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Rush Named First Female Chief Justice of Indiana

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The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission on Wednesday unanimously chose Justice Loretta Rush as the next Chief Justice of Indiana. Rush, the first female to be named Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, is expected to take office later this...
 

McDermott Announces Plans to Run for 4th Term

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Democrat Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr has announced plans to run for a fourth term. At the same time, the Times today reports McDermott didn't rule out running for governor if former Governor Evan Bayh ultimately decides not to.  There's...
 

Applications Accepted for Community Projects

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The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) is accepting applications for Innovative Community Collaboration projects. The program will provide up to $100,000 in total funding to one or more grant applications featuring partnerships between a community action agency and...
 

Community Mourns Fallen New Carlisle Firefighter

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The New Carlisle Fire Department together with family members, friends and community are mourning the death of New Carlisle Assistant Fire Chief , 41-year-old Jamie Middlebrook. LaPorte County Coroner John Sullivan told the Region News Team that Middlebrook's body was...
 

NW Ind Symphony Orchestra to Perform at Central Pk Plaza

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VALPARAISO -The public is invited to “Symphony Under the Stars”, a free concert featuring the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., August 7, at Central Park Plaza, 64 Lafayette St. in Valparaiso.  Under the direction of Kirk Muspratt –...
 

Kouts PD, Community Working for Common Goals

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Recently the Kouts Police Department assigned one of their part-time officers to be a Public Relations Officer. During a recent Region News Makers interview, Kouts Police Chief Jim Smith told the Region News Team Corp....
 

Walgreen's Decides to Stay in the USA

Walgreen's has decided to stay in the U.S. as many companies consider a more profitable tax inversion. ABC News reports Illinois Senator Dick Durbin applauded Walgreen's decision, and hopes it's model to other companies considering moving their headquarters overseas. Durbin...
 

HEC Releases Study on Environmental Injustices in NWI

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The Hoosier Environmental Council today released a study on environmental injustices facing northwest Indiana, focusing on the communities of East Chicago, Gary and Hammond, showing serious inequities, new on-the-ground concerns and little recourse for citizens.
According to the report these...
 

Rush Unanimously Selected as New Chief Justice

The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission today unanimously selected Justice Loretta Rush as the new Chief Justice of Indiana. Rush becomes the first female Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court and succeeds Chief Justice and Hobart native Brent Dickson, who...
 

Officials Tour Possible Sites for W Lake Corridor Expansion

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The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority and NICTD this week hosted representatives from the Federal Transit Administration's Region 5 office, touring possible sites for the 571-million dollar West Lake Corridor extension. Officials with...
 

Indiana, 41 states, Reach Settlement with Pfizer

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Indiana is set to receive 720-thousand dollars as a result of a 35 million dollar multi-state consumer settlement entered into with Pfizer Inc, a parent company of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, that resolves allegations that Wyeth unlawfully promoted Rapamune, an immunosuppressive drug...
   

Portion of Ransom Road in Valpo Closed Thursday

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Officials in Valparaiso report a portion of Ransom Road will be closed tomorrow for road repair. Ransom Road, from Goodrich to Lake Meadow, is scheduled to be closed from 7am-to-5pm. Motorists are asked to use Goodrich to County Road 550...
   

Changing Internet Passwords Should Be on Your to do List

Time to change your passwords again: Internet security experts in Milwaukee say Russian hackers have access 1-point-2 billion user names and passwords. Privacy expert Adam Levin ... founder of "Identity Theft 911" ... says passwords need to be long and...
   

What's In a Name? The Key to Social and Economic Success

There's a good reason parents struggle to come up with the right baby name. New research shows it can have a powerful impact on their lives. ABC News reports a new study confirms what anyone who's ever been to high...
   

Gov Pence Issues Statement on Fallen Firefighter

Indianapolis -- Governor Mike Pence today issued the following statement regarding the passing of New Carlisle Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Middlebrook.
“I was saddened to learn of the death of New Carlisle Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Middlebrook, who lost his...
   

Ten Valpo Neighborhoods Host Natl Night Out Events

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Neighborhoods across Valparaiso joined together with the Valparaiso Police Department in a nationwide show of support against crime. Ten neighborhoods participated in this year’s National Night Out August 5th.  They included Pine Creek Subdivision, Essex Park, Campbell Meadows Subdivision, Lexington...
   

Firefighter Dies in LaPorte County Blaze

The New Carlisle Fire Department Facebook page now shows a black and red bar across the emblem in their profile picture as they mourn the loss of a member of their department. Officials say Assistant Chief Jamie Middlebrook lost his...
   

Three Dead in Monticello Shooting

Local media in the Lafayette/Monticello area are reporting that three people -- two men and one woman – are dead after a shooting in the parking lot of a furniture plant in White County Tuesday. Their names have not been...
   

Dyer Man Dies After Schererville Crash

A Dyer man is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Schererville Tuesday. Officers were dispatched just after 5:30 pm to the parking lot of a business on the west side of US 41. Schererville Police say witnesses stated that just...
   

Multiple Funnel Cloud Sightings Tuesday Evening

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Weather sirens could be heard going off in Porter County, including Valparaiso, and elsewhere in northwest Indiana early Tuesday evening. Porter County Dispatch says a funnel cloud was confirmed two miles southeast of Kouts. Meteorologists say the funnel cloud was...
   

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