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Pet Food Recall Expanded

Pet Food Recall Expanded
[One of the brand names included in the recall]
The Food and Drug Administration says Natura Pet Products is voluntarily expanding its March 29, 2013 recall of dry pet foods because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The expanded recall now includes all dry pet food products and treats with expiration dates prior to and including March 24, 2014. The recall includes these brand names: California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Innova, Karma.  Here's a link for details:  http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm348786.htm
The FDA says salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
Sampling conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of Salmonella in additional dry pet food and a cat pet treat. In an abundance of caution, Natura is also recalling product made in the surrounding timeframe. This action affects dry pet foods and treats only; no canned wet food or biscuits are affected by this announcement.
The affected products are sold through veterinary clinics and select pet specialty retailers nationwide and in Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and Costa Rica, as well as online.
Consumers who have purchased these pet foods should discard them. For additional information, consumers may visit www.naturapet.com. For a product replacement or refund call Natura toll-free at 800-224-6123. (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM CST).
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Runaway Horse Stops Borman

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Geraldo and Trooper Eric Rot
A runaway horse stopped traffic on the Borman in Lake Station Tuesday afternoon, and Indiana State Police troopers say if it hadn't been for the kindness of the many people who stopped to help, the outcome could have been much worse for “Geraldo”.
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Geraldo, Trooper Eric Rot and Trooper Khari Walton
At approximately 4:35 p.m., the Indiana State Police received a report of a runaway horse running east bound I-80 from Colorado Street.   Troopers Khari Walton, Dan Avitia, Eric Rot and Jerry George converged on the area and found the horse lying down on the inner shoulder just east of Central Avenue. Colleen Lee of Chesterton and David Beckham of Crown Point saw the horse running on I-80 when he fell. Lee and Beckham stopped their vehicles and Lee laid down next to the horse to keep him calm so he wouldn’t dart out in traffic. Beckham stood by with Lee to help control the horse.  Our Steve Zana talked to Lee about the rescue, and you can hear his interview here at our website at News Audio on Demand: http://www.indiana105.com/index.php/news/news-on-demand.html
Trooper Rot, after he arrived, had traffic stopped eastbound so that he could walk the horse across east bound lanes over into the grassy area, behind the barrier wall on the outer shoulder so he wouldn’t be frightened by all the traffic on I-80.
Lake Station and Hobart Police Departments were instrumental in finding the owner of the horse.   Marcelino Chavez, 62 of Hammond, stated that his horse,“Geraldo”, had jumped over the fence where Geraldo is kept at 25th and Colorado and fled up the interstate. Chavez stated that the horse is used in parades.  Traffic was shut down again for Chavez to load Geraldo up into his horse trailer.
Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post say Geraldo suffered minor abrasions.
All lanes of traffic were re-opened at 6:14 p.m.
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Local Student in White House Science Fair

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A Region high schooler – inspired by the potential of natural phenomena to affect human health and well-being after flooding that affected northwest Indiana a few years ago – was chosen to present his research at the 2013 White House Science Fair this past Monday. A White House overview says Nathan Kondamuri, a senior at Munster High School,  sought to find ways of harnessing the power of nature to provide energy efficiently. For three years, he has conducted research on a new solar cell that creates electricity by mimicking photosynthesis, and he showcased the technology at the fair.
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Nathan Kondamuri with actor Kal Penn, Actor, Producer, Host of upcoming Discovery Channel series The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius
“As the son of a first generation immigrant, this opportunity was especially exciting for my family and I. My father and grandfather both attended President Obama’s first inaugural, and I know that my grandfather, who passed two years ago, would have been proud,” Kondamuri said.
Kondamuri was the only Hoosier selected to participate in the 2013 White House Science Fair. “I am particularly happy to represent Indiana because we don’t always get this kind of recognition like they do in some states like New York or California. We also have great teachers and schools here, and a lot can be accomplished right here in Indiana if you’re willing to put in the work,” Kondamuri added.
“I commend Nathan on his outstanding work to improve solar cell technology,” Congressman Pete Visclosky said. “Our country’s future is made brighter by young people like Nathan, who never stop questioning, never stop innovating, and never stop inventing. Northwest Indiana is fortunate to be represented by this young man at the White House Science Fair.”
Kondamuri will attend Stanford University next fall, where he says he plans to study chemical engineering and potentially computer science.
[Photos provided by Congressman Visclosky's office]
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Two Merrillville Schools Recognized by COSEBOC

