NILES, Mich. (AP) — A southwestern Michigan city is trying to decide what to do about a popular park that's been closed for more than a year due to flood damage.
No lower bond for woman charged in fatal car roof fall
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A judge has refused to lower bond for a northwestern Indiana woman charged in the death of a friend who fell from a moving car's roof.
Woman charged in friend’s fatal fall from vehicle roof
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A 20-year-old woman has been charged with reckless homicide in the death of a friend who fell from the roof of a vehicle she was driving in northwestern Indiana.
Horizon Bancorp: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) _ Horizon Bancorp (HBNC) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $13.1 million.
The bank, based in Michigan City, Indiana, said it had earnings of 34 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 33 cents per share.
The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 37 cents per share.
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Police: NW Indiana woman shot parents before killing herself
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Police in northwestern Indiana say a woman fatally shot her parents and left their bodies in the home she shared with them before taking her own life.
Michigan City Police Sgt. Chris Yagelski said the bodies of 71-year-old Barbara Evans, 73-year-old Walter Evans and 48-year-old Tammy Evans were found in the home Monday afternoon by a relative who also lived there.
Yagelski says the bodies "had been there for some time."
Police: 3 dead in Michigan City double homicide-suicide
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Police on northwestern Indiana say three people have died in what they're calling a double homicide-suicide.
Michigan City Police Sgt. Chris Yagelski says police were called to a home just before 2 p.m. Monday after a distraught relative called 911.
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Man dies after large wave sweeps him into Lake Michigan
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana man was killed after a large wave swept him and a friend into Lake Michigan.
Indiana Conservation police say the two were walking along a breakwall leading to the Michigan City Lighthouse on Friday evening when a more-than 10-foot high wave knocked both into the water.
Indiana utility submits plan to move from coal to renewables
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana Public Service Co. is planning to phase out its coal power units by gradually embracing renewable energy sources.
The Merrillville-based utility submitted a plan last week to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission outlining its plans to retire four coal-fired generators at its Wheatfield plant by 2023 and one coal-fired unit in Michigan City by 2028.
Horizon Bancorp: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) _ Horizon Bancorp (HBNC) on Monday reported third-quarter net income of $13.1 million.
The bank, based in Michigan City, Indiana, said it had earnings of 34 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for gains related to mergers and acquisitions, came to 32 cents per share.
The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 38 cents per share.
Fugitive who vowed to ‘never be caught’ arrested in Indiana
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A Minnesota fugitive who taunted authorities on social media by vowing she'd "never be caught" has been arrested in northern Indiana.
Thirty-one-year-old Tiesha Monique Moore was taken into custody Monday in Michigan City by members of the Twin Cities Apprehension Team. She was wanted on 16 outstanding warrants, including felony theft and domestic assault, all from Minnesota.
She's being held in Indiana awaiting extradition to Minnesota.
NIPSCO may close most remaining coal-fired generation by ’23
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana Public Service Co. says it's considering retiring four of its five remaining coal-fired electricity generating units within five years and the other within a decade.
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Indiana fire marshal may shutter pallet factory over safety
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana fire marshal has threatened to shut down a pallet company because factory conditions pose a threat to worker safety.
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A 67-year-old northwestern Indiana man has died after he drove into the path of an Amtrak passenger train.
Michigan City police say the local man was pronounced dead at the scene following the crash about 7:30 a.m. Thursday. His name wasn't immediately released. He was the only person in the car.
Police say the westbound train carrying 198 passengers was traveling 59 mph at impact and pushed the car about 500 yards down the tracks. No one aboard the train was injured.
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A 67-year-old man has been charged with animal neglect after dozens of dogs were removed from a home in northern Indiana where his wife was found amid unsanitary conditions.
Sixty-seven-year-old Terry Marthinsen of Michigan City was charged Tuesday with 35 counts of animal neglect after 34 live dogs and one dead one were taken from his home Monday. Court records didn't list a lawyer for him.
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say dozens of dogs have been removed from a home in northern Indiana where a woman was found amid unsanitary conditions.
