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Alcoa Announces Expansion and Hundreds of New Jobs

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence and LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo today joined executives from Alcoa, a global aerospace manufacturer, to announce the company's plans to expand its operations in LaPorte, creating up to 329 new jobs by 2019. Alcoa will invest...

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Man Charged With Assault on Gary-Hobart Bike Path

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An 18 year old Gary man has been charged with attacking a woman on a bike path near the Gary-Hobart border earlier this month. Gary Police report the victim viewed a photographic display and positively identified a photograph of Devonta...

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Chicago Native to Announce Run for Mayor of Gary

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The founder of National Block Club University, a Chicago-based non-profit, is planning on running for mayor of Gary in 2015. The Times reports Syron “Sy” Smith, a native of Chicago, will announce his run on Sunday afternoon in Gary. According...

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Obesity Numbers World-Wide Growing Dramatically

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Obesity isn't just an American problem. A new study says the numbers are surging around the world. ABC News reports the world is now home to 2.1 billion overweight and obese people - a number that's grown dramatically over the...

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Water Main Break in Valparaiso Closes Road

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8:20 am CDT – In Valparaiso this morning, city officials report a water main break has Washington Street closed between Chicago and Erie Streets. That one block is expected to be closed until about 3 this afternoon....

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Major Resurfacing Ahead for Winfield's Main Road

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In Winfield, town officials expect to begin taking bids this summer for a major road project on the community's main thoroughfare. About four miles of 109 th Avenue will be resurfaced in both directions. It was already in need of...

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Mississippi Street to Get Temporary Fix

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Crews could begin soon making temporary repairs along a rough stretch of Mississippi Street south of US 30 in Merrillville. A surface coat of asphalt to smooth out the rutted surface may be finished by the Fourth of July, according...

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Town Council Approves New Orthodox Cemetery

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In Merrillville, the town council has approved a special zoning exception needed for a new Orthodox cemetery. St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church plans to establish the new cemetery on fifteen acres of church property on Mississippi Street near 89th Avenue....

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Participants Vote on ValpoNEXT Ideas

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Nearly 250 people attended a community summit at Valparaiso University's Harre Union Wednesday night to talk about the community initiative known as ValpoNEXT – and specifically to give feedback on and prioritize ideas gleaned from over 12-hundred suggestions collected from...

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South Shore Unveils 20-Year Plan

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Local officials have unveiled a new roadmap to guide the next two decades of local, state and federal investment into the South Shore. The 20-year Strategic Business Plan, commissioned about a year ago by NICTD and the Northwest Indiana RDA,...

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Korean Pharmaceutical Firm Considers Merrillville

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There's word that a Korean pharmaceutical company could open a production facility in Merrillville, its first in the United States. The town's Redevelopment Commission is considering purchasing a building at Ameriplex at the Crossroads, which would be leased by, and...

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Portage PD to Equip Officers with Heroin Antidote

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The Portage Police Department will be the first in the Region to have officers carry kits containing a drug known to reverse the effects of heroin overdoses. A similar pilot program began in Indianapolis in March, and this week New...

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Dog and Cat People Do Have Different Personalities

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A new study says "dog people" and "cat people" really do have different personalities. ABC News reports that when it comes down to it...people who make commercials figured this out a long time ago. Dog lovers are more energetic and...

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Chesterton PD Dispatch Switches Over to Porter PD

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In Chesterton, police have announced the department's communications center has moved to Porter. The Times reports personnel will still be available at the Chesterton Police Department most weekdays, from 9am-to-5pm, to accept walk-in traffic, requests for police services, background checks...

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BMWC Donates Fundraiser Proceeds to LAUW

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The Lake Area United Way announced today that they received a 55-hundred dollar donation from BMWC Constructors last week. Lake Area United Way Relationship Manager Shellie Dell told the Region News Team the...

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Schererville PD Investigating Report of Indecent Exposure

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In Schererville, police are investigating a report of indecent exposure that occurred over the Memorial Day weekend. Police report a woman informed officers that she was vacuuming her car at a car wash, in the 17-hundred block of US 41,at...

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Groundbreaking for Medical Resort Building in Crown Point

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A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled to take place tomorrow afternoon on an over 66-thousand square-foot medical resort building in Crown Point that is expected to open in April 2015. City officials report Claremont of Crown Point will offer 30 service-rich...

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Investigation Continues After Vehicle Struck Nine People

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In Gary, police say nine people were struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Hancock and Miller Avenue in Miller around 4-o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corp. Gabrielle King told the Region News Team the 62-year-old...

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Pence to Visit Lake and LaPorte Counties Thursday

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence is scheduled to make several stops in the Region tomorrow. Governor Pence will join executives from Alcoa, a global aerospace manufacturer, at 10:15am in LaPorte, for an economic development announcement regarding hundreds of new jobs.
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Nothing Found After Threat Called into Valpo HS

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In Valparaiso, police were called to Valparaiso High School at 12:30 this afternoon after a reported telephone threat was received. Police report a caller informed the school that devices had been planted throughout the high school and as a result...

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