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Subject in Custody After Leading Police on Chase

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In Portage, a man who led police on a chase this afternoon was taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation and will likely face fleeing and traffic charges. The Times reports police had received a complaint of a suicidal...
 

Homes Sales, Median Selling Price Up in June

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Single family home sales in northwest Indiana increased two-point-eight percent from May to June. The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors announced today 881 homes were sold across in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper and Newton Counties combined from May to...
 

Unattended 4 Year old Tries to Access Neighbor's Pool

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A review of charges has been forwarded to the LaPorte County Prosecutor's Office after an unattended four-year old child was found trying to access a neighbor's pool on Saturday afternoon. LaPorte Police report they were called to the 100 block...
 

Several Valpo Neighborhoods Plan Natl Night Out Activities

Eight neighborhoods in Valparaiso have already planned activities for National Night Out. Valparaiso Police ask that you give them a call if you're planning an event so they can stop by. In previous years neighborhoods have planned cook-outs, ice cream...
 

IU Student Killed on Malaysian Flight was Studying Alzheimer's

Indiana University officials say a 25-year-old graduate student killed in the crash of Malaysia Air Flight 17 was involved in the fight against a devastating disease. Karlijn Keijzer from the Netherlands was conducting tests on a promising new Alzheimer's drug. ...
 

Indiana Participating in National Exercise

Today, local, state and federal agencies begin participating in what's expected to be the largest multi-agency exercise ever in North America. The national-level exercise, called Vibrant Response 2014, is hosted by US Army North and will involve about 5,500 military...
 

Wings of Freedom Tour in NW Indiana

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The Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour is stopping in northwest Indiana.  The world's only Dual Control P-51C Mustang fighter, the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers are at Porter County Regional Airport in Valparaiso July 21st -July...
 

Fatal Car Crash in Hammond

In Hammond, police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident at Indianapolis Boulevard and Calumet Avenue. The Lake County Coroners office was dispatched to the scene shortly before 9:30 am Sunday. A 36-year-old Chicago man identified as Jerry D. Iterlien...
 

GE Aviation Groundbreaking Ceremony in Lafayette

Indaina Governor Mike Pence will join executives from GE Aviation today (Monday July 21)  for a groundbreaking ceremony for the company’s new $100 million jet engine assembly facility in Lafayette. The company, which is the world’s largest jet engine manufacturer,...
 

Hammond Man Missing in Newton County Lake

Indiana Conservation Officers along with several other police and fire departments responded to JC Murphy Lake at Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area to search for a Lake County man who slipped under the water while trying to swim back...
 

Police Investigate Shootings Deaths in Gary, East Chicago

Police in northwest Indiana are investigating two shootings deaths in two north Lake County cities over the weekend. The Lake County Coroners office was dispatched to the 21-hundred block of Pierce Street shortly after midnight Sunday morning where a 26-year-old...
   

Air Quality Alert in Effect

An Air Quality Alert is in effect through midnight CDT tonight.  The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is forecasting an Air Quality Action day for today, Monday July 21st, that includes Lake, Porter, and La Porte Counties in northwest...
   

Pedestrian Struck and Killed on the Borman Expressway

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A Gary man was struck and killed while apparently attempting to cross Interstate 80/94 at the 6.8 mile marker near the Clark Street overpass in Gary late Friday Night.  Indiana State Police Lowell post report that shortly before 11:30pm,...
   

State Launches Management and Performance Hub Website

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The State of Indiana today launched the Management and Performance Hub website which is aimed at bringing better visibility, accountability, and openness of state government using modern data analytics tools. The website also gives Hoosiers the opportunity to explore three...
   

Unemployment Up .2% in June

Unemployment Up .2% in June
Indiana experienced the largest June increase of private sector jobs on record. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development reports ten-thousand private sector jobs were gained in June, but despite that Indiana's unemployment rate increased point-two percent from May to June...
   

New Scam of Subjects Impersonating IRS Reps

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The Jasper County Sheriff's Office is asking residents to use caution when providing personal information or sending money to subjects over the phone as they are seeing an increase in the amount of scams being reported. The latest scam involves...
   

Road Closures in Valpo Next Week

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A couple of road closures are scheduled in Valparaiso starting Monday, July 21 st . Officials report Grove Avenue will be closed from Milton Street to Center Street, including both intersections, for the installation of storm sewer pipe and roadway...
   

One Taken into Custody Following Stop for Reckless Driving

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A traffic stop for reckless driving in LaPorte on Thursday night resulted in one person being taken into custody. LaPorte Police report officers responded to the area of Pine Lake Avenue just before 7:30pm to investigate a vehicle that was...
   

FedEx Accused of Shipping Rx Drugs from Illegal Pharmacies

FexEx has been indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco. ABC News reports federal prosecutors say FedEx has been shipping prescription drugs from illegal, online pharmacies and that FedEx has ignored warnings from the DEA and even Congress...
   

Highland Wins Battle for Blood Event, July Blood Drive Info

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Donors helped the Red Cross collect 72 units of blood during the 4 th annual North Township “Battle for Blood” event held last month. The event, which was held in East Chicago and Highland, challenged first responders in five communities...
   

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