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Fund Established for 2 INDOT Contractors Killed Last Week

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A fund has been established with Chase Bank for the two Rieth-Riley Construction road workers who were killed on I-69 in Indianapolis last Friday. To make a donation, you may go to any Chase branch in the United States, with...

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Public Invited to Attend Substance Abuse Prevention Event

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The public is invited to attended a community-wide event later this month to explore the issues of around underage drinking and heroin use/abuse. Beatrice Owen, Director of the Porter County Substance Abuse Council, told the Region News Team during a...

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Smoke in Radar Facility Cancels/Delays Chicago Flights

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WRITE IN: Many flights canceled or delayed in Chicago today after smoke inside an area radar facility forced a stop to all incoming and outgoing flights at the city's two airports. The Federal Aviation Administration says the facility, in a...

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AG Office Wants Hoosier Renters to Know Their Rights

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The Indiana Attorney General's Office wants renters to know their rights. The Attorney General's Office today (Tuesday) reports knowing your rights from the beginning can help one avoid any unnecessary problems in the future.
Indiana’s landlord/tenant law includes the following:...

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ISP Lowell Post Holds Annual Memorial Service

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Indiana State Police Lowell Post held its annual memorial service today to remember those state police employees who have given their lives in the line of duty. Guests at the service included the family...

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Pence Leads Job Hunting Trip to New York

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After inviting New York businesses to move to Indiana in January, Governor Pence is back in the state leading a delegation of 14 Hoosiers on a jobs and economic development mission in...

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Pence Names New Chief of Staff

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today announced Jim Atterholt as his new Chief of Staff, effective May 19 th . Atterholt currently chairs the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and prior to joining them he served as the State Insurance Commissioner and...

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LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: Joseph Ukonga

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A 23 year old man wanted on a warrant out of LaPorte Circuit Court for felony escape from work release this week's “Wanted Person of the Week” by the LaPorte Police Department. Joseph...

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Indiana Natural Resources Commission to Meet

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The Indiana Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will conduct its next bimonthly meeting today (Tue May 13) in northwest Indiana.  The meeting begins at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. CDT at the Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center,1600 North 25 East in...

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Region Fire Depts Get Homeland Security Grants

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Fire departments in Northwest Indiana were among 112 recipients statewide sharing more than 400-thousand dollars in Indiana Homeland Security Foundation grants to public safety agencies for things like protective equipment, fire gear, defibrillators, fire hoses, computer and communication equipment, thermal...

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Coats: VA Must Make Sweeping Changes

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Republican Indiana US Senator Dan Coats says sweeping changes are needed in the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Coats issued the following statement regarding ongoing allegations of abuse and neglect by the department, including reports that as many as 40 patients...

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Hammond Police Investigating Homicide

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In Hammond, police are investigating a shooting death overnight. The Lake County Coroners office says 26-year-old Kelvin Campbell Jr of East Chicago was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple gunshot wounds in the 36-hundred block of Orchard Drive on...

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Hospital Workers Returning to Work After MERS Case

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A spokesperson for Community Hospital in Munster says all hospital employees who had direct contact with a recent MERS patient have a confirmed second negative test for the virus and have been cleared to return to work and discontinue home...

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Some Outages Could Continue Into Wednesday

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Restoration efforts continue after severe storms swept through northwest Indiana Sunday, leaving behind a lot of downed trees and power lines. Northern Indiana Public Service Company says all available field employees are focusing their attention to getting the power back...

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Cars Vandalized in Union Township

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In Union Township, Sheriffs Police in Porter County are investigating a rash of vandalism discovered Saturday morning. Several residents reported damage to vehicles and homes, including numerous cars being scratched in the 300 West block of County Road 550 North....

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Several Portage Homes Damaged in Storm

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In Portage, officials say several homes on the city's south side were damaged in Sunday's storms, and part of the roof of El Pueblo Restaurant on US 6 on the west side of the city was blown off.   Joe Calhoun,...

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Repairs Continue After Sunday's Storms

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Nearly three-thousand customers of Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) are without power this morning. Repairs and restoration continue after Sunday's storms, that affected as many as 25-thousand at the peak of the outages. Power remains out for residents across...

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Porter Co EMA launches New Volunteer Program

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Most people have probably heard of those popular Adopt-a-Highway programs, which can be found in pratcially every community across the country.  Well now there's a comparably named program in Porter County for weather warning sirens.  There are over 50 warning...

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Gary/Chicago Airport Announces Job Opportunities

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The Gary/Chicago International Airport is seeking to fill several new positions including the top two positions. Marketing and Communications Liaison James Ward III told the Region News Team today a Request for Proposals for providing landscaping services for the 2014...

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Second MERS Patient Doing Well

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US health officials say a second case of the deadly MERS virus has been found in Florida. The respiratory illness has left hundreds of people sick in the Middle East. More than 100 people have died so far. This patient...

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