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What to Do If Your Didn't File Taxes Or Pay On Time

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The Indiana Department of Revenue announced today that if you missed the April 15 th individual income tax filing deadline you should still file and pay your taxes to minimize the penalty and interest. Spokesperson Chetrice Mosley told the Region...
 

Elkhart Company Charged with Discrimination

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A company in Elkhart has been charged with discrimination on the basis of disability in violation of the Indiana Civil Rights Act Law. The Indiana Civil Rights Commission reports the complainant was hired as a general laborer in March of...
 

Education Roundtable to Vote on New Education Standards

Indiana's proposed academic standards will be presented this afternoon for final recommendation before the State Board of Education's votes on the matter next week, Monday, April 28 th . Indiana Governor Mike Pence will co-chair the Education Roundtable meeting, where...
 

Barn, Hay and Chickens Lost in Washington Twp Barn Fire

No one was injured but a couple hundred bales of hay, several chickens and a barn were lost as a result of a fire over the weekend in Porter County's Washington Township. Firefighters responded to the call about 10am Saturday...
 

Children of Slain Mother Have Easter Brought to Them

Numerous police vehicles in Hammond lined up to bring Easter to four children whose mother was fatally shot late last month as a result of domestic violence. Over three-thousand dollars in donations were raised for the family, who were also...

 

EC Councilwoman Wants Outside Cigarette Ads Removed

A member of the East Chicago City Council is requesting two stores in the city remove outside signs advertising cheap cigarettes. Gilda Orange recently asked the city council to send letters to the two Dollar General stores and went on...
 

Oscar Mayer Hot Dog Recall

A big hot dog recall. ABC News reports the USDA's Food and Safety Inspection Service says Oscar Mayer is recalling 96 thousand pounds of hot dogs because packing labels were incorrect. The Oscar Mayer Classic Weiners packages may have contained...
 

No Injuries After Car Crashes Into Cedar Lake Restaurant


No injuries were reported after a 65 year old woman crashed her vehicle into one of the walls of a restaurant in Cedar Lake on Sunday morning. Cedar Lake Police report officers and the fire department were dispatched to the...

 

MC PD Gets Free Armored Vehicle from US Government


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Police in Michigan City have obtained a fully armored vehicle from the US military. The Times reports the nearly 800-thousand dollar, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, can hold up to a dozen officers and was...
 

AG to Present Free Senior Fraud Seminar in Schererville

The public is invited to a free seminar this Wednesday in Schererville with Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller regarding senior fraud. Attendees will learn about understanding and preventing identity theft, how to avoid falling victim to scams and fraud, and...
 

US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Latroy Jones


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A 36 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for attempted murder and weapons violations is the US Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force “Fugitive of the Week”. Latroy...
   

Vigil Held for Doctor and Children Killed in I-65 Crash

A candlelight vigil was held on the steps of the Jasper County Courthouse Friday night to remember the three people killed in a traffic accident Monday night on southbound I-65. A 45 year old doctor and his two children died...
   

View Lake Conditions 24 Hours a Day Online


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Those interested in viewing the conditions on Lake Michigan from Michigan City will now be able to do so through posted images online that are updated every five minutes. The high definition video will...
   

Heartbleed Virus Prompts Obamacare Password Reset

The Heartbleed virus has government officials concerned enough to ask Obamacare users to change their passwords. ABC News reports it's just a precaution and administration officials say there is no indication that the healthcare.gov site has been compromised but after...
   

IU Northwest to Offer Courses at Portage University Center


An agreement between the City of Portage and Indiana University Northwest will now allow students to take courses at the Portage University Center, located in the 62-hundred block of Central Avenue in Portage. Students will have access to classrooms, computer...
   

Regional Health Clinic to Host Open House Tuesday

An open house will be held on Tuesday, April 22 nd , for the new Regional Health Clinic near downtown Hammond. Officials report the clinic, located in the 500 block of State Street, will ensure medical resources for all members...
   

Indictment Results in L.Station Pantry Contract Suspension


As a result of this week's indictment against Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist, his wife and his stepdaughter on public corruption charges, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has suspended its contract with the Greater Hammond-Lake Station food pantry....

   

Rail Crossing at White Oak/45th in Munster Closed Monday


A railroad crossing in Munster will be closed starting Monday. Munster Police report Canadian National Railroad will close the at-grade crossing at White Oak and 45 th through May 2 nd for track improvements. During this two-week period, officials report...
   

Chicago PD Adding Bike/Saturation Patrols to Curb Crime

Chicago's adding police bike patrols to its most violent neighborhoods. While the city says overall crime is down over the last two years, nearly 40 people were shot in Chicago last weekend. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the bike patrols...
   

Pope Francis Celebrates Good Friday


ABC News reports in a solemn mass in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis presided over the Christian Good Friday celebration. Preacher of the papal household Father Raniero Cantalamessa gave the homily about Judas' betrayal of Christ. He said Judas did...
   

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