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Porter County Now Accepting Text-to-911 Messages

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Porter County has joined a growing number of counties in the state capable of accepting incoming Text-to-911 messages. Porter County Central Communications Public Information Officer Paige Connelly says Text-to-911 is a great tool for the 911 Center and is appropriate...
 

Funnel Cloud Confirmed SE of Kouts

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Porter County Dispatch says a funnel cloud has been confirmed this evening two-miles southeast of Kouts. Authorities say the funnel cloud is not on the ground, but was still rotating in the sky as of 6:12pm this evening....
 

3 Arrested on Drug Charges During Search Warrant in CP

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Three people were arrested today on drug charges as a result of a search warrant being executed in the 81-hundred block of Durbin Terrance in Crown Point. The Lake County Drug Task Force, Lake County Tactical team and Lake County...
 

Lakes of Valparaiso to Break Ground Next Week

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Groundbreaking on a luxury apartment complex and business park on the east side of Valparaiso will take place next week. The 146 acre Lakes of Valparaiso will be located east of State Road 49, between Evans Avenue and Vale park...
 

Lake Co Public Library Director Announces Retirement

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The Director of the Lake County Public Library has announced she will retire later this month. Ana Grandfield has worked for the Lake County Public Library for 28 years and has been...
 

EB Borman Backing up due to Crash at Grant Street

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All lanes eastbound I-80/94 are backing up from Cline Ave. due to a crash that has the right lane closed EB 80/94 at Grant Street in the Gary corridor.  No other information is available at this time.  Expect backups and...
 

Weekend House Fire at Lake O' The Woods Accidental

Fire officials in Valparaiso say a house fire at a local nudist community Saturday night has been deemed accidental in nature. Valparaiso Fire Department Battalion Chief Mark Taylor told the Region News Team they believe the fire originated in the...
 

NW Indiana 2Q Homes Sales Down, Avg Sales Prices Up

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The number of homes sold in northwest Indiana in the second quarter of 2014 fell a bit but average sales prices increased. According to the latest housing data complied by RE/MAX of Indiana, homes sales fell five-point-two-eight percent when compared...
 

Cause of Death Unknown for 2 Found Monday in Union Twp

Autopsies were performed this morning on two individuals found dead in a rental apartment in Porter County's Union Township on Monday morning. Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris says autopsy results found no conclusive findings for death in either case and...
 

Wanted LaPorte Man in Custody

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A 29 year old man previously listed as the LaPorte Police Department's “Wanted Person of the Week” in July is now in custody. LaPorte Police report Matthew McCleery was taken into custody on...
 

National Night Out Activities in East Chicago

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National Night Out Against Crime in East Chicago is August 5th at Washington Park Pool from 3pm to 8pm.  City officials say tonight's event will including swimming, bike raffle, releasing of the freedom balloon, music, refreshment bags, and more.  Also...
   

Valpo Chamber: 8 Ribbon Cuttings Coming Up

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The Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce will be putting a lot of miles on those oversized scissors over the next few weeks with eight ribbon cuttings scheduled from this Wednesday August 6th through September 2nd.  Chamber Member Services Director Kurt Gillins...
   

INDOT: US 30 Work Continues, Mostly Overnight

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The Indiana Department of Transportation says they've heard from people wondering about the US 30 project between Hobart and Valparaiso. INDOT Northwest on their Facebook page today responded to Region residents concerned about the work. Area drivers have seen recent...
   

ArcelorMittal Blast Furnace Repairs Completed Early

In East Chicago, ArcelorMittal is ramping production back up at their No. 7 blast furnace – the largest in the Western Hemisphere. During a recent quarterly earnings call, the CEO of the steel giant's Americas division said the furnace was...
   

Midday Busing on Some South Shore Trains

Service info from Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD):  On Aug 5 & 7: Temporary busing extended to select mid-day trains between Carroll Ave and Dune Park because of track work in Michigan City, including Westbound Trains 116, 18, 118,...
   

Sen Coats Statement on Border Crisis

Indiana U.S. Senator Dan Coats, the ranking Republican on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Monday said that unless Congress takes action, the humanitarian crisis on the southern border of the United States will not improve.
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Gary Paving Project Underway

A massive paving effort kicked off in Gary Monday, at Taft and 21 st Avenue – a six-point-four million dollar project, announced by the city's Board of Works last week, to repair 55 streets around the city this summer. The...
   

Munster's National Night Out Against Crime

The Munster Police Department and CHOICE Community Council encourage Munster residents to participate in Munster's 19th Annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Munster Community Pool, 8837 Calumet...
   

City of Hobart's National Night Out Against Crime

The City of Hobart's National Night Out Against Crime will be held Tuesday, August 5, from 5 pm to 9 pm at Hobart High School on 10th Street.  This year's event is sponsored by the City of Hobart, Hobart Police...
   

Portage PD and Reserves, Fire Dept in Natl Night Out

The Portage Police, Portage Police Reserves and the Portage Fire Department will be participating in National Night Out tonight (August 5) from 5 pm - 9 pm. Police and fire equipment will be in the Meijer parking lot on US...
   

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