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Proposed IN Newtork of Knowledge Raising Privacy Concerns

Plans to create a student database filled with every Indiana student's academic track record and eventual job history is raising privacy concerns. ABC News reports the Indiana "Network of Knowledge" will track students from elementary school through college and into...
 

LaPorte Teens Apprehended After Robbery Attempt

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Two LaPorte teens were apprehended after an alleged robbery attempt at Little Caesar's Sunday night. LaPorte Police report they responded to the 24-hundred block of Monroe Street just after 10pm. Police report an employee told officers he had just locked...
 

Northwest Indiana MERS Patient Recovering

Representatives from Community Hospital in Munster, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Indiana Department of Health held a joint news conference with Indiana Governor Mike Pence this morning to update the public concerning the patient confirmed to have the...
 

State Consumer Rep Recommends Rate Cut

The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor is recommending that Indiana American Water Company's proposed rate increase be rejected -- and that existing rates be lowered. In testimony filed Friday with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, the state's agency for...
 

Fires in East Chicago

Smoke was billowing from a neighborhood in East Chicago overnight as crews from East Chicago and Gary battled an apartment fire. Responders went out about 2-o'clock this morning to the 36-hundred block of Ivy Street and were still on scene...

 

Meteor Shower to Peak Early Tuesday

Region skygazers may get quite a show during the pre-dawn hours Tuesday courtesy of a meteor shower as the Earth passes through a stream of debris from Halley's Comet.  That cosmic dust comes close to Earth twice each year: once...
 

State Hotline for MERS Questions

From Community Hospital in Munster: The first identified U.S. case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was diagnosed last week at Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana. The patient, who remains hospitalized in isolation, is in good condition and has shown...
 

NW Ind MERS Patient in Good Condition

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is scheduled to be among those, including state health officials and others, taking questions during a media briefing at Community Hospital in Munster this morning after the first identified US case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome,...
 

Brush Fires Near the Borman

Smoke could be seen for miles from a brush fire near the Borman Expressway in Hammond Saturday night, between Kennedy Avenue and Indianapolis Boulevard. No word at this time on how it started.  We also had word of a brush...
 

BMV Extends Hours for Voters Who Need IDs

The Indiana BMV says license branches will extend hours today (Mon May 5) and tomorrow (Tue May 6) to issue state ID cards and provide voters with credentials to cast ballots in tomorrow's primary election. Branches are open today 8:30...
 

Homicide in East Chicago

In East Chicago, police continue to investigate a shooting that claimed the life of a 20-year-old East Chicago man early Saturday afternoon . The Lake County Coroners office says Steven Davis sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at...
   

Tuesday, May 6th: A National Day of Local Giving

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Communities all across the country will join in a national effort to give locally online.  And locally, the Porter County Community Foundation is hosting a 24-hour online event called, "Give Local Porter County" at their website on Tuesday, May 6,...
   

Public Invited to Use EC PD for Transactions with Strangers

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The East Chicago Police Department is inviting the public to use their parking lot or lobby when they meet with total strangers to take part in transactions of items that have been advertised over the internet, in classified ads and...
   

219: Pinewood Derby Rolls Saturday in Valpo

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Ready, Set, Race... The Cub Scout District Pinewood Derby is set to kick off Saturday at 4pm at Fairgrounds Park in Valpo. Jim Pysh Assistant Scout Master with Troop 920 says it is estimated over 50-million Boy Scouts have built...
   

Fugitive of the Week

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A Northwest Indiana man with ties to Gary is this week's "Fugitive of the Week."  According to the United States Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force in Hammond, the wanted man is Bruce Williams (photo) is a black male, ...
   

1st U.S. Case of MERS Virus Hospitalized in Munster

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The American health care worker who reportedly contracted the first U.S. case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV, photo above) has been hospitalized and is reported to be in stable condition at Community Hospital in Muntser.

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CLC to Hold their Major Stars and Strikes Fundraiser

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Team positions are sold out but residents around the region are invited to cheer on their favorite corporate team!  The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana presents their Stars and Strikes corporate bowling charity challenge at Plaza Lanes in Highland...
   

Lane Restrictions affecting portions of Cline Ave.

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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces Cline Avenue (SR 912) is currently down to one lane in each direction, between Chicago Avenue and Michigan Street/5th Avenue. Crews are preparing crossovers to facilitate changing traffic patterns as the Cline Avenue...
   

1st U.S. Case of Middle East Respiratory Virus in NWI

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The first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the United States has been confirmed in a patient in Northwestern Indiana today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 
According to a press release, following a flight...
   

Flu Season Lingers on

Allergy season is here in the Region, but while flu activity is low in Indiana and other states, a wave of influenza B virus is making the rounds.  In their weekly Influenza Report, The Centers for Disease Control says that...
   

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