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VP Part of Historic Moment for Porter Co Airport

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A historic event at the Porter County Regional Airport this week. A Boeing 757 took off from one its runways Monday, the largest plane the airport has ever handled – and it happened to also be Air Force Two. Airport...
 

Teams Holding Car Washes for Coach Balash

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A longtime high school coach in the Region is battling a medical condition that's baffling doctors. 64-year-old Steve Balash has been coaching wrestling at Hobart High School for over four decades, and head wrestling coach for nearly thirty of those...
 

State Requests Stay in Right-to-Work Ruling

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is asking a Lake County judge for a stay in the judge's recent decision finding the state's 2012 right-to-work law unconstitutional. Zoeller in his request says it is critical to allow the appellate process to...
 

Names of Fallen Soldiers to Be Read in Hobart Friday

The public is invited to a ceremony tomorrow in Hobart where the names of fallen soldiers are read out loud. The Hobart Marine Corps League will be reading just one name at the ceremony, which starts at 5 pm, at...
 

Dispose of Sharps at Upcoming Household Waste Collection

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Residents in LaPorte County are being asked to dispose of any needles, syringes and sharps at the Household Hazardous Waste collection next month at the LaPorte County Fair Grounds. The Sheriff's Office reports they have had an influx of needles...
 

Admitted Gang Member Gets 305 Months in Prison

A 27 year old East Chicago man and admitted gang member was sentenced today to serve 305 months in prison on federal racketeering charges relating to an attempted murder in December of 2011. According to court documents, Armando Jose Velasquez...
 

Current Healthy Indiana Plan Reaches Enrollment Capacity

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Enrollment into the state's existing Healthy Indiana Plan has stopped. Today the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services authorized the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, or FSSA, to stop enrollment, as the point has been reached where funding...
 

Murder Charge Filed in Death of Gary Police Officer

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A 25 year old Gary man has been charged in the death of veteran Gary Police Officer Jeffery Westerfield, who was found shot to death inside his patrol car on July 6 ...
 

GNIAR Warning of Realty Scam Circulating in Parts of US

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Sellers and potential home buyers are asked to be wary of a scam that is circulating in some parts of the country. A man in southwest Michigan, who was just days away from closing on a new home, recently wired...
 

Lake Co Sheriff to Give Update on Westerfield Investigation

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A press conference is scheduled to take place at 3pm at the Lake County Sheriff's Department where Sheriff John Buncich is anticipated to update the media on the investigation into the death of veteran Gary Police Officer Jeffery Westerfield, who was...
 

Homicide Investigation Continues in East Chicago

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An investigation continues into a homicide that occurred in East Chicago Wednesday afternoon. East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker told the Region News Team officers responded to a call of shots fired about 3:10pm, at the rear of the 11-hundred...
   

Gary Announces Citywide Street Paving Project

The City of Gary today announced a six-point-four-million dollar citywide street paving project. The city's Public Board of Works plans to pave 55 streets this summer. Not on that list is 15th Avenue, but that's because it will be paved...
   

Beekeepers Donate Beehive for Gov's Residence

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What's the buzz in Indianapolis … a special event this week highlighting the importance of bees.  Indiana First Lady Karen Pence unveiled a beehive at the Governor’s Residence to raise awareness on how important these pollinators are to our very...
   

219: Whiting Pierogi Fest Celebrates 20 Years

Whiting's Annual Pierogi Fest kicks off this weekend featuring its famous wacky Pierogi Parade starting at 7pm Friday. It will feature roller skating nuns, a Lawnmower Drill Team, and Twirling Babushka Brigade. What started as a small ethnic festival outside...
   

Munster Accepting Applications for Police Candidates

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The Town of Munster is accepting applications for police and reserve officer candidates for the purpose of establishing an eligibility list for future vacancies. Candidates must be 21-to-35 years of age at time of appointment and must be a high...
   

New GPS System in Portage School Buses

In Portage Township, school officials and parents will be able to know exactly where each school bus is on its daily route thanks to recently-installed GPS devices. Today's Times reports the system will help with managing routes and assessing fuel...
   

Valpo Road Closure for Sanitary Sewer Repair

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In Valparaiso, city officials report one-block of Chicago Street between Morgan Boulevard and Valparaiso Street is closed from 8 am to 3 pm today (Thursday July 24) for emergency sanitary sewer repair. The detour is one block over, on Erie...
   

ABATE of Indiana 'Ride With the Governor' is July 25

ABATE of Indiana's annual Ride With The Governor will take place Friday July 25th,  The event to promote motorcycle awareness is open to all motorcyclists. Donations will benefit the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund. The ride will leave Orr Plaza...
   

West Nile Virus in Griffith Mosquito Sample

Griffith officials have announced that a sample of mosquitoes collected in the vicinity of Main and Colfax has tested positive for West Nile Virus. State health officials say thirteen batches of mosquitoes in ten counties have tested positive so far...
   

Crash Kills Indiana Teen on Around-the-World Flight

An Indiana father and son's attempt to set a record for an around the world flight has ended in tragedy. Relatives say the 17-year-old was killed and the father is missing in the crash of their plane in American Samoa...
   

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