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MICHIGAN CITY — Due to the tough economic times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan City Police Department has been having difficulty funding the more than $8,000 needed to train its K-9 Axel and his new handler.

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Statement of La Porte County Prosecuting Attorney John Lake in response to The News-Dispatch article with the online headline “Guilty plea rejected on rape charge, and convicted murderer set free by judge”:

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MICHIGAN CITY — After months of postponing in-person court appearances because of the pandemic, jury trials are set to resume on Monday in La Porte Superior Court 1.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Washington Park will remain closed through Aug. 13, after the Michigan City Common Council voted unanimously on Thursday to extend the mayor’s executive order, which otherwise would have expired at midnight on Friday.

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Parks announce new walking program

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La PORTE — Thirty-six La Porte County residents recently graduated from Leadership La Porte County’s 36th Adult Class during a socially distanced ceremony at Kesling Park.

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INDIANAPOLIS — With a reported 970 additional Hoosiers diagnosed with COVID-19 between Wednesday and Thursday, according to the Indiana State Department of Health, and the numbers of infections rising since lockdown ended, several state organizations are joining forces with the hope of impro…

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MC Park Board meeting rescheduled

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MICHIGAN CITY — A diesel sheen spotted on Trail Creek over the weekend did not reach Lake Michigan, and multiple agencies who investigated were unable to locate the source, according to city officials.

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A Knox man was arrested Monday and charged with dealing a controlled substance following a traffic stop in Starke County. Around 10 a.m., Trooper Korinne Reinke stopped a maroon 2015 GMC pickup for a moving violation on CR-200S near the intersection with CR-500E, according to Indiana State P…

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La PORTE — A truck found sitting in an intersection, blocking the eastbound lane, with the driver still talking on the phone, eventually led to preliminary charges of drunken driving.

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LB Building Commission to meet

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