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Man Attacked at EC South Shore Station

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NICTD Transit Police say a man was stabbed and his car stolen as he was waiting for his wife to get off the train at the East Chicago South Shore Station Monday night. Authorities say shortly after 5:30 pm the victim went into the bathroom, where someone followed him in, attacked him from behind with a knife, then was stabbed a second time after throwing down his keys, cell phone and wallet. Police say the suspect then stole the victim’s vehicle, a silver 2005 Honda Accord with Illinois license...

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Plea Deadline Extended in Murder Case

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A Jackson Township man has until December 5th to accept a plea agreement, or risk having his murder case go to trial in Porter Superior Court in January. The Times reports Fredrick Cashner Junior is being offered an opportunity to plead guilty to murder, in exchange for a reduced sentence of 45 years in prison, as the charges carries a potential sentence of 45 to 65 years. Published reports say Cashner is accused of killing his estranged wife, 50 year old Cynthia Cashner, on April 24, 2011, at...

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Woman Sentenced in Gang Slaying Case

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A Chicago woman was sentenced to 21 months in prison today for not reporting to police knowledge of a gang-related slaying. The Times reports Serina Arambula was dating a member of the Latin Kings in 2006, when she led two rival Latin dragon members to a Chicago lakefront park, where the Latin Kings shot and killed one person, and injured another.

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Man Gets 8 Yrs for 1998 Reckless Homicide

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A Gary man was sentenced to 8 years in prison on Monday for reckless homicide, more than 14 years after the incident took place. The Lake County Prosecutor's Office reports 32 year old Samuel Fabela pled guilty to the reduced charge in late October. Prosecutor Bernard Carter says on February 8th of 1998, Fabela met with the victim, Jeremy Hubbard, in an alley in Gary to purchase drugs, when the two began arguing, which led to Fabela firing a shot which killed Hubbard.

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Police Investigating Alleged Rape Stabbing

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Police in Michigan City say a person of interest has been placed under arrest for unrelated warrants in regards to an alleged rape and aggravated battery incident. Authorities report officers were dispatched to the 200th block of Gladys Street today for a male subject with stab wounds and a female rape victim, and that both were hospitalized and are in stable condition at last check. Michigan City Police say the incident remains under investigation, and that additional charges against the...

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170th Anniversary of Notre Dame Today

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Some Indiana lawmakers helped mark the 170th anniversary of the founding of the University of Notre Dame on Monday. Congressman Pete Visclosky signed his name in the Congressional Record, alongside a speech submitted on behalf of the Indiana delegation by Congressman Joe Donnelly. Congressman Visclosky says the fulfillment of Father Edward Sorin's vision can be seen today in the educational, cultural, philanthropic, and athletic contributions of the student body from all 50 states and over 100...

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Compost Season Ends Saturday

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Porter County officials want to remind residents that the last day of the 2012 regular season for public compost sites is this Saturday. The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County reports the Boone Grove site will remain closed after December 1st, until the regular season begins in April, but the Valparaiso compost site will be open on Saturday, January 5th, from 9am to 2pm, so Porter County residents can recycle their live Christmas trees, wreaths, and other organic holiday...

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Northwest Indiana RDA Has New Blog

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Want to see what's happening with the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, or RDA? They have a new blog, with photos of some major Region projects. Dave Wellman, Communications Manager for the RDA says they established the blog as part of a communications outreach effort.  At the site, you can see information on projects that are funded by the RDA and view some recent snapshots -- some examples include the runway expansion work and rail corridor relocation at Gary Chicago...

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Powerball Rolls to New Record

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No one nationwide matched all six numbers in Saturday night's Powerball drawing, so the jackpot has rolled into record territory, now an estimated 425-million dollars for this Wednesday night (Nov 28 2012). Hoosier Lottery officials say only one other time in North American lottery history has a jackpot run crossed over the $400 million mark and that happened just eight months ago when a Mega Millions® jackpot skyrocketed all the way to an eventual high of 656-million-dollars.

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Woman Charged After 'Close Call' on 80/94

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A 32-year-old Chicago woman faces six felony counts that include drunk-driving related charges after a close call on the Borman Expressway near Lake Station around 11-o'clock Saturday night, officials say. Indiana State Police say a preliminary investigation revealed troopers were assisting crews at a semi fire eastbound near Central Avenue when a GMC Yukon approached at a high rate of speed, came to a stop between a police car and another vehicle, then drove onto a flatbed wrecker that had its...

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Schererville Needs Public's Input

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The Town Of Schererville is currently in the process of creating its Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan and will be holding a Public Input Meeting this Tuesday (Nov. 27th) at the Schererville Town Hall at 10 E. Joliet Street.

