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Going Green in Crown Point for St. Patrick's Day

In Crown Point, what's been called the biggest event of the year for the Mayor's Office of Special Events steps off hours from now.... . The sixth annual nighttime St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at dusk, [Monday, March 17, 2013]...

Vice Chancellor Named for Purdue Calumet, N Central

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[Stephen R. Turner]
Officials  today announced Stephen R. Turner will assume responsibilities as the vice chancellor for Finance and Administration for both Purdue University North Central and Purdue University Calumet effective April 1.  The appointment represents the first step in...

Colts Owner Irsay Arrested in Carmel

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Authorities report Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was arrested in the northern Indianapolis suburb of Carmel overnight on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance. The 54-year-old Irsay was booked into the Hamilton County Jail....

Gov Pence Statement on January Jobs Report

Gov Mike Pence
Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence issued the following statement regarding the January 2014 Indiana Employment Report.
“Every Hoosier should be encouraged by today’s unemployment numbers, which show the largest one-month drop in unemployment in 20 years. Indiana’s rate is now...

Indiana Jobless Rate Falls

Indiana's jobless rate is at its lowest point since September 2008. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped 0.4 percent to 6.4 percent in January. The rate in September 2008 was 6.3 percent. ...

Body of Missing Illinois Woman Found Downstate

The body of a Des Plaines, Illinois woman missing since December has been found not far from the original search area in southwestern Indiana. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said the victim, 31 year-old Cathryn McGill, was a passenger...

Lake Shore Drive Reopens After Lengthy Standoff

A 43-year-old man suspected in his wife's death was taken into custody Sunday, following a chase on highways and interstates through the south suburbs, and a standoff that shut down Lake Shore Drive for hours. Authorities say the pursuit that...

East Chicago Dredging to Resume in April

In East Chicago, the US Army Corps of Engineers recently provided an update on their 2014 Indiana Harbor and Canal dredging schedule. Dredging at the confined disposal facility site began in 2012 for the first time since 1972 with the...

Couple Found Dead in Michigan City

In Michigan City, police are investigating what they say appears to have been a murder-suicide. On Sunday March 16th at 10:44am investigators say the LaPorte County Regional Dispatch center E911 received an emergency 911 call about someone shot inside a...

Why Indiana's Severe Weather Week Later Than Natl

This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security says it's later than the nationally recognized week for a couple of reasons. First the national week is earlier to raise awareness in time for potential...

Dr's Recommendation Reverses Long Held Belief

Public Domain
For years, doctors have said children under two years old shouldn't have any screen time. Now, according to a report from ABC News,  a doctor who was instrumental in crafting that recommendation - is changing course.  Dr. Dimitri Christakis of...


Community Forum to Discuss Preventing Child Abuse

Prevent Child Abuse Porter County will be hosting a Community Forum at the Valparaiso University "Christopher Center Library" room 205 on Tuesday, March 18th, beginning at 6:00pm and ending at 7:30pm.
The Forum will discuss the future of Prevent Child...

Chicago Man Gets Sentenced for Aug. Road-Rage Murder

A former Cook County law enforcement employee gets a 50 year prison sentence Friday for a road-rage incident that ended in the death of an East Chicago man last August.
Court reports say Lake Superior Court found former county jail...

Flu Season Past Peak Visitation Restrictions Relaxed

IN Sate Dept of Health
It will be easier to visit a loved one in the hospital as visitor restrictions, in place since the start of the flu season, have been lifted at area hospitals and healthcare facilities.
While flu season peaks in February a

Region Employee's Concern Rescues Missing Baby

An observant Munster Convenience store employee who called police after her shift results in the arrest of a Milwaukee woman on the run with a reported missing infant.
The Times is reporting that upon finishing her shift at the Marathon...

Fire Destroys Contents of Washington Township Home

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(photo/courtesy of the Times/John Luke)
Fire officials are trying to determine the cause of a residential fire that broke out Friday afternoon at a modular home in Washington Township, just south of the Porter County Regonal Airport.
The first call...

Roving DUI Patrols/Sobriety Checkpoints on Monday

Numerous law enforcement agencies in northwest Indiana will be conducting roving DUI patrols and sobriety checkpoints on Monday, St. Patrick's Day, in conjunction with the statewide Operation Pull Over Blitz, which began February 28 th and continues through March 23 ...

Two Men Charged with Incidents of Gunfire in Michigan City

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(Photos Courtesy of Michigan City Police.
ABOVE: Eric Cooper. BELOW: Marques Cooper.)
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Two brothers were arrested this morning without incident by authorities in Michigan City regarding incidents of gunfire within the city. Michigan City Police report during the course of...

Faulty Air Bags Now Issue in GM Cars Subject to Recall

An auto safety group says hundreds of deaths may have been caused by faulty air bags in some of the same GM cars now subject to a recall for an ignition switch defect. ABC News reports when airbags failed to...

Traffic Safety Checkpoint in Ford Heights

Cook County Sheriff
The Cook County Sheriff's Office reports they will be conducting a roadside safety checkpoint tonight in Ford Heights. Sheriff Thomas Dart says officers at the checkpoint will ensure drivers are complying with Illinois driver's license and registration requirements as well...

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