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Former School Treasurer Accused of Misappropriating Funds

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A report accusing a former Ready Elementary School extracurricular treasurer of misappropriating funds from Griffith Public Schools has been referred to the Indiana Attorney General's Office and the Lake County Prosecutor's Office. The Times reports Kelly Blackard allegedly misappropriated just...

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Gov Quinn Joins Marchers in Peace Walk in Chicago

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More deadly shootings in Chicago, following last weekend's eruption of violence. Shootings Friday in the city wounded at least five people and killed a man. This as neighbors across the city gathered to send a message. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn...

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Child Uses iPad to Call for Help While Mom Has Seizure

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A 4-year-old saves his mother using an iPad. ABC News reports when Kala Riley started have a diabetic seizure, her 4 year old son Elijah couldn't find the iPhone so he picked up her iPad to FaceTime his grandfather in...

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Suspect Related to Elderly Fatal Stabbing Victims

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Merrillville Police say an individual suspected in the stabbing death of an elderly woman at Methodist Hospitals Southlake campus overnight has been interviewed and transported to the Lake County Jail on a forty-eight hour hold, pending “imminent charges” through the...

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Visclosky Commends Determinations on Anti-Dumping

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First District Congressman Pete Visclosky today commended the US Department of Commerce in its final determination to protect American Steel makers from anti-dumping and countervailing of oil country tubular goods imports. Congressman Visclosky says he is pleased the Commerce Department...

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AUDIO: Fly-In Pancake Breakfast at MC Municipal Airport

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The Michigan City Municipal Airport will be hosting its annual "Fly-In Pancake Breakfast" on Sunday morning.  The family-friendly event will feature an all-you-can-eat breakfast, airplane rides and skydiving.  To hear more, click News Audio On Demand at...

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Fatal EB I-80 Crash in Il. Backups WB I-80 to I-65

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A chain reaction crash on Eastbound Interstate 80 in Country Club Hills, Illinois (between I-57 and the Tri-State) overturns an SUV killing it's male driver and injures one other.
Illinois State Police report all eastbound lanes of I-80 were closed...

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Merrillville Teen Charged in Death of Crown Point Woman

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A Merrillville man has been charged with murder in the death of a 54 year old Crown Point woman whose body was found in the trunk of a car in a wooded area off East 22 nd Place in Gary...

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One Injured in Two Semi Crash on I-65 Thursday

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A 46 year old Florida man was injured after a two semi crash on northbound I-65 Thursday afternoon in Jasper County that resulted in one lane being closed for an extended time for cleanup. Indiana...

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LaPorte Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting a Child

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A 50 year old LaPorte man is in custody, accused of sexually assaulting an 8 year old girl Wednesday at Stone Lake Beach. LaPorte Police say the victim was at the beach with...

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Body Matching Description of Missing Woman Recovered

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Indiana Conservation Officers and the South Bend Fire Department recovered the body of a woman from the Saint Joseph River this morning in South Bend. Officer Jonathon Boyd told the Region News Team the body, which was recovered just downstream...

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'Imminent Charges' Pending in Fatal Hospital Stabbing

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Merrillville Police say an individual suspected in the stabbing death of an elderly woman at Methodist Hospitals Southlake campus overnight has been interviewed and transported to the Lake County Jail on a forty-eight hour hold, pending “imminent charges” through the...

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Four Shot Riding in Vehicle in Glen Park

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In Gary, police say four people riding in a vehicle were wounded by gunfire late Thursday night in the Glen Park area of the city. Officials say shortly before midnight the victims were in the vicinity of the 44-hundred block...

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Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Michigan City

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Police in Michigan City continue to investigate a fatal single-vehicle motorcycle accident at the US 20/State Road 212 cloverleaf interchange Wednesday night. Officers were dispatched shortly after 10:30 pm. Police say the motorcyclist was heading south on State Road 212,...

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Names Released in Fatal Stabbings

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The Lake County Coroners office has released the names of two homicide victims, an elderly husband and wife, one of whom was killed at Methodist Hospitals Southlake campus in Merrillville overnight. Officials say both 80-year-old Margarine Haywood and her husband,...

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Shooting Death in Gary

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There is word today that police in Gary today are investigating a homicide in the 21-hundred block of Carolina Street overnight. The Lake County Coroners office reports 22-year-old J'Amir Wiley of Gary was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after...

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Region Expecting Summer Polar Plunge

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Low pressure resulting in a July Polar Plunge is expected to reduce Region temperatures to 10-15° below normal next week, with possible record nighttime lows. National Weather Service meteorologists hesitate to call the event a "Polar Vortex," but the expected...

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Special Tornado Siren Test Today, Feedback Wanted

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Porter County Emergency Management Agency officials have a special request. Today (Friday July 11) they're doing a special test of all the tornado sirens at 12 noon. This is due to the power failures last week from severe storms. Matt...

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219: Whiting's Great American Picnic

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Whiting continues its 125th Anniversary celebration Saturday with the Great American Picnic. A Gigantic Whiting replica birthday cake will be on display from 11am-4pm outside of city hall. Plus, Red and White Checkered Picnic Tables will line 119th Street where
...

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US 20 Renaming Ceremony Today for Late Mayor Clay

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The city of Gary today (Fri July 11) is renaming a portion of US Highway 20 in honor of the late Mayor Rudolph “Rudy” Clay. The ceremony will take place at 10 am on the front steps of Gary City...

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