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SPRINGFIELD TWP. — A La Porte County Highway Department vehicle sustained major damage and its driver suffered a minor injury in a crash involving a semi truck near Springville on Monday afternoon.

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MICHIGAN CITY – For 24 area girls, there’s a magical ending to this season of Pop Warner Cheerleading and Dance.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Despite Mayor-elect Duane Parry’s claim that it is illegal for the current Michigan City Board of Public Works and Safety to approve service contracts to which his administration will be bound once he takes office in January, the board approved three on Monday.

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MICHIGAN CITY – One of the most prominent attractions in Michigan City appears to be getting more popular all the time.

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MICHIGAN CITY — It’s been 22 years since Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa opened in Michigan City, and Nov. 21 marked 20 years since it joined the Boyd Gaming portfolio.

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Bonus food distribution Thursday

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LA PORTE – Local entrepreneurial group The Collective is hosting its fifth artisan market of the year on Saturday at the La Porte Civic Auditorium, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the La Porte Jaycees’ Deserving Children’s Shopping Tour.

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PORTAGE – When Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer next appears in court on felony charges, a new prosecutor will be representing the state.

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PORTAGE – Porter County police are seeking a warrant for the arrest of a Michigan City man for violating an order of protection against Mayor Ron Meer during and after a court hearing last week.

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MCCEC grant applications back online

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MICHIGAN CITY – Those who love historic buildings and old world craftsmanship will have the opportunity to visit one of Michigan City’s architectural treasures while enjoying Afternoon Tea at the historic Bishop’s Mansion at Trinity Episcopal Church.

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La PORTE – An Illinois man was arrested on drug charges early Saturday after a vehicle pursuit ended with the suspect's tires being punctured in downtown La Porte.

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MICHIGAN CITY – At the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church Fellowship Center, Mother Mary Garner sat near the door on Thanksgiving, enjoying a holiday meal and greeting others who came to enjoy.

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MCCEC announces grant side down

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La PORTE — The La Porte County clerk is looking to return the $200,000 the La Porte County Council gave her office to scan old records at the La Porte County Courthouse – a task she says her employees are already hard at work on.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Carrying on a holiday tradition that began 11 years ago, First United Methodist Church will soon be taking another step back in time.

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Kitchen fire quickly extinguished

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MICHIGAN CITY – Friday is opening night for “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Show” by Joe Landry at the Holdcraft Performing Arts Center.

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WANATAH – Anyone who grew up or lived in Wanatah from the late 1940s on almost certainly remembers Julia Boldt – after all, she's almost 100 years old.

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La PORTE — In January, La Porte County officials will flip the switch on some significant overhauls to the criminal justice system — changes leaders hope will result in a smaller jail population.

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MICHIGAN CITY – What started out as a way to offer a holiday meal to community members in need turned out be so much more, according to organizers.

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South Shore holiday schedules

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MERRILLVILLE – Pope Francis on Tuesday announced that he has selected Monsignor Robert J. McClory, a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit, to serve as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Gary.

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La PORTE – A New Prairie High School student is headed to New York City for the opportunity of a lifetime – senior Ella Jasnieski has been selected to perform in the 93rd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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PORTAGE — Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer's initial appearance in court turned into a verbal sparring match between La Porte County Prosecutor John Lake and Meer's attorney over who should prosecute the case.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Leeds Public House is getting into the holiday spirit by launching a community-centered initiative to highlight – and benefit – area nonprofits.

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MICHIGAN CITY – After being accused in September by a City Councilman of failing to report missing or stolen equipment – and presenting documentation to refute that claim earlier this month – two Central Services department heads reappeared before the Common Council with a revised inventory …

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BLOOMINGTON – A La Porte County-based nonprofit dedicated to spreading the word about carbon monoxide safety is expanding its outreach.

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La PORTE – A man wanted on a warrant out of Pennsylvania will first be facing drug charges in La Porte County after being arrested following a traffic stop in the Indiana Toll Road.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Over the last 12 years, Ryan D. Garner was convicted of criminal charges or cited for traffic violations over half a dozens time in La Porte and St. Joseph counties, court records show.

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INDIANAPOLIS – A group representing Indiana attorneys has named a local state senator as its 2019 Legislator of the Year, citing his work on "revenge porn" and civil fraud laws.

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Recycling delays for Thanksgiving

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Q: I think this is a good police question. I just don’t understand why some people caught speeding just get a warning ticket, and others get a paying one. If someone is speeding, shouldn’t it just be a ticket for everyone, end of story?

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PORTER – A Westville woman whose blood alcohol content was nearly four times the legal limit was arrested after nearly driving off the road in Porter, then refusing to take breath tests, according to police.

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La PORTE — While expectant Hoosier mothers come from all backgrounds and walks of life, all share one thing — they want the best for their future child. But Indiana has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the nation, and La Porte County one of the highest in the state.

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MICHIGAN CITY — While participating in New York City’s 100th annual Veterans Day Parade, the Michigan City Soul Steppers Drill Team had their routines filmed for a movie, danced in the streets with excited New Yorkers – who weren’t satisfied watching from the sidelines – and toured the city …

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La PORTE – A 70-year-old was struck in the face by what police called a "stray bullet" during an apparent road rage incident Thursday afternoon in La Porte.

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