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Several Marktown Buildings Await Demolition

In East Chicago, demolition crews have arrived in Marktown where several nearly-century old buildings are being torn down. The properties in the historic north Lake County neighborhood have been purchased by BP, and a spokesman for the oil giant says...
 

Navy Partners with Purdue on Green Energy

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The U.S. Department of the Navy and Purdue University have signed a statement of cooperation to work together to convert up to half of the Navy and Marine Corps' energy consumption to alternative sources, including biofuels, by 2020. In addition,...
 

Second US MERS Case Diagnosed, Details to Come

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced they along with Florida Department of Health officials are investigating the second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndome in the United States.  On May 2,  CDC reported the first case of...
 

Teens Sunbathing on Raft Rescued from Lake

Just a little north of the Indiana/Michigan state line, officials say two teenage girls are rescued from Lake Michigan after drifting out about three-hundred yards from shore at Camp Sokol in the New Buffalo area while sunbathing on a raft....
 

Chicago in Newly-Issued Storm Watch

More severe weather is expected in the Great Lakes region today, including Chicago, which is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 5 pm CDT (Mon May 12). There is a risk for severe weather in Northwest Indiana again today. The...
 

Lowell Post Welcomes Five New Troopers

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Five new troopers reported for duty today (Mon May 12) at the Indiana State Police Post in Lowell. They are five of 47 new troopers reporting to their districts of assignment following graduation from the 73rd Indiana State Police Recruit...
 

Hillshire Brands to Acquire Pinnacle Foods

Chicago-based Hillshire Brands today announced plans to acquire Pinnacle Foods in a deal valued at six-point-six billion dollars. The combined company, which will operate under the Hillshire Brands name and remain in Chicago, will include key frozen, refrigerated and center...
 

Underground Blast Leaves Crater in Calumet City

In south-suburban Calumet City, there've been no injuries reported in an underground explosion Sunday night. The blast that occurred during heavy rain left a crater over twenty-feet-wide, twenty-feet-deep near Burnham Avenue and Heritage Drive. No word at this time what...
 

Purdue Team Studying MERS Virus

In West Lafayette, Purdue experts have been working on way to block a dangerous virus just recently diagnosed for the first time in the United States in Munster.   A team of Purdue University researchers is creating molecules designed to shut...
 

MERS Hotline Closed, Munster Patient Released

The Indiana State Department of Health has closed the MERS hotline, as calls have slowed down significantly. The individual who was being treated for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was released from Community Hospital in Munster Friday, health officials say....
 

Storms Sweep Across Region

Severe weather in the Region Sunday night took down trees and left thousands without power.   So much hail it looked like snow covering the ground in parts of northwest Indiana Sunday evening. A tornado touchdown was reported just a few...
   

Ultra-Light Crash Claims Life Downstate

A 72 year-old Indiana man reportedly lost his life Saturday as a result of an ultra-light aircraft crash near Attica in Fountain County.  Preliminary reports show that the incident occurred near the Rob Roy Covered Bridge when for reasons unknown...
   

Purdue University Calumet Awards a Milestone

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A computer science scholar from Schererville walked across the dais and made history Saturday at Purdue University Calumet's Commencement Exercises at the Hammond Civic Center.
According to the university, 23 year-old Raymond S. Smith received its 50,000th degree during the...
   

May 12th-May 18th: National Salvation Army Week

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The organization that has been helping those in need for nearly 150 years celebrates it's 60th nationally observed week this week.  National Salvation Army Week, first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954, recognizes the Salvation Army's work on...
   

A Community-Wide Conversation on Substance Abuse

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Every two years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sponsors Town Hall meetings all across country to educate communities about underage drinking and rally them for prevention.  The Porter County Substance Abuse Council will be holding its Town...
   

MERS Patient Recovers and is Released from Hospital

One week after a healthcare worker contracted the first U.S. case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus comes word he has fully recovered and was released from Community Hospital in Munster on Friday.  The Times is reporting that the patient,...
   

Indiana Man Charged with Threatening to Kill Boehner

A New Castle, Indiana man has been charged with threatening to kill House Speaker John Boehner, angry over Congress's failure to extend unemployment insurance. ABC News reports the FBI says 32-year-old Brandon Thompson not only sent the speaker a threatening...
   

Salvage Operations Begin on Grounded Tug

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The Coast Guard continues to oversee salvage efforts of the partially submerged towing vessel “Kimberly Selvick” in Lake Michigan this afternoon off of Burnham Park, Illinois. The towing vessel...
   

Public Invited to Highland FOP Police Memorial Service

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A memorial service will be held tomorrow morning in Highland to remember the sacrifice of fallen officers. The Highland Fraternal Order of Police Lodge # 122 invites the public to join them at 9am, in Sheppard Memorial Park, for the...
   

IRS Asked to Investigate Tax Fraud Affecting IN Physicians

Due to concerns of reports of widespread identity theft and tax fraud affecting a number of physicians and other healthcare providers in Indiana, the Indiana congressional delegation today sent a letter to the Commissioner of the IRS asking for an...
   

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