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Woman Injured in Downstate ATV Accident

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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is investigating a downstate Ripley County ATV accident that put a 50 year-old woman in the hospital.  According to the DNR, the Greenfield, Indiana woman apparently applied too much throttle going up an incline...

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South Suburban Homicide Suspect Apprehended

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A 25 year-old man wanted in connection with a south suburban homicide investigation has been found by police hiding in a trunk of a vehicle in Calumet City.  A press release says, the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and the...

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Charges Filed in Case of Couple Found Dead Last Fall

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An ongoing Lake County Sheriff's Department investigation of a retired region couple found dead in their rural Lowell home last fall, has resulted in murder charges.  According to a sheriff's department press release, Joyce and Clifford Snow of Lowell were...

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Valparaiso to Discuss State Road 49 Plan

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In Valparaiso tonight (Mon Apr 14), the city council is scheduled to hear a presentation on a resolution on adopting the State Road 49 Corridor Plan as part of the city's overall comprehensive plan. This particular stretch of State Road...

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Sen Coats Staff to Hold Local Mobile Office Hours

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Indiana US Senator Dan Coats wants to remind Hoosiers that a member of his staff will be visiting Chesterton and Michigan City tomorrow (Tuesday april 15) to meet with local residents and assist Hoosiers experiencing problems with a federal agency....

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Total Lunar Eclipse Visible in the US

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A real treat for Region stargazers tonight, if weather conditions permit... The first of two total lunar eclipses this year that will be visible from North America. The celestial show, produced by the moon entering the earth's shadow, will start...

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Hoosiers Rank 22nd on Tax Burden list

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A new study says Hoosiers shoulder the 22 nd highest tax burden in the country based on data from the 2011 fiscal year, before the 2013 General Assembly approved major tax cuts, including a repeal of the inheritance tax and...

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36 Shot, 4 Fatally, in Chicago Over the Weekend

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A deadly, violent weekend in Chicago. Authorities report as many as 36 people were shot from Friday afternoon through Sunday, four fatally. All the incidents occurred on the south side of the city. Reports say one of the victims was...

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Update: 'Vehicle of Interest' in Fatal Crash

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In Gary, police say they have a vehicle of interest in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 13-year-old boy and injured another teenager Saturday night. Gary Police Corporal Public Information Officer Gabrielle King says the two boys were walking on...

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Late Season Snowfall Expected

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Late season snowfall is expected later today in the Region. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Chicago say precipitation during the mid-to-late afternoon hours may initially start as rain, but a transition to snow is expected. There could be...

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Notre Dame Football Field Getting Artificial Turf

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Artificial turf is coming to Notre Dame stadium in time for the 2014 season. Installation of a FieldTurf surface will begin following Commencement the weekend of May 16th and is expected to be complete by mid-August. Notre Dame Vice President...

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Chicago to Sacramento Flight Diverted

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A Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Sacramento made an emergency landing in Omaha last night - after authorities say a man tried to open the plane's rear door. Another passenger tackled the man and held him down. ...

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Police Say Teen Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

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In Gary, police say a 13-year-old boy died after being struck in a hit-and-run crash in the 49-hundred block of Vermont Street. The Lake County Coroners office says Malik Herron died from blunt force trauma shortly before 9-o'clock Saturday night...

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Merrillville Police Investigate Fatal Crash

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Authorities say a Cedar Lake woman died early Saturday after a motor vehicle accident in the 95-hundred block of Colorado Street in Merrillville. The Lake County Coroners office says 24-year-old Melissa Barker suffered blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead...

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Hobart Mayor Against Detention Center

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The mayor of Hobart has announced he is against an immigration detention center. Mayor Brian Snedecor sent a letter last week to GEO Group stating his administration's opposition, a letter that was read out loud...

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Advanced Manufacturing Job Training Offered

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In Hammond, Purdue University Calumet’s College of Technology is introducing a training program to prepare individuals for jobs in advanced manufacturing.  The training program—Project AWAKE (Assisting Workforce by Advancing Knowledge for Employment)—will take place at Purdue Calumet and offer 21...

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Crown Point Special Meeting on S Shore Extension

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The Crown Point City Council has announced a special meeting has been scheduled for this Wednesday (April 16 , 7 pm) to discuss financing the proposed South Shore extension. Council members discussed the issue at their regular meeting last week...

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Gov Pence Leads Jobs Mission to Germany

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence, First Lady Karen Pence and state officials are scheduled to travel to Germany today (Saturday) on an economic development mission. The Governor's office says the trip is meant to bring jobs and investment to Indiana. This...

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SeaWorld Loses Federal Appeal

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SeaWorld has lost a federal court appeal in a case that followed the death of a trainer from northwest Indiana. In a 2-to-1 decision, the US Court of Appeals in Washington DC upheld a citation related to federal safety law...

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Porter County Property Tax Bills Mailed Out

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In Porter County, property tax bills are in the mail. They were sent out this week, marking the fifth year in a row they went out on time. Property taxes in Porter County are due May 12th and November 10th...

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