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Lab Tests Say Richmond Skittles Safe

State health officials say it's been determined there were no unusual chemical substances in packages of Original Skittles sold at a Richmond, Indiana, Marathon Food Mart. The Indiana State Department of Health says field testing pointed to possible contamination, but...
 

Gary Transit Approves Hammond Bus Route

In Gary, transit officials have approved a new bus route in Hammond. The Gary Public Transportation Corporation unanimously approved the expansion of service into their neighboring city, naming the new Hammond route “Lakeshore South.” Scheduled to begin May 5th, it...
 

AG to Launch March Against Hunger Food Drive in Gary

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is scheduled to join the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana next week to launch the sixth annual statewide “March Against Hunger” food drive. Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Communication/Advocacy Manager Megan Sikes says this food...
 

Blocked RR Track in Munster Hoped to Be Clear by 8:30pm

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Munster Police report a train on the tracks at White Oak and 45 th continues to block traffic at that intersection. Police say the railroad company is working to clear the tracks at the intersection, with an estimated time of...
 

Fire Reported at Home in Lakes of the Four Seasons

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Fire Crews are reportedly dealing with a chimney fire at a residence in Lakes of the Four Season this evening.  Crews were called to the scene on Kingsway Drive around 5:40pm.  No further information is available at this time....
 

Habitat for Humanity Partners With NWI Veterans Action Council

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Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana today announced a partnership with the Northwest Indiana Veterans Action Council to build Indiana's first veteran Habitat home. Over 50 veterans were in attendance at...
 

Gary Man Arrested on Charges Relating to Domestic Battery

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A Gary man is being held in the Lake County Jail at last check on numerous charges relating to a domestic battery investigation. The Lake County Sheriff's Office says on Wednesday the...
 

Coats' Staff to Hold Office Hours Next week in Porter Co

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Indiana US senator Dan Coats announced today that a member of his staff will be in Porter County next week to meet with local residents and to assist Hoosiers experiencing problems with a federal agency. The mobile office hours will...
 

Suspect Captured and Charged with Little Caeser's Robbery

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A 37 year old man was taken into custody Wednesday night and charged with the December robbery of Little Caesar's, in the 63-hundred block of Central Avenue, in Portage. Portage Police report, after the robbery, a person of interest was...

 

Crown Point Man Dies as a Result of Sunday Crash

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Lake County Sheriffs Police say speed, alcohol and road conditions are believed to have been contributing factors in a crash that killed a 23-year-old Crown Point man. Officers responded to the 147-hundred block of Chase Street near Crown Point at...
 

Councilman Apologizes for Facebook Rant Against Police

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A member of the LaPorte County Council has apologized for comments posted on Facebook Tuesday after he received a speeding ticket for going 70 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone on...

   

Franciscan Alliance Expands Sexual Assault Program

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A program to provide care for victims of sexual assault has been expanded in northwest Indiana. Franciscan Alliance today announced the program, which was developed in 2002 at Franciscan St. Margaret, has been expanded to its sister hospitals in Crown...
   

RR Crossing Blocked at 45th and White Oak in Munster

In Munster, police are asking motorists to seek an alternate rout due to a blocked railroad crossing at 45 th and White Oak. Munster Police reports a signal issue is the cause and a citation has been issued as a...
   

Thousands Without Power in Parts of Porter County

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Numerous power outages are being reported across parts of Porter County. According to NIPSCO's Outage Map, over five-thousand customers are without power in portions of Valparaiso, over 300 in Kouts and 185 in Hebron. Kankakee Valley REMC is reporting over...

   

Gas Leak in Vacant South Haven Home Repaired

What was described as a 'volatile gas situation' at the northeast corner of the intersection of McCool Road and Midway Drive in South Haven around 11-o'clock this morning has been resolved safely.  Porter County Sheriffs Police Public Information Officer Sgt....
   

Crews Investigate 'Gas Situation' at Vacant Home

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Porter County Sheriffs Police say traffic is not being allowed through or near the area of McCool Road and Midway Drive in South Haven due to what was described as a volatile gas situation being investigated at a vacant home...
   

IU Summer Tuition Break Renewal Includes IUN

Indiana University is renewing its summer tuition discount program at six of its campuses, including Indiana University Northwest in Gary. The tuition break provides a 25 percent discount to Indiana resident undergraduate students who enroll in summer courses, and an...
   

Company Recalls Ice Cream Flavor from Aldi Stores

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An ice cream maker is voluntarily recalling a specific flavor sold at Aldi stores in Indiana and three other midwestern states because it may contain nuts. House of Flavors in Ludington, Michigan, says Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough may include...
   

Portage Opposes Proposed Rate Increase

In Portage, the city council is officially opposed to a proposed 17-percent water rate hike. The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor is currently taking public written comment on Indiana American Water Company's request for a rate increase that would...
   

Spring Thaw Could Reveal Winter Fish Kills

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says owners of shallow ponds and lakes, especially in northern Indiana, should watch for fish kills this spring.  With record or near-record snowfall and ice up to 20 inches thick on lakes and ponds,...
   

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