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Lane Restrictions affecting portions of Cline Ave.

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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces Cline Avenue (SR 912) is currently down to one lane in each direction, between Chicago Avenue and Michigan Street/5th Avenue. Crews are preparing crossovers to facilitate changing traffic patterns as the Cline Avenue...
 

1st U.S. Case of Middle East Respiratory Virus in NWI

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The first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the United States has been confirmed in a patient in Northwestern Indiana today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 
According to a press release, following a flight...
 

Flu Season Lingers on

Allergy season is here in the Region, but while flu activity is low in Indiana and other states, a wave of influenza B virus is making the rounds.  In their weekly Influenza Report, The Centers for Disease Control says that...
 

New Act Announced for South Shore Air Show

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It's one unique act that can play with a yo-yo, blow bubbles, shoot smoke and do it all while hoovering.  The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has just announced the addition of OTTO the helicopter to the South Shore...
 

Rensselaer Man Struck and Killed by Train in Jasper Co

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The Jasper County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a 38 year-old Rensselaer man, who was reportedly struck and killed by a freight train southeast of Fair Oaks near the village of Parr Thursday night.
Reports say, at around...
 

Police: Toy Gun used in Griffith Bank Hold-Up

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A Griffith man allegedly used a toy gun painted to look real in a bank robbery this week. According to documents filed in Hammond federal court, the 38-year-old man faces a felony bank robbery charge in connection with a hold-up...
 

219: Lake County Pet Expo

It's time to perk up your ears and get your tail wagging this weekend at the 7 th Annual Lake County Pet Expo. Vivian Vallone, President and Founder says o ver 40 vendors and 22 animal rescues will be on...
 

Sen Donnelly Supports New Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

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Indiana Democratic US Senator Joe Donnelly is supporting new bipartisan legislation that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline without requiring a permit from President Obama to move forward. Earlier this month, the Obama Administration announced plans to indefinitely extend the...
 

Police-Involved Shooting in Hobart

In Hobart, a police-involved shooting is under investigation. Hobart Police say during the late night hours Thursday night, a Hobart Police officer observed a shooting take place between two vehicles in the 16-hundred block of East 62nd Avenue, near the...
 

Celebration Banquet for Marquette Catholic State Champs

The celebrations continue for the Class-A State Champs Marquette Catholic in Michigan City, and the public is invited to be a part of it. The Blazers beat Barr-Reeve 70-66 in overtime at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis in March to...
 

Intersection to be Named in Honor of Fallen Officer

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In south Lake County, officials from Lowell, the Lake County Sheriffs Department and Lake County Fraternal Order of Police will be among those gathering this Saturday (May 3rd) at 11 am to dedicate an intersection on the western edge of...
   

219: Pinewood Deby Rolls Saturday

Ready, Set, Race... The Cub Scout District Pinewood Derby is set to kick off Saturday at 4pm at Fairgrounds Park in Valpo. Jim Pysh (Fish) Assistant Scout Master with Troop 920 says i t is estimated over 50-million Boy Scouts...
   

Hebron Schools Try Again with Referendum

In Hebron, school officials will be trying again next week, asking residents of the Metropolitan School District of Boone Township for a property tax increase to help fund schools. A similar referendum failed by four votes last year. Teacher and...
   

Crown Point Police Investigate Metal Thefts

  In Crown Point, police are investigating the thefts of metal from a residential and business location last Friday (Apr 23rd). Police say copper wire was reported stolen from below a deck in a homeowner's back yard in the 200...
   

Town of Munster Traffic Alert

The Town of Munster reports Canadian National Railroad has informed the Munster Public Works Department that it will be repening the at-grade crossing located on White Oak Avenue in Munster on Tuesday May 6th.  Officials say the reopening date has...
   

Two Men Killed in Shootings

Authorities say two men were killed in separate shootings in Gary Thursday. The Lake County Coroners office says 20-year-old Alvis Moore of Gary received multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:30 Thursday afternoon in the...
   

AUDIO: Hobart Residents Input Sought for Ten Year Plan

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The City of Hobart is establishing a ten-year comprehensive plan from 2015 through 2025 to develop initiatives and polices is asking its residents for their input. City Planner Sergio Mendoza told the Region News Team six sessions have been scheduled...
   

Airlines Trying to Get You to Pay More to Fly

Airlines are trying to get you to pay more for your tickets. ABC News reports Rick Seany at FareCompare says the airlines have tried to raise ticket prices eleven times this year... 4 of the attempts have been successful. He...
   

Public Invited to Use EC PD for Transactions with Strangers

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The East Chicago Police Department is inviting the public to use their parking lot or lobby when they meet with total strangers to take part in transactions of items that have been advertised over the internet, in classified ads and...
   

Officer Placed on Leave After Video Shows Him Hit K-9

A K-9 police officer with the Hammond Police Department has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation after a YouTube video surfaced on Wednesday which appears to show the officer hit and lift the dog off the ground by...
   

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