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School Accountability Hearing in Hammond

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In Hammond, the school board hosted a public hearing on school accountability Thursday night. Many parents voiced disapproval over the removal of principals at five schools. Several schools in the district received D's or F's in overall performance based on the...

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Indiana House Approves Teen Tan Ban

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A new teen tan ban in Indiana awaits the Governor's signature. The Indiana House has voted 69-to-23 to approve a measure that prevents children under the age of 16 from using tanning salons. Senate Bill 50, authored by Republican Indianapolis...

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Experts: Winter in No Hurry to Leave

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Winter on the Wabash: Forecasters say winter weather will keep its grip on Indiana until at least late March. (Purdue Agricultural Communication photo/Keith Robinson)
Despite that brief sampling of mild weather about a week ago, it looks like winter isn't...

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Dangerous Driving Crackdown Begins

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An increased police presence on roadways in the Region and around the state, beginning today. More than 250 Indiana law enforcement agencies -- including locally Valparaiso, Michigan City, LaPorte County, LaPorte and Trail Creek -- will be part of a...

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Gun Crimes Bill Passes Indiana House

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A measure meant to give more jail time to people convicted of using a gun in a violent crime unanimously passed the Indiana House Thursday. Republican Indianapolis Senator Jim Merritt's bill would allow Indiana judges to...

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Gary Launches Operation Pothole

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Potholes have taken over region roads but now Gary is launching a campaign to help residents stay on top.

According to the city's weekly e-newsletter, last week alone, General Services has filled more than 25-hundred potholes.  To stay current on...

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Two More of Michigan City's Most Wanted Arrested

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Strike two more fugitives' names from the Michigan City Police Department's "Most Wanted List." The Department's Fugitive Apprehension Street Team--or FAST--announced on Thursday the 317th and 318th arrest made since the list was created ten years ago.
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Attempt to Boost Indiana's Minimum Wage Turned Down

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On a 33 to 15 vote Thursday, the Republican House rejected a Senate Democratic bid to boost Indiana's minimum wage by requiring matching cuts to Indiana's corporate income tax rate.
According to the Times, Republican State Senator Mark Stoops of...

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Deer Harvest down in 2013 but still a Top 10 Season

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Hunters harvested fewer deer in the 2013 season than in each of the previous five seasons. That might be sobering news to some deer hunters, but it wasn’t unexpected.
“Going into the year, I knew it was going to be...

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MC Police Stepping Up Patrols for Operation Blitz

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Police in Michigan City will be stepping up patrols over the next three weeks as the police department will be participating in Operation Pullover Blitz.
According to a press release, the program puts more officers on the streets who will...

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Crash takes the Life of Dyer Woman near Crete, Il

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Police continue to investigate a two vehicle crash that killed a Dyer Woman in the Crete area early Thursday morning.
Published reports say about 5:40 a.m., 29 year-old Sarah Sanaghan was westbound on Burville Road and had stopped at the...

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Authorities Continue to Investigate Woman's Death

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Authorities continue to try to determine the circumstances surrounding the death of an unidentified woman, who appears to have been middle-aged, found in a reportedly vacant home in the Midtown section of the city Wednesday morning. The Lake County Coroners...

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Crown Point Police to Host 'Coffee with a Cop'

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The Crown Point Police Department will be hosting “Coffee with a Cop” from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m at the Crown Point Civic Center, located at 101 South East St on March 18, 2014. “This will be a great opportunity for...

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Tim Wilson, 'Bob and Tom' Comedian, 1961-2014

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Tim Wilson [Photo credit/Jim Minteer]
Fans of the nationally-syndicated Indianapolis-based Bob & Tom Show, heard on Radio One Communications radio station X-Rock 103.9 (103.9 FM) were saddened by news today that a regular guest on the show, comedian Tim Wilson,...

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Porter Health Names New CEO

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The Board of Directors of Porter Health Care System today announced Stephen Lunn as their new CEO effective March 24. Since 2011, Lunn has served as CEO of Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Illinois. It was announced...

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East Chicago Warming Shelter

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The City of East Chicago Emergency Management Agency has announced that due to the extreme cold Heritage Hall Community Center at 4506 Tod Avenue will be a designated warming shelter again today (Thursday, February 27, 2014) from 4:00 pm to...

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Oil Fire Doused at Port of Indiana

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Shortly after 5 am today (Thursday Feb 27), the Portage Fire Department says crews were dispatched to a large fire in an oil pit at the Feralloy Corporation at 600 George Nelson Drive in the Port of Indiana. Portage Fire Division...

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Detectives Seek Help in Identifying Woman

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The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman who they say may have been related to or a friend of convicted murderer John Davis Smith. Investigators...

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Purdue Cal, North Central Talking Merger

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Chancellors from Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central Wednesday announced they are preparing a plan to merge administrations, including eventually having one chancellor, while maintaining the campuses in Hammond and Westville, which are about 35 miles apart.  Open forums were...

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Solution Sought to Preserve Senior Service

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Local government leaders and health care providers are working to see what can be done to find funding and help elderly and handicapped residents who rely on transportation services provided by the LaPorte County Council on Aging, The Times reports...

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