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Pope Francis Celebrates Good Friday


ABC News reports in a solemn mass in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis presided over the Christian Good Friday celebration. Preacher of the papal household Father Raniero Cantalamessa gave the homily about Judas' betrayal of Christ. He said Judas did...
 

Board of Education Member Wants Old Standards Reinstated

A member of the Indiana State Board of Education says leaders working to replace the federal Common Core education standards are considering an inadequate replacement. Andrea Neal made the statement today and is urging the old standard used prior to...
 

Monon Man Charged with Manufacturing Meth


A 19 year old Monon man was arrested earlier this week in Jasper County and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office reports on Monday, a concerned neighbor called authorities regarding a suspicious occupied vehicle in the area...

 

Researchers Clone Cells from Adult Humans

A major breakthrough offers medical hope - and perhaps lots of material for science-fiction writers. For the first time, researchers have cloned cells from adult humans. ABC News reports using the same technique scientists used in 1996 - to clone...

 

Lit Candle Causes House Fire in Schererville

No injuries were reported after a fire at a home in Schererville Thursday night. The Times reports firefighters were called to the 13-hundred block of Kennedy Avenue just after 9:30pm, and the cause of the fire is reportedly due to...
 

Man Injured After Being Struck by Train in Michigan City


Amtrak Police are assisting in an investigation after a 26 year old man was struck by a train in Michigan City on Thursday evening. Michigan City Police report they were called to the scene at 10 th and Huron Streets,...

 

Proposed Rules Published for IL Medical Marijuana


The state of Illinois today announced that the proposed rules for implementation of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act have been published in the Illinois Register. The new draft rules will be available for an additional 45...
 

New Treatment Guidelines Being Developed for Doctors

When you see doctors, should they be making decisions about your treatment based on the effectiveness - or the cost? Some new guidelines for major medical groups say doctors need to do both. ABC News reports three of the nation's...
 

East Chicago Couple Indicted in Bank Robbery

An East Chicago couple have been indicted in connection with what authorities described as a “takeover-style” armed bank robbery in East Chicago last month. The FBI says Jeremiah Ellis and Ashley Patterson were arrested in Missouri on federal arrest warrants...
 

'Transition Zones' May Affect Where Tornadoes Land

New research out of Purdue suggests areas where landscape shifts from urban to rural or forest may have a higher likelihood of severe weather and tornado touchdowns. An analysis of data over a 60-year period from 1959 to 2012 from...

 

Cedar Lake Defers Vote on S Shore Extension

In Cedar Lake, the Town Council is waiting until May to have their say on financing for the proposed South Shore expansion. The council decided to postpone the vote because Councilman Robert Carnahan was unable to attend the council's most...
   

Debate Accompanies Cline Bridge Vote

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr said no to the Cline Avenue toll bridge in a vote taken by Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission [NIRPC] to include it in the planning commission's master plan and transportation program. McDermott questioned how much...
   

Equipment Malfunction Prompts Evacuation

A spokesman for BP says in keeping with safety procedures contractors and employees were evacuated from the Whiting Refinery Thursday after an equipment malfunction early in the afternoon caused several units to stop working. The units were reportedly offline until...
   

219: Be Car Care Aware Event Saturday

Believe it or not, but Spring has officially arrived in the Region and it is time to get your car ready for the upcoming driving season. Nate Williams, Chesterton Fire Department's Division Chief of Training says one surprising item often...
   

Michaels Stores Confirms Card Data Breach

After investigating for several months a popular hobby shop has released details of consumer data breach. Michaels stores, the nation's largest arts and crafts chain, says more than two-and-a-half-million cards may have been compromised, and its subsidiary Aaron brothers was...
   

State Police Review Video in Fatal Whiting Hit-and-Run

The Indiana State Police are continuing to investigate an accident that claimed the life of a 12 year old boy Wednesday afternoon on Indianapolis Boulevard in Whiting, just south of 119th St. State police detectives from the Lowell Post are...
   

Environmental Groups Sue to Stop Illiana Tollway

The Environmental Law & Policy Center, representing the Sierra Club and Openlands, has filed a lawsuit in the Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County to halt the proposed Illiana Tollway -- a highway that would link I-65 in south Lake...
   

Lake Station Mayor, Wife, Stepdaughter Plead Not Guilty

Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist, his wife and his stepdaughter were in Hammond Federal Court Thursday, where they pleaded not guilty to public corruption charges. As part of the indictments announced Wednesday, federal prosecutors allege Mayor Soderquest and his wife...
   

Volunteers to Plant Over 100 Trees in Valpo Saturday


This Saturday in Valparaiso, community volunteers will be gathering to plant more than 100 trees in one of the city's subdivisions in celebration of Arbor Day. Ann Brugos, coordinator for the Valparaiso Shade Brigade, which is dedicated to promoting, planting...

   

Road Work Scheduled for Both Directions of I-65


The Indiana Department of Transportation is making preparations for long term road work to affect both directions of Interstate 65 between the US-30 merrillville exit and the
US-231 Crown Point Exit.  As a result of lane restrictions being set up...

   

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