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Charges Filed in East Chicago Weekend Murder

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An East Chicago man is accused of murder in a homicide that occurred over the weekend. East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker announced today that charges have been filed through the Lake County Prosecutor's Office against 45-year-old Earl Ray Freeman...

Indiana BMV Begins Reinstatement Relief Program

A new program started this week to help Indiana drivers with suspended licenses get legal and get back behind the wheel. The Commissioner of Indiana's BMV says the purpose is also to reduce the number of drivers on the state's...

Dangerous Swimming Conditions Expected

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service offices in Chicago and Northern Indiana say dangerous swimming conditions are expected in Lake Michigan through Thursday morning.  High waves, possibly up to eleven feet in some areas, and strong rip currents and structural...

Filing Opens for Tri-Creek School Board Elections

The Tri-Creek School Corporation in Lowell announces the filing period for those interested in running for Tri-Creek School Corporation's Board of School Trustees in the upcoming election opens today (Wednesday, July 23, 2014) and continues through 12 noon Friday, August...

Driver on Bishop Ford Freeway Dies After Tire Hits Car

Illinois State Police say a woman driving on the inbound Bishop Ford Freeway died after a tire flew off a vehicle from the outbound side of the highway and struck her car. Authorities say the accident happened at about 6-o'clock...

Accident on Inbound Bishop Ford

An accident, with a serious injury reported, is causing lengthy delays for Indiana motorists trying to commute to downtown Chicago via I-94.  The accident scene, located just after the steel bridge on the inbound Bishop Ford Freeway, was blocking the...

Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative in Gary

More than two-hundred community leaders gathered at the Genesis Convention Center in downtown Gary Tuesday for first day of the two-day Strong Cities, Strong Communities, Strong Northwest Indiana symposium. Gary was chosen in a competitive selection process to be one...

Dillinger Museum Closes, Readies for Move

  Tuesday was the last day for the John Dillinger Museum at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. As the museum is being readied for its move to the old historic Lake County Courthouse on the square in downtown Crown...

'Kids Count' Report Shows Improvement in Indiana

New data finds Indiana children are making strides in education, but high rates of child poverty continue to persist.
An annual state-by-state snapshot of child well-being, the 2014 Kids Count Data Book ranks Indiana 27th nationally, up three spots from...

Field Agents Conducting Cyclical Reassessments

Representatives from county and township assessor's offices are out physically inspecting parcels as part of the four-year Cyclical Reassessment mandated by Indiana state law. Assessment Specialist with the Porter County Assessor's Office, Sheila Paxson, told the Region News Team the...

1st Babies at New Community Hospital Birthing Center

(Photos Courtesy of Munster Community Hospital.
Above: Joyce McNeal, Tim and Kamryn Zlotkowski.
Below: Dan, Megan and Logan Omarrah.)
Munster Community Hospital opened its new addition earlier this month, a 34-million dollar expansion called Parkview Tower that features a family birthing...

New Study Finds Beef Production Harmful to the Earth

A new study says beef production is much more harmful to the earth than the production of other animal proteins. ABC News reports the study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that compared to pork,...

Cause of Death Pending for 2 Year Old Chesterton Boy

A child from Chesterton has died at a Chicago hospital but the cause and manner of death is pending. The Times reports authorities were called to the one-thousand block of Woodlawn Avenue around 9:13 Friday morning for a two-year old...

Adult and Juvenile Arrested in LaPorte for Dealing Cocaine

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A 50 year old man and a 15 year old male juvenile from Chicago were recently arrested in LaPorte as part of an on-going investigation involving the distribution of narcotics and illegal drugs in and around the LaPorte area. The LaPorte...

LaPorte Man Heading to Washington to Help With Wildfires

Amer. Red Cross
A Red Cross volunteer and EMT from LaPorte will be leaving tomorrow to help those affected by the wildfires in Washington State. George Hayes told the Region News Team he will be serving as a Health Services Supervisor, assisting medics...

US 35 Microsurface Project Begins Tonight in LaPorte

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US 35/Pine Lake Avenue will be reduced to one lane starting this evening for two to three nights of micro-surface work between State Road 39 and the bridge over the railroad in downtown LaPorte. INDOT reports the work will begin...

South Shore Busing Due to Work in Michigan City

The operators of the South Shore announce temporary busing for select midday trains between Carroll Avenue in Michigan City and Dune Park in Porter County on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting today (July 22) and continuing thru August 14. Rush hour...

Residents Alerted to EZPass, Microsoft Scammers

More scam alerts to pass along to Region residents, and these use some very familiar names. Better Business Bureau of Northern Indiana CEO Marjorie Stephens says scammers are posing as EZPass in emails claiming to collect unpaid tolls, emails that...

Lake One of Five Counties Chosen for Pilot Pre-K

Indiana Governor Mike Pence announced today that Lake County is one of the five counties chosen for the state's new pilot pre-K program. Last month the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced eighteen finalist counties for the program where...

Hammond Man's Body Recovered from J.C. Murphy Lake

The body of a 24-year-old Hammond man was found today in J.C. Murphy Lake at Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area. Indiana Conservation Officers say they are continuing to investigate the death of Saul Lopez. Officials say the man's body...

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