Michigan city – Blissfield http://blissfield.net/ Sat, 21 May 2022 05:27:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://blissfield.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-3-120x120.png Michigan city – Blissfield http://blissfield.net/ 32 32 Deadly tornado tears through small Michigan town, at least 1 person killed – New York Daily News https://blissfield.net/deadly-tornado-tears-through-small-michigan-town-at-least-1-person-killed-new-york-daily-news/ Fri, 20 May 2022 22:11:00 +0000 https://blissfield.net/deadly-tornado-tears-through-small-michigan-town-at-least-1-person-killed-new-york-daily-news/ At least one person was killed and 40 others were injured when a “large and extremely dangerous” tornado hit Gaylord, Michigan on Friday afternoon. The National Weather Service reported the tornado just before 4 p.m. The tornado destroyed buildings and overturned cars and mobile homes, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Debris is […]]]>

At least one person was killed and 40 others were injured when a “large and extremely dangerous” tornado hit Gaylord, Michigan on Friday afternoon.

The National Weather Service reported the tornado just before 4 p.m. The tornado destroyed buildings and overturned cars and mobile homes, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

A local hospital did not immediately report the condition of the many injured. City leaders and national weather authorities had not fully assessed the damage as of Friday evening.

Debris littered the ground in the town of 4,000 people about 50 miles south of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Witnesses said the tornado passed through the most populated area of ​​the city.

“I’m lucky to be alive. It blew up the back of the building,” auto repair shop owner Mike Klepadlo said after hiding in a bathroom. “Twenty feet of the back wall is gone. The whole roof is missing. At least half of the building is still there. It’s bad.”

Social media photos showed several buildings in the city had been destroyed, including a Culver’s restaurant and part of a shopping mall.

“Trees and power lines block roads,” Michigan State Police tweeted. “Several homes and businesses damaged. Avoid the Gaylord area.

Michigan, especially northern Michigan, rarely experiences such high winds and storms due to the surrounding Great Lakes.

“We’re not used to it here,” Jim Gorno of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources told CNN. “We don’t have sirens like in other parts of the country.”

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As COVID cases rise in southeast Michigan, city of Detroit now offers testing program to treat – CBS Detroit https://blissfield.net/as-covid-cases-rise-in-southeast-michigan-city-of-detroit-now-offers-testing-program-to-treat-cbs-detroit/ Mon, 16 May 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://blissfield.net/as-covid-cases-rise-in-southeast-michigan-city-of-detroit-now-offers-testing-program-to-treat-cbs-detroit/ (CBS DETROIT) – Southeast Michigan is again a hotspot for COVID cases, according to Center for Disease Control counties Macomb, Oakland, Wayne, Livingston and Washtenaw, all under high community transmission of COVID. “I kinda expected this to happen, you know COVID doesn’t go away, it comes and goes in cycles, sometimes the cycles are worse, […]]]>

(CBS DETROIT) – Southeast Michigan is again a hotspot for COVID cases, according to Center for Disease Control counties Macomb, Oakland, Wayne, Livingston and Washtenaw, all under high community transmission of COVID.

“I kinda expected this to happen, you know COVID doesn’t go away, it comes and goes in cycles, sometimes the cycles are worse, sometimes not as bad,” said Dr. Matthew Sims, director of infectious diseases and control at Beaumont Health.

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As of Monday morning, Beaumont Health had 238 COVID patients in its hospitals, and Dr. Sims says they’ve seen cases double in the past two weeks.

“The numbers are still relatively low, but they’re going in the wrong direction,” Sims said.

Henry Ford Health reports 100 patients currently hospitalized with COVID, a number that has also increased recently. They say a couple of things are to blame for the surge.

“Omicron’s sub-variant is called BA.2.121, this caused an increase in New Your State, it was a new variant for the United States and we now see it here,” said Dr Dennis Cunningham MD. Medical Director of the Infection Control System at Henry Ford Health.

He says more people have also been exposed to the virus, with recent mask mandates lifted and people gathering for Mother’s Day and Spring Break.

Starting today, to help curb the number of COVID cases, the City of Detroit is offering the Test to Treat program.

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According to the city, Detroiters who test positive for COVID-19 at a city testing site can be evaluated and given antiviral medication. The services are free.

