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La PORTE – July's sudden rise in temperature, combined with dust from nearby construction, is believed to be the cause of the Legionnaire's disease that sent three county employees to the hospital last month.

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La PORTE — The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte unveiled plans for its new headquarters at a groundbreaking ceremony this week.

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CHESTERTON — Almost 11 years to the day after he lost both his legs in an industrial accident, Jim Dolph hit the hiking trail once again.

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MICHIGAN CITY – In its fifth year participating in the national Clear the Shelters initiative, the Michiana Humane Society saw a record number of visitors and adoption applications on Saturday.

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MICHIGAN CITY — It wasn’t just the sunny skies and gentle breeze warming Centier Bank on Aug. 16 – the family-owned-and-operated financial institution received plenty of well wishes from community leaders, business neighbors, sponsors, supporters and customers at a ribbon-cutting ceremony fo…

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MICHIGAN CITY – After 18-year-old Justin Ameer Garner was fatally shot in January, prosecutors charged a 16-year-old boy with murder and told the court during a probable cause hearing they feared it may have been a retaliatory killing for the fatal shooting of another 18-year-old a month prior.

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MICHIGAN CITY – A new La Porte County website is expected to go online by the end of November, and the designers want to know what users would like to see in the improved laportecounty.org.

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La PORTE — Two years ago, while confined to a jail cell following his arrest on drug charges, Robert found a unique way to pass the time.

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Sheriff’s department conducting stop-arm violation enforcement patrols

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CHESTERTON — The Porter County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League was awarded grants to support its E-STEM in the Field project for 5th- and 6th-graders in La Porte and Porter counties, and a local hunting initiative.

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INDIANAPOLIS – A former La Porte County paramedic sentenced in December to 11 years in prison for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed two people has lost his appeal, according to a court order filed Tuesday.

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PORTAGE – In the wake of two, and possibly three, chemical spills into the East Branch of the Little Calumet River in the past several days, environmental groups and elected officials are not mincing words in their criticism of the steel company involved, and the state agency investigating.

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OGDEN DUNES – Michigan City's elected state senator announced Wednesday she has started a campaign to run for Indiana Attorney General.

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MICHIGAN CITY – The drunken driver who caused a fatal crash on Franklin Street that forced rerouting of Michigan City High School’s homecoming parade last fall was convicted of multiple felonies following a jury trial last week.

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MICHIGAN CITY — After Michigan City Area School achieved its best high school graduation rate ever – across all demographics – this past spring, administrators are doubling their efforts to erase remaining racial gaps among students.

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La PORTE — The City of La Porte conducted its 2020 Budget Workshop at City Hall on Monday, before its regularly scheduled City Council meeting.

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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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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.