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Three Injured in Dyer Crash

In Dyer, authorities say say three juveniles from Dyer were injured when the vehicle they were in crashed into the Galleria Building as US 30 and Church Street just before 7 am, Tuesday morning. Officers say the driver and one...
 

Report: FBI Seeks More Files in Porter County

  The FBI has apparently paid another visit to Porter County. Today's Times reports FBI agents were at the Porter County Auditor's office Monday seeking aerial images of the University Promenade development in Valparaiso and sales disclosure information on the...
 

Munster PD Seeks Morning Bank Robbery Suspect

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The Munster Police Department is asking for the public's help for any information concerning  this morning's Chase Bank robbery.   This afternoon police have released a description and security camera photos of the robbery suspect.  According to reports, at around 9:43...
 

Better Business Bureau: Beware of Bogus Letter

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A 14 page letter is reportedly being circulated as being from Publishers Clearing House,  but officials say it is not.  In an alert, the Better Business Bureau serving Northern Indiana reports that someone went through great lengths to include endorsements...
 

Crash Blocking 61st Ave. Entrance Ramp to SB I-65

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Traffic is being advised to find an alternate route as a semi reportedly rolled onto its side in the eastbound lanes of 61st Ave. in front of the entrance ramp to southbound I-65.  Emergency crews are on scene but drivers...
 

Need for Food Assistance in Rural Areas

INDIANAPOLIS - Oftentimes, the issue of hunger is associated with people in inner cities, where the cost of living tends to be high.
But a new study shows some of the greatest need can be found where America's food supply...
 

Graduation Event for Project Rebuild Families

In Gary tonight, a graduation event is taking place for thirteen families who have successfully completed Project Rebuild's truancy intervention and prevention program. The festivities, being held at the Gary Police Department, will include testimonials from parents and students. Gary...
 

Iowa Cheapest State to Own a Car, Indiana in the Middle

The state where you'll spend the least to keep your car on the road is Iowa, according to Bankrate.  They gathered data on the cost of gas, insurance and repairs in all 50 states  and came up with an average...
 

Fatal Crash Near State Line

Illinois State Police say a crash involving a car and semi early today near the Indiana/Illinois state line resulted in a fatality. The two-vehicle crash on eastbound Interstate 80/94 occurred shortly before 6 am, and lane closures were in effect...
 

Bank Robbery in Munster

In Munster, police say the Chase Bank in the four-hundred block of Ridge Road was robbed shortly before 10-o'clock this morning. Authorities say the subject presented a note demanding money then left the scene on foot, westbound, with an undetermined...
 

State Holds Hearing on Gary Middle School

In Gary, a public hearing was held Monday night on the future of Dunbar-Pulaski Middle School. The school, which was recently renamed the Gary Middle School, is considered a failing school. Because the school has been on academic probation for...
   

Indiana Supreme Court to Hear McCowan Appeal

Indiana's highest court will hear the appeal of a northwest Indiana man convicted of murdering his former girlfriend. On Monday the Indiana Supreme Court announced it had granted transfer in 21-year-old Dustin McCowan's appeal. In April, the Indiana Court of...
   

Michigan City Road Closure: Cleveland Ave

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Michigan City officials say starting at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning (Wednesday August 13), INDOT will be grinding and patching the right westbound lane of Highway 20 at the Cleveland Avenue intersection.    Cleveland Avenue, between Highway 20 and Barker Road will...
   

Police Investigate Crash in South Lake County

In south Lake County, authorities say an 18-year-old Whiting man was taken into custody and booked on a charge of Operating While Intoxicated Causing Bodily Injury after a crash near 165th Avenue that seriously injured a 65-year-old Gary man Sunday...
   

Temporary Busing for Some South Shore Trains

On August 12 and 14, Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District says temporary busing will be in effect for select mid-day trains between Carroll Avenue and Dune Park due to track work in Michigan City -- that includes WB Trains 116,...
   

Cedar Lake Police Rescue Five From Burning Home

Cedar Lake Police units on patrol rescue four children and one adult from a burning home after spotting a large amount of smoke in the 71-hundred block of West 13th Place around 2:30 Sunday morning. Officers discovered a shed and...
   

Valpo PD Hosting Coffee and Chocolate Milk with a Cop

Valparaiso Police will be hosting a new event called “Coffee and Chocolate Milk with a Cop” in Central Park Plaza Tuesday August 12th from 8 to 10 a.m.  Chief Michael Brickner told the Region News Team it's an extension of...
   

Valparaiso University Ranks in Forbes Top Colleges

Valparaiso University has been ranked as one of the top 100 colleges in the Midwest. The Forbes rankings calculated by the Center for College Affordability & Productivity are highlighted in the August 2014 issue of Forbes Magazine. According to Forbes,...
   

Hundreds Attend Funeral for Assistant Chief Middlebrook

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Several hundred mourners attended funeral services at Bethel College in Mishawaka Monday for New Carlisle Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Middlebrook. The 41-year-old veteran firefighter died last Tuesday night fighting a commercial blaze in far northeast LaPorte County, just west of...
   

Gary Mayor Hosting Coffee with the Mayor Aug 12

In an effort to continue to connect with citizens of Gary throughout the city, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has launched an initiative titled “Coffee with the Mayor.” Every other week, city officials say Mayor Freeman-Wilson will visit a breakfast spot in...
   

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