To determine if a child is eligible for a Head Start Scholarship, parents should bring the following documentation to the December 17th information session: child’s birth certificate and immunization records, medical insurance card and the parent’s or caregiver’s proof of income (last two check stubs and W-2 or 1040) or unemployment documentation....
In Highland, police have announced snow route parking restrictions are in effect. Police ask that you please remove vehicles from the street if you are on a snow route so plows can clear the streets. Police report you could face ticketing and towing if parked on a snow route. ...
First District Congressman Pete Visclosky announced on Friday that he will be holding 19 town forums in January. Visclosky hosts the forums each year to give constituents an opportunity to ask questions and to provide an update on the issues facing the region and the country. The first meetings are scheduled to begin on Friday, January 3rd and wiil continue through Tuesday, January 7th.
Congressman Visclosky’s 2014 Town Forum Schedule:
Friday, January 3, 2014
10:00 a.m. CST – Tri-town: Dyer Town Hall, 1 Town Square, Dyer, Indiana 46311
12:00 p.m. CST – Munster: Munster Town Hall, 1005 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana 46321
2:00 p.m. CST – Hammond: Purdue University Calumet, Room with a View, 2200 169th Street, Hammond, Indiana 46323
4:00 p.m. CST – Highland: Lincoln Center, 2450 Lincoln Street, Room 108 and 109, Highland, Indiana 46322
6:00 p.m. CST – Griffith: Griffith Town Hall, 111 North Broad Street, Griffith, Indiana 46319
Saturday, January 4, 2014:
10:00 a.m. CST – Valparaiso: Valparaiso City Hall, 166 Lincolnway, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
Note: an interpreter for the deaf will be present.
12:00 p.m. CST – Portage: Portage City Hall, 6070 Central Avenue, Portage, Indiana 46368
2:00 p.m. CST – Michigan City: Michigan City-City Hall, 100 East Michigan Boulevard, Michigan City Indiana 46360
4:00 p.m. CST – Chesterton: Westchester Public Library Service Center, 100 West Indiana Avenue, Chesterton, Indiana 46304
6:00 p.m. CST – Gary: American Legion, Miller Dunes Post 27, 6601 Hobart Road, Gary, Indiana 46403
Sunday, January 5, 2014:
2:00 p.m. CST – Hebron: Hebron Community Center, 611 North Main Street, Hebron, Indiana 46341
4:00 p.m. CST – Crown Point: Crown Point Civic Center, 101 South East Street, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
6:00 p.m. CST – Cedar Lake: Fraternal Order of Eagles, 13140 Lake Shore Drive, Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
Monday, January 6, 2014:
10:00 a.m. CST – Hobart: Hobart City Hall, 414 Main Street, Hobart, Indiana 46342
12:00 p.m. CST – Lake Station: Lake Station City Hall, 1969 Central Avenue, Lake Station, Indiana 46405
2:00 p.m. CST – Gary: Gary YMCA, 150 West 15th Avenue, Gary, Indiana 46407
4:00 p.m. CST – East Chicago: East Chicago Main Library, 2401 East Columbus Drive, East Chicago, Indiana 46312
6:00 p.m. CST – Merrillville: Merrillville Town Hall, 7820 Broadway, Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Note: an interpreter for the deaf will be present.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014:
10:00 a.m. CST – Hammond/Whiting: Calumet College of St. Joseph, 24...
(Photos Courtesy of Construction Advancement Foundation)
A ribbon-cutting recently took place at a facility in Portage constructed entirely out of materials made in the USA. Construction Advancement Foundation, or CAF, reports the roughly one-point-six million dollar, seven-thousand square-foot Safety Training Institute, located in the six-thousand block of Southport Road, will house state-of-the-art safety technology that will be used to instruct individuals across both a classroom setting and a hands-on workspace environment. CAF Executive Director Dewey Pearman says they believe it is the first 100 percent made in the USA facility dedicated exclusively to safety training for safety professionals and field personnel.
You may notice a helicopter flying around northwest Indiana next week. Indiana Michigan Power, or I and M, will be conducting helicopter aerial inspections on its high-voltage lines and towers in portions of central and northwestern Indiana, as well as in southwest Michigan. I and M's contractor, Due North Aviation, will conduct the inspection work and will be flying over transmission lines in Lake, LaPorte, Porter, Pulaski and Starke Counties beginning Monday, December 16th....
NICTD reports today an extra eastbound train will depart Millennium Station at 4:25 pm, serve Van Buren at 4:28 pm, run non-stop to Hegewisch and make all local stops and terminating in Michigan City. Extra will not serve Hudson Lake or South Bend. ...
A 27 year old Gary man was sentenced on Friday to 45 years in prison for the July 2011 death of a Michigan woman. Cadereo Jester admitted to stabbing 23 year old Christine Arnold, formerly of LaPorte, at an abandoned home in the 300 block of Hovey Street in Gary following a dispute and then disposed of her vehicle and body at the Ivanhoe Nature Conservancy, where police found the vehicle the same day still-running with her body in the backseat. ...
