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DNR Employee Rescue Region Ice Fishing Couple

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A quick thinking Indiana Department of Natural Resources employee wasted no time rescuing a married couple who fell through the ice while ice fishing at a Newton County lake Thursday.


 

According to  DNR  press release, at around noon two close-by...

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Small House Fire in Portage Causes Little Damage

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In Portage, fire crews responded to an attic fire this morning in the 29-hundred block of Monnier. Officials say it was quickly extinguished and caused little damage. It's believed to have been electrical.  There were no injuries reported....

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Wanted La Porte Man Arrested by County's Metro Unit

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The La Porte County Sheriff's Department reports the County's Metro Operations unit arrested a wanted La Porte County man Thursday.
 
Police reports say, 21 year-old Jeremy Klement was taken into custody without incident from his home in the 400...

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Portions of Chicago St. in Valpo Closed for Repairs

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City officials are reporting that Chicago St. is closed on the west side of the city between Elmhurst Ave. and Lincolnway/SR-130 for water main repair work until around 4pm CDT Firday (March 21st)....

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Prayer Vigil Held for Missing Indiana Doctor

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A prayer vigil was held Thursday night at St. Patrick's Church in Chesterton for an Indiana doctor missing in the backcountry of Colorado after going on a hiking trip near Vail.  Police say 39-year-old James McGrogan, originally from Chesterton, was...

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Blanket and Coat Drive Helps Keep Others Warm

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In East Chicago, St. Catherine Hospital’s Christian Awareness Committee sponsored a Blanket and Coat Drive for people in need in East Chicago. More than six boxes that included 30 coats, 22 blankets and 2 bed sheets were donated by staff...

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Gov Pence to Speak in Valparaiso

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence will speak in the Region next week. Pence will address members of the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, and the public is invited to attend next Thursday, March 27th. For non-members, a prepaid ticket for the luncheon...

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Russia Includes Senator Coats in Travel Ban

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In a return volley of sanctions following Russia's annexation of Crimea, an Indiana US Senator finds himself banned from Russia. Republican Dan Coats is among six members of Congress, including House Speaker John Boehner, Democrat...

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Whiting Gets Update on Indianapolis Blvd Project

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A mile-and-a-half long stretch of Indianapolis Boulevard that travels back and forth through Hammond and Whiting between Schrage and Calumet Avenues is being rebuilt, with work expected to get underway sometime this Spring. The Whiting Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce got...

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Toddler's Death Ruled Homicide

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In Lansing, the death of a two-year-old girl has been ruled a homicide. The Cook County medical examiner's office says the victim, Jahariah Patterson, died of multiple blunt force trauma injuries caused by child abuse. Authorities say the toddler was...

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Federal Agents Seek More Porter Co Info

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation has paid another visit to Porter County. Agents were reportedly at the county's information technologies department Wednesday, seeking information about computer servers, and makes and models. Earlier this month, investigators were at the county plan...

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Michigan City Native Recognized for 30 Years of Service

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Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter has recognized Sergeant Nora Werner for 30 years of service with the state police. Sergeant Werner currently serves out of the Toll Road Post located in Bristol
According to a press release, Sgt. Nora...

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Region Casino Awards Grants to Charities in MC

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Nearly 60 charitable area organizations received their share of 800-thousand dollars in grant money from Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer and the Michigan City Community Enrichment Corporation at the Blue Chip Casino Awards Banquet Wednesday night.
According to a press...

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Crash Injures Crown Point Man Early Thursday Morning

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Indiana State Police say alcohol contributed to a single vehicle crash on I-65 that hospitalizes a Crown Point man early Thursday morning.  
Preliminary investigation by Sergeant Chad Woody revealed that at approximately 4:40 a.m.,  Thursday, a 1998 Ford, driven...

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Three Lake County Men Face Drug Charges

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A Drug raid in Lake County Thursday puts two of three suspects wanted in jail.   In a press release, Sgt. Patti Van Til of the Lake County Sheriff's Police says the county sheriff's Drug Task Force and Tactical Unit executed...

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Indiana Heart Gallery to Make a Stop in the Region

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A traveling exhibit that displays portraits of children in need of families to adopt them will make a stop in Gary. According to the Indiana Department of Child Services, the Indiana Heart gallery will be part of the Art in...

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Tree Sale/Workshop Coming to Area Fairgrounds

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With the surprise dusting of snow across parts of Northwest indiana Thursday morning, Mother Nature can't seem to make up her mind whether Spring has officially sprung, but Purdue's Extension Service evidently has by announcing their Tree Sale and Workshop...

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Traffic Signals to be Removed to Improve Safety

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In order to make travel through Gary more efficient and safer, INDOT announces the removal of traffic signals at certain Broadway intersections starting next week. The transportation agency says traffic on Broadway will have the right-of-way, with 2-way stop signs...

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Indianapolis Blvd. Construction Update

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Stretches of Indianapolis Blvd. in both Hammond and Whiting are about to be rebuilt. Project engineers and INDOT told the Whiting/Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce Thursday that the work is scheduled to begin sometime this spring. Portions of the roadway will...

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INDOT Offering Engineering Scholarships

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The Indiana Department of Transportation is again offering engineering scholarships. According to INDOT full-time students who are accepted or currently enrolled in a qualifying civil engineering program are encouraged to apply. The competitive engineering scholarships are valued at a little...

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