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Fire at Gary Works Quickly Brought Under Control

A spokesperson for U.S. Steel says a fire at the Gary Works plant this morning (Tuesday August 19) was quickly brought under control. A statement from U.S. Steel Public Affairs Representative Sarah Cassella said there were no injuries and production...
 

VanDenburgh to Hold Legislative Ofc Hours in Lake Co

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Democratic Crown Point State Representative Shelli VanDenburgh has announced she'll be holding legislative office hours at three locations in Indiana House District 19 on Friday, August 29. She'll be at the Crown Point Library first, then the Winfield library branch,...
 

Valparaiso Road Closures

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Valparaiso officials have announced the following road closures will be in effect today (Tuesday August 19) from 7 am to 3 pm:
Campbell Street from Park Ave north to bridge
Madison Street @ Chicago St
Ransom Rd from Lake Meadow...
 

Fatal Shooting in Gary

The Lake County Coroner today reports a 37-year-old Crown Point man suffered a fatal gunshot wound in a homicide in the 14-hundred block of East 36 th Avenue in Gary. The coroners office was dispatched to a local hospital late...
 

Indiana Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

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The Hoosier State gained 9,900 private sector jobs in July, with gains largely concentrated in the manufacturing sector (+5,500). Indiana has added over 66,300 private sector jobs over the past year and 244,000 since July, 2009, the low point of...
 

Data Breach in Hospital Network

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Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals in 29 states including the Valparaiso-area based Porter Health Care System, has reported that hackers believed to based in China used “highly sophisticated malware” in a cyber attack believed to have occurred in...
 

Indiana's First Female Chief Justice Sworn In

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Swearing-in ceremonies were held Monday for Indiana's first female chief justice, Loretta Rush. Rush succeeds Hobart native Brent Dickson, who will remain on the state's highest court as an associate justice. Rush was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court about...
 

Neighborhood Watch Meeting Wednesday in Lake Station

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The Lake Station Police Department is inviting residents to attend the city's Neighborhood Watch program on Wednesday. Chief Kevin Garber Sr. reports the meeting will be held at 6pm in the Lake Station Police Department training room, in the 19-hundred...
 

Newly Appointed HUD Secretary to Visit Gary Wednesday

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Vice President Biden administered the oath of office to the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro today. Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio, Texas, is schedule to be in Gary on Wednesday to meet with Mayor...
 

Car Goes Into Roadside Pond West of Crown Point

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An investigation is taking place as to why a car ended up in a roadside pond today, in the 69-hundred block of West 109 th Avenue, just west of Crown Point. The Times reports the...
 

Cost of Raising a Child Born in 2013 Until Age 18: $245,340

We love 'em - but they're expensive. ABC News reports it'll take $245,340 to raise kid born in 2013, until he or she turns 18 - and that doesn't include college. That averages out to roughly $13,600  a year.  All...
   

Two Separate Road Closures Tuesday in Porter County

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Motorists in Porter County have two separate road closures to deal with tomorrow. Officials report County Road 1050 North in Chesterton will be closed tomorrow for asphalt paving, from Meridian Road to County Road 50 West, from 6:30am until 6pm....
   

3 Turned Over to Cedar Lake PD After Attempted Robbery

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Three suspects have been turned over to Cedar Lake Police in connection to an attempted robbery that occurred earlier this morning (Monday). The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports officers were dispatched to Casey's General Store on West 133 rd Avenue...
   

St. Catherine Hospital Announces New VP/CFO

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St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago today announced Art Vasquez as its new Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Vasquez joined the Community Healthcare System in December of 2007, and brings more than 13...
   

Cars That Talk to Each Other Could Help Avoid Crashes

The Department of Transportation says cars that talk to each other could prevent more than half a million car crashes a year. ABC news reports iIt's called vehicle to vehicle communication technology - or V2V - and Transportation Secretary Anthony...
   

NICTD Launches West Lake Corridor Project Website

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A website covering the proposed West Lake Corridor extension from Hammond to Dyer is now live. The website can be found online at http://www.nictdwestlake.com/index.html . To move the project forward, NICTD is initiating a study that will assess the potential...
   

Valpo PD to Increase Patrols for Back to School

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In Valparaiso, police announced today that officers will be present in and around all schools this Wednesday as children head back to school. Police report their presence Wednesday is meant to reinforce the importance of school safety to everyone.
Motorists...
   

One Dead As Result of Shooting at Hammond Bar

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One person is dead as a result of a shooting at a Hammond bar Sunday night. Hammond Police Lt. Richard Hoyda told the Region News Team they received a call of shots fired at 10:10pm, at Estrella's Bar, in the...
   

Hobart Has 1st CNG Garbage Truck in Lake County

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The first garbage truck powered by CNG – compressed natural gas – in Lake County was unveiled this morning.  Along with being green in the environmental sense, the truck is expected to save the city of Hobart a lot of green...
   

New US 31 to Open Thursday

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the New U.S. 31 between South Bend and Plymouth opens to traffic this Thursday, August 21st. Some restrictions will remain on the north end of the project near South...
   

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