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National Lakeshore Events for National Park Week

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Sunny skies and temperatures in the 60's this weekend is a great reason to get outdoors and it just happens that this Saturday kicks off National Park Week. Officials with Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore report they have a number of...

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Lake Station Mayor, Wife, Stepdaughter Plead Not Guilty

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Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist, along with his wife and stepdaughter, attended a plea hearing today in Hammond Federal Court where they all pleaded not guilty to corruption charges. On Wednesday, the US Attorney's Office in Hammond announced two indictments...

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ISP Obtains Video Footage in Whiting Fatal Crash

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Authorities continue to investigate after a 12-year-old boy was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday afternoon in Whiting. The Lake County Coroners Office says Angel Villafuerte was pronounced dead at the scene just after 4 pm from blunt force...

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Crown Point Pledges Toward S Shore Expansion

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It's official – add Crown Point to the list of Lake County municipalities agreeing to pledge a portion of their new county income tax dollars toward extending the South Shore line. The city will earmark ten-percent toward extending the commuter...

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219 - South Shore Roller Girls

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If you’re looking for something different to do this weekend, here's something "retro" that's been making a big comeback-- it's roller derby, and the Region's own South Shore Roller Girls are hosting their home opener Saturday evening in Hammond. Scott...

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Indiana Spring 2014 IREAD 3 Results Released

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The Indiana Department of Education today released overall results of the most recent third-grade reading tests. The passage rate for the IREAD 3 assessment was about 85-and-a-half percent for Spring 2014, up just slightly from the same period last year....

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Gary Man Arrested in Indianapolis in Ft Wayne Murder

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The prosecutor in northeast Indiana's Allen County says tips from the public were key in an investigation that led to the arrest of a Lake County man in connection with a fatal shooting in Fort Wayne early last week. Authorities...

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82-Thousand Eggs Donated to Local Food Bank

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'Egg-citement' was in the air when nearly 82-thousand fresh eggs arrived in the Region Wednesday. Over 68-hundred dozen eggs were delivered to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana in Gary by Creighton Brothers Farms in time for Easter on behalf...

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Whiting Boy Struck and Killed Crossing Street

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In Whiting, authorities say a 12-year-old boy was struck and killed Wednesday afternoon by a vehicle that reportedly left the scene. The Lake County Coroners office says Angel Villafuerte was pronounced dead at the scene just after 4 pm from...

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Lake Station Mayor, Wife, and Stepdaughter Indicted

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The mayor of Lake Station, his wife, and the mayor's stepdaughter are facing federal charges. The first indictment announced by US Attorney David Capp Wednesday alleges Mayor Keith Soderquist, age 44, and his wife Deborah, age 55, took money from...

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East Chicago Police Investigate Report of Dog Bite

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In East Chicago, police are investigating the report of a dog bite in the 35-hundred block of Pennsylvania Avenue shortly before 5 pm Tuesday. Chief Mark Becker says officers responding determined that two pit bills had successfully escaped from their...

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Enviro-Friendly Rain Barrels Coming to Valparaiso

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They not only save residents money by providing "free" water for plants, rain barrels also help cut down on the amount of stormwater runoff that taxes storm sewers.  And now the City of Valparaiso is offering a limited number of...

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IYI to Host Forum on Child Well-Being in Lake County

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According to the Indiana Youth Institute's "Kids Count in Indiana Data Book", child poverty in lake County is higher than the state's average.  Lake County Parents and guardians who may be concerned with child well-being and finding resources to help...

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Police Respond to a Fatal Traffic Accident in Whiting

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A 12 year-old Whiting boy, who witnesses say was attempting to cross a busy Whiting street, was reportedly struck and killed by a semi truck.  Indiana State Police at the request of the Whiting Chief of Police are investigating the...

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Lake County Jail Receives Healthcare Accreditation

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Any doubts about the medical and mental health conditions and treatment improvements at the Lake County Jail can be put to rest as the jail has just received healthcare accreditation.  Sheriff John Buncich says he's proud of the accomplishment and...

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Sobriety Checkpoint in Lake County this Weekend

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The Lake County Indiana DUI Taskforce announces that they will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the Hobart area sometime over the Easter Holiday weekend.  According to the Taskforce, the goal of these checkpoints are to remove impaired drivers from...

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Late Winter Could Lead to Harsh Allergy Season

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It is probably safe to say that warmer weekends are in sight in Northwest Indiana.  Though, unfortunately for allergy sufferers the late, winter delayed start to the pollen season could mean a harsh allergy season.  That's because both trees and...

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Purdue Calumet Professor to Talk on Russia Ukraine

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Concerned about recent events in the Crimea concerning Russia?  A professor at Purdue Calumet will discuss the implications during a presentaion next week.  The presentation titled, "Russia and Ukraine:  Shades of the Cold War of Brave New World?" to be...

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Hospital Offers Healthy Fun Approach to Breast Health

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Most women dread what has become a routine chapter in their lives--going in for a Mammogram.  But now one region hospital is turning it into a party.
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Indiana University Health Starke Hospital says next month they'll be hosting what...

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Prescribed Fire Planned Thursday in Gary Area

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Residents and motorists passing through the area may see smoke from the Indiana Tollroad, I-65 and I-94 in Gary on Thursday, April 17, 2014, due to a prescribed fire.  The fire staff of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore says they...

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