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Planners Move Ahead on Bikes-on-Trains Study

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Bikes on board? Region planners are seeking proposals for a feasibility study on letting riders take their bicycles on South Shore trains. Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission [NIRPC] says the study represents a collaborative effort between NIRPC, Northern Indiana Commuter...

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Who Saw Snow This Morning

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On this May 16th, 2014, the National Weather Service in Chicago says "incredibly late season snowfall" was observed this morning in areas just outside the western Chicagoland metro area, including Crystal Lake, Mundelein and Streamwood.  It's still unseasonably cold here...

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Purdue Cal Gets Grant to Help Steel Industry

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In Hammond, Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation has received a 480-thousand dollar federal grant to launch a consortium intended to benefit the United States steel industry. The consortium look for ways to improve efficiency, lower...

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Text-to-911 Takes Effect in Indiana

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Customers of Verizon Wireless can now send emergency texts to 911 emergency dispatchers in about a third of Indiana's counties. The executive director of the statewide 911 board says T-Mobile, Sprint and A-T-and-T are expected to be providing text-to-911 in...

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More Pothole Work Ahead in the Region

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With a major pothole patching project already underway on Cline Avenue in Lake County, the Indiana Department of Transportation is planning a repair 'blitz' for the Region to fix roads that got some of the worst of this year's extreme...

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Armed Robbery in Merrillville

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In Merrillville, police continue to investigate an armed robbery not far from a gas station. Today's Times reports a person was walking to the Speedway on US 30 near Whitcomb around 9-o'clock Wednesday night when the individual was held up...

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Valparaiso Schools Name New Superintendent

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The Valparaiso Schools have a new superintendent. The school board announced Thursday Dr. E. Ric Frataccia will begin his new job July first, replacing Mike Berta, who's retiring. Frataccia announced earlier in the year he would be resigning at the...

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Power Out in Downtown South Bend

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Indiana Michigan Power company officials say an underground fire late Thursday night is the reason power's out in downtown South Bend today, and some of the eight-hundred customers affected may not get electricity back until Sunday evening. The grid was...

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219: Whiting Paints The Town Pink

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The City of Whiting is teaming up this month to battle Breast Cancer with it's 4 th Annual Paint The Town Pink. Co-chair Stephanie Madison says last year's event raised $10,000 for the Cancer Resource Centre In Munster. A full...

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National Anthem Girl Coming to Sing in the Region

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A new act just announced is coming to this year's South Shore Airshow and will officially begin festivities but it does not leave the ground.  Yet, according to her website she is the first person to ever attempt it. "She"...

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PCSAC: Number One Problem in Porter Co is Alcohol

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Registration is underway for a free, community-wide event later this month to explore the issues of around underage drinking and heroin use/abuse. Beatrice Owen, Director of the Porter County Substance Abuse Council, told the Region News Team during a recent...

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Mental Health Challenges More Common Than We Think

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May is National Health Awareness Month and the state head of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, wants Hoosiers to know how prevalent mental illness is.  
Joshua Sprunger, executive director of NAMI Indiana, says while one in 17 Hoosiers...

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Men Arrested After Guns, Drugs Recovered in Dolton Home

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Two men face armed violence and multiple drug charges after being arrested during the execution of a search warrant at home in Dolton, Illinois. The Cook County Sheriff's Office reports, just before...

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Burger Wars Begin to Pick Best Burger in Porter County

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A bracket-style contest to crown the best burgers in Porter County begins tomorrow. The contest is an initiative of Indiana Dunes Tourism and the Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission and was designed to highlight the fact there are so many...

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Rail Crossing in Griffith at S. Colfax to Reopen on 5/16

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The railroad crossing at South Colfax Avenue in Griffith will reopen to traffic by 5am tomorrow morning, according to an announcement today by officials with the Town of Griffith. The crossing, which has been closed since April 28 th for...

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New Research to Help Parents of Adolescent Teens

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Parents have known for years what new research has recently revealed, teens' brains differ from those of adults.  As a result, behavioral experts can help parents guide their children through what is often a difficult time in their lives.
 
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Funeral Service Announced for Valpo Man Killed in Crash

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Funeral services have been scheduled for a 68 year old Valparaiso man killed in a head-on crash Tuesday evening. Porter County Sheriff's Police report Glenn Jennings was pronounced dead at the scene after his...

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Arrest Warrant Issued for Man Who Stole from the Dead

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Police in Crown Point have filed conversion charges against a 23 year old Wheatfield man accused of stealing a diamond ring from the deceased's hands during a funeral service at Burns Funeral Home. Police report funeral home staff notified the...

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FCC Promises Will Keep Open Internet

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The FCC voted to debate new rules that could change the speed we get some content on the Internet. That means some companies could pay to get priority fast lines to your computer or smart phone. ABC News reports that...

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Schererville PD Investigating Armed Robbery

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In Schererville, police are investigating after an alleged armed robbery that occurred just after 11am this morning. Police say the manager of the Quickest Trip Mart, in the 51-hundred block of Pine Island Drive in Crown Point, reported a black...

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