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Tips to Beat the Extreme Heat This Summer

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After a brutal winter, many Hoosiers are embracing the warmth this summer, but emergency medical services professionals want to remind citizens to be cautious when it comes to high temperatures and humidly. Law enforcement agencies like the Highland Police Department...

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LaPorte Co Fallen Officer Blood Drive Thursday

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Two locations will be made available in LaPorte County for the annual Fallen Officer Blood Drive, taking place on Thursday, June 19 th . The LaPorte County Sheriff's Office reports the blood drive, now in its eighth year, is held...

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ISP Unveil Clandestine Lab Address Website

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Indiana State Police today unveiled a new link on the meth website that lists properties that have previously been identified by law enforcement as the location of a clandestine lab. State Police report the...

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Control Risk to Help Prevent High Blood Pressure

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Heart disease is the number one killer for all Americans with stroke being the fourth leading cause of death and the risks of getting those diseases are even higher for African-Americans. The American Heart Association reports the good news is...

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Maple City Grand Prix Another Economic Success

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Visit Michigan City LaPorte announced today that the second annual Maple City Grand Prix attracted nearly 20-thousand spectators and pumped more than one-point-five million dollars into the local economy, topping last year's numbers...

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Tobacco Control and Cessation Efforts Discussed in Indy

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National, State and local leaders met today in Indianapolis to discuss tobacco control and cessation efforts in Indiana and across the US. According to the 2014 Surgeon General's Report, “the Health Consequences of Smoking: 50 years of Progress”, smoking kills...

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Coroner: La Porte Body Recovered Frozen

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Police in the city of La Porte say an apparent homicide remains under investigation, with a suspect in custody on a preliminary charge of murder. LaPorte County Coroner John Sullivan says a 70-year-old woman's body was recovered from a house...

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Federal Judge Upholds Indiana Cold Beer Law

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A federal judge has upheld an Indiana state law that says only liquor stores can sell cold beer. The Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association filed suit in US District Court last spring to challenge the constitutionality of the...

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Lawmakers Gather for Technical Corrections Day

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State lawmakers are back in Indianapolis for a 'technical corrections day'. Legislators are gathering to fix what have been described as 'mistakes' discovered in legislation approved this past session that overhauls the state's criminal code and sentencing rules. House Enrolled...

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Work About to Begin on Highland Police Station

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Preliminary work is expected to begin next Monday as the town of Highland gets ready to build a new police station. Monday evening the town council awarded the bid for site prep at the northeast corner of Ridge Road and...

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House Destroyed in Overnight Fire

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An overnight fire destroyed a house, shed, garage and a pickup truck in northwest Indiana today, officials say. Union Volunteer Fire Chief Tim Beach told the Region News Team Union Township and other area fire crews were dispatched to the...

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Six Region Cities Chosen for Green Fleet Program

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A nonprofit environmental organization funded by the U.S. Department of Energy has chosen six Region cities to join a program that aims to make municipal vehicles go greener. Officials at South Shore Clean Cities have announced that Dyer, East Chicago,...

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Tornado Watch Issued

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Severe weather could impact the Region's morning commute.  A Tornado Watch was issued early this morning for the Chicagoland area, including Lake and Porter Counties in Northwest Indiana, until 9 am Central Time.  Here's a link to the National Weather...

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Teen Dies After Jumping Into Lake Michigan

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The body of a Lake County teenager was recovered from the waters of Lake Michigan Monday night. Indiana Conservation Officers say Monday evening 18-year-old Jose Alcazar of Hammond and two other friends were swimming near the newly-constructed fishing pier in...

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Indiana Career Council Adopts Strategic Plan

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Indianapolis - The Indiana Career Council today adopted a formal strategic plan to provide guidance to the Indiana General Assembly regarding alignment of the state’s education, business and workforce development sectors to better address the state’s resource and activities to ensure...

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Section of Park Ave in Valpo Closed Starting Tuesday

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In Valparaiso, officials report that starting tomorrow afternoon Park Avenue, between Yellowstone Road and Center Street, will be closed for the installation of storm sewer piping. The work will take place starting at 1pm tomorrow and continue through Tuesday, June...

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Investigation Continues into Drowning of Two Gary Boys

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An investigation continues after two siblings from Gary drowned over the weekend in an area of water located in the four-thousand block of Missouri Street in Hobart. Hobart Police report officers swam to depths greater than 12-feet to retrieve the...

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More Ignition Switch Related Recalls for GM

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General Motors announced another new recall today and it's for the same problem that has plagued other cars. ABC News reports GM is recalling an additional three million cars for problems with ignition switches. Something as simple as striking a...

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Man Arrested After Stabbing Outside LaPorte Bar

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A man was stabbed during an incident outside JJ's Sideout Bar and Grill early Sunday morning. LaPorte Police report officers were called to the scene at 3:18am, and upon arrival observed a large...

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LaPorte Man in Custody on Preliminary Murder Charge

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A 47 year old LaPorte man was taken into custody on a preliminary charge of murder after an apparent homicide. LaPorte Police report officers responded to a residence in the one-hundred block of...

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