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Soderquist Public Corruption Trial Moved to October

A July 14th trial for Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist, along with his wife and stepdaughter, on public corruption charges has been moved to October 20 th . The Times reports Defense Attorney Scott King had sought a continuance...
 

US House Passes Bill to Decriminalize Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana got a bipartisan boost from the US House today ... with Democrats and Republicans passing a bill that would decriminalize medical marijuana on the federal level. Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher from California says people who smoke medical pot...
 

Hobart Woman Arrested for OWI After Crashing Into Moped

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A 46 year old Hobart woman was arrested Thursday night for operating while intoxicated after she allegedly struck a moped with her vehicle. Portage Police report witnesses informed officers the driver of a blue vehicle, identified as Kimberly Hennrich, came...
 

Three Lake Co Communities Left to Sign E-911 Agreement

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And then there were three. Highland earlier this month approved signing an interlocal agreement toward consolidating Lake County's E-911 system, a move that's been mandated by the state. Highland was among four towns yet to agree to the plan. The...
 

LaPorte PD Looking for Escapee

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In LaPorte, police are seeking the public's help to located a 22 year old man wanted on a warrant for felony escape from work release. LaPorte Police describe Lydell Hill as a black...
 

Road Closure Info for Maple City Grand Prix

The 2 nd Annual Maple City Grand Prix US Formula One Boat Races kick-off at Stone Lake this weekend. As a result, the LaPorte Police Department wants to remind the public that a number of road closures near the perimeter...
 

X-Rock's KB interviews Micky Dolenz of The Monkees

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X-Rock 103.9's KB caught up with Micky Dolenz as The Monkees head toward The Region for their show tomorrow night at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville.  Click the link below to listen to the full interview....
 

Previous Wanted Person of the Week in Custody

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A 27 year old man listed last week as the LaPorte Police Department's “Wanted Person of the Week” is now in custody. LaPorte Police report on Wednesday, detectives traveled to the Itawama County Jail in...
 

Another Step Toward Connecting Region Trails

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Another link to the Region's growing network of hike-and-bike trails is almost in place. Northwest Indiana Greenways and Blueways reports the new Monon Trail bridge over the Little Calumet River and just south of the Borman Expressway is nearly complete....
 

Engineer to Inspect Merrillville's Former Old Mill

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The future of a historic and well-known place in Merrillville may hang on the balance of an upcoming inspection. The Times reports a structural engineer will take a look at the former Old Mill to see how much it would...
 

Purdue Researcher at Concussion Summit

A Purdue researcher was among those taking part in the White House “Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit” Thursday.  The day-long summit was called by President Obama, who was joined by young athletes, parents, coaches, academics and experts, athletes,...
   

Deacon Miguel Mike Arredondo, 1957-2014

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Visitation is today and funeral services are tomorrow (May 31) for former Lake County Police Chief and longtime former Lake County Police officer, Deacon Miguel "Mike" Arredondo of East Chicago. Arredondo was on the police force for 24 years, including...
   

NICTD Plans Mock Casualty Drill Saturday

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The operators of the South Shore are planning a mock casualty exercise this Saturday (May 31). Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) together with the Town of Porter Fire Department will conduct the drill in the area of Mineral Springs...
   

Valpo Schools Announce Next 21st Century Meeting

  Valparaiso Schools will hold their next meeting on planning for a 21st Century learning experience tomorrow (Sat May 31st) at Thomas Jefferson Middle School cafeteria, at 10 am. The first special meeting on the concept was held earlier this...
   

Lake Co DUI Task Force Plans Hobart Checkpoint

The Lake County DUI Task Force has announced plans to conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the Hobart area sometime this weekend. Officials say drivers will be detained for about two minutes unless signs of impairment are visible.  The Lake County...
   

EC Lift Bridge Closed, Indianapolis Blvd

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In East Chicago this morning, the Indianapolis Boulevard lift bridge is reportedly malfunctioning and may not be operational until later today.  Therefore, Indianapolis Boulevard is closed at that location.  Travelers are advised to choose an alternate route....
   

Alcoa Expands in NW Indiana, Adding 329 Jobs

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Leading aerospace manufacturer Alcoa Thursday broke ground on a state-of-the-art, $100 million aerospace expansion in La Porte, where the company will produce nickel-based superalloy jet engine parts. The new 320,000-square-foot facility will expand Alcoa’s reach from structural engine components for...
   

Warrant Issued for Man Who Drove Into Structure in Porter

In Porter, police report a warrant has been issued for the driver of a vehicle that struck an unoccupied structure in the one-thousand block of Carlson Corners, around 2:30am Monday, causing over ten-thousand dollars in damage. Police report the driver...
   

Pence Kicks Off $71.4 Million Indiana Gateway Project

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today joined representatives from Amtrak, the Federal Rail Administration and Norfolk-Southern, to officially kick-off the 71.4 million dollar Indiana Gateway project to improve a congested passenger and freight rail line between...
   

15 Year Old Valpo HS Student Arrested for Bomb Threat

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A 15 year old Valparaiso High School student was arrested today after making a bomb threat of explosive devices hidden at the high school on Wednesday. Valparaiso Police Sgt. Michael Grennes told the Region News Team they received an anonymous...
   

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