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Gary Added to Federal Strong Cities Initiative

The Obama Administration on Thursday announced Gary is one of seven cities being added to the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Initiative. Federal inter-agency expert teams will be deployed to work alongside city leadership, community organizations, local businesses and philanthropic...
 

Mother, Baby Killed in Lake County Crash

A 37-year-old Hebron woman and her one-month-old son were killed in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning in south Lake County. Lake County Sheriffs Police say the preliminary investigation shows a Trailblazer driven by Stacy Walstra was traveling westbound on East...
 

Motive Not Yet Known in Deadly Elkhart Shootings

Authorities continue to search for a motive in Wednesday night's deadly shooting at an Elkhart grocery store. Indiana State Police have identified the gunman who shot and killed two women's at Martin's Super Market, before being shot and killed by...
 

Woman and Baby Killed in Crash in Hebron

A 37 year old Hebron woman and one-month old child have died as result of injuries sustained in a crash in Hebron this morning. The Lake County Coroner's Office reports at 11:30am they were dispatched to the 63-hundred block of...
 

Food Bank of NWI Distributes Over 5 Million Pounds of Food

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The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana today announced that in 2013 they distributed over five-million pounds of food, the equivalent of over four-point-two million meals. Communications/Advocacy Manager Megan Sikes says unfortunately they do not see the need going down anytime...
 

7 Child Molesting Counts Filed Against Porter County Man

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A 47 year old Porter County man is charged with seven felony counts of child molesting. According to the probable cause affidavit, Todd Lange is accused of molesting his three daughters, who...
 

Crown Point Police Report Catalytic Converter Thefts

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Police in Crown Point are seeing the public's help regarding a rash of catalytic converter thefts from parked vehicles. According to the Times, four separate incidents took place between Monday and Tuesday and the thefts are believed to be related. Each...

 

VIDEO: Coats Discusses Benghazi Report on CNN

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WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, today joined Wolf Blitzer on CNN to discuss the committee’s recent report on the Benghazi attack.
“There’s...
 

VanDenburgh Seeks to Give More Access to Lawmakers

An Indiana State Representative from Crown Point is seeking to give citizens more access to lawmakers. House Bill 1134, authored by Democrat Shelli VanDenburgh, was approved today by the House Elections and Apportionment Committee, and would allow candidates to campaign...
 

IL Woman Arrested in Connection with Fake Check Scam

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An 24 year old Chicago woman was taken into custody on Wednesday and charged with felony forgery and misdemeanor check deception, for attempting to cash a check from a fraudulent account. LaPorte Police...
 

NB I-65 Near SR 28 Closed for Next Two Hours for Crashes

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Northbound I-65, near mile marker 154, which is just south of State Road 28 is closed due to a multiple vehicle crash involving several semis, cars and trucks. Indiana State Police Lafayette Post reports the interstate could be closed for...

   

Man Ejected After Rolling Vehicle on SR 49

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This morning's snow and icy and windy conditions caused numerous slide-offs on northwest Indiana roads, including on State Road 49, where a 67 year old man was seriously injured after he was ejected from his vehicle due to a crash....
   

Gunman, Victims Identified in Elkhart Super Market Shooting

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Indiana State Police have identified the gunman who allegedly shot and killed two women at Martin's Super Market in Elkhart, on Wednesday night, before being shot and killed by police, as 22 year old Shawn Walter Blair, of Elkhart. Sgt....
   

Illinois Man Seriously Injured in Crash on I-65

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An Illinois man was seriously injured after losing control of his semi this morning in Lake County. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports just before 8:30am, the 31 year old semi driver...
   

Numerous Accidents on I-65 and I-74

Indiana State Police have sent out an alert regarding road conditions in the Lafayette District, which includes the counties of Benton, Warren, Fountain, Montgomery, Clinton, Carroll, White and Tippecanoe. All roads are snow packed, icy with blowing and drifting snow....
   

Multiple Crashes on SR 49, Overpasses Icing Over

Valparaiso Police are informing us of multiple crashes on State Road 49 where they say overpasses are icing over.  These crashes are both northbound and southbound in the area near State Road 2, Evans, and the railroad overpass in that...
   

Multiple Accidents on I65

We are receiving reports of possibly as many as three separate crashes on southbound Interstate 65 in Lake County.  One accident is near 61st Avenue, with another in the area of US 30 in Merrillville and possibly a third closer...
   

State Senator Seeks Nursing Home Moratorium

An Indiana lawmaker wants a five-year moratorium on additional nursing home beds. Republican State Senator Patricia Miller of Indianapolis filed Senate Bill 173, which would prohibit the State Department of Health from approving the licensure of comprehensive care health facilities...
   

Local TV News Program Ending

A  broadcast news program in northwest Indiana is ending. The President/CEO of Lakeshore Public Media has announced that, in light of financial challenges, they are discontinuing their “Lakeshore News Tonight” television newscast after Friday, January 31 st , and will...
   

JC Penney Closing Two Indiana Stores

J.C. Penney says the company is closing thirty-three “underperforming” stores across the country, including two in Indiana, as a cost-cutting measure that will mean about two-thousand job cuts. The two Indiana stores are at the Marketplace Shopping Center in Warsaw...
   

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