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Lakeshore News Tonight Reporter Joins Mercy Mission to Haiti


Lakeshore News Tonight Reporter Mike Janssen will travel to Haiti as part of a mercy mission organized by a local charter service. Janssen’s special report will air Friday, February 19, 2010 at 9 p.m. on Lakeshore Public Television.

Valparaiso businessman Nick Popovich donated the use of his plane to fly relief supplies to victims of the Haiti earthquake. Thursday morning, February 18, a flight carrying flood, water, medical equipment and clothing departed from the Gary/Chicago International Airport for a one-day trip to Haiti. Passengers include medical personnel to attend to the injured. Three Haitians in need of medical attention will be on the return flight to the U.S.

The award-winning Lakeshore News Tonight can be regularly seen Monday through Friday at 9 p.m. Bringing you the top local news, sports, and weather, Lakeshore News Tonight is northwest Indiana’s only local televised news source.

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