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AUDIO: March of Dimes March for Babies Events

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Various March of Dimes “Walk for Babies” events taking place this weekend in northwest Indiana. Our own Steve Zana has more in this addition of the “219” with Courtney Nicole Jurick. 
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Griffith Police Investigate Fatal Shooting

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An investigation continues into a fatal shooting in Griffith Monday afternoon. Griffith Police report 42 year old Nina Castro, of Chicago, was discovered dead in the parking lot of Saint Mary's School, in the 500 block of North Broad Street,...

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B-ball Great to Deliver Inspirational Speech in Gary

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Next Monday, April 28, 2014, the Gary Community School Corporation is teaming up with a legendary NBA player to host a special event at the Genesis Convention Center.  
Chelsea Whittington of the City of Gary says Former Los Angeles Laker...

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Taltree Arboretum to Celebrate Earth Day & Arbor Day

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In celebration of National Earth Day, visitors can enjoy free admissionTuesday, April 22, 2014 at Taltree (tall-tree) Arboretum and Gardens in Valparaiso--and the nature observances continue this weekend .  According to a Taltree press release,  on Arbor Day, Friday, April...

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Meals On Wheels NWI Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

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A lot of volunteers keeps the Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana rolling along and all of them are to be honored at a luncheon at at the Avalon Manor, Merrillville, on Wednesday, April 23,2014.
The organization's website says more...

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Gary, State Rep. Brown to Receive Legislative Award

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State Representative Charlie Brown of Gary is one of eight Indiana legislators named a recipient of the 2014 Legislative Champion Award.  The award given out by the Indiana Association of Area Agencies for specific efforts made by lawmakers during the...

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Fatal Shooting reported at Church Parking Lot in Griffith

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A suspect is in custody as Griffith Police and the Lake County Sheriff's Department CSI unit continue to investigate a fatal shooting that reportedly occurred in the parking lot of Saint Mary's School in Griffith this afternoon.  According to the...

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Spring 2014 Turkey Hunting Season Opens Wed.

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Another sign winter is gone:  Spring turkey hunting season begins this Wednesday, April 23,  2014.  The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is expecting Indiana's 45th season to be close to last year in numbers to be harvested.  According to the...

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Study Reveals Rise in area Food Insecurity Rates

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New nation-wide research shows a link between lack of consistent food access and poverty.  According to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana food insecurity remains high in Lake and Porter Counties.  Citing data released Monday in the annual "Map the...

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Gas Main Work to Restrict Portion of Evans Ave. Valpo

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NIPSCO crews will begin daytime work 8 o'clock Tuesday morning to replace a gas main affecting traffic on Evans Ave. in Valparaiso.  According to the City, traffic restrictions will be in place for the north lane of Evans Avenue between...

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Treatments to Target Invasive Species in Trail Creek

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It's an invasive species that if allow to grow to adult can eat 40 pounds of fish in its lifetime resulting in significant damage to the Great Lakes fishery.  To prevent that from happening the Indiana Department of Natural Resources...

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La Porte Co Sheriff's Office to Unveil High-tech gear

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The La Porte County Sheriff's Office says it will hold a afternoon press conference Tuesday afternoon to unveil hi-tech equipment that will assist investigators documenting major crime and crash scenes.   According to the sheriff's office, a 3D forensic scanner that...

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Valpo PD Posts Job Opening for Admin. Asst.

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The Valparaiso Police Department is accepting applications now through May 2nd to fill an Administrative Assistant position.  According to the department's job posting, the position assists the Chief of Police, Assistant Chief and Patrol Captain in overseeing operations of the...

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La Porte Police trying to find Owner of lost Wallet

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Police in La Porte report that a good samaritan found a men's wallet lying near a roadway of his home.  Police say the wallet contains various forms of ID and other personal papers however, attempts to locate the owner have...

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Valparaiso Works to Help City's Namesake in Chile

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Valparaiso, Chile is recovering from a devasting fire that took 12 lives and destroyed more than 2,000 homes nearly two weeks ago.  Currently, the City of Valparaiso, Indiana, the
Valparaiso Family YMCA and Valparaiso University are joining efforts to help...

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative

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If you already have or are about to start spring-cleaning around your home, make sure to check for any unwanted or expired prescriptions too, but do not throw them away, instead drop them off this weekend at our local police...

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What to Do If Your Didn't File Taxes Or Pay On Time

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The Indiana Department of Revenue announced today that if you missed the April 15 th individual income tax filing deadline you should still file and pay your taxes to minimize the penalty and interest. Spokesperson Chetrice Mosley told the Region...

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Elkhart Company Charged with Discrimination

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A company in Elkhart has been charged with discrimination on the basis of disability in violation of the Indiana Civil Rights Act Law. The Indiana Civil Rights Commission reports the complainant was hired as a general laborer in March of...

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Education Roundtable to Vote on New Education Standards

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Indiana's proposed academic standards will be presented this afternoon for final recommendation before the State Board of Education's votes on the matter next week, Monday, April 28 th . Indiana Governor Mike Pence will co-chair the Education Roundtable meeting, where...

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Barn, Hay and Chickens Lost in Washington Twp Barn Fire

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No one was injured but a couple hundred bales of hay, several chickens and a barn were lost as a result of a fire over the weekend in Porter County's Washington Township. Firefighters responded to the call about 10am Saturday...

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