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Operations Resuming After Ice Blocks Shipments

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[File photo: The Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay, a 140-foot ice-breaking tug, encounters thick ice on a trip from Chicago to the Port of Indiana, Feb. 12, 2014. The Biscayne Bay helped break ice on the southern part of Lake...

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Crown Point Mulls S Shore Expansion Pledge

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Add Crown Point to the list of Lake County communities heading toward setting aside funds for expanding the South Shore line to Dyer. Ten other communities, as well as the county itself, have already pledged a percentage of dollars from...

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Weekend Fire in Gary Ruled Arson

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Arson has been ruled as the cause of a fire at a residence in the 42-hundred block of Jefferson Street in Gary on Saturday. The Times reports the fire caused an undetermined amount of damage and anyone with information regarding...

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Indiana Leads the Nation in a Disturbing Statistic

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Sexual violence in Indiana is a problem that continues to grow with the state reportedly leading the nation in the nation in the number of sexual assaults against teens.  The Centers for Disease Control reports that one in six high-school-aged...

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EMPOWER Porter County Hires New Program Manager

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EMPOWER Porter County today announced the recent selection of Kaye Frataccia as the program manager for their newest initiative: Around the Table, a county-wide program focused on the prevention of substance abuse. Executive Director...

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Work Zone Awareness Week Event on Wednesday

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It is Work Zone Awareness Week in Indiana, marking the ceremonial start to the highway construction season. INDOT Spokesman Matt Deitchley told the Region News Team since 2010, 47 people have been killed and over two-thousand injured in Indiana work...

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Grocery Prices Decrease in Indiana Farm Bureau Survey

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A new Indiana Farm Bureau survey reports grocery prices are down slightly from a year ago and remain almost unchanged from last fall. Indiana Farm Bureau's semi-annual “market basket” survey reports the average price on the 16 food items included...

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Preliminary Report Released on Chicago Train Crash

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The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on the Chicago train crash that injured 30 people last month. ABC News reports the NTSB says the train was traveling at 26 miles an hour when it crossed a...

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Man in LaPorte Struck by Train and Survives

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Police in LaPorte report a warrant is being sought to charge a man struck by a train Thursday night with criminal trespass and public intoxication. Police report officers were called to the Madison Street crossing around 8pm and searched for...

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Trooper Honored for Largest US Khat Seizure of 2013

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ABOVE: from left to right Sheriff Jim Bauman of Logan
County, South Dakota presenting Trooper Aaron Trammel
Indiana State Police with the award.)
A Senior Trooper with the Indiana State Police Lowell...

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Highland Vs Hobart HS Baseball at US Steel Yard Postponed

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High School baseball scheduled to take place this evening at the US Steel Yard has been postponed. Inclement weather is forcing tonight's match up between Highland High School and Hobart High School to be rescheduled for this Wednesday, April 9 ...

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Sandin Manufacturing Expanding MC Facility

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A longstanding wire rope and cable product manufacturing company in Michigan City announced today a 28-thousand square-foot expansion to their current 50-thousand square-foot facility. Sandin Manufacturing reports construction begins immediately and is expected to be completed this fall, with the hiring...

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Great Lakes Ice Cover Hurting Iron Ore Shipments

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Ice cover not seen in over 30-years, is interrupting iron ore shipments from Great Lakes freighters and even caused U.S. Steel Gary Works to temporarily idle its blast furnaces and operations. A company spokesperson reports ships were able to bring...

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US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Martin Castro

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A 33 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for failing to appear on a homicide charge is the US Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force “Fugitive of the...

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Fiery Semi Crash on Indiana Toll Road

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In LaPorte County, an early morning crash on the Indiana Toll Road closed all lanes east bound when a semi loaded with potatoes went out of control, rolled over, and caught fire....

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Indiana Work Zone Awareness Week Apr 7-11

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Today is the first day of Work Zone Awareness Week in Indiana.  Motorists in the Hoosier state face fines of up to one-thousand dollars for speeding and up to five-thousand dollars for driving recklessly through work zones. Officials say drivers...

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Teen Arrested in South Haven Armed Robbery

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Porter County Sheriffs Police say an arrest has been made in a March 29th armed robbery at a Family Express in South Haven. Authorities say a 17-year-old boy from Gary was arrested last Thursday at the Portage Police Station after...

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Sheriffs PD, FBI Investigate Roselawn Bank Robbery

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The Newton County Sheriffs Department is working with federal authorities to investigate a bank robbery in DeMotte. Police say at about 2:30 this past Friday afternoon, officers were dispatched to a robbery call at the DeMotte State Bank on State...

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Tyson Recalls Chicken Nugget Products

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Missouri-based Tyson Foods is recalling approximately 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.  Here's more information from the FSIS: ...

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Indiana State Police Offer Summer Youth Camps

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The 2014 Indiana State Police Summer Youth Camps will soon be in session.  The summer youth camps are for students entering grades 5 through 12. Indiana State Police say campers learn teamwork skills while gaining self-confidence and teach students that...

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