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NILES, Mich. – A man wanted on an arrest warrant in La Porte County was taken into custody early Thursday following a 12-hour standoff with police at a home in rural Cass County, Michigan.

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La PORTE — La Porte County Councilman at-large Mike Mollenhauer has announced he will be seeking a full term this year after being selected to the then-vacant seat in a countywide Democratic Caucus in March 2017.

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MICHIGAN CITY – There will be several new faces around the Michigan City Police Department in 2020, as eight new probationary officers were sworn-in during a ceremony at City Hall.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Boys and girls from preschool through eighth grade are invited to take part in the coed youth basketball league at the La Porte County Family YMCA’s Michigan City Elston branch beginning Saturday.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Franciscan Health Michigan City has asked the city to relocate the bus stop at the hospital from the west side of the building to the main entrance, but City Transit Director Robin Tillman said to do so is not feasible at this time.

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MICHIGAN CITY – The Michigan City Chamber of Commerce has announced the results of elections for new directors and officers of the board for 2020, all of whom were unanimously approved at the December Board of Directors meeting.

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WILLS TWP. — A La Porte County Sheriff's SUV was crushed — with the deputy still inside — after a semi truck knocked an irrigation tower on top of it Tuesday afternoon near Rolling Prairie.

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La PORTE – La Porte Circuit Court Clerk Kathy Chroback has announced she will be seeking a second term as clerk in the office where she has worked since 2012.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Safe Harbor’s RoboBlitz Michigan City Robotics Team gathered at the old Mullen School on Saturday in eager anticipation of learning what their mission would be in this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition.

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Candidate filing begin for primary

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MICHIGAN CITY – Applications are now available online for the 2020 Unity Foundation of La Porte County cycle of scholarships and awards.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Two area state legislators have asked Gov. Eric Holcomb to issue an official Declaration of Emergency for the Lake Michigan shoreline in La Porte and Porter counties.

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BEVERLY SHORES – Take a cruise along Lakefront Drive in Beverly Shores and it's obvious – water levels on Lake Michigan are causing major headaches for lakefront communities. And federal authorities don't expect the problem to go away anytime soon.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Ideally, the childhood years should be a carefree time to explore the world and figure out how we fit in. The reality is not always so pleasant.

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MICHIGAN CITY – A Chicago man whose body was found floating in a pond in rural La Porte County on Friday morning was a homicide victim, authorities said Monday.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Following a forensic autopsy, law enforcement is now investigating the death of a Chicago man, who's body was found in a pond in rural La Porte County, as a homicide.

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WESTVILLE – Graduates were encouraged to make choices that lead to individual fulfillment and cause a positive difference in the world during Purdue University Northwest’s fall 2019 commencement ceremonies last month.

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Council Finance Committee meets

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MICHIGAN CITY – There will be some new faces in the Michigan City Fire Department's administrative ranks as three firefighters with a combined 97-plus years of experience have announced their retirements.

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La PORTE — La Porte County Council president Randy Novak will remain in charge of the board – at least until its next meeting.

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education has released 2019 graduation rates for every school in the state, and for La Porte County, the news was mostly positive, with most schools topping the overall state rate.

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LINCOLN TWP. – Authorities are trying to determine the identity of a body found Friday morning in a pond in southeast La Porte County.

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MICHIGAN CITY – For many area businesses the holidays are traditionally a time to reach out to the community to spread tidings of good cheer, a heart-felt thank you, or a helping hand.

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Volunteers needed for Shelf Ice

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La PORTE – What started as a long-distance correspondence for a woman in Thailand who wanted to improve her English eventually led to an online proposal of marriage, a wedding, and most recently, U.S. citizenship

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MICHIGAN CITY – A local teen who skirted a murder conviction last month was sentenced Thursday to 2.5 years in prison and 2.5 years of work release.

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La PORTE — Echoing the message on the white pin — emblazoned with Slicer orange and black text that read "La Porte Proud" — affixed to his suit Wednesday, freshly sworn-in Mayor Tom Dermody said he believes his hometown is a special place.

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La PORTE –  A northern Indiana woman was sentenced to 39 years in prison on Monday for forcing a 12-year-old girl to have sex with a man for money several times in La Porte County.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Seven decades add up to a lot of years, and, for Frank and Bridget “Dolly” Schiavone, that total includes plenty of laughter, special memories of family and friends, and service to others.

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MICHIGAN CITY – The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte presented a huge check on Monday to Interfaith Community PADS – a $100,000 check for meeting its fundraising goal and meeting eligibility requirements of the brand new HFL Challenge Grant.

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La PORTE – Through her grief, Deb Parsons wanted to carry on her son’s caring spirit. And, when she saw the Toys for Tots donation box at La Porte's Haverstock Funeral Home, she knew she’d found a way for she and his stepfather, Don Parsons, to do just that.

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MICHIGAN CITY – The Council Chambers at City Hall was packed and overflowing Saturday with residents who came to witness the city’s newly-elected officials being sworn into office.

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MICHIGAN CITY – The unseasonal weather which saw temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s through the Christmas holiday week will be nothing but a memory as winter returns to Northwest Indiana, including snow which could make New Year's Eve travel a tricky proposition.

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WESTVILLE – A La Porte man who police say was driving in the wrong direction on the Indiana Toll Road was killed when his pickup collided head-on with a semi truck near the U.S. 421 exit.

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