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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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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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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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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...
   

LaPorte Man Charged with Assaulting Police Officer

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A LaPorte man has been charged with one-count of felony battery for assaulting a police officer early this morning. LaPorte Police report they responded to the 15-hundred block of Lincolnway, just before 12:30am,...
   

Rollover Crash on I-80/94 Injures Merrillville Man

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(Photo Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post)
A 28 year old Merrillville man was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries early this morning after a rollover crash on I-80/94. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports a preliminary investigation revealed that...
   

Driver Flown to Illinois Hospital After Crash

Porter County Sheriffs Police say a Lowell woman was being flown to a Chicago-area hospital after the Chevy Cobalt she was driving went off the road and struck a tree on State Road 2 south of County Road 100 South...

   

Pothole Patching Crews Around the Region

Region motorists are advised to be aware of pothole patching crews working around northwest Indiana today... including Indianapolis Boulevard, State Road 55, US 41, and Broadway in Lake County and State Road 49 near Chesterton in Porter County... also near...
   

Local Workplaces Make 'Fit-Friendly' List

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Region workplaces are among 47 Indiana companies recognized Thursday as "Fit-Friendly" by the American Heart Association.  Here's the full news release:
The American Heart Association today recognized 47 Indiana companies as Fit-Friendly Companies for promoting physical activity and health in...
   

Former White Sox Manager Jim Fregosi Dies at 71

Former White Sox skipper Jim Fregosi has died after suffering multiple strokes on an MLB alumni cruise last weekend. Fregosi also served stints managing the Angels, Phillies and Blue Jays. He managed the White Sox from 1986...

   

Indiana Lawmaker, Daughter Hurt in Crash

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State Representative David Niezgodski
South Bend State Representative David Niezgodski and his 23-year-old daughter are now said to be in stable condition after being injured in a car crash in downtown Indianapolis last night. They were earlier reported as critical....
   

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