The Test to Treat program is currently available on:

  • Joseph Walker Williams, 8431 Rosa Parks Blvd. 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Appointments only by calling 313-230-0505.

The test to treat is a national program. Find other Test to Treat locations here.

For more information about COVID-19, including testing and vaccination sites in Detroit, call 313-876-4444 or detroitmi.gov/health.

Doctors say they don’t know if large crowds this summer will cause another surge, but are encouraging everyone, especially if you’re sick, to wear masks in crowds.

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Flint, Michigan City Council heats up over ‘ghetto’ comment https://blissfield.net/flint-michigan-city-council-heats-up-over-ghetto-comment/ Sun, 08 May 2022 10:18:06 +0000 https://blissfield.net/flint-michigan-city-council-heats-up-over-ghetto-comment/ NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! A city council meeting in Flint, Michigan descended into chaos after a white councilwoman called the actions of the president, who is black, “ghetto” during a six-hour meeting. The adviser who made the comment, Eva Worthing, later apologized for the comment as a ‘gut reaction’ to what […]]]>

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A city council meeting in Flint, Michigan descended into chaos after a white councilwoman called the actions of the president, who is black, “ghetto” during a six-hour meeting.

The adviser who made the comment, Eva Worthing, later apologized for the comment as a ‘gut reaction’ to what she saw as unfair treatment, but the arguments and racial statements show a history of impassioned rhetoric within the recent history of the Flint City Council. .

The dispute began over whether a council member could change a resolution for public hearings, which some council members said was off the agenda. Council member Eva Worthing said that “a motion is always in order”.

Chair Jerri Winfrey-Carter responded that she did not know why the amendment was proposed in the first place. “Why are we amending this motion? »

“Because we can,” Worthing commented.

“You know what, don’t have fun here, because I will,” Winfrey-Carter replied.

In a recording of the council meeting, Worthing is heard making a hard-to-hear comment over the microphone, but neighboring council member Tonya Burns replied: “Really? That’s a racist term. Don’t say ‘ghetto.’ “

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At the meeting, several council members took offense to Worthing’s statement.

“Briefing point, Madam Chair. I think it’s a personal attack to say ‘go ghetto,'” Burns said.

Eva Worthing
(Eva Worthing Flint City Council 9th ​​Ward)

The meeting veered off course after Winfrey-Carter issued a warning to Worthing, who then asked to appeal the decision – which was backed by another black council member.

Winfrey-Carter attempted to get the meeting back on track. “I don’t know what’s going on, but I’m not here to play. I’m here to be fair. I want to hear from all my colleagues… Everyone is going to get a chance to speak.” She condemned “all the ad libs of Councilwoman Worthing, it’s useless. And to have said what she said was unnecessary…she was out of commission, point blank”,

“First of all, we shouldn’t even be having this discussion,” Worthing replied. The motion should have been seconded, discussed and voted on. “You chose to threaten me in some way so I thought it was inappropriate, Ms. Winfrey-Carter, so if you hadn’t said there wouldn’t have been reaction. When you’re president, you have to be professional and treat everyone the same.” Worthing accused the president of ‘listening to a colleague’ and setting up a ‘one person meeting’.

Councilman Eric Mays intervened with a point of order. The term ghetto, Mays said, “to me it has racial connotations. You may laugh, Mrs. Worthing, but I can come up with safe names for your neighborhood.”

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Worthing replied that Mays himself called her a “wicked woman” and also made reference to her race. Mays continued and explained

“We’re offended that you call us ghetto. Now I’m going to assure you that I’ll look up some words and call you something. I don’t want to call you caravan-nothing, but I will,” Mays said.

“My reputation is that when you go down once, I go down two, three times,” Mays said. “And the sooner the council members find out about this…I’m keeping score.” He added that “character matters, whether you’re black, white, orange, purple, green, Democrat, Republican,” Mays said.

The heated discussion continued, with other council members speaking out against Worthing’s use of the word ghetto.

“I’m offended and appalled, when you talk about ‘ghetto’ and there are seven black people here, that’s a problem,” Burns said. She later said, “We have to be careful, because there is no superiority in any race, we are all equal here.” She also touched on Worthing’s profession as a teacher: “You teach kids and are comfortable with the ‘ghetto’?”

Worthing responded that Burns’ comment amounted to a personal attack, to which Winfrey-Carter said “you’ve been making personal attacks all evening, so let her finish her statement.”

