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Pulaski Co Chosen for Midwest Hub

A Houston-based transportation equipment supplier is locating its Midwest hub in northwest Indiana. Antares Trailer, a supplier of flatbed trailer and intermodal chassis equipment, has announced plans to lease, renovate and equip a building in Winamac, creating up to 42...
 

Lumenus Withdraws Proposal

A proposal to enroll up to thirty Chinese students as seniors this fall at Valparaiso High School has been withdrawn. According to a statement issued Monday by Lumenus USA President Erik Froelich, the company believes the program had merit both...
 

Homicide in East Chicago

Lake County Coroners officials say a 17-year-old East Chicago resident was pronounced dead from gunshot wounds shortly after 11:30 last night , in the 35-hundred block of Guthrie Street. A news release issued by the coroner's office said the victim...
 

State Plane Sold, Sale Exceeds Asking Price

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The state of Indiana announced today that the 2001 Beechcraft Super King Air B200 twin turbine aircraft was sold to American Aviation in Florida on January 30 th , for 134-thousand dollars beyond...
 

Senate Committee Approves HJR-3, Dems Voted to Oppose

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The Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure Committee today voted 8-to-4 to send House Joint Resolution 3, an amendment to place Indiana's existing law banning same-sex marriage into the state's constitution, to the full Senate for consideration. Committee members from the...

 

UPDATE: Homicide Victim in Gary Identified

The identity of an 18 year old man found unresponsive in a vehicle with a gunshot wound this morning in Gary has been identified by the Lake County Coroner's Office as Tyrece Harris, of Gary. Gary Police Public Information Officer...
 

Gary Shooting Suspect Arrested During Traffic Infraction

Gary PD
An 18 year old man wanted in connection to a shooting on Sunday morning was apprehended later that same day during a stop for a traffic infraction. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corp. Gabrielle King says, just before 10am on...
 

Caffeine Intake by Kids from Coffee/Energy Drinks Rising

Researchers say three out of four U.S. children consume some caffeine and that the rate has not changed over the past ten years, but what has changed is where that caffeine comes from.  ABC News reports while the rate of...
 

Portage Twp Schools Super Announces Resignation

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The superintendent of Portage Township Schools today announced his resignation. Dr. E. Ric Frataccia has served as Portage Township School Corporation superintendent since 2012 and his resignation is effective July 1 st . Dr. Frataccia...
 

18 Year Old Man Found Dead in Vehicle in Gary

Gary PD
Police in Gary are investigating the death of an 18 year old man. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corp. Gabrielle King says officers received a call at 11:45am this morning of a man down inside a vehicle on 8 th ...
 

Accepting Letters of Interest for Stellar Communities Program

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Letters of interest from cities and towns in Indiana for a program that gives them the opportunity to present their visions for revitalization projects are currently being accepted. Emily Duncan, Public Information Officer with the Indiana Housing and Community Development...

   

Uncle Ben's Flavored Rice Recall

A popular brand of rice is being recalled.  ABC News reports the company that makes Uncle Ben's is recalling 5 and 25 pound bags of flavored rice... The FDA says it's received reports of students in Texas and Illinois getting...
   

Public Meeting to Keep Asian Carp Out of the Great Lakes

A public meeting will be held next week in Portage for residents to comment on the recently released report by the US Army Corps of Engineers on the federal governments options for keeping invasive species like the Asian carp out...
   

Missing Woman Found Deceased in Vehicle

Valpo PD
An investigation continues after the body of a missing Mishawaka woman was discovered deceased in a parked vehicle this morning in the Valparaiso Target parking lot. Valparaiso Police report they were called to the scene, in the 24-hundred block of...

   

Tip Leads to Arrest of Wanted Man in LaPorte

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Authorities are once again thanking the public after a tip led to an arrest. The LaPorte Police Department reports shortly after posting Jonathan Biller as this week's “Wanted Person of the Week” this morning, they...
   

Crews Respond to Fire in Porter County

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Crews were at the scene of a residential fire in Porter County. Fire was reported in an attached garage in the 37-hundred block of Sager Road, south of Valparaiso. The house is near the intersection of Sager and Division Road....

   

New Supt Named for Ind Dunes Natl Lakeshore

The National Park Service today announced Paul Labovitz, Superintendent at Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (NRRA) in St. Paul, Minnensota, has been named the new Superintendent at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore here in northwest Indiana.  He succeeds Costa Dillon,...
   

Police Warn to Stay Off Shelf Ice

Authorities are urging Region residents to stay off the shelf ice. Michigan City Police Sgt. Chris Yagelski says they received numerous calls over the weekend of people going way out on shelf ice on Lake Michigan at Washington Park.   Sgt....
   

Senate Committee to Consider HJR-3

Debate on Indiana's proposed constitutional ban on gay-marriage continues today. The state Senate's Rules Committee is scheduled to consider House Joint Resolution 3 this afternoon (Monday). The amendment passed the Indiana House last month, but language was taken out that...
   

'Security Issue' Closes DeVry Campuses

DeVry University says they are closing all their Chicago-area DeVry University and Chamberlain locations today (Mon Feb 10) after being informed of "a potential security issue", according to a statement on the university's website. No other details were available.    Link...
   

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