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Oregano Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

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The US Food and Drug Administration says McCormick & Company out of Sparks, Maryland, is voluntarily recalling its McCormick® Ground Oregano, 0.75 oz bottle, UPC 0-523561-6 with code dates BEST BY AUG 21 16 H and AUG 22 16 H...

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New Dorm at Valparaiso University

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It's almost moving-in day at Valparaiso University's newest dormitory. Beacon Hall will be home-away-from home for nearly three-hundred sophomores when students get back to campus next week (Saturday Aug 23). Beacon Hall, at LaPorte Avenue and University Drive, with a...

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Lake County's First CNG Garbage Truck to be Unveiled

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Lake County's first garbage truck powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) will be unveiled at a news conference Monday (August 18) in Hobart. Mayor Brian Snedecor and city officials along with representatives from BP Whiting Refinery, Indiana Department of Environmental...

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Collaboration Enters Second School Year

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State school officials say the Indiana Department of Education and Gary Community School Corporation are beginning their second school year of extensive collaboration due to the Gary school district's “high risk” designation. The Department has assigned one person specifically to...

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Equipment Upgrades Underway for Gary PD, Fire, EMS

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Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson is sharing an update on the city's comprehensive approach to addressing crime announced a couple weeks ago, which included upgrading equipment for police, fire and emergency services. The mayor says the Gary Police Department has ordered...

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Homicide in Michigan City

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In Michigan City, police say they're investigating a homicide. Shortly after 11-o'clock Friday night, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of North Calumet Avenue in Michigan City in reference to a person who'd been shot. Police say responding officers...

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Community-Wide Rummage Sale in East Chicago

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The city of East Chicago is holding a community-wide rummage sale today (Sat Aug 16) from 10 am to 4 pm in the Annex Building parking lot on Railroad Avenue. The event is sponsored by Neighborhoods Inc., which has organized...

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4 Notre Dame Football Players Named in Academic Probe

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Four football players are involved in the academic probe at Notre Dame announced Friday. The university's president. Reverend John Jenkins says they've notified the NCAA that they're investigating whether the football players and other athletes received improper help with homework. ...

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BBB Warns of Click Bait Scams

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The Better Business Bureau serving northern Indiana is warning residents of a “click bait' scam exploiting the death of Robin Williams. Area Director Connie Kann told the Region News Team scammers go in and set things up so you get...

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New President/CEO Named for BBB Serving Northern IN

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The Better Business Bureau serving northern Indiana has announced Marjorie Stephens as its new President/CEO. BBB northern Indiana Board Chairman Kevin Hunter says, “Marjorie's knowledge of the BBB system, both on a national and local level,...

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Scammers Using Online Profile Info to Scam You

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Michigan City Police are asking the public to make sure online privacy settings are set at the highest protection levels as scammers are now using your social media profile to learn the names on your contact list. Police say scammers...

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Porter Co Community Foundation Awards Grant to Dunebrook

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(Photo Courtesy of the Porter County Community Foundation. (L-R)  Dunebrook
therapist Krista Howe and Executive Director Gail Johnson were presented a 2014
Community Fund grant check by Porter County Community Foundation Vice President
of Development Bill Higbie.)
The Porter County...

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Tips to Guard Against Telephone Scams

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is urging Hoosiers to sign up for the state's “Do Not Call” list in light of the increase in complaints against telephone credit scams. Zoeller is also reminding Hoosiers to be wary of unsolicited...

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9th Annual LaPorte County Blues Festival Saturday

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The public is invited out tomorrow to enjoy some great live music while at the same time helping to support local law enforcement. The 9 th annual LaPorte County Blues Festival takes place at the Dennis E. Smith Amphitheater in...

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Bumgardner Presented with Hoosier Hospitality Award

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(Photo Courtesy of Indiana Dunes Tourism: Brad Bumgardner)
An interpretive naturalist for Indiana Dunes State Park was presented with a 2014 Hoosier Hospitality Award this afternoon during a ceremony at the Indiana State Fair. Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann presented the...

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Gary Man Convicted of Robbery and Aggravated Battery

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A Gary man was convicted on Thursday of robbery and aggravated battery. The LaPorte County Prosecuting Attorney's Office reports the trial of Darnell Cook began on Monday and lasted until Thursday evening, and the jury deliberated for 41 minutes before...

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Reports of Man Trying to Pass Counterfeit Money in Valpo

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Valparaiso Police are investigating three reported cases in one hour Thursday afternoon of apparently the same man trying to pass counterfeit one-hundred dollar bills. The first two incidents occurred a half-hour apart at two restaurants on LaPorte Avenue, then about...

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Tonnage Up at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

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At the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, total maritime tonnage year-to-date is reported to be nearly 25 percent ahead of last year's volume. The port's director says marine traffic continues to be up at a steady pace with steel products leading...

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Jewel-Osco Computers Hit by Hackers

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Officials say they've learned of an “unlawful intrusion” to obtain credit and debit card information from Jewel-Osco stores in Indiana and Illinois possibly starting on June 22nd of this year and ending July 17th. Parent company AB Acquisition says they...

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Road Repair in Valparaiso

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Road closures in Valparaiso today (Friday August 15) for road repair:
Southbound Campbell St, Ridgeland to Park - restricted 7AM - 10 AM
Park Ave from Academy to Campbell - CLOSED 10AM - 2PM
Southbound Campbell St, Lincolnway to Indiana...

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