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Cars That Talk to Each Other Could Help Avoid Crashes

The Department of Transportation says cars that talk to each other could prevent more than half a million car crashes a year. ABC news reports iIt's called vehicle to vehicle communication technology - or V2V - and Transportation Secretary Anthony...
 

NICTD Launches West Lake Corridor Project Website

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A website covering the proposed West Lake Corridor extension from Hammond to Dyer is now live. The website can be found online at http://www.nictdwestlake.com/index.html . To move the project forward, NICTD is initiating a study that will assess the potential...
 

Valpo PD to Increase Patrols for Back to School

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In Valparaiso, police announced today that officers will be present in and around all schools this Wednesday as children head back to school. Police report their presence Wednesday is meant to reinforce the importance of school safety to everyone.
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One Dead As Result of Shooting at Hammond Bar

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One person is dead as a result of a shooting at a Hammond bar Sunday night. Hammond Police Lt. Richard Hoyda told the Region News Team they received a call of shots fired at 10:10pm, at Estrella's Bar, in the...
 

Hobart Has 1st CNG Garbage Truck in Lake County

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The first garbage truck powered by CNG – compressed natural gas – in Lake County was unveiled this morning.  Along with being green in the environmental sense, the truck is expected to save the city of Hobart a lot of green...
 

New US 31 to Open Thursday

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the New U.S. 31 between South Bend and Plymouth opens to traffic this Thursday, August 21st. Some restrictions will remain on the north end of the project near South...
 

Valpo Road Closure for Water Main Replacement

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In Valparaiso, city officials say thirty-feet of Yellowstone Road is closed at the intersection of George Street 7 am to 5  pm today (Monday August 18) for water main replacement. There's no official detour.  Motorists are advised to use other...
 

Swearing-in for State's 1st Female Chief Justice Today

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Swearing-in ceremonies are today (Monday Aug 18) for Indiana's first female chief justice, Loretta Rush. Rush succeeds Hobart native Brent Dickson, who will remain on the state's highest court as an associate justice. Rush was appointed to the Indiana Supreme...
 

Gas Prices Up and Down

Region gas prices have been up and down lately. Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for Gasbuddy-dot-com, tells the Times that planned maintenance cycles occurring at the same time at BP's Whiting Refinery and ExxonMobil's refinery in Joliet lowered supply which...
 

Chip and Fog Seal Closures for US 231, SR 149

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The U.S. 231 closure for chip and fog seal work will take place this morning (Monday August 18) through Wednesday (August 20), between State Road 2 in Hebron and I-65 in Crown Point. The road will be closed 24 hours...
 

Two New Firefighters in St. John

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In St. John, officials have announced two new firefighters have become regular members of the community's volunteer fire department. Dawn Wheaton has been a certified EMT and firefighter for thirteen years, most recently in Grant Park, Illinois. Wheaton and her...
   

Possible Human Skeletal Remains at NE Ind Lake

Indiana Conservation Officers, Steuben County Sheriff's Department and the Steuben County Coroner are investigating what they say appear to be human skeletal remains found near the shoreline of Hamilton Lake in northeast Indiana Saturday evening, and they say it's possible...
   

Winfield Closer to Having First Town Marshal

The town of Winfield has been interviewing candidates for their first town marshal, and the Times today reports that the list of candidates has been narrowed to two. In February the town council approved an ordinance establishing the position that...
   

Chicago Little League Team Falls to Las Vegas

At the Little League World Series, a team from Chicago falls against their Las Vegas rivals, with a 13-to-2 loss, Sunday. The Jackie Robinson West team is now one game away from elimination in the series.  The team will play...
   

Fatal Crash on I-65 Near Crown Point

Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post say a two-vehicle crash on I-65 about one-mile north of the Crown Point exit shortly before 10:30 Friday night has claimed the life of a 53-year-old Chicago woman and injured three other people....
   

Tempur Sealy to Locate New Plant in Indiana

Tempur Sealy International, Inc., a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of mattresses, foundations, pillows and other products worldwide,has announced plans to locate a new manufacturing and distribution facility in central Indiana, creating up to 300 new jobs by 2015. The Lexington,...
   

Cash 5 Winning Ticket Purchased in St. John

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Hoosier Lottery officials say a St. John man is the latest Hoosier to win big playing Cash 5 from the Hoosier Lottery.  Francis Ignowski won a $614,844 jackpot in Tuesday night's drawing, and he and his wife, Janice, traveled to...
   

NWI Man Receives State's Highest Tourism Award

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Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann presented the Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership Award to W.F. "Bill" Wellman of Valparaiso during a ceremony Friday afternoon at the Indiana State Fair. The award, the highest tourism honor given by the state, is...
   

Oregano Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

The US Food and Drug Administration says McCormick & Company out of Sparks, Maryland, is voluntarily recalling its McCormick® Ground Oregano, 0.75 oz bottle, UPC 0-523561-6 with code dates BEST BY AUG 21 16 H and AUG 22 16 H...
   

New Dorm at Valparaiso University

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It's almost moving-in day at Valparaiso University's newest dormitory. Beacon Hall will be home-away-from home for nearly three-hundred sophomores when students get back to campus next week (Saturday Aug 23). Beacon Hall, at LaPorte Avenue and University Drive, with a...
   

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