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Controlled Burn at Hoosier Prairie

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A controlled burn is taking place this afternoon in Hoosier Prairie. An Indiana DNR Spokesperson told the Region News Team the controlled burn began about 11:30am will continue for the next couple of hours, depending on the weather conditions, so...
 

New Editor Named at Times Media Company

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A veteran media industry manager has been named editor of The Times Media Company. Bob Heisse, executive editor of The State Journal-Register in Springfield, Illinois, will begin his new role May 12th. He replaces longtime executive...
 

Traffic Slow on Interstate 94 Porter County

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Slow-moving traffic on Interstate 94 during the midday hours in Porter County today.  The Indiana Department of Transportation reports between Exit 19: IN 249 (Portage) and Exit 26: IN 49 (Chesterton) look out for emergency maintenance activities. Look out for...
 

Strack and Van Til Celebrates Environmental Honor

A well-known name in the Region grocery store industry held a special celebration on Earth Day to mark an environmental milestone for the company. The new Strack and Van Til in Cedar Lake has been awarded LEED Silver Certification from...

 

Work Continues on Valpo Central Park Expansion

City officials are hoping construction can begin this fall to expand Central Park Plaza in downtown Valparaiso. According to preliminary plans, Lafayette Street between the current park area and a new ice skating rink and activities center will remain open...
 

Winfield Discusses Details for Town Marshal Position

The town of Winfield continues to work out the details for eventually having their first Town Marshal. In February, council members established the position, and this week, gave preliminary approval to an ordinance that specifies duties, powers and job qualifications....
 

Credit Cards Stolen from Purse in Hobart

In Hobart, police are asking Region residents to be alert to their surroundings after someone's credit cards were stolen from her purse while it was hanging on the back of a chair at a restaurant near Southlake Mall earlier this...
 

Ceremonial Signing for Second Service for Veterans Law


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State lawmakers from Lake and Porter counties took part in a ceremonial bill signing for a new law they say is meant to encourage veterans to become teachers, as part of a “Second Service for Veterans” program. Democratic State Representatives...
 

East Chicago Lift Bridge Closed

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In East Chicago - The Indiana Department of Transportation says the Indianapolis Boulevard lift bridge is closed as crews work to replace downed power lines that were knocked down by a barge last night.  INDOT this morning is reporting the...
 

Mutliple Bomb Threats to Pharmacies, None Found

Police in Lake County reportedly responded to multiple bomb threats phoned in to at least four drug stores Tuesday night, including a pharmacy in Hobart and another in Crown Point. As of last night, there were no reports of any...
 

Griffith Police Continue to Investigate Murder-Suicide

Authorities say an investigation continues into a murder-suicide in Griffith Monday afternoon, where a 42-year-old woman was fatally shot by her estranged husband in the parking lot of Saint Mary's School in front of their teenage children, before the man...
   

Kankakee Valley REMC Donates Trees for Arbor Day

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More than 1,000 area fourth-graders from eleven local schools will be given Norway Spruce trees (photo) to be planted in honor of Arbor Day event, courtesy of Kankakee Valley REMC.
 “We distribute the trees for two reasons,” explains Kankakee Valley...
   

National Leader of the VFW to Stop in the Region

The National Commander-in-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be making a visit to the VFW Post 717 in St. John Thursday morning, April 24, 2014.   According to the St. John VFW, Commander William A."Bill" Thien (photo) will be...
   

Tip Leads Police to Underage Drinking Party

A police tip of an underage drinking party in Highland on Saturday leads to 27 arrests.  Police reports say upon arrival to the 3600 block of 38th St., Highland police were able to see 40 to 45 people and a...
   

Obama Signs Indiana Disaster Declaration

Those in certain counties in the region whose property was ravaged by severe winter storms in January received good news today.  President Obama declared a major disaster in the State of Indiana ordering federal aid on Tuesday to supplement state...
   

Valparaiso Indiana Reaches out to Valparaiso Chile

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Valparaiso Indiana is reaching out to help its namesake city in Chile where nearly two weeks ago a devastating fire took at least 15 lives and destroyed over 2-thousand homes, making tens of thousands homeless.
During a Tuesday press conference...
   

Annual Arbor Day Tradition continues in East Chicago

To inspire the East Chicago Community to plant, take care of and celebrate trees, the City's park board is holding its annual Arbor Day tree planting ceremony this Friday.
The event will be held from 10am to 11am at MacArthur...
   

Pence Commends Coats on Sound Regulation Act

Governor Mike Pence sent a letter today commending Indiana Senator Dan Coats for his work on the Sound Regulation Act, that was written to help Hoosier businesses focus on creating jobs instead of federal regulations.  Governor Pence says, that, "Every...
   

Railcats High School Challenge Schedule Update

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Hold on to those tickets from last night's game between Kouts and Morgan Township as the game has been postponed until Wednesday, May 7th at 5pm.  That's when, according to a Railcats press release, the game will pick up in...
   

Jasper, Newton Receive FEMA Grants for January Storm

Two northwest Indiana counties will receive Federal Emergency Management Agency grants to assist local governments for damage from the winter storm that impact much of the state in early January. Indiana Governor Mike Pence announced today that the grants will...
   

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