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Hammond Police Chief Miller Retiring April 1

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In Hammond, Police Chief Brian Miller is retiring at the end of the month after more than two decades in local law enforcement. The 53-year-old Miller, a graduate of Highland High School, served as a military policeman for three years...
 

Hammond Resident Composes Song For St. Jude's

Everyone has a super hero and for Hammond resident Eliezer Hernandez it's the kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. With the help of others in the community, he has composed an original song to raise money called “My Favorite...
 

ValpoNEXT Seeks Input from Businesses

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ValpoNEXT is looking to hear from businesses next. There's a survey now available that the Valparaiso business community is encouraged to take. The process of developing this blueprint for Valpo's future began in February with a series of “Big Idea”...
 

Gary Schools Labeled 'High Risk'

Gary schools are officially considered "high risk" by the state. The designation for the Gary Community School Corporation was issued by the Indiana Department of Education and accepted, on a four-to-three vote, by Gary School Board members during a special...

 

Police Investigate Gary Homicide

In Gary, police are investigating a shooting death this morning in the Miller section of the city. The Lake County Coroners office says an investigative team from their office was dispatched to the emergency room at Methodist Northlake hospital where...
 

New Law Protects Hoosier Veterans from Job Discrimination

A measure which provides protection for veterans facing employment discrimination was signed into law last week. House Enrolled Act 1242 makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate or refuse to employ against a perspective employee on the basis that...
 

McDonald's/Food Bank of NWI 2014 HOPE Scholarship

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For the second year, the Northwest Indiana McDonald's (NIMO) and the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is offering the HOPE Scholarship to local high school students. 
 
According to a press release, the scholarship program is open to graduating high...
 

Public Hearing Set on IN American Water Rate Case

The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, or OUCC, continues to encourage written comments on Indiana American Water Company's request for a rate increase. The proposal would raise the average monthly water bill for customers using five-thousand gallons per month...
 

Data Analytics Tool Announced to Increase Efficiency

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today announced the state is developing a data analytics tool for use by state agencies that will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the state, especially on issues that involve multiple agencies such as infant mortality...

 

Coats to Hold Roundtable with NW Indiana Forum

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Indiana US Senator Dan Coats is scheduled to be in northwest Indiana this week to discuss his efforts to help Hoosier job creators. Senator Coats announced today that on Wednesday, at 8:15am, he will hold a roundtable with the Northwest...
 

Illiana Corridor Achieves Key Financing Milestone

A financing milestone was announced today regarding the Illiana Corridor. The US Department of Transportation has declared the project eligible to apply for a low-cost federal loan that could finance up to a third of the cost of construction.
The...
   

Care Program for Sexual Assault Victims Expanded

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A program to provide care for victims of sexual assault has been expanded in northwest Indiana. Franciscan Alliance recently announced the Centers of Hope program, which was developed in 2002 at Franciscan St. Margaret, has been expanded to its sister...
   

Dog Attack Prompts Police Shooting in LaPorte

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A pit bull mix was killed by police on Saturday evening because it would not stop attacking another dog. LaPorte Police report when officers arrived in the 16-hundred block of K Street, they discovered the pit bull mix in the...

   

Authorities in CO Searching for Missing Chesterton Native

Authorities in Colorado are searching for an Indiana Doctor who went missing on Friday during a hiking trip. The Times reports 39 year old Dr. James McGrogan, a Chesterton native, went ahead of his group on Friday afternoon near Vail,...
   

New Recall of GM Cars

A new recall of General Motors cars. ABC News reports more than a million GM SUVs are being recalled over a wiring problem that could affect air bags. It's separate from the recent recall over a faulty ignition switch but...

   

US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Tommie Lee Smith

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A 25 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for rape, robbery and criminal confinement is the US Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force “Fugitive of the Week”. Tommie...
   

Lake Co Coroner Seeks Help in Identifying Victim

Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey is asking for the public’s help in identifying a homicide victim found in a burning garage in the five-hundred block of Taft Street in Gary on March 31st of last year, 2013 Officials say the...
   

Going Green in Crown Point for St. Patrick's Day

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In Crown Point, what's been called the biggest event of the year for the Mayor's Office of Special Events steps off hours from now.... . The sixth annual nighttime St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at dusk, [Monday, March 17, 2013]...
   

Vice Chancellor Named for Purdue Calumet, N Central

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[Stephen R. Turner]
Officials  today announced Stephen R. Turner will assume responsibilities as the vice chancellor for Finance and Administration for both Purdue University North Central and Purdue University Calumet effective April 1.  The appointment represents the first step in...
   

Colts Owner Irsay Arrested in Carmel

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Authorities report Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was arrested in the northern Indianapolis suburb of Carmel overnight on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance. The 54-year-old Irsay was booked into the Hamilton County Jail....
   

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