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Groundbreaking for Lakes of Valparaiso

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held this afternoon on the east side of Valparaiso for a 146 acre luxury apartment complex and business park.  Lakes of Valparaiso will be located east of State Road 49, between...

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Traffic Hazard Backs Up Eastbound I-80/94

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If you were driving through the region going eastbound on I-80/94 at around mid-afternoon today, and had luggage atop of your vehicle's luggage rack, you may want to pull over and see if it is still there.  Because at 3:15pm...

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US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: David Luna

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A 21 year old man wanted for attempted murder is this week's US Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force “Fugitive of the Week”. David Luna is described as a white/Hispanic male, 5'7”,...

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LaPorte School Crossing Guard Locations, Safety Tips

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Children will be going back to school next week in many northwest Indiana communities, including in LaPorte, where police want to remind residents of intersection safety. LaPorte Police report Adult School Crossing Guards will assist elementary children walking to school,...

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Strong Cities, Strong Communities Open House in Gary

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The City of Gary is encouraging the community to come out this evening to learn more about the Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative. At this first open house, residents are also being invited to provide input on beautification projects that...

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LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: Matthew Martinez

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A 27 year old man wanted on a warrant out of LaPorte Circuit Court for failure to appear for felony robbery and felony receiving stolen property is this week's “Wanted Person of the...

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Michigan City Workshop on Gateway Plan

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In Michigan City today (Aug 13) the public and any interested parties are encouraged to attend a workshop on redevelopment strategies for the north end of the city. Examples of some recommendations include streetscaping and bridge enhancements, traffic flow and...

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Job Fair in Michigan City

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Goodwill Industries of Michiana is partnering with Ivy Tech Community College and Blue Chip to host a Job Fair this Thursday, August 14th from 1 to 4 pm. The event will be held in Blue Chip’s Stardust Event Center in...

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Nearly 700,000 Hoosier Voters Listed as 'Inactive'

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Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson says about  700-thousand Hoosier voters are now considered inactive. Since May, the state has mailed out over five-million postcards to refresh the statewide voters list. Now, county election officials are using the data to...

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State Funds Adoption Subsidy

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In a letter to DCS Director Mary Beth Bonaventura, Indiana Governor Mike Pence has announced the state will fund the State Adoption Subsidy (SAS) for fiscal year 2015. State Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane of Anderson and Democrat State Senator...

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Purdue, Amazon Team Up to Reduce Textbook Costs

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Purdue has announced a new collaboration with online retail giant Amazon. The Purdue Student Store, at purdue.amazon.com, launched on Amazon Tuesday, and university officials in West Lafayette say it could save students up to 30 percent – or six-million dollars...

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Whiting Lakefront Park Open House Celebration

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An open house celebration is underway at Whiting Lakefront Park through 4-o'clock today (11a-4pm Wednesday August 13). Today's event, spotlighting the city's shoreline, also includes a special program honoring the Whiting Science Olympiads, the Lakefront Park Bench Dedication ceremony and...

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Work on Airport Road in Portage

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In Portage road crews today are grinding and preparing Airport Road for resurfacing. Expect flaggers and traffic delays along Airport Road between Central Avenue and Lute Road today in Portage....

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State Road 2 Hebron-Valpo Closure in Effect

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After two days of rain delay, the closure to State Road 2 has begun between Hebron and Valparaiso. INDOT tells us that crews are chip-sealing the road to preserve the surface, extend the road's life, and prevent potholes.
State Road...

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Woman Found Dead in Gary Identified

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Officials now know the identity of a woman found dead Saturday morning in an alley in the 38-hundred block of Massachusetts Street in Gary. The Lake County Coroner's office says 34-year-old Piera M. Griffith of Gary was identified through fingerprints....

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Three Injured in Dyer Crash

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In Dyer, authorities say say three juveniles from Dyer were injured when the vehicle they were in crashed into the Galleria Building as US 30 and Church Street just before 7 am, Tuesday morning. Officers say the driver and one...

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Report: FBI Seeks More Files in Porter County

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  The FBI has apparently paid another visit to Porter County. Today's Times reports FBI agents were at the Porter County Auditor's office Monday seeking aerial images of the University Promenade development in Valparaiso and sales disclosure information on the...

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Munster PD Seeks Morning Bank Robbery Suspect

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The Munster Police Department is asking for the public's help for any information concerning  this morning's Chase Bank robbery.   This afternoon police have released a description and security camera photos of the robbery suspect.  According to reports, at around 9:43...

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Better Business Bureau: Beware of Bogus Letter

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A 14 page letter is reportedly being circulated as being from Publishers Clearing House,  but officials say it is not.  In an alert, the Better Business Bureau serving Northern Indiana reports that someone went through great lengths to include endorsements...

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Crash Blocking 61st Ave. Entrance Ramp to SB I-65

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Traffic is being advised to find an alternate route as a semi reportedly rolled onto its side in the eastbound lanes of 61st Ave. in front of the entrance ramp to southbound I-65.  Emergency crews are on scene but drivers...

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