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Community Conversation on Education for Gary Youth

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The public is invited to participate in a discussion this Thursday on how to help improve education for all youth in the City of Gary by discussing strategies to advance learning, enhance student engagement and improve schools. Chelsea Whittington, City...

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Man Charged with Activities Related to Obscene Performance

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A Crown Point man has been charged with activities related to an obscene performance after an investigation into a complaint he fondled himself while looking at a female living in the same apartment complex. Schererville Police report detectives filed the...

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Sobriety Checkpoint in Lake County Wednesday

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Indiana State Police Lowell Post announced today they will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Lake County, during the late evening hours on Wednesday, in conjunction with Gary Police, the Lake County Sheriff's Department and Indiana University Northwest Police.
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CDC: Illinois Man Never Actually Contracted MERS

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Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say an Illinois man who tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, never actually contracted the disease. There are signs, however, that the potentially deadly bug was present at...

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Governor Pence to Address Chamber in Hammond

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence is scheduled to be in Northwest Indiana next week, where he'll address members of the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber's General Membership Luncheon at Dynasty Banquets in Hammond.  The Governor is expected to talk...

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Researchers Look at Growing Corn in Caves

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A new technique developed by researchers from Purdue could allow some crops to be grown in caves or mines. Professor of Horticulture Cary Mitchell says isolated and enclosed environments can stop genetically modified pollen and seed from spreading, escaping into...

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Local Union Carpenters Donate to Edison Track Team

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In Lake Station, the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters members from Local 1005 presented the Edison High School Boys Track Team with a six-hundred dollar check, and the monies have gone toward purchasing disc and shot equipment, uniforms, sweat suits,...

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State Officials Stress Water, Pool Safety

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Indiana's state health commissioner says drowning is a preventable tragedy.  The unofficial start to the summer season is just days away, and this is Recreational Water Illness and Injury Week. State health officials are sending out a list of tips...

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Unemployment Drops in the Region, State

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Unemployment took a major drop in the Region according to the latest data.  Indiana's jobless rate also fell in April.  The state's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate fell point-two-percent last month, to five-point-seven percent, marking the ninth in a row of declines....

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Gypsy Moth Treatments in Porter County

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A yellow crop duster was spotted low over Valparaiso early this morning.  The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the airplane is releasing a bacterium used in treatments to control the gypsy moth. The first local treatment at the Valpo...

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Robocalls Trending Down in Indiana

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Hoosiers appear to be getting fewer robocalls. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says two years ago his officer got about one-thousand robocall complaints per month and now that number is down to about half. In April, Zoeller and Missouri Attorney...

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Coast Guard Caps Off Extreme Ice-Breaking Season

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Another icy chapter closes on extreme winter 2014... The Great Lakes Coast Guard has officially concluded the nation's largest domestic ice breaking operation. The 160-day-long – over five-month-long – Operation Taconite included all of Lakes Michigan and Superior as well...

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Valparaiso Traffic Advisory for Tree Removal

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In Valparaiso, a small section of Harrison Boulevard will be closed tomorrow (Tue May 20) from 9 am to 2 pm for completion of a tree removal. Public works crews will finish removing a tree that overhangs the entire roadway...

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Lowell Joins IACT Plan to Stem Healthcare Costs

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In Lowell, the town council has voted to join the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Medicaltrust to try and hold down healthcare costs for town employees. Today's Times reports Lowell was facing a 19-percent increase in premiums, and though...

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Third MERS Case in US; Linked to NWI Patient

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Doctors are trying to determine how an Illinois man contracted Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, from a Northwest Indiana patient after two brief meetings and a handshake. It's the third case of MERS is the United States, and...

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Merrillville Boy Dies in Gun Accident

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In Merrillville, police say they continue to investigate the accidental shooting death of a four-year-old boy. Officers arrived at a home in the 64-hundred block of Cleveland Street and found the child unresponsive. The Lake County Coroners office says the...

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East Chicago Plans Ribbon Cutting for Parks

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East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland, the East Chicago Common Council and East Chicago Park Board have scheduled a ribbon cutting ceremony at Kosciusko Park 151st street and Indianapolis Blvd. on Friday May 23, 2014 at 10am. City officials say the...

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ArcelorMittal Provides Public Safety Grants

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Eleven local fire departments have received grants from steel giant ArcelorMittal to purchase rescue tools for serious crashes, and Highland Fire Chief Bill Timmer told the Region News Team his department was able to buy equipment that lets responders cut...

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Officials Mark End of Major Sewer Project in Gary

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Local and federal officials gathered in Gary Friday to celebrate the completion of a major sewer project in the Black Oak section of the city. Congressman Pete Visclosky, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and the US Army Corps of Engineers were...

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McDermott Stepping Down as Chair, Eyes Future

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Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. says he's stepping down as chairman of the Lake County Democratic Party toward the end of June. The 45-year-old McDermott, who's been party chair for five years, said he wants to focus more attention on...

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