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Gary Lawmaker Urges Action on Potholes

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Gary State Representative Vernon Smith is urging the state to order the filling of potholes on Broadway between Gary and Merrillville. Smith has written a letter to Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner for the LaPorte District Bob Alderman, saying the...

 

Multiple Agencies Probe Fatal Fire

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Multiple agencies in Hammond -- police, code enforcement and fire -- are investigating a house fire in the 600 block of Sibley Street that claimed the lives of three young children last week. The city's attorney tells today's Times says...
 

Daniels Hopes to Freeze Tuition a Third Year

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Tuition at Purdue University's main campus in West Lafayette might be frozen for a third consecutive year, if University President Mitch Daniels has his way. Last year Purdue announced a two-year freeze that broke a 36-year string of tuition increases. ...
 

Former Portage Teacher Sentenced

A Porter County judge has accepted a plea agreement for a former Portage middle school teacher in an alleged 'sexting' case involving students. In November, Judge Mary Harper rejected an earlier plea deal saying she thought Bryan Tyman should serve...
 

Valpo Development Moves Forward

Valparaiso planners have signed off on the latest business related to a proposed luxury apartment complex and business park on the east side of the city, between Evans Avenue and Vale Park Road, east of State Road 49. The Valparaiso...
 

Ice Fisherman Falls Through Ice and Drowns in NE IN

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Indiana Conservation Officers in Northeast Indiana are investigating the death of a New Haven man who fell through thin ice and drowned Tuesday.

The D-N-R reports the 50-year-old man was ice fishing alone on a private pond located about eight...
 

Red Cross Top Five Ways to Prevent Spread of Flu

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Flu season is here and more and more people across the country are getting sick. The American Red Cross urges people to get vaccinated now and offers tips everyone can follow to help prevent the spread of the flu.
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IFA INDOT Receive Six Responses for Illiana


The Indiana portion of the Illiana Expressway Project has received six responses requesting the qualifications to develop, design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Indiana side of the expressway corridor. 
 
The Indiana Finance Authority and the Indiana Department of...

 

Senator Coats Urges Republican Input on Legislation

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Indiana Senator Dan Coats and seven other Senate Republicans held a press conference in the nation's Capitol Tuesday after Majority Leader Reid rejected their compromise proposal to reform unemployment insurance benefits.
Recalling what the majority leader said last week about...

 

Republicans Respond to Governor's Speech

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In response to Governor Mike Pence's State of the State Address, Indiana Republican Party State Chairman Tim Berry released the following statement:
 
"Governor Mike Pence's State of the State Address illustrated that the successes seen in 2013 were just...

 

Governor Delivers 2014 State of the State Address

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence delivered his 2014 State of the State address in front a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly in the House Chambers Tuesday night.
Governor Pence presented a big agenda and he led off and ended...

   

Purdue President Looking to Extend Tuition Freeze

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Tuition at Purdue University's main campus in Lafayette might not go up for a third consecutive year if University President Mitch Daniels has his way.
According to the university's website, on Tuesday Daniels posted a message stating that he plans...

   

NIRPC Kicks off Waterway Watershed Initiative

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Working together with local communities and organizations, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is kicking off a project to improve water quality and restore aquatic habitats in the Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway watershed.
NIRPC identified the watershed as a...
   

Great Lakes Restoration Funds Could Go Back Up

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Funds to cleanup and restore the Great Lakes, which were slashed last year from 300 million to 60 million dollars by a US House of representatives subcommittee, could be restored back up to that 300 million dollar mark. According to...
   

AUDIO: VITA Program at IU NW

Beginning Friday, February 7 th and continuing on most Friday evenings through April, most northwest Indiana families may take advantage of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at the Indiana University Northwest School of Business and Economics.

To our Region...
   

Remember to Address Asthma During the Winter

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The CDC reports the flu is widespread in the Hoosier state, which is why the American Lung Association is reminding Hoosiers that cold weather precautions are especially important for those with asthma. Hoosier with asthma are encouraged to wear a...
   

New Police Officers Swore-in in East Chicago

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East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland and Police Chief Mark Becker on Friday swore-in nine new probationary police officers, bringing the department's officer staffing level to 94. Mayor Copeland called the swearing-in a proud moment for East Chicago as it is...
   

Federal Support for Gary to be Announced Thursday

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Federal support for the City of Gary is expected to be announced on Thursday. The Times reports Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson informed those in attendance during the Gary Chamber of Commerce's meeting, at the Majestic Star Casino on Monday, that the...
   

State Agencies Collaborate to Educate About Identity Theft

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The Indiana Department of Revenue and the Indiana Attorney General's Office are collaborating to educate Hoosiers about identity theft in light of the upcoming tax season. Attorney General Greg Zoeller says identity theft is a year-round problem, but tax season...
   

Staying Safe on the Roads When the Unexpected Occurs

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Due to the recent severe cold and snow weather the Lake County Sheriff's Office wants to remind drivers about being safe on the roads when the unexpected occurs. Sheriff John Buncich says some tips include putting your flashers on when...
   

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