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Police: Public's Help Sought in Solving Sexual Assault

In Portage, police are seeking the public's help in solving a sexual assault officers say occurred in an apartment at the Willowcreek Estates apartment complex at Willowcreek and Lute Roads shortly after 2:30 Sunday morning (May 25). Police say after...
 

East Chicago Gets $1.3M to Fight Blight

East Chicago today announced that they are getting over one-point-three million dollars to fight blight. That's their share of more than 15-million dollars recently awarded out of the state's Hardest Hit Fund to tear down abandoned homes. Gary, Hammond, Indianapolis...
 

Next Big ValpoNEXT Meeting is May 28

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A community initiative known as ValpoNEXT will hold their next community summit tomorrow (May 28 6-8 pm). ValpoNEXT has been seeking ideas from residents on what they envision for the city in twenty or thirty years, and Wednesday evening at...
 

Indiana Dad Catches Son's 1st Professional Home Run

A minor league baseball player from central Indiana hits his first professional home run and it lands in his dad's hands. Marty Gregor drove five hours from Carmel, just outside Indianapolis, to Iowa to watch his son, Houston Astros prospect...
 

Region STOP Team Arrests 2 on Prescription Drug Charges

East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker says a recent investigation into the illegal sales of prescription drugs in two Lake County cities has resulted in two arrests made by the Region STOP Team. Becker says on Friday investigators took a...
 

Two Injured in Accident on Bass Lake

Two people were injured in an accident on Bass Lake in Starke County. Indiana Conservation Officers say a 33-year-old California man operating personal watercraft collided with a 26-year-old North Judson woman who was also operating personal watercraft, and they were...
 

Indiana Schedules Meetings on HIP 2.0

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Indiana's Family and Social Services Administration is holding two public hearings on HIP two-point-oh this week. The first one's tomorrow (Wed May 28), the next one's this Thursday (Thu May 29). Both are in Indianapolis. Governor Mike Pence has announced...
 

Local Mayor on National Blog of Rising Political Stars

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La Porte Mayor Blair Milo has made a national list of rising political stars, Democrats and Republicans, outside of Washington DC, who are under the age of 40. In a political blog for the Washington Post, called “The Fix”, Aaron...
 

Traffic Restriction in Valparaiso

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In Valparaiso, city officials report a road restriction in effect today until 3 pm for pavement patching in front of the new Valparaiso University residence hall on LaPorte Avenue between University Drive and Roosevelt Road. Flaggers present with traffic proceeding...
 

Truck Fire on Cline Avenue

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10am CDT:  Lake County Sheriffs Police say crews are responding to a truck fire on Cline Avenue in the East Chicago area. The truck, which is reportedly a tanker truck, is on the southbound side of Cline Avenue, just south...
 

State Accolade for Valpo Shade Brigade

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State officials are taking note of what one Region city is doing with trees, and that includes an accolade for Valparaiso's Shade Brigade. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has recognized the city for its diligence in advancing stormwater management...
   

Drawing the Line Between Indiana and Michigan

    Where does Indiana end and Michigan begin? No one is really sure... that's why surveyors from LaPorte and five other northern Indiana counties are working with their counterparts on the other side of the state line to make...
   

Ind Supreme Court to Hear Death Penalty Appeal

A death penalty case out of Lake County will be reviewed by the Indiana Supreme Court this week. 48-year-old Kevin Isom of Gary was convicted early last year of murder in the shooting deaths of his wife, stepson and stepdaughter...
   

219 Soap Box Derby

soapboxComing to the Region for the 68th time, an event that's all about gravity! Our own Scott Rosenberg has more in this 219 report.
One of the Region's great Summer traditions is Valparaiso's Soap Box Derby! Race Director, Mike Bottom...
   

Coast Guard and Good Samaritan Rescue Seven

The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued seven people after their vessel began taking on water in southern Lake Michigan Saturday. Around 4:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee received a broadcast on VHF-FM channel...
   

Lake Michigan Still Very Cold for Spring

Following the long cold winter of 2014, and a relatively cool spring across the Great Lakes, meteorologists say current water temperatures on Lake Michigan are some of the coldest in recent history for this time of year.   The National...
   

Lansing Police Investigate Homicide

Police in Lansing are investigating a homicide. The Lake County Coroners office says a 20-year-old Chicago man identified as Myron Parker died Sunday morning shortly before 11:30 am at Community Hospital in Munster from a gunshot wound suffered at 170th...
   

Memorial Day Activities Around the Region

Services are taking place around the Region for Memorial Day.  They include parades in Crown Point, Hammond, and Portage. In Portage, the parade lineup begins at 11am at Portage Mall, stepping off at noon and ending at Calvary Cemetery.  A...
   

Flying the Flag at Half-Staff on Memorial Day

According to US Department of Veterans Affairs, on Memorial Day the flag should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon only, then raised briskly to the top of the staff until sunset, in honor of the nation’s battle heroes....
   

Merrillville Law Firm 1 of 6 Attorney General's Cup Winners

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller's March Against Hunger food drive competition generated just over 49-thousand dollars and a little more than 81-hundred pounds of food for the state's food banks this year. The 6 th annual competition was between 43...
   

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