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Great Lakes Finally Ice Free

It has been a long, cold winter for much of America - but the Great Lakes have really suffered. Forecasters finally revealed on Tuesday that all of the Great Lakes including Lake Superior are now ice free. It marks the...
 

Mother and Her Two Sons Charged with Dealing Drugs

Lake Station PD
In Lake Station, a 50 year old woman and her two sons, age 29 and 25, were arrested Monday and charged Tuesday with dealing drugs. Lake Station Police report the department's SWAT Unit executed a search warrant during the early...
 

CVS Launches National In-Store Fundraiser with ALA

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After declaring that all of its stores will quit selling tobacco products, CVS Pharmacy is making headlines again with a new in-store fundraising campaign. On Tuesday the pharmacy announced it is the national presenting sponsor of "LUNG FORCE" a new,...
 

IDSH: Hoosiers Encouraged to Protect Against Ticks

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After a winter like the region had, no wonder Hoosiers are anticipating more time to be outdoors.  But the arrival of warmer weather means an unwelcome pest too.  The Indiana State Department of Health urges us to be on guard...
 

Suspect in Custody for Alleged Michigan City Abduction

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The Michigan City Fugitive Apprehension Team arrested a man for an allegedly abducting a female. Reports say on June 4th the La Porte City Police notified Michigan City police that they were in contact with a female who reportedly agreed...
 

Family-Bonding Event Coming to Coffee Creek Watershed

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A great way for families to get outdoors this weekend and participate in stewardship activities takes place in Chesterton.  The Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve is hosting “Stewardship Saturday” on June 14th, from 9am-to-11am, at the Pavilion, located at 157 East...
 

Crews on the Scene of a Gas Leak in Downtown La Porte

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NIPSCO repair crews are reportedly on the scene of a gas leak in downtown La Porte.  Northern Indiana Public Service Company spokesperson Kathleen Szot told the Region News Team that at around 3:15 pm CDT, a contractor working on a...
 

Merrillville to Honor Fallen Son during month of June

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A special item is on the agenda of tonight's Merrillville Town Council Meeting to honor a local Merrillville hero who gave his life serving our country.  Town Council President Carol Miano says the town will be posthumously honoring Sgt. Brian...

 

Fallen Officer Blood Drive June 24th at PC Expo Center

An event for you to roll up your sleeve and donate the gift of life in the memories of those who gave all takes place later this month. Porter County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Sgt. Larry LaFlower told the Region...
 

Neglect Charges Filed Against LaPorte Man

LaPorte PD
A review of charges for two-counts of neglect has been forwarded to the LaPorte County Prosecutor's Office against a man whose two children were found in his apartment unsupervised. LaPorte Police report a witness who told officers she was performing...
 

Longtime Munster Town Manager's Contract Not Renewed

The town of Munster and its town manger of 30 years are parting ways. The Times reports after the town's council meeting on Monday evening, the council voted not to renew Tom DeGuilio's contract. According to the article the split...
   

Funding to Restore Rare Oak Savana at Indiana Dunes

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Indiana Dunes State Park and Save the Dunes have received one million dollars in funding to undertake a significant ecological restoration of 1077 acres of black oak savanna habitat beginning...
   

Number of Sex Offenses Up in Last Decade at US Colleges

Sex crimes have increased, according to a new survey, at US colleges. ABC News reports that, according to a survey by the Education Department, the number of sex offenses at American colleges and universities went up in the last decade...
   

Carjacking Charge Filed Against Chavez

Authorities in Porter County have charged a 57 year old Starke County man accused of killing his estranged wife in his Knox home last week with one-count of felony carjacking. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports Gary Chavez car-jacked a...
   

Secretary of State Launches Summer Reading Program

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Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson on Monday launched her Summer Reading Program, part of her office's efforts to teach Hoosiers the importance of financial literacy and smart money management. Secretary Lawson says you are never too young to learn...
   

United Way Welcomes New Early Childhood ED Regional Dir

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The United Way of Porter County announced on Monday the role of Regional Director of United Way Early Childhood Education Initiatives will be held by Kim Olesker, serving the United...
   

GNIAR Young Professionals Support Local Non Profit

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(Photo Courtesy of GNIAR. Pictured left to right: Nichole DeMario, GNIAR; Julie Deal, Fidelity National Title Insurance; Kathy Mangel, Fidelity National Title Insurance; Kimberly Gibbons, Coldwell Banker Res. Brokerage; Adam Harrington, Coldwell Banker Res. Brokerage; Lisa Harrington, Coldwell Banker Res....
   

Death Investigation Involving a Michigan City Daycare

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Authorities are investigating the circumstances leading to the death of a 5 year-old boy who reportedly had difficulty breathing at a Michigan City daycare on Monday.  Police reports say at 12:14pm Emergency, fire and police personnel rushed to Tricia's Playhouse...
   

Marijuana Found Growing Inside Region Home

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An anonymous tip leads to the discovery of marijuana growing inside a Cedar Lake residence.  The Lake County Sheriff's Department says that last Wednesday (June 4th) the Lake County Drug Task Force responded to the complaint in the 14800 block...
   

Hoosier Traveler brings Chikungunya Virus to Indiana

A Northeast Indiana, man who recently returned from traveling to the Caribbean, has tested positive for a virus that is usually found in a number of Caribbean countries.  The Indiana State Department of Health says a case of Chikungunya virus...
   

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