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Coats Among US Lawmakers Condemning Russia

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Seven nations say they will boycott the G-8 conference scheduled in Sochi in June ... as an answer to Russia's military moves in the Ukraine. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says maybe the G-8 ought to be reduced in number....

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Facebook Agrees to Delete Posts Selling Illegal Guns

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  Facebook agreed today to delete posts from users selling illegal guns. ABC News reports a Facebook post last February caught the eye of prosecutors: "Guns for sale," it read. "No background." New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says it...

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Man Allegedly Batters Two Women at Walmart

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A man is being accused of battering two women at the LaPorte Walmart Tuesday evening. LaPorte Police report they were called to the scene around 7:15pm, and upon arrival observed three women yelling at the suspect outside the entrance and...

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State Police Trooper Injured in Crash on I-65

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A 29 year veteran of the Indiana State Police Department was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after his unmarked vehicle was struck by a pickup truck this morning on northbound I-65, just...

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Counterfeit $10 Bill Passed at McDonald's in LaPorte

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Police in LaPorte are investigating a counterfeit bill passed at the McDonald's, in the 200 block of Boyd Boulevard on Tuesday. LaPorte Police report the fake ten-dollar bill was taken during a purchase transaction and it has since been seized...

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Daily Sugar Intake Should Be 5% of Your Total Calories

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A wake-up call for those with a sweet tooth.  ABC News reports the World Health Organization says your daily 'sugar intake' should be just five-percent of your 'total calories.' That's half of what the agency previously recommended. A WHO 'expert...

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Police Investigating Separate Jewelery Store Burglaries

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Authorities are investigating two separate jewelery store burglaries that occurred this week. Jeffery's Jewelers, in the 300 block of Highway 30 in Union Township, on Monday had jewelery reportedly stolen from two cabinets that were smashed along with the front...

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Marathon Registration Postponed

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Region residents planning to sign up for this year's Chicago Marathon will have to wait a couple of weeks. Registration was supposed to open today (Wednesday 3/5), but that's been postponed until noon Central Time March 19th. A notice posted...

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Snowfall Clogs Region Commute

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A rough time getting around Northwest Indiana and Chicago this morning.  A band of snowfall clogged the Region commute across Lake and Porter Counties, and we're hearing LaPorte and St. Joseph County roads could be especially bad during lunchtime and...

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ValpoNEXT Says Bring Your Ideas Online

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ValpoNEXT is inviting residents to bring their 'big ideas' to cyberspace. If you missed the Big Idea Workshops kicking off the ValpoNEXT initiative last week, opportunities for submitting ideas continue with an online discussion forum at valponext.mindmixer.com. “We hope people...

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Several Shark Fin Sales Citations in Illinois

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Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police say they have issued 20 citations to four businesses in northern Illinois for selling shark fin products.  The citations were issued on February 28, 2014 as part of a continuing effort to enforce...

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Valpo PD Citizens Police Academy Taking Applications

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The Valparaiso Police Department is searching for community members that would like to learn more about the police department. The department’s annual Citizens’ Police Academy is currently accepting applications. Space is limited for the class.
The Citizens’ Police Academy is...

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Possible Buyer for Former Academic Site

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There's a possible buyer for Purdue University Calumet's shuttered off-site Academic Learning Center off Broadway in Merrillville, but purchase details are still being worked out, and the name of the interested party was not disclosed, according to an article in...

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Chicago Considers Soldier Field Expansion

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The city of Chicago is considering the thought of adding five-thousand seats to Soldier Field, with an eye toward a possible pitch for bringing the Super Bowl to the city. More places to sit would also mean more revenue when...

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NWI Couples Receive Licenses Under New Marriage Law

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Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office issued 258 marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the week following a federal judge’s ruling that called for immediate implementation of Illinois’ Marriage Equality law, including five licenses to couples from northwest and northern...

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Snow Affects Morning Commute

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The National Weather Service says Lake and Porter Counties are under a Winter Weather Advisory through noon CST today, with the bulk of the snow expected to fall during the morning commute.  The Region News Team has received multiple reports...

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Illinois May Ban Smoking While Kids in Car

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In Illinois, legislation banning smoking while kids are in the car is moving ahead at the State Capitol. A Senate committee approved the measure making it illegal to smoke while children are in the car on a five to two...

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House Approves Naming Fifth Ave for Rudy Clay

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The Indiana House voted unanimously to rename part of US 20 in Lake County, the section known as Fifth Avenue in Gary, for the late Rudy Clay. Gary Democratic Senator Earline Rogers authored the resolution. Clay, who was mayor of...

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Man Convicted of Killing Store Clerk Gets 80 Year Sentence

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A 22 year old Merrillville man was sentenced to 80 years in prison today for murdering a store clerk in March of 2012. Jeremy Blue was found guilty in November by a jury in the death of 48 year old...

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Hoosier Native Named 1st Financial Bank IN President

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A Hoosier native has been named First Financial Bank's Indiana banking president. Kevin Lankford, of Indianapolis, will oversee the banks 45 Indiana locations, which includes branches in Crown Point, Hammond, Highland and Schererville, as well as a number of Alliance...

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