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24 Year Sentence for Woman Who Sold Her Child

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A 25 year old woman from Gary who pleaded guilty earlier this year to selling her infant daughter for use in child pornography, and allowing the infant and her other daughter to be used in the production of child pornography,...
 

Knox Man Charged in Death of His Estranged Wife

A 57 year old Knox man accused of killing his estranged wife has been charged with her death. Starke County Prosecutors have charged Gary Chavez with murder, kidnapping and car jacking for the events that took place last week on...
 

New Junior Environmentalist Program Takes Root

A new partnership program between the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana, the Dunes Learning Center and National Park Services is taking root. According to the boys and girls club, the Dunes Learning Center chose the organization to receive...
 

DNR's Lake Michigan Coastal Prgm seeks Public input

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The Department of Natural Resource's Lake Michigan Coastal Program is seeking public input on how to spend funds for the 2015 funding cycle.  According the DNR, funds may be spent a variety of ways including public access or habitat improvements,...
 

Starting Friday: Hometown Festival Days in Crown Point

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A sure sign summer is coming back to Northwest Indiana, is the smell of roasting sweet corn wafting through the air signaling the start of Hometown Festival Days  in downtown Crown Point.   According to the Crossroads Chamber of Commerce,...
 

World Rowing Title Stays in Munster

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For the fifth year in-a-row, Community Hospital's Fitness Pointe Team clinches the World Rowing title by rowing over 21-million-300-thousand meters-or roughly 13-thousand 270-miles--the distance from Northwest Indiana to Tokyo, Japan and back!  Community Hospital says the event sponsored by Concept2,...
 

Visclosky Secures Grant for Hebron Fire Department

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The Hebron Volunteer Fire Dept. just received a helping hand to help upgrade their building, courtesy of the efforts of First District Congressman Pete Visclosky securing grant money.  According to the congressman's office, the fire department received a $15,262 grant...
 

Indiana's Top Justice will be Stepping Down

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With mandatory retirement facing him when he turns 75 in 2016, Indiana Chief Justice Brent Dickson announced plans to step down as Chief Justice of Indiana later this year.  Today, Governor Mike Pence praised Justice Dickson for his service saying,...
 

Indiana Lt. Gov to Lead Trade Delegation to Asia

Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann announced today that she will lead a delegation of agricultural business leaders and commodity representatives on her first international trade mission to Asia.  According to the Lt. governor's office, the two week junket, which leaves Saturday,...
 

Food Bank of NWI Summer Feeding Program Returns

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A program to help feed hungry children in northwest Indiana during the summer months when they are no longer receiving free or reduced meals at school returns next week. Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Communication/Advocacy Manager Megan Sikes told the...
 

Popcorn Facility Expanding, Adding Jobs in Jasper County

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One of the largest packaged food companies in North America announced plans today to expand its popcorn operations in Rensselaer. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation reports ConAgra Foods will invest eight-point-nine million dollars to renovate and equip its current 122-thousand...
   

Emergency Tree Removal in Valpo Causes Road Closure

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A road closure is in effect until 3pm today in Valparaiso for an emergency tree removal. Valparaiso Public Works reports only emergency vehicles will be allowed while the work takes place in an alleyway which lies between Park Avenue and...
   

Possible Link Between Red Meat and Breast Cancer

A new study says there's a possible link between red meat and breast cancer. ABC News reports that sizzling steak, that decadent burger, may come with a new risk: a possibly greater likelihood of getting breast cancer. Researchers at Harvard...
   

Burning Semi Closes WB I-80/94 for About 3 Hours

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(Photos Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post)
Westbound traffic on I-80/94, just east of the Burns harbor/Porter exit, was halted for several hours after a semi-truck fire this morning (Wednesday). Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports that just before...
   

Two Region Steel Mills Idle Blast Furnaces

Two blast furnaces in the Region have been idled. The Times reports US Steel had to shutdown one of the blast furnaces at Gary Works after an incident on Sunday in which no one was reported to be injured. It...
   

CP Farmer's Market at Different Location This Saturday

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The Farmer's Market in Crown Point on South Main Street has a long history of being a place to go on Saturday mornings to shop, catch up with old friends and meet you neighbors, but this Saturday only, you will...
   

Chesterton Joins Shared Ethics Advisory Commission

On Monday the Chesterton Town Council voted to join the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission, becoming the first Porter County community to join. Commission President Calvin Bellamy says, “by joining, Chesterton is committing to provide training on ethical decision making to...
   

Groundbreaking in Whiting on New Four-Story Building

A ground breaking ceremony was held Tuesday in Whiting for a four-story building in the 15-hundred block 119...
   

WB Lanes I-80/94 Closed Near US 20

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All lanes of westbound I-80/94, between State Road 49 and US 20 are closed due to a semi fire. Also the left lane of eastbound I-80/94 is closed just after US 20. No further information is...
   

Death of Child at Daycare Center Ruled Accidental

An autopsy conducted on Tuesday ruled the death of a five-year old boy on Monday at a Michigan City daycare was accidental. The Times reports Amareon Williams was found hanging at Tricia's Playhouse and Daycare, in the 18-hundred block of...
   

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