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State Rd. 49 Bridge Closure Delayed One Week

Kakakee River Bridge SR-49
Drivers have received a one week reprieve from learning the detour route to go around the soon to be closed Kankakee River bridge on Indiana 49. 
According to INDOT's Facebook page, the major rehab project on the Kankakee...


Americans Now Drinking 20% Less Soda

ABC News reports since America's soda drinking peak in 1998, Americans are now drinking 20 percent less, a precipitous drop that intensified in 2013 with a three percent cut in consumption, the largest in history and a major change in...

Mammograms in Your 40's Not Needed for Every Woman

More evidence that mammograms in your 40's...may not be necessary for every woman. ABC News reports deciding whether to get a mammogram in your 40' a decision every woman should have with her doctor...not one that should be regulated across...

State Superintendent to Visit Gary Community School Corp

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz will be visiting the Gary Community School Corporation tomorrow. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson says Superintendent of Schools Dr. Cheryl Pruitt and other school district officials will be joining her on her visit, which includes...

Valpo Man Charged After Striking Two Boys with Vehicle

porter co sheriff dept
A 20 year old Valparaiso man faces multiple charges, including operating while intoxicated, after he allegedly struck two male juveniles with his vehicle Monday night in Liberty Township. The Porter County Sheriff's Office reports they responded to the northbound lane...

Traffic Stops in LaPorte Nets Four Felony Warrant Arrests

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Separate traffic stops for violations over the past several days in LaPorte has led to four felony warrant arrests. The LaPorte Police Department reports a 22 year old Hamlet man wanted on outstanding warrants for forgery and fraud was taken...

US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Joshua Flores

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A documented street gang member with the “Latin Kings” is the US Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force “Fugitive of the Week”. 33 year old Joshua Flores is wanted by the Lake...

Lake Co Deputy Saves Motorist From Burning Vehicle

Officer Kyle Kranz
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A Lake County Sheriffs officer pulls a motorist from a burning vehicle late Monday night. Officer Kyle Kranz was patrolling the southeast area of south Lake County shortly before midnight when he...

New Study Shows Asian/White Kids Begin With Advantages

In just three years, numbers from the Census say white children will be in the minority, in the United States. But a new study suggests they'll have much better opportunities in life than black, Latino and American Indian children. ABC...

Two NW Indiana Companies Adding Jobs

Two companies are adding jobs in the Region.   Linde, a member of the Munich, Germany-based The Linde Group, invested four-million dollars to build and equip a new production facility adjacent to its current operations in Hammond, celebrating its grand opening...

Utility Work in Valparaiso

In Valparaiso, city officials say utilities work will have one block of Weston Street shut down today. Hessville Plumbing will be working along Weston between Chicago and Chestnut from 8am to 4 pm....

Update on New Enbridge Pipeline

A loud hissing sound in some areas last week was coming from purging of oil in the old pipeline, Enbridge says, as the company works toward putting the old line out of commission and moves closer to putting their new...

Hundreds of Citations Issued in Traffic Blitz

Hundreds of tickets were written by police officers from across Lake County in the recent Operation Pull Over Blitz. The Lake County Traffic Safety Partnership says 274 citations were issued for seat belt violations and nine for child restraint violations....

New Fire Stations Planned in Schererville, Portage

The city of Portage is working to revitalize its downtown, and part of that will include a new downtown fire station. Fire Chief Tom Fieffer told us during a recent Region Newsmakers interview that they're early in the planning stages,...

Settlement Reached in State Fair Stage Collapse

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 in August 2011 that killed seven people, including a Northwest Indiana...

Pig Virus Confirmed in Indiana, 26 Other States

A fast-moving virus has infected hogs in nearly half of the state’s counties and caused significant mortality since it was discovered in the United States in May of last year. Efforts are underway to develop a vaccine as well as...

Whiting's Project Peeps Gets Underway

You know them as one of your favorite Easter candies, but in Whiting they mean so much more this time of year. Karen Gajewski, Executive Director of the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce says Project Peeps is underway. Residents are asked...

Gov Pence Wants Medical Device Tax Repealed

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is calling on President Obama and Congress to repeal the medical device tax. Pence says the two-point-three percent tax, originally passed as part of Obamacare, took effect January first of last year, is hurting Indiana's medical...

Gary Mayor Supports S Shore Expansion Funds

The Mayor of Gary is officially on board with committing funds to the proposed South Shore expansion. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson says she will ask the Gary City Council to approve setting aside twenty-percent of the city's share of a new...

Sign Up for Health Care to Avoid Penalties on 2014 Taxes

At the stroke of midnight, what happens to the Obamacare website? ABC News reports its not exactly a Cinderella story.
The Obamacare website is not going dark. In fact it will remain open year round but customers will not be...

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