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Carjacking Charge Filed Against Chavez

Authorities in Porter County have charged a 57 year old Starke County man accused of killing his estranged wife in his Knox home last week with one-count of felony carjacking. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports Gary Chavez car-jacked a...
 

Secretary of State Launches Summer Reading Program

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Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson on Monday launched her Summer Reading Program, part of her office's efforts to teach Hoosiers the importance of financial literacy and smart money management. Secretary Lawson says you are never too young to learn...
 

United Way Welcomes New Early Childhood ED Regional Dir

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The United Way of Porter County announced on Monday the role of Regional Director of United Way Early Childhood Education Initiatives will be held by Kim Olesker, serving the United...
 

GNIAR Young Professionals Support Local Non Profit

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(Photo Courtesy of GNIAR. Pictured left to right: Nichole DeMario, GNIAR; Julie Deal, Fidelity National Title Insurance; Kathy Mangel, Fidelity National Title Insurance; Kimberly Gibbons, Coldwell Banker Res. Brokerage; Adam Harrington, Coldwell Banker Res. Brokerage; Lisa Harrington, Coldwell Banker Res....
 

Death Investigation Involving a Michigan City Daycare

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Authorities are investigating the circumstances leading to the death of a 5 year-old boy who reportedly had difficulty breathing at a Michigan City daycare on Monday.  Police reports say at 12:14pm Emergency, fire and police personnel rushed to Tricia's Playhouse...
 

Marijuana Found Growing Inside Region Home

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An anonymous tip leads to the discovery of marijuana growing inside a Cedar Lake residence.  The Lake County Sheriff's Department says that last Wednesday (June 4th) the Lake County Drug Task Force responded to the complaint in the 14800 block...
 

Hoosier Traveler brings Chikungunya Virus to Indiana

A Northeast Indiana, man who recently returned from traveling to the Caribbean, has tested positive for a virus that is usually found in a number of Caribbean countries.  The Indiana State Department of Health says a case of Chikungunya virus...
 

1st Development Project Secured for Gary's Industrial Park

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The first project to break ground in Gary's newly established Industrial park became reality at a media conference Monday at Gary City Hall.  According to a city press release, Gary has entered into a partnership with Carmeuse Lime in a...
 

Crash in 80/94 Lake Station Corridor Backs up EB Borman

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A crash involving a semi has the right lane of eastbound I-80/94 closed near State Rd. 51/Ripley St. as of 5:42 CDT, emergency crews were still on the scene.  The lane closure is in the work zone area in the...
 

Prolonged Sitting Leading to a Variety of Health Issues

There's an easy way to help improve your health a bit: stand up. ABC News Chief Health and medical Editor Doctor Richard Besser says prolonged sitting is leading to all kinds of health problems. Being overweight, high blood pressure, high...
 

Public Invited to 3 Dune Challenge Kick Off on Thursday

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A new outdoor fitness challenge kicks off this week in northwest Indiana to give local residents a fun challenge and attract visitors to the dunes and Porter County. Ken Kosky, Promotions Director for Indiana Dunes Tourism told the Region News...
   

Press Conference Today for Development Project in Gary

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A press conference is scheduled later this morning in Gary to announce the city securing the first development project in the newly established Industrial Park. Carmeuse Lime has selected the City of Gary to expand its operations and develop an...
   

Zoeller Appointed to American Legacy Foundation Board

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has been appointed to the Board of Directors of a national health organization dedicated to ending tobacco use in the US. Zoeller says its an honor to serve on the Board of the American Legacy...
   

College Students Graduating with Significant Debt

It is commencement season, and President Obama has two graduation speeches to deliver this week to students who take with them a diploma, and significant student debt. ABC News reports student loan debt in the US topped one trillion dollars...
   

Mulch/Pallet Fire in Valpo Contained But Still Burning

A mulch and pallet fire Sunday afternoon is contained but continues to burn this morning. Valparaiso Fire Department Battalion Chief Les Abraham told the Region News Team they received the call around 2:50pm for the fire which was located behind...
   

State Park Worker Honored with DNR's Top Civilian Honor

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A maintenance and repair technician at Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton has received state recognition in part for his role in building a bird watching tower at the Dunes that DNR Director...
   

US 231 West of Crown Point Closed Through June 25th

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Starting on today, INDOT reports US 231, between US 41 and Parrish Avenue, just west of Crown Point, will be closed through June 25 th . Crews will be repairing a railroad bridge crossing over US 231 in that area. ...
   

Pothole Patching Begins This Week on Indiana Toll Road

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One road construction project on the Indiana Toll Road continues while another is scheduled to begin this week. Last week, the next phase of the Lake Station interchange project, which is the bridge over I-80/94, officially began and throughout the...
   

6 Year Old Boy Calls 911 After Mother Has Medical Emergency

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A six-year old boy who learned to use 911 in school, and by his mother, utilized that experience on Saturday afternoon after his mother experienced a medical emergency on westbound I-80/94, just west of Ripley Street. Indiana State Police Lowell...
   

High Speed Chase Leads to Arrest of Four Illinois Men

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Four motorcyclists from Illinois were arrested on numerous felony charges, while two others eluded arresting officers on Saturday after an incident in Lake County. Police report the Lake County Sheriff's Office received a number of reports of a group of...
   

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