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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...
 

Gary Police Chief Resigns

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson announced this morning (Monday) that police Chief Wade Ingram has resigned, and 15-year veteran Deputy Chief Larry McKinley will serve in his place. Officials say Ingram resigned last week.  We'll have additional information on this story...
 

Indiana Excise Police Cite, Arrest 20 at Pierogi Festival

Indiana State Excise Police announced they arrested or ticketed twenty people and issued preliminary citations to five businesses during the Pierogi Festival in Whiting Friday and Saturday. Excise officers patrolled inside festival, as well as the neighboring cities of Whiting,...
   

Doctor Treated for Ebola in Africa has Indiana Ties

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Friends and family of an American physician infected with the Ebola virus say they're filled with sadness and uncertainty. Dr. Kent Brantly, a father with two young children, went to the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and reportedly...
   

Overnight Lane Restrictions on US 30 Dyer/Schererville

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Overnight lane restrictions begin this evening (Monday July 28) on US 30 in the Dyer and Schererville areas between the Illinois state line and US 41. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) says one lane of US 30 will be...
   

Alcohol Restrictions on South Shore This Weekend

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Alcohol restrictions will be in effect on South Shore trains this weekend during Lollapalooza at Chicago's Grant Park. Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) says alcohol will be prohibited on all trains after 7 pm this Friday, August 1, and...
   

Drones Take Snapshots of Crops

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Farming is taking flight in Illinois.
Researchers say interest is growing in the use of drones in agriculture, and that the unmanned aerial vehicles can give farmers a bird's eye view of their fields. [Photo: L. Brian...
   

Unseasonably High Waves on Lake Michigan

The National Weather Service in Chicago says unseasonably high wave heights are being observed across southern Lake Michigan.  A Beach Hazards Statement is in effect through early Tuesday morning, with high waves, dangerous swimming conditions, and strong rip currents and...
   

73rd Avenue Bridge Closure in Merrillville

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The Indiana Department of Transportation says the 73rd Avenue bridge over Interstate 65 in Merrillville will close for two weeks, starting today (Monday, July 28) for repairs and maintenance.  The closure affects 73rd Avenue between Broadway (State Road 53) and...
   

Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar

In business news today, an announcement that Dollar Tree plans to acquire rival discount retailer Family Dollar Stores in a deal valued at about eight-point-five billion dollars. The merger has been unanimously approved by the boards of both companies and...
   

Death Investigation in Griffith

In Griffith, police say they together with the Lake County Coroner's Office are conducting a death investigation of a Griffith man involved in a physical confrontation at his home in the 1000 block of Oakwood early Sunday. The coroners office...
   

Mother and Two Daughters Shot in Hammond

Hammond Police are asking the public for help as they investigate the shooting of an Addison, Illinois, woman and her two daughters ages 12 and 15.  Police say the three were in a car in the 900 block of Morris...
   

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