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Dune Ridge Trail Prescribed Fire Scheduled on 4/9

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(Photo Courtesy of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore)
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will be tentatively conducting a prescribed fire at the Dune Ridge Trail in Beverly Shores tomorrow. The prescribed fire in the east end of the Dune Ridge Trail will...
 

Guild of Volunteers Donates $90,000 to Fund Patient Services

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(Photo Courtesy of Franciscan Alliance.Shown with Weber (from left), are Sheila Ito,
treasurer of the lifeline guild; Caryn Glossinger, president; Margene Bohlim, Gift Shoppe
treasurer; Kathleen Nicholson, corresponding secretary; and Angie Kmiecik, recording secretary.)
Officers of the Franciscan St. Anthony...
 

Senator Coats' Staff to Hold Office Hours Next Week

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Indiana US Senator Dan Coats today announced that a week from today, Tuesday, April 15 th , a member of his staff will visit Chesterton and Michigan City to meet with local residents and assist Hoosiers experiencing problems with a...
 

Nominations Being Accepted for ROSE Awards in May

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Indiana Dunes Tourism announced today they are accepting nominations for the annual Recognition of Service Excellence or ROSE Awards, an event that honors those in northwest Indiana who provide the best service to visitors and residents alike. Promotions Director Ken...
 

Medical Emergency Call Lands Truck Driver in Jail

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A 36 year old Ohio truck driver who called in a medical emergency on Monday in Jasper County was later taken into custody after he was allegedly found to be under the influence of a narcotic drug. Indiana State Police...
 

Credit Score Risks for Parents Co-Signing on Loans

Many parents may be putting their credit scores at risk when they agree to co-sign on a loan to their adult children. ABC News reports as many as two-thirds of all people in their 20's get their parents to co-sign...
 

PC Haz-Mat Team Cleans Up Corrosive Liquid Spill

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(Photo Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post)
A truck driver from Illinois was cited on Monday evening after an Indiana State Police trooper conducting a random hazardous material inspection discovered a 55 gallon drum containing a laundry destainer had...

 

Valpo Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charge

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(Photo Courtesy of the Porter County Sheriff's Office)
A Valparaiso man charged with murder pleaded not guilty today. Abraham Bratcher is accused of fatally shooting his friend, 31 year old Gerid Forste, at an apartment in the 31-hundred block of...
 

GM Scores Well in SUV Crash Tests

Some well timed good news for General Motors as two of its midsize SUVs, the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain, aced a challenging "small overlap" test crash. The Mazda CX-9 and Honda Pilot were the worst performers. ABC News reports...
 

Early Voting Begins in Indiana

Absentee, or early, voting begins today (Tue Apr 8) in Indiana for the May 6 th primary election. Local ballot and polling place information is online at a state website – www.indianavoters.com . Region residents will be voting in a...
 

Natl 'No-Call Law Enforcement Summit' in Indiana

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster today launched the first-ever national “No-Call Law Enforcement Summit.” Last year, the Indiana attorney general’s office received more than 14-thousand Do Not Call complaints with more than half involving...
   

Autopsy Scheduled on Body Found in Lake

An autopsy scheduled today is expected to help investigators determine if a body found in a lake in northwest Indiana over the weekend is that of a Michigan doctor missing for more than four months. Teleka Patrick's car was found...
   

Lawmakers Say Indiana Behind on Pay Equity

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Indiana State Reps. Lawson, VanDenburgh
As Equal Pay Day is recognized nationally today [Tuesday Apr 7] Democratic State Representatives Linda Lawson of Hammond and Shelli VanDenburgh of Crown Point say Indiana continues to lag behind in providing equity in wages...
   

East Chicago Seeking EMA Volunteers

East Chicago's Office of Emergency Management is recruiting volunteers for a new Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT). The program was designed by FEMA and The Department of Homeland Security to teach people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact...
   

University Officials Consider Ideas for New Name

As the two Purdue campuses in Northwest Indiana continue to work toward an administrative merger, many things still remain unknown – including what the new consolidated university will be called. University officials are going through a long list of suggestions...
   

Region Invited To Weekend Easter Celebration

Spring has sprung and Easter is right around the corner which means it's time for Whiting's Annual Easter Celebration. Karen Gajewski , Executive Director of the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce says there will be a little bit of everything from...
   

Coroner Says Indiana Doctor Died from Fall

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The coroner in Eagle County, Colorado, has ruled the death of an Indiana doctor accidental, caused by multiple injuries due to a fall. 39-year-old James McGrogan, a native of Chesterton, was reported missing in the Colorado backcountry near Vail March...
   

Operations Resuming After Ice Blocks Shipments

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[File photo: The Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay, a 140-foot ice-breaking tug, encounters thick ice on a trip from Chicago to the Port of Indiana, Feb. 12, 2014. The Biscayne Bay helped break ice on the southern part of Lake...
   

Crown Point Mulls S Shore Expansion Pledge

Add Crown Point to the list of Lake County communities heading toward setting aside funds for expanding the South Shore line to Dyer. Ten other communities, as well as the county itself, have already pledged a percentage of dollars from...
   

Weekend Fire in Gary Ruled Arson

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Arson has been ruled as the cause of a fire at a residence in the 42-hundred block of Jefferson Street in Gary on Saturday. The Times reports the fire caused an undetermined amount of damage and anyone with information regarding...
   

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