MERRILLVILLE — Aug. 11 is almost here, and NIPSCO hopes that the 8/11 date on the calendar will serve as a natural reminder for residents to call 811 or visit 811now.com at least two business days prior to any digging project to have underground utility lines marked.

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MONTICELLO — White County residents who have struggled to pay rent or utility bills during the coronavirus pandemic have less than a week before the state’s protections against utility shutoffs end.

WEST LAFAYETTE — A Purdue University startup is turning game play into serious learning for elementary students away from classrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MONTICELLO — Tom Hildebrand, veteran support officer for White County, is hosting a Veteran Round Table Discussion to address and talk about veteran issues in White County and Indiana.

LOGANSPORT — Logansport Memorial Hospital physicians, leaders and clinicians are celebrating the Center of Distinction Award, which was given to their Wound Care Center by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.

FRANCESVILLE — Country Color Floral & Gifts in downtown Francesville was recently awarded a $25,000 Elevate Small Business Grant from Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis (FHLBI).

MONTICELLO — The city of Monticello is applying for a quarter of a million dollars from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs for a grant to help city businesses with 20 employees or less affected by the COVID-19 health emergency.

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MONTICELLO — “Operation Backpack,” a program that offers school supplies to families in need, is still happening Sunday.

MERRILLVILLE — With the statewide moratorium on disconnecting electric and natural gas service during the COVID-19 pandemic scheduled to end Aug. 14, NIPSCO is committed to assisting and providing its most flexible payment plan options to help those in need.

The following are results from the 2020 White County 4-H Fair, which was July 17-23. Results provided by Purdue Extension White County.

LOS ANGELES - The word hangs in the air like a curveball that doesn't break - "others." That particular six-letter combination appeared seven times in an affidavit in support of a criminal complaint filed against Eric Kay, the former Angels communications director, charged Friday with fentanyl distribution in connection with the overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. The term surfaced again ...

MINNEAPOLIS - A Hennepin County judge has ordered the public release of body camera video from the night George Floyd was killed after a challenge by a coalition of local and national media companies, including the Minneapolis Star Tribune. In a ruling issued Friday, Judge Peter Cahill wrote that "Members of the Media Coalition, as well as other media and members of the public, may obtain ...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An additional 59 people have been arrested as part of the federal anti-violent crime initiative Operation LeGend, according to a release Friday from the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. Of those arrested since Aug. 1, six new defendants face federal charges, meaning Operation LeGend has so far resulted in 17 federal cases, the release said. All of the new ...

ATLANTA - The chairwoman of Georgia's Democratic Party on Friday condemned Senate candidate Matt Lieberman for authoring a book with "racist and discriminatory tropes," while the head of the state NAACP called on the Democrat to abandon the race. Lieberman, the son of former vice presidential nominee Joe Lieberman, faced the calls to quit his bid after the Huffington Post published a piece ...