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Demolition Date for Former Sheraton Hotel Arrives

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In downtown Gary, the wrecking ball arrives at the old Sheraton Hotel. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson last week announced that demolition was set to officially begin today (Saturday July 26). The long-vacant 14-story building on Broadway that sits right next to...

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Crash Involving 4 Motorcyclists in Governor's Ride

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Four motorcyclists taking part in the ABATE Ride With the Governor Friday were involved in a crash during the ride Friday afternoon. Indiana State Police say the accident occurred in a curve in the roadway on State Road 356, just...

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Fatal Shooting in East Chicago

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The Lake County Coroners office today said an 18-year-old East Chicago man became the victim of homicide overnight. Coroners officials say Kemond Coleman was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound in the 38-hundred block of Alder Street shortly before 4-o'clock...

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73rd Ave Bridge over I-65 Closing for Two Weeks

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The Indiana Department of Transportation says the 73rd Avenue bridge over Interstate 65 in Merrillville will close for two weeks, starting this Monday, July 28, for repairs and maintenance.  The closure affects 73rd Avenue, or Old Lincoln Highway, between Broadway...

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Convicted Former Nose Doctor Moved to Halfway House

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A former Merrillville nose and sinus doctor who pleaded guilty to 22 counts of health care fraud after being accused of billing insurance companies for medical procedures never performed is moving closer to freedom.  Mark Weinberger has been...

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Arraignment for Man Accused of Killing Gary Officer

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A Gary man appeared for his arraignment in Lake County court Friday, accused of killing veteran Gary Police officer Jeffrey Westerfield. 25-year-old Carl Blount was charged with murder Thursday. Westerfield was found fatally shot inside his squad car...

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Next Week Final Week to Enjoy ValPLAYso

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(Photo Courtesy of the Valpo Parks Foundation)
Next week is the final week to enjoy the current ValPLAYso playground. Valpo Parks Foundation Executive Director John Seibert told the Region News Team that even though the new ValPLAYso playground will not...

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Campaign to Lower Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

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(Photo Courtesy of the Lake County Coroner's Office. Right of
Coroner Frey is Kathy Podorsek, RN, Clinical Director “The Birth Place”
next to Kathy is Amber Cole RN, Nurse Educator both of St. Anthony’s Hospital.)
Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey...

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Gary Mayor to Share Strategies to Address Spike in Crime

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In light of the spike in crime in the City of Gary, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will be hosting a press conference on Monday morning to share a multi-faceted strategy which focuses on enforcement, prevention, education and technology. Mayor Freeman-Wilson and...

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Crash on Governor's Motorcycle Ride, Pence Not Involved

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Four participants at an event today to promote motorcycle awareness were involved in a crash. ABATE of Indiana's annual Ride With The Governor began this morning at the Statehouse and included three stops along the 141 mile route, in Columbus,...

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Westville Man Wanted on Warrant Captured After Chase

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A 38 year old Westville man wanted on an arrest warrant for dealing heroin is in custody after leading police on a chase Tuesday. The LaPorte County Sheriff's Office announced today that James Brinsfield has been additionally charged with resisting...

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Coroner Seeking Help to Locate Next of Kin of Gary Man

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Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey is asking for the public's help in locating family members of a 69 year old Gary man who recently died. Justo Arazoza died in his home on July 3 rd of natural causes. The Coroner...

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Measles Case Confirmed in Central Indiana

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State health officials have confirmed a case of measles in Central Indiana. The Indiana State Department of Health reports they are working with local health departments and health care providers to identify additional cases and to prevent further transmission of...

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US 30 Overnight Lane Restrictions Begin Monday Night

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Overnight lane restrictions begin Monday evening on US 30, between the state line and US 41. The Indiana Department of Transportation announced today that one lane of US 30 will be restricted in either the east or westbound lanes during...

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LaPorte Police Seek Public's Help to Locate Wanted Men

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Jeremy Swedersky. MIDDLE: Matthew Gillon.
BELOW: Christopher Kelly.)
Police in LaPorte are seeking the public's help to locate three men originally listed as a Wanted Person of the Week. 42 year old Jeremy Swedersky...

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Truck Carrying Pineapples Rolls Over on I-65

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In Tippecanoe County early today, Indiana State Police say a semi filled with pineapples rolled over on Interstate 65 near Lafayette. The accident closed the right lane of I-65 northbound at the 174 mile marker; this is one mile south...

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PC Fair Officials Announce Record Numbers

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The Porter County Fair has announced record attendance for its first eight days this year. Fair Manager Kevin Hannon says record-breaking attendance for Jake Owen last Friday night set the tone, and the weather has been a huge help as...

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VP Part of Historic Moment for Porter Co Airport

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A historic event at the Porter County Regional Airport this week. A Boeing 757 took off from one its runways Monday, the largest plane the airport has ever handled – and it happened to also be Air Force Two. Airport...

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Teams Holding Car Washes for Coach Balash

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A longtime high school coach in the Region is battling a medical condition that's baffling doctors. 64-year-old Steve Balash has been coaching wrestling at Hobart High School for over four decades, and head wrestling coach for nearly thirty of those...

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State Requests Stay in Right-to-Work Ruling

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is asking a Lake County judge for a stay in the judge's recent decision finding the state's 2012 right-to-work law unconstitutional. Zoeller in his request says it is critical to allow the appellate process to...

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