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Northern Indiana State Lawmaker to be Deployed

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A state lawmaker from northern Indiana says he expects to be deployed to Afghanistan some time this fall as part of his service as a supply corps officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Republican State Senator Jim Banks of Columbia...

Gun Violence Continues in Chicago

Gun violence that marred the city of Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend continued into the week. Reports today say one person was killed and at least eight others were injured by gunfire Monday and overnight. From Thursday afternoon...

ArcelorMittal Fined in Fatal Accident

ArcelorMittal has agreed to pay a fine of seven-thousand dollars following a state investigation into a fatal accident at the Indiana Harbor plant in East Chicago. Officials say 62-year-old Robert "Lane" Watts of Westville suffered injuries that included severe burns...

Man Accused of Videotaping Girls at Store

A published report says police in Portage have arrested a South Dakota man for allegedly video recording the backsides of two unsuspecting girls, ages 12 and 18, at the Portage Walmart last month. The Times today reports the alleged incident...

Silver Alert for Lawrence Man Cancelled

Indiana Silver Alert # 013-2014 issued July 8, 2014 for Anthony Johnson of Lawrence, Indiana has been cancelled. This cancellation was requested by the City of Lawrence Police Department.  No other information was available at this hour....

Valparaiso PD Called to Rescue Dog from Vehicle

In Valparaiso, police say they were called to the Walmart parking lot Monday afternoon to rescue a dog locked inside a vehicle. Officers say the canine was panting heavily and appeared to be in distress and numerous attempts to locate...

X-Rock's KB interviews Night Ranger's Kelly Keagy

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X-Rock 103.9's KB caught up with Night Ranger drummer and vocalist Kelly Keagy in anticipation of their July 11th show at La Porte County Fair.  Click the link to listen to the full interview:
Recently, Kelly was awarded the...

Illinois Construction Supplier Moving to Gary

An Illinois construction supplier is moving operations to Lake County, Indiana. Superior Truss and Panel makes and installs roof trusses and wall panels for commercial buildings. The company announced plans today to relocate from Markham to Gary, creating up to...

Two New Bike-Pedestrian Bridges Open in Hammond

In Hammond, two bridges opened to foot and two-wheel traffic Monday... the Erie-Lackawanna Trail bike and pedestrian bridge is at Columbia and Southeastern Avenue, and the Monon Trail bridge is at 165th Street and Lyman Avenue. The bridges open in...

Additional Branch Pick-Ups in Lowell Due to Storms

Clean-up continues in south Lake County after storms last week that produced over a dozen tornadoes across northern Indiana. Two of those twisters were near Lowell. Due to that recent severe weather, the Town of Lowell's Street Department is picking...

Panel Recommends $13 Minimum Wage for Chicago

A task force appointed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has recommended that the city's minimum wage be bumped up to 13-dollars an hour by 2018. The panel called the Minimum Wage Working Group says the nearly five-dollar increase should be...

Rose Run Planned for Slain Gary Police Officer

The Indiana Patriot Guard and an area group called Unforgetten Souls that rides in remembrance of police, fire and military, are planning a "rose run" from Portage to the Gary Police Department tomorrow (Wednesday July 9th) in memory of slain...

Statewide Silver Alert for Missing Lawrence Man

A Statewide Silver Alert has been declared:  The City of Lawrence Police Department is investigating the disappearance of an adult from Lawrence, Indiana. Lawrence, Indiana is located approximately 5 miles east of Indianapolis, Indiana. Anthony L. Johnson is a 62...

Chicago Holiday Shootings Death Toll Rises to 16

The death toll from gun violence in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend death has gone up to 16 as two others die from their wounds.  Authorities say more than 80 people were injured in a rash of shootings...

Body Found in Car in Gary

In Gary, police are investigating the discovery of a body in the trunk of a car in the area of East 22 nd Place and Iowa Street Monday afternoon. The Lake County Coroners office was dispatched to the scene shortly...

No New Information in Gary Officer's Homicide

Authorities continue to investigate the shooting death of a longtime Gary Police officer. Officials say Jeffrey Westerfield was found unresponsive inside his patrol car at 26th Avenue and Van Buren in Gary and was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday,...

New Birthing Center in Munster Ready to Deliver

Community Hospital in Munster, expanded Family Birthing Center will be ready to start delivering new birthdays starting tomorrow, Tuesday July 8, 2014.  According to a press release, the hospital says their 34-million dollar Parkview Tower expansion with three floors dedicated...

Culver's Presents Fundraising Check for Veterans Build

Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana and the NWI Veteran Action Council were on the receiving end of check to benefit the collaborative "Veterans Build" Initiative. According to Lisa Benko of Habitat, the check for $1599.00 presented by Culver's, represents...

Feeding Program gets a Boost from Meals on Wheels

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To ensure no child goes without summertime meals, Meals on Wheels and Food Bank of Northwest Indiana have teamed up with the USDA's Summer Feeding Program.  According to Megan Sikes of the Food Bank, the program provides free nutritious breakfast...

All Lanes Eeastbound I-94 Slow Due to Earlier Crash

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All lanes eastbound on the Borman (I-80/94) are backing up due to a crash on eastbound I-94 near the State Rd. 249/Portage exit.  INDOT is reporting that all eastbound lanes have just been reopened as the crash has been cleared...

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