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Univ of Chicago Student Found Dead in Dorm Room

A student at the University of Chicago has been found dead in his dorm room, where officials say his body had begun to decompose.   20-year-old Nicholas Barnes of Pittsburgh reportedly last used his keycard to enter the International House...
 

Two Dead After Crash on State Road 2

Police say two people are dead after a head-on crash in Boone Township between Boone Grove and Hebron Sunday night. Porter County Sheriffs Police say a southbound Buick LeSabre driven by 56-year-old Laurel Donner of Valparaiso and a northbound 2002...
 

Investigation: Fatal Police Action Shooting in Hammond

In Hammond, police say a man died after being shot in an officer-related shooting in the city's Hessville neighborhood Sunday night. Authorities say the shooting occurred in the 66-hundred block of Ohio Avenue after police and EMS responded to a...
 

Homicide in East Chicago

The Lake County Coroners office say an investigative team from their office was dispatched to Riley Road and Indianapolis Boulevard in East Chicago overnight. Officials say 16-year-old Jeremiah Rivera of East Chicago was pronounced dead of multiple gunshot wounds shortly...
 

Shelf Ice Dangers


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Shelf ice has become quite a sight on the shores of Lake Michigan, and officials are warning Region residents to stay off of it. They're also giving you an opportunity to get a...
 

Monday Winter Storm Looms

Forecasters say the Region is in for more serious winter weather.  There's a Winter Storm Warning in effect today through tonight (Monday February 17) and the latest outlook says some parts of northwest Indiana could see four to eight inches...
 

Man Dies After Police-Related Shooting

In Hammond, police say a man died after being shot in an officer-related shooting in the city's Hessville neighborhood Sunday night. More information is expected to be released this morning. Authorities say the shooting occurred in the 66-hundred block of...
 

Senator Promises Announcement Following Twitter Rant

An Indiana Republican Senator, who took to Twitter following the news on Thursday that the proposed amendment to the state constitution to ban gay marriage will not be on the November general election ballot, says on Monday he will, “make...

 

Experts Warn Bacteria on Shopping Carts Can Last for Days

Shopping cart germs? Health experts warn the bacteria found on handles, seats and carts could contaminate your food. ABC News reports a random test of three Tulsa, Oklahoma, grocery stores found germs everywhere. Local nurse Cassie Clayton says microscopic bacteria...
 

Porter Health Care Bio-Med Tech Named Associate of Year

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(Photo Courtesy of Porter Health Care System)
A Bio-Med Technician with Porter Health Care System was recently named Associate of the Year. Officials report Rodney Becker was selected for his high sense of ownership, reliability and responsiveness. Becker, who is...
 

Agreement Keeps LaPorte Co Council on Aging Going 60 Days

An agreement was reached on Friday to keep medical transportation, guardian services and workers of the LaPorte County Council on Aging employed for another 60 days. Officials with Parents and Friends reports they recently discovered the Council was losing around...

   

LAUW Recognizes Macy's Southlake for Their Support

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(Photo Courtesy of Lake Area United Way)
Lake Area United Way announced on Friday they presented a “Community Spirit Award” on Thursday to Macy's Southlake Mall and their associates for their generous support in the annual community campaign. Collectively, Macy's Southlake...

   

AG Zoeller Warns of Home Security Solicitations

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The Indiana Attorney General's Office reports Hoosiers should be wary of calls and door-to-door solicitors offering home security or alarm systems. Over 150 consumers from across the state recently filed complaints after receiving unwanted calls, including robocalls, offering home security...

   

Reminder: Post Offices Closed On President's Day

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The US Postal Service is reminding Hoosiers that in observance of President's Day on Monday, February 17 th , all Post Offices in Indiana will be closed and there will be no mail delivery or retail service. Customers are still...
   

Highland Residents Asked to Clear Debris from Storm Grates

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The National Weather Service reports temperatures will be going up starting on President's Day, Monday, from the upper 30's to near 50 degrees by Thursday. In anticipation of warmer weather the Highland Street Department reports crews will be out unclogging...
   

Gary Social Club Shooter Faces Numerous Felonies

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The suspect in the shooting late Wednesday night inside the Safe and Sound Senior Citizen Social Club faces numerous felony charges, including attempted murder. According to the probable cause affidavit filed in Lake County Superior Court, 23 year old Kendall...

   

UPDATE: One Dead in East Chicago Fire

One person is dead after a fire this afternoon in East Chicago. The Lake County Coroner's Office reports 59 year old Howard Readus Jr. suffered multiple burns to his body and was pronounced dead just before 2:30pm. Manner of death...
   

Lake Michigan Shelf Ice Video, Viewing Programs in March

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(Photos Courtesy of Brad Bumgardner and are are copyright, Indiana Department of Natural Resources)
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Relentless cold and snow this winter has resulted in dramatic, beautiful formations of shelf ice along the Lake Michigan southern shore at Indiana Dunes State Park....
   

Fire Reported in East Chicago

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The East Chicago Fire Department reports crews are at the scene of a fire in the 39-hundred block of Deal Street. No further information is available at this time, but the Times reports at least one person was killed....
   

John Will Anderson Boys and Girls Club Gets $100,000 Donation

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(Photo Courtesy of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana)
A 100-thousand dollar check was presented this morning as a donation honoring the John Will Anderson Boys and Girls Club in Gary. Marketing Manager Megan Henning told the Region...
   

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