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Portage Debates, Approves Tax Break

A tax break for MonoSol LLC was approved by the Portage City Council Tuesday night following heated debate. Although it eventually passed, there was concern over a ten-year, 100-percent abatement on personal property or equipment, something that had never been...
 

Seed Company Adding Jobs in Indiana

The country's largest family-owned seed company has announced plans to expand their headquarters and operations in central Indiana, creating up to one-hundred new jobs by 2017.  Beck's Hybrids in downstate Atlanta, Indiana, plans to begin hiring for positions this summer.  ...
 

Unidentified Individual Found Dead in Gary

Gary Police and Fire and Lake County CSI are investigating a death in Lake County. The Lake County Coroners office was dispatched to the 18-hundred block of Pennsylvania Street in Gary at one-o'clock this morning, where an individual whose name,...
 

Visclosky Issues Statement on S Shore Expansion

  Indiana Congressman Pete Visclosky has announced he is moving forward with the proposed South Shore expansion. The Congressman had asked every municipality in Lake County to pledge funds toward extending the commuter line eight-miles south to Dyer, and although...
 

Gary City Councilman Sentenced

  A Gary city councilman has been sentenced to three months in prison for tax evasion. Officials say 42-year-old Ronier Scott pleaded guilty in federal court to two misdemeanor counts of willfully failing to file income tax returns for the...
 

Gary's Historic Ambassador Apts Slated for Demolition

The wrecking ball could come to a historic building in Gary as soon as this Fall. The city's redevelopment commission is holding a public hearing today on the demolition of the long-abandoned and once grand Ambassador Apartments in the 500...
 

Report: Indiana Leads US in Meth Lab Seizures

Newly-released statistics show Indiana led the country in meth-lab seizures last year. According to a report assembled by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there were just under 18-hundred incidents reported in Indiana in 2013. Indiana was followed by Tennessee, Missouri,...
 

New Bike Bridges Going Up in Hammond

Some streets will temporarily close in Hammond so crews can build new bridges for bike paths. Work will affect 165th Street just east of Lyman Avenue along the Monon path beginning today weather permitting. Street closures are scheduled April 9th...
 

Voter Registration Deadline Nears

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is reminding Hoosiers that this Monday, April 7 is the deadline to register to vote in the May 6th Primary Election. Hoosiers can visit IndianaVoters-dot-com to verify, update, or start a voter registration. Military...
 

Gary Mayor Celebrates Volunteerism

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(Photos Courtesy of the City of Gary. ABOVE: KFW addresses
volunteers and Sojourner Truth House clients after presenting
the National Day of Service Proclamation. BELOW: KFW (2 nd on
the right, seated) assists with a mailing with RSVP volunteers.)
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Over...
 

Three WCC Staff Honored for Assisting Stranded Motorist

Three high school equivalency program teachers at the Westville Correctional Facility were honored last week for their selfless act in assisting a stranded motorist. Public Information Officer John Schrader says Adam Brown, Bill Frazier and David McLiver car pool to...
   

Coats: We Need the Real Obamacare Numbers

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(Photo Courtesy of the Office of US Senator Dan Coats)
President Obama, appearing in the White House Rose Garden this afternoon, announced that sign-ups under the Affordable Care Act had exceeded the initial goal of 7 million. 
Indiana US Senator...
   

State Rd. 49 Bridge Closure Delayed One Week

Kakakee River Bridge SR-49
Drivers have received a one week reprieve from learning the detour route to go around the soon to be closed Kankakee River bridge on Indiana 49. 
 
 
According to INDOT's Facebook page, the major rehab project on the Kankakee...

   

Americans Now Drinking 20% Less Soda

ABC News reports since America's soda drinking peak in 1998, Americans are now drinking 20 percent less, a precipitous drop that intensified in 2013 with a three percent cut in consumption, the largest in history and a major change in...
   

Mammograms in Your 40's Not Needed for Every Woman

More evidence that mammograms in your 40's...may not be necessary for every woman. ABC News reports deciding whether to get a mammogram in your 40's....is a decision every woman should have with her doctor...not one that should be regulated across...
   

State Superintendent to Visit Gary Community School Corp

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz will be visiting the Gary Community School Corporation tomorrow. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson says Superintendent of Schools Dr. Cheryl Pruitt and other school district officials will be joining her on her visit, which includes...
   

Valpo Man Charged After Striking Two Boys with Vehicle

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A 20 year old Valparaiso man faces multiple charges, including operating while intoxicated, after he allegedly struck two male juveniles with his vehicle Monday night in Liberty Township. The Porter County Sheriff's Office reports they responded to the northbound lane...
   

Traffic Stops in LaPorte Nets Four Felony Warrant Arrests

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Separate traffic stops for violations over the past several days in LaPorte has led to four felony warrant arrests. The LaPorte Police Department reports a 22 year old Hamlet man wanted on outstanding warrants for forgery and fraud was taken...
   

US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Joshua Flores

Flores Joshua
(Photo Courtesy of the US Marshals Service)
A documented street gang member with the “Latin Kings” is the US Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force “Fugitive of the Week”. 33 year old Joshua Flores is wanted by the Lake...
   

Lake Co Deputy Saves Motorist From Burning Vehicle

Officer Kyle Kranz
(Photo Courtesy of the Lake County Sheriff's Office)
A Lake County Sheriffs officer pulls a motorist from a burning vehicle late Monday night. Officer Kyle Kranz was patrolling the southeast area of south Lake County shortly before midnight when he...
   

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