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The event is 4:30 to 7:30 tonight at the Porter County Expo Center, and it's open to the public, five-dollar admission. UCAN will be landing their medical transport helicopter around 5pm, weather permitting, for attendees to tour. For more information on TRIAD, visit http://www.portertriad.com/Home_Page.php
To hear more from Porter County Sheriff David Lain on the event visit News Audio on Demand here at our website.
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Life Care Center of the Willows
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Brookdale Senior Living
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Porter Regional Hospital
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“This decision is very important for our hospitals—it provides a more solid financial footing at this critical time given continued federal Medicare cuts,” said Doug Leonard, Indiana Hospital Association President. “This is even more significant considering hospitals in other states are facing even further Medicaid cuts while Indiana is able to reverse them.”
The victim was transported by ambulance to IU Health Hospital in Bloomington before being flown to Methodist Hospital.
As more Hoosiers take to the water this summer, Indiana Conservation Officers encourage all boaters to follow recommended safe boating practices. This includes utilizing an engine kill switch cord. This is a small cord that runs from the ignition and is meant to be attached to the operator. In the event that the operator is ejected from the boat, the engine is immediately stopped, keeping the boat from running over the operator or crashing, unmanned, into shore. Although it cannot prevent all boating accidents, conservation officers say this small device, when worn properly, can prevent injury similar to what this victim sustained.
Indiana University says students will be paying about one-and-three-quarters percent more, on average, for tuition and fees the next two academic years at IUN in Gary and their other campuses. IU also says they're continuing to move toward standardized tuition rates at their regional sites. In-state students at the main campus in Bloomington will pay about 176-dollars more for 2013-2014. The university says the newly-approved increases are the lowest at IU since the late 1970s .
More specifics from IU here: http://www.iu.edu/~tuition/doc/2013Rates.pdf
Portage officials gathered Wednesday for a groundbreaking at AmeriPlex at the Port for a new building that'll be known as The Belmont. Three existing companies in Portage already have plans to move in – Holladay Properties, Silvent North America and Falk PLI, and more than 19,000 square feet of space is still open for other tenants. Construction is expected to be complete this fall.
On a related note, in Lake County, the first pieces of pre-cast were installed at the Riley Building at AmeriPlex at the Crossroads in Merrillville. That building is the future home of Horizon Financial Management.
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“Col. Black is a proven leader. I have absolute trust and confidence that he will serve in this capacity with honor and distinction”, said Maj. Gen. Umbarger
A business graduate of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, Col. Black received a Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the Army War College.
After more than a decade on active duty, Col. Black rose to the position of plans officer of the Simulations and Wargaming Center at the Training and Doctrine Command of Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He joined the Indiana National Guard in 1996, serving much of his Citizen-Soldier career as a leader in the 139th Field Artillery Battalion in Crawfordsville, leading to command of the battalion from 2005 to 2008.
Black served in Afghanistan as the commander of the Regional Police Advisory Command - North, in Mazar-e-Sharif in 2008 to 2009. He also served in Operation Joint Endeavor as the chief of the joint visitors bureau of Task Force Eagle during the 38th Infantry Division deployment to Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2004 to 2005.
Black has served as a manufacturing supervisor for RR Donnelley in Crawfordsville, Ind. for the past 17 years and is directly responsible for 140 personnel and the performance and output of eight offset web presses, valued at approximately $50 million. He develops and manages an operating budget of approximately $15 million.
“It is with great pride that we promote Col. Black, who brings with him a wealth of military and civilian experience, as the first African-American general officer in the Indiana National Guard,” said Umbarger. “I am deeply appreciative of the support his wife, Symea, their three children, two grandchildren, and his civilian employer have given him throughout his career.”
“It is a great honor to be selected to serve as a general officer in the Indiana National Guard. The fact that I am the first African-American to serve in this capacity makes it truly special”, said Black. “I want to thank Maj. Gen. Umbarger for his trust and confidence in my leadership abilities to service in this capacity.”
Col. Black currently serves as the construction and facilities management officer at Indiana National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Indianapolis.
