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Sen Donnelly on Bipartisan Delegation Overseas

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Indiana Democratic US Senator Joe Donnelly, who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, is on a bipartisan mission in Afghanistan as part of a congressional delegation that also includes stops in Ukraine and Israel. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and...

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Schererville to Discuss Rail Extension Request

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  In Schererville, the Town Council has announced a special meeting scheduled for 5 pm this Wednesday, March 26th, to discuss a request to set aside funds for the proposed South Shore rail expansion. Congressman Pete Visclosky has been asking...

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Tri-Creek School Projects Moving Ahead

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Building projects for Lowell-area schools are progressing.  The Tri-Creek School Board has announced plans to build a three-classroom addition onto Lake Prairie Elementary School and a new transportation center for the south Lake County district. The current facility at Lowell...

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Lake County Native Star of Dr Oakley: Yukon Vet

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A veterinarian and native of Lake County is the star of a new reality series on the National Geographic Channel. Dr. Michelle Oakley, a 1987 graduate of Munster High School, earned her undergraduate degree in zoology at the University of...

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MI Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down, 1st License Issued

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A federal judge in Michigan has declared the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Michigan residents voted to ban same-sex marriage 10 years ago. The ruling follows a two-week trial that primarily focused on how same-sex parenting affected children. After the...

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Locate Important Documents Before Storms Hit

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As part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security advises Hoosiers to locate important documents before disaster strikes. Having access to these documents can expedite the recovery process.
According to a 2013 survey of Hoosiers, more...

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Teen Taken Into Custody on Train, Hospitalized

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A local teenager was hospitalized after being taken into custody on a South Shore train in Lake County Friday morning. Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation Police Chief Robert Byrd reports shortly before 10 am, passengers alerted the conductor to a person...

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Public Meeting in Munster on Transit Projects

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There's a public meeting at Munster Town Hall this morning (Sat Mar 22), from 10am to noon, to gather comments on transit-related topics in the Region... including the new LaPorte County “Triangle” service and funding for the Tier II  Environmental...

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Bishop Ford Ramp to Close for Interchange Project

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The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced that weather permitting, repairs to the outbound ramp to 103rd Street and Stony Island Avenue from I-94 (Bishop Ford) will begin Saturday, April 5, 2014.
The work is part of the on-going...

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Chicago Man Charged in Merrillville Bank Robbery

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  A Chicago man has been charged in federal court in connection with a bank robbery in Merrillville Thursday. Court documents say Dexter Howard left the bank in the 84-hundred block of Broadway with just over 28-hundred dollars. The man...

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Winter's Over, Pothole Problems Continue

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Potholes continue to be a problem in the Region.  Early this morning we received word of serious potholes on Cline Avenue, north and southbound, before the mills, where three to four cars were reportedly pulled over, changing tires.  We also...

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Ex-Pastor Seeks Shorter Sentence

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The former leader of First Baptist Church of Hammond, Jack Schaap is acting as his own attorney as he attempts to get his sentence overturned. The ex-pastor of the megachurch is serving a 12 year sentence in federal prison after...

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State Affirms Gary Sanitary Billing Practice

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The state has ruled in favor of the Gary Sanitary District's billing practice where payments are first applied to trash pickup, then sewer service.  If a bill goes unpaid, water service is shut off.. A group of Gary residents argued...

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Northern Indiana Man is Fugitive of the Week

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The United States Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force, Hammond submits Chauncey Joseph Prude Jr., B/M,  26 years of age, 5’11”,  260lbs, with Black hair and Brown eyes for this week’s “Fugitive of the Week”.
Chauncey Prude is wanted...

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Alleged Repeat Drug Offender Caught Again

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The Region STOP team that has made four recent arrests in Gary and East Chicago in connection to a possible robbery at a Hammond store have made another arrest in East Chicago for another crime.
Police reports say during a
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Ag Organizations and Gov. to Celebrate Nat'l Ag Day

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It may be National Ag Day on Tuesday, March 25th,  but the Hoosier state is honoring it as Indiana Family of Farmers' 2014 Ag Day.
According to a release from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann...

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Racing Boats Set to Return to the Region

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The rooster tails will be flying again as the US F1 Powerboat Tour is returning to La Porte in late May.
In a joint announcement on Friday, Visit Michigan City La Porte and US F1 says that the nation's premier...

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DNR Employee Rescue Region Ice Fishing Couple

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A quick thinking Indiana Department of Natural Resources employee wasted no time rescuing a married couple who fell through the ice while ice fishing at a Newton County lake Thursday.


 

According to  DNR  press release, at around noon two close-by...

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Small House Fire in Portage Causes Little Damage

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In Portage, fire crews responded to an attic fire this morning in the 29-hundred block of Monnier. Officials say it was quickly extinguished and caused little damage. It's believed to have been electrical.  There were no injuries reported....

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Wanted La Porte Man Arrested by County's Metro Unit

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The La Porte County Sheriff's Department reports the County's Metro Operations unit arrested a wanted La Porte County man Thursday.
 
Police reports say, 21 year-old Jeremy Klement was taken into custody without incident from his home in the 400...

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