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Valpo PD Invites Community to Join National Night Out

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Community members, neighborhood leaders and crime watch groups in Valparaiso are being called upon to participate in the 31st Annual National Night Out to be held on Tuesday, August 5th, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.
Police Chief Michael Brickner is inviting...

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Shooting Total Now Over 80 in Chicago, 14 Dead

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A murder Sunday night in Chicago marked a violent end to a violent Fourth of July weekend in the Windy City. In addition to at least fourteen fatalities, authorities report more than eighty people shot and wounded. Father Michael Pfleger...

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Samardzija Will Miss All-Star Game

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Former Cub starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija got a victory in his first outing with the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Samardzija, a Valparaiso High School and Notre Dame grad, was traded from the Cubs to the A's over the holiday weekend. ...

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Work Safety in the Heat and Humidity

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With heat and humidity in high gear around the Region and the state, the Indiana Department of Labor is advising employers and employees to work together to prevent heat-related illnesses. State officials say three critical factors reduce the likelihood of...

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Police Continue to Investigate Fatal Crash

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Porter County Sheriffs Police continue to investigate a crash that claimed the life of a 66-year-old Valparaiso woman. Officers responded shortly after 9:30 Friday night to an accident at the intersection of US 30 and County Road 250 West. Police...

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Indiana Excise Police Make 14 Arrests in Gary

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Indiana State Excise Police officers cited one business and arrested 14 people on 26 charges in Gary this weekend. Excise officers say ten people were arrested on drug possession or dealing charges. Authorities also say they took one gun into...

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Crash on Interstate 94 in Porter County

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8:50 am CDT: It may be two to three more hours before a crash scene on Interstate 94 in Porter County is cleared.  Motorists are advised of delays on westbound I-94 due to a crash that has had the right...

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Study Ranks Indiana Beach Water Quality

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Indiana ranks 21 st out of a newly-released list of thirty states ranked on beach water quality. The National Resources Defense Council report called “Testing Our Waters” says thirteen-percent of samples exceeded the national Beach Action Value for designated beach...

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Gov Issues Statement on Officers Killed in Line of Duty

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence Sunday issued the following statement regarding three Indiana law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in the past week. The Governor will order flags lowered in each officer’s county of residence on the day...

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Gary Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

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Officials say three people were in custody Sunday night after a Gary Police officer was found fatally shot inside his patrol car. The Lake County Coroners office says Jeffrey Westerfield, whose 47th birthday was yesterday, was pronounced dead at the...

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Man's Body Recovered from Lake Maxinkuckee

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The body of a missing 27-year-old man has been recovered from Lake Maxinkuckee in Marshall County.   Indiana Conservation Officers with the help of Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and Culver Fire, Police, and EMS recovered the man in about 15 feet...

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Tornadoes Confirmed in La Porte, Starke Counties

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National Weather Service survey crews assessing storm damage in northwest Indiana Friday confirmed four additional tornadoes, these in LaPorte, Starke and Marshall Counties, bringing the total to fourteen across the northern part of the state. One in LaPorte County briefly...

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Reports: Cubs Trade Jeff Samardzija to Oakland A's

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Published reports this morning say two of the Cubs starting pitchers -- one of them Valparaiso High School grad Jeff Samardzija -- have been traded to the Oakland Athletics. In return for Samardzija and Jason Hammel, the Cubs will get...

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State Fire Marshal Urges Fireworks Safety

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INDIANAPOLIS - Fireworks and the Fourth of July may go hand-in-hand, but Hoosiers are being reminded to use common sense when celebrating this week. Consumer fireworks such as firecrackers, bottle rockets, and roman candles are legal in Indiana, but State...

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School Cafeteria Replaces ID Cards with Scans

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In Merrillville, student ID cards are being replaced by fingerprints in the school cafeteria. Each student in the Merrillviille Community School Corporation whose finger was scanned before school ended last month will put their right index finger on the scanner...

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Hammond Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

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Naturalization ceremonies were held across the country on the 4th of July, including the city of Hammond here in northwest Indiana. Fifty people were sworn in as U.S. citizens at Hammond's Wolf Lake Pavilion, with Federal Magistrate Judge Andrew Rodovich...

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County Looks at Hospital Fund Investment Options

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Officials in Porter County are moving forward on setting up a new private foundation to handle at least part of the 159-million dollars in proceeds from the sale of the former county hospital in 2007. After a unanimous vote this...

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Ten Tornadoes Confirmed in Northern Indiana

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The National Weather Service Northern Indiana Office sending out a tweet today saying due to the nature of Monday night's severe weather, they continue to survey damage from those storms. Today a team is scheduled to be out in LaPorte...

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Fourth of July Fireworks Around the Region

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A number of 4 th of July fireworks shows are happening this evening... among them, at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point, at the Pavilion at Wolf Lake in Hammond, Homestead Park in Highland, Festival Park in Hobart, Riverview...

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New Report Warns of Drowsy Drivers

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With millions of drivers on the road this holiday weekend, ABC News reports a new federal health study suggests quite a few may be drowsy. According to a new government study, one in 25 adults admits to have fallen asleep...

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