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Popcorn Fest Announces New Title Sponsor

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Valparaiso Events has announced ChicagoLand Popcorn as the new Title Partner for the 36 th annual Popcorn Fest this year. ChicagoLand is opening a new Popcorn Flavor Superstore across from Albanese Candy Store on US 30 just west of Valparaiso...

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Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

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Indiana State Police say a Hobart man was killed Wednesday night when the 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle he was driving ran into the rear of a semi pulling a tanker on the ramp from eastbound Interstate 80/94 to southbound I-65 near...

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Portage Man Arrested After Hit and Run on State Police Car

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A Portage man was arrested and taken into custody after he struck an unmarked state police vehicle marking a traffic stop this afternoon. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports that at 12:50pm, Master Trooper Aaron Segrest had stopped a semi...

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Daughter of Murdered Flight Attendant Charged in Her Death

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The daughter 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 earlier this month has been charged in her death....

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Teen Charged in Portage Home Invasion

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An 18 year old Portage man was arrested and transported to the Porter County Jail after a home invasion in Portage Tuesday night. Portage Police report they received a call at 7:19pm...

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Surgeon General Sounding Alarm Over Dangers of Tanning

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The US Surgeon general is sounding an urgent alarm about "skin cancer," calling for action regarding the dangers of tanning salons and overexposure to the sun. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak says, not just fair skinned people are at risk, "we're...

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Pence Meets with HHS Secretary to Discuss HIP 2.0

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence was in our nation's capital today discussing the state's proposal to expand the Healthy Indiana Plan, through HIP 2.0, with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell. Governor Pence acknowledged that while differences remain, the...

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Valpo PD Seeking Help to Locate Missing Man

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In Valparaiso, police are investigating after a 50 year old man was reported missing by his parents. Valparaiso Police report Troy Donnelly was reported missing on Tuesday after his mother went to his apartment...

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Abandoned House Fire in LaPorte Under Investigation

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A fire in an abandoned home today in LaPorte is under investigation. LaPorte Police report that upon arrival to the scene, located in the 100 block of West McClung Road, police and fire observed that the abandoned home was fully engulfed...

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Man Charged in Westerfield's Death Pleads Not Guilty

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The man charged in the shooting death of Gary Police Officer Jeffery Westerfield was in court this morning. The Times reports the court-appointed attorney for 26 year old Carl Blount waived the...

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Body Found on Whiting Beach ID'd as Missing Boater

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The Lake County Coroner's office has identified the man found on the beachfront area at Whiting beach on Monday night. Coroner Merrilee Frey reports the decedent is 30 year old Orest Sopka of Chicago, the same person that has been...

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Gary Grocery Store Robbed at Gunpoint

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In Gary, police are investigating an armed robbery at a grocery store near 21 st Avenue and Tennessee Street on Monday night. Gary Police Public Information Office Corp. Gabrielle King told the Region News Team four men entered Four Brothers...

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Police in Long Beach Investigate Burglaries

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In Long Beach, police have released surveillance video as they try and track down a person described as a “person of interest” in a series of burglaries last weekend in the La Porte County beachside town. Authorities say the break-ins...

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Indiana Man Wins $1 Million Twice in Three Months

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An Indiana man has won a one-million dollar Hoosier Lottery prize twice in less than three months and both times with a $120 Million Cash Spectacular Scratch-off. When the $10 game launched in August 2013, there were eight top prizes...

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Construction on New ValPLAYso Begins Aug 2

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The week of July 27 - August 1 will be the last week to enjoy the current ValPLAYso playground. An annual tradition, "Picnic with a Firefighter" will be held site at ValPLAYso on Thursday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to...

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Hanna Becomes Home to Village Post Office

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The unincorporated northwest Indiana community of Hanna today officially becomes home to the country's 69 th Village Post Office, situated inside the Hanna Food Mart. Hanna, with a population of about 460, sits off US 30 in southern LaPorte County....

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Catalytic Converters Stolen from Six Cars at EC Station

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Transit police say catalytic converters were stolen from six vehicles in the parking lot of the East Chicago South Shore station Monday morning in broad daylight, and all the cars were Chevrolet Cavaliers. Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District Police Chief...

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NCAA Announces Settlement in Head-Injury Lawsuit

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The NCAA Tuesday agreed Tuesday to settle head injury lawsuits brought by former athletes from various sports.  ABC News reports as part of the proposed agreement, the NCAA would pay ten of millions of dollars to screen anyone who played...

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Lake Co Salvation Army Says Backpack Giveaway a Success

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The Salvation Army of Lake County announced today that 131 backpacks were given away on Saturday during their annual back to school carnival and backpack giveaway. The backpacks were filled with...

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Lake County Native Confirmed as Secretary of the VA

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A Lake County native has been confirmed as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. President Obama issued a statement today saying Robert McDonald's decades of private-sector experience as an executive makes him uniquely equipped to lead the Department of Veterans...

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