Chicago – Two Merrillville schools are among just five nationwide to receive the COSEBOC school award, which recognizes and rewards schools that have a proven track record of effective pre K-12 education of male students of color. The Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) announced the awards this week in advance of its annual “Gathering of Leaders” this week in Chicago.
COSEBOC is a national network of schools and highly-respected educators, researchers, policy-makers and advocates focused on sharing and promoting promising approaches and initiatives that improve education at schools with significant populations of young men of color.
“Identifying schools that have developed effective, creative and sustainable approaches and sharing those successes with other educators is the cornerstone of the work we do at COSEBOC,” said Ron Walker, Executive Director, COSEBOC. “The COSEBOC School Awards are proof and evidence of the fact that there are educational environments that work extremely well for boys and young men of color. We will now begin to work with Merrillville High and Salk Elementary to see how its practices can be replicated in other schools across the nation.”
Students and faculty from both schools will be on hand this week at COSEBOC’s 7th annual Gathering of Leaders to present their winning formula for success and achievement to educators who are attending the national meeting in Chicago.
“The Merrillville School Corporation has long maintained a strong belief and commitment to recognize diversity as a strength and positive quality,” said Merrillville Community Schools Superintendent Tony Lux. “Teachers, administrators and support staff provide unrelenting effort to provide all students, regardless of personal challenge, with the support to meet high expectations for academic success through a philosophy of Rigor-Relevance-Relationships. This belief system has become what we mean by ‘The Merrillville Advantage’.”
Superintendent Lux stressed that state test scores among boys of color at both Merrillville High and Salk surpassed the average school of all students across the state who took the state exams. That achievement is among many that met COSEBOC School Award criteria.
Merrillville High School
Over the last 15 years, MHS has experienced a dramatic demographic shift in its student population – from 14 percent student of color and 6 percent receiving free and reduced lunch to 84 percent and 53 percent respectively. As a result of this demographic shift and a racial incident, parents, school leaders, and community members came together for dialogue about diversity. The outcome of this dialogue was a community-wide recognition that Merrillville’s diversity was, in fact, its strength and declared it "The Merrillville Advantage".
Student academic success at MHS has resulted from programs such as a trimester schedule, which allows for more credit opportunities for male students of color over their high school matriculation, a ‘Failure is not an option’ motto, credit and homework recovery initiatives, and mentoring of freshmen by upperclassmen. Merrillville impresses upon students the importance of resiliency and accountability through powerful and pervasive positive messaging. Upon entering Merrillville High School one of the first things that you notice are the posters and signage on the walls, reflecting the climate and culture of the school.
Salk Elementary School
Over the past 15 years, Salk Elementary has experienced a dramatic demographic change and a significant increase in enrollment - resulting in more diverse student needs. Diversity training and dialogue became an increasingly important part of understanding of their new population. This training included the creation of corporation Study Circles.
Salk’s academic success is in part due to its use of innovative Balanced Literacy and Inquiry Math frameworks. Its focus on professional development and a “no excuses” motto ensure also student success. Salk Elementary is designed to teach positive choice making through positive behavior support and interventions. Salk instills its students with an awareness of the importance of community service by being “Bucket Fillers” and through its extensive opportunities for participation in community service projects.
Through extensive research, COSEBOC has determined that the most effective schools combine a culture of high-quality instruction, whole school community engagement and high expectations, with a focus on social and emotional development, helping students develop their personal identities through a connection to their cultural and historical legacies, and instilling in students the responsibility to serve their communities.
Along with the recognition, each COSEBOC School Award recipient will receive a $10,000 grant. The COSEBOC School Awards are supported by the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, Open Society Foundations.
The schools were selected based on a rigorous, three-stage selection process, the COSEBOC School Award’s blue ribbon panel determined that these five schools were successful in engaging and educating male students of color based on traditional measures of success, including test scores, graduation rates and college attendance.
In addition to Merrillville High and Salk Elementary, Best Academy in Minneapolis; Devonshire Elementary School in Charlotte, NC; and Thurgood Marshall Academy in Washington DC also received COSEBOC School Awards.
“These five schools are unrepentant in their belief that students can succeed and soar to great achievement levels. Each is led by a principal who is determined to build great schools. Most importantly, they know that great schools are not an accident," said Walker.
About COSEBOC
The mission of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC) is to connect, inspire, support and strengthen school leaders dedicated to the social, emotional and academic development of boys and young men of color.
COSEBOC is a networked learning community of educators, researchers, policymakers and caring adults that support school leaders with high quality professional development so they can realize this vision of making success an attainable goal for every male student of color. For more information about COSEBOC including: standards and promising practices, membership, and professional development opportunities, visit www.coseboc.org.
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Runaway Horse Closes All EB Lanes I-80/94 @ Central

