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It's Maple Sugar Time!

MICHIGAN CITY — The annual Maple Sugar Time Demonstration returns to Friendship Botanic Gardens on Sunday from Noon to 3 p.m. During this time, Friendship Botanic Gardens will host a free afternoon of winter wilderness discovery. Visitors can walk through old-growth woodland trails before stopping b


Indiana couple charged with neglect after child's autopsy reveals high levels of meth

CASSOPOLIS, Ind. — An Indiana couple was charged on multiple counts of neglect following the June death of a 10-year-old girl. Prosecutors in Elkhart, Indiana, filed the criminal charges Feb. 6, against 30-year-old Erica Reschke and 34-year-old Brandon Hobbs, both of Cassopolis, Indiana.


Keep guns off street, earn $$

MICHIGAN CITY – Seven homicides, all involving handguns, have been reported in Michigan City since July, causing serious concern to Police Chief Mark Swistek, who recently outlined his Violent Crime Reduction Initiative for the community.


MUGSHOTS: Indiana's Most Wanted Sex Offenders

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ISP make drug possession arrest on Indiana Toll Road

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - A Merrillville man was arrested on several drug charges following a traffic stop Tuesday night on the Indiana Toll Road. Police stopped a silver 2005 Saturn for several traffic violations about 3 miles west of the South Bend exit, near Mile Marker 69.


Beating the 'Long Shot'

MICHIGAN CITY — Studies show that optimism (glass-half-full) is related to longevity and better health outcomes; whereas pessimism (glass-half-empty) and loneliness have the opposite effect, said author and clinical psychologist Stephanie Livingston.


Employee found unconscious at Indiana coating company dies

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — (WHAS11) -- A man has died after he was found unconscious at a Jeffersonville workplace. According to Justin Ames from the Jeffersonville Fire Department, the department received a call from the Valmont Coatings Gateway Galvanizing Facility on Brown Foreman Road just after 11


Indiana Black Expo Brings Mardi Gras to Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY — Indiana Black Expo will celebrate Black History Month with a Mardi Gras themed Masquerade Ball on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Traditions Event Center, located at 2107 Welnetz Road in Trail Creek. The Masquerade ball is one of 13 Michigan City Black History Month events put together by the


Indiana Sheriff Warns Parents of '48-Hour Challenge'

An Indiana county sheriff’s office warned parents about a “new challenge” involving kids and urged adults to talk to their teens about social media. The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s office said a so-called “48-hour challenge” encourages teens to go missing for up to two days at a time and awards poin


Child predator who used social media to lure young Indiana girls sentenced to prison

CORYDON, Ind. (WDRB) -- A child predator who used social media to find young victims in southern Indiana is headed to prison. Christopher Broy was sentenced to 19 years in prison on Thursday. The 41-year-old took a plea deal in Harrison County in January and pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct with


Saving energy pays off for Franciscan

MICHIGAN CITY – The new Franciscan Health Michigan CIty is so energy efficient, it has received kudos, and a big check, from Northern Indiana Public Service Co. The energy-efficient construction of the south side hospital, which opened Jan. 12, has earned $294,309 in incentives from NIPSCO’s Busines


Former fire chief dies in prison after conviction for preying on 15-year-old boy

LAPORTE — A former fire chief died in prison after his conviction for trying to lure a 15-year-old into performing sex acts. David Kaufman, 63, died from natural causes Feb. 5 while incarcerated at the New Castle Correctional Facility, according to the Indiana Department of Correction. No foul play


Dogs rescued from Korean puppy mill find new life in Michiana

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Hundreds of dogs rescued from a South Korea puppy mill are finding new life here in the U.S. – a few of them, right here in Michiana. The precious pups were headed to a horrible fate until Humane Society International stepped in, saving nearly 200 dogs in South Korea from a


Dad arrested after daughter shows police a bag of 'bad' items in the garage

VALPARAISO — After Porter County police carefully made their way through the house strewn with garbage bags, old food on the floor and a kitchen in "disgusting state," a 13-year-old girl led them to a plastic bag containing hypodermic needles and a methamphetamine smoking pipe.


INDOT: U.S. 35 Bridge Replacement in La Porte Starts March 4

In La Porte, INDOT announced today that a 9.3 million dollar bridge deck replacement project will begin on U.S. 35 starting March 4th. Officials report the bridge, which is adjacent to the courthouse in downtown La Porte and just north of State Road 2 (Lincoln Way), will maintain one lane of traffic


Camera Catches Indiana Garbage Man Jumping On Trampoline

PLAINFIELD, IN — A garbage man with Ray's Trash Service gave a Plainfield family something to smile and laugh about on a cold and gloomy Tuesday, thanks to what they discovered on their security cameras. According to a Facebook video post by Kymberly VanWaes Light, her family put out an old, pink tr


Indiana Has 24 Hate Groups, Says Southern Poverty Law Center

INDIANAPOLIS--The future of a hate crimes bill in Indiana is uncertain, but the Southern Poverty Law Center says there were 24 hate groups in Indiana in 2018. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is an American nonprofit legal advocacy organization specializing in civil rights and public interest


BOYS SWIMMING: Michigan City’s Smith heads to state with two medals in mind

CHESTERTON — Nobody at Chesterton High School could catch Jack Smith. The Michigan City senior won the Chesterton boys swimming sectional backstroke in a meet-record time of 49.53 seconds and the butterfly in 49.11 seconds. He also helped the Wolves to a third-place finish under the state-cut line i


Truckers 'slow roll' in Indiana protest

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Marquette inducts 33 members into National Honor Society

MICHIGAN CITY — One of the most distinguished organizations on campus welcomed 33 new members recently inside the Richard and Louise Scholl Student Center. Marquette Catholic High School’s Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) initiated five students from the Class of 2019, 15 from the Class o