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Boating Mishap Claims Life of VU Law School Alumna

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A 26-year-old Chicago woman who died after a boating mishap on Lake Michigan was a 2012 graduate of the Valparaiso University School of Law, according to the Times today. Officials say Ashley Haws was found by the Coast Guard unconscious...

Ex-Pastor Seeks to Overturn Sentence

An attorney for the former leader of First Baptist Church of Hammond is seeking to get his client's sentence overturned. According to a report in the Times, the Florida lawyer contends defense attorneys for Jack Schaap provided ineffective counsel. Two...

IU Health Opens Facility in State Government Center

It's the first medical center to be housed inside this building. Governor Mike Pence joined executives from IU Health Monday to officially open the new Health and Wellness Center at the Indiana Government Center in Indianapolis. The facility provides a...

Get Ready for Glamping at the State Park

If 'roughing it' isn't for you, Indiana Dunes State Park is offering a twist on traditional camping this weekend, June 6-8.   Glamorous camping, or glamping, is a way to experience the outdoors without giving up creature comforts, and the weekend...

Indiana Primary Turnout was 13-Percent

Thirteen-percent of Indiana's registered voters went to the ballot box in last month's primaries according to a newly-released report. Secretary of State Connie Lawson says she believes the actual turnout is higher, and that with the state in the midst...

Gary Schools Face Decision on Closures

The fate of a number of Gary's public schools could be decided today. The School Board is expected to take a vote on a proposal to close Brunswick and Webster Elementaries, the Lincoln Achievement Center, the Watson Academy for Boys...

Meeting for Southmoor Park Residents in Merrillville on 6/4

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In Merrillville, residents of Southmoor Park subdivision are invited to a second public meeting on a drainage improvement project. During a recent Region News Makers interview, Merrillville Stormwater Utility Executive Director Matt Lake says the focus for this meeting will...

Take a Minute to Learn Hands-Only CPR

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This week is National CPR Awareness Week and the American Heart Association is encouraging Hoosiers to take one-minute and learn hands-only CPR by watching an instructional video. Officials say of the over 420-thousand sudden cardiac arrests in the US every...

Culvert Installations to Close Section of CR 900 S in Hebron

In Hebron, the Porter County Highway Department reports a section of County Road 900 South, from County Road 250 West to County Road 400 West, will be closed tomorrow through Thursday afternoon for two culvert installations. The closure will take...

Illinois Gay Marriage Law Now in Effect

Illinois has become the sixteenth state to legalize gay marriage. Today, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn was on hand for the same sex marriage of Jim Darby and Patrick Bova, a couple who have been together for 50 years.  Governor Quinn...

Backups continue both directions of the 80/94 Corridor

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The right lane eastbound I-94 remains closed at mile marker 18 near the State Rd. 249/Portage exit as of 5:00 CDT this afternoon due to clean up of an earlier crash that reportedly involved 2 semis.  As a result of...

LaPorte Woman Charged with Dealing Heroin

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(Photo Courtesy of the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office)
The LaPorte County Sheriff's Office today announced a 22 year old rural LaPorte woman, being held in the LaPorte County Jail on revocation of suspended sentence for theft since May 16 th ...

No Serious Injuries After Wheaton, IL Students Hospitalized

Emergency personnel rushed to an Illinois middle school Monday when students started complaining of headaches and dizziness. Officials say it turns out two simultaneous incidents, a small gas leak and an air conditioner's burning odor, sickened students. Wheaton Schools Spokeswoman...

Separate Crashes Snarling Both Directions of I-80/94

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Three right lanes are reportedly blocked westbound Borman (I-80/94) near the Calumet Ave. exit due to a rollover crash.  INDOT is reporting all westbound lanes are backed up from just past Cline Ave and there is also a westbound gaper...

US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Tommie Lee Smith

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(Photo Courtesy of the US Marshals Service)

A 25 year old documented gang member, wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for rape, armed robbery and criminal confinement, is this week's “Fugitive of the Week” by the US Marshals Service,...

Search for Missing Boater Called Off Due to WX Conditions

Search efforts were called off this morning (Monday) for a Chicago man who went missing about a-mile-and-a-half off shore of the Michigan City Lighthouse this weekend. D-N-R Law Enforcement Sgt. Shawn Brown told the Region News Team they were planning...

ABC News Poll: 63% of Americans Favor Reducing Emissions

The Obama administration today announced a new plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30-percent by the year 2030. The Environmental Protection Agency rule is part of the President's plan to reduce pollution linked to global warming....

New Valparaiso Police Officer Sworn to Duty

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(Photo Courtesy of the Valparaiso Police Department. Left to right: Chief of Police
Michael Brickner, New Officer John Nuppnau and Mayor Costas.)
The newest member of the Valparaiso Police Department was sworn to duty this morning. Police say 22 year...

Indiana Silver Alert Cancelled

Indiana Silver Alert # 008-2014 issued June 1, 2014 for Thomas Sodano has been cancelled. This cancellation was requested by the Allen County Sheriff. No other information was available at this time....

Over 500 Compete in Leon's Triathlon

More than five-hundred athlete's from across the Region and the nation took part in the annual Leon's “World's Fastest” Triathlon at Wolf Lake Memorial Park in Hammond Sunday. The event is an Olympic-distance race that includes a swim, bike and...

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