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Millions in Repairs Needed at Gary Schools

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According to the Times today, most of the remaining public schools in Gary are in need of a total of at least six-and-a-half million dollars worth of repairs and upgrades. The Gary Community School Corporation recently voted to close six...

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President Chooses Region Native for VA Post

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President Obama plans to nominate Lake County-native Robert McDonald as the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs. McDonald, a West Point graduate, was most recently the CEO of Procter and Gamble. He was with P&G for 33 years. According the White...

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Buncich to Lead Lake County Democrats

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Lake County Sheriff John Buncich starts the new week as the new leader of Lake County's Democratic party. Precinct committee members Saturday chose Buncich to succeed Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr, who announced in May he would be stepping down...

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Flight Diverted After Emergency Slide Deploys

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United Airlines tells ABC News an accidental emergency slide deployment inside a flight from Chicago to Southern California late Sunday forced pilots of Flight 1463 to divert the aircraft. It's not known why the emergency slide deployed inside the galley. ...

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Region's Own Serves Aboard Advanced US Navy Sub

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A U.S. Navy missile technician from Gary is serving aboard one of the world's most advanced submarines.  According to the Navy's Office of Community Outreach, Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Short is currently defending America aboard the USS Louisiana.  The...

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Ruth Sabin Home in La Porte Celebrates 125 years

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One of La Porte's oldest buildings that is still serving in it's original capacity is celebrating it's 125th year.  According to Ia press release from the Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital, an open house is being held Saturday, June...

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IN Dunes National Lakeshore launches new Program

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A new program being introduced by the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore caters to those who want to explore the park over a couple of days or multiple visits.  According to a park press release, their "Passport to the Dunes" program...

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Elderly Body found is that of Missing Care Facility Senior

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The body of an elderly white male found this morning in a weeded area near I-94 in Lake Station, is that of a missing elderly care facility resident.  The Lake County Coroner's office has positively identified the body as 66...

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Vehicle Car-jacked on 80/94 with Teen passenger Inside

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A Lansing, Michigan teen, who was able provide passing landmarks during an early morning car-jacking on I-80/94, results in the suspects arrest.


State Police at the Lowell post say at around 5:35 this morning they received a call of a carjacking incident taking place inside the Illinois line on Interstate 80/94.  Preliminary reports say that a Chevrolet van driven by a Chicago woman heading eastbound reportedly rear-ended a silver SUV driven by a Lansing, Michigan man.  After both vehicles were pulled over, the Lansing driver walked back to the van to see if the woman was alright.  At which time police say the woman, identified as 32 year-old Larona L. Green had climbed into the SUV and fled the scene into Indiana.  The Lansing man told police that his van had been stolen with his 13 year-old son in the front seat.  Authorities learned that his son had a cell phone and was able to provide landmarks as the suspect drove along.


Reports say a state trooper patrolling near the 23 mile marker on I-94 spotted the vehicle pulled it over taking Green into custody.  The teen passenger was uninjured.


The suspect was taken to Porter County Jail and charged with O.W.I. (tested.119 B.A.C.), possession of a stolen vehicle and criminal confinement.  Other charges in Illinois are pending, according to the Indiana State police.  Assisting at the scene were units from the Lowell Post, Indiana State Police Motor Carrier Units, Illinois State Police and Porter County Sheriff’s Department. The investigation is continuing.
 

Handy Man with Region ties is the Fugitive of the Week

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A region man wanted in connection to an explosive device found in a La Porte County residence earlier this month, is this week's "Fugitive of the Week."
On June 2nd, the La Porte County Sheriff's Office answered a potential domestic...

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Special Food Giveaway for Lake Station Families on 7/1

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The special giveaway will feature “Share” food boxes made up of food items donated through the Times Care and Share Food Drive held in May.   Megan Sikes of the food bank says Tuesday's  giveaway will be held on a first...

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New Phone Scam in Cook County Threatens Arrest

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The Cook County, Illinois Sheriff's Department wants the public to be alert to a new phone scam.  According to Sheriff Tom Dart, callers are told they have an active warrant and must pay immediately, or otherwise face arrest.
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Report Finds 1 in 10 US Beaches Fail Bacteria Tests

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Heading to the lake or the beach? Water samples from one in 10 US beaches fail a bacteria test, according to a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. The dirtiest beaches, the Great Lakes, and the cleanest, the Delmarva...

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Hobart 5th Grade DARE Grads Invited to be in 7/4 Parade

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Hobart Police are inviting all Hobart 5 th grade D.A.R.E graduates to walk or ride their bike in the city's 4 th of July parade next week. Police report each participating student will need to get a permission form, which...

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NW Indiana Lawmakers Named to Study Committees

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Northwest Indiana state representatives have been appointed to several legislative study committees and commissions that will meet in the coming months.
STATE REP. CHARLIE BROWN (D-Gary), 3 rd Dist., will serve on the Interagency State Council on Black & Minority...

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Campaign This Weekend to Raise Awareness of BUI

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Indiana Conservation Officers across the state will be on alert this weekend looking for boaters who have chosen to boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Operation Dry Water began today and continues through Sunday, and its mission is...

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New GM Recall for Air Bag Issue on Chevrolet Cruze

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A new recall from General Motors, this one involves an air bag issue and affected customers should be notified starting today.  ABC News reports GM is recalling 29-thousand Chevrolet Cruze compact cars from model years 2013 and 2014. Earlier this...

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Impact Porter Co Awards $55,000 in Women's Fund Grants

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Impact 2014 grant awards
(Photo Courtesy of the Porter County Community Foundation. (L-R)
Kathleen Walsh, Impact Porter County grant committee chair, Paul
Schreiner from Project Neighbors, Mark Trumball and Mariann Frigo
from Jacob's Ladder, and Barb Young, Porter County Community
Foundation President.)
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One Injured in Crash on NB I-65 this Morning

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An investigation continues after a crash involving a semi and a passenger vehicle early this morning on northbound I-65, five miles north of the Fair Oaks exit. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports they...

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Dangers of Unattended Children in Hot Cars

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With summer now upon us and citizens traveling here-and-there, Hoosiers are being reminded to never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, not even for a minute. According to a report from San Francisco State University, as of June 25 ...

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