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Lakeshore PAWS Hosts 3rd Annual Pup Crawl in Valpo

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It's an annual event that’ll get everybody's tail waggin', and it's happening Saturday at Central Park Plaza in downtown Valparaiso from 5pm to 10pm.
It is a "show and tell" for dog owners and a chance for dogs to be...
 

Starke County Man Shoots Himself on I-65 Friday Afternoon

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A police pursuit that included multiple agencies ended with the driver shooting himself as he tried to flee on I-65 near 109th Ave., Friday afternoon. Indiana State Police say the man being pursued had been involved in an earlier homicide...
 

Roxana Marsh Student Stewardship Day, June 9th

On Monday, middle school students from East Chicago Lighthouse Charter School will return to Roxana Marsh to continue to learn about the marsh, restoration and stewardship. Carl Wodrich, Indiana DNR Director of Ecological Services, told the Region News Team that...
 

Earlier crash backing up all eastbound lanes I-80/94

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Drivers are experiencing a residual backup of all lanes eastbound 80/94 in the Lake Station corridor due to an earlier crash where a semi reportedly lost it steel coil load at the State Rd. 249/Portage exit.  The backup of eastbound...
 

Hammond PD Issue 672 Citations During Traffic Safety Blitz

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In Hammond, police announced today they issued a total of 672 citations and made two arrests during their participation in the nationwide “Click It or Ticket” traffic safety blitz that ran from May 16 th through June 1 st ....
 

Crash closes the Southbound lanes of I-65 at 109th Ave.

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Motorists are being urged to avoid I-65 south of the US-30 Merrillville exit as a recent crash has reportedly caused the closure of all lanes southbound I-65 at the 109th Ave. exit in Crown Point.  Traffic tipsters are reporting all...
 

MC PD Issue 156 Citations During Pull Over Blitz

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Police in Michigan City announced today officers stopped 183 vehicles during their participation in the Operation Pull Over Traffic Enforcement Grant Blitz. Police report of the 156 citations issued, 134 were seat belt citations, five for suspended drivers, two for...
 

US 231 Closure, West of Crown Point Starts Monday

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INDOT today announced that starting on Monday, June 9 th , US 231, between US 41 and Parrish Avenue, just west of Crown Point, will be closed through June 25 th . Crews will be repairing a railroad bridge crossing...
 

Merrillville Bank Robbery Suspect in Custody

A suspect is in custody after a bank robbery this morning in Merrillville. The Times reports a 52 year old man, who described himself as homeless, entered Chase Bank in the 79-hundred block of Taft Street, around 9:45am, and handed...
 

Start Dates Announced for Delayed ITR Projects

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Several construction projects on the Indiana Toll Road, which had been delayed last week due to external issues, have rescheduled start dates.
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The next phase of this project was scheduled...
 

Popular Texting Program Helping Smokers Quit

For those who want to quit smoking, a new study suggests text messages help. ABC News reports smokers who use a popular texting program to quit, are more than twice as likely as others to be successful. In a recent...
   

Indiana Makes Strides in Summer Meals for Kids

Indiana is making strides when it comes to ensuring all children are able to access nutritious meals during the summer months. Hundreds of thousands of lower-income Indiana children eat free or reduced-priced lunch and breakfast during the school day. But...
   

Marquette Park Becomes Drive-In for the Night

On this day in 1933, America's first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey. It just so happens that tonight is Drive-In Movie night at Gary's Marquette Park.  Transforming Marquette Park, which sits along the Lake Michigan shoreline, into...
   

SmartWater CSI Kits Available to Porter Co Seniors

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Fighting crime with water... SmartWater CSI. That's the name of a system using a special patented solution and a UV light to mark valuables track them back if they're stolen... and the Porter County Sheriffs Department is the only one...
   

Conviction Reversed Over Language Barrier

An Indiana Supreme Court case on language barrier has resulted in the reversal of a 1999 conviction of an Elkhart man accused of selling cocaine near a school. Officials say in the appeal, the man, a non-native English speaker, essentially...
   

Valparaiso Police Investigate Second Van Incident

Valparaiso Police are investigating the report of a second incident in as many days involving a man driving a white van and approaching a teenager in Beauty Creek Subdivision. Shortly before 4-o'clock Thursday afternoon police say they were called to...
   

Community Hospital Dedicates New Addition

In Munster, dedication and ribbon cutting Thursday evening for Community Hospital's new addition – featuring a family birthing center and intermediate care unit private rooms, and, on a clear day, a view of the Chicago skyline from the north-facing family...
   

East Chicago Police Adding Nine New Officers

In East Chicago, Police Chief Mark Becker has announced the hiring of nine new police officers, bringing the department's staffing level to 99 officers. The new recruits will attend the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Hobart in late July...
   

Fire Investigation Continues at Former Church Hall

Investigators continue to try to determine the cause of a fire Wednesday night at the former St. Sava Orthodox Church Hall on 49 th Avenue in Hobart. The company that owns the long-vacant building says it is working with the...
   

Summer Driveway Safety Tips

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In an effort to keep our children safer, law enforcement agencies in Indiana are offering residential summer safety tips concerning driveways. Hammond Police Lt. Patrick Vicari told the Region News Team they ask parents...
   

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