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La PORTE — Recent changes to Ivy Tech's Michigan City campus aren't a sign that the community college is stepping back its commitment to La Porte County, according to the chancellor.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Police are warning people to be on the lookout for a 37-year-old man – considered "armed and dangerous" – who is charged with a shooting that left a man with "life-threatening injuries" early Sunday morning on the east side.

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Chamber seeking to fill seat on board

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KANKAKEE TWP. — Renaissance Academy is celebrating a milestone this month, and the Montessori charter school will be hosting a 20th anniversary party on Friday to show off all it's accomplished in that time.

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MERRILLVILLE – Residential natural gas customers can expect their bills to be lower than last year during the upcoming winter heating season, based on the continued low cost of natural gas and assuming normal weather and usage, NIPSCO predicts.

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GRIFFITH – A local environmental group is joining its neighbors to the west in calling for restoration of one the former natural wonders of Northwest Indiana.

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Aviation Commissioners to meet

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MICHIGAN CITY – The proposed municipal budget for 2020 – cut by nearly half a million dollars – dominated the Michigan City Common Council agenda, with raises for top officials leading to a debate about equity.

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MICHIGAN CITY – There are not many places in the country where you could have temperatures near 90 one week, and frost the next, but Northwest Indiana is one of them.

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ROLLING PRAIRIE – A deputy allowed a Gary woman to wait for a ride after finding her asleep and intoxicated in her car at a gas station, but she didn't take advantage and was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated a short time later, according to police.

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MICHIGAN CITY – The NAACP of La Porte County wants to raise awareness about the health barriers that curtail healthy lives for African Americans and other minorities.

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Student seminars on online reputation

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MICHIGAN CITY – The Michigan City nonprofit that provides temporary emergency shelter for homeless men and women just came one big step closer to its goal of a permanent home.

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MICHIGAN CITY — City Controller Rich Murphy found himself in the hot seat as the Michigan City Common Council picked apart the findings of the city’s annual audit by the Indiana State Board of Accounts last week.

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MICHIGAN CITY –Indiana Department of Transportation Northwest Indiana spokesman Adam Parkhouse says – only half-jokingly – that orange construction barrels are "Indiana's state flower."

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MERRILLVILLE – In response to an announcement that the government would resume execution of federal inmates, Catholic officials across the state are calling for continuation of a moratorium on the use of capital punishment by federal authorities.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Michigan City officials continue to monitor Trail Creek and adjoining city property following a diesel fuel spill last summer, and local residents remain concerned about possible effects on fish in the stream and a perceived delay in public notification.

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MICHIGAN CITY – The date for the jury trial for 17-year-old murder suspect Hakim Zamir Lamar Qualls was confirmed Thursday.

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WESTVILLE – An innovation in autism interventionin which pediatric professionals, child development experts and teachers coach parents to help young children with autism through play may soon be coming to La Porte County.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College unveiled its new mobile application last month, and it seems to be a hit, with more than 25,000 downloads in its first month.

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Redevelopment Commission meetings

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MICHIGAN CITY – Despite less-than-fun weather last Friday night, there were a lot of good times going on inside Joy Elementary School.

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La PORTE – With the help of a new anonymous hotline service, officials are looking to make La Porte County a safer – and kinder – place.

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SOUTH BEND — A Michigan City man with a history of drug arrests was sentenced to six years in federal prison on Thursday after being convicted of dealing cocaine, according to federal prosecutors.

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SOUTH BEND –The remains of more than 2,000 aborted fetuses, found at the Illinois home of a doctor who formerly worked at clinics in northern Indiana, have been returned to Indiana as authorities determine their ultimate disposition.

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MICHIGAN CITY — The Rising Phoenix Gallery has announced that for the month of October the gallery will be exhibiting the collective work of the Duneland Plein Air painters. This is a group of regional artists who have joined together to support and educate each other and the community. The …

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Walk to End Alzheimer's is Saturday

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La PORTE — Some of the area's four-legged law enforcement personnel will be a little safer after the donation of new vests from a local business and national non-profit.

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La PORTE – A La Porte City Police officer is being praised for a traffic stop that led to the arrest of the driver after a large quantity of narcotics was found in the vehicle.

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Inaugural Black Excellence Awards Banquet

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La PORTE – La Porte County Sheriff’s deputies responded to two incidents of allegedly intoxicated drivers caught sleeping behind the wheel in the wee hours of Sunday and Monday mornings.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Tax abatement from the city and tax credits from the state will help one of Michigan City's largest manufacturers complete a major capital investment to expand its North American operations and Michigan City headquarters campus, creating more than 30 new jobs.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Anyone who's ever dreamed of being a firefighter – or just wondered what it would be like to try out a fire hose or sit in a fire truck – will have a chance this weekend.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Sixth-graders at Coolspring Elementary School got to splash around in the YMCA pool on Friday, but the goal was more more serious than fun.

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La PORTE – An employee of the La Porte County Sheriff's Department is free on bond after being charged with drunken driving following a single-vehicle crash early Saturday near La Porte.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Domestic violence impacts millions of people each year, but can be prevented, according to the executive director of a women's shelter for domestic violence and sexual assault victims.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO – A local economic development professional has been honored by her peers with a scholarship to continue to learn and improve in her field.

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Police Commission sets two meetings

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MICHIGAN CITY – About 200 soon-to-be-released offenders at Indiana Correctional facilities, including the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City and the Westville Correctional Center, got a head start at finding employment upon release at a recently completed Virtual Job Fair.

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