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MERS Patient to Be Released to Home Isolation Soon

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The first patient in the US diagnosed with Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, is expected to be released to home isolation in the coming days. Health officials today report, the American man whose name has not been released, continues...

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Former Burnham Village Clerk Charged with Stealing $650,000

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A former longtime clerk with the Village of Burnham, Illinois, was charged today by the US Attorney's Office Northern Illinois District with stealing over 650-thousand dollars from revenue payments and filing a false tax return. 70 year old Nancy Dobrowski,...

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Wildlife Causing a Backup on Westbound Borman

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INDOT is reporting all lanes westbound I-80/94 between Burr St. and Calumet Ave. are running slow, due in part to animals reported on the roadway.  As of 5pm CDT a State Trooper was carefully following behind and escorting a family...

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Homicide Suspect Remains At-Large After Discharge

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A 21 year old Lake Station man allegedly involved in a homicide and wounded on December 1 st in Gary, in the 62-hundred block of West 29 th Avenue, and transported to a Chicago hospital for treatment remains at large...

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NWS Video Summary of Winter 2013-14 Snowfall

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This winter was the 3 rd snowiest on record in Chicago and the National Weather Service has put together a one-minute summary looking at each snow event that took place that led up to the 82 inches of snow that...

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Realtor Merger Approved

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The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors today announced their Board of Directors, and the Starke-Pulaski Board of Realtors, recently came to a merger agreement. Officials report the merger took effect on May 1 st and the Realtor Association will...

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Controversial FDA Remark on Aspirin and Heart Attacks

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If you've already had a heart attack, it's likely your doctor will tell you to take a low dose of aspirin every day to prevent another one. But if you've never had a heart attack? The FDA says taking aspirin...

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Emergency Road Work Backing up WB Borman

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Up to 20 minute delays are currently being reported due to emergency pothole patching work affecting traffic westbound on the Borman (I-80/94).
INDOT is reporting that the two center lanes westbound I-80/94 are closed near Cline Avenue for the emergency...

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Body of Woman Found in Alley in Gary

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In Gary, police are seeking the public's help regarding a body found this morning in an alley between the 25-hundred block of Madison and Jefferson Street. Gary Police Corp. Gabrielle King told the Region News Team officers were dispatched at...

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New Climate Report: Extreme Heat, Flooding for Midwest

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American scientists today are warning about the coming changes to the climate as a result of global warming. The 800-page National Climate Assessment , compiled over four years, shows that every part of the country is being and will be...

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LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: Grant Romano

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A 20 year old man wanted on a warrant out of LaPorte County Circuit Court for felony fraud is the “Wanted Person of the Week” by the LaPorte Police Department. Police report Grant...

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Tracks at 45th and White Oak in Munster Reopen at Midnight

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Munster Police are advising residents that the railroad tracks at 45 th and White Oak will reopened at midnight Wednesday, May 7th. Canadian National Railroad closed the at-grade crossing at White Oak and 45 th for track improvements. Motorists are...

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Ind Medicaid to Stop Paying for Early, Elective Childbirths

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Indiana's Family and Social Services Administration announced Monday that starting this summer, the state's Medicaid program will no longer pay for early, elective childbirths as part of a statewide effort to improve the state's infant mortality rate. The new policy...

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Truck Fire on Interstate 65

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Crews responded to a truck fire on southbound Interstate 65 just north of the US 30 exit in Merrillville this morning.  The scene was mostly cleared by about 9 am CDT. [Photo/Indiana Department of Transportation - Traffic Management TrafficWise]...

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Ind Natl Guard Welcomes New Helicopters in Gary

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The Indiana National Guard welcomed two new UH-72 Lakota helicopters at the Limited Army Aviation Support Facility in Gary Monday. The Lakota is a light utility helicopter with improved communications, enhanced image transmission and increased troop carrying capacity compared to...

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Raising Funds in the Region on Natl Day of Giving

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The National Day of Giving, Tuesday May 6th, is a nationwide day of opportunity to support local non-profit organizations in the Region.   The Porter County Community Foundation is joining community foundations across the country in a national day of community...

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Decision on Prayer Could Reopen Local Debate

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The US Supreme Court decision allowing prayers at town board meetings is expected to reopen Region debate. Justices ruled 5-to-4 that prayer in legislative chambers that prayer in legislative chambers is not a significant curtailment of anyone's religious freedom and...

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Six Hurt in Hegewisch Crash

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Five students at Hammond Bishop Noll were among six people hurt in a three-car crash in Hegewisch. Chicago Police say the car carrying the five teens was hit by another car that first struck a trailer being pulled by a...

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Local Give Day Underway to Help Nonprofits

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The Porter County Community Foundation is joining community foundations across the country in a national day of local giving Tuesday May 6. Give Local Porter County is a 24-hour online event where the money raised will benefit a wide array...

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