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US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Martin Castro

Martin Castro
(Photo Courtesy of the US Marshals Service)
A 33 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for failing to appear on a homicide charge is the US Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force “Fugitive of the...
 

Fiery Semi Crash on Indiana Toll Road

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(Photos Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post)
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In LaPorte County, an early morning crash on the Indiana Toll Road closed all lanes east bound when a semi loaded with potatoes went out of control, rolled over, and caught fire....
 

Indiana Work Zone Awareness Week Apr 7-11


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Today is the first day of Work Zone Awareness Week in Indiana.  Motorists in the Hoosier state face fines of up to one-thousand dollars for speeding and up to five-thousand dollars for driving recklessly through work zones. Officials say drivers...
 

Teen Arrested in South Haven Armed Robbery

Porter County Sheriffs Police say an arrest has been made in a March 29th armed robbery at a Family Express in South Haven. Authorities say a 17-year-old boy from Gary was arrested last Thursday at the Portage Police Station after...
 

Sheriffs PD, FBI Investigate Roselawn Bank Robbery

The Newton County Sheriffs Department is working with federal authorities to investigate a bank robbery in DeMotte. Police say at about 2:30 this past Friday afternoon, officers were dispatched to a robbery call at the DeMotte State Bank on State...

 

Tyson Recalls Chicken Nugget Products

Missouri-based Tyson Foods is recalling approximately 75,320 pounds of frozen, fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.  Here's more information from the FSIS: ...
 

Indiana State Police Offer Summer Youth Camps

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The 2014 Indiana State Police Summer Youth Camps will soon be in session.  The summer youth camps are for students entering grades 5 through 12. Indiana State Police say campers learn teamwork skills while gaining self-confidence and teach students that...
 

Valparaiso Lifts Frost Law

Another sign of Spring actually being here... in Valparaiso, the frost law that was in effect has been lifted. City officials say as of last Friday, April 4...
 

Fiery Rollover Crash in LaPorte County

A fiery accident in LaPorte County early this morning shut down all eastbound lanes of the Indiana Toll Road. A semi reportedly carrying a load of potatoes rolled over just before 4 am just east of US 421, near mile...
 

Man Injured in Rollover Crash

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Indiana State Police say a 58-year-old Hobart man lost control of his pick-up, rolling the truck over the concrete barrier wall on I-94 near Portage shortly before 5-o'clock this morning. According to a preliminary investigation the driver of a 1998...
 

Lake Population Declines, Porter Rises

Lake County had the biggest drop in population of all 92 counties in the state last year, with a loss of over 16-hundred residents, according to new data from the US Census Bureau. An analysis by the Indiana Business Research...
   

Body Found in Local Lake

It's not known yet whether the body of a woman found in a small lake in the town of Porter is that of a 33-year-old Michigan doctor who disappeared in early December. Indiana State Police say shortly after 7 am...
   

Microsoft Ending Support for Windows XP April 8

Microsoft is ending technical support for Windows XP computers Tuesday April 8th. You'll have to pay to upgrade to a new operating system if you want your data to remain secure. Derek Meister, with the Geek Squad Online Support Team,...
   

Valparaiso Police Add Two New K9s to Dept

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Officer Cordova and K9 Sabre; Officer Simpson and K9 Rico
The Valparaiso Police Department has added two new K9s to the department.   Both dogs were purchased from FM K9 in Elkhart Indiana and both dogs are from Poland. Valparaiso’s newest...
   

Merrillville Begins Spring Clean Up

Spring cleanup begins in Merrillville Monday (April 7). The Merrillville Public Works Department says branch and leaf collection with pass through the town one time this season. Collection begins each day at 7:30 am.
Information from Town of Merrillville:

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State Senator Urges Support of New Industrial Hemp Law

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A downstate senator has sponsored legislation to help correct a wrong that he says will benefit Hoosier farmers and businesses by being on the leading edge of a potential new cash crop in the state-hemp.

A press release from Senator...
   

Emergency Siren Test Saturday in La Porte County

The La Porte Police Department reports that the next test of the La Porte Emergency Warning (siren) System is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. local time. 
Authorities say during the test two one-minute signals will sound,...
   

Great Lakes Ice Chokes off Iron Ore Supply

Ice cover not seen in over 30-years, is interrupting iron ore shipments from Great lakes freighters and is causing U.S. Steel Gary Works to idle its blast furnaces and operations. The Times is reporting that because of the ice, especially...
   

Two more K9s Join Valparaiso Police Force

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The Valparaiso Police Department has effectively doubled the size of their K9 unit with the purchase of two dogs recently from FM K9 in Elkhart. According to a press release, the city's newest K9 team member is Officer John Cordova
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No Further Cleanup Actions Recommended

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Assessment teams from the Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency and BP on Friday have determined that no further cleanup actions are needed for oil that was discharged into Lake Michigan at the BP Whiting Refinery two weeks ago.

According to...
   

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