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Air Quality Alert in Effect

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An Air Quality Alert is in effect through midnight CDT tonight.  The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is forecasting an Air Quality Action day for today, Monday July 21st, that includes Lake, Porter, and La Porte Counties in northwest...

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Pedestrian Struck and Killed on the Borman Expressway

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A Gary man was struck and killed while apparently attempting to cross Interstate 80/94 at the 6.8 mile marker near the Clark Street overpass in Gary late Friday Night.  Indiana State Police Lowell post report that shortly before 11:30pm,...

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State Launches Management and Performance Hub Website

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The State of Indiana today launched the Management and Performance Hub website which is aimed at bringing better visibility, accountability, and openness of state government using modern data analytics tools. The website also gives Hoosiers the opportunity to explore three...

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Unemployment Up .2% in June

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Unemployment Up .2% in June
Indiana experienced the largest June increase of private sector jobs on record. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development reports ten-thousand private sector jobs were gained in June, but despite that Indiana's unemployment rate increased point-two percent from May to June...

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New Scam of Subjects Impersonating IRS Reps

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The Jasper County Sheriff's Office is asking residents to use caution when providing personal information or sending money to subjects over the phone as they are seeing an increase in the amount of scams being reported. The latest scam involves...

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Road Closures in Valpo Next Week

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A couple of road closures are scheduled in Valparaiso starting Monday, July 21 st . Officials report Grove Avenue will be closed from Milton Street to Center Street, including both intersections, for the installation of storm sewer pipe and roadway...

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One Taken into Custody Following Stop for Reckless Driving

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A traffic stop for reckless driving in LaPorte on Thursday night resulted in one person being taken into custody. LaPorte Police report officers responded to the area of Pine Lake Avenue just before 7:30pm to investigate a vehicle that was...

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FedEx Accused of Shipping Rx Drugs from Illegal Pharmacies

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FexEx has been indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco. ABC News reports federal prosecutors say FedEx has been shipping prescription drugs from illegal, online pharmacies and that FedEx has ignored warnings from the DEA and even Congress...

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Highland Wins Battle for Blood Event, July Blood Drive Info

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Donors helped the Red Cross collect 72 units of blood during the 4 th annual North Township “Battle for Blood” event held last month. The event, which was held in East Chicago and Highland, challenged first responders in five communities...

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New Superintendent Named at Westville Correctional Facility

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Westville Correctional Facility announced today  that a new Superintendent has been named. Mark Sevier will assume the position effective this Sunday, July 20 th . He has been the Superintendent of the Miami...

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Visitors to the Porter County Fair: Get there Early!

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If you're intending to visit the Porter County Fair this evening, the Porter County Sheriff's Department is urging patrons to get their early, as a record sell-out crowd for tonight's grandstand show will congest traffic for the show.  Sgt. Larry...

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Tire Fire in Crown Point Under Control

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Fire crews in Crown Point responded to a tire fire late this morning near 121st Avenue. Police report the call came in around 11:45am and a huge plume of black smoke was visible from a...

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Crews Responding to Tire Fire in Crown Point

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In Crown Point, officials report fire crews are responding to a tire fire near 121st Avenue.  Officials got the call around 11:45 am.  No other details are available at this hour.  A huge plume of black smoke is visible from...

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Purdue Approves New Name for Unified Campus

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The Purdue Board of Trustees today (Friday July 18) approved Purdue University Northwest as the name of the unified Calumet and North Central campuses. The name's adoption will be phased in over the next two years as work continues to...

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Dillinger Museum Moving from Hammond to Crown Point

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The John Dillinger Museum currently housed at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond is moving to Crown Point, where Dillinger made his infamous escape from the Lake County Jail decades ago. It's expected to open at its new location inside...

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Pit Bill Saves Teen from House Fire

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In Indianapolis, a two-year-old pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero after waking his deaf teenage owner during a devastating house fire. The dog licked the 13-year-old boy's face until the teen woke up. Fire officials say...

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IU Student Killed on Malaysian Flight

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Indiana University officials have confirmed that a graduate student from Amsterdam was among the nearly three-hundred killed in the crash of a Malaysian Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine Thursday.  [Karlijn Keijzer/photo provided, Indiana University]  Here is the news release issued...

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Cops Cycling for Survivors NW Indiana Schedule

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Here is information on the Cops Cycling for Survivors northwest Indiana schedule, courtesty of Indiana State Police-Lowell District:
The 66 riders are expected to arrive in the Lowell District on Friday, July 18th and continue their trek through the district...

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'Uncle Len' Ellis Honored by Porter County Fair

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unclelenleigheditThursday night the Porter County Fair honored Radio One Communications founder Leonard J. Ellis.  Ellis, still known by most as “Uncle Len” from his days on the radio, was presented with a special award at the Grandstand for his service to the community.  “50 years of Radio One Communications: A Tribute to 'Uncle Len' Ellis”, was followed by a concert featuring Statler Brothers tribute band “American Pride” and the annual Kiwanis Balloon Glow. [Pictured: 'Uncle Len' Ellis (l) is accompanied  on stage by his son, Radio One Communications President Leigh Ellis/ Photo, Laura Waluszko]
   

Indiana Honors 27 as 'Companies to Watch'

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Two Northwest Indiana firms -- RS2 Technologies in Munster and Peepers out of Michigan City -- will be honored next month after making this year's list of 27 "Companies to Watch" . Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann's office says the...

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