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Munster Police Traffic Advisory

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The Munster Police Department says with the Three Floyds annual event happening today (Saturday April 26) from 9 am to 11 pm, heavy traffic is expected at Three Floyds as well as the area of Calumet Avenue near Centennial Park. ...
 

Two-Week Road Closure for RR Crossing Repair

The Town of Griffith reports a two-week road closure is planned for railroad crossing repair.  Town officials say effective 7am Monday April 28th through Sunday May 11th, the Canadian National Railroad crossing at Colfax Avenue will be closed to all...
 

Visclosky Announces $1.3 Million for HealthLinc, Inc

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Congressman Pete Visclosky today announced Valparaiso-based HealthLinc will receive over one-point-three million dollars from the US Department of Health and Human Services. The funding will allow HealthLinc to continue providing affordable primary care to their patients, including medical, dental, behavioral...
 

Oil Spill Response Training Takes Place Next Week

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On April 28 and 29, Save the Dunes, in partnership with Enbridge, will host a 24-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Training for Wildlife Response led by Focus Wildlife International. The training and coursework will fulfill the OSHA...
 

WX Sirens In Kouts Out Until Further Notice

The weather sirens in Kouts are not working due to technical difficulties. Russell Shirely, Director of Porter County's Emergency Management, says the hope is to have them repaired by either Monday or Tuesday.  In case bad weather is expected in...
 

Gary Police Officer Injured in Fiery Crash

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A Gary police officer was injured after his vehicle was allegedly involved in a fiery crash on southbound Burr Street overpass Thursday night. The Times reports Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram says the incident occurred...
 

Discovery Cottage Celebrates Earth Day

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Discovery Cottage, a Valpo Parks Department facility, celebrated Earth Day by having the youth who attend programs there plant a tree. Park Horticulturist Julia Plumb assisted the kids in learning about the tree,...
 

NRA Blasts Opponents at Convention in Indy

The National Rifle Association says it's fighting back against the liberal media ... pro gun-control politicians ... and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. At the annual NRA convention ... taking place in Indianapolis today ... NRA Vice President Wayne...
 

Erie Lackawanna Trailhead at Summit St to Close Monday

Beginning on Monday the Erie Lackawanna trail-head at the Summit Street location will be closed through Wednesday, April 30 th , and weather permitting, would reopen again on May 1 st . City of Crown Point Parks Director Jennie Burgess...
 

Northwestern Football Players Votes Sealed

We won't know how Northwestern University's football players voted on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes ... for a while. Alan Cubbage, Vice President, Northwestern University Relations, says the ballot boxes will be sealed for weeks...
 

Fatal West Lafayette Apt Fire Under Investigation

An apartment fire in West Lafayette early Thursday that resulted in one fatality remains under investigation. City of West Lafayette Fire Chief Timothy Heath says the fire is not considered to be suspicious. The identity of the...
   

South Bend Airport Becoming International

St. Joseph County Airport Authority Board President Tom Botkin announced this week that South Bend Airport is becoming South Bend International. The Airport team, in conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, is working to build two distinct facilities; a...
   

Power Outage in Valparaiso

There's a power outage in Valparaiso this morning.  Northern Indiana Public Service Company is reporting about 15-hundred customers without electricity at this hour, with the first reported outage shortly after 7:30 am.  No word at this time on the cause. ...
   

Region Police Taking Part in Drug Take Back Day

  Law enforcement around the Region, including the Indiana State Police Lowell Post, Valparaiso, Michigan City, Portage Police and LaPorte County Sheriffs Department are taking part in the eighth nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative tomorrow, Saturday April 26th, 10...
   

East Chicago May Pledge 5 Percent to S Shore Expansion

The City of East Chicago is contemplating pledging five-percent of its share of a new Lake County income tax toward extending the South Shore line eight miles south, from Hammond to Dyer. After discussion at a workshop meeting Thursday, a...
   

Illinois Residents Rate Their State as Worst Place to Live

One in four Illinois residents (25%) say the state is the worst place to live, followed by 17% each in Rhode Island and Connecticut, according to a newly-released Gallup Poll.   When asked to rate their state as a place to...
   

Chicago Woman Fatally Shot in Gary

The Lake County Coroners office says a Chicago woman was shot to death at a house in the 300 block of Wilson Street in Gary early Thursday. As of Thursday night, the name of the 27-year-old victim had not been...
   

Work to Begin on Schererville Roundabout

A project that could ease traffic flow on Cline Avenue in Schererville looks to get underway in a few weeks. Work is expected to begin June first to put in a roundabout where Cline Avenue intersects with Rohrman Road, at...
   

New High School Suggested for Valpo

A new Valparaiso High School – that was one of the ideas proposed by Valparaiso School Superintendent Michael Berta, along with turning Central Elementary into the administration center, and and transforming the current high school into a building that would...
   

Oil Spill Findings Forwarded to DC

The US Coast Guard has wrapped up its inquiry into the oil spill into Lake Michigan from the BP Whiting Refinery last month, according to a report in the Times today, and those findings have been forwarded to a hearing...
   

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