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Coats to Hold Roundtable with NW Indiana Forum

Senator Dan Coats
Indiana US Senator Dan Coats is scheduled to be in northwest Indiana this week to discuss his efforts to help Hoosier job creators. Senator Coats announced today that on Wednesday, at 8:15am, he will hold a roundtable with the Northwest...
 

Illiana Corridor Achieves Key Financing Milestone

A financing milestone was announced today regarding the Illiana Corridor. The US Department of Transportation has declared the project eligible to apply for a low-cost federal loan that could finance up to a third of the cost of construction.
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Care Program for Sexual Assault Victims Expanded

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A program to provide care for victims of sexual assault has been expanded in northwest Indiana. Franciscan Alliance recently announced the Centers of Hope program, which was developed in 2002 at Franciscan St. Margaret, has been expanded to its sister...
 

Dog Attack Prompts Police Shooting in LaPorte

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A pit bull mix was killed by police on Saturday evening because it would not stop attacking another dog. LaPorte Police report when officers arrived in the 16-hundred block of K Street, they discovered the pit bull mix in the...

 

Authorities in CO Searching for Missing Chesterton Native

Authorities in Colorado are searching for an Indiana Doctor who went missing on Friday during a hiking trip. The Times reports 39 year old Dr. James McGrogan, a Chesterton native, went ahead of his group on Friday afternoon near Vail,...
 

New Recall of GM Cars

A new recall of General Motors cars. ABC News reports more than a million GM SUVs are being recalled over a wiring problem that could affect air bags. It's separate from the recent recall over a faulty ignition switch but...

 

US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Tommie Lee Smith

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A 25 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for rape, robbery and criminal confinement is the US Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force “Fugitive of the Week”. Tommie...
 

Lake Co Coroner Seeks Help in Identifying Victim

Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey is asking for the public’s help in identifying a homicide victim found in a burning garage in the five-hundred block of Taft Street in Gary on March 31st of last year, 2013 Officials say the...
 

Going Green in Crown Point for St. Patrick's Day

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In Crown Point, what's been called the biggest event of the year for the Mayor's Office of Special Events steps off hours from now.... . The sixth annual nighttime St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at dusk, [Monday, March 17, 2013]...
 

Vice Chancellor Named for Purdue Calumet, N Central

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[Stephen R. Turner]
Officials  today announced Stephen R. Turner will assume responsibilities as the vice chancellor for Finance and Administration for both Purdue University North Central and Purdue University Calumet effective April 1.  The appointment represents the first step in...
 

Colts Owner Irsay Arrested in Carmel

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Authorities report Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was arrested in the northern Indianapolis suburb of Carmel overnight on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance. The 54-year-old Irsay was booked into the Hamilton County Jail....
   

Gov Pence Statement on January Jobs Report

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Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence issued the following statement regarding the January 2014 Indiana Employment Report.
“Every Hoosier should be encouraged by today’s unemployment numbers, which show the largest one-month drop in unemployment in 20 years. Indiana’s rate is now...
   

Indiana Jobless Rate Falls

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Indiana's jobless rate is at its lowest point since September 2008. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percent to 6.4 percent in January. The rate in September 2008 was 6.3 percent. ...
   

Body of Missing Illinois Woman Found Downstate

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The body of a Des Plaines, Illinois woman missing since December has been found not far from the original search area in southwestern Indiana. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said the victim, 31 year-old Cathryn McGill, was a passenger...
   

Lake Shore Drive Reopens After Lengthy Standoff

A 43-year-old man suspected in his wife's death was taken into custody Sunday, following a chase on highways and interstates through the south suburbs, and a standoff that shut down Lake Shore Drive for hours. Authorities say the pursuit that...
   

East Chicago Dredging to Resume in April

In East Chicago, the US Army Corps of Engineers recently provided an update on their 2014 Indiana Harbor and Canal dredging schedule. Dredging at the confined disposal facility site began in 2012 for the first time since 1972 with the...
   

Couple Found Dead in Michigan City

In Michigan City, police are investigating what they say appears to have been a murder-suicide. On Sunday March 16th at 10:44am investigators say the LaPorte County Regional Dispatch center E911 received an emergency 911 call about someone shot inside a...
   

Why Indiana's Severe Weather Week Later Than Natl

This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security says it's later than the nationally recognized week for a couple of reasons. First the national week is earlier to raise awareness in time for potential...
   

Dr's Recommendation Reverses Long Held Belief

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For years, doctors have said children under two years old shouldn't have any screen time. Now, according to a report from ABC News,  a doctor who was instrumental in crafting that recommendation - is changing course.  Dr. Dimitri Christakis of...

   

Community Forum to Discuss Preventing Child Abuse

Prevent Child Abuse Porter County will be hosting a Community Forum at the Valparaiso University "Christopher Center Library" room 205 on Tuesday, March 18th, beginning at 6:00pm and ending at 7:30pm.
The Forum will discuss the future of Prevent Child...
   

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