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Underground Blast Leaves Crater in Calumet City

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In south-suburban Calumet City, there've been no injuries reported in an underground explosion Sunday night. The blast that occurred during heavy rain left a crater over twenty-feet-wide, twenty-feet-deep near Burnham Avenue and Heritage Drive. No word at this time what...

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Purdue Team Studying MERS Virus

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In West Lafayette, Purdue experts have been working on way to block a dangerous virus just recently diagnosed for the first time in the United States in Munster.   A team of Purdue University researchers is creating molecules designed to shut...

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MERS Hotline Closed, Munster Patient Released

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The Indiana State Department of Health has closed the MERS hotline, as calls have slowed down significantly. The individual who was being treated for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was released from Community Hospital in Munster Friday, health officials say....

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Storms Sweep Across Region

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Severe weather in the Region Sunday night took down trees and left thousands without power.   So much hail it looked like snow covering the ground in parts of northwest Indiana Sunday evening. A tornado touchdown was reported just a few...

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Ultra-Light Crash Claims Life Downstate

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A 72 year-old Indiana man reportedly lost his life Saturday as a result of an ultra-light aircraft crash near Attica in Fountain County.  Preliminary reports show that the incident occurred near the Rob Roy Covered Bridge when for reasons unknown...

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Purdue University Calumet Awards a Milestone

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A computer science scholar from Schererville walked across the dais and made history Saturday at Purdue University Calumet's Commencement Exercises at the Hammond Civic Center.
According to the university, 23 year-old Raymond S. Smith received its 50,000th degree during the...

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May 12th-May 18th: National Salvation Army Week

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The organization that has been helping those in need for nearly 150 years celebrates it's 60th nationally observed week this week.  National Salvation Army Week, first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954, recognizes the Salvation Army's work on...

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A Community-Wide Conversation on Substance Abuse

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Every two years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sponsors Town Hall meetings all across country to educate communities about underage drinking and rally them for prevention.  The Porter County Substance Abuse Council will be holding its Town...

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MERS Patient Recovers and is Released from Hospital

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One week after a healthcare worker contracted the first U.S. case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus comes word he has fully recovered and was released from Community Hospital in Munster on Friday.  The Times is reporting that the patient,...

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Indiana Man Charged with Threatening to Kill Boehner

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A New Castle, Indiana man has been charged with threatening to kill House Speaker John Boehner, angry over Congress's failure to extend unemployment insurance. ABC News reports the FBI says 32-year-old Brandon Thompson not only sent the speaker a threatening...

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Salvage Operations Begin on Grounded Tug

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(Photo provided by the US Coast Guard Courtesy of MSU Chicago)
The Coast Guard continues to oversee salvage efforts of the partially submerged towing vessel “Kimberly Selvick” in Lake Michigan this afternoon off of Burnham Park, Illinois. The towing vessel...

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Public Invited to Highland FOP Police Memorial Service

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A memorial service will be held tomorrow morning in Highland to remember the sacrifice of fallen officers. The Highland Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 122 invites the public to join them at 9am, in Sheppard Memorial Park, for the...

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IRS Asked to Investigate Tax Fraud Affecting IN Physicians

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Due to concerns of reports of widespread identity theft and tax fraud affecting a number of physicians and other healthcare providers in Indiana, the Indiana congressional delegation today sent a letter to the Commissioner of the IRS asking for an...

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Jacob Dethroned as Top Name for Baby Boys

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The list of most popular baby names is out....and there's a new one topping the list for the boys according to ABC News.
You know Daniel and Jordan and Michael and Ethan. William and Jayden and Mason and Liam. But...

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Lake Co Spring Property Tax Bills Due Monday, May 12th

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Lake County Treasurer John Petalas announced today (Friday) the Spring Property Tax Installment bills are due on Monday, May 12 th .
The bills can be paid at the main office of the Lake County Treasurer, at the Lake County...

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16 Year Old Charged with Armed Robbery

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A Michigan City teen suspected of armed robbery was arrested without incident on Thursday. Michigan City Police report the 18 year old male victim told officers he walking in the 32-hundred block of Salem Court on Monday afternoon when the...

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Alleged Knife Attack on Prairie Duneland Trail

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In Portage, police are investigating after a 20 year old man reported being attacked with a knife Thursday on the Prairie Duneland Trail, near County Line Road/Camelot Mobile Home Park. Chief Troy Williams says the man sustained superficial cuts and...

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R.O.S.E Award Winners

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R.O.S.E winners.)
Two northwest Indiana tourism bureau's presented their R.O.S.E Awards on Thursday. The awards recognize those who provide excellent service or otherwise go the extra mile to...

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New Study on How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy

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A new study is offering new hope to parents who have trouble getting their kids to eat healthy foods. ABC News reports researchers at the University of Chicago, and Northwestern found kids are more likely to reject food if they...

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Gary Man Wanted on Four Warrants Captured by K-9

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A Gary man was taken into custody after fleeing officers on Thursday evening who were serving four active warrants on him. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports upon arrival, to the 23-hundred...

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