Shortly around 4:45pm this afternoon Northwest Indiana's traffic hot line began to ring off the hook with reports of a horse laying on it's side off to the left hand shoulder of eastbound I-80/94 in the Lake Station corridor.  The sight caused several motorists to hit their brakes to take in the sight in addition other drivers thought the horse might have been dead since it was on its side.  
All eastbound lanes of 80/94 were closed as animal handlers rounded up the runaway horse, which they succeeded in doing about 40-minutes later.
All lanes eastbound I-80/94 were reopenned at around 5:35 pm with very heavy volume backing up to between Cline Avenue and Burr Street.
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Eastbound I-80/94 backed up at Central Avenue due to earlier runaway horse which has been successfully rounded up and removed.
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Eastbound I-80/94 backed up nearly to Cline Avenue to due to an earlier incident involving a runaway horse near Ripley Street in the Lake Station corridor.
(Photos provided by INDOT traffic cams )
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Tips Lead to Arrest of Crown Point Man for Dealing Drugs

Lake Co. Sherrif
The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports tips from concerned citizens led to a warrant sweep today where two subjects were arrested and detained, one of which for dealing controlled substance. Authorities report they executed a search warrant in the 100 block of South Indiana Street and arrested a 29 year old Crown Point man for dealing a controlled substance, and an 18 year old Crown Point man for visiting a common nuisance. The Sheriff's office says marijuana and cash were confiscated from the residence.
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Cook County Officers Locate Missing 8 Month Old Baby

Cook County Sheriff
Authorities in Cook County announced today they have located an eight-month old boy whose mother fled with him from a Chicago treatment center on April 8th. The Cook County Sheriff's Office says the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, or IDCFS, issued a child protection warrant for the infant on April 18th, after his 41 year old mother, who is on parole for retail theft, failed to show up for an appointment. The child was found Monday, the same day the Sheriff's Office received the warrant, in west suburban Oak Park, and was returned to IDCFS custody. Since October of 2012, 133 children have been recovered by the Sheriff's Child Protection Unit.
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An Estimated $13,000 in Items Taken in LaPorte Burglary

LaPorte PD
Police say a person or persons broke into a LaPorte home through an unsecured door on Monday and took over an estimated 13-thousand dollars worth of items. LaPorte Police say the burglary occurred in the 100 block of Crescent Drive, between 11:30 and 3pm that afternoon. Among the items taken was a large assortment of jewelery, three flat screen televisions, two laptop computers, an X-Box game system, and a Blue-ray player. Anyone with information is asked to contact the LaPorte Police Department. For information on how to submit a tip anonymously, visit http://lpcitypd.com.
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Pence Reiterates Importance of College Degree Attainment

