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Volunteers Needed for Latest 5x5x5 Cleanup in Gary

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Volunteers are still needed for the City of Gary's latest Five-by-Five-by-Five Neighborhood Revitalization Project. City officials say Saturday's cleanup effort will take place in the Brunswick neighborhood and will cover 3 rd Avenue through 9 th Avenue and Clark Road...

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RR Crossing at S Colfax in Griffith Closed Until 5/14

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An unforeseen equipment issue will keep the railroad crossing at South Colfax Avenue in Griffith closed to vehicular traffic until next week. City officials report they anticipate the crossing the crossing will reopen by 12pm, Wednesday, May 14 th ....

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Valpo Offering Rain Barrels at Reduced Rate

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The City of Valparaiso is offering residents the opportunity to purchase rain barrels at a reduced rate. Officials say the 55 gallon rain barrels are available to the first 200 participants who live...

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Purdue Calumet to Award 50,000th Degree Saturday

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Purdue University Calumet will award its 50-thousandth degree on Saturday afternoon during ceremonies recognizing a spring graduation class of more than one-thousand undergraduate and graduate scholars at the Hammond Civic Center. Chancellor Thomas Keon says, “the awarding of 50-thousand degrees...

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Lockdown at Dover Airforce Base Lifted, No Shooter Found

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A lockdown at Dover Air Force base in Delaware has been lifted after a possible shooter was reported on the premises. The lockdown, which was instituted at 11am EST was reportedly due to a suspicious person and was lifted at...

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Studies Show Number of C-Section Births Rising

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Recent studies have shown the number of women giving birth by C-section has been growing. Now a new study casts doubts on whether they're being done for the right reasons. ABC News reports medical necessity, not financial factors should drive...

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Woman Found Dead Tuesday in Gary Alley Identified

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Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey today announced they have identified the woman found Tuesday morning in an alley, between the 25-hundred block of Madison and Jefferson Street, in Gary as that of 22 year old Brittany Sutton, of Lake Station....

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Porter Physician Group Opens New Office in Hebron

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DeMotte Physicians announced today that an additional location will open in Hebron on June 1 st in the 600 block of North Main Street. The physicians specialize in caring for patients from adolescence through senior adulthood and are accepting new...

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ArcelorMittal Donates to Coast Guard Center Construction

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(Photo Courtesy of ArcelorMittal. From left: Anne Brengle,
president, Coast Guard Foundation; RDML Fred M. Midgette, commander,
U.S. Coast Guard Ninth District; and Eric Hauge, vice president
and general manager, ArcelorMittal Cleveland.)
ArcelorMittal today announced they recently awarded 30-thousand dollars...

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CP Student to Again Compete in National Geographic Bee

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Eighteen of the students taking part in this year’s National Geographic Bee are repeat state winners, and one of them is from the Region. 14-year-old Sean Ives, an eighth-grader at Trinity Lutheran School in Crown Point who competed in last...

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Couple Get More Time to Fight State's Gay Marriage Ban

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A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction extending an April 10 th temporary restraining order to require the state of Indiana to recognize the out-of-state marriage of two women from Lake County. Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler, of Munster,...

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Reports: US Air Force Base on Lockdown

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ABC News reports Dover Air Force base in Delaware was on lockdown after a suspicious person was reported on the premises. No other details at this time. Tune in to ABC News at the top of the hour for the...

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IU Study on Trampoline Injuries

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Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine conduct a first-of-its-kind study into injuries related to a popular backyard activity.  Over a ten-year period, hospital emergency rooms received more than one-million visits from people hurt in...

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Former Indiana Adjutant General Passes Away

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Visitation is today and Friday and funeral services in downstate Jasper tomorrow for former Indiana National Guard Adjutant General, retired Major General Robert Mitchell. Mitchell, born in Petersburg, Indiana, in November 1936, began his career when he enlisted in the...

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Grants Address Invasive Plants in Indiana Lakes

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Department of Natural Resources grants totaling nearly 520-thousand dollars will be used to fight invasive aquatic vegetation in Indiana lakes, including several in the northwest corner of the state. The 41 projects involve 63 lakes in 16 counties. They were...

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Indy Among Cities Getting Amazon Sunday Delivery

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Indianapolis is among fifteen additional cities around the country where customers are now eligible for Amazon-dot-com's new Sunday delivery service. The online retailer launched Sunday delivery with the US Postal Service last November in the New York and Los Angeles...

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Automotive Supplier Expanding in Northern Indiana

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An automotive supplier will be adding jobs in northern Indiana's Marshall County.  Universal Bearings, LLC, a manufacturer of loose needles and needle bearings, announced plans today to expand its operations in Bremen, creating up to 78 new jobs by 2017. ...

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90-Year-Old Drug Courier Sentenced

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A northwest Indiana man is sentenced in Michigan Wednesday, the day he turned 90 years old, for serving as a drug mule for a Mexican drug cartel, ABC reports. The Michigan City man was sentenced to three years in federal...

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Police Investigate Report of Bike Tunnel Assault

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In Gary, police are investigating the report of a 27-year-old woman being knocked off of her bicycle, robbed then fondled on q bike path near the Gary-Hobart border Tuesday afternoon. A man allegedly rode his bike into the woman as...

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Lawsuits Filed Against Heart Doctor, Hospital

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Lawsuits have been filed by two former patients against a Munster cardiologist and Community Hospital in Munster. According to today's Times, Dr. Arvind Gandhi is accused of performing unnecessary surgeries that involved implanting devices similar to pacemakers known as cardiac...

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