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October 27, 2016 GMT

Kingsford Heights Town Council will meet

KINGSFORD HEIGHTS — The Kingsford Heights Town Council will hold a special meeting Friday at 10 a.m. at Kingsford Heights Town Hall, 504 Grayton Road.

The meeting is to discuss the stripe of lines on Meadowbrook Boulevard and the repair of pot holes in the town.

La Porte trick or treat to be held on Halloween

La PORTE —Trick or treat in the city of La Porte will be held Monday.

The hours for trick or treat are 6 to 8 p.m.

Pedestrian injured after being hit by car

La PORTE COUNTY — A pedestrian was injured when hit by a car on U.S. 20 on Monday morning.

At about 4 a.m. a Westville man was traveling west on U.S. 30 in the left lane when he came across a Michigan City man walking alongside the road.

The driver told La Porte County Sheriff’s deputies he did not see the pedestrian until he within range of his car’s headlights. He applied his brakes to stop the car, but there was not enough time before hitting him, he said.

The pedestrian was taken to Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Michigan City immediately to treat a fractured knee and lower leg.

The driver of the car was not injured, but the vehicle sustained damage to the front driver’s side.

According to the report the pedestrian was wearing dark-colored clothes. The area is not well lit and there was no pedestrian crossing lane in that area.

According to sheriff’s department reports, neither individual consumed alcohol prior to the collision and no charges have been made.

Man charged with violating Federal Insecticide Act

HAMMOND – United States Attorney David A. Capp announced that Dipen Patel, 34, of Dyer, Indiana, was charged with a criminal violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, a/k/a FIFRA.

According to documents filed in this case, the defendant knowingly distributed a pesticide in the State of Indiana which was not registered with the EPA as required. The pesticide known as “DOOM” was applied to rooms at a motel located in Michigan City and a motel located in Howe, Indiana. On Thursday an information and plea agreement was filed with respect to the criminal violation.

This case was the result of an investigation by the Northern District of Indiana Environmental Crimes Task Force lead by the Environmental Protection Agency-Criminal Investigation Division. This case is prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Toi Denise Houston, Trial Attorney Richard J. Powers, U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental and Natural Resource Division, Environmental Crimes Section, and Special Assistant United States Attorney David P. Mucha, Environmental Protection Agency.