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NIPSCO Seeks to Extend Electricity-Saving Programs

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Northern Indiana Public Service Company today announced it is proposing its own electric energy efficiency programs, to replace a state program set to expire at the end of the year. State lawmakers this year approved a measure that pulls the...
 

Family Express Donates $250,000 to ValPLAYso

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Family Express Corporation, a Region business operated by two generations of the Olympidis family, has pledged 250-thousand dollars toward the rebuild of a 20-year-old playground and park in Valparaiso. ValPLAYso on the south side of Glendale Boulevard was designed and...
 

Silver Alert for Missing Fort Wayne Man

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A Statewide Silver Alert has been declared.
The Allen County Sheriff is investigating the disappearance of an adult from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Fort Wayne Indiana is located approximately 120 miles north of Indianapolis, IN. Thomas Sodano is an 80 year...
 

One Dead, Two Boaters Missing

One person is dead and two others, a 30-year-old man and 27-year-old woman, are reported to be missing in Lake Michigan.  The Coast Guard suspended the search for two people, Sunday night, in Lake Michigan about 7 miles off shore...
 

Lake Search to Resume for Chicago Man

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Indiana Conservation Officers plan to continue searching the waters of Lake Michigan today for a 29-year-old Chicago man who went missing Saturday evening north of Michigan City. Officials say at about 6 pm, he and several others were drifting off...
 

Police Officer Among Four Hurt in Crash

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A Lake Station Police Officer going to a fight in progress call was involved in a crash that resulted in four people going to the hospital, including the policeman. Indiana State Police say a preliminary investigation revealed shortly before 8:30...
 

Fatal Crash on EB I-80/94

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One person is dead, another seriously injured after a crash this morning on eastbound I-80/94, one-mile west of Grant Street. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports a tow truck driver was hooking...
 

Job Fair June 4th at INDOT NW District Office in Laporte

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INDOT will be holding a job fair on Wednesday. Spokesperson Matt Deitchley told the Region News Team they are looking to fill at least 35 full time positions across their 13 county district.
Positions available include: Highway Technicians, Equipment Mechanics,...
 

Former Minister/Substitute Teacher Facing Sex Abuse Charges

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A 75 year old Valparaiso man is facing sex abuse charges in Kentucky after an indictment was filed Thursday. The Times reports Allen Lehmann, a former minister and local substitute teacher, was arrested on Friday...
 

Lane Restrictions Start Monday on Calumet Ave Bridge

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In Munster, police report starting on Monday motorists who utilize the Calumet Avenue Bridge over the Calumet River will have to deal with lane restrictions as repair work is scheduled. On Monday, starting at 7am, southbound traffic will be restricted...
 

NICTD Lauches New Mobile Ticketing App

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NICTD has announced they have launched its new South Shore mobile ticket app which they say will make it easier to purchase tickets. NICTD Chief Information Officer Boris Matakovic told the Region News Team the new app provides schedules and...
   

Mock Casualty Drill Today in Area of Mineral Springs Rd

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The operators of the South Shore are planning a mock casualty exercise this morning. Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, together with the Town of Porter Fire Department, will conduct the drill in the area of Mineral Springs Road, starting at...
   

19 Year Old Woman Charged with Arson

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A 19 year old woman has been charged with four-counts of arson, and arson resulting in bodily injury, in connection to an early evening fire last week at Lake in the Woods Apartments. Hobart Police report the suspect, Tatianna Vaughn,...
   

ISP Lowell Post Phones Back in Operation

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The phones are functioning correctly once again at the Indiana State Police Lowell Post. State Police reported on Friday evening a problem in a telecommunication relay building resulted in the loss of the use of the phones at the Lowell...
   

Road Closures for Leon's Triathlon Sunday in Hammond

An event dubbed “the world's fastest triathlon” takes place tomorrow in Hammond and as a result a number of roads will be closed. More than 500 athletes will compete in Leon's Triathlon, which begins and ends at Wolf Lake Memorial...
   

Road Work to Close SR-2 between Valpo and Westville

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Drivers in the Washington Township area in Porter County who are looking to go between Valparaiso and Westville Porter County will have to find an alternate to State Road 2,
starting Monday, June 2, 2014.  According to the Indiana Department...
   

National Lakeshore/State Park Open Despite Rumors Its Closed

Indiana Dunes State Park and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore are preparing for another busy season along the shores of Lake Michigan. While Mt. Baldy, its parking lot, trail and the beach in front of the dune are closed to...
   

Ford Issues 4 Recalls Affecting Over a Million Vehicles

Another vehicle recall -- make that four. ABC News reports Ford on Thursday issued four recalls affecting more than one million vehicles. The bulk of them are to fix steering problems in SUV's that could result in the loss of...
   

Famed Feris Buller's Day Off Home Finally Sold

The famed "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" home has finally sold after years on the market according to ABC News.
If you've seen the 1980's cult classic movie, you'd know it best as the home where Cameron's dad's Ferrari crashed through...
   

IDEM Issues Air Quality Action Day for Saturday

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An Air Quality Alert for northwest Indiana in effect from midnight tonight to midnight Saturday night. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is forecasting an Air Quality Action Day tomorrow for Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties, as ozone levels are...
   

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