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SBOE Updated on Conditions at Gary's Roosevelt HS

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During their April monthly meeting the State Board of Education took up the matter of conditions at Roosevelt High School in Gary--now a turn-around academy run by Edison Learning.
Complaints about mold in classrooms and leaking pipes were brought up...
 

Griffith Family YMCA Now Offers All-Day Child Care

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Working parents seeking day care for their child have another choice, the Griffith Family YMCA now offers all-day child care for children 3 to 5 years of age.  According to a Griffith Family YMCA press release, the program would be...
 

Replacing Electric Meters in La Porte Co. Not a Scam

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New meter reading technology is coming to NIPSCO customers in La Porte County and the Michigan City Police Department wants you to know that it is not a scam. 
According to NIPSCO, the new Automated Meter Reading System is being...
 

Update: SR 49 Kankakee River Bridge Closes Monday

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After reported contractor and heavy equipment delays the project to replace the State Road 49 bridge over the Kankakee River south of Kouts, is moving forward.  The Indiana Department of Transportation announces the closure will now take place starting Monday...
 

Indiana Right To Life Endorses Niemeyer for Senate

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Ahead of the Indiana May 6th Primaries, State Representative Rick Niemeyer of Lowell receives an endorsement for Indiana Senate District 6 from Indiana Right to Life.
In a right to life press release, Mike Fichter, Chairman of the group's political...
 

Railcats Host Open Tryout April 30th at US Steel Yard


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Think you have what it takes to become a Railcat baseball player?  Find out!  The Gary South Shore RailCats will host an Open Player Tryout Camp at U. S. Steel Yard on Wednesday, April 30th. The tryout is free and...
 

Renovated Hospital Gift Ghop Resembles a Boutique

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Visitors to the renovated gift shop at Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Crown Point will likely be doing "double-takes," as the hospital gift shop provides 'more of a boutique-type experience.  According to a St. Anthony press release, the two-week process...
 

Gov Pence Chief of Staff Leaving

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Governor Mike Pence today accepted the resignation of his chief of staff and long-time adviser, Bill Smith. Smith is leaving to form a public affairs and strategic communications firm, which is anticipated to work with the Governor’s campaign and other...
 

Body Identified as Missing Michigan Doctor

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Authorities say a body recovered Sunday, April 6th in Lake Charles in the town of Porter has been identified as that of a missing Michigan doctor.   Indiana State Police say an autopsy was conducted Tuesday at the Lake County Coroner’s...

 

New Web Concern Over 'Heartbleed Bug'

A flaw in technology that protects passwords and personal information is affecting many popular websites. It's known as the "Heartbleed Bug," and by some estimates it's impacted over half a million sites.  ABC News reports Yahoo, Google and Tumbler have...
 

VALIC Notifies Customers of Data-Security Breach

Life insurance and retirement giant VALIC has confirmed to ABC News that it has notified its customers of a serious data-security breach that could have jeopardized personal identity information for thousands of customers. ABC's Josh Margolin reports VALIC is taking...
   

Mass Stabbing at Pennsylvania High School


In Pennsylvania, as many as twenty students were stabbed at a high school in Westmoreland County, in suburban Pittsburgh this morning [Wednesday]. Four students from Franklin Regional High School were flown to area hospitals to be treated for their wounds....
   

Dream Trip for 102-Year-Old NWI Woman

A 102-year-old Lake County woman got the opportunity to live out a dream Tuesday, traveling 103 floors up, to the Skydeck of Willis Tower in downtown Chicago. Willie Tillman has for a long time wanted to visit the top of...
   

$100,000 Donation to IUN Med School

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Thanks to a 100-thousand dollar gift from the Lake County Medical Society, the IU School of Medicine-Northwest (IUSM-NW) is one step closer to its goal of fully renovating and expanding its teaching laboratories, including advanced teaching technologies and state-of-the-art patient...
   

Chicago St Condo Plan Discussed

 

The city of Valparaiso is considering a plan to sell property on Chicago Street for future condo development. There was concern over the effect that would have on local parking, as there was a request to rezone a nearby parking lot that's across from Chicago Street Theater. The public will have another chance to comment at the Plan Commission's meeting May 13th.

 

   

Gary Mayor on Politico 'What Works' Panel

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson is joining the mayors of Chicago and Pittsburgh, a couple of CEO's and a professor from Columbia University in Politico's inaugural “What Works” event in Chicago this morning, the first in what the magazine says will...
   

Body Found in Lake: Announcement Today

  Officials say more information is being released later this morning in northwest Indiana and Michigan on a body found in a small northwest Indiana lake. Indiana State Police say a woman's body was recovered from Lake Charles, in a...
   

Gas Station Robbed Twice in Past Week

A gas station in Lake Station has been robbed twice in the past week. Shortly after noon Tuesday officers responded to Rich's Gas Station in the 43-hundred block of Central Avenue, where a male subject armed with a handgun was...
   

Food Bank of NWI Pantry on the Go Kickoff on 4/9

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It's National Volunteer Week and Feeding Indiana's Hungry, the statewide association affiliated with 11 food banks in Indiana wants to take the time to thank the thousand of volunteers that help those at risk of hunger across the state. Megan...
   

FBI Visits Another Porter County Government Office

Federal agents made yet another visit to government offices in Porter County today. The Times reports the FBI stopped by the auditor's office requesting payroll records involving the Porter County Expo Center. Since last year, FBI agents have visited a...
   

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