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IU to Study Antiplaque Chewing Gum for Soldiers

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Indiana University is beginning a clinical study of antiplaque chewing gum for the US Army. The IU Oral Health Research Institute at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has begun a yearlong one-point-two million-dollar study for the military on...

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Funeral Services Held for Purdue Student Killed

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Purdue students traveled to West Bend, Wisconsin, to attend funeral services for 21-year-old Andrew Boldt, who was fatally shot inside the electrical engineering building on the West Lafayette campus of Purdue University last week. A fellow engineering student and teaching...

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Region STOP Team Makes Arrest on Most Wanted List

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The Region STOP Team has announced the arrest of an individual considered one of Lake County's Ten Most Wanted. East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker says 40-year-old Joe Randolph Hopkins of Gary had an outstanding arrest warrant on file for...

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NB Indianapolis Blvd Closed at Hammond Border

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904 am CST: Highland Police are reporting that northbound Indianapolis Boulevard at the Highland/Hammond border is closed due to numerous accidents in Hammond. "Roads all over are ice covered and extremely slick," the advisory said. Motorists are asked to please...

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Fatal House Fire Near DeMotte

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Authorities continue to investigate the cause of a fatal house fire near DeMotte overnight. Jasper County Coroner Andy Boersma told the Region News Team this morning one person was pronounced dead at the scene from smoke inhalation. That person's name...

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Amended Marriage Amendment Heads to Senate

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The Indiana House has voted 57-40 to send their amended marriage amendment to the state Senate. House Joint Resolution 3 would place a constitutional ban on gay marriage in the state, but because of a change made Monday, if it's...

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Backups Worsening on Borman Both Directions

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7:10am CST: Backups are worsening on the Borman Expressway this morning.  INDOT reports the right four lanes are shut down near the Illinois state line due to an earlier crash near the 0.2 mile marker near Calumet Avenue. On the...

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Clearing the Air Around Hospital Ambulance Bays

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A trio of Lake County hospitals will share a $52,500 dollar grant to help clear the air around hospital ambulance bays. The funds provided through a BP Cleaner Air Through Diesel Emission Reductions Program in conjunction with a consortium of...

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Big Delays on Westbound Borman in Hammond

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630a - INDOT reports the right three lanes are closed on westbound Interstate 80/94 (Borman Expressway) near the Illinois state line due to a crash. Motorists are advised to expect delays as you travel westbound on I-8/94 near mile 0.2. ...

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Valpo Mayor Delivers 2014 State of the City Address

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Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas delivers 2014 State of the City Address


Despite the bitter cold, hundreds turned out to hear Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas annual State of the City address given Tuesday afternoon during the Valpo Chamber's Annual Meeting at...

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Tips to Protect Your Identity This Tax Season

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Identity theft criminals steal both money and a sense of security from their victims, and they are growing in numbers. In 2012, they stole more than $24.7 billion from the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Victims of...

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Fundraiser Wednesday for New Lake County Therapy Dog

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A new “deputy” was recently added to the Lake County Sheriff's Department staff. Buddy is a six-month old Labrador Retriever mix donated by Sheriff John Buncich and is a partnership with the...

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LaPorte PD Seek Help to Locate Wanted Man

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Police in LaPorte are seeking the public's help in locating a 34 year old man wanted on a warrant for felony battery. LaPorte Police describe Jamie Hough as a white male, 6'1”, weighing...

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IN House Passes Measure to Ban Marriage Equality

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The Indiana House today passed House Joint Resolution 3, a measure that seeks to place a ban on marriage equality in the Indiana Constitution. House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, of Michigan City, called the legislation completely unnecessary and says legislators...

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Train Service from S. Bend to MC to Resume Wednesday

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NICTD today announced that starting tomorrow they plan to resume regular weekday train service between South Bend and Michigan City. The South Shore has been busing passengers since Monday, due to the frigid temperatures.
Meanwhile, officials report that until temperatures...

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LaPorte Boy Shot in the Eye with a BB Gun

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A ten-year old LaPorte boy had to undergo eye surgery after being shot in the eye on Monday with a BB gun. LaPorte Police report the child's mother informed officers her son and two friends were in her son's room...

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Munster Residents/Businesses Reminded to Remove Snow

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Residents and businesses in Munster today are being reminded about removing snow from sidewalks. Munster Police report snow must be removed from the sidewalk area at least 24 hours after the last snowfall and failure to remove the snow will...

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Retired Army Veteran Appointed MC HR Executive Director

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A decorated, retired military veteran has been appointed to become the new Executive Director of the Michigan City Human Rights Department. Mayor Ron Meer told the Region News Team they had a...

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Crews Battle Two-Alarm Fire in Portage

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Just before 7:30 this morning, firefighters battled below-zero wind chills at a two-alarm house fire on the far east side of Portage. Firefighters were dispatched to a residential fire with flames coming through the window on State Road 149...

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Woman Airlifted from I-94

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Indiana State Police District 13 in Lowell reports a LaPorte woman was airlifted from Interstate 94 after a vehicle she was riding in went out of control and rolled over at least four times.  Preliminary investigation by Sergeant Jack Clute revealed that...

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