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Gary City Councilman Keeps Seat

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A Gary city councilman sentenced this year to three months in prison for tax evasion will remain on the city council. The Gary City Council this week opted against removing 42-year-old Ronier Scott from his seat, but they did vote...

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MERS Cases Prompt Warning Signs at Airports

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With two confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndome (MERS) in the United States, health officials are asking airports to post warning signs for anyone traveling to the Middle East.  The signs will warn Americans heading to the Arabian peninsula...

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Purdue Wins with Zipper Contraption

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How to zip a zipper in “the most complicated and hilarious way possible” – that was this year's challenge in the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest College Nationals – and the champs -- a group of students from Purdue University that...

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Sheriffs Police Investigate Fatal Crash

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Porter County Sheriffs Police are investigating a fatal accident. Officials say at about 5 pm Tuesday a southbound 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche went left of center and struck a northbound semi-tractor and trailer head-on. The driver of the Avalanche, identified as...

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Ind Supreme Court Tosses Murder Confession

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In a five-to-nothing decision, the Indiana Supreme Court has thrown out the murder confession of a 28-year-old Gary man. Justices ruled that a Gary detective went too far, toward the end of a three-hour interrogation, when he implied to the...

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Serious Crash Near Lake-Porter Co Line

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543 am  CDT:  Reports this hour of an accident with extrication US 231 near the Lake-Porter County line west of Hebron. Lakes of the Four Seasons and Hebron Fire crews are on scene and a helicopter is said to be...

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Serious Crash Near Lake-Porter Co Line

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543 am  CDT:  Reports this hour of an accident with extrication US 231 near the Lake-Porter County line west of Hebron. Lakes of the Four Seasons and Hebron Fire crews are on scene and a helicopter is said to be...

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Crash Closes State Rd. 149 in South Haven

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Region News Team Traffic have received reports that State Rd. 149 is closed at this time in the South Haven between Lenburg Rd. and US HWY 6, due to a crash involving a semi tractor trailer truck and a pickup...

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Fund Established for 2 INDOT Contractors Killed Last Week

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A fund has been established with Chase Bank for the two Rieth-Riley Construction road workers who were killed on I-69 in Indianapolis last Friday. To make a donation, you may go to any Chase branch in the United States, with...

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Public Invited to Attend Substance Abuse Prevention Event

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The public is invited to attended a community-wide event later this month to explore the issues of around underage drinking and heroin use/abuse. Beatrice Owen, Director of the Porter County Substance Abuse Council, told the Region News Team during a...

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Smoke in Radar Facility Cancels/Delays Chicago Flights

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WRITE IN: Many flights canceled or delayed in Chicago today after smoke inside an area radar facility forced a stop to all incoming and outgoing flights at the city's two airports. The Federal Aviation Administration says the facility, in a...

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AG Office Wants Hoosier Renters to Know Their Rights

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The Indiana Attorney General's Office wants renters to know their rights. The Attorney General's Office today (Tuesday) reports knowing your rights from the beginning can help one avoid any unnecessary problems in the future.
Indiana’s landlord/tenant law includes the following:...

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ISP Lowell Post Holds Annual Memorial Service

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Indiana State Police Lowell Post held its annual memorial service today to remember those state police employees who have given their lives in the line of duty. Guests at the service included the family...

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Pence Leads Job Hunting Trip to New York

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After inviting New York businesses to move to Indiana in January, Governor Pence is back in the state leading a delegation of 14 Hoosiers on a jobs and economic development mission in...

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Pence Names New Chief of Staff

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today announced Jim Atterholt as his new Chief of Staff, effective May 19 th . Atterholt currently chairs the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and prior to joining them he served as the State Insurance Commissioner and...

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LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: Joseph Ukonga

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A 23 year old man wanted on a warrant out of LaPorte Circuit Court for felony escape from work release this week's “Wanted Person of the Week” by the LaPorte Police Department. Joseph...

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Indiana Natural Resources Commission to Meet

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The Indiana Natural Resources Commission (NRC) will conduct its next bimonthly meeting today (Tue May 13) in northwest Indiana.  The meeting begins at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. CDT at the Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center,1600 North 25 East in...

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Region Fire Depts Get Homeland Security Grants

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Fire departments in Northwest Indiana were among 112 recipients statewide sharing more than 400-thousand dollars in Indiana Homeland Security Foundation grants to public safety agencies for things like protective equipment, fire gear, defibrillators, fire hoses, computer and communication equipment, thermal...

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Coats: VA Must Make Sweeping Changes

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Republican Indiana US Senator Dan Coats says sweeping changes are needed in the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Coats issued the following statement regarding ongoing allegations of abuse and neglect by the department, including reports that as many as 40 patients...

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Hammond Police Investigating Homicide

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In Hammond, police are investigating a shooting death overnight. The Lake County Coroners office says 26-year-old Kelvin Campbell Jr of East Chicago was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple gunshot wounds in the 36-hundred block of Orchard Drive on...

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