Corporal King says anyone who may have been in the area around 7pm, or shortly thereafter, on Sunday, is asked to please contact the Gary Police Department, and ask for Detective Lorenzo Davis, at 881-4738.
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The Michigan City Police Department on Tuesday announced officers stopped 169 vehicles during their participation in the “Operation Pull-Over Traffic Enforcement Blitz” that took place between March 17th through the 24th. Officials say officers wrote 97 citations, had 98 seat belt violations, 39 speeding citations, caught six drivers suspended drivers, made five criminal arrests on warrants for felonies and misdemeanors, and wrote 108 warning tickets.
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Lake County Coroner Merrilee D. Frey is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the family of an unidentified white male, weighing approximately 220 pounds, six feet one inch tall, with long salt and pepper hair. On Sunday, March 31, the Coroner’s office responded to a call at the location of Hawthorn and Ridge Road in Munster, at the river bank where the victim was discovered.
Frey states, “He was wearing a brown T shirt with “Dickies Brand Work Wear” on the front, and underneath was a long sleeved white T shirt. He was wearing tan cargo pants with a black belt and on his feet were black and yellow Air Jordan tennis shoes”. Frey continues, “The victim has several tattoos located on his upper left chest, just above his left knee, on his right forearm, on his upper right arm, on his right ankle and across his back. “The public can help us tremendously in assisting us with any additional information to help us identify him”.
Coroner Frey states, “Anyone with information is urged to contact Investigator Brandon Artim at our office at 219-755-3265.”
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Brian Bosma. the speaker of the Indiana House has come out of surgery and according to a release from Bosma's office the surgery " went well." The release goes on to say that "He (Bosma) is now resting comfortably at the hospital."
The Indiana House Republican Caucus yesterday said they were notified Monday night of tests conducted earlier on Monday that confirmed Bosma had contracted an infection in the knee that he had replaced last summer, requiring immediate surgery.
Governor Mike Pence and his wife Karen earlier today expressed concern when they learned of Bosma's condition and, "are praying for a successful surgery and swift recovery.
Speaker Bosma is a leader we deeply respect and a personal friend, and we look forward to his return to serving Hoosiers in the coming days."
According to the Republican Caucus, Bosma remains in high spirits, and has a tremendous support system, including his fellow leaders in the House and Senate. He will miss about a week of work to recuperate after his hospital stay.
Indiana Speaker of the House, Brian Bosma
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Investigators suspect two vacant house fires in Hammond, with no working utilities in either home, were started intentionally early Monday, not connected. The Times reports the first fire took place in the 57-hundred block of Erie Street, just before midnight, and a second house fire took place around 3am, in the 700 block of Sibley Street, less than a mile away.
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Michigan City mayor, Ron Meer has proclaimed April "The Month of the Military Child" in the city. Mayor Meer says, "each day when we wake up, we should think about and give thanks to all of our military men and women who are serving to protect our lives and our freedoms" and to also, "think about the sacrifices and the lives they have to leave behind, mainly their children."
The mayor says that children of our brave men and women serving in the United States military face challenges and stress presented by frequent moves, parental deployments, and other life traditions and adds, "in a way, military children serve our country right alongside their parents."
Throughout the month of April, Mayor Meer is asking the residents of Michigan City to "purple up" and wear something purple as a small way of recognizing and supporting "our military children."
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