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Valpo FD Accepting Applications Starting Next Week

Starting next week the Valparaiso Fire Department will begin accepting applications. Assistant Chief Scott Arnold told the Region News Team they will be accepting applications from 9am-to-4pm, Monday through Friday at Fire Station Number 2, from Wednesday, September 3 rd ...
 

Consumer Survey on Specialty Crop Food Hubs

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The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is exploring a new way of distributing specialty crops in a continued effort to identify effective means of meeting increased consumer demand. Consumers who shop regularly for specialty crops are invited to participate in...
 

LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: Rusty Reuille

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A 32 year old man wanted on a warrant of of LaPorte Circuit Court for felony theft and a body attachment is this week's “Wanted Person of the Week” by the LaPorte Police...
 

Portion of Sturdy Rd in Valpo Closed for Paving

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In Valparaiso, a portion of Sturdy Road will be closed today between Beech and Wood Streets. Officials report the closure will be in effect from 8:30am through 3pm as crews will be out paving the roadway in that area....
 

State Senator Tallian Selected as CSG Toll Fellow

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Indiana State Senator Karen Tallian is one of 48 state policymakers from across the country selected as a Council of State Governments' Henry Toll Fellow for the Class of 2014. The Toll Fellowship is one of the nation's premier leadership...
 

Walk to End Alzheimer's Events in Sept and Oct

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The Alzheimer's Association is inviting northwest Indiana residents to participate in two upcoming events. The Merrillville Walk to End Alzheimer's takes place on Sunday, September 21 st at Hidden Lake Park, while the Michigan City Walk to End Alzheimer's takes...
 

Schaap Request to Have Sentence Vacated Denied

A petition from the imprisoned former leader of First Baptist Church of Hammond to have his sentence vacated was denied on Tuesday. Jack Schaap, contended he would not have pleaded guilty in 2012 to interstate transportation of a minor with...
 

Contraband Investigation Leads to Arrest at Cook Co. Jail

Contraband Investigation Leads to Arrest at Cook Co. Jail
A Cook County jailer is arrested for allegedly smuggling contraband into the jail.  The Cook County Sheriff's Office reports that correctional officer, 39 year-old Daniel Murry (photo) was taken into custody Sunday following a lengthy Sheriff's investigation that found the...
 

Schererville Citizens Police Academy About to Begin

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Applications are being accepted for the next session of the Schererville Citizens Police Academy. 
According to the police department, Schererville residents and business owners 18 and older are eligible to apply for the 9 week session.
Cpl. Timothy Arvantis says
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Sobriety Checkpoints Scheduled for La Porte County

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The La Porte County DUI Task Force will be setting up sobriety checkpoints during the evening hours of Friday, August 29th. According to the La Porte County Sheriff's Office, motorists will be required to produce their driver's license and vehicle
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Neighbor Alleged Thief at La Porte Apartment Complex

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Police say a neighbor is the chief suspect in a burglary reported Sunday at Country Acre Apartments in La Porte.  According to reports, the victim told police after being away for awhile, she returned home to her apartment in the...
   

Student Enrollment Climbs at Valparaiso University

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The new academic year began Tuesday at Valparaiso University with nearly 1,000 new undergraduate students starting classes for the fall 2014 semester.
According to the University, a total of around 4,525 students are expected which makes it the largest enrollment...
   

Traffic Pattern Change on Kennedy Ave. in Hammond

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As reconstruction work on Kennedy Ave. in Hammond continues, the City wants drivers to know the traffic pattern changed.  Lt. Patrick Vicari of the Hammond Police Department says the previous pattern caused a northbound back up into Highland at times.  ...
   

Heavy Rain Falls in Short Amount of time in Valparaiso

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Dr. Bart Wolf, Professor of Meteorology at Valparaiso University
Scattered thunderstorms raked through parts of the Region shortly after the noon hour concentrating heavy rainfall in the Valparaiso area.  Dr. Bart Wolf, Professor of Meteorology at Valparaiso University exactly how...
   

HP Recalling Over Five Million Laptops

Millions of computer users are being warned to stop because their laptop could catch fire. ABC News reports Hewlett-Packard is recalling the power cord for more than five million laptops because they can overheat and potentially catch fire. The Consumer...
   

Valpo Working to Reopen Storm Damaged Bridges

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In Valparaiso, the city is working to repair two bridge and culvert crossings damaged by storms last week that dropped five-point-seven inches of rain in 12 hours. City Engineering Director Tim Burkman told the Region News Team that at the...
   

Some Traffic Lights Out in Valpo Due to Power Outage

NIPSCO reporting over 12-hundred customers in Valparaiso are without power this morning (Tuesday). According to their outage map, a cause for the outage has not been determined, but power is estimated to be restored by 11:30am. As the result of...
   

Five Vehicles Damaged in LaPorte by Kids on Bikes

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Police in LaPorte are seeking the public's help to locate two juveniles in connection to the vandalism of several vehicles on Sunday afternoon. LaPorte Police report the incident took place just before 1pm, in the 500 and 600 blocks of...
   

Wanted LaPorte Man Arrested Monday

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A 27 year old LaPorte man listed last week as the LaPorte Police Department's “Wanted Person of the Week” is now in custody. LaPorte Police report Matthew Martinez was arrested on Monday on...
   

How to Be Prepared for Disasters

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When it comes down to it, residents of Lake County are prepared for disasters according to Lake County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Jodi Ricmond. Richmond, during a recent Region News Makers interview, says people respond they way they...
   

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