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Porter Co EMA launches New Volunteer Program

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Most people have probably heard of those popular Adopt-a-Highway programs, which can be found in pratcially every community across the country.  Well now there's a comparably named program in Porter County for weather warning sirens.  There are over 50 warning...

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Gary/Chicago Airport Announces Job Opportunities

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The Gary/Chicago International Airport is seeking to fill several new positions including the top two positions. Marketing and Communications Liaison James Ward III told the Region News Team today a Request for Proposals for providing landscaping services for the 2014...

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Second MERS Patient Doing Well

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US health officials say a second case of the deadly MERS virus has been found in Florida. The respiratory illness has left hundreds of people sick in the Middle East. More than 100 people have died so far. This patient...

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Groundbreaking Wednesday for Hobart Hospital Addition

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Groundbreaking for construction of a new 40 million dollar surgical pavilion addition to St. Mary's Medical Center in Hobart will take place on Wednesday. Mary Fetsch (fetch), Director of Marketing and...

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Portage Residents Urged to Verify Contractors are Licensed

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In light of Sunday's storms, the City of Portage's Building Department is warning Portage residents and business owners seeking to making building repairs for damages to make sure any contractors you seek to hire are licensed to work in the...

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Murder Suspect Turns Himself In

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A 21 year old man wanted for one-count of murder and two-counts of attempted murder, who had remained at-large since being discharged in late February from an Illinois hospital without being arrested, turned himself in today. John Kaznowski, with the...

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Sheriff's Work Release Staff Helps Evacuate Animals

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Lake County Sheriff John Buncich commended the department's Work Release Staff today for their assistance in evacuating the animal population at the Lake County Sheriff's Animal Adoption and Control Center after smoke was observed coming from the roof. No injuries...

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Arbogast Bridge in Griffith Closed Until Further Notice

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The Arbogast Bridge in Griffith over the Cady Marsh Ditch is closed until further notice. City officials report the closure is due to emergency maintenance repairs. Motorists are being asked to use Colfax Avenue to the east and Broad Steer...

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Public's Help Sought Regarding Homicide in S. Holland

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Police in South Holland, Illinois are seeking the public's help regarding a death investigation. Police say 33 year old Rachael Galbreath's death has been ruled a homicide as the result of multiple injuries from an assault at her home last...

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Stuffed Animals Donated to St. Anthony for Children

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Members of the Trinity Lutheran School Junior National Honor Society in Crown Point recently donated 135 new stuffed animals to the Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point Emergency Department. The donation,...

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Investor Advisory Issued on Virtual Currency

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An investor advisory has been issued by the Indiana Secretary of State's Office cautioning investors to consider the risks associated with virtual currencies. Secretary Connie Lawson says these virtual currencies are highly volatile, are not backed by tangible assets, are...

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Mobile Home in Portage Twp Damaged by Fire

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No injuries were reported after a vacant mobile home was significantly damaged by fire just after midnight this morning. The Times reports firefighters were called to the 300 block of Friendship in the Pleasant Valley...

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US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Mark Cherry

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A 21 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for one-count of murder and two-counts of attempted murder is this week's “Fugitive of the Week” by the U-S Marshals Service,...

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Several Marktown Buildings Await Demolition

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In East Chicago, demolition crews have arrived in Marktown where several nearly-century old buildings are being torn down. The properties in the historic north Lake County neighborhood have been purchased by BP, and a spokesman for the oil giant says...

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Navy Partners with Purdue on Green Energy

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The U.S. Department of the Navy and Purdue University have signed a statement of cooperation to work together to convert up to half of the Navy and Marine Corps' energy consumption to alternative sources, including biofuels, by 2020. In addition,...

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Second US MERS Case Diagnosed, Details to Come

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced they along with Florida Department of Health officials are investigating the second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndome in the United States.  On May 2,  CDC reported the first case of...

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Teens Sunbathing on Raft Rescued from Lake

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Just a little north of the Indiana/Michigan state line, officials say two teenage girls are rescued from Lake Michigan after drifting out about three-hundred yards from shore at Camp Sokol in the New Buffalo area while sunbathing on a raft....

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Chicago in Newly-Issued Storm Watch

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More severe weather is expected in the Great Lakes region today, including Chicago, which is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 5 pm CDT (Mon May 12). There is a risk for severe weather in Northwest Indiana again today. The...

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Lowell Post Welcomes Five New Troopers

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Five new troopers reported for duty today (Mon May 12) at the Indiana State Police Post in Lowell. They are five of 47 new troopers reporting to their districts of assignment following graduation from the 73rd Indiana State Police Recruit...

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Hillshire Brands to Acquire Pinnacle Foods

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Chicago-based Hillshire Brands today announced plans to acquire Pinnacle Foods in a deal valued at six-point-six billion dollars. The combined company, which will operate under the Hillshire Brands name and remain in Chicago, will include key frozen, refrigerated and center...

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