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Lake Co Sheriff to Give Update on Westerfield Investigation

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A press conference is scheduled to take place at 3pm at the Lake County Sheriff's Department where Sheriff John Buncich is anticipated to update the media on the investigation into the death of veteran Gary Police Officer Jeffery Westerfield, who was...

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Homicide Investigation Continues in East Chicago

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An investigation continues into a homicide that occurred in East Chicago Wednesday afternoon. East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker told the Region News Team officers responded to a call of shots fired about 3:10pm, at the rear of the 11-hundred...

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Gary Announces Citywide Street Paving Project

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The City of Gary today announced a six-point-four-million dollar citywide street paving project. The city's Public Board of Works plans to pave 55 streets this summer. Not on that list is 15th Avenue, but that's because it will be paved...

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Beekeepers Donate Beehive for Gov's Residence

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What's the buzz in Indianapolis … a special event this week highlighting the importance of bees.  Indiana First Lady Karen Pence unveiled a beehive at the Governor’s Residence to raise awareness on how important these pollinators are to our very...

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219: Whiting Pierogi Fest Celebrates 20 Years

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Whiting's Annual Pierogi Fest kicks off this weekend featuring its famous wacky Pierogi Parade starting at 7pm Friday. It will feature roller skating nuns, a Lawnmower Drill Team, and Twirling Babushka Brigade. What started as a small ethnic festival outside...

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Munster Accepting Applications for Police Candidates

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The Town of Munster is accepting applications for police and reserve officer candidates for the purpose of establishing an eligibility list for future vacancies. Candidates must be 21-to-35 years of age at time of appointment and must be a high...

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New GPS System in Portage School Buses

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In Portage Township, school officials and parents will be able to know exactly where each school bus is on its daily route thanks to recently-installed GPS devices. Today's Times reports the system will help with managing routes and assessing fuel...

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Valpo Road Closure for Sanitary Sewer Repair

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In Valparaiso, city officials report one-block of Chicago Street between Morgan Boulevard and Valparaiso Street is closed from 8 am to 3 pm today (Thursday July 24) for emergency sanitary sewer repair. The detour is one block over, on Erie...

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ABATE of Indiana 'Ride With the Governor' is July 25

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ABATE of Indiana's annual Ride With The Governor will take place Friday July 25th,  The event to promote motorcycle awareness is open to all motorcyclists. Donations will benefit the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund. The ride will leave Orr Plaza...

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West Nile Virus in Griffith Mosquito Sample

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Griffith officials have announced that a sample of mosquitoes collected in the vicinity of Main and Colfax has tested positive for West Nile Virus. State health officials say thirteen batches of mosquitoes in ten counties have tested positive so far...

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Crash Kills Indiana Teen on Around-the-World Flight

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An Indiana father and son's attempt to set a record for an around the world flight has ended in tragedy. Relatives say the 17-year-old was killed and the father is missing in the crash of their plane in American Samoa...

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Massive GM Recall of Over 700,000 Cars and Trucks

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Yet another massive GM Recall....this time nearly 718 thousand cars and trucks in the US for a variety of reasons and ABC News reports this recall has nothing to do with those faulty ignition switches. Many of the latest GM...

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One Man Killed in East Chicago

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Police in East Chicago this evening are investigating a homicide. The Times reports one man was killed in an alley in the 12-hundred block of West 151 st Street. No further information has been made...

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IN State Police Unveil New School Bus Safety Videos

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The Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division recently unveiled two new school bus safety videos that depict the unarmed response of a school bus driver to an active shooter scenario. The videos are...

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Suspects Arrested in Hammond Armed Robbery

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A 29 year old man and a male juvenile have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery on Tuesday night in Hammond. The Times reports the two suspects allegedly robbed a juvenile at gunpoint at a park in the...

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BBB Phishing Email Circulating

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The Better Business Bureau of Northern Indiana is warning of a phishing threat that is circulating. Officials report victims receive an email from someone claiming to be from the Better Business Bureau responding to a complaint and asks you view...

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Special Blood Drive Friday in Honor of Barb Aiken

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A special blood drive will held in Merrillville on Friday in honor of a woman who received more than 20 units of blood while being treated in intensive care. Indiana-Ohio Red Cross Communication Manager Vince Robinson told the Region News...

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Bishop Ford Accident Claims Life of Schererville Woman

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Illinois State Police say a Schererville woman driving on the inbound Bishop Ford Freeway was killed this morning when a tire apparently flew off a Chevy Blazer from the outbound side of the highway and struck her car, crushing part...

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Global Torch Relay for Peace Runs Through East Chicago

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In East Chicago, Mayor Anthony Copeland and children from the East Chicago Park Stars Summer Camp greeted a group of Peace Runners on Tuesday morning that came in to spread the message of peace. The Peace...

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Lawsuits Filed Against Companies Scamming Homeowners

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller today filed lawsuits against seven companies for operating fraudulent mortgage rescue or loan modification schemes that allegedly scammed consumers out of more than 14-thousand dollars in large, upfront fees. The lawsuits are part of a...

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