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Catalytic Converter Thefts Continue

Over the past couple of weeks, Portage Police have taken several reports of catalytic converters being stolen. Police say they've learned of twelve being removed from vehicles since about February 12th, with two additional reports coming in most recently. Several...
 

Pothole work in La Porte Wed. on Part of U.S. 35

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A parking restriction will be in effect for a time on Wednesday for a portion of Indiana Avenue/US-35 in La Porte for road maintenance. The Indiana Department of Transportation reports crews will be patching potholes on Indiana Avenue between Osborn...
 

Potential Data Exposure at IU Campuses


School Officials at Indiana University report that on Tuesday they notified the Indiana Attorney General's office of the potential...

 

Pence to Renew Call for Pre-K Pilot Prgm on Wed.

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Governor Mike Pence will once again, prompt the legislature to pass a voluntary, scholarship-based voucher Pre-K program for Indiana's low-income children.
According to a press release from the governor's office, Pence plans to offer brief remarks to the media in...
 

State Champion Chesterton HS Debate Team Honored

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In recognition of its state championship, the Chesterton High School Debate team was honored this week by Indiana House members in a resolution authored by State Representative Chuck Moseley (D-Portage).
The Chesterton team recaptured the state title at the Indiana...
 

Crossroads Chamber in Need of Marriage Mill Couple

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Area brides planning a June wedding: the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce is looking for you and your beau to tie the knot on June 20th in homage to a romantic period in Crown Point's rich history  Also, loving couples...
 

Area Hospitals Makes the Grade 7th Consecutive Year

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Community Hospital in Munster continues its track record of excellent patient care by being named one of America's 50 Best for the seventh year running. Healthgrades, the nation's leading independent healthcare ratings organization, places Community Hospital in the top one...
 

Tonight Show Host Sightings Expected in Chicago

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NBC's new Tonight Show Host brought the show back to it's place of origin--New York City.  Now look for Jimmy Fallon to make a "splash" in Chicago.  .
Perhap's taking a cue from the Tonight Show premier that featured a...
 

Semi Takes Exit Curve on Cline Avenue Too Fast

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Excessive speed is being blamed that rolled a semi on its side as the driver was exiting off of eastboung 80/94 onto northbound Cline Avenue shortly before noon on Tuesday.
Indiana State Police say the truck, out of Racine, Wisconsin...
 

Crash Closes Exit Ramp to NB Cline Ave. from EB 80/94

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A roll-over accident involving a tractor-trailer semi is blocking the exit ramp from eastbound Borman (I-80/94) to northbound Sr-912/Cline Ave.
Drivers are being urged to avoid the exit ramp as debris from the truck was reported to be scattered across...
 

219: Taltree Winter Fun

With winter weather here to stay, Taltree Arboretum and Gardens is finding different ways for Region residents to enjoy nature. Anicia Kosky, Communications Director, says Taltree Arboretum and Gardens has alot to offer. Winter activities include classes, hiking, cross country...
   

IN Farm Bureau Applauds Passage of SB 101 and 186

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The Indiana Farm Bureau is thanking the state House today regarding the passage of two senate bills that will now head to the Governor's desk for his signature. Senate Bill 101, otherwise known as the so-called “Ag-Gag” legislation, passed by...
   

Man Dies After Being Run Over by Car in Hammond

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A 44 year old Hammond man was killed Monday night after being run over by car in the 400 block of Michigan Avenue. Hammond Police Chief Brian Miller says officers were called to the scene around 7:40pm in reference to...

   

Family Dog May Be to Blame for House Fire in LaPorte

A LaPorte family has been displaced while repairs take place after their home caught on fire Monday afternoon. LaPorte Police report, at approximately 1:15pm, a neighbor saw smoke coming from the home, located in the 16-hundred block of Stone Lake...

   

Man Talked Down After Threats to Jump Off Overpass

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A LaPorte man who threatened to jump off an overpass Monday night surrendered without incident after nearly two-hours of negotiation with police officers. LaPorte Police report officers were dispatched to the US Highway 35 overpass, at approximately 9:16pm, and located...

   

Crenshaw Sentenced for Stealing from Merrillville

A former town of Merrillville employee was sentenced on Monday to two-and-a-half years in prison for stealing bond money. 43 year old Virlissa Crenshaw was ordered to pay over 176-thousand dollars in restitution to Merrillville and three-years supervised release following...
   

Traffic Light Issue in St. Joseph County Causing Back Ups

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The St. Joseph County Police Department would like to advise travelers and commuters that the traffic light at the intersection of State Road 933 and Cleveland Road will be out of order until 11am this morning.  Traffic has already backed...
   

Three Middle School Students Face Drug Charges

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Three Willowcreek Middle School students were arrested on Friday on charges that include misdemeanor possession of marijuana and dealing marijuana on school property, a felony. Portage Police report an officer was informed upon arrival that a 7 th grade student...
   

Chicago Prison Escapee Sentenced

A man who made a daring Chicago prison escape was sentenced Monday. ABC News reports in 2012 Kenneth Conley, and Joseph Banks managed to escape their 17th floor prison cell by scaling down the side of the building with a...
   

Tossed Pasta Nets Jail Stay for Hotel Visitor

The La Porte County Sheriff's Department say officers responding to an early morning disturbance at an area hotel found a bowl of overturned pasta and a guest reportedly yelling.
According to reports the incident began when a 38 year-old Valparaiso...

   

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