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IU Northwest Coffee with a Cop on September 2nd

Officers from the Indiana University Northwest Police Department are inviting students, faculty, staff and members of the community to join them this Tuesday, September 2nd, to discuss community issues and build relationships...over a cup of coffee. “Coffee with a Cop”...
 

Fire at Lake Co Courthouse Causes Temporary Changes

The Lake County Courthouse building in Gary is not likely to reopen again until possibly Wednesday after an electrical fire in the basement of the building severely damaged several pieces of the electrical system. The Times reports employees were safely...
 

At Least 14 Injured in Shuttle Bus Crash Near O'Hare

At least 14 people are hurt after a shuttle bus crashed into a concrete median just outside of O'Hare Airport. ABC News reports the Chicago Fire Department says four people are listed in serious to critical condition, four others as...
 

INDOT Road Work Moratorium for Labor Day Weekend

INDOT reports a road work moratorium begins at noon today and continues until the early morning hours on Tuesday, September 2 nd to allow drivers a safer and more efficient holiday travel weekend.
Wherever possible, road restrictions will be removed...
 

Gas Spill in Portage Home Causes Fire

A residential fire in Portage on Thursday resulted in the homeowner and a Portage police officer being hospitalized for smoke inhalation. Portage Fire Chief Tom Fieffer told the Region News Team they received the call at 4:44pm to the single...
 

Portion of Wood St in Valpo Closed for Gas Line Repair

A portion of Wood Street in Valparaiso will be closed today as NIPSCO crews will be repairing a gas line. Work began at 8:30 this morning and is anticipated to continue through 2pm on Wood Street, from Roosevelt east to...
 

Search Process Outlined for New LAUW President

The search is on for a new person to lead the Lake Area United Way after current President and CEO Lou Martinez announced he will retire effective March 31 st , 2015. Board of Trustees Member and Search Committee Chair,...
 

Impaired Driving Crackdown Continues Through Monday

Indiana State Police will be working with local law enforcement agencies through Monday conducting enforcement activities designed to identify and arrest impaired drivers. State Police report the crackdown is part of the “Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Troopers...
 

Construction Freeze on Toll Road for Labor Day Weekend

ITR Concessions has announced a moratorium on Indiana Toll Road construction for the Labor Day weekend. Officials report the construction freeze is now in effect through 8pm Tuesday, September 2 nd . Exceptions will be made for several long-term construction...
 

500 Pounds of Sulfer Released in BP Explosion

More than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide was released into the air as a result of an explosion at BP's Whiting Refinery Wednesday night. The Times reports BP issued a statement saying there is no indication the incident resulted in...
 

VanDenburgh Holding Legislative Office Hours Today

State Representative Shelli VanDenburgh of Crown Point will be holding legislative office hours at three locations in Lake County today (Friday). VanDenburgh says there are many issues that face the 19th District and the state and she would love to...
   

219: Region Invited To Taste Of Duneland

Come spend the last unofficial Saturday of Summer sampling some of the best food Duneland has to offer. The 7th Annual Taste of Duneland runs this weekend in Chesterton's Thomas Centennial Park from 11am-11pm next to the European Market. Bring...
   

Post Season Possibility for SouthShore Railcats

Even with a 6-1 loss to the Sioux City Explorers in an away game last night, the Gary SouthShore Railcats are currently tied for the lead in the American Association Central Division with just four games left.  According to the...
   

New Art Gallery to Open Tuesday Sept. 2nd at Taltree

Region residents are being invited to browse and purchase artwork at the opening of a new White Ripple Art Gallery at Taltree Arboretum this Tuesday.  According to Anicia Kosy the Arboretum's Communications Director, White Ripple Gallery and Company is partnering...
   

Internet-Savvy Hoosiers Help State Reach New Heights

If you have ever gone online to access immunization records at MyVaxIndiana-dot-com, you have helped the state reach a milestone.  According to the Indiana State Department of Health, more than 50,000 records have been accessed since their groundbreaking online tool...
   

Camp Summit in La Porte County could be Shuttered

Upon hearing word that Camp Summit in La Porte County could close for budgetary reasons, Indiana House Democratic Leader, Scott Pelath from Michigan City, fired off a letter to Governor Mike Pence.  According to Pelath, the governor and the state...
   

AT&T Makes Corporate Gift to Lake Area United Way

The Lake Area United Way was on the receiving end of a significant corporate gift given recently by AT&T.  The United Way reports that the $8,000 gift was presented at the agency's office in Griffth.  An AT&T spokesperson says, "We...
   

Hobart Marine Corps Monthly Tribute to Fallen Troops

The public is invited to a ceremony Friday, August 31st, in Hobart where the names of fallen troops from the area are read out loud.  The Hobart Marine Corps League will be reading seven names at the ceremony, which starts...
   

Volunteers Needed for Beach Cleanup in September

The Alliance for the Great Lakes' Adopt-a-Beach and Save the Dunes are seeking volunteers to help cleanup Porter Beach a Saturday in September.  According to Save the Dunes, it will a fun day at the beach, "picking up trash, testing...
   

Five Lowell Troopers Honored at State Ceremony

Five Indiana State Troopers who operate out of the Lowell Post were recipients of awards given out at a ceremony held at the Government Center in Indianapolis last week.  According to the Lowell District, Troopers Brian Henderson, Gary Runde,John Holmen,...
   

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