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Guns Among Items Stolen from Police Car

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In Valparaiso, police are investigating thefts from two vehicles in the Shamrock subdivision, one of them a Porter County Sheriffs squad car. Valparaiso Police say numerous items were taken, including a handgun, taser and rifle. The second vehicle had a...

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Residents Join Gary Mayor for Coffee with the Mayor

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Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson sat down with residents Tuesday morning to hear concerns and suggestions during an informal get-together at the McDonalds at 5th and Grant Street. It was the first of a series “Coffee with the Mayor” sessions planned...

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Crash Closes Two Lanes of Eastbound I-94

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730am CDT: Eastbound Interstate 94, the right two lanes are closed due to a crash just before State Road 249 near Portage....

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Cline Ave Work in Schererville Includes Roundabout

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In Schererville, town officials say work to ease traffic flow along Cline Avenue should be complete by early October. The project includes the construction of a new roundabout where Cline intersects with Rohrman Road, at 77th Avenue. It's a busy...

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Porter Health Care System Announces Expansion in Valpo

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From left: Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas and
Porter Health Care System CEO Steve Lunn.)
Porter County Health System announced today plans to expand medical services with a full-service 24/7 emergency department to its...

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Crash near 61st Ave. Backing up Traffic on NB I-65

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A crash that has one vehicle facing the wrong direction is blocking the two left lanes of northbound I-65 near 61st Ave.  Drivers need to be alert to backups and delays north of the US-30/Merrillville exit.
Crash near 61st Ave. Backing up Traffic on NB I-65
(Traffic northbound I-65 backed...

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Man Charged with Reckless Homicide in Fatal Crash

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A Crown Point man has been charged with reckless homicide and causing death while operating a motor vehicle with a controlled substance regarding a fatal crash on March 31st. The Times reports Joseph Barrera Jr. was charged on Friday and...

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Valpo Ethics Commission Seeking At-Large Member

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  The City of Valparaiso's Ethics Commission is currently seeking letters of interest for an at-large member. Interested applicants must be a resident of Valparaiso, cannot be a public official or employee of Valparaiso University, Porter Hospital, the Greater Valparaiso...

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Summer Cold Snap Expected to Last a Couple of Days

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The upper Midwest is feeling a cold snap in the middle of summer. ABC News reports that typically, summer temperatures in Chicago peak in mid-July in the mid-80s. Today, cities like Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis will be lucky to break...

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Visclosky Testifies Before ITC on Enforcing Trade Laws

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First District Congressman and Vice Chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus, Pete Visclosky, testified today before the International Trade Commission on the importance of enforcing our trade laws. Visclosky stated the American Steel Industry is being threatened by the influx...

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EPA Accepting Proposals for Great Lakes Restoration Projects

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The US Environmental Protection Agency today issued a Request for Applications soliciting proposals for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants to fund new projects to restore and protect the Great Lakes. Up to 27.5 million dollars will be made available and...

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Fire Hydrant Replacement Begins Wednesday in Munster

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In Munster, work to begin replacing fire hydrants starts tomorrow. Town officials report crews will be working between 8am-and-5pm, for the next six-weeks. Residents are being cautioned that there is a possibility of water loss or discolored water as a...

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Applications Being Accepted for School Supply Assistance

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Low income families living in Porter County can apply to receive school supplies for their children in kindergarten through 12 th grade. Kathy Childress, Events/Volunteer Coordinator, told the Region News Team that applications are now being taken for the Salvation...

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Pelath Reports on Mission to Taiwan

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Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, of Michigan City, was one of a dozen lawmakers from across the Midwest who recently spent a week in Taiwan. Pelath says he was invited by the island nation to observe its geopolitical and...

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British Agribusiness Announces $90M+ Investment

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A British agribusiness is investing over 90-million dollars in its Tippecanoe County operations over the next three years.  Governor Mike Pence, who's in the UK on a jobs mission, joined executives from Tate & Lyle in London for the announcement....

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Convenience Stores Continue Challenge of Cold Beer Law

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Members of the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association announced today that they will continue their fight to overturn an Indiana state law that says only liquor stores can sell cold beer. Their legal battle includes an appeal filed...

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Governor Pence on Jobs Mission in UK

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Governor Mike Pence, First Lady Karen Pence and state officials continue on their current jobs mission in the United Kingdom. Among their stops is the Farnborough International Airshow, one of the largest worldwide exhibitions dedicated to the aviation industry. Pence...

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Bayh Touts Hogsett's Credentials

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U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett is resigning at the end of this month. Hogsett, who's been United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana since October 2010, announced his decision in a letter Monday to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder,...

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Auto Parts Supplier Expanding in the Region

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A global supplier of automotive parts is expanding its operations in the Region. UGN will add 30-thousand square feet to its current 180-thousand square foot facility in Valparaiso, creating up to fourteen new jobs by 2015. With renovations expected to...

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Roadwork Underway Across Valparaiso

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In Valparaiso, over a million dollars worth of paving work is planned across the summer season... and one of those projects is happening now on Campbell Street, which is getting a fresh layer of asphalt. The extreme winter took its...

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