Two Gary residents facing child sex charges now facing additional charges. 29 year old Christopher Bour and 34 year old Natisha Hillard were each charged Wednesday in Hammond Federal Court in a superseding indictment with two additional counts of production of child pornography. Bour, who was charged in the initial indictment with one-count of purchase of a child, also was charged Wednesday with one additional count of possession of child pornography. Hillard was initially charged with one-count of sale of a child.
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The Cook County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to locate a mentally ill woman who has been missing since May 9th. Sheriff Thomas Dart says 68 year old Marcella Somerville, of South Carolina, traveled to the Maine Township area to visit her Glenview-based sister, but became upset and fled the house when told she eventually would need to return to South Carolina. Authorities report Somerville, who is diagnosed with schizophrenia, is unfamiliar with the area, and left possessing 300-dollars in cash, but without a vehicle or cell phone. Sheriff Dart says the woman is suspected to have headed to a local homeless shelter or a train station, and anyone with information about this woman is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at (708) 865-4896.
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An investigation continues after a woman reported to police in LaPorte that she had been sexually assaulted and battered by a local man she knew and had been out with earlier in the morning. LaPorte Police report officers were dispatched at 4:11am Tuesday for a woman screaming for help. Upon arrival, officers observed a 27 year old LaPorte woman standing at the intersection of Philadelphia and East Jefferson Avenue, covered in blood, with a swollen face, and several facial lacerations. The woman was taken to I-U Health LaPorte for treatment.
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A 20 year old LaPorte man and a 17 year old Dyer girl were found dead in a LaPorte home in the 500 block of East Lincolnway Tuesday evening. At last check authorities report the cause of death and circumstances surrounding these deaths are still under investigation by the LaPorte County Coroner's Office and the LaPorte Police Department's Detective Bureau. LaPorte Police say the male victim has been identified as Ethan Day, while the female victim's name is being withheld because she is a minor. Officials report police were dispatched to the home at 6:41pm, after Day's father discovered the victims and notified police.
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Indiana Governor Mike Pence was at Gary City Hall this afternoon for a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 585, also known as the Gary Bill. Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson says this legislation represents a great opportunity for economic development in Gary and all of Northwest Indiana.
Governor Pence told those in attendance that when he became Governor that his ambition was to be the Governor of all Hoosiers and to make job creation, job one, and today's ceremonial signing is further evidence that that decree.
The legislation will providing funding for a feasibility study for both a trauma center and teaching hospital, as well as a study to expand the Port of Indiana to Lake County. The bill will also provide the City of Gary with three-million dollars for the Gary Sanitary District, lifts Lake County property tax caps, and resets membership on the Gary Airport Board, requiring five-years of experience in business or aviation management. To listen to the entire bill signing event, visit http://www.xrock1039.com/index.php/news/news-on-demand.html
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Officials say a man wanted in connection with incidents in Hobart and Merrillville this morning led police on a pursuit that ended off Route 51/South Lake Park Avenue near where it intersects with 61st Avenue in Hobart. Merrillville Police took the suspect into custody behind the business complex off Bracken Parkway, across from St. Mary Medical Center. Merrillville Police say around 8:30 am, a strong-arm robbery occurred outside Cracker Barrel off I-65 in Merrillville, where an older couple were approached from behind while under the front porch of the restaurant, and the woman's purse was pulled off, knocking her to the ground. Merrillville Police Detective Commander Robert Wiley says about 20-minutes earlier, authorities allege the same man tried to rob a woman of her purse in the parking lot of Diner's Choice Restaurant on 37th Avenue in Hobart, just east of the I-65 interchange, Ridge Road exit.
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- 21 Tons of Debris in Operation Clean Sweep
- Glittery Mystery in Hammond
- Colleagues Reflect on Rudy Clay's Passing
- Gas Prices Remain High in Region
- Councilman Says Prayer Will Continue
- Donnelly Pushes to Prevent Sexual Assault in the Military
- Northern IN Residents Can Report Storm Damage Online
- Pence Signs Anti-Bullying Legislation into Law
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