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Valpo Man Arrested for Burglary of Neighbor's Residence

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Authorities are crediting a neighbor's tip in the arrest of a 31 year old man for burglary. The Porter County Sheriff's Office reports a neighbor witnessed the suspect, Christopher Gilbert of Valparaiso, “sneak out” of a trailer in the 500...
 

US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Eric M. Johnson

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(Photo Courtesy of the US Marshals Service)
A 20 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Office on numerous charges, including attempted murder, is the US Marshals, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force's “Fugitive of the Week”. Eric Martel...
 

Porter County Sheriff's Officers Honored for Saving Lives

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(Photos Courtesy of Brent Brown.  ABOVE: Sgt. Chavez being honored along with
family members. BELOW: Porter County Sheriff's Officers honored for saving lives.)
A number of officers from the Porter County Sheriff's Office were honored today (Monday) for their efforts...

 

Four Arrested for Fighting at Agape Church

LaPorte PD
Four individuals were taken into custody on Friday after an altercation at a church parking lot in LaPorte. LaPorte Police report officers were called to the scene, in the 16-hundred block of I Street for a fight in progress, and...
 

Indiana Black Barbershop Health

Several northwest Indiana communities will be participating in the 4 th Annual Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative next month. The initiative seeks to enlighten African American men to better understand cardiovascular diseases through screening and education, as recent figures from...
 

Officer Injured When Patrol Car Struck by Drunk Driver

Jessie Davis
(Photo Courtesy of the Lake County Sheriff's Office)
A Gary Police Officer was injured on Saturday night after an intoxicated woman struck his vehicle. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports Officer Tommie Tatum Jr. was taking an accident report while...

 

Two LaPorte Men Arrested on Drug-Related Charges

Nick Albertson
(Photos Courtesy of the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office. ABOVE:
Nicholas Albertson. BELOW: Brian Wilkinson.)
Brian Wilkinson
Two LaPorte men were arrested over the weekend on drug-related charges after their vehicle was stopped near the intersection of US 35 and Johnson Road, just...
 

AUDIO: Big Jackpot, Insight into Claim Process

The Mega Millions jackpot is up to an estimated 309-million dollars for Tuesday night's drawing. People may ponder what they would do with the money if they won... but do you know what you should before the money is yours?...
 

Gary to Hold Community Conversation on Schools

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson announced today that Gary will partner with the National League of Cities and the U.S. Department of Education to hold a “community conversation” to discuss strategies to advance learning, enhance student engagement and improve schools. Unveiled...
 

Valpo Schools Study Continues

Members of the Valparaiso School Board recently got a glance at what one consultant feels Valparaiso Schools may need to do to meet the needs of 21 st century students. Gibraltar Design provided some preliminary ideas, which included new gymnasiums...
 

'Landmark Recycling Legislation' Approved

What's been described as "landmark recycling legislation" has passed the Indiana Legislature.  That description comes from the Indiana Recycling Coalition (IRC), a nonprofit organization formed in 1989 and made up state and local governments, business, industry and individuals.  House Bill...
   

Public Meeting on Dredging Thursday

In East Chicago, the US Army Corps of Engineers is planning a public meeting at City Hall this Thursday (March 13) on the 2014 Indiana Harbor and Canal dredging schedule.  Dredging at the confined disposal facility site began in 2012...
   

Congressman to Keynote Rail Expansion Forum

In Merrillville tonight (Monday Mar 10), Indiana Congressman Pete Visclosky is the keynote speaker for an event described as a “call to action for expansion of the South Shore line”. “Laying Tracks for the Future” at Avalon Manor, 6-8 pm, ...
   

Time to Spring Ahead, Check Smoke Detectors

The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office is urging Hoosiers to change their batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks to Daylight Saving Time this Sunday. Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 9, at...
   

Gun Hidden in Donated Clothing Discharges, Kills Woman

Relatives want answers following an unusual shooting death at a Chicago-area thrift store. Police say Carmen Dominguez was fatally shot Friday when a gun hidden in donated clothing accidentally discharged. Police and U.S. Labor Department agents are investigating her death....
   

Revenue Collections in February Come In Below Target

Revenue collections for February were down in Indiana and Governor Mike Pence blames the severe winter weather. According to the monthly report of general fund revenue collections sales tax collections in February came in at 512 million dollars, down three-point-seven...

   

Two LaPorte Teens Victims of eBay Car Purchase Scam

LaPorte PD
In LaPorte, police say two teenage girls were the victims of a fraudulent scam when they tried to purchase two-vehicles online. LaPorte Police report the girls, ages 16 and 18, each paid for the vehicles on what they believed was an...

   

South Shore Air Show Officials Seeking Vendors

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The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, along with Fair Oaks Farms, announced on Friday they are seeking vendors for the 2014 South Shore Air Show. Vendors who have previously served in other events, as well as new vendors, are...
   

Notre Dame to Play 3 Games in March at US Steel Yard

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The Fighting Irish will be playing a couple of baseball games this month at the home of the Railcats. The University of Notre Dame reports they will host three matinee games at the U.S. Steel yard verses Athletic Coast Conference...
   

Gay Couples Sue, Want Marriages from Other States Recognized

Some same-sex couples in southern Indiana are suing the state seeking to overturn the law that voids gay marriage, even if another state recognizes them. The Times reports four couples filed the lawsuit on Friday in federal court and are...
   

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