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Same-Sex Marriages Taking Place Across the Region

Clerks in Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties have been busy the past couple of days issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after a federal judge struck down Indiana's ban on gay marriage. A number of those couples have also already...
 

Dunbar-Pulaski to be Citywide Gary Middle School

The Gary School Board Thursday opted to keep the recently-closed Dunbar-Pulaski Middle School open as a single citywide middle school for all seventh and eighth graders in the city's school district. Earlier this month, the board voted to close six...
 

One Victim Identified in Double Homicide

An investigation continues into a double homicide early Thursday morning in Gary. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corporal Gabrielle King told the Region News Team that officers were called out on a report of shots fired at 1:30 am, in...
 

Eleven Names to be Read at Hobart Ceremony

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Today is the last Friday of the month, the day of the Hobart Marine Corps League Howlin' Mad Detachment Number 93 Doughboy ceremony where the names of fallen soldiers are read out loud – eleven names are being read...
 

Chicago Man's Body Recovered Near Central Beach

The body of a 29-year-old Chicago man who disappeared in the waters of Lake Michigan off northwest Indiana late last month was recovered Thursday night. Indiana Conservation Officers say at about 7:15 pm a boater and member of the US...
 

Police Ask for Help in Finding Lake Station Man

Ronald Skertic
Lake Station Police Chief Kevin Garber Sr. is asking for help from citizens in finding a 66-year-old resident missing since Monday night. Authorities say Ronald Skertic, a white male, 5 foot 10, weighing 160 pounds, with black hair and brown...
 

Valpo YMCA Kids Learning About Eating Healthy/Gardening

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(Photo Courtesy of the Valparaiso Family YMCA)
The Valparaiso Family YMCA is teaching pre-school to 7 th grade school the importance gardening and eating healthy, through their Green Thumb Garden. Liz Burnham, with the Valparaiso Family YMCA, told the Region...
 

Several Bills from Senator Arnold Become Law on July 1st

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Several bills proposed by Indiana Democratic State Senator Jim Arnold, of LaPorte, that were approved by the General Assembly and signed into law become law on July 1 st . Senator Arnold sponsored, co-sponsored, co-authored, or was either actively involved...
 

New Report on Consequences of Excessive Drinking

We hear a lot about binge drinking among high school and college students, but a new study is looking at older adults and the consequences that can come from drinking. ABC News reports excessive drinking kills one in ten working...
 

Groundbreaking for New Manufacturing Facility Friday

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A groundbreaking ceremony will take place tomorrow afternoon for a new manufacturing facility that will bring jobs to northwest Indiana. MonoSol, a leader in specialty water-soluble polymer-based films, is expanding to meet growing global demand for all water-soluble films.
The...
 

Investigation Continues into Drowning of Two Gary Boys

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The investigation continues into the drowning deaths of two Gary brothers in a water-filled pit in the four-thousand block of Missouri Street in Hobart. Hobart Police Chief Richard Zormier issued a statement today saying the issues surrounding this investigation are...
   

Indiana's Homeless Population Decreases in 2014

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An annual point-in time homeless count held this year on January 29 th found a total of five-thousand-971 persons without a home in Indiana, a two-percent decrease in overall homelessness from last year. The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority...
   

Blast Furnace at Gary Works Back Online

The Number 8 blast furnace at Gary Works is back online. The Times reports production has resumed after an incident on June 1 st disrupted the operation. Meanwhile, a blast furnace at ArcelorMittal remains idled for maintenance repairs, which according...
   

More Employers Looking at Job Seekers Online Activity

A new survey finds more employers are looking at job seekers' social media activity. And in some cases applicants are rejected because of postings on Facebook and other sites. ABC News reports the new survey of more than 2 thousand...
   

Hobart Jaycee Fest at New Location for 2014

The Hobart Jaycees annual Jaycee Fest gets underway today (Thursday Jun 26) in a new location. The popular event, which began behind Hobart City Hall years ago then relocated to North Ridge Plaza in front of Strack and Van Til...
   

Fog Continues to Roll in the Region

How common are these summer foggy days in the Region? Not very.  The National Weather Service in Chicago says fog, funnels and flooding are all part of what's made this an active June 2014. Meteorologists also say that summer fog...
   

Gary Airport Hangar Earns Green Designation

The Gary Jet Center Hangar III at Gary/Chicago International Airport has received the US Green Building Council's LEED certification for environmental performance and sustainability. Energy efficiency, water conservation, and materials selection are factors that that went into making the hangar...
   

Sobriety Checkpoint in Hammond This Weekend

The Hammond Police Department in conjunction with the Lake County Drunk Driving Task Force will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint this weekend.   Motorists who are stopped may expect a brief delay and will be asked to produce their drivers license...
   

S Shore Alcohol Ban Due to World Cup Viewing Party

Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District says alcohol is prohibited on all South Shore trains today (June 26 th ) due to the World Cup viewing party in Chicago's Grant Park. Alcohol is also banned today on all Metra trains. USA...
   

Same-Sex Couple Marries in Lake County

Across the Region and the state, marriage licenses were being issued to same-sex couples in the wake of a federal judge's ruling Wednesday striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Hours after getting the news, today's Times reports 32-year-old...
   

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