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Toll Road Lane Closures Removed for Holiday Weekend

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Officials with the Indiana Toll Road report a moratorium on road construction began this morning and will last until 8pm Tuesday, May 27 th , with regularly scheduled construction projects to resume on Thursday, May 29 th . ITR Concession...

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Former Burnham Clerk Pleads Guilty to Stealing Funds

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A former longtime public official in south-suburban Burnham accused of taking more than 650-thousand dollars from her office, and using most of the cash to gamble at casinos in Indiana and elsewhere, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and filing...

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Post Office Idea to Cut Debt: Communal Mail Boxes

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The Post Office has an idea to dig out of its billions of dollars of debt - and it involves making us walk to a community postal box to pick up our mail. ABC News reports researchers say the Post...

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Resurfacing Work Backing up Calumet Ave Exit Ramp

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All lanes eastbound Borman (I-80/94) are reportedly moving under posted speeds with heavy volume due to a backup on the Calumet Ave. exit ramp.  That backup is due to
resurfacing work being done today on the Calumet Avenue Bridge over...

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INDOT: Road Work Moratorium for Holiday Weekend

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A road work moratorium in northwest Indiana is scheduled to begin around noon tomorrow and will continue through the early morning hours Tuesday to allow drivers to get to their destinations as safely and efficiently as possible. INDOT Spokesperson Matt...

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Man Charged with Burglary/Arson of Cedar Lake Home

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Charges were filed today against a Laurel, Indiana man in reference to a house fire in Cedar Lake last October which was later determined to be a burglary/arson. Cedar Lake Police report an investigation determined the suspect, Christian Bulmer, had...

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Visclosky: American Steel Jobs Are Under Attack

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At a hearing of the US International Trade Commission today, regarding anti-dumping duties on welded stainless pressure pipe from Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam on whether it injures the US and its steelworkers, First District Congressman Pete Visclosky testified American steel...

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IN Ranks As One of the Worst States for Military Retirees

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A social media club that does all kinds of state and local rankings has identified the best and worst states for military retirees and Indiana ranks near the bottom of the list. WalletHub reports, when comparing the 50 states as...

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Two Adults, Two Juveniles Injured in Head-On Collision

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Jasper County Sheriffs Police say two adults were flown to South Bend and two juveniles were taken to a Lake County hospital after a head-on collision on US 231 north of DeMotte, near the Kankakee River, just after 2:30 Wednesday...

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Volunteers Sought to Put Up Flags

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Volunteers are being sought to help put up flags at cemeteries in Porter County for Memorial Day.  Those participating are asked to meet at American Legion Post 94 at 8:30 am Friday May 23rd....

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New Bus Routes to Begin After Memorial Day

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A new bus route in Hammond is scheduled to pick up its first riders the day after Memorial Day. Earlier this year, the Gary Public Transportation Corporation approved the expansion of service into their neighboring city, naming the new Hammond...

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Valpo PD Investigating Theft from Boys and Girls Club

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Valparaiso Police announced today they are investigating an internal theft from the Boys and Girls Club of Porter County. The theft, authorities say, was discovered by the Boys and Girls Club after a routine financial evaluation. In a news release...

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800,000 Expected to Travel in Indiana for Holiday

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AAA Travel projects 36.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 1.5 percent increase from the 35.5 million people who traveled last year. Kicking off the summer driving season, more...

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Missing Michigan Woman Found in Valparaiso

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In Valparaiso, a 78-year-old woman who'd been reported missing from a community in southwest Michigan about eighty miles away was located after local police responded to a reckless driving complaint. Officers were called out shortly before 6-o'clock Tuesday evening to...

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Preventing Dog Bites to Postal Carriers

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The US Postal Service says two Indiana cities are among thirty cities nationwide last year with the highest number of reported dog bites to mail carriers. Indianapolis was 14th with 29 reported incidents, and Fort Wayne at 28th had thirteen....

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Stand-off in Valparaiso Ends Peacefully

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A four-hour standoff in Valparaiso ended peacefully overnight. Valparaiso Police were called to a parking lot at Beech Street and Morgan Boulevard shortly after 9-o'clock on a report of a man harassing his estranged wife, parked across the street from...

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Population Declines, and Gains, in Lake County

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A new report illustrates population ups and downs in Lake County. According to estimates released today by the US Census Bureau and analyzed by the Indiana Business Research Center at IU's Kelley School of Business, Lake County communities account for...

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INDOT Limits Roadwork for Holiday Weekend

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The Indiana Department of Transportation says a roadwork moratorium begins around noon Friday, May 23rd until the morning hours of Tuesday, May 27th for the Memorial Day weekend. Wherever possible, road restrictions will be removed to ease traffic flow for...

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Frogger the Dog Rescued from Borman

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A week ago tdoay, our Region Traffic Reports told you about a dog running loose along the westbound Borman near Cline Avenue during the morning commute. Today, we report a happy ending, as the Times says two women, who didn't...

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Valparaiso Debates Fluoridation, New Panel Meets

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In Valparaiso, the city is debating the merits of adding fluoride to its water supply. A committee formed to evaluate whether or not to continue the practice held their first meeting Wednesday. Fluoridation is not required, but it started back...

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