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July Home Sales Down a Little/ Home Prices Up a Little

July monthly home sales figures are in and according to the Indiana Real Estate Markets Report released Wednesday, less homes were sold at a higher price when compared to July 2013.  The Indiana Association of Realtors reports that 60 less...

Regional Development Authority on Gary Airport Progress

With the removal of rail tracks that have stalled the runway expansion at Gary/Chicago International Airport now reported to be on the horizon, the Northwest Indiana Regional Transit Authority says the perseverance and teamwork is about to pay off.  In...

Special September Camping Rates Offered at State Parks

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Weeknight camping just become more affordable during September!  The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, is calling it a “Back-to-School” camping special.   Just make a new campsite reservation for one or more night any Sunday through Wednesday during September and get...

Rain Ultra Club in Merrillville Closes

In Merrillville, Rain Ultra Club has closed and the town council on Tuesday approved to stop allowing live entertainment and taverns from the permitted uses at that location, in the 15-hundred block of East 83 rd Avenue, that according to...

Valpo FD Accepting Applications Starting Next Week

Starting next week the Valparaiso Fire Department will begin accepting applications. Assistant Chief Scott Arnold told the Region News Team they will be accepting applications from 9am-to-4pm, Monday through Friday at Fire Station Number 2, from Wednesday, September 3 rd ...

Consumer Survey on Specialty Crop Food Hubs

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The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is exploring a new way of distributing specialty crops in a continued effort to identify effective means of meeting increased consumer demand. Consumers who shop regularly for specialty crops are invited to participate in...

LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: Rusty Reuille

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A 32 year old man wanted on a warrant of of LaPorte Circuit Court for felony theft and a body attachment is this week's “Wanted Person of the Week” by the LaPorte Police...

Portion of Sturdy Rd in Valpo Closed for Paving

In Valparaiso, a portion of Sturdy Road will be closed today between Beech and Wood Streets. Officials report the closure will be in effect from 8:30am through 3pm as crews will be out paving the roadway in that area....

State Senator Tallian Selected as CSG Toll Fellow

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Indiana State Senator Karen Tallian is one of 48 state policymakers from across the country selected as a Council of State Governments' Henry Toll Fellow for the Class of 2014. The Toll Fellowship is one of the nation's premier leadership...

Walk to End Alzheimer's Events in Sept and Oct

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The Alzheimer's Association is inviting northwest Indiana residents to participate in two upcoming events. The Merrillville Walk to End Alzheimer's takes place on Sunday, September 21 st at Hidden Lake Park, while the Michigan City Walk to End Alzheimer's takes...

Schaap Request to Have Sentence Vacated Denied

A petition from the imprisoned former leader of First Baptist Church of Hammond to have his sentence vacated was denied on Tuesday. Jack Schaap, contended he would not have pleaded guilty in 2012 to interstate transportation of a minor with...

Contraband Investigation Leads to Arrest at Cook Co. Jail

Contraband Investigation Leads to Arrest at Cook Co. Jail
A Cook County jailer is arrested for allegedly smuggling contraband into the jail.  The Cook County Sheriff's Office reports that correctional officer, 39 year-old Daniel Murry (photo) was taken into custody Sunday following a lengthy Sheriff's investigation that found the...

Schererville Citizens Police Academy About to Begin

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Applications are being accepted for the next session of the Schererville Citizens Police Academy. 
According to the police department, Schererville residents and business owners 18 and older are eligible to apply for the 9 week session.
Cpl. Timothy Arvantis says

Sobriety Checkpoints Scheduled for La Porte County

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The La Porte County DUI Task Force will be setting up sobriety checkpoints during the evening hours of Friday, August 29th. According to the La Porte County Sheriff's Office, motorists will be required to produce their driver's license and vehicle

Neighbor Alleged Thief at La Porte Apartment Complex

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Police say a neighbor is the chief suspect in a burglary reported Sunday at Country Acre Apartments in La Porte.  According to reports, the victim told police after being away for awhile, she returned home to her apartment in the...

Student Enrollment Climbs at Valparaiso University

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The new academic year began Tuesday at Valparaiso University with nearly 1,000 new undergraduate students starting classes for the fall 2014 semester.
According to the University, a total of around 4,525 students are expected which makes it the largest enrollment...

Traffic Pattern Change on Kennedy Ave. in Hammond

As reconstruction work on Kennedy Ave. in Hammond continues, the City wants drivers to know the traffic pattern changed.  Lt. Patrick Vicari of the Hammond Police Department says the previous pattern caused a northbound back up into Highland at times.  ...

Heavy Rain Falls in Short Amount of time in Valparaiso

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Dr. Bart Wolf, Professor of Meteorology at Valparaiso University
Scattered thunderstorms raked through parts of the Region shortly after the noon hour concentrating heavy rainfall in the Valparaiso area.  Dr. Bart Wolf, Professor of Meteorology at Valparaiso University exactly how...

HP Recalling Over Five Million Laptops

Millions of computer users are being warned to stop because their laptop could catch fire. ABC News reports Hewlett-Packard is recalling the power cord for more than five million laptops because they can overheat and potentially catch fire. The Consumer...

Valpo Working to Reopen Storm Damaged Bridges

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In Valparaiso, the city is working to repair two bridge and culvert crossings damaged by storms last week that dropped five-point-seven inches of rain in 12 hours. City Engineering Director Tim Burkman told the Region News Team that at the...

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