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List of Purdue Names Now at Three

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The list of names for the new merged Purdue in the Region is down to three.  The Times reports the unification committee has decided that either Purdue University North, Purdue University Northwest, or Purdue University Lake Shore will be the...

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Indianapolis Blvd Lift Bridge in Up Position

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In north Lake County, Indianapolis Boulevard lift bridge over George Lake Canal was in the up position this morning. Traffic was being diverted using Riley Road and Columbus Drive....

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Search and Rescue Training on Lake Michigan

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Maritime law enforcement recently completed search and rescue training on the northwest Indiana waters of Lake Michigan. Indiana Conservation Officers hosted the course that included Conservation Officers, the Lake County Sheriff’s Marine Unit, and the Berrien County, Michigan, Marine Unit....

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Purdue Finds High-Tech Use for Sewing Machine

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Purdue researchers say a traditional sewing machine could play a key role in creating high-tech products with a variety of medical applications. So-called "soft" robotics are wearable electronics and implantable medical systems made of elastic materials that are capable of...

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Road Construction Worker from Lake Co Struck and Killed

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Authorities say a road construction worker from northwest Indiana was killed at a Chicago work site Saturday by an allegedly impaired teenage driver. Officials say 58-year-old Jose Tafoya of Merrillville was struck at about 4:15 am in the 49-hundred block...

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Fatal Accident in South Lake County

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In far south Lake County, sheriffs police were investigating a fatal motorcycle crash. A spokesperson for the sheriffs department says the crash occurred just before 6:30 Sunday evening on US 41 at 221st Avenue, just north of Schneider. The Lake...

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Responders Recover Two Bodies in Cal-Sag Channel

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Search teams from the Coast Guard, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and local agencies recovered two bodies Saturday afternoon following a vessel collision in the Cal-Sag Channel near Palos Hills, Illinois. At around 1:15 p.m. local time searchers recovered...

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USPS Looking to Fill Positions in Indiana

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The US Postal Service has announced they are seeking six-hundred new hires, with a number of Rural Carrier Associate positions open in areas around Indiana. Job information is online at the USPS website.
Here is the statement issued Friday by...

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EC School Board Approves Contract Offer for New Super

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On Friday, the School City of East Chicago Board approved offering a five-year contract to 75 year old Youssef Yomtoov to be their next superintendent. Yomtoov, who has been working as a consultant in Illinois for the last five-years, has...

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New Study Suggests Humans are Addicted to Sunlight

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Are you a tanorexic? Scientists are warning frequent sunbathers, they may be feeding an addiction. ABC News reports like moths to a flame, humans are drawn to the sun, despite the danger of skin cancer and scientists say they know...

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Griffith Man Charged with Dealing Heroin

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A 53 year old Griffith man was arrested on Friday and charged with three-counts of dealing heroin. According to the probable cause affidavit, Griffith Police used a confidential information, who was under surveillance, to purchase a-half gram of heroin on...

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Great Lakes Grand Prix Expands into Great Lakes Fest

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Visit Michigan City LaPorte this week announced that the Great Lakes Grand Prix will expand this year into the Great Lakes Fest. Along with the offshore powerboat races and the annual Taste of Michigan City food festival, attractions added this...

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Culver's Donating to Veteran's Build on June 24th

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A fast food chain is showing their support for Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana and the Northwest Indiana Veterans Action Council's “Veteran Build” by donating ten-percent of sales on Tuesday, June 24 th , from 10am to 10pm. Culver's...

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Purdue Calumet Vice Chancellor Role Expanded to PNC

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The role of Purdue University Calumet Vice Chancellor of Information Services has been expanded to include Information Services oversight at Purdue North Central, effective immediately. Sarah Howard becomes the fifth administrator to assume responsibilities at...

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68th Running of Valpo Soap Box Derby Race

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Cites and towns across the Region each have their own summertime traditions, and one of the longest running is Valparaiso's Soap Box Derby Races. This morning's race is the 68th running of the event. It's taking place this morning along...

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SB Parrish in Cedar Lake at 133rd to Remain Closed

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Cedar Lake Police report a small section of southbound Parrish Avenue right at the intersection of 133rd will remain closed tonight with work to continue tomorrow. Crews are excavating an area where a hole was discovered Thursday night in the...

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Man Sought By FBI Accused of 5 June Bank Robberies

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A man suspected of robbing five banks in the last two-week is being sought by the FBI. The FBI reports the first bank robbery occurred on June 9 th in...

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Design Approval Granted for Shared Facility in Gary

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Indiana University, together with Ivy Tech Community College, received approval today from the IU Board of Trustees to proceed with the design of a new shared facility to be constructed in Gary,...

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Groundbreaking for New Site of Old Valpo Train Depot

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held this morning (Friday) in Valparaiso at the Porter County Career and Technical Center to highlight the new location of the 1912 Grand Trunk Railroad Depot. Porter County Career and Technical...

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Several Vehicle Break-ins Reported in NW LaPorte

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Police in LaPorte are seeking the public's help after several vehicle break-ins in a northwest LaPorte neighborhood early this morning. LaPorte Police report vehicles were entered in the 14-hundred block of Spruce Street, the 400 block of Kenwood Street and...

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