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Valpo Man Charged in DUI Crash That Killed His Wife

A Valparaiso man is facing charges from a crash on the 4 th of July, at the intersection of US 30 and County Road 250 West in Center Township, that resulted in the death of his wife and severe injuries...
 

LaPorte Co Jail Deputy Charged with Trafficking with Inmate

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A LaPorte County Jail deputy has been arrested for her alleged role in trafficking with an inmate. LaPorte County Sheriff Michael Mollenhauer announced today 38 year old Heather Lari, who had been employed in the jail since April 1 st ...
 

Despite a Rainy Start Valpo PD Event Draws Crowd

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The very first "Coffee and Chocolate Milk with a Cop in Central Park" hosted by the Valparaiso Police Department is deemed a great success.  Valparaiso Police Chief Michael Brickner told the Region News Team that in it's second year the...
 

Hydrant Testing/Flushing Begins Next Week in Griffith

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In Griffith, officials today announced that the testing and flushing of fire hydrants will begin next week. From Tuesday, August 19 th through Friday, September 5 th , every hydrant south of Glen Park (45 th Avenue) in Griffith will...
 

Groundbreaking for Lakes of Valparaiso

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(Photo Courtesy of Karl Berner)
A groundbreaking ceremony was held this afternoon on the east side of Valparaiso for a 146 acre luxury apartment complex and business park.  Lakes of Valparaiso will be located east of State Road 49, between...
 

Traffic Hazard Backs Up Eastbound I-80/94


If you were driving through the region going eastbound on I-80/94 at around mid-afternoon today, and had luggage atop of your vehicle's luggage rack, you may want to pull over and see if it is still there.  Because at 3:15pm...
 

US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: David Luna

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A 21 year old man wanted for attempted murder is this week's US Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force “Fugitive of the Week”. David Luna is described as a white/Hispanic male, 5'7”,...
 

LaPorte School Crossing Guard Locations, Safety Tips

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Children will be going back to school next week in many northwest Indiana communities, including in LaPorte, where police want to remind residents of intersection safety. LaPorte Police report Adult School Crossing Guards will assist elementary children walking to school,...
 

Strong Cities, Strong Communities Open House in Gary

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The City of Gary is encouraging the community to come out this evening to learn more about the Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative. At this first open house, residents are also being invited to provide input on beautification projects that...
 

LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: Matthew Martinez

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A 27 year old man wanted on a warrant out of LaPorte Circuit Court for failure to appear for felony robbery and felony receiving stolen property is this week's “Wanted Person of the...
 

Michigan City Workshop on Gateway Plan

In Michigan City today (Aug 13) the public and any interested parties are encouraged to attend a workshop on redevelopment strategies for the north end of the city. Examples of some recommendations include streetscaping and bridge enhancements, traffic flow and...
   

Job Fair in Michigan City

Goodwill Industries of Michiana is partnering with Ivy Tech Community College and Blue Chip to host a Job Fair this Thursday, August 14th from 1 to 4 pm. The event will be held in Blue Chip’s Stardust Event Center in...
   

Nearly 700,000 Hoosier Voters Listed as 'Inactive'

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson says about  700-thousand Hoosier voters are now considered inactive. Since May, the state has mailed out over five-million postcards to refresh the statewide voters list. Now, county election officials are using the data to...
   

State Funds Adoption Subsidy

In a letter to DCS Director Mary Beth Bonaventura, Indiana Governor Mike Pence has announced the state will fund the State Adoption Subsidy (SAS) for fiscal year 2015. State Senate Democratic Leader Tim Lanane of Anderson and Democrat State Senator...
   

Purdue, Amazon Team Up to Reduce Textbook Costs

Purdue has announced a new collaboration with online retail giant Amazon. The Purdue Student Store, at purdue.amazon.com, launched on Amazon Tuesday, and university officials in West Lafayette say it could save students up to 30 percent – or six-million dollars...
   

Whiting Lakefront Park Open House Celebration

An open house celebration is underway at Whiting Lakefront Park through 4-o'clock today (11a-4pm Wednesday August 13). Today's event, spotlighting the city's shoreline, also includes a special program honoring the Whiting Science Olympiads, the Lakefront Park Bench Dedication ceremony and...
   

Work on Airport Road in Portage

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In Portage road crews today are grinding and preparing Airport Road for resurfacing. Expect flaggers and traffic delays along Airport Road between Central Avenue and Lute Road today in Portage....
   

State Road 2 Hebron-Valpo Closure in Effect

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After two days of rain delay, the closure to State Road 2 has begun between Hebron and Valparaiso. INDOT tells us that crews are chip-sealing the road to preserve the surface, extend the road's life, and prevent potholes.
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Woman Found Dead in Gary Identified

Officials now know the identity of a woman found dead Saturday morning in an alley in the 38-hundred block of Massachusetts Street in Gary. The Lake County Coroner's office says 34-year-old Piera M. Griffith of Gary was identified through fingerprints....
   

Three Injured in Dyer Crash

In Dyer, authorities say say three juveniles from Dyer were injured when the vehicle they were in crashed into the Galleria Building as US 30 and Church Street just before 7 am, Tuesday morning. Officers say the driver and one...
   

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