“I’m going to apologize, Madam Chair, that’s not fair,” Worthing said.

Eva Worthing Flint City Council 9th ​​District

Eva Worthing Flint City Council 9th ​​District
(Eva Worthing Flint City Council 9th ​​Ward)

After more heated exchanges, during which Worthing apparently left, Winfrey-Carter restored order. “Stop. That’s enough,” she said, and expressed her desire to continue the meeting.

More speeches began, along with accusations of mistreatment and racial prejudice. In Worthing’s absence, her appeal was dismissed and she received the warning. The meeting lasted a total of six hours.

Worthing later released a statement saying she was sorry for her comment. “It was a knee-jerk reaction. I said, ‘This is the ghetto’ under my breath,” Worthing said on Friday, MLive reported.

In a statement to Fox News, Worthing said that while she apologized, she never apologized for “the trauma that not only me, but the city staff, have gone through over the past 4, last 5+ years”.

“I’ve suffered so much abuse on this board. I’ve never been apologized,” Worthing said, adding that Carter “didn’t call me to apologize for saying ‘ I will do everything for you “.” Worthing accused Burns. to call her a racist, a liar and “counsellor Karen, which I feel is racist towards me,” she said.

“Why is this behavior allowed? It’s a matter of race. The three white women on this new council had their race singled out by Eric Mays. There was no story and there was no had no excuses,” Worthing said.

Racial accusations and heated rhetoric are far from new to the city council. When she was re-elected after running unopposed in November 2021, Worthing said she was disappointed by “the negativity, racism and meanness of the current council”.

“As leaders, we should model the behavior we want to see in our city. And sadly, that hasn’t happened yet in the four years I’ve been on the board,” she said.

Last month, the board voted 6-0 (with some members absent or abstaining) after a 10-hour meeting to remove Mays as chair. “I see that a different treatment is about to happen…Race could be a factor,” Mays said ahead of the vote, MLive reported.

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At the next board meeting two weeks later, Mays was removed in handcuffs after being ruled out of order twice at the April 26 meeting. He insisted his impeachment as president was inappropriate and at one point compared himself to George Floyd, who was killed during an arrest by a Minneapolis police officer who knelt on the neck for almost 8 minutes.

“You’ve politically put your knee on my neck…” Mays told acting chairwoman Allie Herkenroder, MLive reported. “I can barely breathe.”

Burns, in that meeting, said Mays was wasting everyone’s time. “It has nothing to do with the color right now but (everything) to do with your behavior,” Burns said.

Council members Burns, Winfrey-Carter and Burns did not respond to requests for comment.

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PACE centers hold open houses in Dyer and Michigan City | Northwest Indiana Commercial Securities https://blissfield.net/pace-centers-hold-open-houses-in-dyer-and-michigan-city-northwest-indiana-commercial-securities/ Fri, 06 May 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://blissfield.net/pace-centers-hold-open-houses-in-dyer-and-michigan-city-northwest-indiana-commercial-securities/ Lean Kitchen will soon bring healthy meals to Schererville. Adriana and Justin Skains and Eric and Christy Miller bring the first Lean Kitchen franchise to Schererville. “We are a new healthy fast food franchise in the area. All of our meals are fresh and never frozen,” said Adriana Skains. “All of our ingredients and nutritional […]]]>

Lean Kitchen will soon bring healthy meals to Schererville.

Adriana and Justin Skains and Eric and Christy Miller bring the first Lean Kitchen franchise to Schererville.

“We are a new healthy fast food franchise in the area. All of our meals are fresh and never frozen,” said Adriana Skains. “All of our ingredients and nutritional information are listed on all of our meals. We have partnered with many local area gyms to bring delicious, healthy meals to the Northwest Indiana region.”

The restaurant plans to open in a few weeks at 730 West Lincoln Hwy. in Schererville. It occupies the former Kowloon space next to Dollar General on Cline Commons on US 30.

“We know the hardest part of a healthy lifestyle is food. In addition to meals, we will have a variety of nutritional supplements to help our customers achieve all of their goals,” she said. . “We are excited to bring this new franchise to the region.”

It will offer around 25-30 different meal options at any one time, including plant-based options. People can pre-order online or grab meals from restaurant coolers and take them home or heat them up if they want to dine out.

