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Gary Airport Hangar Earns Green Designation

The Gary Jet Center Hangar III at Gary/Chicago International Airport has received the US Green Building Council's LEED certification for environmental performance and sustainability. Energy efficiency, water conservation, and materials selection are factors that that went into making the hangar...
 

Sobriety Checkpoint in Hammond This Weekend

The Hammond Police Department in conjunction with the Lake County Drunk Driving Task Force will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint this weekend.   Motorists who are stopped may expect a brief delay and will be asked to produce their drivers license...
 

S Shore Alcohol Ban Due to World Cup Viewing Party

Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District says alcohol is prohibited on all South Shore trains today (June 26 th ) due to the World Cup viewing party in Chicago's Grant Park. Alcohol is also banned today on all Metra trains. USA...
 

Same-Sex Couple Marries in Lake County

Across the Region and the state, marriage licenses were being issued to same-sex couples in the wake of a federal judge's ruling Wednesday striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Hours after getting the news, today's Times reports 32-year-old...
 

Double Homicide Overnight in Gary

Police in Gary are investigating a double homicide overnight. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corporal Gabrielle King told the Region News Team this morning that officers were called out on a report of shots fired at 1:30 am in the...
 

Lake Co Coroner Seeks Help in Identifying Girl


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The Lake County Coroners office is seeking the public's help in a case that dates back to early 2007. On February 26 th of that year a young female was found dead in an abandoned garage off Polk Street in...
 

Scientists: Neonicotinoid Pesticides Are Killing Bees

Over half of garden plants sold at some of the nation's top big-box retailers are treated with Neonicotinoid, a powerful type of pesticide, linked to the ongoing global bee die-off, according to a report from the Pesticide Research Institute that...
 

Silver Alert for Missing Lake Station Man

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A Silver Alert has been declared for a missing Lake Station man. Here are the details:  The Lake Station Police Department is investigating the disappearance of an adult from Lake Station, Indiana. Lake Station, Indiana is located approximately 34 miles...
 

Aerial Treatment for Gypsy Moth Thursday

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Tomorrow an aerial treatment to disrupt the mating process of gypsy moths will take place in far northeast Porter County, just west of Westville. Indiana DNR State Entomologist Phil Marshall told the Region News Team one or more low-flying airplanes will treat the site which helps to...
 

New Ruling Says FluMist Better Than Flu Shot

Sounds like a new ruling on flu vaccinations may be a double win for parents. ABC News reports a health advisory panel says a squirt of FluMist in the nose actully works better than a needle in the arm for...
 

Law Enforcement Stressing Fireworks Safety and Hazards

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Law enforcement agencies across Indiana are asking Hoosiers to exercise caution when using fireworks as the 4 th of July holiday draws near. East Chicago Chief Inspector Henry Ventura told the Region News Team Hoosiers need to be in compliance...
   

Portion of Park Ave in Valpo Closed Thurs for Tree Removal

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Officials in Valparaiso report that starting tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 7:30am, the 200 block of Park Avenue will be closed for the removal of a tree. Work and equipment will be held at the western end of Willow Street, on...
   

Cedar Lake Woman Charged in Liquor Store Burglary

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In Cedar Lake, police report a suspect has been charged in reference to a burglary reported at Lake Liquors on Monday. Cedar Lake Police report an investigation determined an employee of the store, Suzanne Merrick-Ham, of Cedar Lake, allegedly provided...
   

Monday Crash in Newton County Under Investigation

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An investigation continues following a crash on Monday in Newton County which resulted in life-threatening injuries to a Lake Village woman. The Newton County Sheriff's Office reports deputies, state police and the Lincoln Township Fire Department responded to the scene...
   

SCOTUS: Police Need Warrant Before Seaching Your Phone

By a 9-to-0 vote, the Supreme Court has ruled that police must first get a warrant before searching the cell phones of the suspects they arrest. ABC News reports Chief Justice John Roberts says "cell phones" could today just as...
   

New Electric Vehicle Charging Station at Wicker Park

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Electric vehicle drivers in the Region, and enthusiasts, are encouraged to attend the unveiling of a new electric vehicle charging station tomorrow afternoon in Highland's Wicker Memorial Park. NIPSCO's Kathleen Szot told the Region News Team the public charging station...
   

2014 South Shore Air Show Canceled Due to Flooding

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For the second year in a row the South Shore Air Show is a no-go. During a press conference today the CEO's of Fair Oaks Farms and the Shore Shore Convention and Visitors Authority announced the 2014 South Shore Air...
   

Survey Finds Over Half of All Americans Can't Swim

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A new national survey from the American Red Cross found that while 80 percent of Americans say they can swim, only 56 percent can actually perform the five basic water safety skills.
These critical water safety skills, also known as...
   

Man Arrested in Connection with Shooting at LaPorte Bar

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A suspect is in custody being held on a 100-thousand dollar bond in connection with an early morning shooting on Tuesday at a LaPorte bar. LaPorte Police report 32 year old Shirron Taylor...
   

Rep Pelath Statement on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath from Michigan City today issued the following statement in the wake of U.S. District Judge Richard Young’s ruling that Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional:
“For years now, the people of this state...
   

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