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Merrillville Police Investigate Fatal Crash

Authorities say a Cedar Lake woman died early Saturday after a motor vehicle accident in the 95-hundred block of Colorado Street in Merrillville. The Lake County Coroners office says 24-year-old Melissa Barker suffered blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead...
 

Hobart Mayor Against Detention Center

The mayor of Hobart has announced he is against an immigration detention center. Mayor Brian Snedecor sent a letter last week to GEO Group stating his administration's opposition, a letter that was read out loud...

 

Advanced Manufacturing Job Training Offered

In Hammond, Purdue University Calumet’s College of Technology is introducing a training program to prepare individuals for jobs in advanced manufacturing.  The training program—Project AWAKE (Assisting Workforce by Advancing Knowledge for Employment)—will take place at Purdue Calumet and offer 21...
 

Crown Point Special Meeting on S Shore Extension

The Crown Point City Council has announced a special meeting has been scheduled for this Wednesday (April 16 , 7 pm) to discuss financing the proposed South Shore extension. Council members discussed the issue at their regular meeting last week...
 

Gov Pence Leads Jobs Mission to Germany

Indiana Governor Mike Pence, First Lady Karen Pence and state officials are scheduled to travel to Germany today (Saturday) on an economic development mission. The Governor's office says the trip is meant to bring jobs and investment to Indiana. This...
 

SeaWorld Loses Federal Appeal

SeaWorld has lost a federal court appeal in a case that followed the death of a trainer from northwest Indiana. In a 2-to-1 decision, the US Court of Appeals in Washington DC upheld a citation related to federal safety law...
 

Porter County Property Tax Bills Mailed Out

In Porter County, property tax bills are in the mail. They were sent out this week, marking the fifth year in a row they went out on time. Property taxes in Porter County are due May 12th and November 10th...
 

Indiana Leads US in SpendingTransparency

A newly-released report says Indiana's state government website is the best in the country where transparency is concerned. According to the US Public Interest Research Group, Indiana's online transparency portal leads the nation for posting detailed information on state expenditures,...
 

IN Dept of Revenue Offers Tax Tips Before Deadline

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Hoosiers who have not yet filed their tax returns have only a few more days to do so before the April 15 th deadline. Indiana Department of Revenue Spokesperson Chetrice (Shah-treece) Mosley told the Region News Team the best way...
 

Food Bank of NWI to Receive an Egg-Cellent Donation

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In advance of the Easter holiday, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana on Wednesday, April 16 th , will be receiving a special delivery of over 68-hundred dozen eggs. The donation is being made possible by America's Egg Farmers in...
 

US 35 Closing Monday North of Winamac

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Part of US 35, north of Winamac, will be closed for two weeks starting on Monday. INDOT reports US 35 will be closed, between County Road 800 South and County Road 900 South, about two-miles south of State Road 10....
   

Wanted LaPorte Co Sex Offender Surrenders Himself

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A 31 year old wanted sex offender who was wanted for failing to register and who had not been seen or heard from since he last registered in mid-February is now in...
   

Tax Fraud Gets Schererville Doctor One Year in Prison

An ear, nose and throat surgeon in Schererville will spend one year and a day in prison and must pay over 540-thousand dollars in restitution to the IRS after being sentenced for not collecting and paying employment taxes. The Times...
   

Lake Co Salvation Army: Wills/Estate Planning Critical

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The Salvation Army of Lake County is reminding residents of the importance of wills and estate planning. On Tuesday, local Estate Planing Attorney and Salvation Army Advisory Board Member, Gary Bonk,...

   

Gov Pence Trade Mission to Germany

Indiana Governor Mike Pence, First Lady Karen Pence and state officials are getting raedy to travel to Germany on Saturday on an economic development mission. The Governor's office says the trip is meant to bring jobs and investment to Indiana. ...
   

Anniversary of Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak

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On a balmy day nearly fifty years ago the Hoosier state was part of one of the worst tornado outbreaks ever to hit the Midwest. Palm Sunday, forty-nine years ago today, April 11, 1965, 47 tornadoes, all during the late...
   

Tech Firm Plans Expansion in Indiana

A tech firm in the "Internet of Things" (IoT) industry has announced plans to expand its operations near Indianapolis, creating up to forty new jobs by 2017.  Mesh Systems in Carmel plans to hire software engineers, IT professionals, project managers...
   

Ruling Doesn't Affect Other Gay Marriage Lawsuits

A federal judge in Evansville Thursday ruled in favor of a request from a Lake County couple seeking to have their same-sex marriage recognized in Indiana before one of them, who is terminally ill, passes away. Officials say the decision...
   

Ribbon Cutting for The Conduit Center

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A one-of-kind community center in Chesterton that is destined to become a safe haven for those dealing with alcohol or drug abuse is having a ribbon cutting/open house hosted by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce today (Fri Apr 11).  Frontline...
   

Gary Mayor Against Water Rate Increase

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson was among speaking out against a proposed water rate hike that would mean an increase of about 17-percent for Northwest Indiana customers. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission held a public field hearing at Gary City Hall...
   

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