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Walmart Chooses Indiana for New E-Commerce Center

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The world’s largest retailer today announced plans to locate an e-commerce fulfillment center in central Indiana, creating up to 303 new jobs by 2016. Walmart will construct and equip a new one-point-two-million square-foot facility in Plainfield to process and ship...

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Indiana Customers to Receive $685,000 in Settlement

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Indiana is set to receive nearly 685-thousand-dollars as part of 550-million-dollar joint state-federal settlement with mortgage lender and servicer SunTrust Mortgage out of Richmond, Virginia. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says eligible borrowers will receive payments for past mortgage origination,...

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Lynwood Officer Critically Hurt in Crash

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Family members say a Lynwood police officer from northwest Indiana was critically injured in a motorcycle accident in Iowa Saturday. 38-year-old Craig Barnes, originally from Highland and currently from Burns Harbor, was on a trip with friends and fellow officers...

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Vigil Held for Gary Boys

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A vigil was held in Hobart Wednesday, where authorities say two young Gary brothers drowned in an area of water on property southwest of the Interstate 65/Ridge Road interchange. The Lake County Coroners office says 9-year-old Donel Smith and 8-year-old...

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Lake Co Poets Asked to Submit Poem for Bicentennial

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In 2016, the state of Indiana will celebrate its bicentennial and to honor the event, the Indiana Bicentennial Commission is creating a “Birthday Book” of poetry. Lake County Public Library Reference Librarian Lynn Jackson told the Region News Team they...

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Murder Suspect Released from Pretrial Incarceration

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A man charged with murder in LaPorte County has been released from pretrial incarceration. LaPorte County Prosecutor Bob Szilagyi issued a release today stating an Order on Motion to Suppress was entered by Judge Kathleen Lang on Monday, which bars...

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Man Arrested After Incident Outside a Portage Health Clinic

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A 22 year old Chesterton man is facing charges of battery to law enforcement, possession of marijuana and resisting law enforcement, after an incident on Tuesday outside of NorthShore Health Clinic in Portage. Portage Police report an employee of the...

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Chesterton Gun and Ammo Business Burglarized

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In Chesterton, police are investigating a burglary that took place last week at a newly opened gun and gun accessory business in the one-thousand block of Broadway. The Times reports officers arrived at the scene on Thursday, after receiving a...

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Help Sought to Locate Man Who Fondled 12 Year Old Girl

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Authorities are seeking the public's help to locate a vehicle used to assault a female juvenile last week. The Porter County Sheriff's Office announced today that at 7pm on Friday, a 12...

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Man Arrested for OWI/Speeding in Construction Zone

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A Highland man was arrested on numerous charges Tuesday afternoon, including operating while intoxicated, after a state police trooper pulled him over for speeding in a construction zone with workers present. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports at 3:30pm, a...

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Single Family Home Sales Rise 28.1% from April to May

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Single family home sales in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper and Newton Counties combined rose 28.1 percent from April to May. The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors reports the median selling price from April to May also increased by 5.5...

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Westville Correctional Facility Superintendent Promoted

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Westville Correctional Facility will be seeking a new superintendent after it was announced today that current Superintendent Mark Levenhagen has been appointed as the Director of Mental health and Special Populations for the Indiana Department of Corrections, effective Sunday, June...

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Kouts Man Charged with Dollar General Burglary

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In Kouts, police announced today an arrest warrant was served on an 18 year old man accused of breaking into the Kouts Dollar General Store late last month. Kouts Police report at 2am on May 28 th , security footage...

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LAUW Pres/CEO Lou Martinez Announces Retirement

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The Lake Area United Way Board of trustees announced today that they have accepted the retirement notice of their President and CEO, Lou Martinez. In discussing his retirement, Martinez reflected on what an honor it has been to have worked...

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ISP Agrees to Investigate Alleged Eavesdropping at MC PD

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An investigation is being conducted by Indiana State Police into allegations several investigators may have improperly overheard conversations between a murder suspect and his attorney while the two occupied an interrogation room in the Michigan City Police Department. Michigan City...

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Third PC Jail Pod Staffed, Opened, Full

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A landmark moment for the Porter County Jail this week, when the third and final section, or pod, opened for inmates – more than eleven years after the jail complex opened along State Road 49. Porter County Sheriff David Lain...

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Griffith Road Closure Thursday June 19

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In Griffith, the public works department reports the 100 block of East Main Street between Broad Street and Lafayette Avenue will be closed for construction work from 7 am to 4 pm tomorrow (Thursday June 19). The detour uses South...

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Midwest Metals Expanding Michigan City Facility

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A company is expanding its Michigan City facility.  City officials say Midwest Metal Products is the leading manufacturer of rolled angle rings and rolled structural shapes. Construction of the 27,000-square-foot metal addition begins immediately on their current facility at 111 Mariner Drive. Construction...

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Merrillville Takes Another Look at Blight Plan

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In Merrillville, a committee formed to curb blight and address the issue of vacant and abandoned homes is taking another look at how to go about that. According to the Times today, council members were told they received some misinformation...

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Porter County Taste of Care is June 19

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Porter County Taste of Care is happening at the Expo Center tomorrow (Thursday Jun 19), 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Ron Donahue, Director of Business Development for Prompt Ambulance, says the event showcases the culinary skills of the medical community.  The...

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