Meal options will include wraps, teriyaki and rice, garden burgers, salads and stuffed peppers. It will have lots of different varieties of chicken or seafood with rice, as well as protein muffins, protein doughnuts, and protein powders. It will focus on takeout orders and people will be able to place orders before picking them up.

“We’ll cook everything in-house,” Eric Skains said. “It’s a concept of meal prep where the meals are basically proportioned. All the nutritional information is on our labels: calories, fat, carbohydrates and allergies. We will have gluten-free items, low-carb items and a variety of items.”

The Missouri-based chain caters to people with a variety of health and fitness goals.

“Some people want to lose weight. Others want to gain weight and build muscle,” he said. “If they’re new, we can sit down with them and tell them what they should eat.”

The Skains looked at several healthy fast food franchise options before deciding Lean Kitchen was the tastiest.

“We were lucky enough to meet several of the franchises and the taste of the flood just blew our minds,” he said. “We went to headquarters in St. Joseph, Missouri, about an hour north of Kansas City. The food was phenomenal. Nothing fried, no thick grease, no open flames.”

The old Kowloon space was bigger than they needed, but they liked the location.

“We live in Schererville and are quite active in Schererville and we wanted to stay in Schererville,” he said. “It’s visible and easy to get to at the main intersection of Cline Avenue and US 30. There are gyms across the street.”

It is a 4,000 square foot restaurant with approximately six fixed tables and more outdoor seating planned. It now has eight employees and still hires a few part-time workers.

The owners hope to open more locations in northwest Indiana in the future.

“We plan to expand with Schererville as the main hub with a commercial kitchen,” he said. “The others would be retail-only locations with meals and supplements. The next location would be Valparaiso, hopefully. We’d like to open four to five in northwest Indiana.”

They plan to partner with gyms like F45 and running promoters like Hometown Happenings to reach an audience of fitness and health enthusiasts.

“Anyone who loves healthy and tasty food should give us a try,” she said. “We basically cook people’s meals for them. Some people cook large quantities so they can eat healthy food every day, but chicken, rice and broccoli get old and boring. We do that for you and offer a lot more of variety.”

The restaurant plans to open on May 16 and take pre-orders on May 9.

Lean Kitchen will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 219-227-8477, visit leankitchenco.com/Schererville, or find the company on Facebook or Instagram.

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The annexation paves the way for the development of the Fortune 500 | Michigan City News https://blissfield.net/the-annexation-paves-the-way-for-the-development-of-the-fortune-500-michigan-city-news/ Sun, 01 May 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://blissfield.net/the-annexation-paves-the-way-for-the-development-of-the-fortune-500-michigan-city-news/ Lean Kitchen will soon bring healthy meals to Schererville. Adriana and Justin Skains and Eric and Christy Miller bring the first Lean Kitchen franchise to Schererville. “We are a new healthy fast food franchise in the area. All of our meals are fresh and never frozen,” said Adriana Skains. “All of our ingredients and nutritional […]]]>

Lean Kitchen will soon bring healthy meals to Schererville.

Adriana and Justin Skains and Eric and Christy Miller bring the first Lean Kitchen franchise to Schererville.

“We are a new healthy fast food franchise in the area. All of our meals are fresh and never frozen,” said Adriana Skains. “All of our ingredients and nutritional information is listed on all of our meals. We’ve partnered with many local area gyms to bring delicious, healthy meals to the Northwest Indiana region.”

The restaurant plans to open in a few weeks at 730 West Lincoln Hwy. in Schererville. It occupies the former Kowloon space next to Dollar General on Cline Commons on US 30.

“We know the hardest part of a healthy lifestyle is food. In addition to meals, we will have a variety of nutritional supplements to help our customers achieve all of their goals,” she said. . “We are excited to bring this new franchise to the region.”

It will offer around 25-30 different meal options at any one time, including plant-based options. People can pre-order online or grab meals from restaurant coolers and take them home or heat them up if they want to dine out.

Meal options will include wraps, teriyaki and rice, garden burgers, salads and stuffed peppers. It will have lots of different varieties of chicken or seafood with rice, as well as protein muffins, protein doughnuts, and protein powders. It will focus on takeout orders and people will be able to place orders before picking them up.

