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Three People Arrested on Drug Related Charges in LaPorte

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The LaPorte Police Department today announced three recent arrests on drug-related charges as the result of on-going investigations by the county's Metro Operations Unit involving the distribution of narcotics and illegal drugs in and around the LaPorte area. Police report...
 

No Fireworks This 4th of July in Michigan City

In Michigan City, there won't be a fireworks display for the Fourth of July this year. Money's tight and the community is dealing with a budget shortfall from delays in receiving property tax revenues. Mayor Ron Meer tells today's Times...
 

AUDIO: Mumps Confirmed, Suspected

In downstate Vigo County, health officials say they've confirmed one diagnosed case of mumps and at least six other probable cases, in individuals ranging in age from 17 to 50, most of them saying they received their age-appropriate vaccinations.  You...
 

First-Ever NWIgives Event Underway

Hundreds of Region nonprofits are taking part in the inaugural NWIgives event happening today (Wednesday Feb 12). Organized and presented by Legacy Foundation and Lake Area United Way, the one-day online fundraising event that continues until 11:59 pm CST tonight...

 

Funeral Services Announced for Munster Fire Chief

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Chief James Knesek
Visitation is today (Wednesday 2/12) for Munster Fire Chief James Knesek at Kish Funeral Home in Munster, and starting at 8 pm the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association will conduct a service including a walk-by of all visiting...
 

Town Dealing With Frozen Mains

A Griffith company has reportedly been hired to thaw out frozen water lines that have caused "a handful” of service problems to customers of New Chicago's water service. The Times today reports a resident in the 33-hundred block of East...
 

Groups Watch 'No More Stringent Than' Bill

Local and state environmental groups including the Hoosier Environmental Council are watching proposed legislation they say could have a negative impact on the Region and the state. The Indiana House has approved a measure mandating that state environmental laws “may...
 

219: Great Loves of LaPorte County

The LaPorte County Historical Society Museum is inviting the public to their special Valentine's Day display. The vast collection features Valentines from Laporte County Residents dating back 100 years! You can check out the vintage styles on display till Feb....
 

Hebron School Supt Announces Retirement

At Tuesday night's school board meeting, MSD of Boone Township Superintendent George Letz said he would retire “sometime this year.” Deadline for applications to lead the Hebron school district is March 14 th . On Monday, Portage Township Schools Superintendent...
 

Two Shot Near High School

Police in south suburban Dolton say two people were shot Tuesday night about a block from Thornridge High School. Police Chief John Franklin said a group of people were walking on 152nd Street toward Champlain Street when a black SUV...
 

IYI Hosts One Day Training to Benefit Youth Workers

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People who work with children will have the opportunity to sharpen their skills with nationally renowned trainers coming to the Region during a one day training in March.
The Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) is bringing four experts to Merrillville, March 4th...

   

AUDIO: Free Online Filing for Hoosier Taxpayers

Indiana Department of Revenue
The Indiana Department of Revenue reminds Hoosiers they offer free online filing for their federal and state taxes. Spokesperson Chetrice Mosley says last year over 119-thousand Hoosier taxpayers used INfreefile.  If a taxpayer has an adjusted gross income (AGI) of...
   

Reminder: Illiana Public Meeting Next Week in Lowell

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The Indiana and Illinois Departments of Transportation want to remind the public the Illiana Tier Two Environmental Impact Statement has been released for public comment. A public hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 18 th at Lowell Middle School....
   

Crash Closes Left Lane EB Borman near I-65

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The second spin-out type crash of the Tuesday afternoon rush occurred around 4:30 p.m. CST affecting traffic going eastbound on the Borman (I-80/94).

INDOT is reporting that the left lane is closed between the Broadway exit and I-65 due to...

   

Graco Carseats Recall

It's the fourth largest recall ever of carseats. The government says the carseats made by Graco need to have their buckles replaced. ABC News reports it is 3.7 million carseats, 11 different brands, but the gov't wants another 7 brands...

   

Radon Awareness Rally on State Capital Steps Wednesday

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Several organizations plan to rally on the Indiana State Capital steps tomorrow to raise awareness about radon, a radioactive gas found in homes that is the leading cause of cancer in non-smokers and the leading environmental cause of cancer mortality....

   

Comments Invited on IAWC's Rate Increase Request

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The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, or OUCC, is inviting written comments on Indiana American Water Company's request for a rate increase. According to its testimony and exhibits, Indiana American Water Company, or IAWC, is seeking the rate increase...

   

Region Roads Remain Slick and Hazardous

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A spin-out that ended up on the right shoulder of eastbound Borman (I-80/94), is causing a gaper slowdown from just before Cline Avenue.   I

NDOT is reporting no lanes are restricted at this time but a State Farm Hoosier Helper...

   

Public's Help Sought in Hammond Garage Burglaries

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In Hammond, police are asking for the public's help in identifying a vehicle and two suspects in connection to five garage burglaries over the last three weeks. Lt. Richard Hoyda says a majority the burglaries have occurred between the hours...
   

Pence: I'm Open to Full State Replacement Revenue for SB 1

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence says he believes that reform of the business personal property tax will mean jobs for Hoosiers. Governor Pence today meet with mayors from across the state and issued a statement saying he has informed legislative leaders that...

   

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