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Several Region Communities on Safest Cities List

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Several northwest Indiana communities are listed on a new list of 50 Safest Cities in Indiana. Two were in the top ten - Westville ranked number five, followed by St. John at number six. Also included were Lowell, Chesterton, Dyer,...

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Indiana Among Dozen States Suing Over Carbon Rules

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Indiana has joined 11 other states in a lawsuit against carbon dioxide regulations the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed, contending that that the EPA does not have the legal authority to regulate existing sources of air pollution. Governor...

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Police Thank Public for Help in Locating Missing Man

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In Valparaiso, police are thanking the public for their help in locating a missing person. Family members reported Troy Donnelly missing last Tuesday evening.  Valparaiso Police say at 11:15 Friday morning officers were called to the area of Silhavy and...

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Valparaiso Road Closure for Utility Work and Paving

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One block of Ransom Road in Valparaiso will be closed for most of the week starting today (Monday Aug 4). Officials report Ransom Road, between Lake Meadow and Goodrich Road is closed for utility work and paving, from 7am today...

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Temporary Central Avenue Beach Closure

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The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore says Central Avenue Beach and its parking lot in Michigan City will be closed today (Monday Aug 4) and again tomorrow (Tuesday Aug 5)). Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Supervisory Park Ranger Public Information Officer Bruce...

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NICTD: Temporary Busing for Wire Upgrades

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Train Service Information from Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) -- From Aug 4-8:  Temporarily busing passengers between South Bend and Carroll Av. in Michigan City because of overhead wire upgrade.  No busing to or from Hudson Lake.  The following...

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Power Outage in Valparaiso, US 30 Lights Affected

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Northern Indiana Public Service Company was reporting 1122 outages in Valparaiso this morning.  We received word that traffic lights were out along a stretch of US 30 at Horseprairie in Valparaiso going west.  No word at this hour on...

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Shooting Death in East Chicago

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East Chicago Police are investigating the death of a 28 year old man who died on Sunday as the result of gunshot wounds sustained earlier that morning. Chief Mark Becker says officers were dispatched to the 38-hundred block of Heron...

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Adams Radio Group Acquires Local Radio Stations

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Announcing the Closing on WLJE (FM), WXRD (FM), WZVN (FM) and WAKE (AM) to Adams Radio Group, LLC
Minneapolis, MN – August 1, 2014: Adams Radio Group has closed on its acquisition of Radio One Communications radio cluster in Northwest...

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Water Level at Lake Freeman Drops Below Normal

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Indiana Conservation Officers in coordination with NIPSCO report the lack of rain and dry conditions in the area has caused the measurements for the lake level taken near the face of the Oakdale Hydroelectric Dam on Lake Freeman to drop...

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Indiana State Police Take Part in I-90/94 Challenge

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Law enforcement officials in Indiana and fourteen other states have been part of an enhanced four-day campaign that began Friday (Aug 1). The goal -- zero deaths along a 56-hundred mile stretch of two major interstates. Indiana State Police and...

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One Dead, One Injured in Chicago Workplace Shooting

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A man is dead, and a company CEO is hospitalized after an apparent workplace shooting in downtown Chicago. ABC News reports Chicago Police say the 59-year-old employee of the technology company in downtown Chicago brought a gun to face to...

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Valpo PD Seeking Identity of Shoplifters

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Police in Valparaiso are seeking the public's help to identify two subjects in connection to two separate shoplifting incidents. Valparaiso Police report Plato's Closet, in the 31-hundred block of Calumet, contacted police on...

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Crown Point Car Cruise Moves Temporarily

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The Crown Point Car Cruise is moving to Wittenberg Village located at 1200 E. Luther Drive Thursday July 31st and next Thursday August 7th to allow traffic for the Lake County Fair.  The Car Cruise will be from 4 to...

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Two Charged in Hammond Shootings

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Two suspects are facing attempted murder and other charges in connection with the shootings of an Addison, Illinois, woman and her two daughters, ages 12 and 15, in Hammond Sunday morning. Authorities allege 17-year-old Alan Ross, Jr., of Hammond and...

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Search Continues for Missing Valparaiso Man

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Valparaiso Police say they continue to investigate the report of a missing person. 50-year-old Troy Donnelly was reported missing on Tuesday evening by family members, police say, and family last spoke with Donnelly on Friday, July 25, and at that...

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Hebron Schools Announce New Superintendent

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Tri-Creek Schools Assistant Superintendent Nathan Kleefisch is taking a new job as superintendent of Boone Township Schools in Hebron. Kleefisch replaces George Letz, who's retiring next month. Kleefisch has been with the Tri-Creek school district out of Lowell in south...

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July 2014 Officially Cooler Than Usual

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As we close out the month today, weather data show it has been a cooler than usual July.
In fact, in Indianapolis, the National Weather Service says it's the coolest July on record for the state's capital city, with an...

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Popcorn Fest Announces New Title Sponsor

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Valparaiso Events has announced ChicagoLand Popcorn as the new Title Partner for the 36 th annual Popcorn Fest this year. ChicagoLand is opening a new Popcorn Flavor Superstore across from Albanese Candy Store on US 30 just west of Valparaiso...

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Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

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Indiana State Police say a Hobart man was killed Wednesday night when the 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle he was driving ran into the rear of a semi pulling a tanker on the ramp from eastbound Interstate 80/94 to southbound I-65 near...

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