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(Photo Courtesy of WGU Indiana)
INDIANAPOLIS (April 23, 2013) – Earlier today, WGU Indiana presented Gov. Mike Pence with more than 140 pledges from the state’s top business and civic leaders committed to the importance of college degree attainment. Supporting the pledge initiative and presentation, WGU Indiana also announced $100,000 in new Taking Indiana to a Higher Degree Scholarships. This is the largest scholarship offering in WGU Indiana’s history.
“Indiana’s economic and civic leaders have demonstrated their commitment to college completion and shown they are serious when it comes to helping more Hoosiers earn degrees and qualify for high-quality jobs,” said Pence. “WGU Indiana, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the state’s other colleges and universities are clearly focused on helping Hoosiers achieve more through education.”
Responding to the governor’s challenge to close the gap between Indiana’s qualified workforce and available jobs, WGU Indiana began the Taking Indiana to a Higher Degree campaign when Pence was sworn into office three months ago. Through a pledge initiative, WGU Indiana invited community and business leaders to commit to using their leadership platforms to increase awareness of the opportunity to attain a degree.  The university’s goal was to deliver 100 signed pledges by today, Pence’s 100th day in office.
Chancellor Allison Barber and WGU Indiana officials spent the past three months meeting with businesses and civic leaders about the pledge and about how they can support degree attainment as a way of strengthening Indiana’s workforce. Among those who signed the pledge are Jim Morris, Indiana Pacers; Jim Irsay, Indianapolis Colts; Nancy Huber, 5/3 Bank; Carey Lykins, Citizens Energy Group; Sarah Fisher, Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing; Cindy Hubert, Gleaners; Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann; and Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer. Pence signed the pledge today, and in response to its strong support, the pledge is now posted to WGU Indiana’s website for other Indiana community and business leaders to sign.
In WGU Indiana’s new Taking Indiana to a Higher Degree Scholarships, 50 scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 each ($500 per term for four terms). To be eligible, applicants must have some college credit, apply as new students to WGU and pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree. The deadline to apply for a Taking Indiana to a Higher Degree Scholarship is July 1.
“As I presented this idea to decision-makers around the state, I was consistently met with enthusiasm and support,” Barber said. “The discussion about workforce development has been growing louder throughout the state, and the opportunity for degree attainment to strengthen our workforce and improve our economy is very real. In Indiana, there are 740,000 adults who have some college experience but no degree. This pledge is a way for the state’s business and civic leaders to work directly with us in higher education and address the skills gap that exists in our workforce. Those who signed the pledge—and those who will sign it in the future—are committing to encourage their employees or constituents to go further through education.”
To learn more about all of WGU Indiana’s degree programs, visit indiana.wgu.edu. For more on the Taking Indiana to a Higher Degree Scholarships, visit indiana.wgu.edu/higherdegreescholarship.
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Natura Pet Cat and Dog Treat Recall

