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Pence Receives Transportation Infrastructure Report

Indiana Governor Mike Pence today accepted a 118 page report from the Blue Ribbon panel on Transportation Infrastructure detailing recommendations for Indiana's next generation of transportation infrastructure, including water, air, road and rail. The panel offered 25 recommendations related to...

3 Vehicles, 2 Homes Damaged in Alcohol-Related Crash

LaPorte PD
Two homes and a total of three vehicles were damaged as the result of an alcohol-related crash Monday night in LaPorte. Police report it was determined that one of the damaged vehicles, operated by a 58 year old LaPorte man,...

West Nile Virus Activity Confirmed in Indiana

State health officials have confirmed the first signs of West Nile virus activity in Indiana for 2014 on opposite sides of the state. Mosquitoes in Marshall County in northern Indiana and Pike County in southwest Indiana have tested positive for...

Officials Announce Everest College in Merrillville to Close

Corinthian Colleges has announced it has signed an operating agreement with the U.S. Department of Education that will result in the closure of twelve schools across eleven states, including Everest College in Merrillville. Under the terms, Corinthian will also put...

Purdue Unveils Ross-Ade South End Zone Plans

In West Lafayette, Purdue has unveiled plans for the Ross-Ade South End Zone.  The space at the university's football stadium is being turned into a patio after the bleachers were removed last month. It will be available to football season-ticket...

Region Communities on Safest Places List

Four Region communities have made a top ten list of safest communities in the state. A blog article at the real estate research site Movoto considered all places in Indiana with populations of ten-thousand or more, according to the 2010...

LaPorte's Luhr County Park Still Closed from Storms

In LaPorte, Mayor Blair Milo reports Luhr County Park remains temporarily closed after severe storms that pounded the Region early last week. A post at the county park Facebook page says due to major storm damage to facilities and...

Lake Station Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

The Lake County Coroners office says a Lake Station man died from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Hammond Tuesday night. Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post this morning say a preliminary investigation showed that shortly before 10...

About 300 Complete New 3 Dune Challenge

In three weeks time, nearly three-hundred people complete the new “3 Dune Challenge”. Indiana Dunes Tourism Promotions Director Ken Kosky tells the Region News Team that figure's based on the number of people who've come to the Visitor Center to...

Governor Meets With Slain Gary Officer's Family

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson says authorities are fairly confident that a person of interest in custody in connection with the shooting death of a Gary Police officer is the person who committed the crime. Veteran officer Jeffrey Westerfield, who turned...

Temporary Busing During South Shore Wire Upgrades

Ongoing work to upgrade overhead wire for the South Shore will mean temporary busing between Michigan City and South Bend next week, July 14-18. Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District says the commuter line is in the midst of replacing old...

Merrillville High School is Four-Star School

Merrillville High School is one of over three-hundred schools to be named Four-Star Schools this year, even though it wasn't on the initial list released in April – though it should have been. According to an article in the Times,...

Household Waste Collection Saturday in Chesterton

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(Photos Courtesy of Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County)
Porter County residents have an opportunity this weekend to safely dispose of their unwanted household hazardous waste. Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County Public Education Coordinator Donna...

Mississippi Street Reopened After Fire Truck Goes In Ditch

fire truck in ditch
(Photo Courtesy of the Times)
A BP fire truck in a Merrillville ditch closed Mississippi Street in both directions in front of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church this afternoon (Tuesday) for several hours. The Times reports the fire truck went...

Gary to Rename Section of Hwy 20 for Mayor Rudy Clay

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(Photo Courtesy of the City of Gary)
The city of Gary will hold a naming ceremony on Friday for the late Mayor Rudolph “Rudy” Clay to rename a portion of Highway 20 in his honor. The ceremony will take place...

No Further Info in Death of Gary Officer Unless Charges Filed

Lake Co. Sherrif
The investigation into the shooting death of a Gary Police officer on Sunday morning continues. The Lake County Sheriff's Office this afternoon reports there will be no further information forthcoming until, or unless, there are charges filed against a suspect or...

Former Hammond Pastor Seeking Reduced Sentence

The imprisoned former leader of First Baptist Church of Hammond, Jack Schaap, is contending he would not have pleaded guilty in 2012 to interstate transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity if he was aware...

Road Work Backing up NB Cline Ave. from the Borman

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All lanes northbound Cline Ave. are backing up from about 169th St. due to patching work that has the right lane closed to about the toll road exit.  As a result, the westbound I-80/94 ramp onto northbound Cline Ave. was...

Two New Bike-Pedestrian Bridges Open in Hammond

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(Photos Courtesy of NW Indiana Greenways & Blueways. Above:
the Erie-Lackawanna Trail bike and pedestrian bridge. Below:
the Monon Trail bridge.)
In Hammond, two bridges opened to foot and two-wheel traffic Monday... the Erie-Lackawanna Trail bike and pedestrian bridge is...

What You Study Matters More Than Where You Go to College

How much is your college degree worth?  ABC News reports a new Education Department study of the class of 2008 suggests what you study may matter more than where, when it comes to cashing in on your college degree. Researchers...

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