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AUDIO: Local Contestant in Miss Indiana Pageant

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The Miss Indiana Pageant has gotten underway and our own Steve Zana spoke with a local contestant in this edition of the "219". To listen to the interview click News Audio On Demand at...

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LaPorte PD Reminding Teens/Parents of Curfew Rules

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In LaPorte, police offering teens and their parents a reminder regarding curfew hours. LaPorte Police say the purpose of a curfew for minors is to aid in reducing juvenile crime and to protect young people from being victimized. The City...

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Westville Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash Last Week Dies

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An autopsy was scheduled for today for a Westville man who died on Wednesday afternoon at an Illinois hospital as the result of injuries sustained last week in a motorcycle crash. The Times reports Jeremy Wier was heading east on...

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Gypsy Moth Treatment in Westville June 26th

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Next week an aerial treatment to disrupt the mating process of gypsy moths will take place in Westville. Indiana DNR State Entomologist Phil Marshall told the Region News Team one or more low-flying airplanes will treat the site which helps...

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Children Report Man Approached Them in Aberdeen Park

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In Aberdeen, three children report they were approached by a man inquiring about a lost dog while playing at a playground Wednesday afternoon. The Porter County Sheriff's office reports the man is described as as a heavy-set white male in...

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Dr. McAfee Named Sagamore of the Wabash

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A special announcement at the end of last night's Porter County Community Foundation annual celebration.  Longtime northwest Indiana veterinarian Dr. Larry McAfee of Valparaiso received the Sagamore of the Wabash, the highest honor bestowed upon a citizen by the state...

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Coast Guard Lk Michigan Change-of-Command Ceremony

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Capt. Matthew Sibley, outgoing commander of Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee; Rear Adm. Fred Midgette, commander of the Coast Guard 9th District in Cleveland; and Capt. Amy Cocanour, commander of Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, pause for a...

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Health Officials See Jump in Shigellosis Cases

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State health officials say a bacterial illness often spread at swimming pools is putting a damper on summer fun in parts of Central Indiana. The Indiana State Department of Health says Marion County and four surrounding counties, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks...

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Indiana Participates in Multi-State Earthquake Exercise

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Indiana, Illinois and six other states are participating in an earthquake readiness exercise this week. The Central United States Earthquake Consortium's (CUSEC)  “CAPSTONE-14” began Monday and continues through tomorrow (Friday). It simulates earthquakes along both the New Madrid fault line...

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Trial Set in Slayimg of Griffith Businesswoman

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A January 20 th trial date has been set in Lake County Criminal Court for an Alsip, Illinois, man accused of slaying a Griffith businesswoman who was found dead in the parking garage of a Lake County casino...

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Purdue Cal About to Become Doctoral-Granting University

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In response to demand for advanced practice nurses, Purdue University Calumet in Hammond is poised to become a doctoral-granting university. By partnering with the main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, and eventually Purdue North Central in...

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Walmart Chooses Indiana for New E-Commerce Center

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The world’s largest retailer today announced plans to locate an e-commerce fulfillment center in central Indiana, creating up to 303 new jobs by 2016. Walmart will construct and equip a new one-point-two-million square-foot facility in Plainfield to process and ship...

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Indiana Customers to Receive $685,000 in Settlement

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Indiana is set to receive nearly 685-thousand-dollars as part of 550-million-dollar joint state-federal settlement with mortgage lender and servicer SunTrust Mortgage out of Richmond, Virginia. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says eligible borrowers will receive payments for past mortgage origination,...

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Lynwood Officer Critically Hurt in Crash

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Family members say a Lynwood police officer from northwest Indiana was critically injured in a motorcycle accident in Iowa Saturday. 38-year-old Craig Barnes, originally from Highland and currently from Burns Harbor, was on a trip with friends and fellow officers...

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Vigil Held for Gary Boys

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A vigil was held in Hobart Wednesday, where authorities say two young Gary brothers drowned in an area of water on property southwest of the Interstate 65/Ridge Road interchange. The Lake County Coroners office says 9-year-old Donel Smith and 8-year-old...

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Lake Co Poets Asked to Submit Poem for Bicentennial

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In 2016, the state of Indiana will celebrate its bicentennial and to honor the event, the Indiana Bicentennial Commission is creating a “Birthday Book” of poetry. Lake County Public Library Reference Librarian Lynn Jackson told the Region News Team they...

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Murder Suspect Released from Pretrial Incarceration

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A man charged with murder in LaPorte County has been released from pretrial incarceration. LaPorte County Prosecutor Bob Szilagyi issued a release today stating an Order on Motion to Suppress was entered by Judge Kathleen Lang on Monday, which bars...

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Man Arrested After Incident Outside a Portage Health Clinic

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A 22 year old Chesterton man is facing charges of battery to law enforcement, possession of marijuana and resisting law enforcement, after an incident on Tuesday outside of NorthShore Health Clinic in Portage. Portage Police report an employee of the...

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Chesterton Gun and Ammo Business Burglarized

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In Chesterton, police are investigating a burglary that took place last week at a newly opened gun and gun accessory business in the one-thousand block of Broadway. The Times reports officers arrived at the scene on Thursday, after receiving a...

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Help Sought to Locate Man Who Fondled 12 Year Old Girl

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Authorities are seeking the public's help to locate a vehicle used to assault a female juvenile last week. The Porter County Sheriff's Office announced today that at 7pm on Friday, a 12...

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