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Residents Alerted to EZPass, Microsoft Scammers

More scam alerts to pass along to Region residents, and these use some very familiar names. Better Business Bureau of Northern Indiana CEO Marjorie Stephens says scammers are posing as EZPass in emails claiming to collect unpaid tolls, emails that...
 

Lake One of Five Counties Chosen for Pilot Pre-K

Indiana Governor Mike Pence announced today that Lake County is one of the five counties chosen for the state's new pilot pre-K program. Last month the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced eighteen finalist counties for the program where...
 

Hammond Man's Body Recovered from J.C. Murphy Lake

The body of a 24-year-old Hammond man was found today in J.C. Murphy Lake at Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area. Indiana Conservation Officers say they are continuing to investigate the death of Saul Lopez. Officials say the man's body...
 

Environmental Assessment for Valpo Sewer Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District has announced a public review period is underway for an Environmental Assessment for a proposed sewer improvement project in Valparaiso.  Here are the details:
Valparaiso, IN: Environmental Assessment released July 15, 2014,...
 

Emergency Repairs Lead to State Road 2 Closure

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From the Indiana Department of Transportation: State Road 2 between US 231 (Hebron) and US 30 (Valparaiso) is temporarily closed for repairs. Emergency repairs are in progress.   State Road 2 will be closed from US 30 to US 231 for...
 

Heat and Humidity Could be Followed by Severe Storms

Today (Tuesday July 22) could be the hottest day of the year so far in the Chicagoland/Northwest Indiana region. Tonight we could see severe weather develop. Here is a Special Weather Statement issued by the National Weather Service in Chicago...
 

Indiana Native Turns 105, Throws Out First Pitch

A California woman originally from Indiana celebrated her 105th birthday by throwing out the first pitch at a San Diego Padres game. Agnes McKee used a walker to get onto the field at Petco Park Sunday and tossed the ball...
 

EPA Solicits Great Lakes Shoreline Cities Grant Proposals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is calling out for proposals in a second round of Great Lakes Shoreline Cities Grants.  EPA will award grants totaling up to $4.5 million to eligible shoreline cities to fund green infrastructure projects that will...
 

Man Surrenders After Standoff in East Chicago

In East Chicago, a 25-year-old man surrendered to police about 8-o'clock Monday night after a three-hour standoff. Police Chief Mark Becker told the Times the man would be taken to an area hospital to be checked because he threatened to...
 

Helicopter Assists in Willow Slough Lake Search

The Lake County helicopter team searched the area by air Monday assisting crews on the water in an attempt to locate a Hammond man who went missing on JC Murphy Lake at Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area in Newton...
 

Lake Station Man Killed in Motor Vehicle Crash

A 19-year-old Lake Station man was killed in a motor vehicle crash on East 37 th Avenue in Hobart just east of I-65 Monday afternoon. The Lake County Coroners office says 19-year-old Diamond Cody Cooper was pronounced dead at the...
   

Fatal Crash in Hobart

A crash in Hobart this afternoon has resulted in the death of a motorcyclist. The Times reports the crash occurred just east of I-65, around 2:15pm, at Ridge Road and Sandusky Street. No further information has been made available....
   

US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Keith Martin

Keith Martin
(Photo Courtesy of the US Marshals Service)
A 50 year old man wanted for murder is this week's “Fugitive of the Week” by the US Marshals Service Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force. Keith Martin is described as a black male,...
   

Search Continues for Missing Man on JC Murphy Lake

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Authorities continue their search efforts for a Hammond man who is feared to have drowned in a Newton County lake over the weekend. Indiana Conservation Officers report search efforts to locate 24 year old Saul Lopez on Sunday and again...
   

IN State Police Join 6 State Distracted Driving Campaign

A campaign against distracted driving is taking place this week. ABC News reports police in six states are taking part in a campaign targeting drivers who do not have their full attention on their driving. Michigan State Police says its...
   

Veterans Build Family Announced, Funding Still Needed

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(Photo Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana)
Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana announced today that a family has been selected for their Veterans Build project initiative. Development and Community Relations Director Lisa Benko told the Region News...
   

SR-2 to Close Btw Hebron Valpo Tue. for Emer. Work

SR-2  Closed between Valpo and Hebron
The Indiana Department of Transportation reports that State Rd. 2 will be closed between US-231 in Hebron and US-30 Valparaiso for emergency culvert pipe replacement 2 miles north of Hebron, 1/2-mile south of CR-500 S starting 5am CDT to around...
   

Man Faces Battery Charges for Pushing Pregnant Wife

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A 34 year old Burns Harbor man faces numerous charges after he allegedly pushed his four-and-a-half month pregnant wife to the ground on Sunday night. Portage Police report the victim told officers...
   

Ridge Rd. Closed East of I-65 Due to Crash in Hobart

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Traffic on Ridge Rd. just east of I-65 is having to turn around due to police vehicles blocking the roadway.  As a result of the road being closed drivers need to be aware of a possible traffic backup on the...
   

Portion of CR 475 N in Valpo Closed Tuesday

Traffic-AdvisoryA portion of County Road 475 West in Valparaiso will be closed tomorrow for the installation of a culvert. The Porter County Highway Department reports 475 West, from County Road 440 North to 450 North will be closed from 6:30am...
   

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