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Hoosiers Rank 22nd on Tax Burden list

A new study says Hoosiers shoulder the 22 nd highest tax burden in the country based on data from the 2011 fiscal year, before the 2013 General Assembly approved major tax cuts, including a repeal of the inheritance tax and...

36 Shot, 4 Fatally, in Chicago Over the Weekend

A deadly, violent weekend in Chicago. Authorities report as many as 36 people were shot from Friday afternoon through Sunday, four fatally. All the incidents occurred on the south side of the city. Reports say one of the victims was...

Update: 'Vehicle of Interest' in Fatal Crash

In Gary, police say they have a vehicle of interest in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 13-year-old boy and injured another teenager Saturday night. Gary Police Corporal Public Information Officer Gabrielle King says the two boys were walking on...

Late Season Snowfall Expected

Late season snowfall is expected later today in the Region. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Chicago say precipitation during the mid-to-late afternoon hours may initially start as rain, but a transition to snow is expected. There could be...

Notre Dame Football Field Getting Artificial Turf

Artificial turf is coming to Notre Dame stadium in time for the 2014 season. Installation of a FieldTurf surface will begin following Commencement the weekend of May 16th and is expected to be complete by mid-August. Notre Dame Vice President...

Chicago to Sacramento Flight Diverted

A Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Sacramento made an emergency landing in Omaha last night - after authorities say a man tried to open the plane's rear door. Another passenger tackled the man and held him down. ...

Police Say Teen Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

In Gary, police say a 13-year-old boy died after being struck in a hit-and-run crash in the 49-hundred block of Vermont Street. The Lake County Coroners office says Malik Herron died from blunt force trauma shortly before 9-o'clock Saturday night...

Merrillville Police Investigate Fatal Crash

Authorities say a Cedar Lake woman died early Saturday after a motor vehicle accident in the 95-hundred block of Colorado Street in Merrillville. The Lake County Coroners office says 24-year-old Melissa Barker suffered blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead...

Hobart Mayor Against Detention Center

The mayor of Hobart has announced he is against an immigration detention center. Mayor Brian Snedecor sent a letter last week to GEO Group stating his administration's opposition, a letter that was read out loud...


Advanced Manufacturing Job Training Offered

In Hammond, Purdue University Calumet’s College of Technology is introducing a training program to prepare individuals for jobs in advanced manufacturing.  The training program—Project AWAKE (Assisting Workforce by Advancing Knowledge for Employment)—will take place at Purdue Calumet and offer 21...

Crown Point Special Meeting on S Shore Extension

The Crown Point City Council has announced a special meeting has been scheduled for this Wednesday (April 16 , 7 pm) to discuss financing the proposed South Shore extension. Council members discussed the issue at their regular meeting last week...

Gov Pence Leads Jobs Mission to Germany

Indiana Governor Mike Pence, First Lady Karen Pence and state officials are scheduled to travel to Germany today (Saturday) on an economic development mission. The Governor's office says the trip is meant to bring jobs and investment to Indiana. This...

SeaWorld Loses Federal Appeal

SeaWorld has lost a federal court appeal in a case that followed the death of a trainer from northwest Indiana. In a 2-to-1 decision, the US Court of Appeals in Washington DC upheld a citation related to federal safety law...

Porter County Property Tax Bills Mailed Out

In Porter County, property tax bills are in the mail. They were sent out this week, marking the fifth year in a row they went out on time. Property taxes in Porter County are due May 12th and November 10th...

Indiana Leads US in SpendingTransparency

A newly-released report says Indiana's state government website is the best in the country where transparency is concerned. According to the US Public Interest Research Group, Indiana's online transparency portal leads the nation for posting detailed information on state expenditures,...

IN Dept of Revenue Offers Tax Tips Before Deadline

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Hoosiers who have not yet filed their tax returns have only a few more days to do so before the April 15 th deadline. Indiana Department of Revenue Spokesperson Chetrice (Shah-treece) Mosley told the Region News Team the best way...

Food Bank of NWI to Receive an Egg-Cellent Donation

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In advance of the Easter holiday, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana on Wednesday, April 16 th , will be receiving a special delivery of over 68-hundred dozen eggs. The donation is being made possible by America's Egg Farmers in...

US 35 Closing Monday North of Winamac

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Part of US 35, north of Winamac, will be closed for two weeks starting on Monday. INDOT reports US 35 will be closed, between County Road 800 South and County Road 900 South, about two-miles south of State Road 10....

Wanted LaPorte Co Sex Offender Surrenders Himself

James Adams
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A 31 year old wanted sex offender who was wanted for failing to register and who had not been seen or heard from since he last registered in mid-February is now in...

Tax Fraud Gets Schererville Doctor One Year in Prison

An ear, nose and throat surgeon in Schererville will spend one year and a day in prison and must pay over 540-thousand dollars in restitution to the IRS after being sentenced for not collecting and paying employment taxes. The Times...

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