“We’ll cook everything in-house,” Eric Skains said. “It’s a concept of meal prep where the meals are basically proportioned. All the nutritional information is on our labels: calories, fat, carbohydrates and allergies. We will have gluten-free items, low-carb items and a variety of items.”

The Missouri-based chain caters to people with a variety of health and fitness goals.

“Some people want to lose weight. Others want to gain weight and build muscle,” he said. “If they’re new, we can sit down with them and tell them what they should eat.”

The Skains looked at several healthy fast food franchise options before deciding Lean Kitchen was the tastiest.

“We were lucky enough to meet several of the franchises and the taste of the flood just blew our minds,” he said. “We went to headquarters in St. Joseph, Missouri, about an hour north of Kansas City. The food was phenomenal. Nothing fried, no thick grease, no open flames.”

The old Kowloon space was bigger than they needed, but they liked the location.

“We live in Schererville and are quite active in Schererville and we wanted to stay in Schererville,” he said. “It’s visible and easy to get to at the main intersection of Cline Avenue and US 30. There are gyms across the street.”

It is a 4,000 square foot restaurant with approximately six fixed tables and more outdoor seating planned. It now has eight employees and still hires a few part-time workers.

The owners hope to open more locations in northwest Indiana in the future.

“We plan to expand with Schererville as the main hub with a commercial kitchen,” he said. “The others would be retail-only locations with meals and supplements. The next location would be Valparaiso, hopefully. We’d like to open four to five in northwest Indiana.”

They plan to partner with gyms like F45 and running promoters like Hometown Happenings to reach an audience of fitness and health enthusiasts.

“Anyone who loves healthy and tasty food should give us a try,” she said. “We basically cook people’s meals for them. Some people cook large quantities so they can eat healthy foods every day, but chicken, rice and broccoli get old and boring. We do that for you and offer a lot more of variety.”

The restaurant plans to open on May 16 and take pre-orders on May 9.

Lean Kitchen will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 219-227-8477, visit leankitchenco.com/Schererville, or find the company on Facebook or Instagram.

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Michigan City mayor files charges to remove 4 housing authority commissioners https://blissfield.net/michigan-city-mayor-files-charges-to-remove-4-housing-authority-commissioners/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 20:36:00 +0000 https://blissfield.net/michigan-city-mayor-files-charges-to-remove-4-housing-authority-commissioners/ MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (WNDU) – Michigan City Mayor Duane Parry on Tuesday served four Michigan City Housing Authority (MCHA) commissioners with charges for their removal. The Michigan City Housing Authority strives to provide housing stability for the families it serves while helping the community implement long-term goals for affordable housing. According to a press release […]]]>

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (WNDU) – Michigan City Mayor Duane Parry on Tuesday served four Michigan City Housing Authority (MCHA) commissioners with charges for their removal.

The Michigan City Housing Authority strives to provide housing stability for the families it serves while helping the community implement long-term goals for affordable housing.

According to a press release sent to 16 News Now on Tuesday evening, the accusations made by Parry outline a documented history of MCHA’s failures over the past few years.

Commissioners subject to removal costs are: Willie M. Lee, Milton H. Malone, Doretha Sanders-Malone and Carla Mock.

Michigan City Housing Authority press release:

Mayor Duane Parry, the appointing authority for the Michigan City Housing Authority, today served four MCHA commissioners with charges for their removal as MCHA board commissioners. The Michigan City Housing Authority strives to provide housing stability for the families it serves while helping the community implement long-term goals for affordable housing. The MCHA Board of Commissioners is the governing body of the agency and is responsible for overseeing its operations.

The charges filed by Mayor Parry outline MCHA’s documented history of failures over the past few years. In 2016, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development designated MCHA as having substandard management. These shortcomings persisted, and at the end of MCHA’s 2018 fiscal year, HUD found that these management shortcomings persisted, demonstrating a consistent pattern of serious management and performance failures. Under the oversight of the MCHA Board of Directors, continued deficiencies in housing authority performance led HUD to designate MCHA as a troubled agency on February 27, 2020, and on March 9, 2020, MCHA was further sanctioned by the HUD and placed on “Zero”. Threshold” due to the instability of the agency’s management and its non-responsiveness to critical elements concerning the agency. This means that as of March 9, 2020, all Housing Authority functions are under review by HUD.

