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Engineer to Inspect Merrillville's Former Old Mill

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The future of a historic and well-known place in Merrillville may hang on the balance of an upcoming inspection. The Times reports a structural engineer will take a look at the former Old Mill to see how much it would...
 

Purdue Researcher at Concussion Summit

A Purdue researcher was among those taking part in the White House “Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit” Thursday.  The day-long summit was called by President Obama, who was joined by young athletes, parents, coaches, academics and experts, athletes,...
 

Deacon Miguel Mike Arredondo, 1957-2014

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Visitation is today and funeral services are tomorrow (May 31) for former Lake County Police Chief and longtime former Lake County Police officer, Deacon Miguel "Mike" Arredondo of East Chicago. Arredondo was on the police force for 24 years, including...
 

NICTD Plans Mock Casualty Drill Saturday

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The operators of the South Shore are planning a mock casualty exercise this Saturday (May 31). Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) together with the Town of Porter Fire Department will conduct the drill in the area of Mineral Springs...
 

Valpo Schools Announce Next 21st Century Meeting

  Valparaiso Schools will hold their next meeting on planning for a 21st Century learning experience tomorrow (Sat May 31st) at Thomas Jefferson Middle School cafeteria, at 10 am. The first special meeting on the concept was held earlier this...
 

Lake Co DUI Task Force Plans Hobart Checkpoint

The Lake County DUI Task Force has announced plans to conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the Hobart area sometime this weekend. Officials say drivers will be detained for about two minutes unless signs of impairment are visible.  The Lake County...
 

EC Lift Bridge Closed, Indianapolis Blvd

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In East Chicago this morning, the Indianapolis Boulevard lift bridge is reportedly malfunctioning and may not be operational until later today.  Therefore, Indianapolis Boulevard is closed at that location.  Travelers are advised to choose an alternate route....
 

Alcoa Expands in NW Indiana, Adding 329 Jobs

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Leading aerospace manufacturer Alcoa Thursday broke ground on a state-of-the-art, $100 million aerospace expansion in La Porte, where the company will produce nickel-based superalloy jet engine parts. The new 320,000-square-foot facility will expand Alcoa’s reach from structural engine components for...
 

Warrant Issued for Man Who Drove Into Structure in Porter

In Porter, police report a warrant has been issued for the driver of a vehicle that struck an unoccupied structure in the one-thousand block of Carlson Corners, around 2:30am Monday, causing over ten-thousand dollars in damage. Police report the driver...
 

Pence Kicks Off $71.4 Million Indiana Gateway Project

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today joined representatives from Amtrak, the Federal Rail Administration and Norfolk-Southern, to officially kick-off the 71.4 million dollar Indiana Gateway project to improve a congested passenger and freight rail line between...
 

15 Year Old Valpo HS Student Arrested for Bomb Threat

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A 15 year old Valparaiso High School student was arrested today after making a bomb threat of explosive devices hidden at the high school on Wednesday. Valparaiso Police Sgt. Michael Grennes told the Region News Team they received an anonymous...
   

LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: Larry Davis

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A 26 year old man wanted on a felony warrant for three-counts of dealing cocaine and for failing to appear for driving while never being licensed, a misdemeanor, is this week's “Wanted Person of the...
   

Measles Cases in US for 2014 at Record Levels

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today released a report showing that measles cases in the U.S. for 2014 were up to record levels at 288 even though measles had been declared eliminated in 2000. ABC News Chief Health...
   

Protective Coating on Glass Floor of Willis Tower Cracks

Scary moments for some visitors at the Willis Tower in Chicago. ABC News reports the suspended glass floor started to crack 103 floors up. A spokesman for the Willis Tower says what cracked was a protective coating on the glass...
   

Pence Keynotes Lakeshore Chamber Luncheon

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence was the keynote speaker today at the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Hammond. Earlier today, Governor Pence joined executives from Alcoa, a global aerospace manufacturer, to announce the company's plans...
   

Three Charged with Felony Child Neglect

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Three Portage residents were arrested on Wednesday and charged with felony child neglect and maintaining a common nuisance. Portage Police report they were called to a trailer in the two-hundred block of Wade Place, just after 2pm, to assist the...
   

Alcoa Announces Expansion and Hundreds of New Jobs

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence and LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo today joined executives from Alcoa, a global aerospace manufacturer, to announce the company's plans to expand its operations in LaPorte, creating up to 329 new jobs by 2019. Alcoa will invest...
   

Man Charged With Assault on Gary-Hobart Bike Path

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An 18 year old Gary man has been charged with attacking a woman on a bike path near the Gary-Hobart border earlier this month. Gary Police report the victim viewed a photographic display and positively identified a photograph of Devonta...
   

Chicago Native to Announce Run for Mayor of Gary

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The founder of National Block Club University, a Chicago-based non-profit, is planning on running for mayor of Gary in 2015. The Times reports Syron “Sy” Smith, a native of Chicago, will announce his run on Sunday afternoon in Gary. According...
   

Obesity Numbers World-Wide Growing Dramatically

Obesity isn't just an American problem. A new study says the numbers are surging around the world. ABC News reports the world is now home to 2.1 billion overweight and obese people - a number that's grown dramatically over the...
   

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