CHICAGO – Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are urging people to stop using and return or discard certain Natura Pet Products food and treats after the company issued a recall due to potential salmonella contamination Friday.
According to a press release issued by Natura Pet Products, the company is expanding its original recall after sampling conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of salmonella in additional dry pet food and a cat pet treat.
The brands affected are California Natural, Evo, Healthwise, Innova and Karma with expiration dates prior to and including March 24, 2014(See table below for additional details).
The affected products are sold through veterinary clinics and select pet specialty retailers nationwide and in Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and Costa Rica, as well as online, the release said.
People who have the potentially contaminated product should discard it immediately and stop handling it as it poses a risk to humans as well.
Salmonellacan affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Common symptoms of salmonella in pets include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, lethargy, fever and abdominal discomfort.
“Any time you notice your pet is not acting right, you should take him or her to your family veterinarian as soon as possible,” said Dr. Neil Shaw, chief medical officer of BluePearl. “If it is an after-hours emergency, we would be glad to help at any one of our locations.”
The affected products are:
Brand
Size
Description
UPC
Lot Codes(s)
EXPIRATION DATE
California Natural
All
Sizes
All dry dog and dry cat
food and treat varieties
All
UPCs
All Lot Codes
All expiration dates prior to and
including MARCH 24, 2014
EVO
All
Sizes
All dry dog and dry cat
food and treat varieties
All ferret food varieties
All
UPCs
All Lot Codes
All expiration dates prior to and
including MARCH 24, 2014
Healthwise
All
Sizes
All dry dog and dry cat
food and treat varieties
All
UPCs
All Lot Codes
All expiration dates prior to and
including MARCH 24, 2014
Innova
All
Sizes
All dry dog and dry cat
food and treat varieties
All
UPCs
All Lot Codes
All expiration dates prior to and
including MARCH 24, 2014
Karma
All
Sizes
All dry dog food varieties
All
UPCs
All Lot Codes
All expiration dates prior to and
including MARCH 24, 2014
Natura Pet Products also recommended for consumers to visit www.naturapet.com for additional information. For a product replacement or refund call Natura toll-free at 800-224-6123. (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM CST).
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Cal City Man Shot by Police Was Suspect in Shooting

An investigation continues into the shooting death of 22 year old man in Calumet City on Monday evening. Calumet City Police say officers, fearing for their safety, shot 22 year old Victor Johnson, of Calumet City, after he pulled a handgun while being pursued through a yard in the 400 block of Freeland Avenue, just after 5pm. Police say Johnson matched the description of a suspect who shot a 21 year old Hammond man earlier that afternoon, in the area of Freeland and 154th Place. Johnson was taken to a Hammond hospital where he later died of his injuries, while the Hammond man , who was shot twice, was taken to a hospital in Oak Lawn with non-life threatening injuries.
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Veterans Tuition Bill Moves to Governor's Desk

Senator Jim Banks
STATEHOUSE (April 23, 2013) — Military veterans would have access to more affordable college education under legislation authored by State Sen. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City). A final version of Senate Bill 177 passed both the Senate and House of Representatives today and now moves to the governor’s desk for signature into law.
SB 177 grants in-state tuition eligibility to honorably discharged veterans and active National Guard members who enroll in one of Indiana’s state colleges within a year of settling in Indiana. Currently, veterans serving in a different state or country may not qualify for in-state tuition upon returning home, increasing their college costs by thousands of dollars.
“With this legislation, Indiana has an opportunity to make significant strides in helping veterans earn their college degrees,” Banks said. “A recent Indiana University study showed that 18 percent of Hoosier veterans have at least a bachelor’s degree, which is below the national average of 26 percent. Expanding in-state tuition eligibility could help bridge that gap by easing veterans’ financial burden and improving their access to higher education.”
To be eligible, veterans are required to enroll in a state college or university no later than 12 months after their discharge or separation from the armed forces. They will then have to take steps to establish Indiana residency within 12 months of enrollment.
Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) is the bill’s sponsor in the House of Representatives.
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LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week Allan Best

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(Photo Courtesy of the LaPorte PD)
In LaPorte, police say a 21 year old currently wanted for felony forgery is their “Wanted Person of the Week.” LaPorte Police say Allan Best is described as a white male, five-feet ten-inches tall, weighing 200 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact 9-1-1, the LaPorte Police Department, at 219-362-9446, or LaPorte County Metro Operations, at 219-325-9022, and you can remain anonymous.
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Poll Shows Hoosiers Want Tax Cut

