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New Findings by CDC Points to Higher Incidence of Autism

New findings released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention point to a higher incidence of autism. ABC News reports the figures are likely to raise as many questions as they answer.
The CDC says that one in 68...
 

Gary Man Captured After Raid

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A 33 year old Gary Man is in custody after leading police on a pursuit and crashing his vehicle. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports officers executed a search warrant today in...
 

Griffith Police Investigating Shooting

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Police in Griffith are investigating a shooting. Police report at approximately 2:30 this morning, officers were notified that a gunshot victim was being transported in a vehicle within the town limits. Officers located the vehicle, and identified the victim, who...
 

BP Estimates 15 to 39 Barrels of Oil Recovered from Lake

BP has updated their previous estimate of recovered oil following Monday's discharge into Lake Michigan. The company this afternoon announced a preliminary estimate of between 15-to-39 barrels of oil recovered, which includes oil collected by vacuum trucks and absorbent booms,...
 

Charbonneau Pleased with Commitment to Road Projects

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STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2014) – “I am pleased the Indiana General Assembly worked together to further develop a transportation plan allowing up to $400 million in previously set-aside funds to be used to improve our state’s highway infrastructure.”
“The financial...
 

Pence Signs Road Funding Bill Into Law in Valpo

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Indianapolis—Today in Valparaiso, Governor Mike Pence signed into law a road funding bill that will invest up to another $400 million dollars for next generation highway expansion. The funds will be put to use on projects immediately, creating new jobs...
 

Rollover Off I-65 After Police Pursuit

Details are not yet available on a pursuit that ended when a vehicle rolled over in a grassy area off of southbound I-65 near 61 st Avenue this morning. Lake County Sheriffs Police say information would be released later today....
 

Governor Signs South Shore Bill

Indiana Governor Mike Pence today announced he has put his signature to legislation bringing the Region closer to expanding the South Shore line to the south. Senate Enrolled Act 367 closes a Lake County tax loophole, in turn making four-million...
 

Man Run Over by Car, Killed

In Gary Wednesday night, police say a 69-year-old man was run over by a rental car he thought he had put into park, but it was actually in reverse. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corporal Gabrielle King says at about...
 

Bill Signing Ceremony in Valparaiso

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is signing two high-profile bills today, and one of those signing ceremonies is in the Region. The first was at DayStar Childcare Ministry in Indy this morning for House Enrolled Act 10-04, which provides the first-ever...
 

Rollover Accident on I-65 near 61st Ave

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840 am CDT -- Rollover accident along southbound I-65 near 61st Avenue.  Numerous police on the scene....
   

Two Dead in Crash

Gary Police say two people are dead after a fiery crash on 5th Avenue/ US 12-20 at Calhoun Street early this morning. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corporal Gabrielle King says officers were dispatched at approximately 5am, and upon their...
   

Fatal Crash in Gary

Police and fire are at the scene of what is reportedly in fatal crash in Gary this morning.  The crash in at 5th Avenue and Calhoun.  No other details are available at this hour....
   

Man Dead After Crash in Stolen Car

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A Gary man is dead after police say the stolen car he was driving crashed and burst into flames shortly after 11:30 Wednesday morning. Indiana State Police say the man, identified as 26-year-old Nicholas Moore, was pronounced dead at an...

   

Illinois Homeowners Getting Illiana Letters

Appraisals are apparently about to begin for land in the possible right-of-way for the proposed Illiana Expressway. Today's Times reports home and landowners on the Illinois side of what would be an east-west tollway have started to get letters from...
   

Brickie Bowl Redo Gets a Boost

In Hobart, the city is getting a 50-thousand dollar state grant that officials plan to put toward remaking iconic Brickie Bowl.  In August, Hobart adopted an agreement that put ownership of the historic high school football venue in the hands...
   

Hammond PD to Start 2 Enforcement Campaigns in April

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Next month Hammond Police will be conducting a couple of enforcements they would like to make residents aware of. Lt. Patrick Vicari told the Region News Team officers will resume the pedestrian enforcement grant during the month of April targeting...
   

CP Looks to Honor an Outstanding Community Member

The City of Crown Point is looking to honor an outstanding member of the community and one who inspires others to greatness in any field. Crown Point Special Events Administrator Diana Bosse told the Region News Team that last May,...
   

BP: Vast Majority of Oil on Lake and Shoreline Recovered

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BP reports this evening that crews have recovered a vast majority of oil that had been visible on the surface of a cove-like area of Lake Michigan and on the shoreline between the...
   

Second Nissan Recall Due to Airbag Problem

Nissan is recalling a million cars, SUVs and vans - for a second time - because of an airbag problem. ABC News reports the problem is with the front passenger airbag - which Nissan says - may not inflate in...
   

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