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Senators Urging to End Russian Defense Contracts

Indiana Senator Dan Coats joined 10 other colleagues in writing a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging to end Russian defense contracts.
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Senator Coats,(photo) a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says the letter also asks Secretary Kerry...
 

Take a Healthy Walk with a Region Doctor

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Starting Thursday, April 17th, and every Thursday through May, area health-minded residents can take a walk in Hebron with a doctor from the Porter Health System.  According to Porter Regional, Family Medicine Physician Dr. Alex Alvarez will present a brief...
 

First Lady Pence Passes on Gift of LOVE in Germany

While Indiana Governor Mike Pence pursues jobs for Indiana on his Economic Development Tour in Germany, First Lady Karen Pence shared art at Indianapolis' sister city, Colonge, Germany.
“Today I was delighted to employ art as a shared language between...
 

Reported Crime in East Chicago Drops Again

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After an 18 year low in total crime reported in 2013, the city of East Chicago is reporting another drop.  Mark Becker Chief of Police reports that the total number of reported violent and property crime occurrences in January, February...
 

Head Basketball Coach Bryce Drew to Stay at VU


Despite recent rumors of possibly being considered for a head coach position at Tulsa, Valparaiso University's head basketball coach Bryce Drew indicates that he is staying.  The Times is reporting that Drew, "took a moment to address the rumors" during...
 

Indiana's Roadsides to be Tidied Up

In conjunction with national Earth Day and to raise awareness of litter, the Indiana Department of Transportation's annual Trash Bash runs through April 27th.  
According to INDOT, last year more than 20,678 bags of trash were collected from alongside...

 

German Company to Open Facility in S Bend

Indiana Governor Mike Pence joined executives from NORRES, a German manufacturer of industrial hoses, today to announce the company’s plans to locate its first North American facility in South Bend, creating up to 32 new high-wage jobs by 2018.  The...
 

UPDATE: NB 65 Right Lane, Shoulder Open

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11:43am CDT: From Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post: I-65 northbound at the 227 mm (that is three miles south of the Roselawn exit in Jasper County) has the right lane and shoulder open at this time. Crews are...
 

Tips from US Postal Service on Tax Day

With the 2014 tax filing deadline here (Tue Apr 15), the Postal Service is reminding last-minute tax filers in the Region to mail early in the day at their local Post Office and observe scheduled pick up times on local...
 

Father, Two Children Killed in Jasper Co Crash

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Indiana State Police say a 45-year-old Rensselaer man and his young son and daughter were killed in a crash on I-65 shortly after 11:30 Monday night. Troopers say a preliminary investigation indicates the driver of an SUV failed to slow...
 

Proposed New Academic Standards Released

The Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana State Board of Education have released the proposed Indiana academic standards, which will be presented to the Education Roundtable for recommendation this Monday [April 21], and then go to the State Board...
   

Sen Coats on Tax Day: Tax System 'Broken'

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On this Tax Day April 15th, Indiana US Senator Republican Dan Coats says Hoosiers still spend too much time and money just getting their taxes done. Here's his statement:
INDIANAPOLIS – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), senior Senate Republican on the...
   

Crown Point Considers New Trolley System

In Crown Point, city officials are considering a new trolley system to take people between various points of interest in and around the Hub City's downtown. The city's Redevelopment Commission has approved spending up to 250-thousand dollars to buy a...
   

Snow Showers Obscure Sky Show in Region

Overnight snow showers prevented many in the Region from the overnight sky show ... but Tariq Malik, managing editor of the online news site Space-dot-com  says don't worry if you missed the total lunar eclipse last night. There's another on...
   

Progress Continues on Iconic Gary Bank Building

Progress continues on a planned renovation for a ten-story building in downtown Gary. The Gary Economic Development Commission has approved issuing two-point-eight million dollars in revenue bonds, and the project next goes before the City Council. Gateway Partners out of...
   

Southbound I-65 Reopens in Jasper Co

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10:30am CDT: Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post report that traffic is moving on southbound Interstate 65 in Jasper County where the interstate had been closed for about twenty hours following a hazmat accident. Northbound lanes remain closed.  No...
   

Car Goes Into Salt Creek

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Members of the Portage Fire Department's Dive Team were among those who responded to pull a man and his vehicle out of Salt Creek Monday afternoon. Indiana State Police say a motorist on the eastbound side of I-94 went into...
   

Third Pod at PC Jail Could Open in May

Porter County Sheriff David Lain has announced that the third and final pod of the Porter County Jail should be open by the of next month (May) – more than eleven years after the jail complex opened along State Road...
   

Valpo City Council Hears SR 49 Plan

In Valparaiso Monday night, the city council heard a presentation on the State Road 49 Corridor Plan, a stretch of the highway from US 6 on the north to State Road 2 on the south. City officials say the plan...
   

Munster Rail Crossing to Close for Track Improvements

In Munster, police announce the Canadian National Railroad will be closing the at-grade crossing at White Oak/45th beginning this Monday [4/21/14] and continuing through Friday May 2nd [5/2/14] for track improvements. The crossing will be closed for 24 hours a...
   

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