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National Safe Digging Day - Call 811 Before You Dig

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On National Safe Digging Day – today, August 11, 8-11, Northern Indiana Public Service Company reminds Region residents to call 8-1-1 before you dig. The utility company says whether you're installing a mailbox, putting in a fence, planting trees or...

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Weather Delays Work on SR 2, US 231

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The Indiana Department of Transportation Northwest says the closure that was scheduled to begin today (Monday August 11) for chip/fog seal work along State Road 2 between U.S. 30 in Valparaiso and U.S. 231 in Hebron has been delayed due...

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Valpo Road Closure: George Street

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In Valparaiso, the southern section of George Street will be closed from Yellowstone Road to 400 feet north of the intersection for ten days for sanitary sewer, water main and storm sewer construction. City officials say the closure will be...

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Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing Events

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The second supermoon of the year was on display Sunday night, but the skyshow continues.   The annual Perseid Meteor Shower is also underway and expected to peak between Sunday and Wednesday. There's a viewing event tonight (Monday August 11) at...

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New Residence Hall Approved for IUPUI

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The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved a new residence hall for IUPUI in Indianapolis. Currently, more than 19-hundred students live on campus. Even with the addition of University Tower, which officially welcomed students last August offering residential space...

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High Waves, Dangerous Currents at NW Ind Beaches

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Meteorologists say dangerous swimming conditions are likely through this afternoon for Lake Michigan beaches in Lake, Porter, and La Porte Counties in northwest Indiana as well as Cook County, Illinois, and into southwestern lower Michigan, with large waves and...

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Funeral Procession Route for Asst Fire Chief Middlebrook

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Officials with the Indiana Department of Transportation Northwest are advising motorists to expect lengthy delays on State Road 2 and U.S. 20 today between South Bend and New Carlisle as hundreds of mourners pay their respects to New Carlisle Fire
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Police Say Gunfire Erupts from Crowd in Merrillville

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  In Merrillville, police this morning are asking for the public's help after an incident in which shots were fired overnight. Police issued a news release saying at about 3 am their department received a request for assistance at Club...

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SR 2 Closure Delayed Due to Rain

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The Indiana Department of Transportation Northwest says the closure planned to begin today (Monday August 11) for chip/fog seal work along State Road 2 between U.S. 30 in Valparaiso and U.S. 231 in Hebron has been delayed due to the...

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Funeral Services for Fallen New Carlisle Firefighter

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Funeral services are at Bethel College in Mishawaka at 11 am Eastern Time this morning (Monday August 11)  for fallen New Carlisle Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Middlebook. The 41-year-old veteran firefighter died last Tuesday night fighting a commercial blaze in...

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Hearing on Gary's Dunbar-Pulaski Middle School

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In Gary tonight (Monday August 11), the state is holding a public hearing at 6:30 on the future of Dunbar-Pulaski Middle School. The meeting will be at the school, which was recently renamed the Gary Middle School. The school is...

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No Injuries Reported in Fire in Valparaiso

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In Valparaiso, there were no injuries reported in a fire in the 49-hundred block of Kellee Lane Friday morning. The Times reports a bathroom exhaust ceiling fan sparked flames in insulation around it, causing a fire in the attic. A...

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New Exhibit on Former Y W in Merrillville

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In Merrillville, the grand opening of a new exhibit on the former Y & W Open Air Theater is this Sunday (August 17). The exhibit, at the Merrillville/Ross Township Historical Society's museum, will feature photos and memorabilia from the drive-in,...

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Gary Police Investigate Shooting Death

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In Gary, police are investigating the shooting death of a woman whose identity was not known. The Lake County Coroner's office says an investigative team from their office was dispatched to the 38-hundred block of Massachusetts Street shortly before 8...

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Thousands Participate in Pilgrimage

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In Lake County, an estimated five-thousand people were part of the Polish Pilgrimage March over the weekend. Participants walked thirty-three miles from St. Michael Catholic Church on the south side of Chicago, visiting Hammond, spending the night at Carmelite Monastery...

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RV Raffle to Support Frontline Foundations

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Imagine, helping to support a non-profit substance abuse treatment center and maybe hitting the road with your family in a new Jayco RV travel trailer!  Frontline Foundations will be on the receiving end of proceeds raised from the Jayco Jay...

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New Study Stresses Importance of Balancing Water Needs

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When it comes to using its water resources, Indiana does not want to face the kind of water woes many western states currently are.  Participating in a report titled, "Water and Economic Development in Indiana: Modernising the State's Approach to...

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Upcoming Road Work Closures on SR 2 and US 231

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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)  says road work will have some well-known local roadways closed for a few day the week of August 10th.  INDOT says the planned closures of State Road 2, between Valparaiso and Hebron, and U.S....

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Telephone Scam Lures Favorite Target: Senior Citizens

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Another phone scam surfaces in the Region.  The Michigan City Police Department is urging residents, especially seniors, to be aware of the "Reduced Prescription Plan" phone scam.  According to Sgt. Chris Yagelski, chances are elderly residents are on some kind...

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Indiana State Parks Celebrate S'mores This Weekend

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Indiana's state parks and reservoirs -- which include Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton --  have a sweet deal for people who love s’mores, the well-known campfire treat. Visitors this month can participate in two s’mores-related social media campaigns for a chance to win prizes, including an annual entrance pass for 2015.
The campaigns are in recognition of National S’mores Day, Aug. 10. Several parks and reservoirs across the state that weekend will offer special s’mores programs, including recipe contests and “s’mores-gasboards.” “S’mores are a tradition for anyone who camps,” said Ginger Murphy, deputy director for stewardship for the DNR Division of State Parks & Reservoirs. “Making them and eating them together around a campfire is one of those things families and friends long remember from their visits with us.”
The first social media campaign asks campers and picnickers at state parks and reservoirs this weekend (Aug. 8-10) to take “selfies” (a self-portrait photograph) with their s’mores and share them on the State Parks & Reservoirs facebook page, facebook.com/INdnrstateparksandreservoirs , using the hash tag #smoresINstateparks.  The selfies must be taken at a state park or reservoir, and submissions should identify where the photo was taken. People also are encouraged to share any unique s’more recipes they have.  An annual pass for 2015, an inn gift card and a camping gift card will be given away Aug. 11 in a random drawing from all those who participated.
 The second social media campaign also starts Friday, Aug. 8, but runs through Aug. 30. Photos of s’mores or s’more ingredients “visiting” iconic features of Indiana State Parks and reservoirs will be posted on Facebook. Those who can guess the correct location by posting an answer in the “comments” section will be entered in a drawing for a prize.
 More information on s’more related activities at Indiana state parks and reservoirs is at:  http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/
   

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