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Volunteers Count Homeless in the Region

Volunteers in Lake and Porter Counties Wednesday were among those counting the number of homeless living in Indiana. The once-a-year census in January provides a snapshot of homelessness in the state on a particular night. The Point-in-Time Homeless Count is...
 

Photos: Lake Charles Search in Porter

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Sonar probe being placed in drilled hole
Members of the Indiana State Police’s Criminal Investigation Division at Lowell conducted a search operation on Lake Charles in the Town of Porter last Thursday, January 23, as part of an ongoing missing...
 

Porter County Retired Teachers Legislative Forum 2/8

A forum is coming up next month to give Porter County residents an opportunity to hear your elected state legislators explain what is happening in the 2014 legislative session of the Indiana General Assembly. The 3 rd Annual Legislative Forum,...
 

Sen Tallian to Hold Town Hall Meetings in February

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Indiana State Senator Karen Tallian, of Portage, announced today she'll be hosting four town hall meetings in February to provide her constituents with an update on the 2014 General Assembly, specifically addressing legislation on raising the minimum wage. The first...
 

Brown Advocates for Extensive Healthcare for Hoosiers

INDIANAPOLIS- Hoosiers will gain access to a wider variety of specialized health care resources due to the extensive legislative work of State Representative Charlie Brown (D-Gary).
Indiana House members have approved three separate measures from Brown that deal with health...
 

Indiana Takes Measures to Help with Propane Shortage

Gov Mike Pence
INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Mike Pence and Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann today announced a number of measures to help Hoosier families and businesses cope with the propane shortage caused in part by recent extreme winter weather.
To assist propane suppliers in...
 

Memory Chip Change Coming to US Credit Cards

The big security breach at Target has exposed a weakness in the U.S. credit-card industry. ABC News reports says a patch to the problem is on the way.
Typically, that credit, debit or charge card you just swiped to make...
 

Water Main Break Disrupts Traffic near Westville

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The Indiana Department of Transportation is alerting drivers of a water main break that has northbound US 421 closed for emergency repairs between US Highway 6 and E. Jefferson Street near Westville.  Reportedly, US 421 is also closed at State Road 2 north...

 

No Evidence Found in Search of Lake Charles for Teleka Patrick

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Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports a search operation on Lake Charles in Porter was conducted last week as part of the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Teleka Patrick. State Police report Patrick's gold 1997 Lexus was found abandoned...
 

LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week in Custody

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A 34 year old man listed on Tuesday as the LaPorte Police Department's “Wanted Person of the Week” is now in custody. LaPorte Police report Jamie Hough, who had been wanted on a...
 

Victim Identified in Fatal House Fire Near DeMotte

Authorities continue to investigate the cause of a fatal house fire near DeMotte Tuesday night. Jasper County Coroner Andy Boersma told the Region News Team 85 year old Sadie Davis was pronounced dead at the scene, just before midnight, from...
   

Notre Dame Announces $400 Million Building Project in

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The University of Notre Dame announced today the largest building project in its 172-year history – three new structures attached to the west, east and south sides of the University’s iconic football stadium, at a projected cost of $400 million.

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Gov Pence Thanks Michigan for Help in I-94 Crash

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence is commending Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan State Police for their assistance in a horrific fatal crash on Interstate 94 last week.
In a letter to Governor Snyder, Governor Pence said, “The definition of...
   

IU to Study Antiplaque Chewing Gum for Soldiers

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Antiplaque chewing gum
Indiana University is beginning a clinical study of antiplaque chewing gum for the US Army. The IU Oral Health Research Institute at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has begun a yearlong one-point-two million-dollar study for the military on...
   

Funeral Services Held for Purdue Student Killed

Purdue students traveled to West Bend, Wisconsin, to attend funeral services for 21-year-old Andrew Boldt, who was fatally shot inside the electrical engineering building on the West Lafayette campus of Purdue University last week. A fellow engineering student and teaching...
   

Region STOP Team Makes Arrest on Most Wanted List

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The Region STOP Team has announced the arrest of an individual considered one of Lake County's Ten Most Wanted. East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker says 40-year-old Joe Randolph Hopkins of Gary had an outstanding arrest warrant on file for...
   

NB Indianapolis Blvd Closed at Hammond Border

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904 am CST: Highland Police are reporting that northbound Indianapolis Boulevard at the Highland/Hammond border is closed due to numerous accidents in Hammond. "Roads all over are ice covered and extremely slick," the advisory said. Motorists are asked to please...
   

Fatal House Fire Near DeMotte

Authorities continue to investigate the cause of a fatal house fire near DeMotte overnight. Jasper County Coroner Andy Boersma told the Region News Team this morning one person was pronounced dead at the scene from smoke inhalation. That person's name...
   

Amended Marriage Amendment Heads to Senate

The Indiana House has voted 57-40 to send their amended marriage amendment to the state Senate. House Joint Resolution 3 would place a constitutional ban on gay marriage in the state, but because of a change made Monday, if it's...
   

Backups Worsening on Borman Both Directions

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7:10am CST: Backups are worsening on the Borman Expressway this morning.  INDOT reports the right four lanes are shut down near the Illinois state line due to an earlier crash near the 0.2 mile marker near Calumet Avenue. On the...
   

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