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LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: Arthur R. Smith

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A 36 year old man wanted on a LaPorte County warrant for felony domestic battery and for failure to appear on a battery charge out of Porter County is this week's “Wanted Person of the Week”...

 

Mid America Agrees to Penalties for 2011 State Fair Tragedy

Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration has reached an agreement with Mid America Sound Corporation to settle the Safety Order issued after the Indiana State Fair accident in Indianapolis that killed seven people and injured dozens of others in 2011....
 

Gary Man Charged After Crashing into Apartment Building

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In Schererville, police say a 28-year-old Gary man has been charged with Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated, a Class C Misdemeanor, after crashing into an apartment building in the 900 block of East Joliet Street early Sunday evening. Police and...
 

Lane Restriction on US 41 in St. John Starts Wednesday

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Starting this week motorists in St. John will have to deal with a lane restriction on US 41/Wicker Avenue. INDOT will restrict both north and southbound traffic down to a single lane, approximately a quarter mile north of US 231/West...
 

Woman Killed in Crown Point Crash

In Lake County early today, the Coroners office reports a 52-year-old woman from Bourbonnais, Illinois, was killed in a motor vehicle accident just east of I-65 in Crown Point. Authorities say Jeanelle Fosaugh suffered blunt force trauma and was pronounced...
 

Four Lake County Towns Sign 911 Resolution

The last four Lake County communities yet to sign onto the county's E-911 consolidation have all signed off on a joint resolution drawn up on behalf of the group. Cedar Lake, Schererville, Highland and most recently St. John officials have...
 

Problem Gambling a 'Hidden Addiction'

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and the Hoosier Lottery, the Indiana Council on Problem Gambling and the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Indiana, remind people to play responsibly. National Problem Gambling Awareness Month, spearheaded by the National Council...
 

Don't Spring Into Gardening Too Soon

The spurts of warm weather may have Region gardeners wanting to get outdoors, but experts say planting a home garden at the first sign of spring weather might cause big problems later. Purdue Extension horticulture specialist Larry Caplan warns that...
 

Better Weather Aids in Spill Cleanup, Assessment

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Improved weather conditions allowed cleanup to continue near the BP Whiting Refinery Sunday, following an oil discharge into Lake Michigan from the plant the Monday before. High winds and heavy surf created unsafe conditions for contractors and assessment personnel both...
 

Progress on New Highland Police Station

Another piece in the construction of a new police station for the town of Highland is in place.  The Highland Town Council recently approved a bond issue to pay for the new building, which will be on Ridge Road at...
 

Gas Station Robbed in South Haven

In South Haven, Porter County Sheriffs Police say a man robbed a Family Express in the 300 block of Highway 6 at gunpoint 11:30 Saturday night. Police say the suspect displayed a handgun to the clerk before fleeing on foot...
   

Bank Robbers Flee, Fire Shots at Officers

The FBI says a reward is being offered as authorities investigate a bank robbery in East Chicago shortly after 11-o'clock Saturday morning. East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker says a man and a woman armed with handguns entered the First...
   

Homicide in Robertsdale

In Hammond, police continue to investigate after detectives say a man is believed to have fatally shot his wife then turned the gun on himself at their home in the Robertsdale section of the city Saturday night. At last word,...
   

Accident Blocking 109th Near Crown Point

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630am: In Lake County this morning, near Crown Point, an accident is blocking 109th just east of Interstate 65.  The affected area of 109th Avenue is between Maine Drive (Stonegate Commons) and Iowa Street....
   

ND Baseball Game at US Steel Yard Postponed

Tonight's University of Notre Dame verses Wake Forest college baseball game at the US Steel Yard has been postponed due to cold temperatures on the south shore. Officials report the game will be made up as part of a double-header...
   

Applications Available for Mr. and Miss Math/Science Award

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is looking to recognize two outstanding high school seniors this spring for their exemplary performance in math and science. One male and one female student will be selected for the Indiana Mr. and Miss Math/Science honor,...
   

MC PD Reports 120 Citations Issued During Pull Over Blitz

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In Michigan City, police report they stopped 157 vehicles and officers wrote 120 citations as part of Operation Pull Over Blitz, a traffic enforcement campaign that began at the end of February and ended on March 23 rd . Police...
   

February Unemployment at 6.1% in Indiana

The unemployment rate for the Hoosier state in February fell two-tenths of a percent from January to six-point-one percent. Unemployment in February for Lake County was nine-percent, seven-point-five in Porter County and nine-point-four in LaPorte County.
But Indiana House Democratic...
   

Traffic Restriction on LaPorte Ave in Valpo Starts Monday

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Motorists in Valparaiso will encounter traffic restrictions starting Monday morning at the intersection of Harmel Drive and LaPorte Avenue. Officials report traffic signals upgrades, along with pedestrian crossing improvements, will require the westbound lane of LaPorte Avenue to be temporarily...

   

IL Man Arrested in Valpo for Identity Deception

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A 34 year old Hazel Crest, Illinois man is in custody in Porter County for trying to purchase a vehicle using someone else's identity. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports a dealership in Fort Wayne contacted authorities on March 14 ...

   

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