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HJR-3 Moves Ahead Without 2nd Sentence

Indiana's proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage is headed for a final vote in the Indiana Senate without the controversial second sentence removed a couple weeks ago by the Indiana House.  Because that sentence was taken out, and not...
 

Bill to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence Passes House

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Legislation to protect individuals filing for divorce from abusive spouses by allowing courts to dissolve a marriage at any time after the individual has petitioned for divorce has unanimously passed the state House. State Representative Chuck Moseley, of Portage, says...
 

Temps May Swing Next Week

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Out of the deep freeze and into the mire? Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Chicago are keeping their eyes on a "possibly brief but potentially significant pattern change to unseasonably mild...
 

New Indiana Slogan 'Too Wholesome'?

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Some Hoosiers apparently are not too excited about the state's new slogan. They say "Honest to Goodness Indiana" is too wholesome. The Indiana Office of Tourism Development unveiled the slogan this week, saying it will be part of a new...
 

Police Warn of THC-Laced Candy in SW Indiana

Indiana State Police are warning parents and the public that troopers and area police are finding candy laced with Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in Southwest Indiana. Troopers say THC is the chemical compound found in marijuana that provides a “high” to the...
 

Robbery Possible Motive in Senior Club Shooting

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Five men, including the suspected gunman, were injured in a shooting overnight at a senior citizens social club in the 22-hundred block of Gary.  Police believe robbery is a possible motive. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corporal Gabrielle King says...
 

Heavy Traffic for Fire Chief Funeral Procession

Funeral services for Munster Fire Chief James Knesek are being held this morning (Thursday 2/13) at St. Thomas More Church in Munster, to be followed by interment at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville.  Heavy traffic is expected from about 12...
 

LaPorte County Man Injured in Single-Vehicle Crash

LaPorte County Sheriffs Police say an 85-year-old man was flown to a South Bend hospital after a single-vehicle crash on County Line Road at the Porter/LaPorte county line near Michigan City.  LaPorte County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jim Sosinski says the...
 

Senate to Decide on Marriage Amendment

The Indiana State Senate is expected to take up a proposed constitutional ban on gay-marriage today – and decide whether or not to return it to its original form. House Joint Resolution 3 amendment passed the Indiana House last month,...
 

Five Injured in Shooting at Gary Senior Club

Police believe robbery is a possible motive in a shooting overnight at a senior citizens social club. At about 11:30 last night Gary Police dispatch received a call of shots fired inside the Safe and Sound Senior Citizen Social Club...
 

Shootings at Senior Citizens Club in Gary

In Gary, police are investigating an overnight shooting incident at a senior citizens social club in the 22-hundred block of Broadway.  There's word that multiple people were shot. No information available at this hour on the extent of any injuries....
   

Fire at Stanrail Corp in Gary

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Firefighters in Gary are dealing with a fire in the 12-hundred block of Martin Luther King Drive. The Gary Fire Department reports no roads have been closed due to the fire. Multiple departments have reportedly been called for tanker assistance...
   

UNCF Mayor's Inaugural Breakfast Raises $38,000

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(Photo Courtesy of the City of Gary. Mayor Freeman-Wilson with
UNCF President and CEO Michael Lomax, Ph.D.)
An event today in Gary that included over 300 Gary Civic and Business leaders gathered to support education and raised more than 38-thousand...
   

Pence Testifies in Favor of Voluntary Pre-K Program

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For the first time since being elected Indiana's Governor, Mike Pence testified today in support of a bill. Governor Pence testified in favor of a voluntary, pre-K program before the Indiana Senate Education and Career Development Committee, stating that reducing...
   

Calumet City Man Arrested on 3 Counts of Child Molesting

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A 33 year old Calumet City man is currently being held in the Fulton County Jail on three felony charges of child molesting and one felony count of child solicitation. Indiana State Police Peru District reports the two-month investigation began...
   

Hwy Worker Survives Being Pinned Between 2 Plow Trucks

A LaPorte County highway worker is going to be okay after being pinned between two snow trucks today. The Times reports Joseph Skalka was flown to a South Bend hospital for his injuries which were sustained when he walked between...
   

St. Joseph River Watershed Settlements Reached

A trio of settlements to eliminate overflows of raw sewage into the St. Joseph River was completed today. US Attorney David Capp announced the City of Mishawaka has agreed to make an estimated 132-point-one million dollars worth of improvements to...
   

Crash Closes 2 NB Lanes of I-65 near 109th Ave.

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A crash involving two semis is backing up all lanes northbound I-65 near the 109th Avenue Crown Point/Winfield exit.
A traffic tipster originally reported an accident at around 2:20p.m. CST, with other tipsters reporting a semi apparently rear-ended the other...

   

Calls for Banks/Retailers to Adopt Chip and PIN Card System

With so many retail stores getting their systems hacked and customer information stolen, a solution may be implemented.. ABC News reports following congressional hearings on data breaches at stores, there are now calls for banks and retailers to adopt the...
   

Porter Co HS Students Wanted for Valpo Jr Police Academy

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High school students who have an interest in law enforcement can apply now for the Valparaiso Police Department's Junior Police Academy. Police report the academy is designed for high school students to meet officers and learn about the day-to-day activities...
   

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