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North Township Battle for Blood is Thursday

This Thursday, from 8am-to-7:30pm, the American Red Cross is hoping you will help your town win the blood battle! The annual “North Township Battle for Blood” is between East Chicago, Hammond, Highland, Munster and Whiting, and Highland is looking to...
 

Visclosky Applauds ITC Anti-Dumping Decision

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The US International Trade Commission today made affirmative determinations in its final phase anti-dumping duty investigations concerning welded stainless pressure pipe from Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. As a result, the US Department of Commerce will issue anti-dumping duty orders on...
 

US 421 Closure, South of Westville, for Rail Crossing Repair

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INDOT today announced that starting tomorrow US 421, between Route 6 and US 30, just south of County Road 800 South, will be closed for one week as crews will be repairing a railroad crossing in the area.
Southbound traffic...
 

Porter Regional, Assessor Agree to Assessed Value

An agreement has been reached between Porter Regional Hospital and the Porter County Assessor's Office that will provide for nine-point-seven million dollars in tax revenues for Porter County, Liberty Township residents and Duneland Schools over the next ten-years. Both parties...
 

Man in Critical Condition After Bar Shooting in LaPorte

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Police are looking for a person of interest after a shooting took place early this morning inside a LaPorte bar that has left one man in critical condition at an area hospital. LaPorte Police report officers were dispatched at 2:19am...
 

St. Mary Donates AED to Hobart Little League

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(Photo Courtesy of St. Mary Medical Center. (back row): Robert Boby,
RN, manager, EMS Services at St. Mary Medical Center; Judy Zormier;
Rick Zormier, president, Hobart Little League; Shawn Click, All-Star Manager;
Janice Ryba, CEO, St. Mary Medical Center.)
St....
 

Tornado Damages Homes Near Indianapolis

A tornado touched down today in Hendricks County, Indiana, near Indianapolis. ABC News reports crews are going door-to-door as part of  search and rescue efforts.  At least three homes were said to have been damaged....
 

ISP Master Trooper Eggers Retiring After 26 Years

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(Photo Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post)
An Indiana State Police Master Trooper has decide to retire after 26 years. Indiana State Police Lowell Post today announced Master Trooper Dave Eggers is retiring to take a position as Transportation...
 

Regional Silver Alert Issued for Missing Greenfield Man

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Indiana State Police have issued a Regional Silver Alert for a 56 year old Greenfield man who was last seen on Monday and who is believed to be in danger and may require medical attention. Jody...
 

Kouts Enforcing Curfew After Increase in Property Damage

In Kouts, due to the recent increase in property damage and vandalism occurring to private property as well as town property, the town is aggressively enforcing their curfew ordinance. Kouts Police Chief James Smith told the Region News Team they've...
 

Beverly Shores Named 7th Intl Dark Sky Community

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A town in northwest Indiana has been named the world's seventh International Dark Sky Community. Sitting along the Lake Michigan shoreline with Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore all around, Beverly Shores first adopted regulations on outdoor lighting back in 1983. Tucson,...
   

Thousand Cankers Tree Disease Detected in Indiana

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources say a fungus that causes Thousand Cankers Disease in walnut trees has been detected for the first time in Indiana. The discovery of the fungus, Geosmithia morbida, on small weevils, Stenomimus pallidus, that...
   

Fallen Officer Blood Drive at PC Expo Center June 24

This is the eighth year the American Red Cross is hosting blood drives across the Region and the state to honor fallen officers and raise awareness of the need for blood. Today (Tuesday June 24) Region residents will be giving...
   

County to Hold Hearing on Hospital Tax Abatement

There's a meeting today (Tue Jun 24 th ) that has to do with the question of whether or not Porter Regional Hospital is in compliance with the requirements for a decade's worth of tax breaks. Early this month, the...
   

Purdue's Daniels to Testify on Space Report

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Purdue University President Mitch Daniels is scheduled to speak before a U.S. House committee about human space flight. The former Governor of Indiana leads a university with a long tradition in the space program. Twenty-three Purdue graduates have become astronauts,...
   

Man Killed in Hammond Motorcycle Accident

The Lake County Coroners office says a 24-year-old man died after a motorcycle accident in the 52-hundred block of Columbia Avenue in Hammond. Officials say Rogelio Guerrero of Hammond suffered blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead shortly after 3...
   

Water at High School Shut Off Over Unpaid Bills

Students at Gary Roosevelt were sent home Monday after water was shut off at the high school over long-term unpaid water bills, but there's a dispute over who's responsible for paying them. The high school has been operated by a...
   

Lowell Considers East-West Thru-Street Options

State Road 2, or Commercial Avenue, is Lowell's main east-west route, and town planners want to give motorists more thru-street options to improve the flow of traffic across their community. The Times today reports the town council Monday night approved...
   

Flooding in Parts of Northwest Indiana

A Flood Warning remains effect until 11 am CDT this morning (Tue 6/24) for southern Newton, southern Jasper, and northern Benton County in northwest Indiana, and southeastern Iroquois County in Illinois. Overnight law enforcement officials were reporting several roads remain...
   

Griffith PD, Mansards Apts Partner for Fundraiser Saturday

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The Griffith Police Department and the Mansards Apartments are partnering for a fundraiser this weekend. Police Chief Greg Mance told the Region News Team the police department and the Mansards Apartments have had a growing relationship over the past year-and-a-half...
   

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