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Resident Spotlight: Michigan City Woman Transforms Old Furniture Into Works of Art – Michigan City Journal

During the fundraiser, Ritchey and her sister decided to take old pieces of furniture and renew them by sanding them down, fixing any blemishes or broken pieces, and giving them a complete facelift to resell at the fundraiser.

MICHIGANCITYJOURNAL.COM - 2018-08-14 02:07:25

USW: ArcelorMittal negotiations making little progress

The United Steelworkers union said it's been making little progress in contract talks with ArcelorMittal, which has been asking for concessions to bring down its labor costs.The USW said in an update to members that negotiations in last week "yielded little progress.""From local issues to major econ

NWI.COM - 2018-08-14 12:30:00

Grill fire damages Scott Street home

“She heard a pop, went to investigate around the house and when she got to the back patio door she saw the area around the grill on fire,” he said.

LA PORTE HERALD-ARGUS - 2018-08-13 21:55:22

Man briefly escapes police custody while being treated at Hobart hospital ER

HOBART — An inmate taken Monday to St. Mary Medical Center briefly escaped from custody before police found him, according to a police report.The man was initially arrested by Hobart police about 11 a.m. Monday during a court call and taken to St. Mary's because of an illness, according to a Lake Co

NWI.COM - 2018-08-14 14:00:00

Michigan City Launches Outreach Program to get Community Feedback – Michigan City Journal

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind.— City officials have launched an outreach program to gather feedback on residents’ opinions on what they would like to see the city provide to make Michigan City a better place to live, work, and play.

MICHIGANCITYJOURNAL.COM - 2018-08-15 02:58:26

Valpo-area man faces battery charge after confronting neighbors living in tents over noise

Brant Heavilin, who faces potential misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct, reportedly told police the three neighbors living in tents in a backyard in the 1400 block of Wildwood Road have been continually noisy.

NWI.COM - 2018-08-13 16:00:00

Kevin Harmon, Author at Michigan City Journal

Wolves: A Look at What the 2018-19 Football Season will Bring0SportsAugust 14, 2018MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — Just how far can the Michigan City High School Football team go this season? Last year’s historic playoff run was memorable as the Wolves posted a school record 9-4 mark en route to claiming its

MICHIGANCITYJOURNAL.COM - 2018-08-14 15:35:43

Northwest Indiana Green Drinks will meet Thursday

MICHIGAN CITY — Northwest Indiana Green Drinks will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Shoreline Brewery, 208 Wabash St., Michigan City. The topic will be Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the Indiana Dunes.The Karner blue butterfly has become extinct in the Indiana Dunes. According to Green Drinks orga

NEWS DISPATCH - 2018-08-14 23:06:21

Portage man wins $900,000 from Hoosier Lottery scratch-off ticket, wants to help disabled veterans

Disabled veteran Anthony Vottero, of Portage, won $900,000 in a Hoosier Lottery scratch-off game. Vottero said he wants to use some of his prize money to help the program that helped him with his post-traumatic stress disorder: the Road Home Program at Rush in Chicago. The program assists veterans r

NWI.COM - 2018-08-13 20:45:00

Judge hands jail term to man who hit cop in I-94 mishap

James Fanning, 68, of Lansing, earlier pleaded guilty as charged to failure to use due care around a marked emergency vehicle causing injury, and was sentenced by Pasula to 210 days in jail, with credit for 3 days served. He will also be on probation for five years and was ordered to pay fines and c

HERALD-PALLADIUM - 2018-08-14 10:00:00

3 brothers charged with shooting man in Gary, Indiana

Robert Fishaen Jones Jr., 36, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery, battery with a deadly weapon, battery resulting in serious bodily injury and pointing a loaded firearm, Hamady said.

FOX32CHICAGO.COM - 2018-08-13 21:16:00

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NWI.COM - 2018-08-13 17:00:00

Michigan City High School MCJROTC Supports School District and Community to End Summer

They provided a Color Guard for the opening ceremonies at the Drum Corps International competition at Ames Field on August 6-7, then helped support the event. The Michigan City Area Schools Back-To- School Rally is the symbolic kick-off of the school year, with over 1000 students receiving free scho

LAPORTECOUNTYLIFE.COM - 2018-08-14 00:00:00

Three brothers charged after man shot in the head during neighborhood brawl in Gary

Robert F. Jones Jr., 36, was charged Friday in Lake Criminal Court with attempted murder, three counts of felony battery and pointing a firearm on allegations he shot the neighbor Wednesday in the 600 block of Harrison Street, documents state.

NWI.COM - 2018-08-13 17:50:00

Gary man arrested at Deep River Water Park for public intoxication after police say he was combative, belligerent with staff

Lillard allegedly had watery and blood shot eyes, and was acting "very belligerent" towards staff and security while refusing to comply with the officer's request to calm down, the report states.

NWI.COM - 2018-08-13 17:00:00

Neighbors Call For Action After Portage Toddlers Hit By Train

PORTAGE, IN — Less than a week after a 3-year-old boy died and his 2-year-old sister was injured when they were hit by a CSX freight train, their neighbors at the Woodland Village Mobile Home Park are calling for change. According to The Times, community members are calling on CSX to install a fence

PATCH - 2018-08-13 18:46:59

Trial scheduled for man charged in ex-wife's shooting at Calumet Township flea market

Benford is accused of shooting his 32-year-old ex-wife March 16 while she was working at Vonna's Country Kitchen, a restaurant in the Market City Flea Market, 4121 Cleveland St., according to court records.

NWI.COM - 2018-08-13 23:00:00

Court ruling doesn't settle Lake Michigan beach access

LONG BEACH, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man alleges a homeowner along Lake Michigan tried to remove people from the beach despite an Indiana Supreme Court ruling allowing lakeshore access.The Indiana Supreme Court in February ruled that the state owns the shoreline and holds it in trust for all residents


Falling tree a rude awakening

MICHIGAN CITY – Rosemary Worlds usually sits at the computer in her kitchen after working her second job, cooking for the Michigan City Elks. Fortunately she went to bed early Thursday night."It was storming with lightning and thunder so I went to bed," she said Friday. "I was sleeping and there was


Hobart mom takes to Facebook to thank Hobart officer for helping save 2-year-old's life after seizure

Before near tragedy caused their lives to intersect Tuesday, Linda McMahan and Mark Grissom were sharing a common pain.McMahan, 35, who works in the medical field, and Grissom, 43, a corporal with the Hobart Police Department, both couldn't shake the news they heard earlier that day about a brother