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NW Indiana Native Named as New Deputy Chief of Staff

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A northwest Indiana native is one of four people named today as new deputy chiefs of staff to Indiana Governor Mike Pence in his executive office to better serve agencies and the public. Danielle McGrath will join the Governor's Office...

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Keep Spray-On Sunscreen Away From Kids

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If you're trying to protect your kids from the sun, you should stay away from sunscreen that comes in a spray bottle - so says Consumer Reports. ABC News reports the concern with spray-on sunscreen is kids might breathe it...

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Valpo Man Charged with Filming Nude 15 Year Old Girl

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A Valparaiso man has been charged with child exploitation and possession of child pornography after allegedly hiding a cell phone in the bedroom of a 15 year old girl to film her naked. The Times reports the girl told police...

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Reward Offered for Info in Death of Gary Police Officer

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Lake County Sheriff John Buncich announced today that a ten-thousand dollar reward is being offered for any information leading to the conviction of a suspect or suspects in the fatal shooting of Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield. Westerfield,...

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Body of Woman Found in Car in Gary Identified

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The body of a black female discovered on Monday in the trunk of a car in the woods of the two-thousand block of East 22 nd Place and Iowa Street in Gary has been identified. Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey...

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Search Continues for Missing Woman in St. Joseph River

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The search continues for a missing 25 year old South Bend woman on the Saint Joseph River. Indiana Conservation Police report they, along with South Bend Police and Fire, responded to reports of a woman in the river calling for...

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Pence Receives Transportation Infrastructure Report

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today accepted a 118 page report from the Blue Ribbon panel on Transportation Infrastructure detailing recommendations for Indiana's next generation of transportation infrastructure, including water, air, road and rail. The panel offered 25 recommendations related to...

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3 Vehicles, 2 Homes Damaged in Alcohol-Related Crash

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Two homes and a total of three vehicles were damaged as the result of an alcohol-related crash Monday night in LaPorte. Police report it was determined that one of the damaged vehicles, operated by a 58 year old LaPorte man,...

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West Nile Virus Activity Confirmed in Indiana

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State health officials have confirmed the first signs of West Nile virus activity in Indiana for 2014 on opposite sides of the state. Mosquitoes in Marshall County in northern Indiana and Pike County in southwest Indiana have tested positive for...

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Officials Announce Everest College in Merrillville to Close

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Corinthian Colleges has announced it has signed an operating agreement with the U.S. Department of Education that will result in the closure of twelve schools across eleven states, including Everest College in Merrillville. Under the terms, Corinthian will also put...

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Purdue Unveils Ross-Ade South End Zone Plans

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In West Lafayette, Purdue has unveiled plans for the Ross-Ade South End Zone.  The space at the university's football stadium is being turned into a patio after the bleachers were removed last month. It will be available to football season-ticket...

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Region Communities on Safest Places List

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Four Region communities have made a top ten list of safest communities in the state. A blog article at the real estate research site Movoto considered all places in Indiana with populations of ten-thousand or more, according to the 2010...

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LaPorte's Luhr County Park Still Closed from Storms

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In LaPorte, Mayor Blair Milo reports Luhr County Park remains temporarily closed after severe storms that pounded the Region early last week. A post at the county park Facebook page says due to major storm damage to facilities and...

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Lake Station Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

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The Lake County Coroners office says a Lake Station man died from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Hammond Tuesday night. Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post this morning say a preliminary investigation showed that shortly before 10...

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About 300 Complete New 3 Dune Challenge

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In three weeks time, nearly three-hundred people complete the new “3 Dune Challenge”. Indiana Dunes Tourism Promotions Director Ken Kosky tells the Region News Team that figure's based on the number of people who've come to the Visitor Center to...

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Governor Meets With Slain Gary Officer's Family

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Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson says authorities are fairly confident that a person of interest in custody in connection with the shooting death of a Gary Police officer is the person who committed the crime. Veteran officer Jeffrey Westerfield, who turned...

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Temporary Busing During South Shore Wire Upgrades

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Ongoing work to upgrade overhead wire for the South Shore will mean temporary busing between Michigan City and South Bend next week, July 14-18. Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District says the commuter line is in the midst of replacing old...

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Merrillville High School is Four-Star School

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Merrillville High School is one of over three-hundred schools to be named Four-Star Schools this year, even though it wasn't on the initial list released in April – though it should have been. According to an article in the Times,...

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Household Waste Collection Saturday in Chesterton

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(Photos Courtesy of Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County)
Porter County residents have an opportunity this weekend to safely dispose of their unwanted household hazardous waste. Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County Public Education Coordinator Donna...

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Mississippi Street Reopened After Fire Truck Goes In Ditch

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A BP fire truck in a Merrillville ditch closed Mississippi Street in both directions in front of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church this afternoon (Tuesday) for several hours. The Times reports the fire truck went...

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