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Pence Meets with HHS Secretary to Discuss HIP 2.0

Gov Mike Pence
Indiana Governor Mike Pence was in our nation's capital today discussing the state's proposal to expand the Healthy Indiana Plan, through HIP 2.0, with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell. Governor Pence acknowledged that while differences remain, the...

Valpo PD Seeking Help to Locate Missing Man

Troy Donnelly
(Photo Courtesy of Valparaiso Police Dept.)
In Valparaiso, police are investigating after a 50 year old man was reported missing by his parents. Valparaiso Police report Troy Donnelly was reported missing on Tuesday after his mother went to his apartment...

Abandoned House Fire in LaPorte Under Investigation

LaPorte PD
A fire in an abandoned home today in LaPorte is under investigation. LaPorte Police report that upon arrival to the scene, located in the 100 block of West McClung Road, police and fire observed that the abandoned home was fully engulfed...

Man Charged in Westerfield's Death Pleads Not Guilty

Carl Blount
(Photo Courtesy of the Lake County Sheriff's Office)
The man charged in the shooting death of Gary Police Officer Jeffery Westerfield was in court this morning. The Times reports the court-appointed attorney for 26 year old Carl Blount waived the...

Body Found on Whiting Beach ID'd as Missing Boater

The Lake County Coroner's office has identified the man found on the beachfront area at Whiting beach on Monday night. Coroner Merrilee Frey reports the decedent is 30 year old Orest Sopka of Chicago, the same person that has been...

Gary Grocery Store Robbed at Gunpoint

Gary PD
In Gary, police are investigating an armed robbery at a grocery store near 21 st Avenue and Tennessee Street on Monday night. Gary Police Public Information Office Corp. Gabrielle King told the Region News Team four men entered Four Brothers...

Police in Long Beach Investigate Burglaries

In Long Beach, police have released surveillance video as they try and track down a person described as a “person of interest” in a series of burglaries last weekend in the La Porte County beachside town. Authorities say the break-ins...

Indiana Man Wins $1 Million Twice in Three Months

An Indiana man has won a one-million dollar Hoosier Lottery prize twice in less than three months and both times with a $120 Million Cash Spectacular Scratch-off. When the $10 game launched in August 2013, there were eight top prizes...

Construction on New ValPLAYso Begins Aug 2

The week of July 27 - August 1 will be the last week to enjoy the current ValPLAYso playground. An annual tradition, "Picnic with a Firefighter" will be held site at ValPLAYso on Thursday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to...

Hanna Becomes Home to Village Post Office

The unincorporated northwest Indiana community of Hanna today officially becomes home to the country's 69 th Village Post Office, situated inside the Hanna Food Mart. Hanna, with a population of about 460, sits off US 30 in southern LaPorte County....

Catalytic Converters Stolen from Six Cars at EC Station

Transit police say catalytic converters were stolen from six vehicles in the parking lot of the East Chicago South Shore station Monday morning in broad daylight, and all the cars were Chevrolet Cavaliers. Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District Police Chief...

NCAA Announces Settlement in Head-Injury Lawsuit

The NCAA Tuesday agreed Tuesday to settle head injury lawsuits brought by former athletes from various sports.  ABC News reports as part of the proposed agreement, the NCAA would pay ten of millions of dollars to screen anyone who played...

Lake Co Salvation Army Says Backpack Giveaway a Success

(Photo Courtesy of the Salvation Army of Lake County)
The Salvation Army of Lake County announced today that 131 backpacks were given away on Saturday during their annual back to school carnival and backpack giveaway. The backpacks were filled with...

Lake County Native Confirmed as Secretary of the VA

A Lake County native has been confirmed as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. President Obama issued a statement today saying Robert McDonald's decades of private-sector experience as an executive makes him uniquely equipped to lead the Department of Veterans...

Training Ends on State's Mobile Hospital Unit

Training Ends on State's Mobile Hospital Unit
(Photo Courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Health)
The Indiana State Department of Health today hosted the last of three trainings to prepare emergency responders on how to set up and utilize the state's mobile hospital unit. The mobile...

Morning Sickness Discomfort Maybe Good for Babies

A new study shows that something that makes moms-to-be feel bad ... may be good for their babies. The discomfort that comes with morning sickness could signal a healthy and strong start for newborns. ABC News Senior Medical Contributor Doctor...

15 Year Old Runaway Taken into Custody

Lake Co. Sherrif
A 15 year old runaway was apprehended earlier today after a citizen in the Lake Dale area alerted officers that a juvenile runaway was in the area at-large. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports upon officer's arrival in the 53-hundred...

Restriction on SB Campbell at Lincolnway Wednesday

Officials in Valparaiso report a portion of Campbell Street will be restriction for a couple of hours tomorrow morning. Southbound Campbell Street at Lincolnway will be restricted from 7am-to-9am for road work. Flaggers will be on duty....

Two Arrested in Portage on Drug and Other Charges

portage pd
A 23 year old man and a female juvenile were arrested on Monday in Portage on drug and other charges. Portage Police report officers were dispatched to the six-thousand block of Central Avenue around 12:30pm in reference to a female...

Pence to Obama: Send Unaccompanied Children Home

Indiana Governor Mike Pence today sent a letter to President Obama calling on the federal government to quickly resolve the crisis of unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border. Governor Pence writes that those who crossed the border illegally should...

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