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Coats' Staff to Hold Office Hours Next week in Porter Co

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Indiana US senator Dan Coats announced today that a member of his staff will be in Porter County next week to meet with local residents and to assist Hoosiers experiencing problems with a federal agency. The mobile office hours will...

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Suspect Captured and Charged with Little Caeser's Robbery

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A 37 year old man was taken into custody Wednesday night and charged with the December robbery of Little Caesar's, in the 63-hundred block of Central Avenue, in Portage. Portage Police report, after the robbery, a person of interest was...

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Crown Point Man Dies as a Result of Sunday Crash

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Lake County Sheriffs Police say speed, alcohol and road conditions are believed to have been contributing factors in a crash that killed a 23-year-old Crown Point man. Officers responded to the 147-hundred block of Chase Street near Crown Point at...

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Councilman Apologizes for Facebook Rant Against Police

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A member of the LaPorte County Council has apologized for comments posted on Facebook Tuesday after he received a speeding ticket for going 70 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone on...

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Franciscan Alliance Expands Sexual Assault Program

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A program to provide care for victims of sexual assault has been expanded in northwest Indiana. Franciscan Alliance today announced the program, which was developed in 2002 at Franciscan St. Margaret, has been expanded to its sister hospitals in Crown...

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RR Crossing Blocked at 45th and White Oak in Munster

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In Munster, police are asking motorists to seek an alternate rout due to a blocked railroad crossing at 45 th and White Oak. Munster Police reports a signal issue is the cause and a citation has been issued as a...

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Thousands Without Power in Parts of Porter County

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Numerous power outages are being reported across parts of Porter County. According to NIPSCO's Outage Map, over five-thousand customers are without power in portions of Valparaiso, over 300 in Kouts and 185 in Hebron. Kankakee Valley REMC is reporting over...

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Gas Leak in Vacant South Haven Home Repaired

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What was described as a 'volatile gas situation' at the northeast corner of the intersection of McCool Road and Midway Drive in South Haven around 11-o'clock this morning has been resolved safely.  Porter County Sheriffs Police Public Information Officer Sgt....

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Crews Investigate 'Gas Situation' at Vacant Home

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Porter County Sheriffs Police say traffic is not being allowed through or near the area of McCool Road and Midway Drive in South Haven due to what was described as a volatile gas situation being investigated at a vacant home...

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IU Summer Tuition Break Renewal Includes IUN

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Indiana University is renewing its summer tuition discount program at six of its campuses, including Indiana University Northwest in Gary. The tuition break provides a 25 percent discount to Indiana resident undergraduate students who enroll in summer courses, and an...

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Company Recalls Ice Cream Flavor from Aldi Stores

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An ice cream maker is voluntarily recalling a specific flavor sold at Aldi stores in Indiana and three other midwestern states because it may contain nuts. House of Flavors in Ludington, Michigan, says Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough may include...

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Portage Opposes Proposed Rate Increase

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In Portage, the city council is officially opposed to a proposed 17-percent water rate hike. The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor is currently taking public written comment on Indiana American Water Company's request for a rate increase that would...

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Spring Thaw Could Reveal Winter Fish Kills

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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says owners of shallow ponds and lakes, especially in northern Indiana, should watch for fish kills this spring.  With record or near-record snowfall and ice up to 20 inches thick on lakes and ponds,...

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Griffith Wants Feedback on Funds Request

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In Griffith, town officials want to hear what residents have to say about setting aside monies for extending the South Shore Line to Dyer. Congressman Pete Visclosky is asking municipalities to put about a third of their share of funds...

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Jury Deadlocks in Lake Co Murder Trial

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After more than five hours of deliberation, a jury in Lake County was not able to come to a verdict in the trial of Gary man accused of murdering a 60-year-old woman. The Times today reports the judge declared a...

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Gary to Host Affordable Health Care Enrollment Fair

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The City of Gary is hosting an Affordable Health Care Enrollment Fair. The city is partnering with Methodist Hospitals, Lake County Minority Health Coalition, Community HealthNet and Covering Kids and Families for the event. The enrollment fair is this Saturday,...

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Contaminated Candy Investigated in Richmond

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The Indiana State Department of Health says packages of Original Skittles sold at a Marathon Food Mart in Richmond, Indiana, contained unconfirmed chemical substances, according to preliminary tests. The contamination was discovered after the sudden illness of two individuals in...

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Donnelly Speaks on Importance of Coal to Hoosiers

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Indiana US Senator Joe Donnelly today spoke at a Coal technology Symposium on the importance of coal providing affordable and reliable energy for Hoosier families and businesses, while playing a vital role in...

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Bill to Update IN Pension Funds Goes to Governor's Desk

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A proposal to give retired state employees a much needed update to their benefits now goes to Governor Mike Pence's desk for approval. The Indiana House today announced they concurred with the State Senate on House Bill 10-74, which contained...

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Forum on Child Well Being in Porter County Next Week

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A forum to take an in-depth look at Porter County's trends in child well-being and how to find resources to help local children has been scheduled for next week in Valparaiso. Indiana Youth Institute Field Representative Stephen Gill told the...

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