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Merrillville Boy Dies in Gun Accident

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In Merrillville, police say they continue to investigate the accidental shooting death of a four-year-old boy. Officers arrived at a home in the 64-hundred block of Cleveland Street and found the child unresponsive. The Lake County Coroners office says the...

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East Chicago Plans Ribbon Cutting for Parks

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East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland, the East Chicago Common Council and East Chicago Park Board have scheduled a ribbon cutting ceremony at Kosciusko Park 151st street and Indianapolis Blvd. on Friday May 23, 2014 at 10am. City officials say the...

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ArcelorMittal Provides Public Safety Grants

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Eleven local fire departments have received grants from steel giant ArcelorMittal to purchase rescue tools for serious crashes, and Highland Fire Chief Bill Timmer told the Region News Team his department was able to buy equipment that lets responders cut...

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Officials Mark End of Major Sewer Project in Gary

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Local and federal officials gathered in Gary Friday to celebrate the completion of a major sewer project in the Black Oak section of the city. Congressman Pete Visclosky, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and the US Army Corps of Engineers were...

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McDermott Stepping Down as Chair, Eyes Future

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Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. says he's stepping down as chairman of the Lake County Democratic Party toward the end of June. The 45-year-old McDermott, who's been party chair for five years, said he wants to focus more attention on...

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Deadline Extended for Indiana Grown Initiative

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The Office of Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture  have extended the application deadline for the Indiana Grown Initiative Commission to May 23.   On March 27, 2014, Governor Mike Pence signed into law a measure...

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May 17 is Armed Forces Day

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Today (May 17) is Armed Forces Day. President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. On August...

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Valparaiso Street Closure for Tree Removal

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In Valparaiso there's a temporary street closure today (Sat May 17). City officials say from 6 am until noon, public works crews will be removing a tree that overhangs the entire roadway in the 500 block of Harrison Boulevard. The...

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Monday, May 19th, is National Hepatitis Testing Day

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Hoosiers are invited to learn about the silent epidemic that affects over 4 million Americans--viral hepatitis.  According to the Indiana State Department of Health, iIn 2011 alone, more than 6-thousand cases of viral hepatitis were reported in Indiana, including the...

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Car Sale Event to Benefit Region Boys Girls Clubs

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Region residents who purchase a new or used vehicle this weekend will also be helping the Boys and Girls Clubs across the region.  Participating dealers of the Northwest Indiana Auto Trade Association are having their annual "Spring Sale" fundraiser event...

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Northwest Indiana Man is Fugitive of the Week

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A 21 year-old Northwest Indiana man wanted for Armed Robbery charges is the Fugitive of the Week.  The United States Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force, Hammond says Christopher Smith is wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for...

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Gypsy Moth treatments Begin in Porter Co on Monday

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Some residents on the northwest side of Valparaiso may notice a familiar sight flying low in region skies--a yellow crop duster airplane.  The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says gypsy moth treatments are set to begin at sunrise Monday, weather...

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Police Chase ends at Busy Merrillville Intersection

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A police pursuit has ended in a multi-vehicle crash shortly before 1 o'clock this afternoon at the intersection of US-30 and Broadway in Merrillville.  The extent of possible injuries of those who may have been involved in the crash are...

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Senator Donnelly honors Porter County Law Enforcement

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Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly greets members of Porter County Law Enforcement.  The Senator was on hand this morning at the Porter County Expo Center's ceremony in honor of fallen officers, as part of 2014 National Police Week across the nation.

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Sobriety Checkpoint Planned for Highland Area

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The Lake County Indiana DUI Task Force is planning to conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the Highland area sometime this weekend. The announcement said drivers will be detained for only about two minutes unless signs of impairment are visible....

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Porter County One Stop Drop is May 17

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Porter County -- get ready for your annual dose of super spring cleaning, courtesy of the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County,. The One Stop Drop collection event gives Porter County residents an opportunity to dispose of unwanted...

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Martin Binder Jeweler Honored by SBA Indiana

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A longtime Region jeweler is picking up a statewide honor at the 2014 Indiana Small Business Week Awards Luncheon next month. The US Small Business Administration Indiana District Office says Martin Binder Jeweler in Valparaiso has been named Family-Owned Small...

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Planners Move Ahead on Bikes-on-Trains Study

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Bikes on board? Region planners are seeking proposals for a feasibility study on letting riders take their bicycles on South Shore trains. Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission [NIRPC] says the study represents a collaborative effort between NIRPC, Northern Indiana Commuter...

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Who Saw Snow This Morning

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On this May 16th, 2014, the National Weather Service in Chicago says "incredibly late season snowfall" was observed this morning in areas just outside the western Chicagoland metro area, including Crystal Lake, Mundelein and Streamwood.  It's still unseasonably cold here...

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Purdue Cal Gets Grant to Help Steel Industry

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In Hammond, Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation has received a 480-thousand dollar federal grant to launch a consortium intended to benefit the United States steel industry. The consortium look for ways to improve efficiency, lower...

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