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Fire at Stanrail Corp in Gary

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Firefighters in Gary are dealing with a fire in the 12-hundred block of Martin Luther King Drive. The Gary Fire Department reports no roads have been closed due to the fire. Multiple departments have reportedly been called for tanker assistance...

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UNCF Mayor's Inaugural Breakfast Raises $38,000

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(Photo Courtesy of the City of Gary. Mayor Freeman-Wilson with
UNCF President and CEO Michael Lomax, Ph.D.)
An event today in Gary that included over 300 Gary Civic and Business leaders gathered to support education and raised more than 38-thousand...

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Pence Testifies in Favor of Voluntary Pre-K Program

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For the first time since being elected Indiana's Governor, Mike Pence testified today in support of a bill. Governor Pence testified in favor of a voluntary, pre-K program before the Indiana Senate Education and Career Development Committee, stating that reducing...

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Calumet City Man Arrested on 3 Counts of Child Molesting

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A 33 year old Calumet City man is currently being held in the Fulton County Jail on three felony charges of child molesting and one felony count of child solicitation. Indiana State Police Peru District reports the two-month investigation began...

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Hwy Worker Survives Being Pinned Between 2 Plow Trucks

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A LaPorte County highway worker is going to be okay after being pinned between two snow trucks today. The Times reports Joseph Skalka was flown to a South Bend hospital for his injuries which were sustained when he walked between...

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St. Joseph River Watershed Settlements Reached

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A trio of settlements to eliminate overflows of raw sewage into the St. Joseph River was completed today. US Attorney David Capp announced the City of Mishawaka has agreed to make an estimated 132-point-one million dollars worth of improvements to...

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Crash Closes 2 NB Lanes of I-65 near 109th Ave.

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A crash involving two semis is backing up all lanes northbound I-65 near the 109th Avenue Crown Point/Winfield exit.
A traffic tipster originally reported an accident at around 2:20p.m. CST, with other tipsters reporting a semi apparently rear-ended the other...

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Calls for Banks/Retailers to Adopt Chip and PIN Card System

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With so many retail stores getting their systems hacked and customer information stolen, a solution may be implemented.. ABC News reports following congressional hearings on data breaches at stores, there are now calls for banks and retailers to adopt the...

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Porter Co HS Students Wanted for Valpo Jr Police Academy

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High school students who have an interest in law enforcement can apply now for the Valparaiso Police Department's Junior Police Academy. Police report the academy is designed for high school students to meet officers and learn about the day-to-day activities...

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Three People Arrested on Drug Related Charges in LaPorte

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The LaPorte Police Department today announced three recent arrests on drug-related charges as the result of on-going investigations by the county's Metro Operations Unit involving the distribution of narcotics and illegal drugs in and around the LaPorte area. Police report...

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No Fireworks This 4th of July in Michigan City

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In Michigan City, there won't be a fireworks display for the Fourth of July this year. Money's tight and the community is dealing with a budget shortfall from delays in receiving property tax revenues. Mayor Ron Meer tells today's Times...

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AUDIO: Mumps Confirmed, Suspected

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In downstate Vigo County, health officials say they've confirmed one diagnosed case of mumps and at least six other probable cases, in individuals ranging in age from 17 to 50, most of them saying they received their age-appropriate vaccinations.  You...

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First-Ever NWIgives Event Underway

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Hundreds of Region nonprofits are taking part in the inaugural NWIgives event happening today (Wednesday Feb 12). Organized and presented by Legacy Foundation and Lake Area United Way, the one-day online fundraising event that continues until 11:59 pm CST tonight...

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Funeral Services Announced for Munster Fire Chief

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Chief James Knesek
Visitation is today (Wednesday 2/12) for Munster Fire Chief James Knesek at Kish Funeral Home in Munster, and starting at 8 pm the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association will conduct a service including a walk-by of all visiting...

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Town Dealing With Frozen Mains

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A Griffith company has reportedly been hired to thaw out frozen water lines that have caused "a handful” of service problems to customers of New Chicago's water service. The Times today reports a resident in the 33-hundred block of East...

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Groups Watch 'No More Stringent Than' Bill

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Local and state environmental groups including the Hoosier Environmental Council are watching proposed legislation they say could have a negative impact on the Region and the state. The Indiana House has approved a measure mandating that state environmental laws “may...

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219: Great Loves of LaPorte County

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The LaPorte County Historical Society Museum is inviting the public to their special Valentine's Day display. The vast collection features Valentines from Laporte County Residents dating back 100 years! You can check out the vintage styles on display till Feb....

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Hebron School Supt Announces Retirement

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At Tuesday night's school board meeting, MSD of Boone Township Superintendent George Letz said he would retire “sometime this year.” Deadline for applications to lead the Hebron school district is March 14 th . On Monday, Portage Township Schools Superintendent...

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Two Shot Near High School

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Police in south suburban Dolton say two people were shot Tuesday night about a block from Thornridge High School. Police Chief John Franklin said a group of people were walking on 152nd Street toward Champlain Street when a black SUV...

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IYI Hosts One Day Training to Benefit Youth Workers

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People who work with children will have the opportunity to sharpen their skills with nationally renowned trainers coming to the Region during a one day training in March.
The Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) is bringing four experts to Merrillville, March 4th...

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