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Report of Scam Targeting Senior Citizens

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Authorities are warning of a scam circulating directed toward the elderly. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports a male subject calls seniors, identifies himself as a member of the Sheriff's Office and advises the citizen they have an active warrant...

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LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: Timothy Harmon

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A 51 year old man wanted on a felony warrant for escape from work release is this week's “Wanted Person of the Week” by the LaPorte Police Department. Police described Timothy Harmon as...

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Suspect Sought in Multiple Robberies

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In Valparaiso, police are investigating a robbery believed to have been committed by the same person involved in a series of armed robberies late last year. Valparaiso Police say just after 5:30 this past Friday evening, a man with a...

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New Information on Search for Escaped Murderer

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Additional information has been released regarding the search for a convicted murderer who escaped from a prison in Michigan about 100 miles north of the Indiana-Michigan state line Sunday night. Here is the news release from the LaGrange County, Indiana,...

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RDC of Valparaiso Expanding Into Illinois

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The Regional Development Company (RDC) of Valparaiso recently received approval from the Small Business Administration to conduct business in Illinois. The RDC will be branching out to McHenry, Lake, DeKalb, Kane, Cook, DuPage, Kendall, Will and Grundy counties. Up until...

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Manhunt Underway for Convicted Murderer

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Authorities say a man serving a life sentence in the 1993 murders of four people escaped from a prison in Ionia, Michigan, about 100 miles north of the Indiana-Michigan state line Sunday night. Various reports say 40-year-old Michael David Elliot abducted...

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Fatal Crash on Borman Expressway

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Indiana State Police say a South Holland, Illinois, man died early this Monday, February 03, 2014, morning after crashing his car on Interstate 80/94 in Gary.   Authorities say a preliminary investigation revealed that just after 1 am, a  2011 Toyota Camry, driven by 33-year-old David...

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Munster Brewery Proposes Major Expansion

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A March 10th public hearing is scheduled for a request from a Munster-based brewing company planning a major expansion project. A report in the Times says Three Floyds on Parkway is seeking a property tax abatement as they propose nearly...

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Troopers Respond to Numerous Accidents Saturday

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At Ripley St in Lake Station over the weekend [Photo/Indiana State Police]
Indiana State Police are again urging Region motorists to slow down, be careful if you have drive anywhere, and rethink your trip in snow events. Over the weekend, troopers...

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Valpo Planning Request for Transit Center Funds

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The city of Valparaiso is putting together a request for funds from the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) for a planned transit hub at a location yet-to-be-determined downtown. Mayor Jon Costas in his recent State of the City address, said...

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Former Chicago Mayor Daley Hospitalized

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Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley was at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago for an unspecified illness. Daley was in Arizona on a business trip when he fell ill. Friday evening, he flew back on a charter, where he reportedly felt disoriented,...

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Hit and Run Accidents are Up in La Porte County

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The winter weather brings with it an increase of motor vehicle accident and this season, the La  Porte Police Department reports officers have been responding to a rash of hit and run crashes.

The department says that far too many...

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ISP Accepting Applications for Regional Dispatcher

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The Indiana State Police is currently accepting applications for a Regional Dispatcher position at its Lowell Post to staff the Regional Dispatch Center that operates at the post.  


According to an I-S-P press release, successful applicants must be able to
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Crash Closes the SB I-65 Exit Ramp to 61st Avenue

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Mixed precipitation reportedly falling in the area may have contributed to a crash where a passenger vehicle spun out into a guardrail on the exit ramp to 61st Avenue from southbound I-65.

According to INDOT, the SB I-65 exit...

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Traction Problems for Tractor Trailer Rigs on area roads

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The Indiana Department of Transportation is reporting that a stalled semi forced the closure of the westbound Interstate 80/94 exit ramp to southbound Calumet for a little while
this morning (Sat. Feb.1, 2014).

Snow packed roads due to heavy snowfall...

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Traveling will be Hazardous in the Region

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INDOT is urging drivers to slow down and increase the distance between other vehicles as a number of spin outs have been reported across the Region this morning including a recent accident westbound I-80/94 at the Illinois state line.  The...

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Blaze near Hegewisch Station Delays Trains Friday

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Fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out in a rail car auto hauler in the Hegewisch neighborhood just after 7 p.m. last night. Published reports say fire fighters had trouble putting out the fire near
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Parking Restrictions to Go in Effect in Michigan City

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A snow removal parking restriction will go into effect for Michigan City starting 12 noon CST today Saturday, February 1, 2014.  A press release for Mayor Ron Meer's office says with heavy snowfall in the forecast this weekend and again possibly...

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Suspects Charged in Numerous LaPorte Co Burglaries

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Above: Chad Sobolewski. Below: Shawn Sobolewski)
Two suspects were arrested today regarding a number of burglaries in and around LaPorte County. Michigan City Police report 34 year old Shawn Sobolewski and 31 year old...

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Police Seek Help to Locate Armed Robbery Suspect

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Police in Portage are seeking the public's help regarding an armed robbery that occurred this morning. Portage Police report the incident took place at 4:20am, at the Family Express Gas Station in the...

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