Sept. 13

 

Compiled by Mary Hedge, La Porte County Public Library

1921

On Wednesday Sales Day, Kreidler’s will have one-piece overall suits, $2.75; work socks, 15c; pure silk knit ties, $1.00; boys’ Puritan blouses, 85c, boys’ corduroy knickers, $1.50.

1971

Convicts kill nine employees at the Attica prison in New York. An unconfirmed report says 20 prisoners died in gunfire.

1996

Drive-by shootings are nothing new to Gary, known as America’s “murder capital.” But shootings near two high schools and gang warfare prompt Mayor King to declare an emergency.

2011

The attorney for La Porte High School’s athletic director and volleyball coach says they are charged with unreliable evidence in failing to report child abuse or neglect in connection with the sex abuse case of former Assistant Coach Robert Ashcraft.

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