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Lake Population Declines, Porter Rises

Lake County had the biggest drop in population of all 92 counties in the state last year, with a loss of over 16-hundred residents, according to new data from the US Census Bureau. An analysis by the Indiana Business Research...

Body Found in Local Lake

It's not known yet whether the body of a woman found in a small lake in the town of Porter is that of a 33-year-old Michigan doctor who disappeared in early December. Indiana State Police say shortly after 7 am...

Microsoft Ending Support for Windows XP April 8

Microsoft is ending technical support for Windows XP computers Tuesday April 8th. You'll have to pay to upgrade to a new operating system if you want your data to remain secure. Derek Meister, with the Geek Squad Online Support Team,...

Valparaiso Police Add Two New K9s to Dept

Officer Cordova and K9 Sabre; Officer Simpson and K9 Rico
The Valparaiso Police Department has added two new K9s to the department.   Both dogs were purchased from FM K9 in Elkhart Indiana and both dogs are from Poland. Valparaiso’s newest...

Merrillville Begins Spring Clean Up

Spring cleanup begins in Merrillville Monday (April 7). The Merrillville Public Works Department says branch and leaf collection with pass through the town one time this season. Collection begins each day at 7:30 am.
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State Senator Urges Support of New Industrial Hemp Law

Senator Richard D Young
A downstate senator has sponsored legislation to help correct a wrong that he says will benefit Hoosier farmers and businesses by being on the leading edge of a potential new cash crop in the state-hemp.

A press release from Senator...

Emergency Siren Test Saturday in La Porte County

The La Porte Police Department reports that the next test of the La Porte Emergency Warning (siren) System is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. local time. 
Authorities say during the test two one-minute signals will sound,...

Great Lakes Ice Chokes off Iron Ore Supply

Ice cover not seen in over 30-years, is interrupting iron ore shipments from Great lakes freighters and is causing U.S. Steel Gary Works to idle its blast furnaces and operations. The Times is reporting that because of the ice, especially...

Two more K9s Join Valparaiso Police Force

Valpo PD
The Valparaiso Police Department has effectively doubled the size of their K9 unit with the purchase of two dogs recently from FM K9 in Elkhart. According to a press release, the city's newest K9 team member is Officer John Cordova

No Further Cleanup Actions Recommended

coast guard
Assessment teams from the Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency and BP on Friday have determined that no further cleanup actions are needed for oil that was discharged into Lake Michigan at the BP Whiting Refinery two weeks ago.

According to...

Pence Thanks NWI for Support of Illiana/Rail Expansion

pence hall of fame 2
(Photo Courtesy of Brent Brown)
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

Gary PD
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.

Valpo Man Charged with Murder in Fatal Shooting

abraham bratcher
(Photo Courtesy of the Porter County Sheriff's Office)
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

Valpo PD
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

Lake Co. Sherrif
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

porter co sheriff dept
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

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...

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