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Study Reveals Rise in area Food Insecurity Rates

Food Bank of NW Indiana
New nation-wide research shows a link between lack of consistent food access and poverty.  According to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana food insecurity remains high in Lake and Porter Counties.  Citing data released Monday in the annual "Map the...
 

Gas Main Work to Restrict Portion of Evans Ave. Valpo

NIPSCO crews will begin daytime work 8 o'clock Tuesday morning to replace a gas main affecting traffic on Evans Ave. in Valparaiso.  According to the City, traffic restrictions will be in place for the north lane of Evans Avenue between...
 

Treatments to Target Invasive Species in Trail Creek

Indiana DNR
It's an invasive species that if allow to grow to adult can eat 40 pounds of fish in its lifetime resulting in significant damage to the Great Lakes fishery.  To prevent that from happening the Indiana Department of Natural Resources...
 

La Porte Co Sheriff's Office to Unveil High-tech gear


The La Porte County Sheriff's Office says it will hold a afternoon press conference Tuesday afternoon to unveil hi-tech equipment that will assist investigators documenting major crime and crash scenes.   According to the sheriff's office, a 3D forensic scanner that...
 

Valpo PD Posts Job Opening for Admin. Asst.

Valpo PD
The Valparaiso Police Department is accepting applications now through May 2nd to fill an Administrative Assistant position.  According to the department's job posting, the pposition assists the Chief of Police, Assistant Chief and Patrol Captain in overseeing operations of the...

 

La Porte Police trying to find Owner of lost Wallet

LaPorte PD
Police in La Porte report that a good samaritan found a men's wallet lying near a roadway of his home.  Police say the wallet contains various forms of ID and other personal papers however, attempts to locate the owner have...
 

Valparaiso Works to Help City's Namesake in Chile

Valparaiso, Chile is recovering from a devasting fire that took 12 lives and destroyed more than 2,000 homes nearly two weeks ago.  Currently, the City of Valparaiso, Indiana, the
Valparaiso Family YMCA and Valparaiso University are joining efforts to help...
 

National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative

portage pd
If you already have or are about to start spring-cleaning around your home, make sure to check for any unwanted or expired prescriptions too, but do not throw them away, instead drop them off this weekend at our local police...
 

What to Do If Your Didn't File Taxes Or Pay On Time

Indiana Department of Revenue
The Indiana Department of Revenue announced today that if you missed the April 15 th individual income tax filing deadline you should still file and pay your taxes to minimize the penalty and interest. Spokesperson Chetrice Mosley told the Region...
 

Elkhart Company Charged with Discrimination

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A company in Elkhart has been charged with discrimination on the basis of disability in violation of the Indiana Civil Rights Act Law. The Indiana Civil Rights Commission reports the complainant was hired as a general laborer in March of...
 

Education Roundtable to Vote on New Education Standards

Indiana's proposed academic standards will be presented this afternoon for final recommendation before the State Board of Education's votes on the matter next week, Monday, April 28 th . Indiana Governor Mike Pence will co-chair the Education Roundtable meeting, where...
   

Barn, Hay and Chickens Lost in Washington Twp Barn Fire

No one was injured but a couple hundred bales of hay, several chickens and a barn were lost as a result of a fire over the weekend in Porter County's Washington Township. Firefighters responded to the call about 10am Saturday...
   

Children of Slain Mother Have Easter Brought to Them

Numerous police vehicles in Hammond lined up to bring Easter to four children whose mother was fatally shot late last month as a result of domestic violence. Over three-thousand dollars in donations were raised for the family, who were also...

   

EC Councilwoman Wants Outside Cigarette Ads Removed

A member of the East Chicago City Council is requesting two stores in the city remove outside signs advertising cheap cigarettes. Gilda Orange recently asked the city council to send letters to the two Dollar General stores and went on...
   

Oscar Mayer Hot Dog Recall

A big hot dog recall. ABC News reports the USDA's Food and Safety Inspection Service says Oscar Mayer is recalling 96 thousand pounds of hot dogs because packing labels were incorrect. The Oscar Mayer Classic Weiners packages may have contained...
   

No Injuries After Car Crashes Into Cedar Lake Restaurant


No injuries were reported after a 65 year old woman crashed her vehicle into one of the walls of a restaurant in Cedar Lake on Sunday morning. Cedar Lake Police report officers and the fire department were dispatched to the...

   

MC PD Gets Free Armored Vehicle from US Government


(Photo Courtesy of the Times)
Police in Michigan City have obtained a fully armored vehicle from the US military. The Times reports the nearly 800-thousand dollar, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, can hold up to a dozen officers and was...
   

AG to Present Free Senior Fraud Seminar in Schererville

The public is invited to a free seminar this Wednesday in Schererville with Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller regarding senior fraud. Attendees will learn about understanding and preventing identity theft, how to avoid falling victim to scams and fraud, and...
   

US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Latroy Jones


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A 36 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for attempted murder and weapons violations is the US Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force “Fugitive of the Week”. Latroy...
   

Vigil Held for Doctor and Children Killed in I-65 Crash

A candlelight vigil was held on the steps of the Jasper County Courthouse Friday night to remember the three people killed in a traffic accident Monday night on southbound I-65. A 45 year old doctor and his two children died...
   

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