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Lake County Native Confirmed as Secretary of the VA

A Lake County native has been confirmed as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. President Obama issued a statement today saying Robert McDonald's decades of private-sector experience as an an executive makes him uniquely equipped to lead the Department of Veterans...
 

Training Ends on State's Mobile Hospital Unit

Training Ends on State's Mobile Hospital Unit
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The Indiana State Department of Health today hosted the last of three trainings to prepare emergency responders on how to set up and utilize the state's mobile hospital unit. The mobile...
 

Morning Sickness Discomfort Maybe Good for Babies

A new study shows that something that makes moms-to-be feel bad ... may be good for their babies. The discomfort that comes with morning sickness could signal a healthy and strong start for newborns. ABC News Senior Medical Contributor Doctor...
 

15 Year Old Runaway Taken into Custody

Lake Co. Sherrif
A 15 year old runaway was apprehended earlier today after a citizen in the Lake Dale area alerted officers that a juvenile runaway was in the area at-large. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports upon officer's arrival in the 53-hundred...
 

Restriction on SB Campbell at Lincolnway Wednesday

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Officials in Valparaiso report a portion of Campbell Street will be restriction for a couple of hours tomorrow morning. Southbound Campbell Street at Lincolnway will be restricted from 7am-to-9am for road work. Flaggers will be on duty....
 

Two Arrested in Portage on Drug and Other Charges

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A 23 year old man and a female juvenile were arrested on Monday in Portage on drug and other charges. Portage Police report officers were dispatched to the six-thousand block of Central Avenue around 12:30pm in reference to a female...
 

Pence to Obama: Send Unaccompanied Children Home

Indiana Governor Mike Pence today sent a letter to President Obama calling on the federal government to quickly resolve the crisis of unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border. Governor Pence writes that those who crossed the border illegally should...
 

Officials: Video Shows Near-Fatal Rail Trespassing Incident

The Indiana Rail Road Company has released video the company says illustrates the danger of trespassing on rail property – and the miraculous survival of two people rail officials say were doing just that. During the early morning hours July...
 

Cool Weather and Indiana's Corn Crop

A Purdue expert says the next two months will determine whether the Indiana corn crop produces high yields -- as expected -- or is damaged by unforeseen, drastic changes in weather and diseases. Purdue Extension corn specialist Bob Nielsen says...
 

Body Found at Whiting Beach

Monday night, a team from the Lake County Coroners Office was dispatched to Whiting Beach. Shortly before 10 pm, an unidentified male was pronounced dead at the scene on the shoreline . Cause and manner of death are pending investigation....
 

Gary Airport Wants Customs Office

Gary/Chicago International Airport officials would like to get a U.S. Customs office at the airport. Business people on international flights who have to fly into O'Hare and Midway in order to clear customs would like to have the option of...
   

Illinois Sees Fewer Tornadoes So Far This Year

The number of tornadoes in Illinois is down so far this year. Illinois has only seen 23 tornadoes in 2014, with more than half occurring on one very warm day in February. Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel says the state...
   

Prosecutors Consider Death Penalty in Officer Shooting

The Lake County Prosecutor's office is in the process of determining whether to seek the death penalty in the case of a Gary man charged with murdering veteran Gary Police officer Jeffrey Westerfield. Westerfield was found shot to death inside...
   

Person Found Dead on Railroad Tracks in Griffith

At this time, no information has been released on the death of a person found Monday on railroad tracks just south of the 45th Avenue crossing in Griffith, near Elmer Street. The body, reportedly that of a young man according...
   

Manner of Death Changed to Pending in Griffith Case

In Griffith, police say they together with the Lake County Coroner's Office continue to conduct a death investigation of a Griffith man authorities say was involved in a physical confrontation at his home in the 1000 block of Oakwood early...
   

Lowell Man in Custody on PC Attempted Murder

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Police report charges were anticipated to be filed today against a Lowell man who is in custody on probable cause attempted murder. Cedar Lake Police report they received a call of several people fighting and that there were gunshots in...
   

Campaign Launched to Boost College Graduation Rates

A campaign aimed at boosting college graduation rates by encouraging Hoosier college students to take at least 15 credit hours each semester kicked off today. Indiana's “15 to Finish” campaign looks to change the perception that taking 12 credit hours...
   

Village Post Office to Open Wednesday in Hanna

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On Wednesday, the first Village Post Office will open in northwest Indiana. The US Postal Service announced today Hanna in LaPorte County, an unincorporated census-designated-place with a population of about 460, will be home to the 69 th Village Post...
   

UPDATE: Gary Homicide Victim Identified

In Gary, police are investigating a homicide after a 41 year old man was found unresponsive inside a business in the 11-hundred block of Chase Street. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corp. Gabrielle King told the Region News Team they...
   

Michigan Ave/Osborn St Intersection Closed Tues in LaPorte

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In LaPorte, officials report the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Osborn Street will be temporarily closed tomorrow morning. The temporary closure is necessary as street department crews will be working to remove a tree at that location....
   

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