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Tech Changes Americans Think Will Happen in 50 Years

Americans anticipating that the next 50 years are going to bring some big technological changes... some welcome, others a bit scary. ABC News reports those asked by Pew Research Center and Smithsonian Magazine... are blurring the line between science fiction...
 

UPDATE: 12 year Old Boy in EC Suffers Dog Bites


In East Chicago, police continue to investigate the report of a dog bite in the 35-hundred block of Pennsylvania Avenue shortly before 5 pm Tuesday. Chief Mark Becker says officers responding determined that two pit bills had successfully escaped from...
 

NWI RDA Approves Job Creation Incentives


The Board of Directors of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority today approved three-point-three million dollars in incentives for job creation initiatives in Lake and Porter Counties. RDA President and CEO Bill Hanna says that will help bridge the gap...
 

Port of Indiana Welcomes First Ocean Ships of 2014


The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor welcomed the first two ocean ships of 2014 season today signifying the start of the international shipping season. Both ships carried steel from Holland which is destined for Midwest manufactures. The captain of the first...
 

Americans Finding Diabetes More Manageable

It's still not a disease you want to get - diabetes - but according to a new study, Americans are finding it more manageable. ABC News reports the news that's not encouraging is - from 1990 to 2010 - the...
 

National Lakeshore Events for National Park Week


Sunny skies and temperatures in the 60's this weekend is a great reason to get outdoors and it just happens that this Saturday kicks off National Park Week. Officials with Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore report they have a number of...
 

Lake Station Mayor, Wife, Stepdaughter Plead Not Guilty

Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist, along with his wife and stepdaughter, attended a plea hearing today in Hammond Federal Court where they all pleaded not guilty to corruption charges. On Wednesday, the US Attorney's Office in Hammond announced two indictments...
 

ISP Obtains Video Footage in Whiting Fatal Crash

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Authorities continue to investigate after a 12-year-old boy was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday afternoon in Whiting. The Lake County Coroners Office says Angel Villafuerte was pronounced dead at the scene just after 4 pm from blunt force...
 

Crown Point Pledges Toward S Shore Expansion

It's official – add Crown Point to the list of Lake County municipalities agreeing to pledge a portion of their new county income tax dollars toward extending the South Shore line. The city will earmark ten-percent toward extending the commuter...
 

219 - South Shore Roller Girls

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If you’re looking for something different to do this weekend, here's something "retro" that's been making a big comeback-- it's roller derby, and the Region's own South Shore Roller Girls are hosting their home opener Saturday evening in Hammond. Scott...
 

Indiana Spring 2014 IREAD 3 Results Released

The Indiana Department of Education today released overall results of the most recent third-grade reading tests. The passage rate for the IREAD 3 assessment was about 85-and-a-half percent for Spring 2014, up just slightly from the same period last year....
   

Gary Man Arrested in Indianapolis in Ft Wayne Murder

The prosecutor in northeast Indiana's Allen County says tips from the public were key in an investigation that led to the arrest of a Lake County man in connection with a fatal shooting in Fort Wayne early last week. Authorities...
   

82-Thousand Eggs Donated to Local Food Bank

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'Egg-citement' was in the air when nearly 82-thousand fresh eggs arrived in the Region Wednesday. Over 68-hundred dozen eggs were delivered to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana in Gary by Creighton Brothers Farms in time for Easter on behalf...
   

Whiting Boy Struck and Killed Crossing Street

In Whiting, authorities say a 12-year-old boy was struck and killed Wednesday afternoon by a vehicle that reportedly left the scene. The Lake County Coroners office says Angel Villafuerte was pronounced dead at the scene just after 4 pm from...
   

Lake Station Mayor, Wife, and Stepdaughter Indicted

The mayor of Lake Station, his wife, and the mayor's stepdaughter are facing federal charges. The first indictment announced by US Attorney David Capp Wednesday alleges Democratic Mayor Keith Soderquist, age 44, and his wife Deborah, age 55, took money from...

   

East Chicago Police Investigate Report of Dog Bite

In East Chicago, police are investigating the report of a dog bite in the 35-hundred block of Pennsylvania Avenue shortly before 5 pm Tuesday. Chief Mark Becker says officers responding determined that two pit bills had successfully escaped from their...
   

Enviro-Friendly Rain Barrels Coming to Valparaiso

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They not only save residents money by providing "free" water for plants, rain barrels also help cut down on the amount of stormwater runoff that taxes storm sewers.  And now the City of Valparaiso is offering a limited number of...
   

IYI to Host Forum on Child Well-Being in Lake County

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According to the Indiana Youth Institute's "Kids Count in Indiana Data Book", child poverty in lake County is higher than the state's average.  Lake County Parents and guardians who may be concerned with child well-being and finding resources to help...
   

Police Respond to a Fatal Traffic Accident in Whiting

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A 12 year-old Whiting boy, who witnesses say was attempting to cross a busy Whiting street, was reportedly struck and killed by a semi truck.  Indiana State Police at the request of the Whiting Chief of Police are investigating the...

   

Lake County Jail Receives Healthcare Accreditation

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Any doubts about the medical and mental health conditions and treatment improvements at the Lake County Jail can be put to rest as the jail has just received healthcare accreditation.  Sheriff John Buncich says he's proud of the accomplishment and...
   

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