Traffic tipsters this morning reporting a tanker truck rolled over causing all northbound lanes of I-65 at mile marker 259, near I-80/94 to be closed for crash clean up. Meanwhile on I-80/94, the left eastbound lane near I-65 is closed due to a crash. You can expect delays if you travel in this area and it is suggested you seek an alternate route. ...
A Gary man has been charged with one-count of burglary in connection to a break-in at Fagen Pharmacy early Wednesday morning. Authorities say they responded to an alarm around 3:30am, and the suspect was arrested at the scene after he was allegedly discovered in the store, located in the five-thousand block of East Dunes Highway....
The snow continues to fall across the Region and throughout northwest Indiana this morning. The National Weather Service in Chicago reports a Winter Weather Advisory continues for counties along the lakefront until noon CST today, with a total snow accumulation of three-to-six inches by late this morning. A Winter Storm Warning continues for the rest of northwest Indiana and to the south until noon CST today with a total snow accumulation of four-to-seven inches by late this morning with locally higher amounts possible. Authorities ask that if you must travel this morning, please give your self plenty of time to get to your destination, keep a safe distance between vehicles and slow down....
ABC News reports the shooter is a student at this school and the sheriff says that he believes there was only a lone gunman, that the shooter acted alone. Right now they are talking to people who knew the suspect, to try and figure out anything they can about whether there was a threat to the school or what might have motivated this student to open fire today....
Police in Michigan City are warning residents in northwest Indiana of two recent scams circulating. One involves “collection agents” who claim you owe money to companies or on-line companies that you have written a check to in the past that has bounced or has not cleared. Police say the problem is the scammers somehow know you have actually written a check in the past and they threaten you by stating you'll be arrested if you don't pay the check and the fee. The second scam also threatens to arrest you if you don't pay a fine and scammers claim they work for Indiana State Police and have a warrant for your arrest. Authorities say an investigation into these scams of fabricated crime or debt continues, but often turn into a dead end as most of these calls originate from cell phones or call centers all over the U-S and tracking down the con artist is no easy task....
An investigation continues into a four-year old Gary boy who accidentally shot himself in the shoulder this morning in the 19-hundred block of Rhode Island Street. Gary Police report the child found the gun under a couch at his home and that his grandmother discovered the wound after hearing a “pop” sound. The boy was taken to a local hospital by his grandmother for treatment. Police say the owner of the gun did have a permit and was not arrested. At this time it is unknown if any charges have been filed, but police say the gun owner was expected to be questioned. ...
INDOT reports crews were pre-treating the highways this afternoon and will begin patrolling roadways before the snow begins to fall and plow truck drivers for INDOT are rotating shifts in preparation of the snow. Once the snow begins to fall, INDOT reports crews will be plowing and treating interstates, US highways and state roads, with crews on the roads 24 hours a day, in alternating 12 hour shifts, as long as necessary to ensure the road conditions are safe. A Winter Weather Advisory begins at 10pm and continues through 6pm CST Saturday for region counties along the lake front. A Winter Storm Warning begins at 6pm CST tonight until Noon CST Saturday for the rest of northwest Indiana and to the south. ...
Police in Arapahoe County, Colorado, says the shooting incident at Arapahoe High School is over. ABC News reports Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson says the shooter arrived armed at the school around noon, asking for a specific teacher. He was confronted by another student in the hall, who was then shot. Sheriff Grayson says the shooter is dead as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and there are no other threats at this time. One student has been injured and another is in critical condition.
(Photo Courtesy of Michigan City Police)
In Michigan City, a man is in custody for allegedly shooting at a home in the two-hundred block of Greene Street early Thursday morning. Michigan City Police report they initially received a call of shots fired with a suspicious white Cadillac being driven in the area, just before 3am, but no vehicle could be located and there was no damage or victim reported. Then just before 3:30am, a second call came stating the vehicle was back and shooting at a residence at the same location. Police say responding officers witnessed the suspect vehicle leaving the area and stopped it in the area of Main and Lafayette and took the driver, the lone occupant of the vehicle, into custody. Julian Mojica is charged with serious violent felon in possession of a firearm and criminal recklessness, both felonies. According to police, the home was struck by bullets and evidence was allegedly recovered from inside the suspect vehicle. ...
(Photo Courtesy of Julianne Charlesworth)
The Wanatah Public Library is going to be receiving a four-thousand dollar grant for the funding of electronic books. Triple J-Mar Petroleum Inc. announced they secured the grant from the BP Fueling Communities Program from the library, which has selected Overdrive, one of the nation's largest e-book providers, to provide e-books to Wanatah and the surrounding areas....
- Murder Suspect Could Be Found Incompetent for Trial
- Five Charged in Lake Station Meth Lab Raid
- I-65 Lanes Reopen Near Crown Point
- Sewer Main Break in Munster
- I-65 to Be Widened Near West Lafayette
- Missing Lansing Man Found Dead
- Morgan Twp Elem Celebrates Being Blue Ribbon School
- Significant Snowfall Possible in the Region
- County Clerk to Testify Before Fed Grand Jury
- Fire at Portage Duplex
Page 187 of 494