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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...
   

Gary Launches Operation Pothole

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Potholes have taken over region roads but now Gary is launching a campaign to help residents stay on top.

According to the city's weekly e-newsletter, last week alone, General Services has filled more than 25-hundred potholes.  To stay current on...
   

Two More of Michigan City's Most Wanted Arrested

Strike two more fugitives' names from the Michigan City Police Department's "Most Wanted List." The Department's Fugitive Apprehension Street Team--or FAST--announced on Thursday the 317th and 318th arrest made since the list was created ten years ago.
Reports say on...
   

Attempt to Boost Indiana's Minimum Wage Turned Down


On a 33 to 15 vote Thursday, the Republican House rejected a Senate Democratic bid to boost Indiana's minimum wage by requiring matching cuts to Indiana's corporate income tax rate.
According to the Times, Republican State Senator Mark Stoops of...
   

Deer Harvest down in 2013 but still a Top 10 Season

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Hunters harvested fewer deer in the 2013 season than in each of the previous five seasons. That might be sobering news to some deer hunters, but it wasn’t unexpected.
“Going into the year, I knew it was going to be...
   

MC Police Stepping Up Patrols for Operation Blitz

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Police in Michigan City will be stepping up patrols over the next three weeks as the police department will be participating in Operation Pullover Blitz.
According to a press release, the program puts more officers on the streets who will...
   

Crash takes the Life of Dyer Woman near Crete, Il

Police continue to investigate a two vehicle crash that killed a Dyer Woman in the Crete area early Thursday morning.
Published reports say about 5:40 a.m., 29 year-old Sarah Sanaghan was westbound on Burville Road and had stopped at the...
   

Authorities Continue to Investigate Woman's Death

Authorities continue to try to determine the circumstances surrounding the death of an unidentified woman, who appears to have been middle-aged, found in a reportedly vacant home in the Midtown section of the city Wednesday morning. The Lake County Coroners...
   

Crown Point Police to Host 'Coffee with a Cop'

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The Crown Point Police Department will be hosting “Coffee with a Cop” from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m at the Crown Point Civic Center, located at 101 South East St on March 18, 2014. “This will be a great opportunity for...
   

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