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National Lakeshore Tourists Spent $75.9 Million in 2012

National park tourism is a significant driver in both our national and local economy. A new National Park Service report shows that over one-point-eight million visitors to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in 2012 spent almost 76-million dollars in communities near...

 

Coats Calls Obama FY 15 Budget a Missed Opportunity

4-trillion-dollars in spending ... and just 3-point-3 trillion dollars in revenues: That's the bottom line on the 2015 budget President Obama sent to Congress today. ABC News reports the President says it reflects our "values" ... with more money for...
 

EC Man Arrested for Marijuana and 1140 Bootleg DVD's

The Region Stop Team on Monday announced the arrest of a 45 year old East Chicago man in possession of over 300 grams of marijuana and over 11-hundred bootleg DVD movies. East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker told the Region...
 

Federal Charges Filed Against East Chicago Man

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Federal charges have been filed against a convicted felon arrested on Friday in possession with a handgun. East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker told the Region News Team members of the Region Stop Team were patrolling the Harbor Section of...

 

Drug Charges Filed Against Liberty Twp Woman

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A 32 year old Liberty Township woman is facing drug charges after she was found asleep in a parked vehicle, which had been left running, on Calumet Road, near the intersection of...
 

Medical Device Company Plans Expansion

A medical device company that serves the orthopedic industry is planning an expansion in northern Indiana. Sites Medical announced plans today to invest one-point-nine-million dollars to lease and equip a facility in Columbia City, expanding its total footprint in the...
 

Coats Praises Return of F-16s to Fort Wayne

Republican Indiana US Senator Dan Coats, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, praised today’s announcement that the 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne will be receiving F-16’s to replace its current fleet of A-10 aircraft. The announcement...
 

State Stops Over $1 Million in Tax Fraud

In one month of processing more than one-million individual tax returns, the Indiana Department of Revenue announced today they have stopped over one-point-two-million dollars in attempted identity theft and tax fraud.
The fraudulent returns were stopped by the department’s increased...
 

Illinois Observes Severe Weather Prep Week

  Illinois is observing Severe Weather Preparedness Week this week, and residents are urged to review safety procedures in the event of a tornado, strong winds or flash flood.  Tornado sirens are being tested in counties across Illinois today as...
 

Radio Shack to Close Up to 1,100 US Stores

Radio Shack today announced plans to close up to eleven-hundred "underperforming" U-S stores, after reporting a wider fourth quarter loss during a holiday season the retailer says was characterized by lower traffic at its locations. The move would leave the...
 

Lawmakers Ok Rail Expansion Dollars

Members of the Indiana House have given the go-ahead to a measure that could bring a South Shore expansion closer to reality. Senate Bill 367 closes a tax loophole and directs the four-million dollars in savings to the Northwest Indiana...
   

Sentence Upheld in Toddler's Death

The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the sentence for a Hobart man convicted in the 2009 death of a two-year-old girl whose body was found burned and encased in concrete in a LaPorte County swamp. 28-year-old Timothy Tkachik received...
   

State Sues Former County Deputy Auditor

The state of Indiana and LaPorte County are suing a former LaPorte County government employee to recover more than 153-thousand dollars in public funds the ex-employee is accused of embezzling. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed suit in LaPorte County...
   

Lowell Ponders Landfill Annexation

The Lowell Town Council held a work session Monday night to talk about the idea of possibly annexing a landfill on State Road 2 west of town, on the east side of US 41, as the south Lake County community...
   

Guns in School Lots Measure Advances

The Indiana House has approved a controversial measure that would allow guns in parking lots of Hoosier schools as long as they're inside a locked vehicle and out of sight. It's a provision that was added to Senate Bill 229,...
   

Hoosier to Advocate for Funding of Great Lakes Restoration

Advocates from Indiana, including Save the Dunes, will be in Washington D.C., on Wednesday and Thursday, to urge support to maintain federal funds for efforts to restore and protect Lake Michigan and the other Great Lakes. Save the Dunes Executive...
   

Porter Co TRIAD Free Seminar Wednesday in Portage

A free public seminar takes place on Wednesday morning on a variety of topics presented by Porter County TRIAD. Nancy Simpson, Office Manager of the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce, told the Region News Team the seminar runs from 8am-to-9am,...
   

Pursuit in Portage Leads to Arrest of DeMotte Man

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A pursuit in Portage on Friday led to the arrest of a DeMotte man on charges of operating while intoxicated and resisting arrest. Portage Police report just before 3pm, an officer noticed 46 year old Richard Boring having trouble pumping...
   

Help Sought to ID 2nd Vehicle in Crash at US 35/US 20

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Authorities are seeking the public's help to locate and identify a vehicle and its driver that were involved in an early morning crash on Friday at the intersection of US 35 and US 20. The LaPorte County Sheriff's Office reports...
   

New Study Reports Kids Are Not Getting Enough Sleep

Are your kids getting enough sleep? A new study finds they're probably not as only 62 percent of parents are enforcing sleep rules... like going to bed on time. ABC News reports researchers at the National Sleep Foundation found over...
   

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