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Hundreds Attend Funeral for Assistant Chief Middlebrook

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Several hundred mourners attended funeral services at Bethel College in Mishawaka Monday for New Carlisle Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Middlebrook. The 41-year-old veteran firefighter died last Tuesday night fighting a commercial blaze in far northeast LaPorte County, just west of...
 

Gary Mayor Hosting Coffee with the Mayor Aug 12

In an effort to continue to connect with citizens of Gary throughout the city, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has launched an initiative titled “Coffee with the Mayor.” Every other week, city officials say Mayor Freeman-Wilson will visit a breakfast spot in...
 

Back-to-School Safety Reminders from Munster PD

It's back-to-school time in the Region... Munster Police have a number of safety reminders with Munster Public Schools beginning today (August 12):
We would like to advise residents that Munster public schools begin THIS TUESDAY, August 12th.
All school zones...
 

Local Farmers Recognized as River-Friendly

Four farmers in northwest Indiana are among 59 to receive River-Friendly Farmer Awards. Farmers around the state will be recognized during Farmers' Day at the Indiana State Fair Wednesday (Aug 13) by the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation...
 

Cedar Lake Road Closure on 133rd

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Cedar Lake Police Chief Jerry Smith says beginning today (Monday August 11), there will be a road closure on 133rd Avenue.  The Norfolk Southern Railroad crossing at 10700 West 133rd Avenue will be closed for one week. 
Detour information:
For...
 

Update: SR 2 Work Delayed Until Wednesday

The Indiana Department of Transportation Northwest says the closure that was scheduled to begin today (Monday August 11) for chip/fog seal work along State Road 2 between U.S. 30 in Valparaiso and U.S. 231 in Hebron has been delayed until...
 

Portage Asks Residents for Help in Fending Off West Nile

In Portage, city officials say they need residents' help in to reduce the mosquito population. Friday the city announced they've learned the first human case of West Nile virus in the state this year is a resident of Portage. The...
 

Lake County Police Investigate Fatal Crash

In Lake County, police continue to investigate a fatal crash on Cline Avenue near Michigan Street, or US 20, near Gary and Hammond early Sunday morning. Lake County Sheriffs Police were called out just after 2:30 am. A news release...
 

National Safe Digging Day - Call 811 Before You Dig

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On National Safe Digging Day – today, August 11, 8-11, Northern Indiana Public Service Company reminds Region residents to call 8-1-1 before you dig. The utility company says whether you're installing a mailbox, putting in a fence, planting trees or...
 

Weather Delays Work on SR 2, US 231

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The Indiana Department of Transportation Northwest says the closure that was scheduled to begin today (Monday August 11) for chip/fog seal work along State Road 2 between U.S. 30 in Valparaiso and U.S. 231 in Hebron has been delayed due...
 

Valpo Road Closure: George Street


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In Valparaiso, the southern section of George Street will be closed from Yellowstone Road to 400 feet north of the intersection for ten days for sanitary sewer, water main and storm sewer construction. City officials say the closure will be...
   

Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing Events


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The second supermoon of the year was on display Sunday night, but the skyshow continues.   The annual Perseid Meteor Shower is also underway and expected to peak between Sunday and Wednesday. There's a viewing event tonight (Monday August 11) at...
   

New Residence Hall Approved for IUPUI

The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved a new residence hall for IUPUI in Indianapolis. Currently, more than 19-hundred students live on campus. Even with the addition of University Tower, which officially welcomed students last August offering residential space...
   

High Waves, Dangerous Currents at NW Ind Beaches


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Meteorologists say dangerous swimming conditions are likely through this afternoon for Lake Michigan beaches in Lake, Porter, and La Porte Counties in northwest Indiana as well as Cook County, Illinois, and into southwestern lower Michigan, with large waves and...
   

Funeral Procession Route for Asst Fire Chief Middlebrook

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Officials with the Indiana Department of Transportation Northwest are advising motorists to expect lengthy delays on State Road 2 and U.S. 20 today between South Bend and New Carlisle as hundreds of mourners pay their respects to New Carlisle Fire
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Police Say Gunfire Erupts from Crowd in Merrillville

  In Merrillville, police this morning are asking for the public's help after an incident in which shots were fired overnight. Police issued a news release saying at about 3 am their department received a request for assistance at Club...
   

SR 2 Closure Delayed Due to Rain

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The Indiana Department of Transportation Northwest says the closure planned to begin today (Monday August 11) for chip/fog seal work along State Road 2 between U.S. 30 in Valparaiso and U.S. 231 in Hebron has been delayed due to the...
   

Funeral Services for Fallen New Carlisle Firefighter

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Funeral services are at Bethel College in Mishawaka at 11 am Eastern Time this morning (Monday August 11)  for fallen New Carlisle Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Middlebook. The 41-year-old veteran firefighter died last Tuesday night fighting a commercial blaze in...
   

Hearing on Gary's Dunbar-Pulaski Middle School

In Gary tonight (Monday August 11), the state is holding a public hearing at 6:30 on the future of Dunbar-Pulaski Middle School. The meeting will be at the school, which was recently renamed the Gary Middle School. The school is...
   

No Injuries Reported in Fire in Valparaiso

In Valparaiso, there were no injuries reported in a fire in the 49-hundred block of Kellee Lane Friday morning. The Times reports a bathroom exhaust ceiling fan sparked flames in insulation around it, causing a fire in the attic. A...
   

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