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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...
 

LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: Larry Davis

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A 26 year old man wanted on a felony warrant for three-counts of dealing cocaine and for failing to appear for driving while never being licensed, a misdemeanor, is this week's “Wanted Person of the...
 

Measles Cases in US for 2014 at Record Levels

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today released a report showing that measles cases in the U.S. for 2014 were up to record levels at 288 even though measles had been declared eliminated in 2000. ABC News Chief Health...
 

Protective Coating on Glass Floor of Willis Tower Cracks

Scary moments for some visitors at the Willis Tower in Chicago. ABC News reports the suspended glass floor started to crack 103 floors up. A spokesman for the Willis Tower says what cracked was a protective coating on the glass...
 

Pence Keynotes Lakeshore Chamber Luncheon

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence was the keynote speaker today at the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Hammond. Earlier today, Governor Pence joined executives from Alcoa, a global aerospace manufacturer, to announce the company's plans...
 

Three Charged with Felony Child Neglect

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Three Portage residents were arrested on Wednesday and charged with felony child neglect and maintaining a common nuisance. Portage Police report they were called to a trailer in the two-hundred block of Wade Place, just after 2pm, to assist the...
 

Alcoa Announces Expansion and Hundreds of New Jobs

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence and LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo today joined executives from Alcoa, a global aerospace manufacturer, to announce the company's plans to expand its operations in LaPorte, creating up to 329 new jobs by 2019. Alcoa will invest...
 

Man Charged With Assault on Gary-Hobart Bike Path

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An 18 year old Gary man has been charged with attacking a woman on a bike path near the Gary-Hobart border earlier this month. Gary Police report the victim viewed a photographic display and positively identified a photograph of Devonta...
 

Chicago Native to Announce Run for Mayor of Gary

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The founder of National Block Club University, a Chicago-based non-profit, is planning on running for mayor of Gary in 2015. The Times reports Syron “Sy” Smith, a native of Chicago, will announce his run on Sunday afternoon in Gary. According...
 

Obesity Numbers World-Wide Growing Dramatically

Obesity isn't just an American problem. A new study says the numbers are surging around the world. ABC News reports the world is now home to 2.1 billion overweight and obese people - a number that's grown dramatically over the...
 

Water Main Break in Valparaiso Closes Road

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8:20 am CDT – In Valparaiso this morning, city officials report a water main break has Washington Street closed between Chicago and Erie Streets. That one block is expected to be closed until about 3 this afternoon....
   

Major Resurfacing Ahead for Winfield's Main Road

In Winfield, town officials expect to begin taking bids this summer for a major road project on the community's main thoroughfare. About four miles of 109 th Avenue will be resurfaced in both directions. It was already in need of...
   

Mississippi Street to Get Temporary Fix

Crews could begin soon making temporary repairs along a rough stretch of Mississippi Street south of US 30 in Merrillville. A surface coat of asphalt to smooth out the rutted surface may be finished by the Fourth of July, according...
   

Town Council Approves New Orthodox Cemetery

In Merrillville, the town council has approved a special zoning exception needed for a new Orthodox cemetery. St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church plans to establish the new cemetery on fifteen acres of church property on Mississippi Street near 89th Avenue....
   

Participants Vote on ValpoNEXT Ideas

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Nearly 250 people attended a community summit at Valparaiso University's Harre Union Wednesday night to talk about the community initiative known as ValpoNEXT – and specifically to give feedback on and prioritize ideas gleaned from over 12-hundred suggestions collected from...
   

South Shore Unveils 20-Year Plan

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Local officials have unveiled a new roadmap to guide the next two decades of local, state and federal investment into the South Shore. The 20-year Strategic Business Plan, commissioned about a year ago by NICTD and the Northwest Indiana RDA,...
   

Korean Pharmaceutical Firm Considers Merrillville

There's word that a Korean pharmaceutical company could open a production facility in Merrillville, its first in the United States. The town's Redevelopment Commission is considering purchasing a building at Ameriplex at the Crossroads, which would be leased by, and...
   

Portage PD to Equip Officers with Heroin Antidote

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The Portage Police Department will be the first in the Region to have officers carry kits containing a drug known to reverse the effects of heroin overdoses. A similar pilot program began in Indianapolis in March, and this week New...
   

Dog and Cat People Do Have Different Personalities

A new study says "dog people" and "cat people" really do have different personalities. ABC News reports that when it comes down to it...people who make commercials figured this out a long time ago. Dog lovers are more energetic and...
   

Chesterton PD Dispatch Switches Over to Porter PD

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In Chesterton, police have announced the department's communications center has moved to Porter. The Times reports personnel will still be available at the Chesterton Police Department most weekdays, from 9am-to-5pm, to accept walk-in traffic, requests for police services, background checks...
   

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