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Campers at DNR Properties Remember Firewood Rules

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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is reminding Hoosiers that with the arrival of camping season, visitors to DNR properties should brush up on their firewood rule. Assistant Director for Stewardship for Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs, Ginger Murphy, told...

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SCOTUS Rules to Allow Prayers at Town Council Meetings

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The Supreme Court says prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the First Amendment ... even if they stress Christianity. In a 5 to 4 decision today, the court ruled that the content of the prayers isn't critical...

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Proposed IN Newtork of Knowledge Raising Privacy Concerns

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Plans to create a student database filled with every Indiana student's academic track record and eventual job history is raising privacy concerns. ABC News reports the Indiana "Network of Knowledge" will track students from elementary school through college and into...

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LaPorte Teens Apprehended After Robbery Attempt

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Two LaPorte teens were apprehended after an alleged robbery attempt at Little Caesar's Sunday night. LaPorte Police report they responded to the 24-hundred block of Monroe Street just after 10pm. Police report an employee told officers he had just locked...

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Northwest Indiana MERS Patient Recovering

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Representatives from Community Hospital in Munster, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Indiana Department of Health held a joint news conference with Indiana Governor Mike Pence this morning to update the public concerning the patient confirmed to have the...

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State Consumer Rep Recommends Rate Cut

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The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor is recommending that Indiana American Water Company's proposed rate increase be rejected -- and that existing rates be lowered. In testimony filed Friday with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, the state's agency for...

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Fires in East Chicago

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Smoke was billowing from a neighborhood in East Chicago overnight as crews from East Chicago and Gary battled an apartment fire. Responders went out about 2-o'clock this morning to the 36-hundred block of Ivy Street and were still on scene...

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Meteor Shower to Peak Early Tuesday

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Region skygazers may get quite a show during the pre-dawn hours Tuesday courtesy of a meteor shower as the Earth passes through a stream of debris from Halley's Comet.  That cosmic dust comes close to Earth twice each year: once...

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State Hotline for MERS Questions

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From Community Hospital in Munster: The first identified U.S. case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was diagnosed last week at Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana. The patient, who remains hospitalized in isolation, is in good condition and has shown...

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NW Ind MERS Patient in Good Condition

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence is scheduled to be among those, including state health officials and others, taking questions during a media briefing at Community Hospital in Munster this morning after the first identified US case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome,...

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Brush Fires Near the Borman

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Smoke could be seen for miles from a brush fire near the Borman Expressway in Hammond Saturday night, between Kennedy Avenue and Indianapolis Boulevard. No word at this time on how it started.  We also had word of a brush...

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BMV Extends Hours for Voters Who Need IDs

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The Indiana BMV says license branches will extend hours today (Mon May 5) and tomorrow (Tue May 6) to issue state ID cards and provide voters with credentials to cast ballots in tomorrow's primary election. Branches are open today 8:30...

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Homicide in East Chicago

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In East Chicago, police continue to investigate a shooting that claimed the life of a 20-year-old East Chicago man early Saturday afternoon . The Lake County Coroners office says Steven Davis sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at...

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Tuesday, May 6th: A National Day of Local Giving

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Communities all across the country will join in a national effort to give locally online.  And locally, the Porter County Community Foundation is hosting a 24-hour online event called, "Give Local Porter County" at their website on Tuesday, May 6,...

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Public Invited to Use EC PD for Transactions with Strangers

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The East Chicago Police Department is inviting the public to use their parking lot or lobby when they meet with total strangers to take part in transactions of items that have been advertised over the internet, in classified ads and...

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219: Pinewood Derby Rolls Saturday in Valpo

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Ready, Set, Race... The Cub Scout District Pinewood Derby is set to kick off Saturday at 4pm at Fairgrounds Park in Valpo. Jim Pysh Assistant Scout Master with Troop 920 says it is estimated over 50-million Boy Scouts have built...

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Fugitive of the Week

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A Northwest Indiana man with ties to Gary is this week's "Fugitive of the Week."  According to the United States Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force in Hammond, the wanted man is Bruce Williams (photo) is a black male, ...

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1st U.S. Case of MERS Virus is Hospitalized in Munster

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The American health care worker who reportedly contracted the first U.S. case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV, photo above) has been hospitalized and is reported to be in stable condition at Community Hospital in Muntser.

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CLC to Hold their Major Stars and Strikes Fundraiser

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Team positions are sold out but residents around the region are invited to cheer on their favorite corporate team!  The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana presents their Stars and Strikes corporate bowling charity challenge at Plaza Lanes in Highland...

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Lane Restrictions affecting portions of Cline Ave.

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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces Cline Avenue (SR 912) is currently down to one lane in each direction, between Chicago Avenue and Michigan Street/5th Avenue. Crews are preparing crossovers to facilitate changing traffic patterns as the Cline Avenue...

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