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US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Donald Bufford

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A 31 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for two-counts of burglary and residential entry is this week's “Fugitive of the Week” by the US Marshals Service, Great Lakes...

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Two Week Rail Crossing Closure at Colfax Ave in Griffith

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A two-week road closure begins today in Griffith. Starting at 7am, the Canadian National Railroad crossing at Colfax Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic for crossing repairs. Motorists are being asked to use Broad Street on the west...

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LaPorte Readies for Operation Clean-Sweep Week

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The City of La Porte is geared up for its second annual code violation sweep set from Monday, April 28 to Friday, May 2, 2014.  Operation Clean-Sweep will be a collaborative effort with the police, code compliance and engineering departments,...

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Groundbreaking for Peotone Airport Could be 2016

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A south suburban airport in Peotone is moving closer to reality. The secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation speaking before the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation Friday said they hope to break ground in 2016. Illinois has already purchased...

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Trail Networks Growing in the Region

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As more and more Region residents hit the trails of northwest Indiana, work continues to connect these paths... connecting communities...and the lakefront counties of Lake, Porter and LaPorte. Mitch Barloga, Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) Transportation...

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Seven Names Suggested for New Region Purdue

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Seven names are being considered for what to call the new unified Purdue in northwest Indiana, however the list reportedly isn't final yet. Purdue Calumet in Hammond and Purdue North Central in Westville are undergoing an administrative merger meant to...

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Public Meetings Planned for Valpo Schools Input

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At least three public meetings are being planned to get input from the community on what's needed for a 21st Century Education for Valparaiso grade schoolers and high school students. A few weeks ago School Superintendent Michael Berta was asked...

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Munster Police Traffic Advisory

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The Munster Police Department says with the Three Floyds annual event happening today (Saturday April 26) from 9 am to 11 pm, heavy traffic is expected at Three Floyds as well as the area of Calumet Avenue near Centennial Park. ...

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Two-Week Road Closure for RR Crossing Repair

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The Town of Griffith reports a two-week road closure is planned for railroad crossing repair.  Town officials say effective 7am Monday April 28th through Sunday May 11th, the Canadian National Railroad crossing at Colfax Avenue will be closed to all...

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Visclosky Announces $1.3 Million for HealthLinc, Inc

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Congressman Pete Visclosky today announced Valparaiso-based HealthLinc will receive over one-point-three million dollars from the US Department of Health and Human Services. The funding will allow HealthLinc to continue providing affordable primary care to their patients, including medical, dental, behavioral...

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Oil Spill Response Training Takes Place Next Week

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On April 28 and 29, Save the Dunes, in partnership with Enbridge, will host a 24-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Training for Wildlife Response led by Focus Wildlife International. The training and coursework will fulfill the OSHA...

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WX Sirens In Kouts Out Until Further Notice

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The weather sirens in Kouts are not working due to technical difficulties. Russell Shirely, Director of Porter County's Emergency Management, says the hope is to have them repaired by either Monday or Tuesday.  In case bad weather is expected in...

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Gary Police Officer Injured in Fiery Crash

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A Gary police officer was injured after his vehicle was allegedly involved in a fiery crash on southbound Burr Street overpass Thursday night. The Times reports Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram says the incident occurred...

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Discovery Cottage Celebrates Earth Day

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Discovery Cottage, a Valpo Parks Department facility, celebrated Earth Day by having the youth who attend programs there plant a tree. Park Horticulturist Julia Plumb assisted the kids in learning about the tree,...

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NRA Blasts Opponents at Convention in Indy

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The National Rifle Association says it's fighting back against the liberal media ... pro gun-control politicians ... and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. At the annual NRA convention ... taking place in Indianapolis today ... NRA Vice President Wayne...

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Erie Lackawanna Trailhead at Summit St to Close Monday

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Beginning on Monday the Erie Lackawanna trail-head at the Summit Street location will be closed through Wednesday, April 30 th , and weather permitting, would reopen again on May 1 st . City of Crown Point Parks Director Jennie Burgess...

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Northwestern Football Players Votes Sealed

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We won't know how Northwestern University's football players voted on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes ... for a while. Alan Cubbage, Vice President, Northwestern University Relations, says the ballot boxes will be sealed for weeks...

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Fatal West Lafayette Apt Fire Under Investigation

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An apartment fire in West Lafayette early Thursday that resulted in one fatality remains under investigation. City of West Lafayette Fire Chief Timothy Heath says the fire is not considered to be suspicious. The identity of the...

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South Bend Airport Becoming International

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St. Joseph County Airport Authority Board President Tom Botkin announced this week that South Bend Airport is becoming South Bend International. The Airport team, in conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, is working to build two distinct facilities; a...

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Power Outage in Valparaiso

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There's a power outage in Valparaiso this morning.  Northern Indiana Public Service Company is reporting about 15-hundred customers without electricity at this hour, with the first reported outage shortly after 7:30 am.  No word at this time on the cause. ...

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