Due to the failure of the MCHA Board of Commissioners to address these critical management issues, HUD directed MCHA to enter into a Reinstatement Agreement on November 30, 2020, outlining certain performance milestones that must be met in order to to avoid the total loss of local control of the agency. Additionally, based on HUD’s recommendation, MCHA terminated its former executive director due to the same concerns about leadership instability. As the board’s appointing authority, Mayor Parry could have taken action under Indiana law at the time to hold the Board of Commissioners accountable for its failures and disservice to the community. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Mayor Parry chose not to act at this time.

As recently as April 13, 2022, Mayor Parry advised the Board of Commissioners that he had violated the Open Door Act at their March 31, 2022 meeting and was about to violate the law at its meeting on 13 April. These violations were based on the board not having a remote meeting policy in place and failing to meet the requirements of Indiana law. Despite being put on notice by Mayor Parry at the April 13 public meeting, the four commissioners currently facing dismissal charges voted to hold the illegal meeting. Commissioners subject to removal costs are: Willie M. Lee, Milton H. Malone, Doretha Sanders-Malone and Carla Mock.

“I have the authority and the responsibility to bring charges against the commissioners who have neglected their duties for years in order to facilitate their removal from the council.” said Mayor Parry. The mayor further stated, “In order to fully address Michigan City Housing Authority’s issues and provide the community with the services it deserves, new leadership is needed immediately. These actions are in the best interests of Michigan City residents. »

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Man robs Adidas store in Michigan City, police say | Crime and courts https://blissfield.net/man-robs-adidas-store-in-michigan-city-police-say-crime-and-courts/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 02:03:40 +0000 https://blissfield.net/man-robs-adidas-store-in-michigan-city-police-say-crime-and-courts/ MICHIGAN CITY — After a shoe store robbery in a Michigan City store, officers located a man who had a warrant for his arrest, police said. Austin Ryan Kist-Oman, 25, of Michigan City, faces a robbery charge, according to LaPorte Superior Court records. At 4:07 p.m. Friday, officers were called to an ongoing robbery at […]]]>

MICHIGAN CITY — After a shoe store robbery in a Michigan City store, officers located a man who had a warrant for his arrest, police said.

Austin Ryan Kist-Oman, 25, of Michigan City, faces a robbery charge, according to LaPorte Superior Court records.

At 4:07 p.m. Friday, officers were called to an ongoing robbery at the Adidas store in the Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets at 601 Wabash St. in Michigan City.

Dispatchers received a report that a man entered the store, stole six pairs of shoes and pulled a knife on the sales associates, according to a Michigan City Police Department report. Police said it was later determined that a knife was not used or displayed during the crime, but one of those involved dropped a pocket knife on the floor while fleeing.

Dispatchers alerted police that the suspect was wearing a ski mask, hoodie and sweatpants and drove off in a silver vehicle traveling left towards Wabash Street.

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Three minutes later, a Michigan City officer located the suspicious vehicle and stopped it to speak with the occupants of the vehicle. One of the individuals has been identified as Kist-Oman, who has an arrest warrant issued, police said.

After further investigation, police viewed surveillance footage from the store, which showed Kist-Oman and another man leaving the store with goods, according to the report. The second suspect is not yet in custody.

Police recovered the stolen items, including a pair of gold shoes, purple shoes and a backpack, collectively worth $245.

According to court records, Kist-Oman has previously been charged with possession of paraphernalia, unlawful possession of a syringe, and possession of a substance claimed to be a controlled substance. Business is currently ongoing.

Here are recent bookings at LaPorte County Jail.

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1 shot in Michigan City’s bar district; police looking for suspects | Crime and courts https://blissfield.net/1-shot-in-michigan-citys-bar-district-police-looking-for-suspects-crime-and-courts/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 02:03:40 +0000 https://blissfield.net/1-shot-in-michigan-citys-bar-district-police-looking-for-suspects-crime-and-courts/ MICHIGAN CITY — One person was injured after shots were fired near a sports bar in Michigan City, police said. As of 10:30 p.m. Sunday, 911 calls reporting gunshots were made to the LaPorte County E-911 Regional Dispatch Center. The shots were reportedly fired in the Knuckleheads Sports Bar area at 204 West Barker Ave., […]]]>

MICHIGAN CITY — One person was injured after shots were fired near a sports bar in Michigan City, police said.

