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Sen Coats Statement on Border Crisis

Indiana U.S. Senator Dan Coats, the ranking Republican on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Monday said that unless Congress takes action, the humanitarian crisis on the southern border of the United States will not improve.
“This situation is...
 

Gary Paving Project Underway

A massive paving effort kicked off in Gary Monday, at Taft and 21 st Avenue – a six-point-four million dollar project, announced by the city's Board of Works last week, to repair 55 streets around the city this summer. The...
 

Munster's National Night Out Against Crime

The Munster Police Department and CHOICE Community Council encourage Munster residents to participate in Munster's 19th Annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Munster Community Pool, 8837 Calumet...
 

City of Hobart's National Night Out Against Crime

The City of Hobart's National Night Out Against Crime will be held Tuesday, August 5, from 5 pm to 9 pm at Hobart High School on 10th Street.  This year's event is sponsored by the City of Hobart, Hobart Police...
 

Portage PD and Reserves, Fire Dept in Natl Night Out

The Portage Police, Portage Police Reserves and the Portage Fire Department will be participating in National Night Out tonight (August 5) from 5 pm - 9 pm. Police and fire equipment will be in the Meijer parking lot on US...
 

Valpo Police to Visit Neighborhoods for Natl Night Out

The Valparaiso Police Department will be participating in the 31st Annual National Night Out on Tuesday August 5th from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. National Night Out is an national event designed to unite community members and police against neighborhood...
 

City of Gary to Mark National Night Out

The City of Gary and Gary Police Department will once again host National Night Out, Tuesday, August 5 at Froebel Park (15 th and Madison St.) from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. City officials say  the entire event will be dedicated to...
 

Valparaiso Road Closure - Center Street

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City officials in Valparaiso report Center Street will be closed from Prospect Avenue to Park Avenue from 7 am today, Tuesday, August 5, through 8 am, Tuesday, August 12, for storm and sanitary sewer construction and roadway reconstruction.  The restriction...
 

Volunteers Needed to Beautify Gary Schools

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The Gary Community School Corporation is organizing a district-wide beautification effort to make schools, cleaner, safer and better for students before school begins on August 20 th . Urban Teacher Education Program Executive Director Dr. Rochelle Brock told the Region...
 

EPA Awards $500,000 in Grants to Gary and Hammond

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The US Environmental Protection Agency today announced Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling 500-thousand dollars to the cities of Gary and Hammond to fund green infrastructure projects to improve water quality in Lake Michigan. EPA Region 5 Administrator/Great Lakes National...
 

Beer Truck Rolls Over on NB I-65

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(Photo Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post)
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A semi loaded with beer rolled over this morning, closing the left lane of northbound I-65, three-miles south of the Lowell exit. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports a preliminary investigation revealed...
   

3 Dune Challenge Exceeding Expectations

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(Photos Courtesy of Indiana Dunes Tourism. ABOVE: (from left
Abby, Ethan and David Wodrich. BELOW: Nathan Taylor and Sara Carlino.)
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A new outdoor fitness challenge in northwest Indiana that kicked off seven weeks ago is exceeding expectations.  Indiana Dunes Tourism...
   

Several Region Communities on Safest Cities List

Several northwest Indiana communities are listed on a new list of 50 Safest Cities in Indiana. Two were in the top ten - Westville ranked number five, followed by St. John at number six. Also included were Lowell, Chesterton, Dyer,...
   

Indiana Among Dozen States Suing Over Carbon Rules

Indiana has joined 11 other states in a lawsuit against carbon dioxide regulations the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed, contending that that the EPA does not have the legal authority to regulate existing sources of air pollution. Governor...
   

Police Thank Public for Help in Locating Missing Man

In Valparaiso, police are thanking the public for their help in locating a missing person. Family members reported Troy Donnelly missing last Tuesday evening.  Valparaiso Police say at 11:15 Friday morning officers were called to the area of Silhavy and...
   

Valparaiso Road Closure for Utility Work and Paving

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One block of Ransom Road in Valparaiso will be closed for most of the week starting today (Monday Aug 4). Officials report Ransom Road, between Lake Meadow and Goodrich Road is closed for utility work and paving, from 7am today...
   

Temporary Central Avenue Beach Closure

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The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore says Central Avenue Beach and its parking lot in Michigan City will be closed today (Monday Aug 4) and again tomorrow (Tuesday Aug 5)). Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Supervisory Park Ranger Public Information Officer Bruce...
   

NICTD: Temporary Busing for Wire Upgrades

Train Service Information from Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) -- From Aug 4-8:  Temporarily busing passengers between South Bend and Carroll Av. in Michigan City because of overhead wire upgrade.  No busing to or from Hudson Lake.  The following...
   

Power Outage in Valparaiso, US 30 Lights Affected

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Northern Indiana Public Service Company was reporting 1122 outages in Valparaiso this morning.  We received word that traffic lights were out along a stretch of US 30 at Horseprairie in Valparaiso going west.  No word at this hour on...
   

Shooting Death in East Chicago

East Chicago Police are investigating the death of a 28 year old man who died on Sunday as the result of gunshot wounds sustained earlier that morning. Chief Mark Becker says officers were dispatched to the 38-hundred block of Heron...
   

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