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Autopsy Results Show Kouts Man Shot Three Times

Results of an autopsy conducted in Mishawaka this afternoon have been released on a Kouts man Valparaiso Police say was fatally shot on the north side of the city early Wednesday morning by someone he knew. Porter County Coroner Chuck...
 

Campaign to Raise National Minimum Wages Continues

Members of Americans United for Change attended a rally in Washington today at the end of an 11 state bus tour in a campaign to raise the minimum wage. Organization President Lee Saunders, flanked by the secretary of labor and...
 

Two Arrested After Investigation into Rest Stop Crimes

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(Photos Courtesy of Indiana State Police)
Two suspects from Gary were apprehended this week by Indiana State Police in Bristol after one of them was linked to several crimes that occurred at the George Ade Rest Plazas on the Indiana...
 

Research Suggests Starting Healthy Habits Early in Life

They say it's never too late to start exercising, but new research suggests sooner is better, when it comes to staying sharp into your later years. ABC News reports if you step up to the plate with healthy habits when...
 

Hobart Man Injured in Crash on I-80/94

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(Photo Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post)
A 48 year old Hobart man was transported to North Lake Methodist Hospital in Gary with non-life-threatening injuries to his head after a crash this morning on westbound I-80/94, one mile east...
 

Lake Co Surveyor Requests BP Info on Oil Spill

Lake County Surveyor Bill Emerson Jr. has sent a letter to BP, requesting data on "the amount and type of oil that was discharged into Lake Michigan" from the Whiting Refinery last week, along with the physical and chemical properties...
 

Autopsy Today in Valparaiso Homicide

Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris says an autopsy is being conducted in Mishawaka this afternoon on a Kouts man police say was fatally shot by someone he knew. Authorities say the victim, 31-year-old Gerid Forste of Kouts, was dead at...
 

Indiana School Supt Visits Gary Schools

Indiana State Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz visited Gary Wednesday, pledging to work with the city's schools and stressing her department is not taking over the district. The Indiana Department of Education recently designated Gary schools as "high-risk" , meaning the...
 

Rain, Storms, Standing Water in the Region

Severe weather warnings are up for much of the country today (Thursday). Even in Indiana, forecasters say an isolated tornado is possible in the central and southern parts of the state.
Watch out for standing water in the  work zones...
 

Police Investigate Alleged School 'Hit List'

In Griffith, Police Chief Greg Mance says the police department and Indiana Department of Child Services are investigating an alleged 'hit list' discovered last week at Wadsworth Elementary. Mance says they are looking into the source and nature of the...
 

Visclosky: NWI Thoughts and Prayers to Fort Hood

Via Twitter this morning, Indiana Congressman Pete Visclosky ‏said Northwest Indiana's thoughts and prayers go out to the Fort Hood shooting victims & their families. No clear motive in Wednesday's deadly shooting where officials say an Iraqi war veteran opened...
   

Police Release Photos in Armed Robbery

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Porter County Sheriffs Police have released surveillance images from an armed robbery in South Haven at the Family Express in the 300 block of Highway 6 at about 11:30 Saturday night. Police say the suspect displayed a handgun to the...
   

Body Found on Fire, Victim Had Been Shot

In Gary, the Lake County Coroners office says an individual whose body was found on fire in a vacant home early Wednesday sustained multiple gunshot wounds in an apparent homicide. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corporal Gabrielle King says shortly...

   

ArcelorMittal Dune/Swale and Walking Trail

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(Photo Courtesy of Brent Brown)
A seven-acre site was dedicated today at ArcelorMittal's Global Research and Development Center, in East Chicago, for the opening of its dune and swale restoration project and walking trail. Susan MiHalo, Conservation Coordinator with the...

   

Charges Pending Against Suspect in Valpo Homicide

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In Valparaiso, police continue to investigate the county's first homicide of 2014. Chief Michael Brickner says the suspect, a 32-year-old man, is in custody and at this time charges are pending. Chief Brickner...

   

Armed Robbery in Lake Station

In Lake Station, police are investigating an armed robbery at Rich's Gas Station in the 43-hundred block of Central Avenue early this morning (Wednesday April 2). Police responded shortly after 5:30 am. Authorities say a male subject entered the business...
   

Gary Police Say Body Found on Fire

An unidentified body was found on fire after crews were called out to a vacant home in Gary overnight. Gary Police Corporal Public Information Officer Gabrielle King told the Region News Team today that shortly after midnight, officers responded to...
   

Merrillville May Commit to South Shore Expansion

  In Lake County, Merrillville is one of nine municipalities yet to commit funds to the proposed South Shore expansion – though that is looking likely to change soon. Today's Times reports Merrillville's Redevelopment Commission is recommending that the Town...
   

Valparaiso Police Investigate Homicide

Valparaiso Police report they are investigating a homicide. Officers were dispatched shortly before 5-o'clock this morning to the 3100 block of Black Partridge for a subject who'd received a gunshot wound. Police say when they arrived they learned that a...

   

Portage Debates, Approves Tax Break

A tax break for MonoSol LLC was approved by the Portage City Council Tuesday night following heated debate. Although it eventually passed, there was concern over a ten-year, 100-percent abatement on personal property or equipment, something that had never been...
   

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