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Priest Comments on Griffith Statue

A Catholic priest in Northwest Indiana says we must look for a natural explanation first, like melting snow, in response to what some say looks like a tear-stained cheek on a statue of Mary outside St. Mary Catholic Church in...
 

Ind Dunes Natl Lakeshore Conducts First Spring Burn

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After a brief delay due to a shift in wind direction, the National Park Service on Wednesday conducted the first of six prescribed fires planned this Spring at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Yesterday's Dune Ridge Trail burn involved about 260...
 

Traffic Restrictions Near Valpo Shopping Area

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In Valparaiso, city officials say traffic restrictions will continue for traffic signal upgrades and pedestrian crossing improvements at a busy retail area on the east side of the city.  Work will be concentrated on Harmel Drive on both the north...
 

Hearing Scheduled on Gay Marriage Ban

There's a hearing in federal court downstate today regarding a Lake County couple seeking to have their same-sex marriage recognized in Indiana before one of them, who is battling cancer, passes away. The 37-year-old women, who live in Munster, recently...
 

Michigan City Seeks Input on Lakefront Gateway Plan

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The public is invited to attend an open house on the redevelopment of Michigan City's Lake Michigan lakefront.  City officials say they want to re-establish the city as a pre-eminent lakefront destination community, capitalizing on the diamond-shaped lakefront gateway study...
 

What's Next for ValpoNEXT


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Here's what's next for 'ValpoNEXT'... the city's visioning initiative is inviting the community to continue submitting ideas online at the ValpoNEXT website and Facebook page through this Friday (April 11), with an eye toward the Community Summit event planned for...
 

Inmates Assist in Highway Cleanup

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The Indiana Department of Transportation's annual Spring clean-up event known as Trash Bash is underway and continues through April 27, coinciding with Earth Day. Last year more than 20-thousand bags of trash were collected by INDOT crews, work crews from...
 

NIPSCO Says Call 811 Before You Dig

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With April marking National Safe Digging Month and the start of many outdoor projects, Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) is urging Region residents and businesses to help protect the public from serious risk or injury by calling 811 two...
 

Crash Shutting Down US 35 in Pulaski County

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7am CDT: Region News Team has gotten word of a crash shutting down both directions US 35 just north of Winamac, in the area of County Road 200 North.  Authorities in Pulaski County say a medical helicopter is enroute....
 

Michigan Educators Visit Merrillville

In Merrillville, a group of educators from Michigan are in town. The Michigan Department of Education requested an on-site visit after a recent keynote address delivered by Merrillville school leaders at the Michigan Principals Academy. They visited Salk Elementary on...
 

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...
   

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