As of 10:30 p.m. Sunday, 911 calls reporting gunshots were made to the LaPorte County E-911 Regional Dispatch Center.

The shots were reportedly fired in the Knuckleheads Sports Bar area at 204 West Barker Ave., Michigan City Police Department Sgt. Steve Fourker.

Michigan City Uniform Patrol Team 3 officers immediately responded to the scene to gather information. Although initial reports indicated no one was shot, officers later discovered that a gunshot victim was taken by an unknown third party to Franciscan Health Michigan City, police said. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers searched the area for evidence and witnesses, who were interviewed about the shooting.

“Detectives continue to work on this investigation by interviewing witnesses, processing evidence and assembling CCTV regarding this case,” Forker said. “No additional information regarding this investigation will be released at this time in order to protect the integrity of this ongoing investigation.”

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Michigan City Police are asking anyone who witnesses this incident, has additional information, or has video of this incident to contact Det. Mark Galetti at 219-874-3221 ext. email mgaletti@emichigancity.com.

Information may also be provided to the Michigan City Police Department’s hotline at 219-873-1488 or by messaging the department’s Facebook page.

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Michigan City man sentenced to 84 months in prison | USAO-NDIN https://blissfield.net/michigan-city-man-sentenced-to-84-months-in-prison-usao-ndin/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 19:08:32 +0000 https://blissfield.net/michigan-city-man-sentenced-to-84-months-in-prison-usao-ndin/ SOUTH BEND — Colton Crawford, 33, of Michigan City, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty on his guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm. fire, U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson said. Crawford was sentenced to 84 months in prison followed by 2 years of probation. […]]]>

SOUTH BEND — Colton Crawford, 33, of Michigan City, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty on his guilty plea to being a felon in possession of a firearm. fire, U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson said.

Crawford was sentenced to 84 months in prison followed by 2 years of probation.

According to documents in that case, in August 2020, Crawford was arrested by police. During the arrest, police discovered a handgun, magazines and a holster, which DNA confirmed he possessed. Crawford was convicted of a felony in June 2015 in LaPorte County Superior Court, which prohibits him from possessing a firearm and/or ammunition.

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Michigan City Police. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Geovanny Martinez and Kimberly Schultz.

That case was prosecuted under the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program, the centerpiece of the Justice Department’s violent crime reduction efforts. The NSP is an evidence-based program that has been shown to be effective in reducing violent crime. Through the PSN, a wide range of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime issues in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, the PSN focuses its law enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with local prevention and rehabilitation programs for a lasting reduction in crime.

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‘Military Makeover’ will feature the Michigan City family https://blissfield.net/military-makeover-will-feature-the-michigan-city-family/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 17:32:00 +0000 https://blissfield.net/military-makeover-will-feature-the-michigan-city-family/ Army Staff Sgt. Michael Stupar (photo provided) A Michigan City family will be featured in an upcoming episode of the TV show “Military Makeover with Montel,” hosted by Montel Williams. In partnership with Elkhart-based Patrick Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: PATK), U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Michael Stupar will receive a complete remodel of his home. Stupar was […]]]>
Army Staff Sgt. Michael Stupar (photo provided)

A Michigan City family will be featured in an upcoming episode of the TV show “Military Makeover with Montel,” hosted by Montel Williams. In partnership with Elkhart-based Patrick Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: PATK), U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Michael Stupar will receive a complete remodel of his home.

Stupar was injured while serving in Iraq, but was eventually sent on four deployments. After recently moving to Michigan City, the family struggled with family tragedies and health issues that the producers of “Military Makeover” say made it difficult to settle into a new home.

BrandStar, the production company behind the show, says the process will involve local businesses and volunteers.

“As we begin this initial phase, our goal is to raise awareness throughout the state of Indiana to gain support from local businesses, volunteers, and anyone who just wants to be a part of this incredible process,” said said Mark Alfieri, founder and CEO of MarqueStar.

BrandStar says Patrick Industries has worked with the series before and will be the main project partner for the Stupar family.

“Patrick is thrilled to partner Military Makeover with Montel in Q3 and provide the resources to help update and transform the Stupar family home,” said Andy Nemeth, CEO of Patrick Industries. “We strive to always put our customers, team members and community first and are committed to lending a helping hand in any way we can to make the dreams of the Stupar family come true.”

Construction is expected to start this summer.

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