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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...
   

Take a Minute to Learn Hands-Only CPR

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This week is National CPR Awareness Week and the American Heart Association is encouraging Hoosiers to take one-minute and learn hands-only CPR by watching an instructional video. Officials say of the over 420-thousand sudden cardiac arrests in the US every...
   

Culvert Installations to Close Section of CR 900 S in Hebron

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In Hebron, the Porter County Highway Department reports a section of County Road 900 South, from County Road 250 West to County Road 400 West, will be closed tomorrow through Thursday afternoon for two culvert installations. The closure will take...
   

Illinois Gay Marriage Law Now in Effect

Illinois has become the sixteenth state to legalize gay marriage. Today, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn was on hand for the same sex marriage of Jim Darby and Patrick Bova, a couple who have been together for 50 years.  Governor Quinn...
   

Backups continue both directions of the 80/94 Corridor

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The right lane eastbound I-94 remains closed at mile marker 18 near the State Rd. 249/Portage exit as of 5:00 CDT this afternoon due to clean up of an earlier crash that reportedly involved 2 semis.  As a result of...
   

LaPorte Woman Charged with Dealing Heroin

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The LaPorte County Sheriff's Office today announced a 22 year old rural LaPorte woman, being held in the LaPorte County Jail on revocation of suspended sentence for theft since May 16 th ...
   

No Serious Injuries After Wheaton, IL Students Hospitalized

Emergency personnel rushed to an Illinois middle school Monday when students started complaining of headaches and dizziness. Officials say it turns out two simultaneous incidents, a small gas leak and an air conditioner's burning odor, sickened students. Wheaton Schools Spokeswoman...
   

Separate Crashes Snarling Both Directions of I-80/94

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Three right lanes are reportedly blocked westbound Borman (I-80/94) near the Calumet Ave. exit due to a rollover crash.  INDOT is reporting all westbound lanes are backed up from just past Cline Ave and there is also a westbound gaper...
   

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