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Major Resurfacing Ahead for Winfield's Main Road

In Winfield, town officials expect to begin taking bids this summer for a major road project on the community's main thoroughfare. About four miles of 109 th Avenue will be resurfaced in both directions. It was already in need of...
 

Mississippi Street to Get Temporary Fix

Crews could begin soon making temporary repairs along a rough stretch of Mississippi Street south of US 30 in Merrillville. A surface coat of asphalt to smooth out the rutted surface may be finished by the Fourth of July, according...
 

Town Council Approves New Orthodox Cemetery

In Merrillville, the town council has approved a special zoning exception needed for a new Orthodox cemetery. St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church plans to establish the new cemetery on fifteen acres of church property on Mississippi Street near 89th Avenue....
 

Participants Vote on ValpoNEXT Ideas

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Nearly 250 people attended a community summit at Valparaiso University's Harre Union Wednesday night to talk about the community initiative known as ValpoNEXT – and specifically to give feedback on and prioritize ideas gleaned from over 12-hundred suggestions collected from...
 

South Shore Unveils 20-Year Plan

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Local officials have unveiled a new roadmap to guide the next two decades of local, state and federal investment into the South Shore. The 20-year Strategic Business Plan, commissioned about a year ago by NICTD and the Northwest Indiana RDA,...
 

Korean Pharmaceutical Firm Considers Merrillville

There's word that a Korean pharmaceutical company could open a production facility in Merrillville, its first in the United States. The town's Redevelopment Commission is considering purchasing a building at Ameriplex at the Crossroads, which would be leased by, and...
 

Portage PD to Equip Officers with Heroin Antidote

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The Portage Police Department will be the first in the Region to have officers carry kits containing a drug known to reverse the effects of heroin overdoses. A similar pilot program began in Indianapolis in March, and this week New...
 

Dog and Cat People Do Have Different Personalities

A new study says "dog people" and "cat people" really do have different personalities. ABC News reports that when it comes down to it...people who make commercials figured this out a long time ago. Dog lovers are more energetic and...
 

Chesterton PD Dispatch Switches Over to Porter PD

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In Chesterton, police have announced the department's communications center has moved to Porter. The Times reports personnel will still be available at the Chesterton Police Department most weekdays, from 9am-to-5pm, to accept walk-in traffic, requests for police services, background checks...
 

BMWC Donates Fundraiser Proceeds to LAUW

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The Lake Area United Way announced today that they received a 55-hundred dollar donation from BMWC Constructors last week. Lake Area United Way Relationship Manager Shellie Dell told the Region News Team the...
 

Schererville PD Investigating Report of Indecent Exposure

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In Schererville, police are investigating a report of indecent exposure that occurred over the Memorial Day weekend. Police report a woman informed officers that she was vacuuming her car at a car wash, in the 17-hundred block of US 41,at...
   

Groundbreaking for Medical Resort Building in Crown Point

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A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled to take place tomorrow afternoon on an over 66-thousand square-foot medical resort building in Crown Point that is expected to open in April 2015. City officials report Claremont of Crown Point will offer 30 service-rich...
   

Investigation Continues After Vehicle Struck Nine People

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In Gary, police say nine people were struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Hancock and Miller Avenue in Miller around 4-o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corp. Gabrielle King told the Region News Team the 62-year-old...
   

Pence to Visit Lake and LaPorte Counties Thursday

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence is scheduled to make several stops in the Region tomorrow. Governor Pence will join executives from Alcoa, a global aerospace manufacturer, at 10:15am in LaPorte, for an economic development announcement regarding hundreds of new jobs.
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Nothing Found After Threat Called into Valpo HS

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In Valparaiso, police were called to Valparaiso High School at 12:30 this afternoon after a reported telephone threat was received. Police report a caller informed the school that devices had been planted throughout the high school and as a result...
   

CDC: IL Man Didn't Contract Virus from IN MERS Patient

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now taking back its report on the spread of MERS in the Midwest. ABC News reports the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention is now saying an Illinois man who tested positive...
   

Missing Woman Found in Trunk of Car in LaPorte Park

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The LaPorte County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a missing 19 year old woman was found last week bound in duct tape in the trunk of a car in the Pine Lake channel parking lot, inside Soldier's Memorial Park. LaPorte...
   

Body Found on Fire Last Month in Gary Identified

A body found ablaze in the hallway of home in the 18-hundred block of Pennsylvania Street in Gary last month has been identified. The Lake County Coroner's Office reports the deceased was identified on Tuesday as 57 year old Willie...
   

16 Graduate from 2014 Valpo PD Citizens Academy

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Sixteen people completed this year's Citizens Police Academy run by the Valparaiso Police Department. Chief Michael Brickner hosted last night's graduation ceremony, congratulating the participants and thanking them for their commitment to the program, community involvement and interest in the...
   

Health Mgmt Firm Adding 100s of Jobs in Indiana

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A health management firm based in Indianapolis announced plans today to more than double the size of  their headquarters and add hundreds of jobs around the state.  The company also plans to lease a network of 3,500 square-foot clinics across...
   

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