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Opposition to Planned Teardown of 10 Marktown Bldgs

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In East Chicago, residents have gone to the City Council to try and prevent several buildings in Marktown from being torn down. The ten properties in the north Lake County neighborhood have been purchased by BP. A spokesman for the...

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US Steel Reports $52M Net Income for 1st Qtr 2014

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Despite what the company itself described as “extreme weather-related issues,” US Steel reported 52-million dollars in net income for the first quarter of the year, helped in part by better commercial prices. The company said their flat-rolled segment, its biggest...

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RailCats Hosting Open Player Tryout April 30th

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The Gary SouthShore RailCats say they're hosting an Open Player Tryout Camp at U. S. Steel Yard on Wednesday, April 30th. Registration for the tryout will begin at 9:30 a.m. for position players and 12:00 noon for pitchers. All players...

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Coalition Created to Reduce Public Corruption

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has announced the creation of the Public Integrity Coalition, which he says has a long-term goal of reducing the number of public corruption cases. Zoeller says the coalition will train local government officials in Indiana...

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Sobriety Checkpoints Planned in Lake County

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The Lake County DUI Taskforce has announced they are planning a sobriety checkpoint in the Lake Station and Crown Point areas sometime this weekend. Official say drivers will be detained for about two minutes unless signs of impairment are visible....

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Gary Jet Center Honored by Boeing

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Boeing Company has named The Gary Jet Center a 2013 "Supplier of the Year" in the non-production category. The Gary Jet Center was selected as one of 15 companies as Supplier of the Year among more than eleven-thousand active Boeing...

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Valparaiso Considers Hatch Lake Development

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Valparaiso's Site Review Committee is looking at plans for a 135-lot planned unit development on the west side of the city, off of Joliet Road, near Shamrock Estates. The first phase of construction of new homes at the 87-acre site...

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Lowell Work Session on Water Options

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In Lowell, there's a work session this evening (7pm) to discuss water – specifically, new water source options in light of potential growth, especially as the south Lake County community considers annexing areas of land to the west of town....

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Chair'ish the Children Reception and Auction on Wed.

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All April long visitors at the Indiana Welcome Center were able to view a unqiue exhibit hosted by Prevent Child Abuse Lake County that celebrates children.  The exhibit titled, "Charish" the Children Art Project, held in conjuction with National Child...

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Pence to Speak at Holocaust Rememberance in Indy

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Governor Mike Pence is scheduled to address the audience at the the 16th Annual Holocaust Observance Wednesday morning in Indianapolis.  According to the governor's office, the obeservance will include a Names Reading Ceremony with Governor Pence expected to offer his...

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New Safety Risk Study of Fish Barrier Released

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A new study by the Coast Guard shows that commercial as well as recreational vessels traveling through Chicago's electric fish dispersal barrier are relatively safe if current operating rules are followed.  According to the Coast Guard's Research and Development Center,...

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VP Launches New PSA from 1 is 2 Many Campaign

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Vice President Joe Biden kicked off new public service announcements on Tuesday, featuring TV and movie celebrities talking on the subject of sexual assault.  According to the White House, the PSA is part of the "1 is 2 Many" campaign...

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Family-Friendly Event to be held in CP this Weekend

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If you missed out on Arbor Day events with your family last Friday, you have another chance to celebrate it this weekend in Crown Point.  Mayor Uran's Kids and Kites and Arbor Day event will take place starting 11 am...

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Kouts Weather Siren Update

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One weather siren is operable again in Kouts but another still needs repairs.  Russell Shirely, Porter County, Directior of Emergency Management told the Region News Team,
"The siren at the wastewater treatment plant is fixed and the siren at the...

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Modular Home Falls off Trailer onto Westbound I-94

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Modular Home Falls off Trailer ontoWestbound I-94
Traffic on westbound I-94 near the State Rd. 49/Chesterton eXIT IS still backing up due to an modular home that broke free of its trailer falling onto and blocking two right lanes of the interstate.  Indiana State Police report at...

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Community Healthcare System Offers New Curriculum

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To meet anticipated current and future demand in the clinical laboratory industry, Community Healthcare System announces a new program to educate students in the Medical Laboratory Science field.   John Gorski, Chief Operating Officer for Community Healthcare says that due to...

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Westbound I-94 Backed up from Earlier Accident

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As of 1:54pm CDT. INDOT is reporting that the right lane westbound I-94 is closed near State Rd. 49/Chesterton Exit for crash clean up.  Earlier this morning, a single-wide mobile home reportedly came off its wheels that later backed up...

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All Lanes Westbound I-94 Closed Near Exit 26

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The Indiana Department of Transportation is reporting that all lanes of westbound Interstate 94 are closed near State Road 49 due to clean up of a spilled load from an earlier accident.  Traffic tipsters are reporting traffic on westbound I-94...

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Lowe's Donates Lawn Care Items to ISP Lowell Post

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(Photo Courtesy of the Indiana State Police Lowell Post.
Front-left to right-Jane from Lowes Home Improvement,
Evelyn Snipes and Cheryl Hill-Secretaries at ISP Lowell
Back-Left to right-1st Sgt Weems, Sgt. Terry Gose,
Gerald Farmer-ISP Custodian.)
Indiana State Police Lowell Post...

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BBB Reiterating Computer Users Not Use Internet Explorer

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The Better Business Bureau of Northwest Indiana is asking northwest Indiana residents to use a different browser on your computer after Microsoft this weekend announced the Internet Explorer browser can allow a “remote, unauthorized attack” on a user's computer.
Meanwhile...

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