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Ind Supreme Court to Hear Death Penalty Appeal

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A death penalty case out of Lake County will be reviewed by the Indiana Supreme Court this week. 48-year-old Kevin Isom of Gary was convicted early last year of murder in the shooting deaths of his wife, stepson and stepdaughter...

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219 Soap Box Derby

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soapboxComing to the Region for the 68th time, an event that's all about gravity! Our own Scott Rosenberg has more in this 219 report.
One of the Region's great Summer traditions is Valparaiso's Soap Box Derby! Race Director, Mike Bottom...

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Coast Guard and Good Samaritan Rescue Seven

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The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued seven people after their vessel began taking on water in southern Lake Michigan Saturday. Around 4:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee received a broadcast on VHF-FM channel...

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Lake Michigan Still Very Cold for Spring

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Following the long cold winter of 2014, and a relatively cool spring across the Great Lakes, meteorologists say current water temperatures on Lake Michigan are some of the coldest in recent history for this time of year.   The National...

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Lansing Police Investigate Homicide

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Police in Lansing are investigating a homicide. The Lake County Coroners office says a 20-year-old Chicago man identified as Myron Parker died Sunday morning shortly before 11:30 am at Community Hospital in Munster from a gunshot wound suffered at 170th...

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Memorial Day Activities Around the Region

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Services are taking place around the Region for Memorial Day.  They include parades in Crown Point, Hammond, and Portage. In Portage, the parade lineup begins at 11am at Portage Mall, stepping off at noon and ending at Calvary Cemetery.  A...

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Flying the Flag at Half-Staff on Memorial Day

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According to US Department of Veterans Affairs, on Memorial Day the flag should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon only, then raised briskly to the top of the staff until sunset, in honor of the nation’s battle heroes....

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Merrillville Law Firm 1 of 6 Attorney General's Cup Winners

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller's March Against Hunger food drive competition generated just over 49-thousand dollars and a little more than 81-hundred pounds of food for the state's food banks this year. The 6 th annual competition was between 43...

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Restriction for Pavement Repair in Valpo on Tuesday

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Pavement patching in front of the new Valparaiso University Residence Hall will require a road restriction to be put into place on Tuesday. Officials report the patching will take place on LaPorte Avenue, between University Drive and Roosevelt Road, from...

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Special Dedication Ceremony at EC Salvation Army

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A special dedication ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 5 th , in appreciation of our veterans and to celebrate the community garden at the East Chicago Salvation Army. The Salvation Army of Lake County reports last year, Home...

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Two Lake Co Men Charged in Fatal Shooting in Indy

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Hobart Police report two Gary men arrested after police allegedly found marijuana and a handgun in their vehicle during a traffic stop on Wednesday have been charged in connection with a deadly shootout Monday in Indianapolis that left three people...

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Fair Oaks Woman Files Lawsuit for Wrongful Lockup

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A woman from Fair Oaks is suing the Lake and Newton County Sheriff's Departments. According to the civil rights lawsuit filed this week in US District Court, Ana L. Rodriguez claims she was arrested on an outstanding warrant in...

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Pence Directs Flags Be Flown at Half-Staff Monday

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence is directing flags at state facilities statewide be flown at half-staff Monday in honor of Memorial Day. Governor Pence also asks businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff to pay tribute to the men...

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Memorial Day Weekend Services and Parades

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The public is invited to attend a number of Memorial Day services and parades taking place this holiday weekend in northwest Indiana. On Sunday, Vietnam Veterans of America, Porter County Chapter 905, will hold a service at 2pm, at the...

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Retiring Principal Honored for Water Safety Achievement

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(Photo Courtesy of the Indiana DNR. Left to Right:
Paul McMinn Assistant Recreation Director South Bend
Parks and Recreation Department, Sister Joan Marie
Principal Holy Family School, Battalion Chief Al “Buddy” Kirsits
Penn Township Fire Department, Indiana Conservation Officer
Jonathon...

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Ribbon Cutting at EC Park for New Park Equipment

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Kosiuszko Park in East Chicago, celebrating newly installed park equipment. Mayor Anthony Copeland and the Common Council were on hand for the ceremony, with Mayor Copeland saying this new...

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Foster Parents Recruitment Dinner June 5th in Chesterton

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There is a need for more foster parents in Porter County to provide temporary supervision and stability for children. The Porter County office of the Indiana Department of Child Services is holding a special informational meeting for prospective foster parents...

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Not Guilty Plea Entered for Man Accused of Attacking Police

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Not guilty pleas were entered today at a hearing on behalf of a 34 year old Illinois man charged with numerous felonies after leading Portage Police on a pursuit late Tuesday morning, which injured officers and damaged multiple squad cars....

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Take Time Today to Talk About Child Saftey

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Today is National Missing and Exploited Children Day and parents and teachers are being encouraged to honor and observe it by participating in the “Take 25” program. To participate, just take 25 minutes today to talk with your child, or...

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Twelve Apartments Evacuated After Fire in Hobart

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In Hobart, crews responded to a fire at the Lake of the Woods apartment complex off Lake Park Avenue Thursday night. The Times today says twelve apartments were evacuated after a fire in one of...

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