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Man Arrested After Incident Prompting Statewide Alert

In Merrillville, police say a Hammond man was taken to the Lake County Jail Thursday night facing multiple charges after an incident that prompted a statewide alert, with an Amber Alert that was pending license plate information on the suspect...
 

Car-Train Collision in Gary

We have word of a collision involving a car and a freight train in Gary this morning, in the area of Lake Street and Miller Avenue in the Miller section of the city.  The Lake County Coroner has reportedly been...
 

Last Porter Co Household Haz Collection Event for 2014

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There's just one more household hazardous waste collection event scheduled for Porter County residents this year, and it's this weekend. Lake Michigan Districts Household Hazardous Waste crews will be at Portage High School collecting those items from 9 am to...
 

New Initiative in East Chicago to Address Truancy

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In East Chicago, police report a new initiative will begin when students start school later this month to address truancy and the overwhelming issues associated with communities that experience unacceptable numbers of unexcused absences from the classroom. Police Chief Mark...
 

Purdue University Northwest Designation on Hold for Now

The Purdue University Board of Trustees last month approved the name “Purdue University Northwest” for the future, single Purdue university of two campuses in northwest Indiana, but it will be some time before that moniker will be utilized. The Chancellor's...
 

US 231 in DeMotte Closed Saturday for Touch of Dutch

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This Saturday US 231 will be closed within the DeMotte city limits from 7:30am until noon for the “Touch of Dutch” festival. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office and DeMotte Police report during this time a 5-K race and parade will...
 

Owner of Kelsey's Dies After Crash in Michigan City

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A Valparaiso businessman died on Wednesday at a South Bend Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a crash Tuesday afternoon in Michigan City. The Times reports 74 year old Jack Hood was heading...
 

In-Home Tattoo Kits Recalled for Bacterial Contamination

If you're interested in getting a tattoo or thinking of adding more ink to your body, you might want to check the ink bottle first.  ABC News reports the warning comes from the Food and Drug Administration and is directed...
 

Valpo PD Resolve Suspicious Incident at Daycare Center

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In Valparaiso, police now report the subject allegedly involved in Wednesday's suspicious incident at Growing Kids Learning Center had no criminal intent and was in fact related to a couple of the children. Police report that early this afternoon (Thursday)...
 

Jasper Co Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Alleged Rape

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The Jasper County Sheriff's Office reports they are investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred early Sunday morning in the rural Fair Oaks area. Authorities were called to the residence just before 7am and the victim informed deputies that she...
 

LaPorte PD to Participate in Labor Day DUI Crackdown

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The August/Labor Day DUI crackdown begins tomorrow through September 1st. The LaPorte Police Department reports that they will be joining the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign again this year and will arrest anyone caught driving drunk. According...
   

Retail Credit Cards Coming with Above Avg Interest Rates

Retail credit cards can burn a hole in your pocket. A new survey released today says many big retailers offer cards that come with above average interest. ABC News reports dozens of store credit cards were surveyed. The average interest...
   

City of Gary Independence Day Winners

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson hosted a brief meet and greet at City Hall Wednesday to announce the City of Gary’s 2014 Independence Day Parade winners.
The Parade winners are as follows:
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First Place:          The Methodist Hospitals
Second Place:    Gary...
   

Polish Pilgrimage March Arriving in Munster

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Munster Police have issued a traffic advisory regarding the Polish Pilgrimage March: The march will be arriving in Munster approximately 430pm on Saturday, 8/9/14 at Hohman/River. There will be approximately 5000 people and 10 support vehicles, including medical personnnel as...
   

Indiana State Parks Celebrate S'mores This Weekend

Indiana's state parks and reservoirs -- which include Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton --  have a sweet deal for people who love s’mores, the well-known campfire treat. Visitors this month can participate in two s’mores-related social media campaigns for...
   

Valpo PD Investigate Suspicious Incident Outside Daycare

Valparaiso Police say they're investigating a suspicious incident Wednesday afternoon outside Growing Kids Learning Center in the 34-hundred block of Campbell Street. Police were called to the area for a suspicious male subject standing near the fenced area while children...
   

SR 2 and US 231 Closures for Chip/Fog Seal Work

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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)  says road work next week will have some well-known local roadways closed for a few days.  INDOT says the planned closures of State Road 2, between Valparaiso and Hebron, and U.S. 231, between Hebron...
   

Valparaiso Road Closure

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Valparaiso city officials announcing an emergency road closure this morning:  One block of Elmhurst Avenue between Chestnut Street and Prospect Avenue is closed through 3:30 this afternoon (Thursday August 7) for emergency water service replacement.  The official detour is one...
   

Rush Named First Female Chief Justice of Indiana

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The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission on Wednesday unanimously chose Justice Loretta Rush as the next Chief Justice of Indiana. Rush, the first female to be named Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, is expected to take office later this...
   

McDermott Announces Plans to Run for 4th Term

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Democrat Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr has announced plans to run for a fourth term. At the same time, the Times today reports McDermott didn't rule out running for governor if former Governor Evan Bayh ultimately decides not to.  There's...
   

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