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Phone Scam Reminder: Verify Call Before Sending Money

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In Portage, police are reminding residents to always verify the legitimacy of a call that asks you to send money, after a resident today received a call saying a relative of theirs was in jail and needed money for bond....
 

LAUW Recognizes Cargill Workplace Campaign

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(Photo Courtesy of Lake Area United Way.  From left to right: LAUW Development
Director T.J. Holsen, Susan Dolinski, Starch Department Supervisor, Sam Neal,
Hammond Facility Manager, LAUW Board Member Christina Herrera.)
Cargill Texturizing Solutions in Hammond has been recognized by...
 

Alcohol Restrictions on S. Shore Trains This Weekend

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NICTD announced today there will be alcohol restrictions for passengers starting tomorrow which will continue throughout the weekend in light of the 2014 Taste of Chicago. On Friday, alcohol will be prohibited on South Shore trains after 7pm and alcohol...
 

Pence Urges Congress to Block Proposed EPA Regulations

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today called on members of the Indiana Congressional Delegation to support legislative efforts that would block or prevent implementation of the EPA's proposed regulations on carbon dioxide emission from existing and new power plants. Governor Pence...
 

Bennent Fined for Using State Property for Campaigning

A five-thousand dollar fine has been imposed on former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennent for not giving himself permission to use state property for campaign purposes. The inspector general's report was approved today by the State Ethics Commission,...
 

Gary Educator Receives Ivy Tech's Highest Faculty Honor

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A Gary educator with 17 years of teaching experience was recently named by Ivy Tech Community College as this year’s recipient of the Glenn W. and Mary Catherine Sample Award for Excellence in Instruction. The award is Ivy Tech’s highest...
 

Deadline Nears for IURC Vacancy Applications

From the Governor's Office: Indianapolis – As previously announced on June 25, 2014, the deadline to submit applications to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission Nominating Committee is close of business on Friday, July 11, 2014.  Applications are for persons interested...
 

Cedar Lake Seeking Applicants for Two Vacancies

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The Town of Cedar Lake is seeking applicants for one vacancy on the Board of Zoning Appeals and one vacancy on the town's Plan Commission. Interested residents may pick up an application at Cedar Lake Town Hall, 7408 Constitution Avenue,...
 

Porter/LaPorte Co Line, Smoke Rd Closures

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The Porter County Highway Department today announced a couple of upcoming projects. This Monday and Tuesday, July 14th and 15th, from 6:30 am to 3:30 pm, Porter/LaPorte County Line Road will be closed for one-and-a-half miles in Chesterton between County...
 

Job Fair at Gary's Genesis Convention Center

NiSource, US Steel, and Indiana University Northwest are among those scheduled to be part of a job fair today in downtown Gary. Localcareerfairs-dot-com says the 2014 Professional Diversity Recruiting Fair is happening at the Genesis Convention Center from 1 to...
 

Lake County Opens Bids on E-911 Tower, Call Center

Several contractors are vying to be part of Lake County's new E-911 public safety communications system build-out. The Lake County Commissioners held a special meeting Wednesday and opened four bids on construction of a communications tower. The board also opened...
   

Local Carpenters Union Volunteers Help Retiree

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Members of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) recently built a wheelchair ramp for the wife of a former IKORCC member.  Roy Ruehl requested a wheelchair ramp on the outside of his house to accommodate his wife. Ruehl retired...
   

Visitation Today, Funeral Friday for Indianapolis Officer

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Prosecutors in Marion County have filed a murder charge against the man accused of fatally shooting an Indianapolis police officer Saturday night. Police say 25-year-old Major Davis Jr. of Indianapolis fired on 51-year-old Officer Perry Renn with an assault rifle....
   

State Won't Recognize Recent Same-Sex Marriages

Same-sex marriages performed around the Region and the state in the hours and days after a federal court overturned Indiana's ban on gay marriage are not to be recognized by state agencies. The directive by Governor Mike Pence applies only...
   

Hundreds Ride in Rose Run for Fallen Officer

Hundreds of motorcycle riders took part in a Rose Run from Portage to Gary Wednesday to remember slain Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield. They traveled to the Gary Public Safety Facility at 555 Polk Street, where each rider laid a...
   

Visclosky Announces Grant Award for East Chicago FD

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First District Congressman Pete Visclosky today announced the East Chicago Fire Department has been awarded a 126-thousand dollar grant under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. Congressman Visclosky says, “firefighters are public servants who put their...
   

Valpo Comcast Service Center to Close August 15th

Comcast will close its only Porter County location next month. The service center located at 17 North Washington Street is scheduled to close on August 15 th due to more customers doing business online as opposed to physically going to...
   

NW Indiana Native Named as New Deputy Chief of Staff

A northwest Indiana native is one of four people named today as new deputy chiefs of staff to Indiana Governor Mike Pence in his executive office to better serve agencies and the public. Danielle McGrath will join the Governor's Office...
   

Keep Spray-On Sunscreen Away From Kids

If you're trying to protect your kids from the sun, you should stay away from sunscreen that comes in a spray bottle - so says Consumer Reports. ABC News reports the concern with spray-on sunscreen is kids might breathe it...
   

Valpo Man Charged with Filming Nude 15 Year Old Girl

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A Valparaiso man has been charged with child exploitation and possession of child pornography after allegedly hiding a cell phone in the bedroom of a 15 year old girl to film her naked. The Times reports the girl told police...
   

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