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Power Outage Affecting Lakes of the Four Seasons

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Just over 12-hundred Kankakee Valley REMC members are without power at this time in the Lakes of the Four Seasons area. Kankakee Valley REMC reports a vehicle accident involving one of their poles occurred...
 

Former Chesterton Clerk-Treasurer Passes Away

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Longtime former Chesterton Clerk Treasurer Gayle Polakowski passed away on Saturday, August 16. Prior to resigning at the end of last year Polakowski had been Clerk-Treasurer since 1988. She announced in December 2013 she was leaving due to health reasons....
 

Michigan City Mayor Announcement on Fireworks

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Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer today announced he is prepared to lift the moratorium on the city fireworks display next year as part of the Michigan City Summer Fest schedule as long as certain criteria are met. They include holding...
 

New Same-Sex Ruling in Indiana Not in Effect Yet

A federal judge in Indiana has ruled the state must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states where same-sex marriage is legal. However, the ruling doesn't take effect until the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issues its decision on...
 

Portage Man's Body Recovered from Area Lake

Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris says an autopsy is being conducted today to determine cause and manner of death for a 52-year-old Portage man whose body was recovered from Lake Minnehaha at Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Camp Resort in Portage...
 

Hostage Situation in Harvey Ends

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Police say a nearly 20-hour hostage standoff in south-suburban Harvey has ended peacefully. Cook County Sheriffs Police say two Harvey Police officers responding to the report of a robbery attempt shortly before 1 pm Tuesday were shot, and the suspects...
 

Hostage Situation in Harvey Ends

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Police say a nearly 20-hour hostage standoff in south-suburban Harvey has ended peacefully. Cook County Sheriffs Police say two Harvey Police officers responding to the report of a robbery attempt shortly before 1 pm Tuesday were shot, and the suspects...
 

Peanut, Almond Butter Recall

Certain retail lots of peanut and almond butter are being voluntarily recalled because company officials say they have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. They include peanut butters sold under the Arrowhead Mills brand name, and private label almond...
 

Valparaiso Road Closures

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Valparaiso city officials report the following closures will be in effect today (Wednesday August 20), 7am-3pm:...
 

Hoosier Lottery Transfers Record Amount to State

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The Hoosier Lottery is transferring a record amount to the state -- more than 250-million dollars in surplus revenue for fiscal year 2014. Indiana uses those monies to support the Build Indiana Fund, pensions for local firefighters and police officers...
 

SR 149 Closure for Chip/Fog Seal Project

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We've gotten word that the barricades are going up this morning (Wednesday August 20)  for the State Road 149 closure between U.S. 20 in Burns Harbor south to State Road 130 scheduled to be in effect through Thursday evening. The...
   

Fatal Shooting in Glen Park

In Gary, officials say a man was fatally shot in Glen Park Tuesday night. The Lake County Coroners Office reports 22-year-old Antonio Jackson of Gary was pronounced dead at the scene in the 48-hundred block of Georgia Street shortly before...
   

Hostage Situation in Harvey

Cook County Sheriff’s Police say their negotiators are continuing efforts to secure the release of the remaining hostages in south-suburban Harvey. As of 4 a.m. today, four boys who police were held captive – ages 1, 1, 2, and 11...
   

No Injuries After Vacant Building Collapses in East Chicago

No one was reported injured after a vacant building collapsed in East Chicago. Neighboring residents had to be evacuated from their homes and according to city officials, what is left of the building, which collapsed around 3pm, was to be...
   

AHA NWI Inspires Healthy Living Giving on Aug. 28th

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To enhance participation in this 2014 Heart Walks in Lake and Porter Counties, the American Heart Association is setting aside Thursday, August 28th as the "Day of Inspired Living.  Inspired Giving."  
The AHA says the event encourages area residents...
   

Hostage Negotiations Continue in Harvey

Hostage negotiations continue in Harvey, Illinois, where a woman and five children are being held by two subjects The Times reports a 911 call was made just before 1pm this afternoon for a burglary in progress at West 147 th ...
   

Two Juveniles Charged with Auto Theft in Cedar Lake

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Two juveniles from Cedar Lake were lodged in the Lake County Juvenile Detention Center on Sunday for auto theft and resisting law enforcement. Cedar Lake Police report officers were dispatched at 6am to the 64-hundred block of West 145 th ...
   

Male Body Recovered from Jellystone Camp Resort Lake

Authorities report the body of a man was pulled from the lake at Jellystone Camp Resort in Portage this afternoon. Portage Fire Chief Tom Fieffer told the Region News Team they received a call around 3pm of a missing person....
   

Share Outdoor Experiences with DNR Instagram Contest

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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is asking Hoosiers to join a social media contest that shares their outdoor experiences. Officials report Hoosiers are encouraged to share their photos of the great outdoors on the DNR's Instagram site and follow...
   

Charges Filed in Cedar Lake Attempted Armed Robbery

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Two of the three suspects arrested in connection with an attempted armed robbery in Cedar Lake early Monday morning have had charges filed against them today with the Lake County Prosecutor's Office. Cedar Lake Police report 27 year old Jason...
   

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