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Region Fire Depts Get Homeland Security Grants

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Fire departments in Northwest Indiana were among 112 recipients statewide sharing more than 400-thousand dollars in Indiana Homeland Security Foundation grants to public safety agencies for things like protective equipment, fire gear, defibrillators, fire hoses, computer and communication equipment, thermal...

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Coats: VA Must Make Sweeping Changes

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Republican Indiana US Senator Dan Coats says sweeping changes are needed in the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Coats issued the following statement regarding ongoing allegations of abuse and neglect by the department, including reports that as many as 40 patients...

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Hammond Police Investigating Homicide

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In Hammond, police are investigating a shooting death overnight. The Lake County Coroners office says 26-year-old Kelvin Campbell Jr of East Chicago was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple gunshot wounds in the 36-hundred block of Orchard Drive on...

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Hospital Workers Returning to Work After MERS Case

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A spokesperson for Community Hospital in Munster says all hospital employees who had direct contact with a recent MERS patient have a confirmed second negative test for the virus and have been cleared to return to work and discontinue home...

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Some Outages Could Continue Into Wednesday

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Restoration efforts continue after severe storms swept through northwest Indiana Sunday, leaving behind a lot of downed trees and power lines. Northern Indiana Public Service Company says all available field employees are focusing their attention to getting the power back...

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Cars Vandalized in Union Township

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In Union Township, Sheriffs Police in Porter County are investigating a rash of vandalism discovered Saturday morning. Several residents reported damage to vehicles and homes, including numerous cars being scratched in the 300 West block of County Road 550 North....

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Several Portage Homes Damaged in Storm

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In Portage, officials say several homes on the city's south side were damaged in Sunday's storms, and part of the roof of El Pueblo Restaurant on US 6 on the west side of the city was blown off.   Joe Calhoun,...

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Repairs Continue After Sunday's Storms

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Nearly three-thousand customers of Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) are without power this morning. Repairs and restoration continue after Sunday's storms, that affected as many as 25-thousand at the peak of the outages. Power remains out for residents across...

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Porter Co EMA launches New Volunteer Program

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Most people have probably heard of those popular Adopt-a-Highway programs, which can be found in pratcially every community across the country.  Well now there's a comparably named program in Porter County for weather warning sirens.  There are over 50 warning...

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Gary/Chicago Airport Announces Job Opportunities

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The Gary/Chicago International Airport is seeking to fill several new positions including the top two positions. Marketing and Communications Liaison James Ward III told the Region News Team today a Request for Proposals for providing landscaping services for the 2014...

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Second MERS Patient Doing Well

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US health officials say a second case of the deadly MERS virus has been found in Florida. The respiratory illness has left hundreds of people sick in the Middle East. More than 100 people have died so far. This patient...

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Groundbreaking Wednesday for Hobart Hospital Addition

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Groundbreaking for construction of a new 40 million dollar surgical pavilion addition to St. Mary's Medical Center in Hobart will take place on Wednesday. Mary Fetsch (fetch), Director of Marketing and...

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Portage Residents Urged to Verify Contractors are Licensed

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In light of Sunday's storms, the City of Portage's Building Department is warning Portage residents and business owners seeking to making building repairs for damages to make sure any contractors you seek to hire are licensed to work in the...

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Murder Suspect Turns Himself In

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A 21 year old man wanted for one-count of murder and two-counts of attempted murder, who had remained at-large since being discharged in late February from an Illinois hospital without being arrested, turned himself in today. John Kaznowski, with the...

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Sheriff's Work Release Staff Helps Evacuate Animals

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Lake County Sheriff John Buncich commended the department's Work Release Staff today for their assistance in evacuating the animal population at the Lake County Sheriff's Animal Adoption and Control Center after smoke was observed coming from the roof. No injuries...

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Arbogast Bridge in Griffith Closed Until Further Notice

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The Arbogast Bridge in Griffith over the Cady Marsh Ditch is closed until further notice. City officials report the closure is due to emergency maintenance repairs. Motorists are being asked to use Colfax Avenue to the east and Broad Steer...

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Public's Help Sought Regarding Homicide in S. Holland

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Police in South Holland, Illinois are seeking the public's help regarding a death investigation. Police say 33 year old Rachael Galbreath's death has been ruled a homicide as the result of multiple injuries from an assault at her home last...

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Stuffed Animals Donated to St. Anthony for Children

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Members of the Trinity Lutheran School Junior National Honor Society in Crown Point recently donated 135 new stuffed animals to the Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point Emergency Department. The donation,...

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Investor Advisory Issued on Virtual Currency

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An investor advisory has been issued by the Indiana Secretary of State's Office cautioning investors to consider the risks associated with virtual currencies. Secretary Connie Lawson says these virtual currencies are highly volatile, are not backed by tangible assets, are...

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Mobile Home in Portage Twp Damaged by Fire

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No injuries were reported after a vacant mobile home was significantly damaged by fire just after midnight this morning. The Times reports firefighters were called to the 300 block of Friendship in the Pleasant Valley...

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