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Two Passengers Injured in Roll Over Crash

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In Hammond this morning, Indiana State Police say a crash during rush hour sent two people from Michigan to the hospital. Authorities say a preliminary investigation indicates shortly before 7:30 the driver...

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New Police Chief Named in Gary

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Gary Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson announced the appointment of a new police chief this morning. The news was part of what the city calls a comprehensive new approach by the city to address crime. City officials say Chief Wade Ingram...

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Gary Police Chief Resigns

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Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson announced this morning (Monday) that police Chief Wade Ingram has resigned, and 15-year veteran Deputy Chief Larry McKinley will serve in his place. Officials say Ingram resigned last week.  We'll have additional information on this story...

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Indiana Excise Police Cite, Arrest 20 at Pierogi Festival

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Indiana State Excise Police announced they arrested or ticketed twenty people and issued preliminary citations to five businesses during the Pierogi Festival in Whiting Friday and Saturday. Excise officers patrolled inside festival, as well as the neighboring cities of Whiting,...

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Doctor Treated for Ebola in Africa has Indiana Ties

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Friends and family of an American physician infected with the Ebola virus say they're filled with sadness and uncertainty. Dr. Kent Brantly, a father with two young children, went to the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and reportedly...

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Overnight Lane Restrictions on US 30 Dyer/Schererville

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Overnight lane restrictions begin this evening (Monday July 28) on US 30 in the Dyer and Schererville areas between the Illinois state line and US 41. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) says one lane of US 30 will be...

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Alcohol Restrictions on South Shore This Weekend

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Alcohol restrictions will be in effect on South Shore trains this weekend during Lollapalooza at Chicago's Grant Park. Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) says alcohol will be prohibited on all trains after 7 pm this Friday, August 1, and...

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Drones Take Snapshots of Crops

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Farming is taking flight in Illinois.
Researchers say interest is growing in the use of drones in agriculture, and that the unmanned aerial vehicles can give farmers a bird's eye view of their fields. [Photo: L. Brian...

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Unseasonably High Waves on Lake Michigan

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The National Weather Service in Chicago says unseasonably high wave heights are being observed across southern Lake Michigan.  A Beach Hazards Statement is in effect through early Tuesday morning, with high waves, dangerous swimming conditions, and strong rip currents and...

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73rd Avenue Bridge Closure in Merrillville

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The Indiana Department of Transportation says the 73rd Avenue bridge over Interstate 65 in Merrillville will close for two weeks, starting today (Monday, July 28) for repairs and maintenance.  The closure affects 73rd Avenue between Broadway (State Road 53) and...

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Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar

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In business news today, an announcement that Dollar Tree plans to acquire rival discount retailer Family Dollar Stores in a deal valued at about eight-point-five billion dollars. The merger has been unanimously approved by the boards of both companies and...

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Death Investigation in Griffith

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In Griffith, police say they together with the Lake County Coroner's Office are conducting a death investigation of a Griffith man involved in a physical confrontation at his home in the 1000 block of Oakwood early Sunday. The coroners office...

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Mother and Two Daughters Shot in Hammond

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Hammond Police are asking the public for help as they investigate the shooting of an Addison, Illinois, woman and her two daughters ages 12 and 15.  Police say the three were in a car in the 900 block of Morris...

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More Indiana Cities Get Funds to Fight Blight

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Ten-point-eight-million dollars has been awarded to Indiana cities in the latest round of funding to tear down old, abandoned homes in the state. The Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program provides an opportunity for local units of government in all...

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White Sox: Reinsdorf Hospitalized, Doing Fine

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White Sox and Chicago Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf was taken to the hospital after experiencing an episode of lightheadedness in Cooperstown, New York, Friday night, according to a statement from the White Sox. The baseball club said the 78-year-old Reinsdorf...

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Demolition Date for Former Sheraton Hotel Arrives

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In downtown Gary, the wrecking ball arrives at the old Sheraton Hotel. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson last week announced that demolition was set to officially begin today (Saturday July 26). The long-vacant 14-story building on Broadway that sits right next to...

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Crash Involving 4 Motorcyclists in Governor's Ride

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Four motorcyclists taking part in the ABATE Ride With the Governor Friday were involved in a crash during the ride Friday afternoon. Indiana State Police say the accident occurred in a curve in the roadway on State Road 356, just...

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Fatal Shooting in East Chicago

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The Lake County Coroners office today said an 18-year-old East Chicago man became the victim of homicide overnight. Coroners officials say Kemond Coleman was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound in the 38-hundred block of Alder Street shortly before 4-o'clock...

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73rd Ave Bridge over I-65 Closing for Two Weeks

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The Indiana Department of Transportation says the 73rd Avenue bridge over Interstate 65 in Merrillville will close for two weeks, starting this Monday, July 28, for repairs and maintenance.  The closure affects 73rd Avenue, or Old Lincoln Highway, between Broadway...

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Convicted Former Nose Doctor Moved to Halfway House

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A former Merrillville nose and sinus doctor who pleaded guilty to 22 counts of health care fraud after being accused of billing insurance companies for medical procedures never performed is moving closer to freedom.  Mark Weinberger has been...

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