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Purdue Study: Don't Do This in the Pool

A Purdue study is recommending "improved hygiene habits" in the pool . Findings recently published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology shows uric acid in urine generates potentially hazardous byproducts when it interacts with chlorine. The paper was authored...
 

ValpoNEXT Community Summit is Tonight

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More than two-hundred people have already signed up to attend the ValpoNEXT Community Summit tonight from 6-to-8 at Valparaiso University's Harre Union. Participants will be asked what they think of major initiatives for the city...
 

Hundreds of Vacant Homes to be Demolished

At least 379 abandoned homes could be torn down across the city of Gary over the next year and a half thanks to six-point-six million dollars recently awarded to the city from the state's Hardest Hit Fund. Some of the...
 

Local Bus Service Returns to Hammond

A new bus route in Hammond started Tuesday. A few months ago, the Gary Public Transportation Corporation approved the expansion of service into their neighboring city. The new Hammond route includes Purdue University Calumet as well as stops in Highland...
 

Vehicle Hits 7 Children, 2 Adults in Miller

In Gary, police say seven children and two adults were struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Hancock and Miller Avenue in Miller arond 4-o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Officials say the 62-year-old driver told police he was northbound on Lake...
 

Gary Shares Plans for Funding to Address Blight

Gary Blight Money meeting
(Photo Courtesy of the City of Gary. Left to right: Richard Leverett, Chief of Staff,
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Joseph Van dyk, Director of Redevelopment and
BrendaScott-Henry, Director of Green Urbanism and Environmental Affairs.)
Gary, IND. – Last week, Lt. Governor...
 

Brookdale Communities in NWI Changing Their Name

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Brookdale communities in northwest Indiana will be changing their name next month. Officials with what is no longer going to be called Sterling House Merrillville say the new name, which will be unveiled during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday,...
 

RSVP for Foster Parents Recruitment Dinner by 5/29

Indiana Department of Child Services
There is a need for more foster parents in Porter County to provide temporary supervision and stability for children. The Porter County office of the Indiana Department of Child Services is holding a special informational meeting for prospective foster parents...
 

Iodine Recommendation for Pregnant Women

A prestigious physician's group is rolling out a new recommendation for younger women, especially those thinking of starting a family. ABC News reports pregnant women should make sure they get enough iodine in their diets, because it plays such a...
 

Pence to Kick Off $71.4 Million Rail Upgrade on Thursday

Gov Mike Pence
A project to improve congestion on a passenger and freight rail line in northwest Indiana is expected to officially kick-off later this week. Indiana Governor Mike Pence is scheduled to join representatives from Amtrak, the Federal Rail Administration and Norfolk...
 

Porter PD Seek Public's Help to Locate Vehicle

Police in Porter say a vehicle struck an unoccupied structure in the one-thousand block of Carlson Corners, around 2:30am Monday, causing over ten-thousand dollars in damage. Porter Police report they are looking for the driver of a blue 2011-to-2014 Toyota...
   

Blessing of the Waters in East Chicago

blessing on the waters in EC
(Photos Courtesy of ECTV)
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In East Chicago, Mayor Anthony Copeland and the East Chicago Port Authority held the annual “Blessing of the Waters Ceremony” on Memorial Day. Mayor Copeland addressed boaters, residents and honored our fallen Armed Services troops. A...
   

Teen Arrested for Alcohol Violation and Assaulting Nurse

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In LaPorte, police announced today a male juvenile has been charged with battering a medical professional and violation of Alcoholic Beverage Control acts. LaPorte Police report that on Monday, May 19 th , at 12:17pm, officers responded to Patton Cemetery...
   

US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Antonio Yanders

Antonio Yanders

(Photo Courtesy of the US Marshals Service)
A 29 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for murder and attempted murder is this week's “Fugitive of the Week” by the US Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task...
   

New Bus Route in Hammond

A new bus route in Hammond was beginning today (May 27). A few months ago, the Gary Public Transportation Corporation approved the expansion of service into their neighboring city, naming the new Hammond route “Lakeshore South," including Purdue University Calumet...
   

Tri-Creek Seeking Bids on New Bus Facility

In Lowell, the Tri-Creek School Board is now in the process of seeking bids for the new transportation center they want to build on land near Lowell Middle School, at Cline Avenue and Belshaw Road. It will replace their current...
   

Police: Public's Help Sought in Solving Sexual Assault

In Portage, police are seeking the public's help in solving a sexual assault officers say occurred in an apartment at the Willowcreek Estates apartment complex at Willowcreek and Lute Roads shortly after 2:30 Sunday morning (May 25). Police say after...
   

East Chicago Gets $1.3M to Fight Blight

East Chicago today announced that they are getting over one-point-three million dollars to fight blight. That's their share of more than 15-million dollars recently awarded out of the state's Hardest Hit Fund to tear down abandoned homes. Gary, Hammond, Indianapolis...
   

Next Big ValpoNEXT Meeting is May 28

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A community initiative known as ValpoNEXT will hold their next community summit tomorrow (May 28 6-8 pm). ValpoNEXT has been seeking ideas from residents on what they envision for the city in twenty or thirty years, and Wednesday evening at...
   

Indiana Dad Catches Son's 1st Professional Home Run

A minor league baseball player from central Indiana hits his first professional home run and it lands in his dad's hands. Marty Gregor drove five hours from Carmel, just outside Indianapolis, to Iowa to watch his son, Houston Astros prospect...
   

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