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South Shore Air Show Officials Seeking Vendors

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The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, along with Fair Oaks Farms, announced on Friday they are seeking vendors for the 2014 South Shore Air Show. Vendors who have previously served in other events, as well as new vendors, are...
 

Notre Dame to Play 3 Games in March at US Steel Yard

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The Fighting Irish will be playing a couple of baseball games this month at the home of the Railcats. The University of Notre Dame reports they will host three matinee games at the U.S. Steel yard verses Athletic Coast Conference...
 

Gay Couples Sue, Want Marriages from Other States Recognized

Some same-sex couples in southern Indiana are suing the state seeking to overturn the law that voids gay marriage, even if another state recognizes them. The Times reports four couples filed the lawsuit on Friday in federal court and are...
 

Two Suspects Arrested for Burglary of Dyer Home

Dyer PD
Police in Dyer report two suspects were taken into custody on Thursday after a brief pursuit following a home burglary. Dyer Police say a resident alerted them to suspicious activity at a neighbor's home in the one-hundred block of Chateau...
 

Witnesses Sought in Starke County Crash on 12/10/13

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Authorities are seeking the public's help to identify potential witnesses from a crash that occurred in Starke County in the early morning hours of December 10 th , 2013. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports an Oldsmobile Alero was left...
 

Valpo Ethics Commission Appoints Two New Members

Valparaiso’s Ethics Commission has two new members. The Reverend Mike Porter was appointed by Porter Regional Hospital, where he serves as Chaplain and Director of Pastoral Services. He was ordained in the Lutheran Church. Porter replaces Jim Spanopoulos on the...
 

Scam Reported Using Fake Text from DeMotte State Bank

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Authorities are warning of a reoccurring text messaging scam purported to be from DeMotte State Bank. LaPorte Police say victims receive the text with the message, “your attention is needed please call customer help desk now” at the number provided....
 

Coats Requests Explanation for False WX Warnings in NWI

Senator Dan Coats
Indiana US Senator Dan Coats today announced he sent a letter to the administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association requesting an explanation for why some northwest Indiana residents received alerts on Tuesday about a tornado warning even though...
 

LaPorte PD's Wanted Person of the Week in Custody

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A 26 year old woman listed as this week's “Wanted Person of the Week” by the LaPorte Police Department is now in custody. LaPorte Police report Connie Werner-Coon, who was wanted on a...
 

Michigan City PD Adds Two More to Most Wanted List

Carol Leslie
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ABOVE: Carol Leslie. MIDDLE: Eric Levine.
BELOW: Rachel Jamieson.)
Michigan City Police today announced two more names can be taken off their most wanted list. Police report Eric Levine, who was wanted on an...
 

City of Gary Welcomes New Commerce Director

Deadra Green Campbell
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The City of Gary today announced the appointment of a new Commerce Director. Gary's Director of Communications, Chelsea Whittington, says Deardra Green-Campbell, a Gary native, starts her new position on Monday and will...
   

Federal Assistance Requested for Early January Storm

Gov Mike Pence
Indiana Governor Mike Pence today announced he has requested federal grants for government and certain non-profit organizations in 49 counties due to the severe winter storm in early January. Governor Pence says, "the grants they are applying for would go...

   

Suspect in LaPorte Walmart Brawl Arrested

LaPorte PD
A man accused of battering two women near the entrance of the LaPorte Walmart Tuesday evening has been arrested. LaPorte Police report Robert “Lynn” Tindle is charged with two-counts of battery causing bodily injury and disorderly conduct. Police report the...

   

Hobart Expands Search for New Fire Chief

In Hobart, the city has expanded its search for a new fire chief to outside the department. Currently Hobart operates three fire stations and has a sworn staff of 45 full-time firefighters. Applicants are asked to submit their cover letter...
   

Time to Spring Ahead, Check Smoke Detectors

The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office is urging Hoosiers to change their batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks to Daylight Saving Time this Sunday. Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 9, at...
   

Coats Staff Mobile Office Hours in Hammond

Indiana US Senator Dan Coats has announced a member of his staff will hold mobile office hours in Lake County today (Friday March 7).  Coats says a member of his staff will visit Hammond 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon CT...
   

Renovations Planned for Historic Bank Building

A two-and-a-half-million dollar renovation is planned for an iconic ten-story building in downtown Gary. Gateway Partners out of Hobart has purchased the Gary State Bank Building at 5th and Broadway with hopes of making it home to a bank again....
   

Train Blocks Traffic in Munster Thursday

Munster Police report a train on the tracks in the area of White Oak and 45 th blocked traffic at that intersection for several hours Thursday. Police say the area was blocked from about 2-o'clock in the afternoon through late...
   

Lab Tests Say Richmond Skittles Safe

State health officials say it's been determined there were no unusual chemical substances in packages of Original Skittles sold at a Richmond, Indiana, Marathon Food Mart. The Indiana State Department of Health says field testing pointed to possible contamination, but...
   

Gary Transit Approves Hammond Bus Route

In Gary, transit officials have approved a new bus route in Hammond. The Gary Public Transportation Corporation unanimously approved the expansion of service into their neighboring city, naming the new Hammond route “Lakeshore South.” Scheduled to begin May 5th, it...
   

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