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Another Round of GM Recalls Announced

General Motors is announcing another round of recalls. ABC News reports GM says five new recalls cover 2 point 7 million vehicles in the US. The largest has to do with malfunctioning tail lights. That recall involves several models of...
 

Sheriffs Dept Memorial Ceremony Moved Indoors

The public is invited to the Porter County Sheriffs Police annual Memorial Service as part of National Police Week.  The inspection begins at 9:30 followed by the memorial service at 11 am, with speaker Indiana US Senator Joe Donnelly. The...
 

Governor Pence Unveils HIP 2.0

Indiana Governor Mike Pence today unveiled the details of plans to expand the state's Healthy Indiana Program for lower-income Hoosiers, and it includes an element to support participation in employer-sponsored insurance plans. Officials say it still has to get federal...
 

No Injuries Reported in Fire at Auto Dealership

Fire crews from around northern Porter County responded to the Arnell Kia auto dealership on US 20 in Burns Harbor late Wednesday night. Portage, Porter, South Haven and Chesterton were among those assisting Burns Harbor. The fire was stopped before...
 

Power Lines Down on Kennedy Avenue

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935 am CDT -- In Schererville, authorities say Kennedy Avenue is blocked off this hour basically from Main Street to Division. We're told a semi truck went off the roadway and pulled some power lines down. NIPSCO is on scene....
 

RailCats Open Season at St. Paul Today

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The defending American Association Champs Gary SouthShore RailCats begin their season on the road today [May 15th] at St. Paul. Opening Day at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary is Thursday, May 22, 2014 vs. last season’s championship series opponent the...
 

Governor to Unveil Changes to Healthy Indiana

Today (Thursday May 15) Indiana Governor Mike Pence is scheduled to announce the State’s plan to expand the Healthy Indiana Plan as an alternative to Medicaid to cover uninsured individuals in Indiana.   9am CDT: The announcement will be streamed live...
 

Groundbreaking Held for Hospital Addition

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Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Wednesday to launch construction of a new $40 million surgical pavilion addition to St. Mary Medical Center on South Lake Park Avenue in Hobart.  The four-story building marks the largest addition to the hospital’s Hobart campus...
 

Trees Being Removed, Replaced at Wicker Park

A Region golf course known for its tree-lined holes is losing hundreds of those trees to an exotic beetle. In Highland, an estimated 550 ash trees at Wicker Park have been infested by the Emerald Ash Borer. About a-hundred trees...
 

Council Ends Work-Release to Fund Jail Mandate

The Lake County Council has voted to end the Lake County Sheriff's work-release program and lay off its nearly thirty employees, so the county can fund a federal Department of Justice mandate that requires hiring 24 additional corrections officers and...
 

Car Sale Event to Benefit Region Boys Girls Clubs

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Region residents who purchase a new or used vehicle this weekend will also be helping the Boys and Girls Clubs across the region.  Participating dealers of the Northwest Indiana Auto Trade Association are having their annual "Spring Sale" fundraiser event...
   

48th Annual IU Northwest Commencement in Gary

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Indiana University Northwest will be holding their 48 th Annual Commencement tomorrow at the Genesis Center in Gary. The ceremony begins at 4pm and is expected to last about two-hours. Tickets are not required to attend the Commencement. University officials...
   

Valparaiso PD Holds Memorial Service for Police Week

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(Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas at Wednesday Police Memorial)
The Valparaiso Police Department Honor Guard presented the colors at the start of this afternoon's Memorial Service ceremony which was hasten by a constant rain that fell when the program started around...
   

Fatal Crash on 231 in Jasper County

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A 40 year old Rensselaer woman died as the result of injuries sustained Tuesday evening in a multiple vehicle crash on US 231, about ten miles north of Rensselaer. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office reports an investigation revealed a Camaro...
   

Portage Twp Food Pantry Blessed by Girl Scout Donation

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(Photo Courtesy of the Portage Twp Food Pantry. Front: Judy Mollway,
Pantry Board President; Colleen Reister, and Krysten Rebeck. Back:
Amelia Lara, Director of Pantry Volunteers; and Jane Reister.)
The Portage Food Pantry is thanking a local Girl Scout troop...
   

Pence to Announce Plan to Cover Uninsured on Thursday

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence is scheduled tomorrow to announce the state's plan to expand the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) as an alternative to Medicaid to cover uninsured individuals. Governor Pence has been seeking approval from the federal government to expand...
   

New ICD Trial for Use in MRI's at Porter Regional Hospital

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Porter Regional Hospital today announced they are the first hospital in northwest Indiana/Chicagoland and one of only 35 sites chosen in the US to participate in a trial to implant the new Iforia implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD, for use...
   

Free VITA Tax Filing Sets New Record

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The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program or VITA, hosted by the United Way of Porter County, achieved a new record of 538 returns completed for the 2013 tax year, a 76 percent increase from the previous year. George Kuebler, VITA...
   

Pence Directs Flags to Be Flown at Half-Staff on 5/15

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is directing flags at state facilities across the Hoosier state be flown tomorrow at half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day, which honors federal, state and local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. Governor...
   

NTSB Launches Tire Safety Investigation

The tire industry is fighting legislation to get old tires off the road. ABC News reports the National Transportation Safety Board has launched a first-of-its-kind special investigation into the role of tires in hundreds of traffic accident deaths each year,...
   

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