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Chesterton Man Falsely Accused and Jailed

A Chesterton man is hoping to recover lost wages, legal fees and other expenses resulting from him being falsely accused and jailed for a crime he did not commit. The Times reports Steven Thompson was arrested at his home on...
 

Semi Driver Files False Report to Cover Up Drug Deal

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In Portage, police report an investigation by detectives into a reported shooting of a semi-tractor in the area of US 20 and Clem Road in Portage early this morning turned out to be false. Police report the driver of the semi admitted he...
 

AUDIO: IDHS Severe WX Tips

IDHS Spokesperson John Erickson told the Region News Team the National Weather Service says the highest threat for severe weather will be late tomorrow morning through the afternoon hours for Northern and Central Indiana so monitor weather reports.  To hear...
 

Report Finds 16% of Teachers are Chronically Absent

A simple way to improve public schools might be: make sure the teachers aren't playing hooky. ABC News says a new report shows one out of every 6 public school teachers misses more than three weeks of class. If a...
 

Crash near 95th St. Closes the Outbound Dan Ryan

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If you have a spouse, family member or friend you know who regularly commutes from Chicago via the Dan Ryan, you might want to tell them to take the Skyway home tonight instead.  Breakingchicagonews.com is reporting an EMS Plan 1...
 

Transit Police Tresspass Citation Turns Physical

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A 23 year old Chicago man and his 18 year old girlfriend, formerly of Hobart, are in custody after the man fought with a NICTD officer Monday night. NICTD Transit Police report the man and his girlfriend were walking down...
 

Severe Storms Possible Through Wednesday Evening

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Much of Indiana is at risk of seeing strong to severe thunderstorms through tomorrow evening, which is why the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is encouraging Hoosiers to be prepared and have a plan. The National Weather Service says the...
 

ISP Announce New Twitter Initiative

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Indiana State Police announced today that 13 State Police Districts, including the Lowell Post, will now have a unique Twitter account to complement the existing statewide Twitter handle of @IndStatePolice. The local state police...
 

Help Sought to Locate Man Charged with Explosive Device

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Authorities are seeking the public's help to locate a man charged for possession of an explosive device. The LaPorte County Sheriff's Office reports they were called to the 72-hundred block of County Road...
 

Fighting Crime with Smartwater CSI

Smartwater CSI has arrived in the Midwest, here in the Region. From across the pond, the Porter County Sheriffs Department is only the second in the US, after Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to be part of this initiative developed in the...
 

Brake and Clutch Supplier Consolidating to N Indiana

An industrial supplier that makes PTO, power take-off, clutches and brakes for lawn tractors, agricultural equipment and diesel engines is consolidating its operations in northern Illinois to northern Indiana, creating up to twenty new jobs by 2018. The Indiana Economic...
   

Hurricanes with Female Names Deadlier

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According to a new article from a team of researchers at the University of Illinois, Hurricane Victor will strike more fear into the hearts of Americans than Hurricane Victoria. Hurricanes with feminine names are likely to cause significantly more deaths...
   

Day of Service Benefits Local Parks

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Mother Nature was on the side of about 87 Indiana University Health La Porte and Starke colleagues on Friday, who teamed up for the annual Day of Service to improve parks. With sunny weather and temperatures in the 80s, the...
   

Boating Mishap Claims Life of VU Law School Alumna

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A 26-year-old Chicago woman who died after a boating mishap on Lake Michigan was a 2012 graduate of the Valparaiso University School of Law, according to the Times today. Officials say Ashley Haws was found by the Coast Guard unconscious...
   

Ex-Pastor Seeks to Overturn Sentence

An attorney for the former leader of First Baptist Church of Hammond is seeking to get his client's sentence overturned. According to a report in the Times, the Florida lawyer contends defense attorneys for Jack Schaap provided ineffective counsel. Two...
   

IU Health Opens Facility in State Government Center

It's the first medical center to be housed inside this building. Governor Mike Pence joined executives from IU Health Monday to officially open the new Health and Wellness Center at the Indiana Government Center in Indianapolis. The facility provides a...
   

Get Ready for Glamping at the State Park

If 'roughing it' isn't for you, Indiana Dunes State Park is offering a twist on traditional camping this weekend, June 6-8.   Glamorous camping, or glamping, is a way to experience the outdoors without giving up creature comforts, and the weekend...
   

Indiana Primary Turnout was 13-Percent

Thirteen-percent of Indiana's registered voters went to the ballot box in last month's primaries according to a newly-released report. Secretary of State Connie Lawson says she believes the actual turnout is higher, and that with the state in the midst...
   

Gary Schools Face Decision on Closures

The fate of a number of Gary's public schools could be decided today. The School Board is expected to take a vote on a proposal to close Brunswick and Webster Elementaries, the Lincoln Achievement Center, the Watson Academy for Boys...
   

Meeting for Southmoor Park Residents in Merrillville on 6/4

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In Merrillville, residents of Southmoor Park subdivision are invited to a second public meeting on a drainage improvement project. During a recent Region News Makers interview, Merrillville Stormwater Utility Executive Director Matt Lake says the focus for this meeting will...
   

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