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Bank Robbers Flee, Fire Shots at Officers

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The FBI says a reward is being offered as authorities investigate a bank robbery in East Chicago shortly after 11-o'clock Saturday morning. East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker says a man and a woman armed with handguns entered the First...

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Homicide in Robertsdale

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In Hammond, police continue to investigate after detectives say a man is believed to have fatally shot his wife then turned the gun on himself at their home in the Robertsdale section of the city Saturday night. At last word,...

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Accident Blocking 109th Near Crown Point

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630am: In Lake County this morning, near Crown Point, an accident is blocking 109th just east of Interstate 65.  The affected area of 109th Avenue is between Maine Drive (Stonegate Commons) and Iowa Street....

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ND Baseball Game at US Steel Yard Postponed

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Tonight's University of Notre Dame verses Wake Forest college baseball game at the US Steel Yard has been postponed due to cold temperatures on the south shore. Officials report the game will be made up as part of a double-header...

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Applications Available for Mr. and Miss Math/Science Award

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence is looking to recognize two outstanding high school seniors this spring for their exemplary performance in math and science. One male and one female student will be selected for the Indiana Mr. and Miss Math/Science honor,...

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MC PD Reports 120 Citations Issued During Pull Over Blitz

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In Michigan City, police report they stopped 157 vehicles and officers wrote 120 citations as part of Operation Pull Over Blitz, a traffic enforcement campaign that began at the end of February and ended on March 23 rd . Police...

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February Unemployment at 6.1% in Indiana

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The unemployment rate for the Hoosier state in February fell two-tenths of a percent from January to six-point-one percent. Unemployment in February for Lake County was nine-percent, seven-point-five in Porter County and nine-point-four in LaPorte County.
But Indiana House Democratic...

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Traffic Restriction on LaPorte Ave in Valpo Starts Monday

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Motorists in Valparaiso will encounter traffic restrictions starting Monday morning at the intersection of Harmel Drive and LaPorte Avenue. Officials report traffic signals upgrades, along with pedestrian crossing improvements, will require the westbound lane of LaPorte Avenue to be temporarily...

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IL Man Arrested in Valpo for Identity Deception

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A 34 year old Hazel Crest, Illinois man is in custody in Porter County for trying to purchase a vehicle using someone else's identity. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports a dealership in Fort Wayne contacted authorities on March 14 ...

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Lansing Man Dies After Motor Vehicle Accident

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A Lansing, Illinois man was pronounced dead late Friday night at Munster Community Hospital as the result of a motor vehicle accident. The Lake County Coroner's Office reports 39 year old Troy Hartog was pronounced at 11:16pm. Hartog sustained an...

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Info On Where Beef Comes From to Remain on Labels

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Shoppers who want to buy US beef will continue to get information they need on beef labels. ABC News reports a federal appeals court is allowing meat labels that spell out where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The...

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WX Conditions Limit Cleanup Operations Near BP Refinery

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Weather conditions and safety concerns prohibited a planned submerged oil survey today near the BP Whiting Refinery, the site of Monday's oil discharge. The US Coast Guard reports high winds and waves created unsafe conditions for personnel and made taking...

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Crash Causes Backups on NB I-65 at WB I-80/94

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Stop and go traffic, with delays of up to five-minute are being reported as the result of a crash on northbound I-65, which is partially blocking the ramp to westbound I-80/94. Tipsters...

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NICTD Takes Next Step in South Shore Expansion

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Trustees with the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District today unanimously approved hiring a Los Angeles company to develop a draft environmental impact study regarding the proposed South Shore expansion into south Lake County. The Times reports the study will examine...

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IL Health Officials Report Salmonella from Mexican Cheese

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Illinois health officials are trying to find the source of a Mexican-style cheese that has resulted in about 100 cases of salmonella in the state. Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, with the Illinois Department of Public Health, says the cheese comes wrapped...

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South Haven EMS Partnering with Porter Health System

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The South Haven Fire Department has announced a new partnership with Porter Health System. The fire department's EMS division began the new partnership on March 20 th and report they are excited to have the new and innovative Advanced Life...

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Merrillville Restaurant Damaged by Fire

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The cause of a fire this morning at a Merrillville eatery continues. The Taste of India, located in the 700 block of East 81...

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Investigation Continues into Home Burglary in Lake Eliza

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An investigation continues regarding a residential burglary in the Lake Eliza area this morning. Porter County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Sgt. Larry LaFlower told the Region News Team the break-in occurred in the area of County Road 600 West, south...

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NE Indiana Authorities Seek Help in Locating Stolen Pickup

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Criminals often cross jurisdictional boundaries, which is why the Noble County Sheriff's Office, in northeast Indiana, is asking residents in northwest Indiana to keep their eyes open for a red 2002 Ford F-150 extended cab pickup truck, with the plate...

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Parts for Recalled GM Vehicles to Arrive in April

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The new executive in charge of safety at General Motors says parts will start arriving in a little more than a month - but it'll take all summer to fix the 1.6 million vehicles recalled because of faulty ignition switches....

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