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Purdue Approves New Name for Unified Campus

The Purdue Board of Trustees today (Friday July 18) approved Purdue University Northwest as the name of the unified Calumet and North Central campuses. The name's adoption will be phased in over the next two years as work continues to...
 

Dillinger Museum Moving from Hammond to Crown Point

The John Dillinger Museum currently housed at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond is moving to Crown Point, where Dillinger made his infamous escape from the Lake County Jail decades ago. It's expected to open at its new location inside...
 

Pit Bill Saves Teen from House Fire

In Indianapolis, a two-year-old pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero after waking his deaf teenage owner during a devastating house fire. The dog licked the 13-year-old boy's face until the teen woke up. Fire officials say...
 

IU Student Killed on Malaysian Flight

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Indiana University officials have confirmed that a graduate student from Amsterdam was among the nearly three-hundred killed in the crash of a Malaysian Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine Thursday.  [Karlijn Keijzer/photo provided, Indiana University]  Here is the news release issued...
 

Cops Cycling for Survivors NW Indiana Schedule

Here is information on the Cops Cycling for Survivors northwest Indiana schedule, courtesty of Indiana State Police-Lowell District:
The 66 riders are expected to arrive in the Lowell District on Friday, July 18th and continue their trek through the district...
 

'Uncle Len' Ellis Honored by Porter County Fair



unclelenleigheditThursday night the Porter County Fair honored Radio One Communications founder Leonard J. Ellis.  Ellis, still known by most as “Uncle Len” from his days on the radio, was presented with a special award at the Grandstand for his service to the community.  “50 years of Radio One Communications: A Tribute to 'Uncle Len' Ellis”, was followed by a concert featuring Statler Brothers tribute band “American Pride” and the annual Kiwanis Balloon Glow. [Pictured: 'Uncle Len' Ellis (l) is accompanied  on stage by his son, Radio One Communications President Leigh Ellis/ Photo, Laura Waluszko]
 

Indiana Honors 27 as 'Companies to Watch'

Two Northwest Indiana firms -- RS2 Technologies in Munster and Peepers out of Michigan City -- will be honored next month after making this year's list of 27 "Companies to Watch" . Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann's office says the...
 

Cops Cycling for Survivors Heading to Region

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The 12th annual Cops Cycling for Survivors group bicycle ride around Indiana is underway and scheduled to enter northwest Indiana today (Friday July 18). Sixty-six riders left Indianapolis Monday morning on the first leg of a journey that will last...
 

219: Follow The Ford

You may remember him from last year's Track the Tractor fundraiser, now LaCrosse native Darren Hayes is back with a new mission “Follow the Ford”. His last trip took him 30 days and 14-hundred miles on a 60-year-old tractor and...
 

AUDIO: Public Invited to Munster Crime Watch Meeting 7/22

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In Munster, residents are invited to the police departments quarterly crime watch meeting to be held next week. The meeting is chance for residents or business representatives to ask questions or raise concerns to police officials and will also offer...
 

Cedar Lake Volunteer FD Awarded $58,000 Grant

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The Cedar Lake Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a grant worth 58-thousand dollars for protective equipment and training. First District Congressman Pete Visclosky announced the grant today, which was awarded under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters...
   

COPS Bicycle Riders to Roll into NW Indiana Friday

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Participants in this year's Cops Cycling for Survivors group bicycle ride around Indiana are scheduled to roll into northwest Indiana tomorrow. The riders and their support crews will arrive at the New Carlisle Cemetery in LaPorte County at approximately 9am,...
   

Valpo PD Investigating Death of Woman

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Valparaiso Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found this morning at a residence in the 23-hundred block of Beech Street. Valparaiso Fire, EMS and police responded to the scene at 7:30am for a female subject...
   

Sheraton Hotel in Gary to Be Torn Down Starting July 26th

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In Gary, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson announced today that demolition of the old Sheraton Hotel is officially scheduled to begin July 26 th . The long-vacant 14-story building on Broadway right next to City...
   

Malaysian Airlines Flight Shot Down Over Ukraine

A Ukrainian official says a Russian missile shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 today - as it flew near the Ukraine-Russia border. 280 passengers and 15 crew members were reportedly on board the Boeing 777. ABC News' Chief White House...
   

Memorial Cross Erected for Slain Gary Police Officer

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In Gary, Lake County Sheriff John Buncich held a small ceremony Wednesday afternoon in the 26-hundred block of Van Buren Place as a cross was put up in memory of fallen Gary Police...
   

Report on Landfill Space In Illinois

Illinois has a combined 21 years left in its municipal landfills statewide. That estimate taking into account 42 landfills across the state is according to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's newly-released Annual Report on Landfill Capacity. Across the state, data...
   

More Cases of Chikungunya Confirmed in Indiana

Seven cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus have now been confirmed in Indiana. State health officials today announced six more Hoosiers have tested positive, and the majority have confirmed travel to the Caribbean, including four teens who were recently on...
   

Hobart Names New Fire Chief

Hobart's new fire chief is a longtime firefighter who served on the city's fire department for over three decades before retiring. Wednesday Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor announced the appointment of Stephen McKown, who'll begin his new job at the beginning...
   

Illinois Tollway Plans Test Site for New Technology

Imagine your smartphone paying your tolls automatically while you're on the road. The Illinois Tollway Wednesday announced plans to build a test site on the Tri-State near the Touhy Avenue Toll Plaza. The so-called 'living lab', scheduled to open in...
   

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