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Early Morning Assault Reported in La Porte

La Porte Police are investigating a fight that reportedly occurred when a subject was jumped by someone he knew and two others early Wednesday morning.  Police reports say, the victim was walking to a nearby friend's house in the 14-hundred...
 

AG Zoeller Sen. Arnold Meet to Help Military Families

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller met with State Senator Jim Arnold of La Porte in South Bend Thursday, to discuss a proposal that would increase consumer protections for military families at the state level.  According to a press release from...
 

Indiana's No Child Left Behind Wavier Gets Extended

Good news for education in Indiana, the Indiana Department of Education learned today that the U.S. Department of Education approved Indiana's No Child Left Behind wavier request.  According to the Indiana DOE, the approval will give local schools continued flexibility...
 

Walk to End Alzheimer's Events Coming Up in NW Indiana

The Alzheimer's Association is inviting northwest Indiana residents to participate in two upcoming events. The Merrillville Walk to End Alzheimer's takes place on Sunday, September 21 st at Hidden Lake Park, while the Michigan City Walk to End Alzheimer's takes...
 

Union Members Protest Outside Pratt Construction Site

Porter County Sheriff's Police and Valparaiso Police were called to Pratt Industries this morning as over one-hundred union members protested outside a construction site at State Road 49 and Division Road. The Times reports the protestors were voicing their concerns...
 

Rep. VanDenburgh Holding Legislative Office Hours Friday

State Representative Shelli VanDenburgh of Crown Point has announced today that she will be holding legislative office hours at three locations in Lake County tomorrow. VanDenburgh says there are many issues that face the 19 th District and the state...
 

Help Sought to Locate Family of Deceased Hammond Man

The Lake County Coroner's Office is seeking the public's help to locate family members of a 57 year old Hammond man who recently died. Coroner Merrilee Frey reports John I. Clock died at his home of natural causes on August...
 

Authorities Investigating Cyber Attack at JP Morgan Chase

Are Russian hackers behind a cyber attack on U.S. banks? ABC News reports the FBI and the US Secret Service are investigating a breach at JP Morgan Chase and at least one other major financial institution. It's not yet clear...
 

Porter Co Compost Sites Closed Labor Day Weekend

The two public compost sites in Porter County will be closed this Saturday through Monday for the Labor Day weekend holiday. Donna Stuckert, with the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County says both sites close at 5pm tomorrow,...
 

219: Region Invited To King Of Pop Tribute Festival

The 5th annual Michael Jackson "King of Pop" Tribute Festival of the Arts will feature fun for the whole family beginning today and running through Saturday in Gary! The three-day outdoor tribute will kick off with an opening ceremony parade...
 

Researchers Tripping Seniors to Help Prevent Falls

Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose and it's being done in the name of science. ABC News reports falls are the leading cause of injury in older adults and cost $30 billion yearly to treat....so researchers at the University of...
   

Hearing Scheduled Regarding Proposed Tax Increase

A public hearing has been scheduled regarding a proposed tax increase in Porter County. The Times reports the hearing will be held at 9am on September 25 th , at the county administration center. According to the article over 100...
   

Fire at BP Whiting Refinery

An operational incident at the BP Whiting Refinery on Wednesday night resulted in one employee being taken to the hospital. BP reports the incident occurred at approximately 9pm on a process unit on the north end of the refinery. The...
   

Amber Alert issued for Indianapolis Baby

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The INDIANAPOLIS METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT is investigating an abducted child from the 1400 BLOCK OF HENRY STREET, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA.  DELANO WILSON, A BLACK/MALE, 1 MONTH OLD, APPROXIMATELY 16 INCHES LONG and 12 POUNDS, with BLACK HAIR, BROWN EYES...
   

New Rewards Program for Porter County Veterans

A free service that offers discounts and incentives at local businesses is now available for Veterans who live in Porter County.  Porter County Recorder Jon Miller along with Fidlar Technologies announced the new service named "Honor Rewards" through a press...
   

Crown Point's 2014 Oktoberfest Announced

Crown Point Mayor David Uran announced today, that the Seventh Annual Oktoberfest will be held for October 4th on South Main Street in downtown Crown Point.  Co-sponsored by Crown Brewing, the mayor's special events office says there will be food,...
   

July Home Sales Down a Little/ Home Prices Up a Little

July monthly home sales figures are in and according to the Indiana Real Estate Markets Report released Wednesday, less homes were sold at a higher price when compared to July 2013.  The Indiana Association of Realtors reports that 60 less...
   

Regional Development Authority on Gary Airport Progress

With the removal of rail tracks that have stalled the runway expansion at Gary/Chicago International Airport now reported to be on the horizon, the Northwest Indiana Regional Transit Authority says the perseverance and teamwork is about to pay off.  In...
   

Special September Camping Rates Offered at State Parks

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Weeknight camping just become more affordable during September!  The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, is calling it a “Back-to-School” camping special.   Just make a new campsite reservation for one or more night any Sunday through Wednesday during September and get...
   

Rain Ultra Club in Merrillville Closes

In Merrillville, Rain Ultra Club has closed and the town council on Tuesday approved to stop allowing live entertainment and taverns from the permitted uses at that location, in the 15-hundred block of East 83 rd Avenue, that according to...
   

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