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Second MERS Patient Doing Well

US health officials say a second case of the deadly MERS virus has been found in Florida. The respiratory illness has left hundreds of people sick in the Middle East. More than 100 people have died so far. This patient...
 

Groundbreaking Wednesday for Hobart Hospital Addition

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(Photo Courtesy of St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart)
Groundbreaking for construction of a new 40 million dollar surgical pavilion addition to St. Mary's Medical Center in Hobart will take place on Wednesday. Mary Fetsch (fetch), Director of Marketing and...
 

Portage Residents Urged to Verify Contractors are Licensed

In light of Sunday's storms, the City of Portage's Building Department is warning Portage residents and business owners seeking to making building repairs for damages to make sure any contractors you seek to hire are licensed to work in the...
 

Murder Suspect Turns Himself In

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A 21 year old man wanted for one-count of murder and two-counts of attempted murder, who had remained at-large since being discharged in late February from an Illinois hospital without being arrested, turned himself in today. John Kaznowski, with the...
 

Sheriff's Work Release Staff Helps Evacuate Animals

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Lake County Sheriff John Buncich commended the department's Work Release Staff today for their assistance in evacuating the animal population at the Lake County Sheriff's Animal Adoption and Control Center after smoke was observed coming from the roof. No injuries...
 

Arbogast Bridge in Griffith Closed Until Further Notice

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The Arbogast Bridge in Griffith over the Cady Marsh Ditch is closed until further notice. City officials report the closure is due to emergency maintenance repairs. Motorists are being asked to use Colfax Avenue to the east and Broad Steer...
 

Public's Help Sought Regarding Homicide in S. Holland

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Police in South Holland, Illinois are seeking the public's help regarding a death investigation. Police say 33 year old Rachael Galbreath's death has been ruled a homicide as the result of multiple injuries from an assault at her home last...
 

Stuffed Animals Donated to St. Anthony for Children

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(Photo Courtesy of Franciscan Alliance St. Anthony Health- Crown Point)
Members of the Trinity Lutheran School Junior National Honor Society in Crown Point recently donated 135 new stuffed animals to the Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point Emergency Department. The donation,...
 

Investor Advisory Issued on Virtual Currency

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An investor advisory has been issued by the Indiana Secretary of State's Office cautioning investors to consider the risks associated with virtual currencies. Secretary Connie Lawson says these virtual currencies are highly volatile, are not backed by tangible assets, are...
 

Mobile Home in Portage Twp Damaged by Fire

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No injuries were reported after a vacant mobile home was significantly damaged by fire just after midnight this morning. The Times reports firefighters were called to the 300 block of Friendship in the Pleasant Valley...
 

US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Mark Cherry

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A 21 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for one-count of murder and two-counts of attempted murder is this week's “Fugitive of the Week” by the U-S Marshals Service,...
   

Several Marktown Buildings Await Demolition

In East Chicago, demolition crews have arrived in Marktown where several nearly-century old buildings are being torn down. The properties in the historic north Lake County neighborhood have been purchased by BP, and a spokesman for the oil giant says...
   

Navy Partners with Purdue on Green Energy

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The U.S. Department of the Navy and Purdue University have signed a statement of cooperation to work together to convert up to half of the Navy and Marine Corps' energy consumption to alternative sources, including biofuels, by 2020. In addition,...
   

Second US MERS Case Diagnosed, Details to Come

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced they along with Florida Department of Health officials are investigating the second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndome in the United States.  On May 2,  CDC reported the first case of...
   

Teens Sunbathing on Raft Rescued from Lake

Just a little north of the Indiana/Michigan state line, officials say two teenage girls are rescued from Lake Michigan after drifting out about three-hundred yards from shore at Camp Sokol in the New Buffalo area while sunbathing on a raft....
   

Chicago in Newly-Issued Storm Watch

More severe weather is expected in the Great Lakes region today, including Chicago, which is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 5 pm CDT (Mon May 12). There is a risk for severe weather in Northwest Indiana again today. The...
   

Lowell Post Welcomes Five New Troopers

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Five new troopers reported for duty today (Mon May 12) at the Indiana State Police Post in Lowell. They are five of 47 new troopers reporting to their districts of assignment following graduation from the 73rd Indiana State Police Recruit...
   

Hillshire Brands to Acquire Pinnacle Foods

Chicago-based Hillshire Brands today announced plans to acquire Pinnacle Foods in a deal valued at six-point-six billion dollars. The combined company, which will operate under the Hillshire Brands name and remain in Chicago, will include key frozen, refrigerated and center...
   

Underground Blast Leaves Crater in Calumet City

In south-suburban Calumet City, there've been no injuries reported in an underground explosion Sunday night. The blast that occurred during heavy rain left a crater over twenty-feet-wide, twenty-feet-deep near Burnham Avenue and Heritage Drive. No word at this time what...
   

Purdue Team Studying MERS Virus

In West Lafayette, Purdue experts have been working on way to block a dangerous virus just recently diagnosed for the first time in the United States in Munster.   A team of Purdue University researchers is creating molecules designed to shut...
   

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