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Velveeta Cheese Recall

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A recall of a popular cheese. ABC News reports the makers of Velveeta cheese says it's recalling the product from Walmart stores in as many as 12 states mostly in the Midwest because it does not contain the proper amount...

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Cedar Lake Traffic Advisory for SB Parrish at 133rd

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Cedar Lake Police Chief Jerry Smith says a small section of southbound Parrish Avenue right at the intersection of 133rd is closed for much of the day today due to utility work. Crews are excavating an area where a hole...

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Working Well-Express Care Blessed in Portage

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Franciscan Alliance conducted a blessing and dedication program in June for a recently opened WorkingWell-Express Care location at 3325 Willowcreek Road, Portage. The operation is in one of three Franciscan HealtheACCESS Clinic locations that were acquired last year and are...

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Indiana Unemployment Holds Steady in May

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Indiana’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate held steady in May at 5-point-7-percent. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the state's jobless rate mains over a-half of a percentage point below the national figure.
Indiana added 4,800 private sector jobs in May,...

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Indiana Dunes State Park One of 20 'Stunning Parks'

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The Indiana Dunes State Park is included on a list of "20 Stunning State Parks Across the USA". An article in TheActiveTimes-dot-com says the fifteen miles of state park coast along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Porter County are known...

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Second Round of Postcards to Update Voter List

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The Indiana Secretary of State's Election Division has sent out a second round of postcards to update the state's voter list.
“Hoosiers deserve to know they have accurate voter lists,” said Secretary of State Connie Lawson. “Across the nation, more...

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Body Recovered from Yellow River Near Plymouth

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In northern Indiana, Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a body found on the Yellow River near Plymouth. The Indiana DNR says Thursday afternoon individuals canoeing on the river discovered the body of a male subject whose identity has not yet...

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Soap Box Derby is 68th Running of Region Tradition

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Cites and towns across the Region each have their own summertime traditions, and one of the longest running is Valparaiso's Soap Box Derby Races. Saturday’s race will be the 68th running of the event. It begins at 9am on Lincolnway...

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Illiana Timeline Moved Back

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The timeline for the proposed Illiana Expressway has been pushed back to later 2015 as discussions continue on its environmental impact. The US Fish and Wildlife Service is concerned about how 47-mile tollway would affect the endangered sheepnose mussel and...

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Griffith Bridge to be Replaced

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The Arbogast Street Bridge over Cady Marsh Ditch in Griffith will be torn down so a new one can go up in its place. The Lake County Drainage Board has approved an emergency replacement of the recently-closed structure.  Town officials...

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Heavy Rain in the Region Thursday

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Three inches of rainfall reported in Boone Grove and Lake Village last night. There was heavy rain across the Region, including Portage and Hebron. And in Crown Point, there was flash flooding along areas of Main Street and Greenwood Avenue,...

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Indiana Rep Loses Race for Majority Whip

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House Republicans have chosen their new slate of leaders, following the primary defeat of majority leader Eric Cantor. ABC's Steven Portnoy reports the current number three in House GOP Leadership, Kevin McCarthy, is replacing Cantor as majority leader, and filing...

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Camp Empowers Area Youth with Physical Disabilities

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For nearly 60 summers Camp Riley, located southwest of Indianapolis at Indiana University's Bradford Woods, has been empowering youth with disabilities by taking a traditional camping environment and tailoring it to their individual needs.  Jason Mueller of Riley Children's Hospital...

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No Ruse with Man Looking for Lost Dog in Aberdeen

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It turns out a man who approached three children at a playground in Aberdeen Wednesday afternoon looking for a lost dog, was doing just that. The Porter County Sheriff's Office reports the owner of the missing dog notified the Sheriff's...

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Indiana Ranks #1 for Toxic Releases into Waterways

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A new report shows the Hoosier state ranks number one in the nation for toxic releases into the water in 2012. The report entitled “Wasting Our Waterways” was complied by Environment America and found Indiana tops the toxic list with...

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Flood Advisory Issued for Newton, Parts of Lake/Jasper Co

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Flood Advisory for Newton County, southern Lake, western Jasper Counties until 11pm CDT tonight (Thursday). Across the advisory area, Doppler radar indicated an area of thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall....

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Lake Co Salvation Army Seek Donations for Pilger, NE

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The Salvation Army of Lake County is asking residents of northwest Indiana for monetary donations to help those affected by the tornadoes in Pilger, Nebraska. As of today emergency service teams remain at the scene and relief efforts will continue...

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AUDIO: Local Contestant in Miss Indiana Pageant

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The Miss Indiana Pageant has gotten underway and our own Steve Zana spoke with a local contestant in this edition of the "219". To listen to the interview click News Audio On Demand at...

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LaPorte PD Reminding Teens/Parents of Curfew Rules

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In LaPorte, police offering teens and their parents a reminder regarding curfew hours. LaPorte Police say the purpose of a curfew for minors is to aid in reducing juvenile crime and to protect young people from being victimized. The City...

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Westville Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash Last Week Dies

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An autopsy was scheduled for today for a Westville man who died on Wednesday afternoon at an Illinois hospital as the result of injuries sustained last week in a motorcycle crash. The Times reports Jeremy Wier was heading east on...

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