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South Bend Airport Becoming International

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St. Joseph County Airport Authority Board President Tom Botkin announced this week that South Bend Airport is becoming South Bend International. The Airport team, in conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, is working to build two distinct facilities; a...

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Power Outage in Valparaiso

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There's a power outage in Valparaiso this morning.  Northern Indiana Public Service Company is reporting about 15-hundred customers without electricity at this hour, with the first reported outage shortly after 7:30 am.  No word at this time on the cause. ...

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Region Police Taking Part in Drug Take Back Day

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  Law enforcement around the Region, including the Indiana State Police Lowell Post, Valparaiso, Michigan City, Portage Police and LaPorte County Sheriffs Department are taking part in the eighth nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative tomorrow, Saturday April 26th, 10...

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East Chicago May Pledge 5 Percent to S Shore Expansion

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The City of East Chicago is contemplating pledging five-percent of its share of a new Lake County income tax toward extending the South Shore line eight miles south, from Hammond to Dyer. After discussion at a workshop meeting Thursday, a...

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Illinois Residents Rate Their State as Worst Place to Live

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One in four Illinois residents (25%) say the state is the worst place to live, followed by 17% each in Rhode Island and Connecticut, according to a newly-released Gallup Poll.   When asked to rate their state as a place to...

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Chicago Woman Fatally Shot in Gary

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The Lake County Coroners office says a Chicago woman was shot to death at a house in the 300 block of Wilson Street in Gary early Thursday. As of Thursday night, the name of the 27-year-old victim had not been...

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Work to Begin on Schererville Roundabout

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A project that could ease traffic flow on Cline Avenue in Schererville looks to get underway in a few weeks. Work is expected to begin June first to put in a roundabout where Cline Avenue intersects with Rohrman Road, at...

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New High School Suggested for Valpo

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A new Valparaiso High School – that was one of the ideas proposed by Valparaiso School Superintendent Michael Berta, along with turning Central Elementary into the administration center, and and transforming the current high school into a building that would...

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Oil Spill Findings Forwarded to DC

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The US Coast Guard has wrapped up its inquiry into the oil spill into Lake Michigan from the BP Whiting Refinery last month, according to a report in the Times today, and those findings have been forwarded to a hearing...

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Prepare for Weather Related Disasters on April 30th

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A first-ever national day of action dubbed “America's PrepareAthon!” will take place on Wednesday, April 30 th which will focus on preparing organizations and individuals for tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding and wildfires. Lake County Department of Homeland Security/Emergency Management Agency Director,...

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Doctor from Chicago One of Three Killed in Afghanistan

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The wife of one of the three American doctors killed at a hospital in Afghanistan said today she harbors no ill will against the gunman. ABC News reports Dr. Jerry Umanos of Chicago devoted nearly a decade to poor Afghan...

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Free Parenting Fair to be held in Region on Friday

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The Indiana Youth Institute wants parents to know about the fun, fellowship and learning opportunities that will be available at the 8th Annual Parenting Fair hosted by the Indiana Parenting Institute to be held from 11am-3pm, Friday, April 25, 2014,...

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Measles Back in US, Spread Thru Unvaccinated Kids

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The government estimates that childhood vaccinations kept more than 20 million people out of the hospital over the last 20 years.....but despite that good news, a disease that should have vanished - Measles - has re-appeared. ABC News reports many...

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Challenger Learning Center Announces Patch Winner

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A south suburban teen is the winner of a patch and logo design contest hosted by the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana that invited students to create a design celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the learning center.
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Deceased Witness Testimony Granted in Murder Trial

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A Porter County Superior Court Judge on Wednesday issued a ruling saying he will allow a request by the prosecution to use two videotaped police interviews with a deceased witness in the trial of a man accused of murdering a...

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FDA Proposing New Rules to regulate E-Cigarettes

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The Food and Drug Administration is proposing new rules to regulate electronic cigarettes. ABC News reports the FDA wants to bring e-cigarettes out of what it calls the "wild west." Right now, those smokes aren't regulated because they don't contain...

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Mt. Baldy to Remain Closed this Summer

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Mt. Baldy will remain closed this summer as scientists continue their investigation. Officials with the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore today announced despite the use of ground penetrating radar and data gathering, scientists still...

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Presentation on Readiness for Community Crises

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The public is invited to hear a presentation this evening at IU Northwest on readiness for community crises. The presentation will be led by Shari Veil, the Director of Risk Sciences Division at the University of Kentucky, which begins at...

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McCowan Conviction and Sentence Upheld

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The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction and prison sentence of a 21-year-old man found guilty of fatally shooting former girlfriend Amanda Bach of Portage. Dustin McCowan was sentenced to 60-years in prison in March of last year...

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219: Jeff Blair To Walk The Lincoln Highway

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Have you ever been so passionate about a project you wanted everyone to know? Jeff Blair, President of the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association, is walking across the state to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association and the Lincoln Highway Association....

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