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X-Rock's KB interviews Night Ranger's Kelly Keagy

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X-Rock 103.9's KB caught up with Night Ranger drummer and vocalist Kelly Keagy in anticipation of their July 11th show at La Porte County Fair.  Click the link to listen to the full interview: https://soundcloud.com/regionnewsteam/kelly-keagy-full-interview-web-only-revised
Recently, Kelly was awarded the...
 

Illinois Construction Supplier Moving to Gary

An Illinois construction supplier is moving operations to Lake County, Indiana. Superior Truss and Panel makes and installs roof trusses and wall panels for commercial buildings. The company announced plans today to relocate from Markham to Gary, creating up to...
 

Two New Bike-Pedestrian Bridges Open in Hammond

In Hammond, two bridges opened to foot and two-wheel traffic Monday... the Erie-Lackawanna Trail bike and pedestrian bridge is at Columbia and Southeastern Avenue, and the Monon Trail bridge is at 165th Street and Lyman Avenue. The bridges open in...
 

Additional Branch Pick-Ups in Lowell Due to Storms

Clean-up continues in south Lake County after storms last week that produced over a dozen tornadoes across northern Indiana. Two of those twisters were near Lowell. Due to that recent severe weather, the Town of Lowell's Street Department is picking...
 

Panel Recommends $13 Minimum Wage for Chicago

A task force appointed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has recommended that the city's minimum wage be bumped up to 13-dollars an hour by 2018. The panel called the Minimum Wage Working Group says the nearly five-dollar increase should be...
 

Rose Run Planned for Slain Gary Police Officer

The Indiana Patriot Guard and an area group called Unforgetten Souls that rides in remembrance of police, fire and military, are planning a "rose run" from Portage to the Gary Police Department tomorrow (Wednesday July 9th) in memory of slain...
 

Statewide Silver Alert for Missing Lawrence Man

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A Statewide Silver Alert has been declared:  The City of Lawrence Police Department is investigating the disappearance of an adult from Lawrence, Indiana. Lawrence, Indiana is located approximately 5 miles east of Indianapolis, Indiana. Anthony L. Johnson is a 62...
 

Chicago Holiday Shootings Death Toll Rises to 16

The death toll from gun violence in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend death has gone up to 16 as two others die from their wounds.  Authorities say more than 80 people were injured in a rash of shootings...
 

Body Found in Car in Gary

In Gary, police are investigating the discovery of a body in the trunk of a car in the area of East 22 nd Place and Iowa Street Monday afternoon. The Lake County Coroners office was dispatched to the scene shortly...
 

No New Information in Gary Officer's Homicide

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Authorities continue to investigate the shooting death of a longtime Gary Police officer. Officials say Jeffrey Westerfield was found unresponsive inside his patrol car at 26th Avenue and Van Buren in Gary and was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday,...
 

New Birthing Center in Munster Ready to Deliver

Community Hospital in Munster, expanded Family Birthing Center will be ready to start delivering new birthdays starting tomorrow, Tuesday July 8, 2014.  According to a press release, the hospital says their 34-million dollar Parkview Tower expansion with three floors dedicated...
   

Culver's Presents Fundraising Check for Veterans Build

Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana and the NWI Veteran Action Council were on the receiving end of check to benefit the collaborative "Veterans Build" Initiative. According to Lisa Benko of Habitat, the check for $1599.00 presented by Culver's, represents...
   

Feeding Program gets a Boost from Meals on Wheels

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To ensure no child goes without summertime meals, Meals on Wheels and Food Bank of Northwest Indiana have teamed up with the USDA's Summer Feeding Program.  According to Megan Sikes of the Food Bank, the program provides free nutritious breakfast...
   

All Lanes Eeastbound I-94 Slow Due to Earlier Crash

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All lanes eastbound on the Borman (I-80/94) are backing up due to a crash on eastbound I-94 near the State Rd. 249/Portage exit.  INDOT is reporting that all eastbound lanes have just been reopened as the crash has been cleared...
   

Nat'l Anthem Girl to Sing at South Shore Car Show

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On a mission to sing the national anthem in all 50 states by September 14th--the song's 200th anniversary--the National Anthem Girl has only 10 states left to go!  According to the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority,  Janine Stange crosses...
   

July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month

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According to a survey by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, for nearly one out of five pets that are scared off by the sound of fireworks, thunderstorms or other loud noises, only four return.  Which...
   

Resurfacing work near Chesterton HS underway

Walsh and Kelly reports they are currently conducting paving and resurfacing work near the high school in Chesterton. A spokesperson for the company says crews will be resurfacing County Rd. 1050 N. from 5th St. to 11th Ave. and then...
   

Valpo PD Invites Community to Join National Night Out

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Community members, neighborhood leaders and crime watch groups in Valparaiso are being called upon to participate in the 31st Annual National Night Out to be held on Tuesday, August 5th, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.
Police Chief Michael Brickner is inviting...
   

Shooting Total Now Over 80 in Chicago, 14 Dead

A murder Sunday night in Chicago marked a violent end to a violent Fourth of July weekend in the Windy City. In addition to at least fourteen fatalities, authorities report more than eighty people shot and wounded. Father Michael Pfleger...
   

Samardzija Will Miss All-Star Game

Former Cub starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija got a victory in his first outing with the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Samardzija, a Valparaiso High School and Notre Dame grad, was traded from the Cubs to the A's over the holiday weekend. ...
   

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