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Visclosky: American Steel Jobs Are Under Attack

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At a hearing of the US International Trade Commission today, regarding anti-dumping duties on welded stainless pressure pipe from Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam on whether it injures the US and its steelworkers, First District Congressman Pete Visclosky testified American steel...

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IN Ranks As One of the Worst States for Military Retirees

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A social media club that does all kinds of state and local rankings has identified the best and worst states for military retirees and Indiana ranks near the bottom of the list. WalletHub reports, when comparing the 50 states as...

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Two Adults, Two Juveniles Injured in Head-On Collision

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Jasper County Sheriffs Police say two adults were flown to South Bend and two juveniles were taken to a Lake County hospital after a head-on collision on US 231 north of DeMotte, near the Kankakee River, just after 2:30 Wednesday...

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Volunteers Sought to Put Up Flags

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Volunteers are being sought to help put up flags at cemeteries in Porter County for Memorial Day.  Those participating are asked to meet at American Legion Post 94 at 8:30 am Friday May 23rd....

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New Bus Routes to Begin After Memorial Day

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A new bus route in Hammond is scheduled to pick up its first riders the day after Memorial Day. Earlier this year, the Gary Public Transportation Corporation approved the expansion of service into their neighboring city, naming the new Hammond...

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Valpo PD Investigating Theft from Boys and Girls Club

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Valparaiso Police announced today they are investigating an internal theft from the Boys and Girls Club of Porter County. The theft, authorities say, was discovered by the Boys and Girls Club after a routine financial evaluation. In a news release...

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800,000 Expected to Travel in Indiana for Holiday

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AAA Travel projects 36.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 1.5 percent increase from the 35.5 million people who traveled last year. Kicking off the summer driving season, more...

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Missing Michigan Woman Found in Valparaiso

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In Valparaiso, a 78-year-old woman who'd been reported missing from a community in southwest Michigan about eighty miles away was located after local police responded to a reckless driving complaint. Officers were called out shortly before 6-o'clock Tuesday evening to...

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Preventing Dog Bites to Postal Carriers

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The US Postal Service says two Indiana cities are among thirty cities nationwide last year with the highest number of reported dog bites to mail carriers. Indianapolis was 14th with 29 reported incidents, and Fort Wayne at 28th had thirteen....

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Stand-off in Valparaiso Ends Safely

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A four-hour standoff in Valparaiso ended safely overnight. Valparaiso Police were called to a parking lot at Beech Street and Morgan Boulevard shortly after 9-o'clock on a report of a man harassing his estranged wife, parked across the street from...

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Population Declines,and Gains, in Lake County

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A new report illustrates population ups and downs in Lake County. According to estimates released today by the US Census Bureau and analyzed by the Indiana Business Research Center at IU's Kelley School of Business, Lake County communities account for...

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INDOT Limits Roadwork for Holiday Weekend

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The Indiana Department of Transportation says a roadwork moratorium begins around noon Friday, May 23rd until the morning hours of Tuesday, May 27th for the Memorial Day weekend. Wherever possible, road restrictions will be removed to ease traffic flow for...

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Frogger the Dog Rescued from Borman

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A week ago tdoay, our Region Traffic Reports told you about a dog running loose along the westbound Borman near Cline Avenue during the morning commute. Today, we report a happy ending, as the Times says two women, who didn't...

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Valparaiso Debates Fluoridation, New Panel Meets

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In Valparaiso, the city is debating the merits of adding fluoride to its water supply. A committee formed to evaluate whether or not to continue the practice held their first meeting Wednesday. Fluoridation is not required, but it started back...

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Federal Official to Keynote Community Mtg in Gary

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Brenda Girton-Mitchell, the U.S. Education Department’s Director of the Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will give the keynote address at a community engagement meeting this evening at IU Northwest in Gary [5:30 p.m. CT Thursday, May 22] The...

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EC Couple in Court on Bank Robbery Charges

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An East Chicago couple indicted in connection with what authorities described as a "takeover-style" armed bank robbery in East Chicago several weeks ago appeared in Hammond Federal Court Wednesday. The FBI says Jeremiah Ellis and Ashley Patterson [photos/provided] were arrested...

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Departure Ceremony for Rolling Thunder Ride

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This morning (Thu May 22), Governor Mike Pence is offering remarks at the departure ceremony for the Rolling Thunder Indiana Chapter One’s 15th Annual Ride to the Wall in Washington, D.C. The trip pays tribute to fallen American heroes of...

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Applications Sought for First Veterans Build Partner Family

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The Northwest Indiana Veterans Action Council and Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana are seeking applications from those in Lake County either in active military service, a veteran or a surviving spouse of a fallen veteran, to build a house...

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GNIAR: April Homes Sales in Region Up 2.8%

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Single family home sales in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper and Newton counties combined in April rose two-point-eight percent from the previous month, but fell ten-point-three percent from April 2013 to April 2014. The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors reports...

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Man Who Led Portage PD on Pursuit Questioned by FBI

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The FBI is talking with a 34 year old Wisconsin man charged with numerous felonies after leading Portage Police on a pursuit late Tuesday morning, which injured officers and damaged multiple squad cars. The Times...

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