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EC School Board Approves Contract Offer for New Super

On Friday, the School City of East Chicago Board approved offering a five-year contract to 75 year old Youssef Yomtoov to be their next superintendent. Yomtoov, who has been working as a consultant in Illinois for the last five-years, has...
 

New Study Suggests Humans are Addicted to Sunlight

Are you a tanorexic? Scientists are warning frequent sunbathers, they may be feeding an addiction. ABC News reports like moths to a flame, humans are drawn to the sun, despite the danger of skin cancer and scientists say they know...
 

Griffith Man Charged with Dealing Heroin

A 53 year old Griffith man was arrested on Friday and charged with three-counts of dealing heroin. According to the probable cause affidavit, Griffith Police used a confidential information, who was under surveillance, to purchase a-half gram of heroin on...
 

Great Lakes Grand Prix Expands into Great Lakes Fest

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Visit Michigan City LaPorte this week announced that the Great Lakes Grand Prix will expand this year into the Great Lakes Fest. Along with the offshore powerboat races and the annual Taste of Michigan City food festival, attractions added this...
 

Culver's Donating to Veteran's Build on June 24th

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A fast food chain is showing their support for Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana and the Northwest Indiana Veterans Action Council's “Veteran Build” by donating ten-percent of sales on Tuesday, June 24 th , from 10am to 10pm. Culver's...
 

Purdue Calumet Vice Chancellor Role Expanded to PNC

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The role of Purdue University Calumet Vice Chancellor of Information Services has been expanded to include Information Services oversight at Purdue North Central, effective immediately. Sarah Howard becomes the fifth administrator to assume responsibilities at...
 

68th Running of Valpo Soap Box Derby Race

Cites and towns across the Region each have their own summertime traditions, and one of the longest running is Valparaiso's Soap Box Derby Races. This morning's race is the 68th running of the event. It's taking place this morning along...
 

SB Parrish in Cedar Lake at 133rd to Remain Closed

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Cedar Lake Police report a small section of southbound Parrish Avenue right at the intersection of 133rd will remain closed tonight with work to continue tomorrow. Crews are excavating an area where a hole was discovered Thursday night in the...
 

Man Sought By FBI Accused of 5 June Bank Robberies

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A man suspected of robbing five banks in the last two-week is being sought by the FBI. The FBI reports the first bank robbery occurred on June 9 th in...
 

Design Approval Granted for Shared Facility in Gary

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Indiana University, together with Ivy Tech Community College, received approval today from the IU Board of Trustees to proceed with the design of a new shared facility to be constructed in Gary,...
 

Groundbreaking for New Site of Old Valpo Train Depot

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held this morning (Friday) in Valparaiso at the Porter County Career and Technical Center to highlight the new location of the 1912 Grand Trunk Railroad Depot. Porter County Career and Technical...
   

Several Vehicle Break-ins Reported in NW LaPorte

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Police in LaPorte are seeking the public's help after several vehicle break-ins in a northwest LaPorte neighborhood early this morning. LaPorte Police report vehicles were entered in the 14-hundred block of Spruce Street, the 400 block of Kenwood Street and...
   

Train Service Restored Between S. Bend/Michigan City

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NICTD today announced that regular train service between South Bend and Michigan City, including service to-and-from Hudson Lake, has been restored. Passengers had to be bused between South Bend and Carroll Avenue, in Michigan City, as the commuter line upgraded...
   

Two Injured in Separate Shootings in Calumet City

Police in Calumet City were searching for suspects today following two separate shooting incidents Thursday night. The Times reports a 14 year old girl was struck by shots fired at a home in the 400 block of 155 th Street,...
   

National Ask Day is Saturday, June 21st

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Parents ask all sorts of health and safety questions before letting their children play at the home of a friend, neighbor or relative, yet there is one important question more than half of parents never think to ask themselves: “Is...
   

Velveeta Cheese Recall

A recall of a popular cheese. ABC News reports the makers of Velveeta cheese says it's recalling the product from Walmart stores in as many as 12 states mostly in the Midwest because it does not contain the proper amount...
   

Cedar Lake Traffic Advisory for SB Parrish at 133rd

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Cedar Lake Police Chief Jerry Smith says a small section of southbound Parrish Avenue right at the intersection of 133rd is closed for much of the day today due to utility work. Crews are excavating an area where a hole...
   

Working Well-Express Care Blessed in Portage

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Franciscan Alliance conducted a blessing and dedication program in June for a recently opened WorkingWell-Express Care location at 3325 Willowcreek Road, Portage. The operation is in one of three Franciscan HealtheACCESS Clinic locations that were acquired last year and are...
   

Indiana Unemployment Holds Steady in May

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Indiana’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate held steady in May at 5-point-7-percent. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the state's jobless rate mains over a-half of a percentage point below the national figure.
Indiana added 4,800 private sector jobs in May,...
   

Indiana Dunes State Park One of 20 'Stunning Parks'

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The Indiana Dunes State Park is included on a list of "20 Stunning State Parks Across the USA". An article in TheActiveTimes-dot-com says the fifteen miles of state park coast along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Porter County are known...
   

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