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LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: Aaron Oaks

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A 20 year old man wanted for probation violation on an original charge of felony theft is this week's “Wanted Person of the Week” by the LaPorte Police Department. Police report Aaron Oaks...

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Former IL Congressman Faces Porn Charges in Zimbabwe

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A former Democratic Congressman and convicted sex offender faces pornography charges in Zimbabwe. ABC News reports former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds was arrested by police at a hotel, for alleged possession of pornographic materials, and violating immigration laws. Possessing pornography...

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Former NFL DE Charged with Felony Theft

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A 39 year old Schererville man, who is also a former NFL defensive end, was arrested on Thursday and released on bond in connection to missing equipment from Valpo Fitness. The Times reports Jared Tomich...

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Murder Conviction Handed Down for 1983 Death of Inmate

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Indiana State Police today announced a murder conviction was handed down last week in a LaPorte County Courtroom regarding the 1983 murder of an inmate at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City. State Police report on Thursday, Paul Stucker,...

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Gary's State of the City Address to be Streamed Online

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Officials in Gary are reminding those interested in hearing the Gary Mayor's State of the City address that the event will be streamed live online. The event will be held tomorrow at the Genesis Convention Center, where Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson...

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Wanted LaPorte Man Taken into Custody

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A 25 year old LaPorte man who had been listed as wanted by police since mid-December, on a warrant for felony criminal recklessness, was apprehended over the weekend. The LaPorte Police Department today...

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NW Indiana Snow Totals from Monday's Storm

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Snow is falling today from Ohio to Washington DC and in the Northeast after dumping a-half foot of snow or more in parts of northwest Indiana. The National Weather Service in Chicago reports DeMotte received a total of six-inches of...

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Indiana Family Among Those Aboard Hijacked Plane

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A family from Goshen, Indiana was among the Americans on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight to Rome that was hijacked to Geneva on Monday. ABC News describes their story about what it was like...every passenger's worst nightmare come true. The...

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Schererville Eyeing Roundabout for Cline

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Valparaiso forged a new path in local intersections with roundabouts replacing stoplights at major intersections over the past few years. Could Schererville bring us another new Region roundabout? Town council members are moving closer to putting one in where Cline...

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Police Investigate Report of Missing Woman

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Police in Valparaiso and Schererville are investigating the report of a missing 48-year-old woman. Authorities say family members who contacted Valparaiso Police Saturday said Pamela Genender of Valparaiso failed to return home from work February 12th and has...

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Coast Guard Breaks Ice on Southern Lake Michigan

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The Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay, a 140-foot ice-breaking tug, departs Chicago's Navy Pier and sails toward the shores off Indiana, Feb. 12, 2014.
The Biscayne Bay helped break ice on the southern part of Lake Michigan to assist commerce. ...

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Company Announces Hot Pockets Recall

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Giant Food says it is voluntarily recalling its Hot Pockets Philly Steak and Cheese products after the USDA announced a recall of meat products that government officials say were produced without the required inspections. Here's the news release from Giant...

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Hebron Schools Consider Another Referendum

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In Hebron, school officials have a special session scheduled this evening to vote on a resolution to place a referendum on the ballot this May, asking residents of the Metropolitan School District of Boone Township for a tax levy. A...

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Region Residents Hear 'Thundersnow'

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Snow is pushing into the Northeast this morning -- after pounding Northwest Indiana and other parts of the Midwest yesterday, hitting the Region and Chicago-area just in time for the evening commute.  Some even heard "thundersnow" in the Region.  The...

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Illiana Tier-Two Public Hearings

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The Indiana and Illinois Departments of Transportation are reminding the public about two hearings, the first of which occurrs Tuesday on the proposed Illiana Expressway. The topic will be the Tier Two Environmental Impact Statement that's been released for public...

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Public Meetings This Week on NIRPC Proposed Amendments

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Two public meetings will be held starting today as part of the public comment period on a number of proposed amendments to NIRPC's 20-40 Comprehensive Regional Plan. The first meeting takes place this afternoon, February 18 th , from 1-to-3pm,...

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Indiana Senate Passes Revised Gay Marriage Ban

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A proposed amendment to ban gay marriage passed the Indiana State Senate today by a vote of 32-to-17. Even though the measure passed, it will not appear on a statewide ballot until at least 2016 due to language removed from...

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$1.1 Billion NIPSCO Reinvestment Plan Approved

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Over a billion dollars in electric system upgrades for NIPSCO was approved today by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. NIPSCO Spokesperson Nick Meyer told the Region News Team much of nation's electric system, including NIPSCO's was built over 50 years...

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Effects of Bullying Long Lasting

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Not only are the effects of bullying long lasting, but they build over time. ABC News reports that according to a study that questioned thousands of children and their parents through key school grades. Bullying can create a very deep...

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Starting Thursday All Griffith Trash Pick Up Street-side Only

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Due to inclement weather the town of Griffith reports that starting Thursday, February 20 th , all trash will be picked up street-side and alley trash pick-up will be suspended until further notice. Town officials report residents who normally have...

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