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MICHIGAN CITY – An intoxicated man who refused to leave a Michigan City restaurant after being asked to go is now facing multiple criminal charges after also resisting officers, according to police.

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UNION MILLS — What started out as a community effort to save a pond has grown quite a bit, as visitors will see firsthand when the 33rd annual Mill Pond Festival takes place weekend.

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MICHIGAN CITY — The South Shore Line Double Track project is a half-step closer to fruition locally after the Michigan City Redevelopment Commission voted unanimously to seek $5.39 million in tax increment financing bonds to contribute to the project.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Two people have been charged with felony neglect for allegedly leaving an elderly man, who needed constant care, alone for an inappropriate period of time, according to authorities.

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COOLSPRING TWP. — Michigan City commuters who use Johnson Road or Kieffer Road as part of their commutes will have to find an alternate route next week when the county closes a busy intersection for an ongoing construction project.

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MICHIGAN CITY — In just one day last April, Michigan City Area Schools bus drivers counted 38 motorists ignoring the stop arm on their buses.

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La PORTE COUNTY — In October 2018, a 24-year-old woman, with three children in her vehicle, ignored a school bus stop arm and fatally struck 6-year-old twins, Xzavier and Mason Ingle, and their 9-year-old sister Alivia Stahl.

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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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La PORTE — Just because an airport doesn't have commercial airliners taking off and taxiing on its runways doesn't make it irrelevant.

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LaCROSSE – A small town in southern La Porte County is looking for ways to improve its aging utility infrastructure without a major increase in rates, which one Town Council members say are already high.

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La PORTE — Flaherty & Collins Properties has announced The Strand, a $35 million resort-style rental units will begin construction next month.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Wednesday will be the first day of a school for most students in Michigan City.

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MICHIGAN CITY – "Just think of how many shelter animals need their very own family. This day can help make that happen. Maybe you'll find your best friend."

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MICHIGAN CITY — Marquette High School is one of the top private and Catholic schools in Indiana, and one of the most diverse, according to an online ranking.

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La PORTE – A La Porte County man who was facing over 100 years in prison on various charges of child molestation was found not guilty by a jury in La Porte County Circuit Court on Wednesday.

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La PORTE — Mr. Prickles and Miss Prickles are unusual names for pets, but these aren’t your usual pets. They’re a couple of hedgehogs owned by La Porte resident and breeder Nicole Dunifon.

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La PORTE – Across the United States, vital arts, music and sports programs are being cut annually due to growing budgetary constraints. Today’s youth are missing out on valuable opportunities to expand their knowledge and diversify their interests, as well as the chance to have a little fun.

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FORT WAYNE — With many regular donors delaying giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start, the American Red Cross continues to have an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage.

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La PORTE — La Porte Hospital and La Porte Physician Network have announced a new collaboration with HealthLinc, a local Federally Qualified Health Center, to increase the services available at its Community Health Center and Community Dental Clinic located in La Porte.

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La PORTE – A Union Mills man wanted on drug charges in Porter County is facing more charges in La Porte County, and a Chesterton woman is also behind bars after narcotics were found in the car she was driving during a traffic stop near La Porte, according to police.

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La PORTE – A former Indiana State Prison correctional officer is challenging the state for what he claims was a violation of his employment rights in a case that could have ramifications statewide.

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Train rides to benefit FOP youth programs

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MICHIGAN CITY — The Michigan City Common Council conducted a public hearing on Aug. 6 on an ordinance that would appropriate $125,000 from the city’s Riverboat Fund to help get the Michigan City Municipal Golf Course out of the red.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Danielle Leigh Stevens had a "great day" with her sons in Michigan City's Gardena Park on Sunday, Aug. 4, according to friends and family. The next day, she was fatally struck by an alleged drunken driver.

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La PORTE ­– A La Porte man facing federal charges for allegedly trying to publish a book containing images of child pornography remains in federal custody after his initial court hearing was delayed.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Amid a spirit of excitement and appreciation, the fourth annual SculptFusion Open House allowed guests to hear more about four new large art pieces, part of the rotating exhibit of public sculpture, unveiled in the Uptown Arts District by the Michigan City Public Art Committee.