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Governor Signs Roads Bill in Valpo

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Following his keynote address at the Valparaiso University Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at Valparaiso University's Harre Union Thursday, the Governor conducted a signing ceremony for a 400-million dollar road funding bill. The Governor's office says those funds will be put...

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Federal Agents Visit Cal Twp Trustee's Office

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Agents from the FBI and IRS were at the Calumet Township Trustee's office Thursday, executing a federal search warrant. The visit was reportedly part of a joint investigation by those two agencies and the Indiana State Police. The warrant issued...

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Spill Estimate Grows, Lake Cleanup Continues

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Cleanup was continuing near an area of the Region's Lake Michigan shoreline where oil discharged from the BP Whiting Refinery MondayThe shoreline cleanup assessment team, made up of members from the US Coast Guard, EPA, and BP, is scheduled to...

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Bus Manufacturer Expanding in N Indiana

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A bus manufacturer is expanding its operations in Elkhart, a move that is expected to create up to 35 new jobs by 2017.  Founded in 1998 as TMC Group, Ameritrans produces and distributes an exclusive line of mid-size and specialty...

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Bill Powering Down Energy Program Becomes Law

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence says he could neither sign nor veto a measure that pulls the plug on a state-managed energy efficiency program, and that means Senate Enrolled Act 340, which ends the Energizing Indiana program, becomes law without his...

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New Findings by CDC Points to Higher Incidence of Autism

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New findings released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention point to a higher incidence of autism. ABC News reports the figures are likely to raise as many questions as they answer.
The CDC says that one in 68...

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Gary Man Captured After Raid

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A 33 year old Gary Man is in custody after leading police on a pursuit and crashing his vehicle. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports officers executed a search warrant today in...

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Griffith Police Investigating Shooting

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Police in Griffith are investigating a shooting. Police report at approximately 2:30 this morning, officers were notified that a gunshot victim was being transported in a vehicle within the town limits. Officers located the vehicle, and identified the victim, who...

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BP Estimates 15 to 39 Barrels of Oil Recovered from Lake

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BP has updated their previous estimate of recovered oil following Monday's discharge into Lake Michigan. The company this afternoon announced a preliminary estimate of between 15-to-39 barrels of oil recovered, which includes oil collected by vacuum trucks and absorbent booms,...

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Charbonneau Pleased with Commitment to Road Projects

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STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2014) – “I am pleased the Indiana General Assembly worked together to further develop a transportation plan allowing up to $400 million in previously set-aside funds to be used to improve our state’s highway infrastructure.”
“The financial...

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Pence Signs Road Funding Bill Into Law in Valpo

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Indianapolis—Today in Valparaiso, Governor Mike Pence signed into law a road funding bill that will invest up to another $400 million dollars for next generation highway expansion. The funds will be put to use on projects immediately, creating new jobs...

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Rollover Off I-65 After Police Pursuit

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Details are not yet available on a pursuit that ended when a vehicle rolled over in a grassy area off of southbound I-65 near 61 st Avenue this morning. Lake County Sheriffs Police say information would be released later today....

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Governor Signs South Shore Bill

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today announced he has put his signature to legislation bringing the Region closer to expanding the South Shore line to the south. Senate Enrolled Act 367 closes a Lake County tax loophole, in turn making four-million...

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Man Run Over by Car, Killed

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In Gary Wednesday night, police say a 69-year-old man was run over by a rental car he thought he had put into park, but it was actually in reverse. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corporal Gabrielle King says at about...

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Bill Signing Ceremony in Valparaiso

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence is signing two high-profile bills today, and one of those signing ceremonies is in the Region. The first was at DayStar Childcare Ministry in Indy this morning for House Enrolled Act 10-04, which provides the first-ever...

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Rollover Accident on I-65 near 61st Ave

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840 am CDT -- Rollover accident along southbound I-65 near 61st Avenue.  Numerous police on the scene....

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Two Dead in Crash

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Gary Police say two people are dead after a fiery crash on 5th Avenue/ US 12-20 at Calhoun Street early this morning. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corporal Gabrielle King says officers were dispatched at approximately 5am, and upon their...

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Fatal Crash in Gary

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Police and fire are at the scene of what is reportedly a fatal crash in Gary this morning.  The crash is at 5th Avenue and Calhoun.  No other details are available at this hour....

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Man Dead After Crash in Stolen Car

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A Gary man is dead after police say the stolen car he was driving crashed and burst into flames shortly after 11:30 Wednesday morning. Indiana State Police say the man, identified as 26-year-old Nicholas Moore, was pronounced dead at an...

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Illinois Homeowners Getting Illiana Letters

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Appraisals are apparently about to begin for land in the possible right-of-way for the proposed Illiana Expressway. Today's Times reports home and landowners on the Illinois side of what would be an east-west tollway have started to get letters from...

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