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Valpo Launches Tech Foundry Business Accelerator

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Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas today announced the launch of a program designed to help technology companies meet the challenges of facing a start-up, enhancing their success and speeding their entry to the marketplace. The Valparaiso-based Tech Foundry Start-up Accelerator is...

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Diabetes Basketball Camp Underway in Schererville

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A free program offered to children and young adults in northwest Indiana who have diabetes kicked off today. The 4 th annual Moses E. Cheeks Slam Dunk for Diabetes Basketball Camp is taking place now...

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Last of Three Victims Pulled From Cal-Sag Channel

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The Coast Guard announced this afternoon that a third body has been recovered from a collision between a recreational vessel and a barge that occurred late Friday night in the Cal-Sag Channel near Palos Heights, Illinois. Officials report the body...

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Severe T-Storm Warning in Effect for Porter Co Unitl 3:45pm

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Porter County until 3:45pm CDT. 60 mile per wind gusts and penny-size hail may be associated with this storm....

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Higher Risk of Skin Cancer for Those Using Tanning Beds

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The golden glow of a tan is something some people can't resist. But new research suggests some methods are more dangerous than others. ABC News reports kids who spend time on tanning beds may be raising their risk of skin...

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Westville Correctional Facility Superintendent Promoted

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Officials at Westville Correctional Facility announced last week they will be seeking a new superintendent as current Superintendent Mark Levenhagen has been appointed as the Director of Mental Health and Special Populations for the Indiana Department of Corrections, effective Sunday,...

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Honda, Mazda, Nissan Recalling Defective Airbags

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Honda, Mazda and Nissan are recalling millions of cars ... for defective airbags that could possibly explode. The recall comes on the heels of numerous callbacks from Toyota and GM in recent months ... also for airbags and ignition failures....

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Church Festival in Munster Shut Down Early Due to Fight

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A festival at a church in Lake County Sunday night ended a half-hour early after police say a fight broke out. Nwi-dot-com today reports an argument between juveniles turned into a shoving match around 9:15, followed by other physical altercations,...

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Possible Arson Fire Investigation in LaPorte

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In LaPorte, police announced today they are investigating a possible arson fire that occurred on Thursday night in the 200 block of Cable Street. LaPorte Police report the occupant of the home told officers he was in the living room...

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Ramp Blocked in Valparaiso

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Valparaiso Police say a blocked ramp is expected to reopen by about 1 pm today.  As of 12 noon, the ramp from southbound State Road 49 to eastbound US 30 remained blocked after a semi overturned there this morning....

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ValpoNEXT 'Last Call' for Community Input

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A community initiative announces 'last call' for community input. One more chance to weigh in on ideas for Valparaiso's future in the Valpo NEXT visioning process. To take part, complete an online survey at the valponext website by June 27th,...

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Lightning Safety Awareness Week June 22-28

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This is Lightning Safety Awareness Week.  The National Weather Service says to date this year, there have been seven lightning fatalities in the United States -- four in Florida, and one each in Michigan, New Mexico, and Texas.  For safety...

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Police Continue to Investigate Fatal Crash

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Lake County Sheriffs Police continue to investigate a motorcycle crash in far south Lake County that claimed the life of a Lowell man Sunday evening.  Officers were called out to US 41 near 221st Avenue shortly before 6:30 pm.  Police...

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List of Purdue Names Now at Three

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The list of names for the new merged Purdue in the Region is down to three.  The Times reports the unification committee has decided that either Purdue University North, Purdue University Northwest, or Purdue University Lake Shore will be the...

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Indianapolis Blvd Lift Bridge in Up Position

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In north Lake County, Indianapolis Boulevard lift bridge over George Lake Canal was in the up position this morning. Traffic was being diverted using Riley Road and Columbus Drive....

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Search and Rescue Training on Lake Michigan

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Maritime law enforcement recently completed search and rescue training on the northwest Indiana waters of Lake Michigan. Indiana Conservation Officers hosted the course that included Conservation Officers, the Lake County Sheriff’s Marine Unit, and the Berrien County, Michigan, Marine Unit....

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Purdue Finds High-Tech Use for Sewing Machine

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Purdue researchers say a traditional sewing machine could play a key role in creating high-tech products with a variety of medical applications. So-called "soft" robotics are wearable electronics and implantable medical systems made of elastic materials that are capable of...

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Road Construction Worker from Lake Co Struck and Killed

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Authorities say a road construction worker from northwest Indiana was killed at a Chicago work site Saturday by an allegedly impaired teenage driver. Officials say 58-year-old Jose Tafoya of Merrillville was struck at about 4:15 am in the 49-hundred block...

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Fatal Accident in South Lake County

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In far south Lake County, sheriffs police were investigating a fatal motorcycle crash. A spokesperson for the sheriffs department says the crash occurred just before 6:30 Sunday evening on US 41 at 221st Avenue, just north of Schneider. The Lake...

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Responders Recover Two Bodies in Cal-Sag Channel

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Search teams from the Coast Guard, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and local agencies recovered two bodies Saturday afternoon following a vessel collision in the Cal-Sag Channel near Palos Hills, Illinois. At around 1:15 p.m. local time searchers recovered...

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