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Family-Friendly Event to be held in CP this Weekend

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If you missed out on Arbor Day events with your family last Friday, you have another chance to celebrate it this weekend in Crown Point.  Mayor Uran's Kids and Kites and Arbor Day event will take place starting 11 am...

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Kouts Weather Siren Update

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One weather siren is operable again in Kouts but another still needs repairs.  Russell Shirely, Porter County, Directior of Emergency Management told the Region News Team,
"The siren at the wastewater treatment plant is fixed and the siren at the...

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Modular Home Falls off Trailer onto Westbound I-94

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Traffic on westbound I-94 near the State Rd. 49/Chesterton eXIT IS still backing up due to an modular home that broke free of its trailer falling onto and blocking two right lanes of the interstate.  Indiana State Police report at...

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Community Healthcare System Offers New Curriculum

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To meet anticipated current and future demand in the clinical laboratory industry, Community Healthcare System announces a new program to educate students in the Medical Laboratory Science field.   John Gorski, Chief Operating Officer for Community Healthcare says that due to...

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Westbound I-94 Backed up from Earlier Accident

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As of 1:54pm CDT. INDOT is reporting that the right lane westbound I-94 is closed near State Rd. 49/Chesterton Exit for crash clean up.  Earlier this morning, a single-wide mobile home reportedly came off its wheels that later backed up...

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All Lanes Westbound I-94 Closed Near Exit 26

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The Indiana Department of Transportation is reporting that all lanes of westbound Interstate 94 are closed near State Road 49 due to clean up of a spilled load from an earlier accident.  Traffic tipsters are reporting traffic on westbound I-94...

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Lowe's Donates Lawn Care Items to ISP Lowell Post

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(Photo Courtesy of the Indiana State Police Lowell Post.
Front-left to right-Jane from Lowes Home Improvement,
Evelyn Snipes and Cheryl Hill-Secretaries at ISP Lowell
Back-Left to right-1st Sgt Weems, Sgt. Terry Gose,
Gerald Farmer-ISP Custodian.)
Indiana State Police Lowell Post...

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BBB Reiterating Computer Users Not Use Internet Explorer

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The Better Business Bureau of Northwest Indiana is asking northwest Indiana residents to use a different browser on your computer after Microsoft this weekend announced the Internet Explorer browser can allow a “remote, unauthorized attack” on a user's computer.
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NWS: T-Storms Today Could Bring Hail, Lightning

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The National Weather Service in Chicago reports a warm front that is moving across the region could bring with it the chance for widely scattered thunderstorms later this afternoon (Tuesday). The primary hazards associated with these storms are heavy rain,...

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New Research Finds Those With Cancer Living Longer

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Scientists still haven't found a cure for cancer, but new research suggests they're winning more battles. ABC News reports a cancer diagnosis is no longer a death sentence. A new study finds nearly half of all newly diagnosed cancer patients...

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Dense Fog Advisory in Effect

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Dense Fog Advisory in effect for northwest Indiana until 9am this morning. Motorists are being advised to keep your headlights on and allow themselves extra time to reach their destination as...

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US Thunderbirds to Headline 2014 S. Shore Air Show

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After a one year absence, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority says an air show will return this year. The US Air Force Thunderbirds were recently announced as the headliners of the 2014 South Shore Air Show, which will...

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Lake Station/River Forest Superintendents to Retire

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You can add two more names to the growing list of superintendents who have decided to retire from their positions after years of service. Lake Station Schools Superintendent Dan DeHaven recently announced that he will step down this year, along...

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Magic Johnson/Gary School Corp Reveal A Gary Promise

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NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson was in Gary on Monday night speaking on an initiative to provide scholarship opportunities for students that fulfill Indiana Core requirements. Johnson and the Gary School Corporation have teamed for “A Gary Promise”...

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Semi SB on I-65 Glances Off 73rd Ave. Bridge Support

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The Indiana Department of Transportation says it found no structural damage after a semi lost control southbound I-65 hit a guard rail and then crash into a pillar of the 73rd Ave. bridge Monday afternoon.  According to reports, the 35...

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Give America a Raise Bus Tour Stops in Indiana

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Trying to get momentum going in Indiana on President Obama's call to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, Americans United for Change took their "Give America a Raise" bus tour to Indianapolis Monday.  The non-profit's website says,...

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New Academic Standards Adopted Monday in Indy

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By a 10-1 vote Monday, the Indiana State Board of Education adopted new academic standards for Math and English/Language Arts.  According to a press release from the board, the new standards process began last fall and got input from Indiana...

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Semi Ruptures Fuel Tank in Crash in Work Zone

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Semi Ruptures Fuel Tank in Crash in Work Zone
Authorities say a westbound semi traveling too fast in a work zone on I-94 during the Monday afternoon rush, went off the roadway to avoid another semi, and partially rode up on top of the concrete barrier wall, (top photo)...

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Hundreds of Meal On Wheels Volunteers Honored

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This time is was the more than 200 volunteers of Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana who were on the receiving end of a meal at an appreciation program recently given by the organization in Merrillville. According to Joan Vith,...

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