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The Challenging Winter Officially Ends Thursday

Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer
Tomorrow, March 20 th is the first day of Spring and many Region residents will be more than happy to see winter end. For many communities in northwest Indiana, it was a challenging winter, especially for Michigan City, who not...
 

Decrease in Year Over Year Home Sales in NW Indiana

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Single family home sales in northwest Indiana fell in February compared to numbers from a year ago. The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors reports 493 homes were sold in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper counties in February 2014,...
 

Fraudulent Checks Presented at LaPorte Federal Credit Union

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In LaPorte, police are investigating fraudulent checks being presented at LaPorte Community Federal Credit Union. Police report a credit union official told them they received a check in the mail from a casino in May of 2013, which was made...
 

Weekend College Baseball at US Steel Yard Relocated

College baseball games scheduled to take place this weekend at the US Steel Yard in Gary have been relocated due to the impact of winter weather on the south shore. Officials with the South Shore Railcats announced today Notre Dame...

 

Illinois Governor's Race: Quinn Vs. Rauner

The Illinois governor's race is set. ABC News reports the incumbent Democrat will take on a Republican outsider.
There's been a Democrat in the Illinois governor's mansion since 2002. But Governor Pat Quinn is extremely vulnerable as he heads into...
 

Crash on I-80/94 Backing-up Westbound Lanes

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Traffic tipsters to the Region News Team Traffic Center are reporting that all lanes westbound Interstate 80/94 are backing up to the Lake Station interchange.  INDOT says the back-up is due to a crash near Grand Blvd. that has two...

 

Temporary Job Opportunities Available in Michigan City

A number of temporary positions are available in Michigan City for interested applicants in the Parks and Recreation Department, Cemetery, Vector Control and Port Authority. City Personnel Director Shelley Dunleavy told the Region News Team related experience and education is...
 

Naked Toddler on Roof of Home in LaPorte

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Unsanitary living conditions and structure hazards caused police in LaPorte on Tuesday to forward a report to Child Protective Services and City Code Enforcement after officers investigated a naked toddler on the roof of a home. LaPorte Police report officers...
 

New Consulting Firm for Porter County

Porter County Commissioners this week agreed to a new consulting firm after the previous firm terminated its agreement with the county. The Times reports Malcon Malinowski Consulting Inc. terminated the agreement because the county auditor and his office allegedly failed...
 

Porter County Agrees to Sign Ethics Action Pledge

Porter County is now the newest member of the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission. Commissioners on Tuesday agreed to sign an ethics action pledge and now join ten Lake County cities – Crown Point, Dyer, East Chicago, Gary, Highland, Hobart, Lowell, Munster,...

 

Older Woman Have Higher Risk of Alzheimer's

A new study out today suggests women in their sixties are twice as likely to get Alzheimer's disease than men....and it's an even bigger risk for women than breast cancer at those ages. ABC News reports the Alzheimer's Association released...
   

IU Campuses Ready for 'Operation Stormy Weather'

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University’s Office of Emergency Management and Continuity will coordinate two university-wide tornado drills Thursday, March 20, for “Operation Stormy Weather,” as part of the state of Indiana's Severe Weather Awareness Week March 16 to 22.
Each...
   

Local Non-profit Looking For A New Home

The Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry in Portage is in the business of helping families in need with their pets, but now they are looking for help. Founder/Executive Director Michelle Duca says they have less than 30 days to find a...
   

Debate Continues Over Dollars for Rail Extension

A handful of Lake County communities - Hobart, Highland, Whiting and Munster, as well as the county itself - have pledged funds toward extending the South Shore eight-miles to the south, but some Region towns aren't ready to make that...
   

IUN Hosting Lake Co Sheriff Candidates Forum

Indiana University Northwest is hosting a candidates forum in the race for Lake County Sheriff, Tuesday, April 8, 5:30 pm-7 pm, in the Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium at the Savannah Center on the Gary campus. Doors open at 5 pm....
   

Be Ready with Three Days of Emergency Supplies

From the Indiana Department of Homeland Security: According to a 2013 survey of Hoosiers, 51 percent of respondents believe emergency personnel would be able to arrive at their residence within six hours of a widespread disaster. However, in a disaster,...
   

Sen Coats in NWI, Discusses 'Sound Regulation Act'

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Indiana Republican US Senator Dan Coats says he wants to reduce red tape and eliminate unnecessary federal rules for Hoosier businesses.  Coats held a roundtable this morning with the Northwest Indiana Forum on his recently-introduced Sound Regulation Act,   which...
   

Planners Get Update on Cline Avenue Bridge

Construction is expected to begin this year on a new Cline Avenue bridge in East Chicago. The new structure will be a toll bridge, replacing the former Cline Avenue extension that was closed in December 2009 over safety concerns. The...
   

US 30 Delays, Signal Issues

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A traffic advisory for motorists traveling through the Merrillville and Crown Point area this morning... Traffic signal US 30 at Taft has been dark. Expect delays.  Authorities say treat intersections where traffic lights are out as 4-way stop....
   

Coroners Report Shows Heroin Problem 'Escalating'

Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris says his end of year report for 2013 shows the county's heroin problem "has continued to escalate at an alarming rate."  Other data from the coroner's report show the number of suicides decreased from 36...
   

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