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Names Released in Fatal Stabbings

The Lake County Coroners office has released the names of two homicide victims, an elderly husband and wife, one of whom was killed at Methodist Hospitals Southlake campus in Merrillville overnight. Officials say both 80-year-old Margarine Haywood and her husband,...
 

Shooting Death in Gary

There is word today that police in Gary today are investigating a homicide in the 21-hundred block of Carolina Street overnight. The Lake County Coroners office reports 22-year-old J'Amir Wiley of Gary was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after...
 

Region Expecting Summer Polar Plunge

Low pressure resulting in a July Polar Plunge is expected to reduce Region temperatures to 10-15° below normal next week, with possible record nighttime lows. National Weather Service meteorologists hesitate to call the event a "Polar Vortex," but the expected...
 

Special Tornado Siren Test Today, Feedback Wanted

Porter County Emergency Management Agency officials have a special request. Today (Friday July 11) they're doing a special test of all the tornado sirens at 12 noon. This is due to the power failures last week from severe storms. Matt...
 

219: Whiting's Great American Picnic

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Whiting continues its 125th Anniversary celebration Saturday with the Great American Picnic. A Gigantic Whiting replica birthday cake will be on display from 11am-4pm outside of city hall. Plus, Red and White Checkered Picnic Tables will line 119th Street where
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US 20 Renaming Ceremony Today for Late Mayor Clay

The city of Gary today (Fri July 11) is renaming a portion of US Highway 20 in honor of the late Mayor Rudolph “Rudy” Clay. The ceremony will take place at 10 am on the front steps of Gary City...
 

Suspect Arrested After Fatal Stabbing at Hospital

Authorities say they're investigating the deaths of two people, after a woman was fatally stabbed at Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus in Merrillville overnight, and a man was found dead at a second crime scene in the 1500 block of Hovey...
 

Hospital Lockdown due to 'Internal Incident'

Officials say an internal incident led to a lockdown that continues at Methodist Hospitals Southlake in Merrillville this morning, but they provided no other details as of yet. Several police officers were on scene at the hospital earlier, but have...
 

Local Hospital on Lockdown

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Officials say Methodist Hospitals Southlake in Merrillville is on lockdown at this hour.  The hospital campus has reportedly been on lockdown for the past few hours.  No other information has been released at this time.  There are reports of police...
 

Financing Received for Crown Point Sports Dome

A group looking to build a sports dome in Crown Point has received four-point-one million dollars in funding to build a sports dome on the city's 95 acre Sportsplex in the 13-hundred block of East North Street. The Times reports...
 

Phone Scam Reminder: Verify Call Before Sending Money

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In Portage, police are reminding residents to always verify the legitimacy of a call that asks you to send money, after a resident today received a call saying a relative of theirs was in jail and needed money for bond....
   

LAUW Recognizes Cargill Workplace Campaign

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(Photo Courtesy of Lake Area United Way.  From left to right: LAUW Development
Director T.J. Holsen, Susan Dolinski, Starch Department Supervisor, Sam Neal,
Hammond Facility Manager, LAUW Board Member Christina Herrera.)
Cargill Texturizing Solutions in Hammond has been recognized by...
   

Alcohol Restrictions on S. Shore Trains This Weekend

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NICTD announced today there will be alcohol restrictions for passengers starting tomorrow which will continue throughout the weekend in light of the 2014 Taste of Chicago. On Friday, alcohol will be prohibited on South Shore trains after 7pm and alcohol...
   

Pence Urges Congress to Block Proposed EPA Regulations

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today called on members of the Indiana Congressional Delegation to support legislative efforts that would block or prevent implementation of the EPA's proposed regulations on carbon dioxide emission from existing and new power plants. Governor Pence...
   

Bennent Fined for Using State Property for Campaigning

A five-thousand dollar fine has been imposed on former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennent for not giving himself permission to use state property for campaign purposes. The inspector general's report was approved today by the State Ethics Commission,...
   

Gary Educator Receives Ivy Tech's Highest Faculty Honor

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A Gary educator with 17 years of teaching experience was recently named by Ivy Tech Community College as this year’s recipient of the Glenn W. and Mary Catherine Sample Award for Excellence in Instruction. The award is Ivy Tech’s highest...
   

Deadline Nears for IURC Vacancy Applications

From the Governor's Office: Indianapolis – As previously announced on June 25, 2014, the deadline to submit applications to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Nominating Committee is close of business on Friday, July 11, 2014.  Applications are for persons interested...
   

Cedar Lake Seeking Applicants for Two Vacancies

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The Town of Cedar Lake is seeking applicants for one vacancy on the Board of Zoning Appeals and one vacancy on the town's Plan Commission. Interested residents may pick up an application at Cedar Lake Town Hall, 7408 Constitution Avenue,...
   

Porter/LaPorte Co Line, Smoke Rd Closures

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The Porter County Highway Department today announced a couple of upcoming projects. This Monday and Tuesday, July 14th and 15th, from 6:30 am to 3:30 pm, Porter/LaPorte County Line Road will be closed for one-and-a-half miles in Chesterton between County...
   

Job Fair at Gary's Genesis Convention Center

NiSource, US Steel, and Indiana University Northwest are among those scheduled to be part of a job fair today in downtown Gary. Localcareerfairs-dot-com says the 2014 Professional Diversity Recruiting Fair is happening at the Genesis Convention Center from 1 to...
   

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