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Pence Thanks NWI for Support of Illiana/Rail Expansion

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence was in the Region this afternoon where he delivered the keynote address at the Times Business and Industry Hall of Fame luncheon. Governor Pence told those in attendance about his four...
 

Vehicle Trying to Drive Around RR Gates Struck by Train

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In Gary Thursday night, a mother and teenage daughter were taken to an area hospital after police say the woman tried to drive around downed rail crossing gates and the SUV they were in was struck by a train.
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Valpo Man Charged with Murder in Fatal Shooting

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A 34 year old Valparaiso man has been charged with murder today regarding the fatal shooting of a Kouts man Wednesday morning at an apartment in the 31-hundred block of Black Partridge...
 

Suspect Charged After Incident at Zao Island

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In Valparaiso, police say one person has been charged and charges are pending against two others after an alarm went off at Zao Island at US 30 and Horseprairie. Officials say officers responded shortly after 11:30 Thursday night and discovered...
 

Crash Near Gary Sends Juvenile to Hospital

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A juvenile has been airlifted to a Chicago-area hospital after a crash near Gary this morning. Lake County Sheriff's Police say shortly before 7:30 am, units responded to the 27-hundred block of West 39th Avenue in Calumet Township. Police say...
 

Gary Teen Charged with Family Express Armed Robbery

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A 17 year old male from Gary is in custody and has been charged in the armed robbery last weekend at the Family Express in South Haven. The Porter County Sheriff's Office reports the teen was arrested on Thursday after...
 

Spider Issue Causes Mazda Recall

Mazda is recalling 42-thousand vehicles because of a possible issue involving spiders. ABC News reports the recall involves the Mazda 6 -- from model years 2010 through 2012 -- the concern is spiders can weave webs in a vent hose...
 

Alleged EC Bank Robbery Suspects are in Custody

The FBI says an East Chicago couple wanted in connection with a "takeover-style" armed bank robbery in East Chicago has been arrested in Missouri.   Authorities announced they were searching for Jeremiah Ellis and Ashley Patterson, of the 48-hundred block of...
 

Body Found Identified as Missing Indiana Doctor

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Authorities say a body found in Colorado has been identified as an Indiana doctor who went missing March 14 th on a hiking trip with friends near Vail. 39-year-old Dr. James McGrogan, originally from Chesterton, was reported missing after he...
 

Governor Launches 'Major Moves' Construction

Governor Launches 'Major Moves' Construction
Governor Mike Pence Thursday directed the State Budget Agency to release 200-million in funding for projects along I-65 in central Indiana, including widening a busy stretch near Lafayette from State Road 26 to State Road 38. It's part of the...
 

Crash Closes Northbound I-65 in Gary

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10:20 am CDT: The Indiana Department of Transportation reports all lanes of northbound I-65 are closed near 15th Avenue in Gary due to a crash. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes as you travel northbound on I-65 near mile...
   

Hobart Candy Factory Planning Expansion

In Hobart, there's a public hearing coming up next month on a proposed multimillion dollar expansion at Albanese Confectionery. The city council this week gave preliminary approval to a couple of tax abatements requested by the candy factory in connection...
   

New Volunteer Chaplains Join Gary Police Dept

Twelve new volunteer chaplains have joined the Gary Police Department. Swearing-in ceremonies were held Thursday at the city's Public Safety Facility. The unit has grown to twenty representing various faiths. Police Chief Wade Ingram often accompanies pastors on visits to...
   

Body Found May Be Missing Indiana Doctor

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Authorities say a body found in Colorado may be an Indiana doctor who went missing March 14 th on a hiking trip with friends near Vail. Positive identification had not yet been made as of last word this morning. The...

   

Letterman Announces 2015 Retirement

A surprise announcement from David Letterman Thursday night.  Letterman shocked his audience when he said he plans on retiring from the show in 2015, though specific dates haven't been worked out yet.  Before he began hosting CBS' "Late Show" in...
   

Couple Sought in East Chicago Bank Robbery

The FBI is asking for the public's help in finding a couple they say carried out a "takeover-style" armed bank robbery in East Chicago. A news release says police are searching for Jeremiah Ellis and Ashley Patterson, of the 48-hundred...
   

Students Hold Sit-In Over Former Student's Suicide

About two-hundred students at Lake Central High School held a sit-in this week after the suicide of a former student. Today's Times reports the principal sent an email to parents saying the protest was not the right way to handle...

   

Safety Tips for Driving in High Water Conditions

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Indiana State Police have released a number of safety tips for motorists in the event a flash flood occurs. Authorities say if you should happen to find yourself stranded in water to act fast...
   

LaPorte PD Attribute Increase in 2014 Crashes to Winter WX

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Police in LaPorte attribute the severe weather conditions experienced in the first quarter of this year for the increase in personal injury traffic crashes. LaPorte Police report they have investigated 29 crashes so far in 2014 compared to 26 from...
   

Autopsy Results Show Kouts Man Shot Three Times

Results of an autopsy conducted in Mishawaka this afternoon have been released on a Kouts man Valparaiso Police say was fatally shot on the north side of the city early Wednesday morning by someone he knew. Porter County Coroner Chuck...
   

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