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US-231 Closure Rescheduled for Monday 8/18

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Different sources saying different things may be confusing some area drivers concerning the closure of US-231 in the Crown Point and Hebron areas for pending road work.  Upon checking directly, the Indiana Department of Transportation has confirmed that both Chip...

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Website Launched to Promote Stops Along Toll Road

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A new travel website has been launched to encourage travelers along the Indiana Toll Road to stay in hotels and spend more time in the area. The Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission reports the website, http://8090exits.com/ , will allow Toll...

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Charge Filed in Munster Chase Bank Robbery

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One count of robbery was presented today to the Lake County Prosecutor's Office against the 38 year old Illinois man suspected of robbing the Chase Bank on Tuesday morning. Munster Police report Kenneth...

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New Words Added to Oxford's Online Dictionary

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A major dictionary has added some new words to its lexicon. ABC News reports one of the new words in Oxford's online dictionary "cray" is crazy without the time consuming extra syllable. "Hot mess" is one of the trendy new...

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ISP Join with Chicago PD to Stem Gun Violence

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In Illinois, starting today, state police are joining forces with the Chicago Police Department's Fugitive Apprehension Unit in a new crime-fighting initiative meant to stem ongoing gun violence in Chicago. Forty Illinois State Police officers will be working in the...

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Two Arrested on Drug Charges in LaPorte

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Two men were arrested on Wednesday as a result of on-going investigations involving the distribution of narcotics and illegal drugs in and around the LaPorte area. The...

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Mount Baldy Sand Hole Research Continues

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The National Park Service briefed the media today on the latest in their ongoing investigation into sand holes at Mount Baldy in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The 12-story tall dune in Michigan City has been closed since last July...

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Registration Wraps Up This Week for Day of Caring

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Volunteer registration for the United Way Day of Caring will be closing end of day Friday, August 15th. To join this regional volunteer event as a team or an individual, visit the United Way Regional Volunteer Center website at www.nwivolunteer.org...

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Canstruction Award Winners Announced

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(Merrillville, IN) – After a week on display and with over 700 votes cast, the winners of the 2014 Canstruction Northwest Indiana competition have been selected. Winners were chosen in 4 categories; the People’s Choice Award, Most Creative, Best Meal,...

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Cancer Resource Centre Renames Healing Garden

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Munster -- Wanting to honor the memory of his wife June, a woman who battled cancer with grace and dignity, Jerry Franklin knew the perfect place – one that offers visitors peace and serenity. The healing garden at the Cancer...

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Valpo Schools Meeting on 21st Century Learning

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  Valparaiso Community Schools tonight (Thursday August 14) are holding their third meeting on planning for a 21st Century learning experience. The other two sessions were held in May, and offering foreign languages at all grade levels was one of...

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State Revenue for July Just Misses Goal

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Indiana started its new fiscal year a half-percent below forecast. The monthly revenue report for July shows state revenues last month were five-point-two million dollars under projections. However, the amount was two-point-two million dollars above revenues collected in the same...

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Commission Promises Cooperation

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In Valparaiso, the city's Redevelopment Commission has issued a statement saying the commission and its staff will fully cooperate with the FBI if asked as the federal agency looks into the University Promenade project. The Times has reported that FBI agents were...

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Bench Dedication at Whiting Lakefront Park

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In Whiting, the dedication of dozens of new park benches was part of an open house celebrating Whiting Lakefront Park. Officials with the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority report the multi-million dollar Whiting lakefront project was fueled...

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September Ride to Benefit December Charity Event

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December may seem a little far off for some people but not for one charity-friendly group of folkls who are getting ready to help raise funds for a favorite holiday-time event for underpriviledged children in the region.  The Valparaiso Chapter...

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Valpo Man Charged in DUI Crash That Killed His Wife

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A Valparaiso man is facing charges from a crash on the 4 th of July, at the intersection of US 30 and County Road 250 West in Center Township, that resulted in the death of his wife and severe injuries...

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LaPorte Co Jail Deputy Charged with Trafficking with Inmate

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A LaPorte County Jail deputy has been arrested for her alleged role in trafficking with an inmate. LaPorte County Sheriff Michael Mollenhauer announced today 38 year old Heather Lari, who had been employed in the jail since April 1 st ...

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Despite a Rainy Start Valpo PD Event Draws Crowd

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The very first "Coffee and Chocolate Milk with a Cop in Central Park" hosted by the Valparaiso Police Department is deemed a great success.  Valparaiso Police Chief Michael Brickner told the Region News Team that in it's second year the...

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Hydrant Testing/Flushing Begins Next Week in Griffith

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In Griffith, officials today announced that the testing and flushing of fire hydrants will begin next week. From Tuesday, August 19 th through Friday, September 5 th , every hydrant south of Glen Park (45 th Avenue) in Griffith will...

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Groundbreaking for Lakes of Valparaiso

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held this afternoon on the east side of Valparaiso for a 146 acre luxury apartment complex and business park.  Lakes of Valparaiso will be located east of State Road 49, between...

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