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Emergency Siren Test Saturday in La Porte County

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The La Porte Police Department reports that the next test of the La Porte Emergency Warning (siren) System is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. local time. 
Authorities say during the test two one-minute signals will sound,...

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Great Lakes Ice Chokes off Iron Ore Supply

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Ice cover not seen in over 30-years, is interrupting iron ore shipments from Great lakes freighters and is causing U.S. Steel Gary Works to idle its blast furnaces and operations. The Times is reporting that because of the ice, especially...

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Two more K9s Join Valparaiso Police Force

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The Valparaiso Police Department has effectively doubled the size of their K9 unit with the purchase of two dogs recently from FM K9 in Elkhart. According to a press release, the city's newest K9 team member is Officer John Cordova
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No Further Cleanup Actions Recommended

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Assessment teams from the Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency and BP on Friday have determined that no further cleanup actions are needed for oil that was discharged into Lake Michigan at the BP Whiting Refinery two weeks ago.

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Pence Thanks NWI for Support of Illiana/Rail Expansion

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence was in the Region this afternoon where he delivered the keynote address at the Times Business and Industry Hall of Fame luncheon. Governor Pence told those in attendance about his four...

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Vehicle Trying to Drive Around RR Gates Struck by Train

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In Gary Thursday night, a mother and teenage daughter were taken to an area hospital after police say the woman tried to drive around downed rail crossing gates and the SUV they were in was struck by a train.
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Valpo Man Charged with Murder in Fatal Shooting

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A 34 year old Valparaiso man has been charged with murder today regarding the fatal shooting of a Kouts man Wednesday morning at an apartment in the 31-hundred block of Black Partridge...

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Suspect Charged After Incident at Zao Island

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In Valparaiso, police say one person has been charged and charges are pending against two others after an alarm went off at Zao Island at US 30 and Horseprairie. Officials say officers responded shortly after 11:30 Thursday night and discovered...

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Crash Near Gary Sends Juvenile to Hospital

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A juvenile has been airlifted to a Chicago-area hospital after a crash near Gary this morning. Lake County Sheriff's Police say shortly before 7:30 am, units responded to the 27-hundred block of West 39th Avenue in Calumet Township. Police say...

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Gary Teen Charged with Family Express Armed Robbery

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A 17 year old male from Gary is in custody and has been charged in the armed robbery last weekend at the Family Express in South Haven. The Porter County Sheriff's Office reports the teen was arrested on Thursday after...

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Spider Issue Causes Mazda Recall

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Mazda is recalling 42-thousand vehicles because of a possible issue involving spiders. ABC News reports the recall involves the Mazda 6 -- from model years 2010 through 2012 -- the concern is spiders can weave webs in a vent hose...

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Alleged EC Bank Robbery Suspects are in Custody

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The FBI says an East Chicago couple wanted in connection with a "takeover-style" armed bank robbery in East Chicago has been arrested in Missouri.   Authorities announced they were searching for Jeremiah Ellis and Ashley Patterson, of the 48-hundred block of...

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Body Found Identified as Missing Indiana Doctor

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Authorities say a body found in Colorado has been identified as an Indiana doctor who went missing March 14 th on a hiking trip with friends near Vail. 39-year-old Dr. James McGrogan, originally from Chesterton, was reported missing after he...

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Governor Launches 'Major Moves' Construction

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Governor Mike Pence Thursday directed the State Budget Agency to release 200-million in funding for projects along I-65 in central Indiana, including widening a busy stretch near Lafayette from State Road 26 to State Road 38. It's part of the...

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Crash Closes Northbound I-65 in Gary

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10:20 am CDT: The Indiana Department of Transportation reports all lanes of northbound I-65 are closed near 15th Avenue in Gary due to a crash. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes as you travel northbound on I-65 near mile...

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Hobart Candy Factory Planning Expansion

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In Hobart, there's a public hearing coming up next month on a proposed multimillion dollar expansion at Albanese Confectionery. The city council this week gave preliminary approval to a couple of tax abatements requested by the candy factory in connection...

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New Volunteer Chaplains Join Gary Police Dept

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Twelve new volunteer chaplains have joined the Gary Police Department. Swearing-in ceremonies were held Thursday at the city's Public Safety Facility. The unit has grown to twenty representing various faiths. Police Chief Wade Ingram often accompanies pastors on visits to...

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Body Found May Be Missing Indiana Doctor

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Authorities say a body found in Colorado may be an Indiana doctor who went missing March 14 th on a hiking trip with friends near Vail. Positive identification had not yet been made as of last word this morning. The...

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Letterman Announces 2015 Retirement

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A surprise announcement from David Letterman Thursday night.  Letterman shocked his audience when he said he plans on retiring from the show in 2015, though specific dates haven't been worked out yet.  Before he began hosting CBS' "Late Show" in...

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Couple Sought in East Chicago Bank Robbery

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The FBI is asking for the public's help in finding a couple they say carried out a "takeover-style" armed bank robbery in East Chicago. A news release says police are searching for Jeremiah Ellis and Ashley Patterson, of the 48-hundred...

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