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Sod Being Sold from Notre Dame Stadium

Responding to popular demand, sections of sod are being sold - for a limited time this week - to fans who want a piece of turf from Notre Dame stadium as the university begins to replace the natural grass with...
 

Leading Index for Indiana Down Slightly

The Indiana Business Research Center says despite encouraging news on the employment front, and the expectation of a "post-bad-weather bounce" this spring and summer, the Leading Index for Indiana is still in a "funk". Updated monthly, the index was developed...
 

WGU Indiana Freezes Tuition 5th Consecutive Year

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WGU Indiana is freezing tuition for the fifth year in a row.  Flat-rate tuition hasn't gone up since the virtual doors opened on the non-profit online university in June of 2010. More than fifty bachelor’s, master’s, and post-baccalaureate degree programs...
 

Delays on I-65 Near Hobart, Merrillville

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915 am CDT: The Indiana Department of Transportation reports the right lane of northbound I-65 in Lake County is closed near 61st Ave due to crash clean up. Expect delays as you travel northbound on I-65 near mile 254.3....
 

Sheriff: Legendary Anthropologist was a Humanitarian

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says world-renowned US forensic anthropologist Clyde Snow was a legendary scientist, but above all, a humanitarian. Dart issued a statement on Snow's passing, noting Snow's role in high-profile Chicago-area cases including the reopening of the...
 

Safety Kits Headed to Great Lakes Beaches

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Michigan Sea Grant will install beach safety kits this summer at ten Lake Michigan public beaches in Michigan, with plans to expand the program across beaches in Indiana, Illinois and elsewhere across the Great Lakes region over the next two...
 

Hammond K9 Officer Cleared

In Hammond, the police department says a comprehensive review shows a K-9 officer did not abuse or harm his police dog in any way. The officer was placed on administrative leave after a YouTube video surfaced a few weeks ago...
 

US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Christopher Smith

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A 21 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for felony robbery with serious bodily injury and felony armed robbery is this week's “Fugitive of the Week” by the US...
 

Power Outages in Hammond and Portage

NIPSCO is reporting around 15-hundred customers remain without power this evening in Hammond. The outage forced Purdue University Calumet to close all campus facilities for the day. The outage was first reported just before 4:30pm and a cause has not...
 

First Gypsy Moth Treatments Complete, Next This Friday

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The first of two spring aerial gypsy moth treatments for the Valparaiso sites in Porter County were completed this morning by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Phil Marshall with the DNR's Entomology and Plant Pathology Division, told the Region...
 

US Steel One of Many US Companies Allegedly Hacked

Cyber-espionage charges have been brought against five Chinese military officials by the United States. American officials are accusing them of hacking into US companies to gain trade secrets. Security expert Ira Winkler says blaming foreign individuals is not the way...
   

Beef and Cottage Cheese Recall

ABC News reports the government has ordered the recall of 1.8 million pounds of beef produced by a Michigan company, saying it could be contaminated with E-coli bacteria. The list of recalled products runs nearly a hundred pages. The beef,...
   

Indiana State Police Lowell Post Has New Commander

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Indiana State Police Lowell Post has a new District Commander. Superintendent of the Indiana State Police Douglas Carter announced today that Sergeant Terry Gose,...
   

Semi Rolls Over, Closes Ramp from EB I-94 to US 20

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A rolled over semi caused the ramp from I-94 eastbound to US 20 westbound to be closed for almost four-hours today. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports a preliminary investigation revealed that...
   

Volunteers Needed for Clean Up East Chicago Event

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Volunteers are invited to an adopt-a-block cleanup taking place tomorrow morning in East Chicago. Assistant Public Works Director, Lenny Franciski told the Region News Team cleanup begins at 8:30am on Indianapolis Boulevard at 145 th Street, right in front of...
   

Community Conversation on Education for Gary Youth

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The public is invited to participate in a discussion this Thursday on how to help improve education for all youth in the City of Gary by discussing strategies to advance learning, enhance student engagement and improve schools. Chelsea Whittington, City...
   

Man Charged with Activities Related to Obscene Performance

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A Crown Point man has been charged with activities related to an obscene performance after an investigation into a complaint he fondled himself while looking at a female living in the same apartment complex. Schererville Police report detectives filed the...
   

Sobriety Checkpoint in Lake County Wednesday

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Indiana State Police Lowell Post announced today they will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Lake County, during the late evening hours on Wednesday, in conjunction with Gary Police, the Lake County Sheriff's Department and Indiana University Northwest Police.
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CDC: Illinois Man Never Actually Contracted MERS

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say an Illinois man who tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, never actually contracted the disease. There are signs, however, that the potentially deadly bug was present at...
   

Governor Pence to Address Chamber in Hammond

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence is scheduled to be in Northwest Indiana next week, where he'll address members of the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber's General Membership Luncheon at Dynasty Banquets in Hammond.  The Governor is expected to talk...
   

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