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June 14th is Flag Day

Today, June 14th, is Flag Day, a national observance to commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States in 1777. To read more about the day's origns, click here: ...
 

Cedar Lake Man Dies After Motorcycle Accident

The Lake County Coroners office reports that a 34-year-old Cedar Lake man has died from blunt force trauma suffered in a motorcycle accident. Officials say the accident occurred in the 100 block of Wicker Avenue, or US 41, in Cedar...
 

Leaders Gather to Chart Airport's Future

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Community leaders and representatives from the Region business community gathered at IU Northwest Friday to chart a course for future development in and around Gary/Chicago International Airport. The intensive planning forum, or charrette, was hosted by the city of Gary,...
 

Farmers Market Moves to Make Room for Corn Roast

Crown Point Mayor Uran’s Office of Special Events is announcing that this Saturday only, June 14th, The Farmer’s Market will be taking place in the parking lot of The Super Bowl Bowling Alley located at 218 S East St from...
 

Man Dies After Munster Fire

Officials say a Munster man who suffered serious burns in a house fire in the eight-thousand block of Kooy Drive in March has died. Authorities say 31-year-old Daniel Witting was taken to a local hospital then airlifted to a Chicago...
 

Warrant Sweep Across Michigan City, La Porte Co

A warrant sweep in Michigan City Friday, and twenty-three individuals were taken into custody or located in custody on outstanding warrants. Several local, state and federal law enforcement agencies set out to serve various active warrants throughout Michigan City and...
 

Ramp Closures for Cline Paving

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Saturday June 14: In Lake County, the ramp from southbound Cline Avenue to 169th Street in Hammond, and the ramp from 169th to southbound Cline Avenue, will be closed for a portion of the day today for paving....
 

Civil Suit Filed in 'Sexting' Case

A former Portage middle school teacher convicted in what's been referred to as a 'sexting' case is now facing a civil lawsuit. The Times today reports the suit has been filed on behalf of a 16-year-old girl, one of the...
 

Paving Work near Merrillville HS on Saturday

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Walsh and Kelly Paving Contractors report that they will be doing road work on Saturday, June 14, 2014 near Merrillville High School.  A company spokesman says they will paving about four blocks along Delaware Street between 68th Street and 73rd...
 

Premier Girls Fastpitch Tournament in Crown Point

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Crown Point may seem more like "Crowd" Point this weekend as festival goers will be joined by fastpitch fans who will be cheering on their teams at the Premier Girls Fastpicth National Qualifier Tournament at the Sportplex through Monday, June...
 

Popular Job/Career Seeker Prgm at Purdue Calumet

Region job seekers who may have difficulty marketing their skills are invited to attend the 27th annual "Working Smarter to be Job Marketable," program hosted by Purdue University Calumet in Hammond.  The 27th annual Working Smarter to be Job Marketable...
   

Steel Caucus Wants a Halt to Korean Steel Dumping

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First District Congressman and Vice Chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus Pete Visclosky joined Chairman Tim Murphy and over 150 other lawmakers to urge the U.S. Department of Commerce to stop Korean steel dumping. 
Detailed in a letter sent today...
   

La Porte Cruise Night 2014 Road Closures on Saturday

A La Porte tradition will be rolling into the city on Saturday, June 14, 2014--La Porte's Annual Cruise Night!  According to event organizers, vehicles made in 1990 or before will be parading along Lincolnway from 5pm - 8pm.   While the...
   

Shuffleboard Tournament to Celebrate Senior Citizens

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Senior citizens across the Region are being encouraged to stay active by participating in a shuffleboard tournament that celebrates seniors to be hosted at Healthlinc Valparaiso clinic on June 25. According to Healthlinc, HealthLinc staff will be on hand to...
   

GM Announces Recall of Half Million Chevy Camaros

General Motors is announcing another recall that has to do with ignition switches - but it's not exactly the same problem that's been in the news. ABC News reports this time General Motors is recalling more than half a million...
   

Man Found Guilty of Assisting in Dunes Inn Hotel Robbery

A Michigan City man was found guilty on Thursday of assisting in the robbery of the Dunes Inn Hotel back in February. The LaPorte County Prosecutor's Office reports the trial of Demarcus Sharp began on Monday and lasted until Thursday...
   

Chicago Man Charged with Counterfeiting/Drug Possession

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Police in LaPorte are crediting the alertness of a store clerk to suspicious activity that led to the arrest of a Chicago man on Thursday for counterfeiting and drug possession. LaPorte Police report...
   

New Survey Finds New Unhealthy Teen Habits

In many ways, today's teenagers seem to be healthier than they've been in decades, but in the latest survey of risky behavior, from the Centers for Disease Control, suggests parents have new concerns. ABC News reports teens are not drinking...
   

Health Officials Warning of New Mosquito Virus Outbreak

Health officials are warning about a new mosquito virus outbreak imported from travelers to the Caribbean called "Chikengunya". Symptoms like fever, headache, muscle pain, rash and pain in hands and feet begin 3 to 7 days after the bite and...
   

AUDIO: ABATE Porter County Ultimate Bike Show

ABATE Region 2 Porter County will be holding their 24th annual Ultimate Bike Show tomorrow at Sunset Hill Park to benefit the Porter County Special Olympics. To hear Mike Summer's interview, click News Audio On Demand at...
   

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