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Food Bank of NWI Summer Feeding Program Returns

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A program to help feed hungry children in northwest Indiana during the summer months when they are no longer receiving free or reduced meals at school returns next week. Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Communication/Advocacy Manager Megan Sikes told the...
 

Popcorn Facility Expanding, Adding Jobs in Jasper County

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One of the largest packaged food companies in North America announced plans today to expand its popcorn operations in Rensselaer. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation reports ConAgra Foods will invest eight-point-nine million dollars to renovate and equip its current 122-thousand...
 

Emergency Tree Removal in Valpo Causes Road Closure

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A road closure is in effect until 3pm today in Valparaiso for an emergency tree removal. Valparaiso Public Works reports only emergency vehicles will be allowed while the work takes place in an alleyway which lies between Park Avenue and...
 

Possible Link Between Red Meat and Breast Cancer

A new study says there's a possible link between red meat and breast cancer. ABC News reports that sizzling steak, that decadent burger, may come with a new risk: a possibly greater likelihood of getting breast cancer. Researchers at Harvard...
 

Burning Semi Closes WB I-80/94 for About 3 Hours

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Westbound traffic on I-80/94, just east of the Burns harbor/Porter exit, was halted for several hours after a semi-truck fire this morning (Wednesday). Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports that just before...
 

Two Region Steel Mills Idle Blast Furnaces

Two blast furnaces in the Region have been idled. The Times reports US Steel had to shutdown one of the blast furnaces at Gary Works after an incident on Sunday in which no one was reported to be injured. It...
 

CP Farmer's Market at Different Location This Saturday

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The Farmer's Market in Crown Point on South Main Street has a long history of being a place to go on Saturday mornings to shop, catch up with old friends and meet you neighbors, but this Saturday only, you will...
 

Chesterton Joins Shared Ethics Advisory Commission

On Monday the Chesterton Town Council voted to join the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission, becoming the first Porter County community to join. Commission President Calvin Bellamy says, “by joining, Chesterton is committing to provide training on ethical decision making to...
 

Groundbreaking in Whiting on New Four-Story Building

A ground breaking ceremony was held Tuesday in Whiting for a four-story building in the 15-hundred block 119...
 

WB Lanes I-80/94 Closed Near US 20

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All lanes of westbound I-80/94, between State Road 49 and US 20 are closed due to a semi fire. Also the left lane of eastbound I-80/94 is closed just after US 20. No further information is...
 

Death of Child at Daycare Center Ruled Accidental

An autopsy conducted on Tuesday ruled the death of a five-year old boy on Monday at a Michigan City daycare was accidental. The Times reports Amareon Williams was found hanging at Tricia's Playhouse and Daycare, in the 18-hundred block of...
   

Great Lakes Finally Ice Free

It has been a long, cold winter for much of America - but the Great Lakes have really suffered. Forecasters finally revealed on Tuesday that all of the Great Lakes including Lake Superior are now ice free. It marks the...
   

Mother and Her Two Sons Charged with Dealing Drugs

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In Lake Station, a 50 year old woman and her two sons, age 29 and 25, were arrested Monday and charged Tuesday with dealing drugs. Lake Station Police report the department's SWAT Unit executed a search warrant during the early...
   

CVS Launches National In-Store Fundraiser with ALA

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After declaring that all of its stores will quit selling tobacco products, CVS Pharmacy is making headlines again with a new in-store fundraising campaign. On Tuesday the pharmacy announced it is the national presenting sponsor of "LUNG FORCE" a new,...
   

IDSH: Hoosiers Encouraged to Protect Against Ticks

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After a winter like the region had, no wonder Hoosiers are anticipating more time to be outdoors.  But the arrival of warmer weather means an unwelcome pest too.  The Indiana State Department of Health urges us to be on guard...
   

Suspect in Custody for Alleged Michigan City Abduction

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The Michigan City Fugitive Apprehension Team arrested a man for an allegedly abducting a female. Reports say on June 4th the La Porte City Police notified Michigan City police that they were in contact with a female who reportedly agreed...
   

Family-Bonding Event Coming to Coffee Creek Watershed

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A great way for families to get outdoors this weekend and participate in stewardship activities takes place in Chesterton.  The Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve is hosting “Stewardship Saturday” on June 14th, from 9am-to-11am, at the Pavilion, located at 157 East...
   

Crews on the Scene of a Gas Leak in Downtown La Porte

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NIPSCO repair crews are reportedly on the scene of a gas leak in downtown La Porte.  Northern Indiana Public Service Company spokesperson Kathleen Szot told the Region News Team that at around 3:15 pm CDT, a contractor working on a...
   

Merrillville to Honor Fallen Son during month of June

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A special item is on the agenda of tonight's Merrillville Town Council Meeting to honor a local Merrillville hero who gave his life serving our country.  Town Council President Carol Miano says the town will be posthumously honoring Sgt. Brian...

   

Fallen Officer Blood Drive June 24th at PC Expo Center

An event for you to roll up your sleeve and donate the gift of life in the memories of those who gave all takes place later this month. Porter County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Sgt. Larry LaFlower told the Region...
   

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