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Monday, May 19th, is National Hepatitis Testing Day

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Hoosiers are invited to learn about the silent epidemic that affects over 4 million Americans--viral hepatitis.  According to the Indiana State Department of Health, iIn 2011 alone, more than 6-thousand cases of viral hepatitis were reported in Indiana, including the...

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Car Sale Event to Benefit Region Boys Girls Clubs

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Region residents who purchase a new or used vehicle this weekend will also be helping the Boys and Girls Clubs across the region.  Participating dealers of the Northwest Indiana Auto Trade Association are having their annual "Spring Sale" fundraiser event...

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Northwest Indiana Man is Fugitive of the Week

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A 21 year-old Northwest Indiana man wanted for Armed Robbery charges is the Fugitive of the Week.  The United States Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force, Hammond says Christopher Smith is wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for...

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Gypsy Moth treatments Begin in Porter Co on Monday

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Some residents on the northwest side of Valparaiso may notice a familiar sight flying low in region skies--a yellow crop duster airplane.  The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says gypsy moth treatments are set to begin at sunrise Monday, weather...

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Police Chase ends at Busy Merrillville Intersection

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A police pursuit has ended in a multi-vehicle crash shortly before 1 o'clock this afternoon at the intersection of US-30 and Broadway in Merrillville.  The extent of possible injuries of those who may have been involved in the crash are...

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Senator Donnelly honors Porter County Law Enforcement

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Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly greets members of Porter County Law Enforcement.  The Senator was on hand this morning at the Porter County Expo Center's ceremony in honor of fallen officers, as part of 2014 National Police Week across the nation.

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Sobriety Checkpoint Planned for Highland Area

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The Lake County Indiana DUI Task Force is planning to conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the Highland area sometime this weekend. The announcement said drivers will be detained for only about two minutes unless signs of impairment are visible....

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Porter County One Stop Drop is May 17

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Porter County -- get ready for your annual dose of super spring cleaning, courtesy of the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County,. The One Stop Drop collection event gives Porter County residents an opportunity to dispose of unwanted...

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Martin Binder Jeweler Honored by SBA Indiana

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A longtime Region jeweler is picking up a statewide honor at the 2014 Indiana Small Business Week Awards Luncheon next month. The US Small Business Administration Indiana District Office says Martin Binder Jeweler in Valparaiso has been named Family-Owned Small...

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Planners Move Ahead on Bikes-on-Trains Study

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Bikes on board? Region planners are seeking proposals for a feasibility study on letting riders take their bicycles on South Shore trains. Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission [NIRPC] says the study represents a collaborative effort between NIRPC, Northern Indiana Commuter...

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Who Saw Snow This Morning

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On this May 16th, 2014, the National Weather Service in Chicago says "incredibly late season snowfall" was observed this morning in areas just outside the western Chicagoland metro area, including Crystal Lake, Mundelein and Streamwood.  It's still unseasonably cold here...

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Purdue Cal Gets Grant to Help Steel Industry

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In Hammond, Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation has received a 480-thousand dollar federal grant to launch a consortium intended to benefit the United States steel industry. The consortium look for ways to improve efficiency, lower...

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Text-to-911 Takes Effect in Indiana

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Customers of Verizon Wireless can now send emergency texts to 911 emergency dispatchers in about a third of Indiana's counties. The executive director of the statewide 911 board says T-Mobile, Sprint and A-T-and-T are expected to be providing text-to-911 in...

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More Pothole Work Ahead in the Region

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With a major pothole patching project already underway on Cline Avenue in Lake County, the Indiana Department of Transportation is planning a repair 'blitz' for the Region to fix roads that got some of the worst of this year's extreme...

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Armed Robbery in Merrillville

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In Merrillville, police continue to investigate an armed robbery not far from a gas station. Today's Times reports a person was walking to the Speedway on US 30 near Whitcomb around 9-o'clock Wednesday night when the individual was held up...

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Valparaiso Schools Name New Superintendent

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The Valparaiso Schools have a new superintendent. The school board announced Thursday Dr. E. Ric Frataccia will begin his new job July first, replacing Mike Berta, who's retiring. Frataccia announced earlier in the year he would be resigning at the...

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Power Out in Downtown South Bend

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Indiana Michigan Power company officials say an underground fire late Thursday night is the reason power's out in downtown South Bend today, and some of the eight-hundred customers affected may not get electricity back until Sunday evening. The grid was...

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219: Whiting Paints The Town Pink

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The City of Whiting is teaming up this month to battle Breast Cancer with it's 4 th Annual Paint The Town Pink. Co-chair Stephanie Madison says last year's event raised $10,000 for the Cancer Resource Centre In Munster. A full...

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National Anthem Girl Coming to Sing in the Region

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A new act just announced is coming to this year's South Shore Airshow and will officially begin festivities but it does not leave the ground.  Yet, according to her website she is the first person to ever attempt it. "She"...

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PCSAC: Number One Problem in Porter Co is Alcohol

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Registration is underway for a free, 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 recent...

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