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NW Indiana Lawmakers Named to Study Committees

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Northwest Indiana state representatives have been appointed to several legislative study committees and commissions that will meet in the coming months.
STATE REP. CHARLIE BROWN (D-Gary), 3 rd Dist., will serve on the Interagency State Council on Black & Minority...

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Campaign This Weekend to Raise Awareness of BUI

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Indiana Conservation Officers across the state will be on alert this weekend looking for boaters who have chosen to boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Operation Dry Water began today and continues through Sunday, and its mission is...

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New GM Recall for Air Bag Issue on Chevrolet Cruze

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A new recall from General Motors, this one involves an air bag issue and affected customers should be notified starting today.  ABC News reports GM is recalling 29-thousand Chevrolet Cruze compact cars from model years 2013 and 2014. Earlier this...

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Impact Porter Co Awards $55,000 in Women's Fund Grants

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Impact 2014 grant awards
(Photo Courtesy of the Porter County Community Foundation. (L-R)
Kathleen Walsh, Impact Porter County grant committee chair, Paul
Schreiner from Project Neighbors, Mark Trumball and Mariann Frigo
from Jacob's Ladder, and Barb Young, Porter County Community
Foundation President.)
Impact Porter...

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One Injured in Crash on NB I-65 this Morning

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(Photo Courtesy of ISP Lowell Post)
An investigation continues after a crash involving a semi and a passenger vehicle early this morning on northbound I-65, five miles north of the Fair Oaks exit. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports they...

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Dangers of Unattended Children in Hot Cars

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With summer now upon us and citizens traveling here-and-there, Hoosiers are being reminded to never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, not even for a minute. According to a report from San Francisco State University, as of June 25 ...

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New Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Wicker Park

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(Photos Courtesy of NIPSCO)
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Electric vehicle drivers in the Region, and enthusiasts, attended the unveiling of a new electric vehicle charging station on Thursday in Highland's Wicker Memorial Park. NIPSCO's Kathleen Szot told the Region News Team the public charging...

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Elderly Man Assaulted/Robbed at Hammond Train Station

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(Photos Courtesy of NICTD Transit Police)
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Authorities are seeking the public's help to locate a man accused of assaulting and robbing an 84 year old man this morning on the train platform at the Hammond South Shore Station. NICTD Transit...

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AUDIO: Footloose 5K and Kids 1K Race in Burns Harbor

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Tomorrow the Burns Harbor Parks will be holding their first-ever "Footloose" 5K and Kids 1K Race at Lakeland Park and the event will have an 80's theme.  To hear more, click News Audio On Demand at...

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'Canstruction' Kicks Off, Will Help Feed the Hungry

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Congressman Pete Visclosky joined members of United Way and others at Ivy Tech in Valparaiso today to kick off the design phase of the first-ever “Superheroes Against Hunger” Canstruction event in northwest Indiana. Middle-schoolers from throughout Lake and Porter Counties...

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Same-Sex Marriages Taking Place Across the Region

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Clerks in Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties have been busy the past couple of days issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after a federal judge struck down Indiana's ban on gay marriage. A number of those couples have also already...

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Dunbar-Pulaski to be Citywide Gary Middle School

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The Gary School Board Thursday opted to keep the recently-closed Dunbar-Pulaski Middle School open as a single citywide middle school for all seventh and eighth graders in the city's school district. Earlier this month, the board voted to close six...

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One Victim Identified in Double Homicide

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An investigation continues into a double homicide early Thursday morning in Gary. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corporal Gabrielle King told the Region News Team that officers were called out on a report of shots fired at 1:30 am, in...

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Eleven Names to be Read at Hobart Ceremony

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Today is the last Friday of the month, the day of the Hobart Marine Corps League Howlin' Mad Detachment Number 93 Doughboy ceremony where the names of fallen soldiers are read out loud – eleven names are being read...

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Chicago Man's Body Recovered Near Central Beach

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The body of a 29-year-old Chicago man who disappeared in the waters of Lake Michigan off northwest Indiana late last month was recovered Thursday night. Indiana Conservation Officers say at about 7:15 pm a boater and member of the US...

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Police Ask for Help in Finding Lake Station Man

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Ronald Skertic
Lake Station Police Chief Kevin Garber Sr. is asking for help from citizens in finding a 66-year-old resident missing since Monday night. Authorities say Ronald Skertic, a white male, 5 foot 10, weighing 160 pounds, with black hair and brown...

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Valpo YMCA Kids Learning About Eating Healthy/Gardening

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(Photo Courtesy of the Valparaiso Family YMCA)
The Valparaiso Family YMCA is teaching pre-school to 7 th grade school the importance gardening and eating healthy, through their Green Thumb Garden. Liz Burnham, with the Valparaiso Family YMCA, told the Region...

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Several Bills from Senator Arnold Become Law on July 1st

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Several bills proposed by Indiana Democratic State Senator Jim Arnold, of LaPorte, that were approved by the General Assembly and signed into law become law on July 1 st . Senator Arnold sponsored, co-sponsored, co-authored, or was either actively involved...

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New Report on Consequences of Excessive Drinking

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We hear a lot about binge drinking among high school and college students, but a new study is looking at older adults and the consequences that can come from drinking. ABC News reports excessive drinking kills one in ten working...

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Groundbreaking for New Manufacturing Facility Friday

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A groundbreaking ceremony will take place tomorrow afternoon for a new manufacturing facility that will bring jobs to northwest Indiana. MonoSol, a leader in specialty water-soluble polymer-based films, is expanding to meet growing global demand for all water-soluble films.
The...

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