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Region Employee's Concern Rescues Missing Baby

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An observant Munster Convenience store employee who called police after her shift results in the arrest of a Milwaukee woman on the run with a reported missing infant.
The Times is reporting that upon finishing her shift at the Marathon...

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Fire Destroys Contents of Washington Township Home

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Fire officials are trying to determine the cause of a residential fire that broke out Friday afternoon at a modular home in Washington Township, just south of the Porter County Regonal Airport.
The first call...

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Roving DUI Patrols/Sobriety Checkpoints on Monday

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Numerous law enforcement agencies in northwest Indiana will be conducting roving DUI patrols and sobriety checkpoints on Monday, St. Patrick's Day, in conjunction with the statewide Operation Pull Over Blitz, which began February 28 th and continues through March 23 ...

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Two Men Charged with Incidents of Gunfire in Michigan City

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ABOVE: Eric Cooper. BELOW: Marques Cooper.)
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Two brothers were arrested this morning without incident by authorities in Michigan City regarding incidents of gunfire within the city. Michigan City Police report during the course of...

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Faulty Air Bags Now Issue in GM Cars Subject to Recall

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An auto safety group says hundreds of deaths may have been caused by faulty air bags in some of the same GM cars now subject to a recall for an ignition switch defect. ABC News reports when airbags failed to...

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Traffic Safety Checkpoint in Ford Heights

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The Cook County Sheriff's Office reports they will be conducting a roadside safety checkpoint tonight in Ford Heights. Sheriff Thomas Dart says officers at the checkpoint will ensure drivers are complying with Illinois driver's license and registration requirements as well...

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Crash SB I-65 Backing up traffic EB Borman

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An accident on the inside wall of southbound I-65 just before the Ridge Road Exit is backing up all southbound lanes of I-65 as well as the eastbound I-80/94 and the southbound I-65 connector ramp from eastbound I-80/94.

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Costco Announces Big Recall of Freeze Dried Fruit

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Costco is announcing a big recall of freeze dried fruit. ABC News reports no one was sickened, but the some questionable test results lead to the recall.
Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit packets are being recalled because they could potentially...

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Bronze Star Awarded to Carmel Vietnam War Veteran

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A Vietnam War veteran from Carmel was presented today with the Bronze Star Medal during a special ceremony with his family in Indianapolis. Indiana US Senator Joe Donnelly says Michael Hodgson had contacted his...

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LaPorte Neighborhood Watch Meeting Dates Changed

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The LaPorte Neighborhood Watch Association announced today that they have moved their monthly meeting dates to the first Thursday of each month. The meetings take place at 7pm, at the LaPorte Police Department, in the 12-hundred block of Michigan Avenue...

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Michigan City PD Conducting Homicide Investigation

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Police in Michigan City announced today they are conducting a homicide investigation after an individual was found deceased within a residence during a welfare check in the 600 block of County Line Road. Police report at approximately 6:30am, a male...

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Valpo PD Investigating Armed Home Invasion

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In Valparaiso, police are investigating an armed home invasion that took place this morning in the 22-hundred block of Walker Drive. Valparaiso Police report the victims informed officers an armed masked individual entered the residence through an open garage door...

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Bank Robbery in Merrillville

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In Merrillville, police and the FBI are investigating a bank robbery. Units responded shortly before 2 pm Thursday to Fifth Third Bank in the 67-hundred block of Broadway. Police say the suspect entered the bank, approached a teller about opening...

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RV Components Supplier Expands Again

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Lippert Components, Inc., a subsidiary of Drew Industries Incorporated, announced plans Thursday to expand its operations in South Bend, creating up to 200 new jobs by 2019. The Elkhart County-based company, a  supplier of components for recreational vehicles, manufactured homes...

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Happy Birthday Frank Borman

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Frank Borman, retired NASA astronaut and former Eastern Airlines CEO, was born in Gary on March 14, 1928. Borman was the Commander of Apollo 8, which carried the first team of American astronauts to circle the Moon, along with crew...

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Water Main Break in Valparaiso

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Crews are repairing a water main break in Valparaiso this morning.  City Utilities officials say the intersection of Cumberland Drive and Wall Street is restricted with work taking place along Wall Street until possibly early this afternoon.  Motorists are advised...

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Winter Shutoff Moratorium Ends March 15

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Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) is reminding customers of available assistance programs, payment arrangements and energy efficiency programs to help customers with utility bills, as the state’s winter moratorium ends March 15 for customers enrolled in the Low Income...

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Lawmakers Approve Pilot Pre-K Program

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[State Representative Shelli VanDenburgh]
For the first time in state history, Indiana has designated state funds for pre-kindergarten education. House Bill 1004, co-authored by Crown Point Democratic State Representative Shelli VanDenburgh, will establish an early-learning pilot program in five counties...

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Crown Point's St. Patty's Day Celebration Now In Its 5th Year

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If you've been dealing with a case of cabin fever Crown Point has the perfect event to get you out of the house this St. Patrick's Day. Crown Point's Special Events Administrator Diana Bosse says the fun kicks off at...

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Shore Shore Bill Moves to Governor's Desk

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State lawmakers have sent a bill to the Governor's desk that would essentially send four-million dollars to the Region for extending the South Shore line south to Dyer. Senate Bill 367 closes a Lake County tax loophole, making those funds...

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