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Ride of Silence in Chesterton

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In Chesterton this evening [Wednesday May 21], the local police department will escort bicyclists participating in the Ride of Silence. The non-profit South Shore Trails is sponsoring the annual memorial ride, which is being held in locations across the country...
 

Sheriff, Commissioner Seek to Lead Lake Co Dems

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In Lake County, there are now two candidates who've announced their desire to be the next leader of the county's Democratic party – Sheriff John Buncich and County Commissioner Michael Repay. Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. last week announced he's...
 

Jim Dandy's Diner Closing May 31

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This retro Region diner has served up a taste of the 1950's for many years in Hobart, and now that era is about to end.  Owners, Jim O'Kelly and his wife Linda have announced that Jim Dandy's, also known as...
 

Flood Advisory Issued for Little Cal in Munster

A severe thunderstorm rumbled through the Region late Tuesday night, but there were no reports of serious damage or widespread power outages. One-inch hail was reported in  Hammond and Munster by a trained spotter, and the public reported hail the...
 

219: Whiting Paints The Town Pink

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The City of Whiting is teaming up this month to battle Breast Cancer with it's 4 th Annual Paint The Town Pink. Co-chair Stephanie Madison says last year's event raised $10,000 for the Cancer Resource Centre In Munster. A full...
 

Next Phase of Toll Road Project to Begin

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The next phase of a major reconstruction project on the Indiana Toll Road in Lake Station is about to begin. ITR Concession Company says starting Monday June 2 nd traffic will be restricted to one lane on the ramp bridge...
 

Indy Loses Bid for Second Super Bowl

The 2018 Super Bowl will be held in Minneapolis, following a vote by owners who opted for Minnesota's Twin Cities over Indianapolis and New Orleans Tuesday.  The city is planning a new one-billion dollar stadium at the site of the...
 

Portage Police Officers Injured During Pursuit

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A 34 year old man faces multiple charges, including battery to law enforcement, after fleeing officers just after 11:30 this morning (Tuesday). Portage Police report they received calls of a suspicious vehicle with Illinois registration and that the subject was...
 

Public Invited to LaPorte Co Sheriff's Memorial Service

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The LaPorte County Sheriff's Office invites the public to attend their annual memorial service to honor fallen law enforcement heroes tomorrow. The Sheriff's Office reports this year's keynote speaker for the 15 th annual Peace Officer Memorial Service will be...
 

IN Dunes State Park Not Affected by Mt. Baldy Closure

Officials with Indiana Dunes State Park want to remind the public they are open and ready for visitors despite the issues caused by the unidentified sand holes that has resulted in the closure of nearby Mt. Baldy. Indiana Dunes State...
 

IU Northwest Offering Free Enrichment Courses to Seniors

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The Center for Urban and Regional Excellence at IU Northwest is inviting senior citizens, aged 50 and older, to register for its free enrichment classes next month. The courses, which include a history of Northwest Indiana, basic computer skills, financial...
   

Lake, Porter Co Under Severe T-Storm Watch Until 11pm

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Warrants Served on Gary Salvage Yard

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An ongoing multi-jurisdictional investigation into a rash of recent auto thefts has resulted in warrants being served on an auto salvage yard in Gary, in the area of 9 th and Van Buren. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports forthcoming...
   

Work Starts 5/22 on N Calumet Ave Bridge Approach

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Milling and repaving of the north bridge approach of the Calumet Avenue Bridge in Munster, over the Little Calumet River, will begin this Thursday. Officials report one-lane of traffic in each direction, north and southbound, will be open at all...
   

No Injuries Reported After Trailer Flips on NB I-65

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The right lane of northbound I-65, between US 30 and 61 st Avenue, was closed for 45 minutes this morning after a pickup pulling a trailer loaded with two scissor jacks jack-knifed,...
   

First Female Appointed as Chairperson of the IURC

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today has named a new Chairperson of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, or IURC. Carol Stephan becomes the first female Chair of the Commission and Governor Pence says she has the vision and drive necessary to...
   

Dyer PD Investigating Armed Robbery at Dollar General

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In Dyer, police announced today they are analyzing surveillance video as well as other potential evidentiary items after an armed robbery occurred Saturday afternoon at the Dollar General Store, in the 16-hundred block of Sheffield Avenue. Police report no one...
   

GM Recalling Another 2.4 Million Vehicles

General Motors is recalling another 2-point-4 million cars ... mostly for what it is calling "emerging safety issues". Buick Enclaves, Chevi Traverse, GMC Arcadia models from 2009 to 2014 ... Chevy Malibu and Pontiac G6 from 2004 to 2008 ......
   

Silver Alert Issued for Missing Indianapolis Man

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A Regional Silver Alert has been declared: The City of Lawrence Police Department is investigating the disappearance of an adult from Indianapolis, Indiana.  Theodore Johnson is a  87 year old African American, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 165 lbs.,...
   

Frank Ono Bridge to be Dedicated in Starke County

  This Memorial Day weekend, officials will dedicate a new bridge on US 35 just south of US 30 and west of Hamlet in honor of Starke County's most decorated veteran. This past legislative session, LaPorte State Senator Jim Arnold...
   

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