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State Police Trooper Injured in Crash on I-65

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A 29 year veteran of the Indiana State Police Department was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after his unmarked vehicle was struck by a pickup truck this morning on northbound I-65, just...
 

Counterfeit $10 Bill Passed at McDonald's in LaPorte

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Police in LaPorte are investigating a counterfeit bill passed at the McDonald's, in the 200 block of Boyd Boulevard on Tuesday. LaPorte Police report the fake ten-dollar bill was taken during a purchase transaction and it has since been seized...
 

Daily Sugar Intake Should Be 5% of Your Total Calories

A wake-up call for those with a sweet tooth.  ABC News reports the World Health Organization says your daily 'sugar intake' should be just five-percent of your 'total calories.' That's half of what the agency previously recommended. A WHO 'expert...
 

Police Investigating Separate Jewelery Store Burglaries

Authorities are investigating two separate jewelery store burglaries that occurred this week. Jeffery's Jewelers, in the 300 block of Highway 30 in Union Township, on Monday had jewelery reportedly stolen from two cabinets that were smashed along with the front...
 

Marathon Registration Postponed

Region residents planning to sign up for this year's Chicago Marathon will have to wait a couple of weeks. Registration was supposed to open today (Wednesday 3/5), but that's been postponed until noon Central Time March 19th. A notice posted...
 

Snowfall Clogs Region Commute

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A rough time getting around Northwest Indiana and Chicago this morning.  A band of snowfall clogged the Region commute across Lake and Porter Counties, and we're hearing LaPorte and St. Joseph County roads could be especially bad during lunchtime and...
 

ValpoNEXT Says Bring Your Ideas Online

ValpoNEXT is inviting residents to bring their 'big ideas' to cyberspace. If you missed the Big Idea Workshops kicking off the ValpoNEXT initiative last week, opportunities for submitting ideas continue with an online discussion forum at valponext.mindmixer.com. “We hope people...
 

Several Shark Fin Sales Citations in Illinois

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police say they have issued 20 citations to four businesses in northern Illinois for selling shark fin products.  The citations were issued on February 28, 2014 as part of a continuing effort to enforce...
 

Valpo PD Citizens Police Academy Taking Applications

The Valparaiso Police Department is searching for community members that would like to learn more about the police department. The department’s annual Citizens’ Police Academy is currently accepting applications. Space is limited for the class.
The Citizens’ Police Academy is...
 

Possible Buyer for Former Academic Site

There's a possible buyer for Purdue University Calumet's shuttered off-site Academic Learning Center off Broadway in Merrillville, but purchase details are still being worked out, and the name of the interested party was not disclosed, according to an article in...
 

Chicago Considers Soldier Field Expansion

The city of Chicago is considering the thought of adding five-thousand seats to Soldier Field, with an eye toward a possible pitch for bringing the Super Bowl to the city. More places to sit would also mean more revenue when...
   

258 Licenses Issued Under New Illinois Marriage Law

Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office issued 258 marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the week following a federal judge’s ruling that called for immediate implementation of Illinois’ Marriage Equality law, including five licenses to couples from northwest and northern...
   

Snow Affects Morning Commute

The National Weather Service says Lake and Porter Counties are under a Winter Weather Advisory through noon CST today, with the bulk of the snow expected to fall during the morning commute.  The Region News Team has received multiple reports...
   

Illinois May Ban Smoking While Kids in Car

In Illinois, legislation banning smoking while kids are in the car is moving ahead at the State Capitol. A Senate committee approved the measure making it illegal to smoke while children are in the car on a five to two...
   

House Approves Naming Fifth Ave for Rudy Clay

The Indiana House voted unanimously to rename part of US 20 in Lake County, the section known as Fifth Avenue in Gary, for the late Rudy Clay. Gary Democratic Senator Earline Rogers authored the resolution. Clay, who was mayor of...
   

Man Convicted of Killing Store Clerk Gets 80 Year Sentence

A 22 year old Merrillville man was sentenced to 80 years in prison today for murdering a store clerk in March of 2012. Jeremy Blue was found guilty in November by a jury in the death of 48 year old...

   

Hoosier Native Named 1st Financial Bank IN President

A Hoosier native has been named First Financial Bank's Indiana banking president. Kevin Lankford, of Indianapolis, will oversee the banks 45 Indiana locations, which includes branches in Crown Point, Hammond, Highland and Schererville, as well as a number of Alliance...
   

IU Health Lifts Previous Visitor Restrictions

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IU Health is lifting their previous visitor restrictions effective immediately due to the low number of positive influenza cases throughout the local area and the state. The restrictions were put in place to protect patients, families and colleagues from unnecessary...
   

City of Gary to Get New Sanitary Board President

The City of Gary is going to have a new Sanitary Board of Commissioners President. The Commission on Monday decided to elect Vice President Nelson Tinsley as President, ousting long-time President Richard Comer. Tinsley was also named Chair of the...
   

Drug Raid in Schererville

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A three-month investigation by the Schererville Police Department's Special Operations Task Force resulted in the arrest of eight individuals today on drug-related charges. Schererville Police report task force members, along with the Northwest Indiana Regional SWAT Team, executed a narcotics...
   

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