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Water Level at Lake Freeman Drops Below Normal

Indiana Conservation Officers in coordination with NIPSCO report the lack of rain and dry conditions in the area has caused the measurements for the lake level taken near the face of the Oakdale Hydroelectric Dam on Lake Freeman to drop...
 

Indiana State Police Take Part in I-90/94 Challenge

Law enforcement officials in Indiana and fourteen other states have been part of an enhanced four-day campaign that began Friday (Aug 1). The goal -- zero deaths along a 56-hundred mile stretch of two major interstates. Indiana State Police and...
 

One Dead, One Injured in Chicago Workplace Shooting

A man is dead, and a company CEO is hospitalized after an apparent workplace shooting in downtown Chicago. ABC News reports Chicago Police say the 59-year-old employee of the technology company in downtown Chicago brought a gun to face to...
 

Valpo PD Seeking Identity of Shoplifters

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Police in Valparaiso are seeking the public's help to identify two subjects in connection to two separate shoplifting incidents. Valparaiso Police report Plato's Closet, in the 31-hundred block of Calumet, contacted police on...
 

Crown Point Car Cruise Moves Temporarily

The Crown Point Car Cruise is moving to Wittenberg Village located at 1200 E. Luther Drive Thursday July 31st and next Thursday August 7th to allow traffic for the Fair.  The Car Cruise will be from 4 to 8 pm...
 

Two Charged in Hammond Shootings

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Two suspects are facing attempted murder and other charges in connection with the shootings of an Addison, Illinois, woman and her two daughters, ages 12 and 15, in Hammond Sunday morning. Authorities allege 17-year-old Alan Ross, Jr., of Hammond and...
 

Search Continues for Missing Valparaiso Man

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Valparaiso Police say they continue to investigate the report of a missing person. 50-year-old Troy Donnelly was reported missing on Tuesday evening by family members, police say, and family last spoke with Donnelly on Friday, July 25, and at that...
 

Hebron Schools Announce New Superintendent

Tri-Creek Schools Assistant Superintendent Nathan Kleefisch is taking a new job as superintendent of Boone Township Schools in Hebron. Kleefisch replaces George Letz, who's retiring next month. Kleefisch has been with the Tri-Creek school district out of Lowell in south...
 

July 2014 Officially Cooler Than Usual

As we close out the month today, weather data show it has been a cooler than usual July.
In fact, in Indianapolis, the National Weather Service says it's the coolest July on record for the state's capital city, with an...
 

Popcorn Fest Announces New Title Sponsor

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Valparaiso Events has announced ChicagoLand Popcorn as the new Title Partner for the 36 th annual Popcorn Fest this year. ChicagoLand is opening a new Popcorn Flavor Superstore across from Albanese Candy Store on US 30 just west of Valparaiso...
 

Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

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Indiana State Police say a Hobart man was killed Wednesday night when the 2008 Kawasaki motorcycle he was driving ran into the rear of a semi pulling a tanker on the ramp from eastbound Interstate 80/94 to southbound I-65 near...
   

Portage Man Arrested After Hit and Run on State Police Car

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A Portage man was arrested and taken into custody after he struck an unmarked state police vehicle marking a traffic stop this afternoon. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports that at 12:50pm, Master Trooper Aaron Segrest had stopped a semi...
   

Daughter of Murdered Flight Attendant Charged in Her Death

The daughter of a 54 year old Crown Point woman whose body was found in the trunk of a car in a wooded area off East 22 nd Place in Gary earlier this month has been charged in her death....
   

Teen Charged in Portage Home Invasion

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An 18 year old Portage man was arrested and transported to the Porter County Jail after a home invasion in Portage Tuesday night. Portage Police report they received a call at 7:19pm...
   

Surgeon General Sounding Alarm Over Dangers of Tanning

The US Surgeon general is sounding an urgent alarm about "skin cancer," calling for action regarding the dangers of tanning salons and overexposure to the sun. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak says, not just fair skinned people are at risk, "we're...
   

Pence Meets with HHS Secretary to Discuss HIP 2.0

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence was in our nation's capital today discussing the state's proposal to expand the Healthy Indiana Plan, through HIP 2.0, with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell. Governor Pence acknowledged that while differences remain, the...
   

Valpo PD Seeking Help to Locate Missing Man

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In Valparaiso, police are investigating after a 50 year old man was reported missing by his parents. Valparaiso Police report Troy Donnelly was reported missing on Tuesday after his mother went to his apartment...
   

Abandoned House Fire in LaPorte Under Investigation

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A fire in an abandoned home today in LaPorte is under investigation. LaPorte Police report that upon arrival to the scene, located in the 100 block of West McClung Road, police and fire observed that the abandoned home was fully engulfed...
   

Man Charged in Westerfield's Death Pleads Not Guilty

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The man charged in the shooting death of Gary Police Officer Jeffery Westerfield was in court this morning. The Times reports the court-appointed attorney for 26 year old Carl Blount waived the...
   

Body Found on Whiting Beach ID'd as Missing Boater

The Lake County Coroner's office has identified the man found on the beachfront area at Whiting beach on Monday night. Coroner Merrilee Frey reports the decedent is 30 year old Orest Sopka of Chicago, the same person that has been...
   

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