49 as confirmed cases surged past 2,000, state health officials said Tuesday.
LA PORTE — A suspect accused of killing a 20-year-old man and injuring another is in custody following a shooting Saturday evening near downtown La Porte.
MICHIGAN CITY — As the COVID-19 outbreak brings much of the world to a sudden halt, the staff of one local agency won’t let even a potentially deadly virus stand in the way of their mission to fight child abuse.
INDIANAPOLIS — Three more people have died from coronavirus-related illnesses, increasing Indiana's death toll to 35, and six cases have now been confirmed in La Porte County, state health officials said Monday.