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4 Teams Selected to Compete to Build IN Portion of Illiana

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The Indiana Finance Authority and INDOT today announced four teams have been selected to compete to design, build, finance, operate and maintain Indiana's portion of the Illiana Corridor and I-65 expansion in Lake County. The four finalists were selected from...
 

Crown Point Woman Honored as Distinguished Hoosier

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O’Day (right) with Indiana Department of Homeland Security Executive Director John Hill.)
A Crown Point woman was recently honored by the Office of Governor Mike Pence as a “Distinguished Hoosier” for...
 

Sears Reports Possible Data Breach

Another retail giant might have been hit by hackers. ABC News reports Sears is the latest retailer to go on alert for a possible data breach. Sears Holdings says 'we are actively reviewing our systems to determine if we have...
 

45 Yr Sentence for Man in 1983 Death of Prison Inmate

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A Scott County man was sentenced on Thursday to 45 years in prison for the 1983 murder of an inmate at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City. Indiana State Police report Paul Stucker was found guilty earlier this month...

 

Flood Warning Continues for Kankakee River at Shelby

Temperatures have been so cold for so long, mountains of ice floes on frozen rivers in the Midwest are blocking bridges. ABC News reports across the Chicago area, they've now seen more than 60 days this season where they've had...
 

INDOT Plows and Drivers Ready for Weekend Storm

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INDOT officials are keeping an eye on a large winter storm expected to hit Indiana this weekend. While the worst of the storm is expected in central and southern portions of the state, anywhere from three-to-eight inches is possible throughout...
 

Student with Gun in Vehicle Arrested at Morgan Twp HS

A student at Morgan Township High School was taken into custody without incident this morning after authorities found weapons and ammunition in the trunk of his vehicle. Kouts Police report the student, identified as Ryan Gaddis, told police he had...
 

Pence Joins Opposition of Army National Guard Budget Cuts

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today joined 49 other governor's in expressing opposition to proposed cuts to the Army National Guard, which are expected to be included in the Department of Defense's fiscal year 2015 budget request. Governor Pence says in...
 

Valpo Mayor Urges Bill Passage to Create Pre-K Pilot Program

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The Mayor of Valparaiso today issued a statement advocating the passage of a bill that would create a Pre-K pilot program. Mayor Jon Costas says many low-income students are not prepared to enter kindergarten for various cultural and economic reasons,...

 

LaPorte Man Caught Inside Home Arrested

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A LaPorte man was arrested on Thursday and taken into custody on charges of residential entry and criminal trespassing. LaPorte Police report they received a call just before 11:30am to investigate a suspicious...
 

Four Towns Yet to Sign E-911 Agreement

Town leaders in Schererville reportedly want to meet with officials from Highland, St. John and Cedar Lake to further discuss the Lake County E-911 agreement. The four towns are the only communities that haven't yet signed on to the interlocal...
   

Numerous Catalytic Converters Stolen in Valpo

In Valparaiso, police are asking for the public's help as they investigate the thefts of twelve catalytic converters removed from vehicles in the early morning hours of February 27th. The thefts occurred to vehicles parked in parking lots of larger...
   

Uptown Artspace Lofts Project Advances

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Michigan's City Uptown Artspace project is moving from artist rendering to the construction stage later this year, city officials said Thursday, thanks to an estimated 10-million dollars in federal tax credits. The announcement said the project will infuse funds to...
   

Another Storm to Affect Indiana

Over half the state, counties that are all south of the Region, is currently looking at a Winter Storm Watch late Saturday night through Monday morning. The powerful winter weather system, though, is expected to affect the entire state this...
   

Longer School Days to Make Up Snow Days

In Hammond, the process of making up all those snow days this winter is now officially underway. Hammond schools are doing so by extending the length of the school day today through April 11th rather than adding days to the...
   

School Accountability Hearing in Hammond

In Hammond, the school board hosted a public hearing on school accountability Thursday night. Many voiced disapproval over the removal of principals at five schools. Several schools in the district received D's or F's in overall performance based on the...
   

Indiana House Approves Teen Tan Ban

A new teen tan ban in Indiana awaits the Governor's signature. The Indiana House has voted 69-to-23 to approve a measure that prevents children under the age of 16 from using tanning salons. Senate Bill 50, authored by Republican Indianapolis...
   

Experts: Winter in No Hurry to Leave

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Winter on the Wabash: Forecasters say winter weather will keep its grip on Indiana until at least late March. (Purdue Agricultural Communication photo/Keith Robinson)
Despite that brief sampling of mild weather about a week ago, it looks like winter isn't...
   

Dangerous Driving Crackdown Begins

An increased police presence on roadways in the Region and around the state, beginning today. More than 250 Indiana law enforcement agencies -- including locally Valparaiso, Michigan City, LaPorte County, LaPorte and Trail Creek -- will be part of a...
   

Gun Crimes Bill Passes Indiana House

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A measure meant to give more jail time to people convicted of using a gun in a violent crime unanimously passed the Indiana House Thursday. Republican Indianapolis Senator Jim Merritt's bill would allow Indiana judges to...
   

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