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Snow Showers Usher in Spring

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Scattered heavy snow showers are moving across Northwest Indiana and the Chicago Metro Area this morning. The National Weather Service in Chicago says snowfall amounts up to 1 inch will be possible in some areas which may cause untreated roads...
 

Debate Continues Over SShore Extension Dollars

A handful of Lake County communities - Hobart, Highland, Whiting and Munster, as well and Lake County - have pledged funds toward extending the South Shore eight-miles to the south, - and Lake Station could be next tonight – but...
 

'Tip a Cop' for Valpo PD G.R.E.A.T. Program

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Valparaiso Police will be conducting a fundraiser for the department’s Gang Resistant Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program. Currently the G.R.E.A.T. Program is taught to all seventh graders in the Valparaiso School District. The GREAT program and Valparaiso Police are celebrating...
 

Crown Point 'Marriage Mill' Couple Announced

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Craig Hoskins and Karla Ortegon
The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced Karla N. Ortegon and Craig D. Hoskins will be getting married at the annual Marriage Mill celebration during the Food & Arts Festival in downtown Crown Point Friday,...

 

Portage Parks Seeking Seasonal Employees

The Portage Parks Department is now accepting applications for seasonal employment. Positions include concessions, Lakefront and Riverwalk operations, softball and soccer field crews, facility and grounds maintenance, housekeeping, office/administration and summer camp counselors. The pay range is $7.50 to $10.00...
 

Lansing Police Investigating Death of Child

In south-suburban Lansing, police are investigating the death of a two-year-old child. The Village of Lansing said police and paramedics were called out on a medical emergency at about 2 pm Wednesday to the 179-hundred block of Wildwood Avenue and...
 

Two Statewide Tornado Drills Planned

This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana, and today (Thursday March 20) the National Weather Service is conducting two statewide tornado drills, one around 9:15 am the other at about 6:30 tonight, Central Time.  As part of Severe Weather...
 

Porter County Joins Ethics Group

The Porter County Board of Commissioners has voted to join the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission, becoming the first Porter County member of the all-volunteer group. The commission currently counts ten Lake County cities and towns as members, as well as...
 

The Challenging Winter Officially Ends Thursday

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Tomorrow, March 20 th is the first day of Spring and many Region residents will be more than happy to see winter end. For many communities in northwest Indiana, it was a challenging winter, especially for Michigan City, who not...
 

Decrease in Year Over Year Home Sales in NW Indiana

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Single family home sales in northwest Indiana fell in February compared to numbers from a year ago. The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors reports 493 homes were sold in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper counties in February 2014,...
 

Fraudulent Checks Presented at LaPorte Federal Credit Union

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In LaPorte, police are investigating fraudulent checks being presented at LaPorte Community Federal Credit Union. Police report a credit union official told them they received a check in the mail from a casino in May of 2013, which was made...
   

Weekend College Baseball at US Steel Yard Relocated

College baseball games scheduled to take place this weekend at the US Steel Yard in Gary have been relocated due to the impact of winter weather on the south shore. Officials with the South Shore Railcats announced today Notre Dame...

   

Illinois Governor's Race: Quinn Vs. Rauner

The Illinois governor's race is set. ABC News reports the incumbent Democrat will take on a Republican outsider.
There's been a Democrat in the Illinois governor's mansion since 2002. But Governor Pat Quinn is extremely vulnerable as he heads into...
   

Crash on I-80/94 Backing-up Westbound Lanes

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Traffic tipsters to the Region News Team Traffic Center are reporting that all lanes westbound Interstate 80/94 are backing up to the Lake Station interchange.  INDOT says the back-up is due to a crash near Grand Blvd. that has two...

   

Temporary Job Opportunities Available in Michigan City

A number of temporary positions are available in Michigan City for interested applicants in the Parks and Recreation Department, Cemetery, Vector Control and Port Authority. City Personnel Director Shelley Dunleavy told the Region News Team related experience and education is...
   

Naked Toddler on Roof of Home in LaPorte

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Unsanitary living conditions and structure hazards caused police in LaPorte on Tuesday to forward a report to Child Protective Services and City Code Enforcement after officers investigated a naked toddler on the roof of a home. LaPorte Police report officers...
   

New Consulting Firm for Porter County

Porter County Commissioners this week agreed to a new consulting firm after the previous firm terminated its agreement with the county. The Times reports Malcon Malinowski Consulting Inc. terminated the agreement because the county auditor and his office allegedly failed...
   

Porter County Agrees to Sign Ethics Action Pledge

Porter County is now the newest member of the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission. Commissioners on Tuesday agreed to sign an ethics action pledge and now join ten Lake County cities – Crown Point, Dyer, East Chicago, Gary, Highland, Hobart, Lowell, Munster,...

   

Older Woman Have Higher Risk of Alzheimer's

A new study out today suggests women in their sixties are twice as likely to get Alzheimer's disease than men....and it's an even bigger risk for women than breast cancer at those ages. ABC News reports the Alzheimer's Association released...
   

IU Campuses Ready for 'Operation Stormy Weather'

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University’s Office of Emergency Management and Continuity will coordinate two university-wide tornado drills Thursday, March 20, for “Operation Stormy Weather,” as part of the state of Indiana's Severe Weather Awareness Week March 16 to 22.
Each...
   

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