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Senator Coats’ Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours Next Week

Indiana US Senator Dan Coats has announced that a member of his staff will be in Lake and Newton Counties next week to meet with local residents and assist Hoosiers experiencing problems with a federal agency.  Mobile office hours will be held on Tuesday, September 23rd, at Cedar Lake Town Hall, from 10am-to-noon, and later […]

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15 New Gary Police Officers and 6 Reserves Sworn In

Scores of family and friends crowded into the Gary City Council Chambers today as Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson swore in 15 new officers and six reserve officers, bringing the force up to a total of 225 officers.  Newly appointed Police Chief Larry McKinley and his command staff were also present to welcome the new officers.   The […]

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Porter County Considering New Stormwater Fee

Porter County officials are considering a new fee to pay for stormwater improvement projects in unincorporated areas. Today’s Times reports the proposed rate of ten-dollars a month would be based on a system of “equivalent residential units” to determine how much each property owner would pay. Apartments, for instance, would be considered one-third of a […]

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Griffith Police Arrest Suspect at the Scene

In Griffith, police say they apprehended a suspect in the act after officers responded to the report of a potential armed robbery shortly before 8-o’clock Tuesday night at Radio Shack in the 200 block of West Ridge Road. Police say the individual was taken into custody without incident as he exited the store. Authorities say […]

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January Snowstorm Grants Surpass $1 Million in Indiana

Counties in northwest Indiana are among those statewide receiving assistance to help recover from the winter storm in early January. Governor Mike Pence announced today (Wednesday Sept 17) that more than a million dollars in federal grants has been obligated so far to local and state government and other organizations that provide public services. In […]

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Indiana freshman receiver J-Shun Harris II already making presence known on ...Indianapolis Star (blog)Inevitably, that is what others first notice about J-Shun Harris II. Then they shake hands. Where did those tree limbs come from? “I really don't know where they came from,” he said of his large...[read more]

Indianapolis StarJudge restores part of Indiana gay marriage suitIndianapolis StarYoung says Pence demonstrated his authority in a pair of memos sent from his office to executive agencies instructing them on what to do following a ruling that struck down the ban. A federal appeals court also over...[read more]

NBCNews.comPolice: Indiana man ate ex-girlfriend's organsIndianapolis StarTUESDAY, SEPT. 17, UPDATE: The deputy Clark County prosecutor who agreed to a reduced bond for a Jeffersonville man later accused of killing his girlfriend and eating her flesh has resigned, the county's chief deputy prosec...[read more]

CBS NewsCops: Body found in submerged car likely missing Ind. momCBS NewsBOONVILLE, Ind. - Police say the SUV belonging to a southwestern Indiana woman missing for a month has been pulled from a lake with a body presumed to be hers inside. The Warrick County Sheriff's Department says the SUV owne...[read more]

KDramaStarsArrest made in April burglary at home of Indiana Pacers star Paul GeorgeFox 59Police arrested Michael Lewis, 43, Whitestown, in connection with the break-in. Police said evidence from the scene led them to Lewis, and don't believe George was specifically targeted. They did not anticipa...[read more]

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Fox NewsBiden chases Clinton in Iowa visitFox NewsSept. 17, 2014: Vice President Joe Biden reacts after signing the Nuns on the Bus tour bus during a stop in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP). Vice President Joe Biden visited Iowa just days after Hillary Clinton touched down in the politically important sta...[read more]

W*USA 9D.C. Leaders Propose Concealed-Carry Licensing ProgramComcast SportsNet WashingtonD.C. officials proposed allowing residents and non-residents to carry concealed handguns if they show a reason for seeking a permit. Mayor Vincent Gray plans to propose legislation that would set up a licensi...[read more]

USA TODAYAir Force nixes 'so help me God' requirement in oathsUSA TODAYThe Air Force has withdrawn a requirement that all airmen who take the oath of enlistment and officer appointment conclude with "so help me God," the service announced Wednesday. The Air Force previously allowed airmen to omit...[read more]

USA TODAYTexas carries out a rare occurrence: An execution of a womanWashington PostTexas executed Lisa Coleman on Wednesday evening. Coleman was the ninth person executed by Texas this year — more than any other state – and the 30th inmate executed in the United States over the same span. This p...[read more]

ReutersNM governor declares emergency ahead of stormsNewsOK.comALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez declared a statewide emergency Wednesday as New Mexico braced for possible flooding and mudslides as remnants from Tropical Storm Odile moved into the state. Photo - A Mexican air force ai...[read more]