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Cool Weather and Indiana's Corn Crop

A Purdue expert says the next two months will determine whether the Indiana corn crop produces high yields -- as expected -- or is damaged by unforeseen, drastic changes in weather and diseases. Purdue Extension corn specialist Bob Nielsen says...
 

Body Found at Whiting Beach

Monday night, a team from the Lake County Coroners Office was dispatched to Whiting Beach. Shortly before 10 pm, an unidentified male was pronounced dead at the scene on the shoreline . Cause and manner of death are pending investigation....
 

Gary Airport Wants Customs Office

Gary/Chicago International Airport officials would like to get a U.S. Customs office at the airport. Business people on international flights who have to fly into O'Hare and Midway in order to clear customs would like to have the option of...
 

Illinois Sees Fewer Tornadoes So Far This Year

The number of tornadoes in Illinois is down so far this year. Illinois has only seen 23 tornadoes in 2014, with more than half occurring on one very warm day in February. Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel says the state...
 

Prosecutors Consider Death Penalty in Officer Shooting

The Lake County Prosecutor's office is in the process of determining whether to seek the death penalty in the case of a Gary man charged with murdering veteran Gary Police officer Jeffrey Westerfield. Westerfield was found shot to death inside...
 

Person Found Dead on Railroad Tracks in Griffith

At this time, no information has been released on the death of a person found Monday on railroad tracks just south of the 45th Avenue crossing in Griffith, near Elmer Street. The body, reportedly that of a young man according...
 

Manner of Death Changed to Pending in Griffith Case

In Griffith, police say they together with the Lake County Coroner's Office continue to conduct a death investigation of a Griffith man authorities say was involved in a physical confrontation at his home in the 1000 block of Oakwood early...
 

Lowell Man in Custody on PC Attempted Murder

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Police report charges were anticipated to be filed today against a Lowell man who is in custody on probable cause attempted murder. Cedar Lake Police report they received a call of several people fighting and that there were gunshots in...
 

Campaign Launched to Boost College Graduation Rates

A campaign aimed at boosting college graduation rates by encouraging Hoosier college students to take at least 15 credit hours each semester kicked off today. Indiana's “15 to Finish” campaign looks to change the perception that taking 12 credit hours...
 

Village Post Office to Open Wednesday in Hanna

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On Wednesday, the first Village Post Office will open in northwest Indiana. The US Postal Service announced today Hanna in LaPorte County, an unincorporated census-designated-place with a population of about 460, will be home to the 69 th Village Post...
 

UPDATE: Gary Homicide Victim Identified

In Gary, police are investigating a homicide after a 41 year old man was found unresponsive inside a business in the 11-hundred block of Chase Street. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corp. Gabrielle King told the Region News Team they...
   

Michigan Ave/Osborn St Intersection Closed Tues in LaPorte

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In LaPorte, officials report the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Osborn Street will be temporarily closed tomorrow morning. The temporary closure is necessary as street department crews will be working to remove a tree at that location....
   

Portion of SB Ransom Rd in Valpo Restricted Tuesday

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Officials in Valparaiso report a portion of southbound Ransom Road will be restricted tomorrow. Crews will be repairing Ransom Road between Lake Meadow and Goodrich Road from 7am-to-3pm....
   

Tips to Decrease Mosquito Growth and Prevent Bites

Summer is here and so are the mosquitoes, which is why the Porter County Health Department is reminding residents to take precautions to decrease mosquito growth and prevent mosquito bites. Connie Rudd, Porter County Health Department Director of Nursing, told...
   

Gary Police Investigating Homicide

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In Gary, police are investigating a homicide after a man was found unresponsive inside a business in the 11-hundred block of Chase Street. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corp. Gabrielle King told the Region News Team they received the call...
   

Public's Help Sought to ID Best Buy Robbery Suspect

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In Highland, police are seeking the public's help to identify a man who robbed the Best Buy Friday night. Highland Police Detective Bradley Snow told the Region News Team an unknown black male entered the...
   

LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: Jonathan Wolfe

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A 24 year old man wanted on a warrant for failure to appear out of LaPorte Circuit Court for theft, criminal mischief, auto theft, strangulation and domestic battery, and wanted for identity theft...
   

Fire at Winfield Hardware Store Causing Evacuation

Employees and customers at the Ace Hardware store in Winfield were safely evacuated after the building caught fire this morning. The Times reports the fire was sparked by store employees who were using a torch to kill weeds. The store...
   

Two Passengers Injured in Roll Over Crash

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In Hammond this morning, Indiana State Police say a crash during rush hour sent two people from Michigan to the hospital. Authorities say a preliminary investigation indicates shortly before 7:30 the driver...
   

New Police Chief Named in Gary

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Gary Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson announced the appointment of a new police chief this morning. The news was part of what the city calls a comprehensive new approach by the city to address crime. City officials say Chief Wade Ingram...
   

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