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No Injuries After House Fire in Portage

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No injuries were reported after an early morning fire this morning to a single-story home in Portage. Portage Fire Chief Tom Fieffer told the Region News Team the cause of the fire, in the 58-hundred block of Stagecoach Road in...

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One Dead After House Fire In Michigan City

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A house fire in Michigan City this morning resulted in one fatality. Michigan City Fire Department Public Information Officer Mark Baker told the Region News Team a friend of the tenant's who were renting the home, in the 200 block...

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Lowell Master Trooper Detective Retiring After 34 Yrs

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After more than three-decades of service, Detective Stan Marovich with the Criminal Investigation Division of the Indiana State Police in Lowell is retiring. During Marovich’s thirty-four years he was also a Field Training Officer, Distinguished Expert Marksman, obtained a million...

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Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

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In Lake County Criminal Court, a 34-year-old man accused of murdering his parents pleaded not guilty Wednesday. Charges were filed against Thomas Snow in the deaths of Clifford Snow, a retired Hammond Morton High School teacher, and Joyce Snow. Lake...

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Gary Police Investigate Shooting Death

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In Gary, police are investigating a shooting death. The Lake County Coroners office says a 34-year-old Gary man identified as Clifton Morrow Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 4 am today at West 9th Place and Taney...

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Torching at Prison Kitchen for Religious Purposes

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A historic event at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City Wednesday involved a rabbi with a 5-foot flame thrower. Rabbi Menachem Fellig from Miami, Florida was at the Prisoner’s Dining Area with a propane torch in hand, to make...

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Audio: Indiana US Senator Joe Donnelly

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Indiana Democratic US Senator Joe Donnelly voted to move forward debate to raise the federal minimum wage by about three dollars, to 10-dollars-10-cents, but the Senate failed to get the 60 votes needed. Senator Donnelly talked to the Region News...

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Gary Wins Cook Cup for Marquette Park Restoration

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The non-profit Indiana Landmarks organization has awarded its annual Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration to the City of Gary for the transformation of Marquette Park, a 241-acre municipal park on Lake Michigan created in the 1920s. Noted Chicago architect George...

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Lowell Discussing Future Water Needs

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In Lowell, the Town Council is looking at what the town can do to expand their municipal water capacity, as the town also considers expanding its municipal boundaries. The topic was discussed at a work session Wednesday evening. According to...

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Valpo Goes Purple for Relay for Life

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Today (Thursday May 1) through the 18th, the city of Valparaiso will be awash in a sea of purple – to celebrate cancer survivorship and bring attention to the annual American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in the city.  The...

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Gary Police Conduct Motor Vehicle Enforcement Sweep

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In Gary, the police department's traffic division conducted a city-wide motor vehicle enforcement sweep Wednesday.  Officers were seeking vehicles, both mobile and stationary, in violation of state law or city ordinance, including parking and license plate violations. Earlier this month,...

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Gary Seeks Future Investment in University Park

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The city of Gary is working to encourage economic development in University Park, an area of the city that includes Indiana University Northwest and Ivy Tech Community College. The neighborhood is a publicly-designated redevelopment area that will include a 45-million...

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Fire in Northern Porter County

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Crews are at the scene of a structure fire in the Ogden Dunes area this morning, the vicinity of Stagecoach Road off of US 12 No other details are available at this hour....

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Griffith Bank Robbery Suspect in Custody

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A suspect is in custody regarding an armed bank robbery in Griffith this morning. Griffith Police report officers responded to a hold up alarm at Chase Bank, in the 12-hundred block of East Ridge Road, just before 9am. Police say...

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Indiana Launches Initiative to Increase Immunizations

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(Photo Courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Health. L-R, Craig Monnett, Matt Bailey
(CEO, IU Health West), Amy and Liam Monnett, Dr. Anne Schuchat (Asst. U.S. Surgeon General),
and Dr. William VanNess (State Health Commissioner) pose during the launch...

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Month Long Food Drive to Feed Hungry Kids this Summer

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The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana and the Times Media Company kick off the Summer Care and Share Food Drive tomorrow. The purpose of the food drive, which continues through the month of May, is to fill one-thousand “share boxes”...

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12 Pounds of Marijuana Discovered During Traffic Stop

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A traffic stop on the Indiana Toll Road last week resulted in the discovery of two bags of marijuana weighing twelve pounds. Portage Police announced today an officer pulled a rental vehicle with Nevada plates over for speeding on April...

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Overturned Semi Blocking EB US-30 in Merrillville

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Traffic is backing up on eastbound on US-30 just east of the southbound I-65 exit ramp onto US-30 in Merrillvile due to an over turned semi and truck.   Emergency crews are on the scene and traffic going eastbound is currently...

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Suspicious Men Try and Lure Girl into Truck in LaPorte

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Police in LaPorte are seeking the public's help after a 12 year old girl reported two men in a pick up truck allegedly tried to lure her into their vehicle on Tuesday. LaPorte Police say the girl was walking her...

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Logansport Woman Arrested with 172 Baggies of Heroin

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A traffic stop in northern Starke County last week resulted in the arrest of a 36 year old Logansport woman after 172 baggies of heroin weighing 36 grams were found. Indiana State...

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