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Indiana to Adopt Its Own Academic Standards

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today signed into law Senate Enrolled Act 91, which requires Indiana to adopt its own academic standards in place national education standards, used by 45 states, known as Common Core. Governor Pence says, “By signing this...
 

Several Residential and Business Burglaries in Jasper Co

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Authorities in Jasper County are investigating several residential and business burglaries in the last week. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office reports officers responded to a burglary call this morning of a county store on State Road 49, south of Wheatfield,...
 

Wanted Fugitive Added to MC PD's Top Ten Most Wanted

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A 26 year old man listed as this week's “Fugitive of the Week” by the US Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force, has been added today to the Michigan City Police Department's Ten...
 

Three Adults Arrested after Meth Lab Bust in DeMotte

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Three adults were taken into custody on Friday after a warrant was executed at a DeMotte residence regarding an investigation into an ongoing methamphetamine lab in operation. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office reports during search of the residence, in the...

 

Lake Co Sheriff Announces Cargo Heist Arrests

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[Lake County Sheriff John Buncich]
The Lake County Sheriffs Office reports over two-point-eight-million dollars in stolen vehicles and merchandise stolen from train cars have been recovered after an eight-month undercover investigation. Officials from CSX Railroad, the Specialized Crimes Unit and...
 

Malaysia PM: Missing Flight Ended in Indian Ocean

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Relatives of those on board missing Malaysia Flight MH370 have been told that according to new satellite data from INMARSAT, the plane went down in the Indian Ocean and that there was no chance for survivors.  The announcement was made...
 

Highway Lighting Wire Theft Still a Problem

Copper thieves are to blame for some lights out along the Borman Expressway, according to an official with the Indiana Department of Transportation. At a recent NIRPC meeting, Portage Mayor James Snyder asked why some lights were dark along the...
 

Sen Coats Tweets a Top 10 After Russia Ban

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Indiana US Senator Dan Coats continued his tongue-in-cheek response to being banned from Russia in the volley of sanctions between the US and Russia last week.  "In the spirit of Hoosier native @Letterman, here are the top 10 things I...
 

Signals Being Removed from Part of Broadway

Through a partnership with the city of Gary, the Indiana Department of Transportation is removing traffic signals from six intersections on Broadway -- at 16th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd and 24th Avenues, a stretch of lights just north of where...
 

Feedback Sought on SShore Ext and Triangle Svc

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There was a public meeting at Munster Town Hall over the weekend, and three others are scheduled, all in LaPorte County and all this Wednesday (March 26 th ), on two high-profile transit-related topics in the Region. Northwestern Indiana Regional...
 

Duneland Chamber Names New President

The Duneland Chamber of Commerce has named their new President. Maura Durham, current Membership Marketing Coordinator for the organization, will step into the Chamber's leadership role at the end of this month, according to an announcement from the Duneland Chamber....
   

Over 30 Hurt in CTA Derailment

In Chicago early this morning, a CTA Blue Line train derailed, injuring over thirty people. It happened around 3 am.  The injuries did not appear to be life-threatening according to the latest reports.  Officials say the train jumped a bumping...
   

Gary Police Officer Injured in Crash

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Authorities say a Gary Police officer was injured when a pick-up pulling a small trailer lost control and hit the officer’s squad car. Indiana State Police say a preliminary investigation revealed that just before 8:30 Sunday morning a  motorist who...
   

Work on New Roundabout May Begin Spring 2015

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In Crown Point, it looks like work is about a year away to begin constructing a roundabout that would replace an L-shaped intersection on the north side of the Lake County Government Complex, west of Main Street. A new trailhead...
   

Vigil Held for Slain Lansing Child

In Lansing, a candlelight vigil was held Sunday night to remember a two-year-old girl pronounced dead inside a home in the 179-hundred block of Wildwood Avenue last week. The Cook County Medical Examiners office ruled the death a homicide saying...
   

Sen Donnelly on Bipartisan Delegation Overseas

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Indiana Democratic US Senator Joe Donnelly, who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, is on a bipartisan mission in Afghanistan as part of a congressional delegation that also includes stops in Ukraine and Israel. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and...
   

Schererville to Discuss Rail Extension Request

  In Schererville, the Town Council has announced a special meeting scheduled for 5 pm this Wednesday, March 26th, to discuss a request to set aside funds for the proposed South Shore rail expansion. Congressman Pete Visclosky has been asking...
   

Tri-Creek School Projects Moving Ahead

Building projects for Lowell-area schools are progressing.  The Tri-Creek School Board has announced plans to build a three-classroom addition onto Lake Prairie Elementary School and a new transportation center for the south Lake County district. The current facility at Lowell...
   

Lake County Native Star of Dr Oakley: Yukon Vet

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A veterinarian and native of Lake County is the star of a new reality series on the National Geographic Channel. Dr. Michelle Oakley, a 1987 graduate of Munster High School, earned her undergraduate degree in zoology at the University of...
   

MI Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down, 1st License Issued

A federal judge in Michigan has declared the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Michigan residents voted to ban same-sex marriage 10 years ago. The ruling follows a two-week trial that primarily focused on how same-sex parenting affected children. After the...
   

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