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First Female Appointed as Chairperson of the IURC

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today has named a new Chairperson of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, or IURC. Carol Stephan becomes the first female Chair of the Commission and Governor Pence says she has the vision and drive necessary to...
 

Dyer PD Investigating Armed Robbery at Dollar General

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In Dyer, police announced today they are analyzing surveillance video as well as other potential evidentiary items after an armed robbery occurred Saturday afternoon at the Dollar General Store, in the 16-hundred block of Sheffield Avenue. Police report no one...
 

GM Recalling Another 2.4 Million Vehicles

General Motors is recalling another 2-point-4 million cars ... mostly for what it is calling "emerging safety issues". Buick Enclaves, Chevi Traverse, GMC Arcadia models from 2009 to 2014 ... Chevy Malibu and Pontiac G6 from 2004 to 2008 ......
 

Silver Alert Issued for Missing Indianapolis Man

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A Regional Silver Alert has been declared: The City of Lawrence Police Department is investigating the disappearance of an adult from Indianapolis, Indiana.  Theodore Johnson is a  87 year old African American, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 165 lbs.,...
 

Frank Ono Bridge to be Dedicated in Starke County

  This Memorial Day weekend, officials will dedicate a new bridge on US 35 just south of US 30 and west of Hamlet in honor of Starke County's most decorated veteran. This past legislative session, LaPorte State Senator Jim Arnold...
 

Enbridge Restoration Work to Begin

Enbridge has announced restoration crews will begin mobilizing in the Region along the Line 6B right-of-way over the next couple of weeks to begin cleanup and restoration following the recently-completed construction of the new pipeline from Griffith to Stockbridge, Michigan....
 

Sod Being Sold from Notre Dame Stadium

Responding to popular demand, sections of sod are being sold - for a limited time this week - to fans who want a piece of turf from Notre Dame stadium as the university begins to replace the natural grass with...
 

Leading Index for Indiana Down Slightly

The Indiana Business Research Center says despite encouraging news on the employment front, and the expectation of a "post-bad-weather bounce" this spring and summer, the Leading Index for Indiana is still in a "funk". Updated monthly, the index was developed...
 

WGU Indiana Freezes Tuition 5th Consecutive Year

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WGU Indiana is freezing tuition for the fifth year in a row.  Flat-rate tuition hasn't gone up since the virtual doors opened on the non-profit online university in June of 2010. More than fifty bachelor’s, master’s, and post-baccalaureate degree programs...
 

Delays on I-65 Near Hobart, Merrillville

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915 am CDT: The Indiana Department of Transportation reports the right lane of northbound I-65 in Lake County is closed near 61st Ave due to crash clean up. Expect delays as you travel northbound on I-65 near mile 254.3....
 

Sheriff: Legendary Anthropologist was a Humanitarian

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says world-renowned US forensic anthropologist Clyde Snow was a legendary scientist, but above all, a humanitarian. Dart issued a statement on Snow's passing, noting Snow's role in high-profile Chicago-area cases including the reopening of the...
   

Safety Kits Headed to Great Lakes Beaches

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Michigan Sea Grant will install beach safety kits this summer at ten Lake Michigan public beaches in Michigan, with plans to expand the program across beaches in Indiana, Illinois and elsewhere across the Great Lakes region over the next two...
   

Hammond K9 Officer Cleared

In Hammond, the police department says a comprehensive review shows a K-9 officer did not abuse or harm his police dog in any way. The officer was placed on administrative leave after a YouTube video surfaced a few weeks ago...
   

US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Christopher Smith

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A 21 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for felony robbery with serious bodily injury and felony armed robbery is this week's “Fugitive of the Week” by the US...
   

Power Outages in Hammond and Portage

NIPSCO is reporting around 15-hundred customers remain without power this evening in Hammond. The outage forced Purdue University Calumet to close all campus facilities for the day. The outage was first reported just before 4:30pm and a cause has not...
   

First Gypsy Moth Treatments Complete, Next This Friday

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The first of two spring aerial gypsy moth treatments for the Valparaiso sites in Porter County were completed this morning by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Phil Marshall with the DNR's Entomology and Plant Pathology Division, told the Region...
   

US Steel One of Many US Companies Allegedly Hacked

Cyber-espionage charges have been brought against five Chinese military officials by the United States. American officials are accusing them of hacking into US companies to gain trade secrets. Security expert Ira Winkler says blaming foreign individuals is not the way...
   

Beef and Cottage Cheese Recall

ABC News reports the government has ordered the recall of 1.8 million pounds of beef produced by a Michigan company, saying it could be contaminated with E-coli bacteria. The list of recalled products runs nearly a hundred pages. The beef,...
   

Indiana State Police Lowell Post Has New Commander

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Indiana State Police Lowell Post has a new District Commander. Superintendent of the Indiana State Police Douglas Carter announced today that Sergeant Terry Gose,...
   

Semi Rolls Over, Closes Ramp from EB I-94 to US 20

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A rolled over semi caused the ramp from I-94 eastbound to US 20 westbound to be closed for almost four-hours today. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports a preliminary investigation revealed that...
   

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