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La PORTE – The death of a 15-year-old La Porte boy has been ruled a homicide, and prosecutors claim the teen's older brother, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter, battered him.

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La PORTE – The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for northern Indiana, including La Porte County, which is expected to receive 1-3 inches of rain by Thursday evening, and even more in the days to come.

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La PORTE — From building the gazebo and softball field at Soldiers' Memorial Park to funding many improvements to La Porte Hospital over the years, a quick drive around town is all it takes to discover the positive impact the Rotary Club of La Porte has made over the past three-quarters of a…

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La PORTE — On Thursday singer-songwriter duo Jim St. James and Zkott Jordans are set to bring together a flair of Americana blues and rock to Fox Park at 7 p.m., as part of the Arts in the Park summer series.

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Meridian Title to host Alex’s Lemonade Stand

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La PORTE – A La Porte man has been charged with manslaughter in the death of his 15-year-old brother, who was found at a home in La Porte last week, according to authorities.

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MICHIGAN CITY – A Michigan City man and his daughter were arrested early Monday after leading police on a high-speed chase across two counties and several Michigan City neighborhoods, reaching speed of more than 100 mph and leaving a squad car damaged, according to police.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Plans are underway for the 11th annual Great Lakes Grand Prix, which this year will be part of a new racing circuit and expanded championship series.

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MICHIGAN CITY — More than 73,000 fewer children were enrolled in school last year in Indiana’s First Congressional District than were in enrolled in 1970, according to U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky.

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La PORTE — A box of Girl Scout cookies. A foam beer koozie. A fluffy pillow, embroidered with the Stars and Stripes.

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MERRILLVILLE — Lakeshore Public Media announced Thursday it was finally able to return to full power with the installation and certification of its new digital transmitter, restoring Lakeshore PBS broadcast service to the Chicagoland market.

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La PORTE — La Porte Mayoral Candidate Tom Dermody hosted the first “Retail Roundtable” at the Hotspot Cafe on Lincoln Way. Local business owners gathered to share ideas about steps the city could make to improve business downtown.

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MICHIGAN CITY — A Coolspring Township man accused of beating or shaking his newborn son to death in February has received permission to use public funds to secure an expert witness to analyze the evidence in his case.

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All listings must be submitted in writing by noon Thursday for inclusion in Saturday’s Church Briefs. Listings may be emailed to ahaverstick@heraldargus.com.

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MICHIGAN CITY — “Stay in love; dance; enjoy life; and have fun” – those are words of wisdom from 105-year-old Adelaide Farina.

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La PORTE – A La Porte High School business teacher, whose students convinced him to pursue his dream of being a hip-hop artist, now wants to help budding young musicians reach their goals.

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SOUTH BEND – A La Porte man who was caught carrying an illegal firearm on two separate occasions last year has been sentenced to five years in federal prison, prosecutors announced Friday.

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MICHIGAN CITY – The jury trial for a local woman charged in February with the reckless homicide of her best friend has been postponed.

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MICHIGAN CITY — When the old St. Anthony Hospital closed its doors on the north side earlier this year, Franciscan Health officials said they had plans to continue providing health care services to area residents.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Barbara Eason-Watkins, superintendent of Michigan City Area Schools, used six words to describe the class of 2019 on Sunday – bright, spirited, champions, dedicated, creative and unafraid.

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WANATAH — One hundred years ago, William E. Pinney and his daughter, Myra Pinney Clark, gifted 486 acres of farmland on the La Porte-Porter county line near Wanatah to Purdue University with a dedication for “the advancement of agriculture and the enrichment of country life.”

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MICHIGAN CITY — Save the Dunes unveiled a new award this year and it went to a group of students from Michigan City High School.

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La PORTE — For a La Porte County resident named Colleen, a stint in jail for drugs ended up being the best thing to ever happen to her.

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CHESTERTON — A man arrested in Michigan City after a lengthy police chase on Saturday is suspected of a series of break-ins at gas stations across Porter and Lake Counties in which menthol cigarettes and beer appeared to be the main targets.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Storms with gusty winds that blew through Northwest Indiana on Thursday morning left a lot of La Porte County residents without power, many caused by trees or limbs falling onto power lines.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Thanks to a recently enacted Indiana law, those dedicated to combating flooding along the Kankakee River have some new powers and resources to solve a problem more than a century in the making.

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WESTVILLE — Westville is a small town with a “cutting edge police department that is such an asset for this community,” town council members said after the town’s top law enforcement officer recently completed some top-line educational programs.

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La PORTE — Plaza 618 in Downtown La Porte has a 108-foot blank wall…but not for long. Soon it will feature a mural created by Indiana based artist Tom Torluemke.

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Patching work to begin on U.S. 421, resurfacing to follow