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Mock Casualty Drill Today in Area of Mineral Springs Rd

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The operators of the South Shore are planning a mock casualty exercise this morning. Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, together with the Town of Porter Fire Department, will conduct the drill in the area of Mineral Springs Road, starting at...
 

19 Year Old Woman Charged with Arson

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A 19 year old woman has been charged with four-counts of arson, and arson resulting in bodily injury, in connection to an early evening fire last week at Lake in the Woods Apartments. Hobart Police report the suspect, Tatianna Vaughn,...
 

ISP Lowell Post Phones Back in Operation

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The phones are functioning correctly once again at the Indiana State Police Lowell Post. State Police reported on Friday evening a problem in a telecommunication relay building resulted in the loss of the use of the phones at the Lowell...
 

Road Closures for Leon's Triathlon Sunday in Hammond

An event dubbed “the world's fastest triathlon” takes place tomorrow in Hammond and as a result a number of roads will be closed. More than 500 athletes will compete in Leon's Triathlon, which begins and ends at Wolf Lake Memorial...
 

Road Work to Close SR-2 between Valpo and Westville

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Drivers in the Washington Township area in Porter County who are looking to go between Valparaiso and Westville Porter County will have to find an alternate to State Road 2,
starting Monday, June 2, 2014.  According to the Indiana Department...
 

National Lakeshore/State Park Open Despite Rumors Its Closed

Indiana Dunes State Park and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore are preparing for another busy season along the shores of Lake Michigan. While Mt. Baldy, its parking lot, trail and the beach in front of the dune are closed to...
 

Ford Issues 4 Recalls Affecting Over a Million Vehicles

Another vehicle recall -- make that four. ABC News reports Ford on Thursday issued four recalls affecting more than one million vehicles. The bulk of them are to fix steering problems in SUV's that could result in the loss of...
 

Famed Feris Buller's Day Off Home Finally Sold

The famed "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" home has finally sold after years on the market according to ABC News.
If you've seen the 1980's cult classic movie, you'd know it best as the home where Cameron's dad's Ferrari crashed through...
 

IDEM Issues Air Quality Action Day for Saturday

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An Air Quality Alert for northwest Indiana in effect from midnight tonight to midnight Saturday night. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is forecasting an Air Quality Action Day tomorrow for Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties, as ozone levels are...
 

Soderquist Public Corruption Trial Moved to October

A July 14th trial for Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist, along with his wife and stepdaughter, on public corruption charges has been moved to October 20 th . The Times reports Defense Attorney Scott King had sought a continuance...
 

US House Passes Bill to Decriminalize Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana got a bipartisan boost from the US House today ... with Democrats and Republicans passing a bill that would decriminalize medical marijuana on the federal level. Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher from California says people who smoke medical pot...
   

Hobart Woman Arrested for OWI After Crashing Into Moped

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A 46 year old Hobart woman was arrested Thursday night for operating while intoxicated after she allegedly struck a moped with her vehicle. Portage Police report witnesses informed officers the driver of a blue vehicle, identified as Kimberly Hennrich, came...
   

Three Lake Co Communities Left to Sign E-911 Agreement

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And then there were three. Highland earlier this month approved signing an interlocal agreement toward consolidating Lake County's E-911 system, a move that's been mandated by the state. Highland was among four towns yet to agree to the plan. The...
   

LaPorte PD Looking for Escapee

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In LaPorte, police are seeking the public's help to located a 22 year old man wanted on a warrant for felony escape from work release. LaPorte Police describe Lydell Hill as a black...
   

Road Closure Info for Maple City Grand Prix

The 2 nd Annual Maple City Grand Prix US Formula One Boat Races kick-off at Stone Lake this weekend. As a result, the LaPorte Police Department wants to remind the public that a number of road closures near the perimeter...
   

X-Rock's KB interviews Micky Dolenz of The Monkees

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X-Rock 103.9's KB caught up with Micky Dolenz as The Monkees head toward The Region for their show tomorrow night at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville.  Click the link below to listen to the full interview....
   

Previous Wanted Person of the Week in Custody

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A 27 year old man listed last week as the LaPorte Police Department's “Wanted Person of the Week” is now in custody. LaPorte Police report on Wednesday, detectives traveled to the Itawama County Jail in...
   

Another Step Toward Connecting Region Trails

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Another link to the Region's growing network of hike-and-bike trails is almost in place. Northwest Indiana Greenways and Blueways reports the new Monon Trail bridge over the Little Calumet River and just south of the Borman Expressway is nearly complete....
   

Engineer to Inspect Merrillville's Former Old Mill

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The future of a historic and well-known place in Merrillville may hang on the balance of an upcoming inspection. The Times reports a structural engineer will take a look at the former Old Mill to see how much it would...
   

Purdue Researcher at Concussion Summit

A Purdue researcher was among those taking part in the White House “Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit” Thursday.  The day-long summit was called by President Obama, who was joined by young athletes, parents, coaches, academics and experts, athletes,...
   

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