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Three Lake County Men Face Drug Charges

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A Drug raid in Lake County Thursday puts two of three suspects wanted in jail.   In a press release, Sgt. Patti Van Til of the Lake County Sheriff's Police says the county sheriff's Drug Task Force and Tactical Unit executed...

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Indiana Heart Gallery to Make a Stop in the Region

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A traveling exhibit that displays portraits of children in need of families to adopt them will make a stop in Gary. According to the Indiana Department of Child Services, the Indiana Heart gallery will be part of the Art in...

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Tree Sale/Workshop Coming to Area Fairgrounds

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With the surprise dusting of snow across parts of Northwest indiana Thursday morning, Mother Nature can't seem to make up her mind whether Spring has officially sprung, but Purdue's Extension Service evidently has by announcing their Tree Sale and Workshop...

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Traffic Signals to be Removed to Improve Safety

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In order to make travel through Gary more efficient and safer, INDOT announces the removal of traffic signals at certain Broadway intersections starting next week. The transportation agency says traffic on Broadway will have the right-of-way, with 2-way stop signs...

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Indianapolis Blvd. Construction Update

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Stretches of Indianapolis Blvd. in both Hammond and Whiting are about to be rebuilt. Project engineers and INDOT told the Whiting/Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce Thursday that the work is scheduled to begin sometime this spring. Portions of the roadway will...

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INDOT Offering Engineering Scholarships

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The Indiana Department of Transportation is again offering engineering scholarships. According to INDOT full-time students who are accepted or currently enrolled in a qualifying civil engineering program are encouraged to apply. The competitive engineering scholarships are valued at a little...

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Snow Showers Usher in Spring

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Scattered heavy snow showers are moving across Northwest Indiana and the Chicago Metro Area this morning. The National Weather Service in Chicago says snowfall amounts up to 1 inch will be possible in some areas which may cause untreated roads...

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Debate Continues Over SShore Extension Dollars

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A handful of Lake County communities - Hobart, Highland, Whiting and Munster, as well and Lake County - have pledged funds toward extending the South Shore eight-miles to the south, - and Lake Station could be next tonight – but...

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'Tip a Cop' for Valpo PD G.R.E.A.T. Program

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Valparaiso Police will be conducting a fundraiser for the department’s Gang Resistant Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program. Currently the G.R.E.A.T. Program is taught to all seventh graders in the Valparaiso School District. The GREAT program and Valparaiso Police are celebrating...

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Crown Point 'Marriage Mill' Couple Announced

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The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced Karla N. Ortegon and Craig D. Hoskins will be getting married at the annual Marriage Mill celebration during the Food & Arts Festival in downtown Crown Point Friday,...

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Portage Parks Seeking Seasonal Employees

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The Portage Parks Department is now accepting applications for seasonal employment. Positions include concessions, Lakefront and Riverwalk operations, softball and soccer field crews, facility and grounds maintenance, housekeeping, office/administration and summer camp counselors. The pay range is $7.50 to $10.00...

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Lansing Police Investigating Death of Child

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In south-suburban Lansing, police are investigating the death of a two-year-old child. The Village of Lansing said police and paramedics were called out on a medical emergency at about 2 pm Wednesday to the 179-hundred block of Wildwood Avenue and...

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Two Statewide Tornado Drills Planned

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This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana, and today (Thursday March 20) the National Weather Service is conducting two statewide tornado drills, one around 9:15 am the other at about 6:30 tonight, Central Time.  As part of Severe Weather...

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Porter County Joins Ethics Group

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The Porter County Board of Commissioners has voted to join the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission, becoming the first Porter County member of the all-volunteer group. The commission currently counts ten Lake County cities and towns as members, as well as...

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The Challenging Winter Officially Ends Thursday

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Tomorrow, March 20 th is the first day of Spring and many Region residents will be more than happy to see winter end. For many communities in northwest Indiana, it was a challenging winter, especially for Michigan City, who not...

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Decrease in Year Over Year Home Sales in NW Indiana

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Single family home sales in northwest Indiana fell in February compared to numbers from a year ago. The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors reports 493 homes were sold in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper counties in February 2014,...

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Fraudulent Checks Presented at LaPorte Federal Credit Union

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In LaPorte, police are investigating fraudulent checks being presented at LaPorte Community Federal Credit Union. Police report a credit union official told them they received a check in the mail from a casino in May of 2013, which was made...

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Weekend College Baseball at US Steel Yard Relocated

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College baseball games scheduled to take place this weekend at the US Steel Yard in Gary have been relocated due to the impact of winter weather on the south shore. Officials with the South Shore Railcats announced today Notre Dame...

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Illinois Governor's Race: Quinn Vs. Rauner

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The Illinois governor's race is set. ABC News reports the incumbent Democrat will take on a Republican outsider.
There's been a Democrat in the Illinois governor's mansion since 2002. But Governor Pat Quinn is extremely vulnerable as he heads into...

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Crash on I-80/94 Backing-up Westbound Lanes

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Traffic tipsters to the Region News Team Traffic Center are reporting that all lanes westbound Interstate 80/94 are backing up to the Lake Station interchange.  INDOT says the back-up is due to a crash near Grand Blvd. that has two...

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