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Tracks at 45th and White Oak in Munster Reopen at Midnight

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Munster Police are advising residents that the railroad tracks at 45 th and White Oak will reopened at midnight Wednesday, May 7th. Canadian National Railroad closed the at-grade crossing at White Oak and 45 th for track improvements. Motorists are...

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Ind Medicaid to Stop Paying for Early, Elective Childbirths

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Indiana's Family and Social Services Administration announced Monday that starting this summer, the state's Medicaid program will no longer pay for early, elective childbirths as part of a statewide effort to improve the state's infant mortality rate. The new policy...

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Truck Fire on Interstate 65

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Crews responded to a truck fire on southbound Interstate 65 just north of the US 30 exit in Merrillville this morning.  The scene was mostly cleared by about 9 am CDT. [Photo/Indiana Department of Transportation - Traffic Management TrafficWise]...

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Ind Natl Guard Welcomes New Helicopters in Gary

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The Indiana National Guard welcomed two new UH-72 Lakota helicopters at the Limited Army Aviation Support Facility in Gary Monday. The Lakota is a light utility helicopter with improved communications, enhanced image transmission and increased troop carrying capacity compared to...

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Raising Funds in the Region on Natl Day of Giving

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The National Day of Giving, Tuesday May 6th, is a nationwide day of opportunity to support local non-profit organizations in the Region.   The Porter County Community Foundation is joining community foundations across the country in a national day of community...

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Decision on Prayer Could Reopen Local Debate

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The US Supreme Court decision allowing prayers at town board meetings is expected to reopen Region debate. Justices ruled 5-to-4 that prayer in legislative chambers that prayer in legislative chambers is not a significant curtailment of anyone's religious freedom and...

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Six Hurt in Hegewisch Crash

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Five students at Hammond Bishop Noll were among six people hurt in a three-car crash in Hegewisch. Chicago Police say the car carrying the five teens was hit by another car that first struck a trailer being pulled by a...

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Local Give Day Underway to Help Nonprofits

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The Porter County Community Foundation is joining community foundations across the country in a national day of local giving Tuesday May 6. Give Local Porter County is a 24-hour online event where the money raised will benefit a wide array...

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Primary Election Day in Indiana

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It's primary election day in Indiana. Polls are open from 6 am to 6 pm. Many candidates are unopposed as they seek to represent their party this fall, but there are some contested races, including Lake County Sheriff and Porter...

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Baby Gates Not As Safe As You Think

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Those baby gates - meant to protect little ones - may not be as safe as parents think. ABC News reports those baby gates parents put in doorways or at the tops of stairs are sending about two thousand kids...

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Coats Urges Debate on Proposals for Economic Growth

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Indiana US Senator Dan Coats, the senior Republican on the Joint Economic Committee, spoke today on the Senate floor about the lack of economic opportunities for many Americans and called on the Senate to debate proposals that would encourage economic...

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Fallen National Guard Member to Be Honored

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A ceremony will be held in East Chicago Saturday morning at 11am to honor a 22 year old member of the National Guard 713 Engineer Company who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect others...

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Intoxicated Man Drives Vehicle Into Moving Train

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A Michigan City man who drove his SUV into a moving train on Sunday morning in Michigan City has been charged with operating while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident. The Times reports 38 year old Jose Jenkins...

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Hoosier Lottery Prize Payment Offices Closed Election Day

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Officials with the Hoosier Lottery want to remind folks that due to election day tomorrow their prize payment offices will be closed. Lottery officials report lottery drawings will still occur at their regular times, but no other business will be...

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Man Charged with Muder in EC Weekend Shooting Death

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A 21 year old East Chicago man has been arrested in the shooting death of a 20 year old man that took place early Saturday afternoon in the 39-hundred block of Elm Street. East Chicago Police report Christopher Gordon is...

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Campers at DNR Properties Remember Firewood Rules

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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is reminding Hoosiers that with the arrival of camping season, visitors to DNR properties should brush up on their firewood rule. Assistant Director for Stewardship for Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs, Ginger Murphy, told...

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SCOTUS Rules to Allow Prayers at Town Council Meetings

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The Supreme Court says prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the First Amendment ... even if they stress Christianity. In a 5 to 4 decision today, the court ruled that the content of the prayers isn't critical...

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Proposed IN Newtork of Knowledge Raising Privacy Concerns

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Plans to create a student database filled with every Indiana student's academic track record and eventual job history is raising privacy concerns. ABC News reports the Indiana "Network of Knowledge" will track students from elementary school through college and into...

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LaPorte Teens Apprehended After Robbery Attempt

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Two LaPorte teens were apprehended after an alleged robbery attempt at Little Caesar's Sunday night. LaPorte Police report they responded to the 24-hundred block of Monroe Street just after 10pm. Police report an employee told officers he had just locked...

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Northwest Indiana MERS Patient Recovering

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Representatives from Community Hospital in Munster, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Indiana Department of Health held a joint news conference with Indiana Governor Mike Pence this morning to update the public concerning the patient confirmed to have the...

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