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Cross to Be Erected in Memory of Slain Gary Police Officer

A memorial cross will be erected this afternoon at three o'clock in the 26-hundred block of Van Buren Place in Gary in honor and memory of veteran Gary Police Officer Jeffery Westerfield, who was found shot to death inside his...
 

IYI Grant to help IN Nonprofits that help Hoosier kids

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It's a shot in the arm for programs that improve the lives of Hoosier children and more than a dozen nonprofits have the chance to be on the receiving end.  Nonprofit organizations in northwest Indiana and anywhere across Indiana have...
 

Truck Rolls Over Loses Equipment in Roadway

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Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post say no one was injured in an accident that resulted in a seven-thousand pound high-pressure water pump landing in the middle of a local interstate...
 

Munster Hydrant Replacement Underway

In Munster, work to begin replacing older fire hydrants west of Manor Avenue by Hasse Construction and the Munster Water Department got underway today.  Police report that water was off at about 10:30 this morning (July 16) on Evergreen between...
 

Deadline Approaches for Tech Foundry Startup Program

Just a few more days remain for qualifying tech start-ups to apply for funds in the first round of a first-of-its-kind program in the Region.   Mayor Jon Costas says the Valparaiso-based Tech Foundry Startup Accelerator program is the second of...
 

Three Charged After Shots Fired in Lake Station

In Lake Station, Police Chief Kevin Garber Sr. says three suspects have been charged with multiple felonies after shots were fired in the Mansards du Lac Trailer Park late Sunday night and a dog was found with a gunshot wound....
 

Guns Among Items Stolen from Police Car

In Valparaiso, police are investigating thefts from two vehicles in the Shamrock subdivision, one of them a Porter County Sheriffs squad car. Valparaiso Police say numerous items were taken, including a handgun, taser and rifle. The second vehicle had a...
 

Residents Join Gary Mayor for Coffee with the Mayor

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Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson sat down with residents Tuesday morning to hear concerns and suggestions during an informal get-together at the McDonalds at 5th and Grant Street. It was the first of a series “Coffee with the Mayor” sessions planned...
 

Crash Closes Two Lanes of Eastbound I-94

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730am CDT: Eastbound Interstate 94, the right two lanes are closed due to a crash just before State Road 249 near Portage....
 

Cline Ave Work in Schererville Includes Roundabout

In Schererville, town officials say work to ease traffic flow along Cline Avenue should be complete by early October. The project includes the construction of a new roundabout where Cline intersects with Rohrman Road, at 77th Avenue. It's a busy...
 

Porter Health Care System Announces Expansion in Valpo

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From left: Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas and
Porter Health Care System CEO Steve Lunn.)
Porter County Health System announced today plans to expand medical services with a full-service 24/7 emergency department to its...
   

Crash near 61st Ave. Backing up Traffic on NB I-65

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A crash that has one vehicle facing the wrong direction is blocking the two left lanes of northbound I-65 near 61st Ave.  Drivers need to be alert to backups and delays north of the US-30/Merrillville exit.
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(Traffic northbound I-65 backed...
   

Man Charged with Reckless Homicide in Fatal Crash

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A Crown Point man has been charged with reckless homicide and causing death while operating a motor vehicle with a controlled substance regarding a fatal crash on March 31st. The Times reports Joseph Barrera Jr. was charged on Friday and...
   

Valpo Ethics Commission Seeking At-Large Member

  The City of Valparaiso's Ethics Commission is currently seeking letters of interest for an at-large member. Interested applicants must be a resident of Valparaiso, cannot be a public official or employee of Valparaiso University, Porter Hospital, the Greater Valparaiso...
   

Summer Cold Snap Expected to Last a Couple of Days

The upper Midwest is feeling a cold snap in the middle of summer. ABC News reports that typically, summer temperatures in Chicago peak in mid-July in the mid-80s. Today, cities like Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis will be lucky to break...
   

Visclosky Testifies Before ITC on Enforcing Trade Laws

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First District Congressman and Vice Chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus, Pete Visclosky, testified today before the International Trade Commission on the importance of enforcing our trade laws. Visclosky stated the American Steel Industry is being threatened by the influx...
   

EPA Accepting Proposals for Great Lakes Restoration Projects

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The US Environmental Protection Agency today issued a Request for Applications soliciting proposals for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants to fund new projects to restore and protect the Great Lakes. Up to 27.5 million dollars will be made available and...
   

Fire Hydrant Replacement Begins Wednesday in Munster

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In Munster, work to begin replacing fire hydrants starts tomorrow. Town officials report crews will be working between 8am-and-5pm, for the next six-weeks. Residents are being cautioned that there is a possibility of water loss or discolored water as a...
   

Applications Being Accepted for School Supply Assistance

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Low income families living in Porter County can apply to receive school supplies for their children in kindergarten through 12 th grade. Kathy Childress, Events/Volunteer Coordinator, told the Region News Team that applications are now being taken for the Salvation...
   

Pelath Reports on Mission to Taiwan

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Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, of Michigan City, was one of a dozen lawmakers from across the Midwest who recently spent a week in Taiwan. Pelath says he was invited by the island nation to observe its geopolitical and...
   

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