Police in Michigan City say 34 live dogs and one dead one were taken from the home Monday. They say an investigation began last week when a woman was taken to a hospital after LaPorte County Adult Protective Services found her on a porch.
Horizon Bancorp: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) _ Horizon Bancorp (HBNC) on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $14.1 million.
The Michigan City, Indiana-based bank said it had earnings of 37 cents per share.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 35 cents per share.
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — An off-duty emergency medical technician and an off-duty lifeguard are credited with saving two girls from rough waters in Lake Michigan off of an Indiana pier.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says Superior Ambulance EMT Devin Newton and Deep River Waterpark lifeguard Myles Wright were at the Michigan City pier Tuesday when they heard the girls screaming for help.
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana man who pleaded guilty in the hit-and-run death of a 5-year-old girl could avoid prison.
The (Michigan City) News-Dispatch reports Marcus Scully of Trail Creek was sentenced Wednesday to a year each of prison, electronic monitoring and probation. The judge, however, is allowing him to be on electronic monitoring and probation first.
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana city is spending $300,000 for emergency repairs to local roads that were battered by last winter's harsh weather.
City council members in Michigan City approved the emergency funding last week for the repairs in the city along Lake Michigan that's about 50 miles (80 kilometers) east of Chicago.
GARY, Ind. (AP) — A 37-year-old Michigan City, Indiana, woman has been arrested after leading police on a 40-mile chase through three counties.
State police say Sunday that the woman was stopped late Saturday night in northwestern Indiana's Gary for a minor traffic offense, but refused to give a trooper her real name.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A rendering of the famous "LOVE" sculpture is showing some love to Grand Rapids.
The western Michigan city has welcomed a reproduction of the Robert Indiana sculpture Wednesday morning on Louis Campau Promenade in its downtown district.
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Lake Michigan tour boats will return to Michigan City in northern Indiana for the first time since 1949, beginning June 2.
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — The Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City set a new attendance record after more than 100,000 people visited last year.
MICHIGAN CITY — The outlook for La Porte County is good and getting better, community leaders said Friday during an annual program sponsored jointly by the Michigan City Area and Greater La Porte chambers of commerce.
“It gets better every day, and it’s exciting to be a part of it,” Board of Commissioners President Rich Mrozinski told about 120 people who attended the State of the County luncheon at Blue Chip Casino.
MICHIGAN CITY — The La Porte County Drug Task Force has announced the arrest of four individuals for various charges including two separate narcotics and weapons related cases.
The first investigation resulted in the arrest of Cameo M. Crawford, 20, of Michigan City, on April 18, after an arrest warrant was issued for his arrest by La Porte County Superior Court #1 for Dealing in Cocaine, a Level 3 Felony.
MICHIGAN CITY — Kathie DeRuiter, executive vice president, senior operations officer of Horizon Bank, is announcing the promotion of Carrie McKibben to senior vice president, senior deposit operations officer, and Reilly Robison to vice president, corporate project manager, in Horizon’s Michigan City office.
MICHIGAN CITY — It’s 7:10 a.m. and a lone gunman has just exited his truck in front of Michigan City High School, boarded a school bus and begun firing. Now he’s entering the school building, where students and staff are making their way through the halls to the first class of the day. What’s your next move?
It’s a scenario dozens of first responders and school officials from throughout La Porte County had to contemplate Wednesday during the active shooter tabletop discussion at City Hall.
La PORTE — Three census tracts in Michigan City and one in La Porte are being included in a new federal program aimed at spurring investment in economically distressed areas.
Opportunity zones — part of the tax reform package adopted by Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump in December — provide capital gains tax incentives to private-sector investors.
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Former FBI director James Comey will speak as part of Purdue University Northwest's Sinai Forum this September.
Infant found safe in ‘baby box’ in northwest Indiana
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — For the second time in five months, an infant has been left in a baby box at a northwestern Indiana volunteer fire station.
Lt. Chuck Kohler says he was on scene tending to the baby girl less than a minute after receiving a page Sunday night.
The page alerted him that alarms had been triggered on the Safe Haven Baby Box at the Coolspring Township Volunteer Fire Department, near Michigan City. Kohler says everything worked as planned.
MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — A shortage of brown trout in Illinois has spurred Indiana to turn to its northern neighbor to supply the popular game fish for an annual restocking effort.
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says its Michigan counterpart has agreed to provide 40,000 brown trout as 6-inch fingerlings in April.
Indiana officials say that cooperative arrangement helped save the Hoosier state's annual brown trout restocking in and along the state's Lake Michigan shoreline.
MICHIGAN CITY — The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City (EDCMC) is partnering with Webster Global Site Selectors to host the SiteLink conference at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel, and Spa from Aug. 1 through 3.
Sponsored by several economic development organizations in northern Indiana, southwestern Michigan and private sector companies, SiteLink will convene a forum of seven internationally recognized site selectors who will make presentations on their areas of expertise.
La PORTE — The La Porte County Drug Task Force has announced the arrest of Kyle S. Dilley, 27, of Michigan City.
On Friday, Detective Kyle Shiparski was on duty and traveling in the area of East 10th Street and Maple Street in Michigan City when he observed a parked vehicle in which two occupants appeared to be unconscious in the front seat. Shiparski was able to wake both occupants, one of which was identified as Dilley. During this inquiry, illegal drugs were allegedly observed in the vehicle.
MICHIGAN CITY — Multiple people were injured — including a pregnant woman who was shot with a Taser — amid a large brawl in the roadway near the intersection of Lafayette and Homer streets around 9 p.m. Sunday.
Police estimate approximately 20 people — men, women and children — were involved in the altercation, which resulted in the arrests of a mother and daughter.
Latrice Lasha Martin, 37, was arrested on a class B misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.
MICHIGAN CITY — The Rotary Castle at Washington Park Zoo may receive a $633,000 facelift this year, half to be funded by the Michigan City Redevelopment Commission and the other half to be matched by the Michigan City Common Council.
MICHIGAN CITY — The Transit Triangle bus route connecting Michigan City and La Porte residents with Purdue University Northwest’s Westville campus could undergo some changes beginning in June if no significant opposition is presented within the next month.
La PORTE — Jurors failed to reach a verdict Wednesday against a man accused of fatally shooting a passenger in a car driven by his rival as the two cars raced side by side along Michigan Boulevard in Michigan City.
Kersee Anderson, wearing a tie and confined by ankle cuffs, was escorted back to jail when Circuit Judge Thomas Alevizos declared a mistrial after a day of jury selection and nearly six days of testimony.
Center for Creative Solutions sponsors World Creativity and Innovation Week
MICHIGAN CITY — Northwest Indiana begins its yearly celebration of World Creativity and Innovation Week on April 13. What a week (and beyond) it will be as everyone is invited to “Create, Connect, Celebrate!”
MICHIGAN CITY — Michigan City Police Department Chief Mark Swistek would like to announce the newest member of his department, K-9 “Axel,” who will be partnered with officer Michael Oberle.
In September of 2017, applications were put out to all officers of the department who had an interest in becoming a K-9 handler. After receiving numerous applications, Oberle was selected by the command staff of the department.
MICHIGAN CITY — A tour at Michigan City’s Barker Mansion on April 7 at 6:15 p.m. titled "From Opposite Shores: Young Titan and Midwest Millionaire" will explore the correlation between one of Britain’s most notable Prime Ministers and one of the American Midwest’s wealthiest industrialists.
Winston Churchill and John Barker may have lived shores apart, but comparisons will be gained by looking at their failures and successes within their personal and public lives.
Editor's note: The following story contains graphic testimony, the details of which may be difficult to read.
MICHIGAN CITY — At least one juror was moved to tears as the alleged victim in the rape trial against former Michigan City police officer Thomas K. Jackson testified in La Porte Superior Court 1 on Wednesday morning.
MICHIGAN CITY — The rape trial against former Michigan City police officer Thomas K. Jackson is underway in La Porte Superior Court 1 this week.
In opening statements Tuesday morning, the state told the jury the victim is an intellectually disabled 25-year-old woman whose disability prohibits her from being able to consent to sex.
Deputy Prosecutor Elizabeth Boehm described the victim as unable to drive, do laundry, remember to perform basic hygiene practices or write much more than her own name.