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GM Recalling Over Seven Million Vehicles

A big, new recall from General Motors. ABC News reports GM is now recalling more than seven million cars from model years 1997 to 2014. The vehicles involved include older full-sized sedans with ignition key problems. There were three deaths...

LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: Adam Lumpp

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A 30 year old man wanted on a warrant out of LaPorte Circuit Court for felony auto theft and misdemeanor operating while intoxicated, and driving while suspended, is this week's “Wanted Person of...

Hoosier Lottery Achieves $1 Billion in Sales

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The Hoosier Lottery has exceeded one-billion dollars in sales in fiscal year 2014, the highest total in the Lottery's 25 year history. Hoosier Lottery officials made the announcement today and report an overall increase of seven-percent from year-over-year sales. As...

Recall Repairs When Buying Used Cars Your Responsibility

2014 has been a record year for auto safety recalls and many recalled cars are not repaired by used car dealers before they are sold.  ABC News reports when you buy a used car, you have the responsibility for making...

Gary PD Investigating Weekend Shooting Incidents

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In Gary, police are investigating seven people being shot, one fatally. Sunday morning officers responding to a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of Fillmore discovered a 22-year-old Gary man dead inside. Early Saturday, police say two people were hit...

Lake County Applies for Pilot Preschool Program

Lake County is vying, via the One Region group, to be one of five counties chosen to share ten-million dollars to set up a pilot pre-kindergarten program approved by state lawmakers this year. The non-profit One Region was formed by...

Man Seriously Hurt in Crash Near Gary

Lake County Sheriffs Police say a man was seriously injured in a crash Sunday morning near Gary. Officials say the Lake County Accident Reconstruction Team responded at about 5:45 am after the driver of a pickup truck northbound on Marshall...

Power Outages in the Region

8am  -- Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) is reporting about 44-hundred customers without power at this hour. About 19-hundred outages are in Michigan City, and more than eight-hundred in Wheeler. Other local areas with outages include Gary, LaPorte, Lake...

Gary Police Investigate Shooting Death

Gary Police and Lake County CSI are investigating a homicide. The Lake County Coroners office says 22-year-old Jaque Jones of Gary sustained a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene in an alley in the 400 block of...

Ind Same-Sex Couples Wait and See What's Next

A halt to gay marriage in Indiana -- a federal appeals court Friday put on hold a judge's order that two days earlier struck down a ban on same-sex marriage -- and thousands of newlywed couples now don't know where...

Millions in Repairs Needed at Gary Schools

According to the Times today, most of the remaining public schools in Gary are in need of a total of at least six-and-a-half million dollars worth of repairs and upgrades. The Gary Community School Corporation recently voted to close six...

President Chooses Region Native for VA Post

President Obama plans to nominate Lake County-native Robert McDonald as the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs. McDonald, a West Point graduate, was most recently the CEO of Procter and Gamble. He was with P&G for 33 years. According the White...

Buncich to Lead Lake County Democrats

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich starts the new week as the new leader of Lake County's Democratic party. Precinct committee members Saturday chose Buncich to succeed Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr, who announced in May he would be stepping down...

Flight Diverted After Emergency Slide Deploys

United Airlines tells ABC News an accidental emergency slide deployment inside a flight from Chicago to Southern California late Sunday forced pilots of Flight 1463 to divert the aircraft. It's not known why the emergency slide deployed inside the galley. ...

Region's Own Serves Aboard Advanced US Navy Sub

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A U.S. Navy missile technician from Gary is serving aboard one of the world's most advanced submarines.  According to the Navy's Office of Community Outreach, Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Short is currently defending America aboard the USS Louisiana.  The...

Ruth Sabin Home in La Porte Celebrates 125 years

One of La Porte's oldest buildings that is still serving in it's original capacity is celebrating it's 125th year.  According to Ia press release from the Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital, an open house is being held Saturday, June...

IN Dunes National Lakeshore launches new Program

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A new program being introduced by the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore caters to those who want to explore the park over a couple of days or multiple visits.  According to a park press release, their "Passport to the Dunes" program...

Elderly Body found is that is Missing Care Facility Senior

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The body of an elderly white male found this morning in a weeded area near I-94 in Lake Station, is that of a missing elderly care facility resident.  The Lake County Coroner's office has positively identified the body as 66...

Vehicle Car-jacked on 80/94 with Teen passenger Inside

A Lansing, Michigan teen, who was able provide passing landmarks during an early morning car-jacking on I-80/94, results in the suspects arrest.

State Police at the Lowell post say at around 5:35 this morning they received a call of a carjacking incident taking place inside the Illinois line on Interstate 80/94.  Preliminary reports say that a Chevrolet van driven by a Chicago woman heading eastbound reportedly rear-ended a silver SUV driven by a Lansing, Michigan man.  After both vehicles were pulled over, the Lansing driver walked back to the van to see if the woman was alright.  At which time police say the woman, identified as 32 year-old Larona L. Green had climbed into the SUV and fled the scene into Indiana.  The Lansing man told police that his van had been stolen with his 13 year-old son in the front seat.  Authorities learned that his son had a cell phone and was able to provide landmarks as the suspect drove along.

Reports say a state trooper patrolling near the 23 mile marker on I-94 spotted the vehicle pulled it over taking Green into custody.  The teen passenger was uninjured.

The suspect was taken to Porter County Jail and charged with O.W.I. (tested.119 B.A.C.), possession of a stolen vehicle and criminal confinement.  Other charges in Illinois are pending, according to the Indiana State police.  Assisting at the scene were units from the Lowell Post, Indiana State Police Motor Carrier Units, Illinois State Police and Porter County Sheriff’s Department. The investigation is continuing.

Handy Man with Region ties is the Fugitive of the Week

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A region man wanted in connection to an explosive device found in a La Porte County residence earlier this month, is this week's "Fugitive of the Week."
On June 2nd, the La Porte County Sheriff's Office answered a potential domestic...

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