A new Howey Politics Indiana poll released today (Tuesday) shows 72-percent of Hoosiers support an income-tax cut – either Governor Pence's plan for a ten-percent reduction (39-percent support), or the smaller tax cut proposed by Senate Republicans (33-percent support). The poll of six-hundred registered voters April 18-21 also showed 83-percent support the expanded gun background check legislation that was recently defeated in the US Senate. Other key findings included... 16-percent said they felt abortion should be illegal without exceptions, while 45-percent said illegal except for rape, incest and endangering the life of the mother....50-percent said they would support a proposed constitutional amendment stating marriage is between a man and a woman... and 56-percent favor decriminalization of marijuana. Howey Politics Indiana polling is conducted with corporate and academic sponsorships.
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Airport Board Hires Advisers

The board of directors of Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority has hired advisers, including a consulting firm led by former Indianapolis International Airport CEO John Clark, to assist in exploring a public-private partnership for the airport. It comes as construction of a large-scale 167-million-dollar runway extension project nears completion by the end of the year. Also, the board wants the city of Gary to name the new Airport Road overpass after Tuskegee Airman and long-time Gary educator Quentin Smith, who died in January at the age of 94.
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Last Stand for Nine Span

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[Courtesy INDOT]
Eight spans down, one to go... Crews have been taking apart the old Nine-Span Bridge in Lake County for the past few months, and now the final span is being disassembled piece by piece so it can be saved for historic purposes. The bridge, spanning the railyards as it connects Hammond and East Chicago, was built in the mid 1930s. INDOT spokesman Matt Deitchley told us that when it's rebuilt, it'll look very different from the bridge so many Region residents have traveled over, over the years. INDOT officials say it's possible that pieces of the bridge may one day be incorporated into a trail bridge. The INDOT detour directs motorists to use Cline Avenue, the Borman Expressway, and US 20/ Michigan Street to get around the closure, which is expected to last most of the year.  Underneath the 75-year-old nine-span is big new economic development, as an international fertilizer giant from Canada is building a facility in the vicinity.

The website hammondindiana-dot-com says at one point it was reported to be the longest bridge over dry land in the country.
The new bridge is expected to open before the end of the year. Photos of the demolition are courtesy of the Indiana Department of Transportation --
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FBI Confirms Fugitive Arrest

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[Image courtesy of FBI]
The FBI has confirmed that a Lake County native who was among their Ten Most Wanted Fugitives was arrested in Nicaragua, a little more than a year after being placed on the list. Officials say 31-year-old Eric Justin Toth, originally of Hammond, was wanted for alleged possession and production of child pornography. Authorities have been looking for Toth for nearly five years, when he disappeared from the Washington DC area where he had been working as a teacher at an exclusive elementary school. The FBI says the former Washington, D.C., private school teacher had been on the run since 2008, after pornographic images were allegedly found on a school camera that had been in his possession. Authorities say a tip led law enforcement to Nicaragua, where Toth was living under an alias.
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Fatal Calumet City Shooting Police-Involved

Authorities confirm a 22-year-old Calumet City man was shot to death Monday in the 400 block of Freeland Avenue in a police-involved shooting. More information is expected to be released later today. The Lake County Coroners office says Victor Johnson suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died shortly after 6-o'clock Monday night at a Hammond hospital. Calumet City and Illinois State Police are investigating.
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Hearing for Chicagoan with 400 Arrests

A Chicago woman who's been arrested nearly four-hundred times since 1978, including 92 times for theft and an alleged attack on a City Council member, was due before the Illinois Prisoner Review Board today. Over the years, 51-year-old Shermain Miles has also been arrested on disorderly conduct prostitution-related charges, among other things. Miles is at the Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln. If it's determined she violated her parole, she will be behind bars until April 2014.
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Flooding Concerns in Munster

Town officials in Munster are looking into flooding issues in different areas of town. Street flooding was a concern in the 99-hundred block of Tanglewood Court in White Oak Estates after last week's heavy rains, reportedly preventing some people from getting to work. About three miles north, in the eight-thousand block of Kooy Drive, some residents were dealing with flooded backyards and water getting into their basements.
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