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Highland Residents Asked to Clear Debris from Storm Grates

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The National Weather Service reports temperatures will be going up starting on President's Day, Monday, from the upper 30's to near 50 degrees by Thursday. In anticipation of warmer weather the Highland Street Department reports crews will be out unclogging...

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Gary Social Club Shooter Faces Numerous Felonies

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The suspect in the shooting late Wednesday night inside the Safe and Sound Senior Citizen Social Club faces numerous felony charges, including attempted murder. According to the probable cause affidavit filed in Lake County Superior Court, 23 year old Kendall...

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UPDATE: One Dead in East Chicago Fire

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One person is dead after a fire this afternoon in East Chicago. The Lake County Coroner's Office reports 59 year old Howard Readus Jr. suffered multiple burns to his body and was pronounced dead just before 2:30pm. Manner of death...

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Lake Michigan Shelf Ice Video, Viewing Programs in March

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Relentless cold and snow this winter has resulted in dramatic, beautiful formations of shelf ice along the Lake Michigan southern shore at Indiana Dunes State Park....

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Fire Reported in East Chicago

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The East Chicago Fire Department reports crews are at the scene of a fire in the 39-hundred block of Deal Street. No further information is available at this time, but the Times reports at least one person was killed....

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John Will Anderson Boys and Girls Club Gets $100,000 Donation

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A 100-thousand dollar check was presented this morning as a donation honoring the John Will Anderson Boys and Girls Club in Gary. Marketing Manager Megan Henning told the Region...

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LaPorte Man Charged with Assaulting Police Officer

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A LaPorte man has been charged with one-count of felony battery for assaulting a police officer early this morning. LaPorte Police report they responded to the 15-hundred block of Lincolnway, just before 12:30am,...

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Rollover Crash on I-80/94 Injures Merrillville Man

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A 28 year old Merrillville man was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries early this morning after a rollover crash on I-80/94. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports a preliminary investigation revealed that...

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Driver Flown to Illinois Hospital After Crash

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Porter County Sheriffs Police say a Lowell woman was being flown to a Chicago-area hospital after the Chevy Cobalt she was driving went off the road and struck a tree on State Road 2 south of County Road 100 South...

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Pothole Patching Crews Around the Region

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Region motorists are advised to be aware of pothole patching crews working around northwest Indiana today... including Indianapolis Boulevard, State Road 55, US 41, and Broadway in Lake County and State Road 49 near Chesterton in Porter County... also near...

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Local Workplaces Make 'Fit-Friendly' List

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Region workplaces are among 47 Indiana companies recognized Thursday as "Fit-Friendly" by the American Heart Association.  Here's the full news release:
The American Heart Association today recognized 47 Indiana companies as Fit-Friendly Companies for promoting physical activity and health in...

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Former White Sox Manager Jim Fregosi Dies at 71

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Former White Sox skipper Jim Fregosi has died after suffering multiple strokes on an MLB alumni cruise last weekend. Fregosi also served stints managing the Angels, Phillies and Blue Jays. He managed the White Sox from 1986...

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Indiana Lawmaker, Daughter Hurt in Crash

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State Representative David Niezgodski
South Bend State Representative David Niezgodski and his 23-year-old daughter are now said to be in stable condition after being injured in a car crash in downtown Indianapolis last night. They were earlier reported as critical....

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Jerauld Joseph Reinhart, 1929-2014

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The founder of Ross Summer Music Theater died Thursday. After serving in the U.S. Air Force for two years, Jerauld Joseph Reinhart, who was born in Princeton, Indiana, moved to Merrillville where he started teaching music at Merrillville High School....

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Gary Public Transit GM Heading to Maryland

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The general manager of Gary Public Transportation Corporation is resigning to take an executive job with the Maryland Transit Administration in Baltimore next month. Daryl Lampkins has headed the Gary agency since 2005. His resignation comes as Gary public transit...

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Region Invited To Great Loves Of LaPorte County

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Hundreds of vintage Valentines will be on display at the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum this month. To highlight the collection the museum will be hosting "The Great Loves of LaPorte" county event this Saturday starting at 1pm. Museum Curator,...

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Attorney Accused in Theft of $1.6 Million

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A northwest Indiana attorney has been accused of stealing more than one-point-six million dollars while working for local businesses. Today's Times reports 52-year-old Clark Holesinger of Valparaiso faces four C-felony counts of theft. A civil suit...

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Big Jump in Solar Industry Jobs in Indiana for 2013

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When it comes to jobs in the solar industry, the sun is shining on Indiana. The national Solar Jobs Census released this week found 960 new jobs were created there in manufacturing, installation and development of solar projects in 2013,...

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PCSAC Unveils New Logo, Announces Future Location

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The Porter County Substance Abuse Council Coalition today unveiled their new Coalition logo during a committee meeting at the Valparaiso Public Library. Director Beatrice Owen told the Region News Team they also worked on how to address substance abuse issues...

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House Ag/Rural Development Committee Approves SB 186

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The Hoosier Environmental Council today issued a statement saying, “Hoosiers who understand the role of government is to protect equal rights, justice, quality of life and economic opportunities for all people should be very concerned about Senate Bill 186.” The...

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