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Illinois Gay Marriage Law Now in Effect

Illinois has become the sixteenth state to legalize gay marriage. Today, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn was on hand for the same sex marriage of Jim Darby and Patrick Bova, a couple who have been together for 50 years.  Governor Quinn...

Backups continue both directions of the 80/94 Corridor

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The right lane eastbound I-94 remains closed at mile marker 18 near the State Rd. 249/Portage exit as of 5:00 CDT this afternoon due to clean up of an earlier crash that reportedly involved 2 semis.  As a result of...

LaPorte Woman Charged with Dealing Heroin

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The LaPorte County Sheriff's Office today announced a 22 year old rural LaPorte woman, being held in the LaPorte County Jail on revocation of suspended sentence for theft since May 16 th ...

No Serious Injuries After Wheaton, IL Students Hospitalized

Emergency personnel rushed to an Illinois middle school Monday when students started complaining of headaches and dizziness. Officials say it turns out two simultaneous incidents, a small gas leak and an air conditioner's burning odor, sickened students. Wheaton Schools Spokeswoman...

Separate Crashes Snarling Both Directions of I-80/94

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Three right lanes are reportedly blocked westbound Borman (I-80/94) near the Calumet Ave. exit due to a rollover crash.  INDOT is reporting all westbound lanes are backed up from just past Cline Ave and there is also a westbound gaper...

US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Tommie Lee Smith

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A 25 year old documented gang member, wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for rape, armed robbery and criminal confinement, is this week's “Fugitive of the Week” by the US Marshals Service,...

Search for Missing Boater Called Off Due to WX Conditions

Search efforts were called off this morning (Monday) for a Chicago man who went missing about a-mile-and-a-half off shore of the Michigan City Lighthouse this weekend. D-N-R Law Enforcement Sgt. Shawn Brown told the Region News Team they were planning...

ABC News Poll: 63% of Americans Favor Reducing Emissions

The Obama administration today announced a new plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30-percent by the year 2030. The Environmental Protection Agency rule is part of the President's plan to reduce pollution linked to global warming....

New Valparaiso Police Officer Sworn to Duty

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(Photo Courtesy of the Valparaiso Police Department. Left to right: Chief of Police
Michael Brickner, New Officer John Nuppnau and Mayor Costas.)
The newest member of the Valparaiso Police Department was sworn to duty this morning. Police say 22 year...

Indiana Silver Alert Cancelled

Indiana Silver Alert # 008-2014 issued June 1, 2014 for Thomas Sodano has been cancelled. This cancellation was requested by the Allen County Sheriff. No other information was available at this time....

Over 500 Compete in Leon's Triathlon

More than five-hundred athlete's from across the Region and the nation took part in the annual Leon's “World's Fastest” Triathlon at Wolf Lake Memorial Park in Hammond Sunday. The event is an Olympic-distance race that includes a swim, bike and...

NIPSCO Seeks to Extend Electricity-Saving Programs

Northern Indiana Public Service Company today announced it is proposing its own electric energy efficiency programs, to replace a state program set to expire at the end of the year. State lawmakers this year approved a measure that pulls the...

Family Express Donates $250,000 to ValPLAYso

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Family Express Corporation, a Region business operated by two generations of the Olympidis family, has pledged 250-thousand dollars toward the rebuild of a 20-year-old playground and park in Valparaiso. ValPLAYso on the south side of Glendale Boulevard was designed and...

Silver Alert for Missing Fort Wayne Man

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A Statewide Silver Alert has been declared.
The Allen County Sheriff is investigating the disappearance of an adult from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Fort Wayne Indiana is located approximately 120 miles north of Indianapolis, IN. Thomas Sodano is an 80 year...

One Dead, Two Boaters Missing

One person is dead and two others, a 30-year-old man and 27-year-old woman, are reported to be missing in Lake Michigan.  The Coast Guard suspended the search for two people, Sunday night, in Lake Michigan about 7 miles off shore...

Lake Search to Resume for Chicago Man

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Indiana Conservation Officers plan to continue searching the waters of Lake Michigan today for a 29-year-old Chicago man who went missing Saturday evening north of Michigan City. Officials say at about 6 pm, he and several others were drifting off...

Police Officer Among Four Hurt in Crash

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A Lake Station Police Officer going to a fight in progress call was involved in a crash that resulted in four people going to the hospital, including the policeman. Indiana State Police say a preliminary investigation revealed shortly before 8:30...

Fatal Crash on EB I-80/94

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(Photos Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post)
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One person is dead, another seriously injured after a crash this morning on eastbound I-80/94, one-mile west of Grant Street. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports a tow truck driver was hooking...

Job Fair June 4th at INDOT NW District Office in Laporte

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INDOT will be holding a job fair on Wednesday. Spokesperson Matt Deitchley told the Region News Team they are looking to fill at least 35 full time positions across their 13 county district.
Positions available include: Highway Technicians, Equipment Mechanics,...

Former Minister/Substitute Teacher Facing Sex Abuse Charges

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(Photo Courtesy of the Times)
A 75 year old Valparaiso man is facing sex abuse charges in Kentucky after an indictment was filed Thursday. The Times reports Allen Lehmann, a former minister and local substitute teacher, was arrested on Friday...

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