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New East Chicago HealthLinc Opens

HealthLinc has announced their new location in East Chicago at 1313 West Chicago Avenue is now seeing patients. The clinic officially opened its doors this past Monday and replaces the facility at 100 West Chicago Avenue. HealthLinc CEO Beth Wrobel...
 

Hobart Talks Transportation, Bike Lanes, Sidewalks

How to get to and from destinations in Hobart may need to involve bicycle lanes and more sidewalks. That's according to NIRPC Transportation Planning Manager Mitch Barloga who told city officials if those options for short trips aren't available, people...
 

Woman Sentenced in Hit-and-Run Death on Interstate

A Portage woman charged in the hit-and-run death of a man struck while walking along I-94 has been sentenced to three years in jail and three years probation. Authorities say Patricia Callahan pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an...
 

Michael Jackson Remembered 5 Years After Passing

  Fans this week have been visiting 23-hundred Jackson Street in Gary, the family home of Michael Jackson, to remember the 'King of Pop' five years after his death shocked the world.   Jackson passed away June 25th, 2009, at the...
 

219: NWI House Raffle

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Now in it's 9 th year the Northwest Indiana House Raffle is looking to give one lucky winner a brand new home or 225-thousand dollars in cash. Mary Govert, Former Executive Director of St. Jude house says the event is...
 

Tornado Damages Homes In and Near Indianapolis

Numerous homes were damaged in central Indiana Tuesday afternoon after a tornado touched down just southwest of Indianapolis.  Here is more information issued by the National Weather Service in Indianapolis:  A weak tornado of EF1 intensity and winds estimated from...
 

Chicago Chosen for George Lucas Museum

The city of Chicago has won the hotly contested bid for the George Lucas museum, named for the man behind "Star Wars". "I just got off the phone with George Lucas and Mellody Hobson to thank them for choosing Chicago,"...
 

Man's Body Found in Hart Ditch in Munster

The Lake County Coroners office is investigating the death of a man whose body was found in Hart Ditch in Munster Tuesday near Fran-Lin Parkway. Police say the 50-year-old Munster man may have taken his own life within the previous...
 

North Township Battle for Blood is Thursday

This Thursday, from 8am-to-7:30pm, the American Red Cross is hoping you will help your town win the blood battle! The annual “North Township Battle for Blood” is between East Chicago, Hammond, Highland, Munster and Whiting, and Highland is looking to...
 

Visclosky Applauds ITC Anti-Dumping Decision

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The US International Trade Commission today made affirmative determinations in its final phase anti-dumping duty investigations concerning welded stainless pressure pipe from Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. As a result, the US Department of Commerce will issue anti-dumping duty orders on...
 

US 421 Closure, South of Westville, for Rail Crossing Repair

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INDOT today announced that starting tomorrow US 421, between Route 6 and US 30, just south of County Road 800 South, will be closed for one week as crews will be repairing a railroad crossing in the area.
Southbound traffic...
   

Porter Regional, Assessor Agree to Assessed Value

An agreement has been reached between Porter Regional Hospital and the Porter County Assessor's Office that will provide for nine-point-seven million dollars in tax revenues for Porter County, Liberty Township residents and Duneland Schools over the next ten-years. Both parties...
   

Man in Critical Condition After Bar Shooting in LaPorte

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Police are looking for a person of interest after a shooting took place early this morning inside a LaPorte bar that has left one man in critical condition at an area hospital. LaPorte Police report officers were dispatched at 2:19am...
   

St. Mary Donates AED to Hobart Little League

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(Photo Courtesy of St. Mary Medical Center. (back row): Robert Boby,
RN, manager, EMS Services at St. Mary Medical Center; Judy Zormier;
Rick Zormier, president, Hobart Little League; Shawn Click, All-Star Manager;
Janice Ryba, CEO, St. Mary Medical Center.)
St....
   

Tornado Damages Homes Near Indianapolis

A tornado touched down today in Hendricks County, Indiana, near Indianapolis. ABC News reports crews are going door-to-door as part of  search and rescue efforts.  At least three homes were said to have been damaged....
   

ISP Master Trooper Eggers Retiring After 26 Years

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An Indiana State Police Master Trooper has decide to retire after 26 years. Indiana State Police Lowell Post today announced Master Trooper Dave Eggers is retiring to take a position as Transportation...
   

Regional Silver Alert Issued for Missing Greenfield Man

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Indiana State Police have issued a Regional Silver Alert for a 56 year old Greenfield man who was last seen on Monday and who is believed to be in danger and may require medical attention. Jody...
   

Kouts Enforcing Curfew After Increase in Property Damage

In Kouts, due to the recent increase in property damage and vandalism occurring to private property as well as town property, the town is aggressively enforcing their curfew ordinance. Kouts Police Chief James Smith told the Region News Team they've...
   

Beverly Shores Named 7th Intl Dark Sky Community

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A town in northwest Indiana has been named the world's seventh International Dark Sky Community. Sitting along the Lake Michigan shoreline with Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore all around, Beverly Shores first adopted regulations on outdoor lighting back in 1983. Tucson,...
   

Thousand Cankers Tree Disease Detected in Indiana

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources say a fungus that causes Thousand Cankers Disease in walnut trees has been detected for the first time in Indiana. The discovery of the fungus, Geosmithia morbida, on small weevils, Stenomimus pallidus, that...
   

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