The Town of Schererville would like the publis'c input in identifying deficiencies and/or problem areas of the Town owned buildings, facilities, services and activities, as well as the Town's controlled right-of-ways.  Suggestions and comments for those who...

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SoJourner Truth House Helps Community

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A ministry of hope and help for homeless and at-risk women and their children has been serving the Region the past 15-years.  Named after an escaped freed slave and champion of women's rights, SoJourner Truth House, according to Sister Loretta Schleper, was founded by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ to serve the under served in the Gary community.   Sister Loretta says  SoJourner Truth concentrates on serving single mothers and their children.  She says women "can learn about self-esteem, the...

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Free Jobs Workshop for Region Veterans

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A free job readiness and technology skills workshops for disabled veterans of all ages is  being offered by JobSource, the Community Employment division of Opportunity Enterprises.  Workshops will be held November 27th and 29th and December 4th, 6th, 11th and 13th, from 930 am to 11:30am at the Porter County JobSource Office, 56 S. Valparaiso Street in Valparaiso and the Lake County JobSource Office, 1465 E. 84th Street in Merrillville.

  According to Allison Thomas of Opportunity Enterprises,...

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Powerball Fever is Building

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For the third time this year, Powerball has crossed the 300-million dollar threshold.  According to lotteryuniverse.com, the largest ever Powerball prize was 360-million dollars.  According to the Powerball website the odds of winning the top prize in tonight's drawing are one in 175,223,510   If there is no winner in tonight's drawing, the jackpot could go to a record level.  Good luck.

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100th Year of Xmas Tree Shipwreck

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The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw has loaded some 13-hundred Christmas trees onto the ship at its home port of Cheboygan, Michigan headed for Chicago, where they're being offloaded during a special ceremony, then delivered to needy families. The Ninth Coast Guard District External Affairs Office says this year marks the 100th anniversary of the wreck of the schooner Rouse Simmons, the original Christmas Ship, which sank between Kewaunee and Two Rivers, Wisconsin one-hundred years ago o...

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New Farm Bill Passage Urged

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Hoosier farmers are watching what happens in Congress as one of the major pieces of unfinished business is approval of a new Farm Bill. Chuck Hassebrook  with the Center for Rural Affairs says it’s essential that the bill is passed – but even more important is that it maintains funding for programs important to rural America.  With Federal budget pressures, Hassebrook says he understands that there needs to be some belt-tightening. He thinks the best option would be to put a cap on the premium s...

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Black Fri. Twilight Parade

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The Duneland community's Hometown Holiday Celebration begins this afternoon with free horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown Chesterton from 3-5pm, according to the Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce.  Rides will begin in the Duneland Chamber of Commerce parking lot (220 Broadway), and will be offered to the first 40 guests.  Each ride will last about 10-minutes, and couples will be asked to share rides.  Numbered slips will be given to those lining up beginning at 3pm.  Allyson Bau...

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Hobart Police Bid Farewell to K-9 Rommel

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Hobart Police Corporal Simon Gresser and his K-9 partner Rommel (Photo courtesy of the Hobart Police K-9 Unit)

The Hobart Police Department's K-9 Unit on their Facebook page has posted a goodbye to their K-9 Rommel, who passed away Wednesday. Rommel was partnered with Corporal Simon Gresser and the department says K-9 Rommel did a lot for not only Hobart, but Northwest Indiana. The Hobart K-9 Unit on their Facebook page also says Rommel had a stroke a few weeks ago and continued to decline since...

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La Lumiere School to Acquire Historic Property

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In La Porte, La Lumiere School has announced the acquisition of Creekwood Inn in Michigan City as a donation to the school this January . The 30-acre property which is close to Interstate 94 will be known as La Lumiere School, Creekwood Campus. School officials say the home was built in the 1930s by Dr. Lawrence Robrock, and has been operating as the Creekwood Inn under the direction of owner Mary Lou Linnen since 1984. The main 144-acre campus of La Lumiere is five miles to the east on U-S 20...

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Do-Not-Call Sign-Up Deadline Extended

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Hoosiers are getting some a few extra days to sign up for the next quarterly update to Indiana's Do Not Call list. Here's the news release:

Do Not Call sign-up deadline extended to ‘Cyber Monday’

AG Zoeller says joining the state’s protected

list is best holiday deal, a gift that keeps giving

INDIANAPOLIS – Attorney General Greg Zoeller said shoppers taking advantage of online sales can add one more item to the list – sign up for Indiana’s Do Not Call registry.

Zoeller said he extended the...

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