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Chesterton PD Dispatch Switches Over to Porter PD

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In Chesterton, police have announced the department's communications center has moved to Porter. The Times reports personnel will still be available at the Chesterton Police Department most weekdays, from 9am-to-5pm, to accept walk-in traffic, requests for police services, background checks...
 

BMWC Donates Fundraiser Proceeds to LAUW

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(Photo Courtesy of Lake Area United Way)
The Lake Area United Way announced today that they received a 55-hundred dollar donation from BMWC Constructors last week. Lake Area United Way Relationship Manager Shellie Dell told the Region News Team the...
 

Schererville PD Investigating Report of Indecent Exposure

Schererville PD
In Schererville, police are investigating a report of indecent exposure that occurred over the Memorial Day weekend. Police report a woman informed officers that she was vacuuming her car at a car wash, in the 17-hundred block of US 41,at...
 

Groundbreaking for Medical Resort Building in Crown Point

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A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled to take place tomorrow afternoon on an over 66-thousand square-foot medical resort building in Crown Point that is expected to open in April 2015. City officials report Claremont of Crown Point will offer 30 service-rich...
 

Investigation Continues After Vehicle Struck Nine People

Gary PD
In Gary, police say nine people were struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Hancock and Miller Avenue in Miller around 4-o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corp. Gabrielle King told the Region News Team the 62-year-old...
 

Pence to Visit Lake and LaPorte Counties Thursday

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence is scheduled to make several stops in the Region tomorrow. Governor Pence will join executives from Alcoa, a global aerospace manufacturer, at 10:15am in LaPorte, for an economic development announcement regarding hundreds of new jobs.
At...
 

Nothing Found After Threat Called into Valpo HS

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In Valparaiso, police were called to Valparaiso High School at 12:30 this afternoon after a reported telephone threat was received. Police report a caller informed the school that devices had been planted throughout the high school and as a result...
 

CDC: IL Man Didn't Contract Virus from IN MERS Patient

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now taking back its report on the spread of MERS in the Midwest. ABC News reports the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention is now saying an Illinois man who tested positive...
 

Missing Woman Found in Trunk of Car in LaPorte Park

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The LaPorte County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a missing 19 year old woman was found last week bound in duct tape in the trunk of a car in the Pine Lake channel parking lot, inside Soldier's Memorial Park. LaPorte...
 

Body Found on Fire Last Month in Gary Identified

A body found ablaze in the hallway of home in the 18-hundred block of Pennsylvania Street in Gary last month has been identified. The Lake County Coroner's Office reports the deceased was identified on Tuesday as 57 year old Willie...
 

16 Graduate from 2014 Valpo PD Citizens Academy

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Sixteen people completed this year's Citizens Police Academy run by the Valparaiso Police Department. Chief Michael Brickner hosted last night's graduation ceremony, congratulating the participants and thanking them for their commitment to the program, community involvement and interest in the...
   

Health Mgmt Firm Adding 100s of Jobs in Indiana

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A health management firm based in Indianapolis announced plans today to more than double the size of  their headquarters and add hundreds of jobs around the state.  The company also plans to lease a network of 3,500 square-foot clinics across...
   

Purdue Study: Don't Do This in the Pool

A Purdue study is recommending "improved hygiene habits" in the pool . Findings recently published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology shows uric acid in urine generates potentially hazardous byproducts when it interacts with chlorine. The paper was authored...
   

ValpoNEXT Community Summit is Tonight

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More than two-hundred people have already signed up to attend the ValpoNEXT Community Summit tonight from 6-to-8 at Valparaiso University's Harre Union. Participants will be asked what they think of major initiatives for the city...
   

Hundreds of Vacant Homes to be Demolished

At least 379 abandoned homes could be torn down across the city of Gary over the next year and a half thanks to six-point-six million dollars recently awarded to the city from the state's Hardest Hit Fund. Some of the...
   

Local Bus Service Returns to Hammond

A new bus route in Hammond started Tuesday. A few months ago, the Gary Public Transportation Corporation approved the expansion of service into their neighboring city. The new Hammond route includes Purdue University Calumet as well as stops in Highland...
   

Vehicle Hits 7 Children, 2 Adults in Miller

In Gary, police say seven children and two adults were struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Hancock and Miller Avenue in Miller arond 4-o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Officials say the 62-year-old driver told police he was northbound on Lake...
   

Gary Shares Plans for Funding to Address Blight

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Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Joseph Van dyk, Director of Redevelopment and
BrendaScott-Henry, Director of Green Urbanism and Environmental Affairs.)
Gary, IND. – Last week, Lt. Governor...
   

Brookdale Communities in NWI Changing Their Name

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Brookdale communities in northwest Indiana will be changing their name next month. Officials with what is no longer going to be called Sterling House Merrillville say the new name, which will be unveiled during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday,...
   

RSVP for Foster Parents Recruitment Dinner by 5/29

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There is a need for more foster parents in Porter County to provide temporary supervision and stability for children. The Porter County office of the Indiana Department of Child Services is holding a special informational meeting for prospective foster parents...
   

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