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Road Repair in Valparaiso

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Road closures in Valparaiso today (Friday August 15) for road repair:
Southbound Campbell St, Ridgeland to Park - restricted 7AM - 10 AM
Park Ave from Academy to Campbell - CLOSED 10AM - 2PM
Southbound Campbell St, Lincolnway to Indiana...
 

Lawson: Voters Can't Use Mailbox Store as Voting Address

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is looking into preliminary information that indicates a significant number of Indiana voters are using the addresses of mailbox stores around central Indiana as their voting residence. State law does not allow the use...
 

State Approves Request to Lease Vacant Purdue Center

The State Budget Committee Thursday approved a request from Ivy Tech Community College to lease the vacant Purdue Academic Learning Center on Connecticut Drive in Crown Point, near the Merrillville town border. Crown Point State Representative Shelli VanDenburgh says this...
 

Teen Killed in Sauk Village Shooting, 3 Injured

Police in south suburban Sauk Village say a teenager was killed and three people were wounded when gunfire broke out outside a strip mall in the 17-hundred block of Sauk Trail Thursday afternoon. Authorities say a preliminary investigation shows two...
 

LaPorte Mayor Appoints Incoming City Engineer

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City of LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo today announced the appointment of a new City Engineer. Nicholas Minich, a LaPorte native, will begin the position effective Monday, August 18 th , and replaces previous City Engineer Dale Clingerman who retired in...
 

Charges Filed in Sunday's Two Separate Traffic Crashes

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ABOVE: Clarence Triplett. BELOW: Dylan Reeves.)
Charges were filed today in reference to two separate traffic crashes in Lake County on Sunday, one of which resulted in a fatality. The Lake County...
 

US-231 Closure Rescheduled for Monday 8/18

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Different sources saying different things may be confusing some area drivers concerning the closure of US-231 in the Crown Point and Hebron areas for pending road work.  Upon checking directly, the Indiana Department of Transportation has confirmed that both Chip...
 

Website Launched to Promote Stops Along Toll Road

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A new travel website has been launched to encourage travelers along the Indiana Toll Road to stay in hotels and spend more time in the area. The Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission reports the website, http://8090exits.com/ , will allow Toll...
 

Charge Filed in Munster Chase Bank Robbery

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Charge Filed in Munster Chase Bank Robbery
One count of robbery was presented today to the Lake County Prosecutor's Office against the 38 year old Illinois man suspected of robbing the Chase Bank on Tuesday morning. Munster Police report Kenneth...
 

New Words Added to Oxford's Online Dictionary

A major dictionary has added some new words to its lexicon. ABC News reports one of the new words in Oxford's online dictionary "cray" is crazy without the time consuming extra syllable. "Hot mess" is one of the trendy new...
 

ISP Join with Chicago PD to Stem Gun Violence

In Illinois, starting today, state police are joining forces with the Chicago Police Department's Fugitive Apprehension Unit in a new crime-fighting initiative meant to stem ongoing gun violence in Chicago. Forty Illinois State Police officers will be working in the...
   

Two Arrested on Drug Charges in LaPorte

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ABOVE: Devonte Stevens. BELOW: Anthony Santolino.)
Two men were arrested on Wednesday as a result of on-going investigations involving the distribution of narcotics and illegal drugs in and around the LaPorte area. The...
   

Mount Baldy Sand Hole Research Continues


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The National Park Service briefed the media today on the latest in their ongoing investigation into sand holes at Mount Baldy in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The 12-story tall dune in Michigan City has been closed since last July...
   

Registration Wraps Up This Week for Day of Caring

Volunteer registration for the United Way Day of Caring will be closing end of day Friday, August 15th. To join this regional volunteer event as a team or an individual, visit the United Way Regional Volunteer Center website at www.nwivolunteer.org...
   

Canstruction Award Winners Announced

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(Merrillville, IN) – After a week on display and with over 700 votes cast, the winners of the 2014 Canstruction Northwest Indiana competition have been selected. Winners were chosen in 4 categories; the People’s Choice Award, Most Creative, Best Meal,...
   

Cancer Resource Centre Renames Healing Garden

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Munster -- Wanting to honor the memory of his wife June, a woman who battled cancer with grace and dignity, Jerry Franklin knew the perfect place – one that offers visitors peace and serenity. The healing garden at the Cancer...
   

Valpo Schools Meeting on 21st Century Learning

  Valparaiso Community Schools tonight (Thursday August 14) are holding their third meeting on planning for a 21st Century learning experience. The other two sessions were held in May, and offering foreign languages at all grade levels was one of...
   

State Revenue for July Just Misses Goal

Indiana started its new fiscal year a half-percent below forecast. The monthly revenue report for July shows state revenues last month were five-point-two million dollars under projections. However, the amount was two-point-two million dollars above revenues collected in the same...
   

Commission Promises Cooperation

In Valparaiso, the city's Redevelopment Commission has issued a statement saying the commission and its staff will fully cooperate with the FBI as the federal agency looks into the University Promenade project. The Times has reported that FBI agents were...
   

Bench Dedication at Whiting Lakefront Park

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In Whiting, residents celebrated the dedication of dozens of new park benches at the Whiting Lakefront Park. Officials with the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority report the 22 million dollar project was fueled...
   

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