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Feds Seek Hospital Building Records

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Federal investigations continue to swirl around Porter County, this time seeking records regarding the construction of the new Porter Regional Hospital and a nearby medical office building, according to the executive director of the county plan commission.  In December, published...

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Dolton Company Moving to Munster

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An Illinois-based company that makes food processing equipment is moving their headquarters to Lake County, Indiana. AM Manufacturing Company, a dough processing machine builder, announced plans today to relocate its headquarters from Dolton, Illinois, to Munster, creating up to 40...

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Winter Isn't Finished with the Region

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A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Lake and Porter Counties in northwest Indiana with a Winter Storm Watch for the rest of the Region from tonight through Wednesday afternoon.  Meteorologists say snow is expected to begin late tonight,...

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One Dead, Two Injured in Gary Shooting

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In Gary, police say one person is dead and two others were injured in a shooting in the area of the 11-hundred block of Dekalb Street. Authorities say the shooting occurred around 9:30 Monday night. No other information was available...

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Valpo Man Arrested for Burglary of Neighbor's Residence

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Authorities are crediting a neighbor's tip in the arrest of a 31 year old man for burglary. The Porter County Sheriff's Office reports a neighbor witnessed the suspect, Christopher Gilbert of Valparaiso, “sneak out” of a trailer in the 500...

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US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Eric M. Johnson

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A 20 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Office on numerous charges, including attempted murder, is the US Marshals, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force's “Fugitive of the Week”. Eric Martel...

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Porter County Sheriff's Officers Honored for Saving Lives

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(Photos Courtesy of Brent Brown.  ABOVE: Sgt. Chavez being honored along with
family members. BELOW: Porter County Sheriff's Officers honored for saving lives.)
A number of officers from the Porter County Sheriff's Office were honored today (Monday) for their efforts...

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Four Arrested for Fighting at Agape Church

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Four individuals were taken into custody on Friday after an altercation at a church parking lot in LaPorte. LaPorte Police report officers were called to the scene, in the 16-hundred block of I Street for a fight in progress, and...

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Indiana Black Barbershop Health

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Several northwest Indiana communities will be participating in the 4 th Annual Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative next month. The initiative seeks to enlighten African American men to better understand cardiovascular diseases through screening and education, as recent figures from...

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Officer Injured When Patrol Car Struck by Drunk Driver

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(Photo Courtesy of the Lake County Sheriff's Office)
A Gary Police Officer was injured on Saturday night after an intoxicated woman struck his vehicle. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports Officer Tommie Tatum Jr. was taking an accident report while...

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Two LaPorte Men Arrested on Drug-Related Charges

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(Photos Courtesy of the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office. ABOVE:
Nicholas Albertson. BELOW: Brian Wilkinson.)
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Two LaPorte men were arrested over the weekend on drug-related charges after their vehicle was stopped near the intersection of US 35 and Johnson Road, just...

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AUDIO: Big Jackpot, Insight into Claim Process

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The Mega Millions jackpot is up to an estimated 309-million dollars for Tuesday night's drawing. People may ponder what they would do with the money if they won... but do you know what you should before the money is yours?...

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Gary to Hold Community Conversation on Schools

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Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson announced today that Gary will partner with the National League of Cities and the U.S. Department of Education to hold a “community conversation” to discuss strategies to advance learning, enhance student engagement and improve schools. Unveiled...

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Valpo Schools Study Continues

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Members of the Valparaiso School Board recently got a glance at what one consultant feels Valparaiso Schools may need to do to meet the needs of 21 st century students. Gibraltar Design provided some preliminary ideas, which included new gymnasiums...

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'Landmark Recycling Legislation' Approved

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What's been described as "landmark recycling legislation" has passed the Indiana Legislature.  That description comes from the Indiana Recycling Coalition (IRC), a nonprofit organization formed in 1989 and made up state and local governments, business, industry and individuals.  House Bill...

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Public Meeting on Dredging Thursday

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In East Chicago, the US Army Corps of Engineers is planning a public meeting at City Hall this Thursday (March 13) on the 2014 Indiana Harbor and Canal dredging schedule.  Dredging at the confined disposal facility site began in 2012...

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Congressman to Keynote Rail Expansion Forum

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In Merrillville tonight (Monday Mar 10), Indiana Congressman Pete Visclosky is the keynote speaker for an event described as a “call to action for expansion of the South Shore line”. “Laying Tracks for the Future” at Avalon Manor, 6-8 pm, ...

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Time to Spring Ahead, Check Smoke Detectors

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The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office is urging Hoosiers to change their batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks to Daylight Saving Time this Sunday. Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 9, at...

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Gun Hidden in Donated Clothing Discharges, Kills Woman

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Relatives want answers following an unusual shooting death at a Chicago-area thrift store. Police say Carmen Dominguez was fatally shot Friday when a gun hidden in donated clothing accidentally discharged. Police and U.S. Labor Department agents are investigating her death....

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Revenue Collections in February Come In Below Target

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Revenue collections for February were down in Indiana and Governor Mike Pence blames the severe winter weather. According to the monthly report of general fund revenue collections sales tax collections in February came in at 512 million dollars, down three-point-seven...

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