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Gov Pence to Speak in Valparaiso

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence will speak in the Region next week. Pence will address members of the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, and the public is invited to attend next Thursday, March 27th. For non-members, a prepaid ticket for the luncheon...
 

Russia Includes Senator Coats in Travel Ban

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In a return volley of sanctions following Russia's annexation of Crimea, an Indiana US Senator finds himself banned from Russia. Republican Dan Coats is among six members of Congress, including House Speaker John Boehner, Democrat...
 

Whiting Gets Update on Indianapolis Blvd Project

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A mile-and-a-half long stretch of Indianapolis Boulevard that travels back and forth through Hammond and Whiting between Schrage and Calumet Avenues is being rebuilt, with work expected to get underway sometime this Spring. The Whiting Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce got...
 

Toddler's Death Ruled Homicide

In Lansing, the death of a two-year-old girl has been ruled a homicide. The Cook County medical examiner's office says the victim, Jahariah Patterson, died of multiple blunt force trauma injuries caused by child abuse. Authorities say the toddler was...
 

Federal Agents Seek More Porter Co Info

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has paid another visit to Porter County. Agents were reportedly at the county's information technologies department Wednesday, seeking information about computer servers, and makes and models. Earlier this month, investigators were at the county plan...
 

Michigan City Native Recognized for 30 Years of Service

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Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter has recognized Sergeant Nora Werner for 30 years of service with the state police. Sergeant Werner currently serves out of the Toll Road Post located in Bristol
According to a press release, Sgt. Nora...
 

Region Casino Awards Grants to Charities in MC

Nearly 60 charitable area organizations received their share of 800-thousand dollars in grant money from Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer and the Michigan City Community Enrichment Corporation at the Blue Chip Casino Awards Banquet Wednesday night.
According to a press...
 

Crash Injures Crown Point Man Early Thursday Morning

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Indiana State Police say alcohol contributed to a single vehicle crash on I-65 that hospitalizes a Crown Point man early Thursday morning.  
Preliminary investigation by Sergeant Chad Woody revealed that at approximately 4:40 a.m.,  Thursday, a 1998 Ford, driven...
 

Three Lake County Men Face Drug Charges

A Drug raid in Lake County Thursday puts two of three suspects wanted in jail.   In a press release, Sgt. Patti Van Til of the Lake County Sheriff's Police says the county sheriff's Drug Task Force and Tactical Unit executed...
 

Indiana Heart Gallery to Make a Stop in the Region

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A traveling exhibit that displays portraits of children in need of families to adopt them will make a stop in Gary. According to the Indiana Department of Child Services, the Indiana Heart gallery will be part of the Art in...
 

Tree Sale/Workshop Coming to Area Fairgrounds

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With the surprise dusting of snow across parts of Northwest indiana Thursday morning, Mother Nature can't seem to make up her mind whether Spring has officially sprung, but Purdue's Extension Service evidently has by announcing their Tree Sale and Workshop...

   

Traffic Signals to be Removed to Improve Safety

In order to make travel through Gary more efficient and safer, INDOT announces the removal of traffic signals at certain Broadway intersections starting next week. The transportation agency says traffic on Broadway will have the right-of-way, with 2-way stop signs...
   

Indianapolis Blvd. Construction Update

Stretches of Indianapolis Blvd. in both Hammond and Whiting are about to be rebuilt. Project engineers and INDOT told the Whiting/Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce Thursday that the work is scheduled to begin sometime this spring. Portions of the roadway will...
   

INDOT Offering Engineering Scholarships

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The Indiana Department of Transportation is again offering engineering scholarships. According to INDOT full-time students who are accepted or currently enrolled in a qualifying civil engineering program are encouraged to apply. The competitive engineering scholarships are valued at a little...

   

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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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...
   

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