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Gas Spill in Portage Home Causes Fire

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A residential fire in Portage on Thursday resulted in the homeowner and a Portage police officer being hospitalized for smoke inhalation. Portage Fire Chief Tom Fieffer told the Region News Team they received the call at 4:44pm to the single...

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Portion of Wood St in Valpo Closed for Gas Line Repair

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A portion of Wood Street in Valparaiso will be closed today as NIPSCO crews will be repairing a gas line. Work began at 8:30 this morning and is anticipated to continue through 2pm on Wood Street, from Roosevelt east to...

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Search Process Outlined for New LAUW President

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The search is on for a new person to lead the Lake Area United Way after current President and CEO Lou Martinez announced he will retire effective March 31 st , 2015. Board of Trustees Member and Search Committee Chair,...

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Impaired Driving Crackdown Continues Through Monday

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Indiana State Police will be working with local law enforcement agencies through Monday conducting enforcement activities designed to identify and arrest impaired drivers. State Police report the crackdown is part of the “Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Troopers...

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Construction Freeze on Toll Road for Labor Day Weekend

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ITR Concessions has announced a moratorium on Indiana Toll Road construction for the Labor Day weekend. Officials report the construction freeze is now in effect through 8pm Tuesday, September 2 nd . Exceptions will be made for several long-term construction...

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500 Pounds of Sulfer Released in BP Explosion

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More than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide was released into the air as a result of an explosion at BP's Whiting Refinery Wednesday night. The Times reports BP issued a statement saying there is no indication the incident resulted in...

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VanDenburgh Holding Legislative Office Hours Today

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State Representative Shelli VanDenburgh of Crown Point will be holding legislative office hours at three locations in Lake County today (Friday). VanDenburgh says there are many issues that face the 19th District and the state and she would love to...

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219: Region Invited To Taste Of Duneland

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Come spend the last unofficial Saturday of Summer sampling some of the best food Duneland has to offer. The 7th Annual Taste of Duneland runs this weekend in Chesterton's Thomas Centennial Park from 11am-11pm next to the European Market. Bring...

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Post Season Possibility for SouthShore Railcats

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Even with a 6-1 loss to the Sioux City Explorers in an away game last night, the Gary SouthShore Railcats are currently tied for the lead in the American Association Central Division with just four games left.  According to the...

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New Art Gallery to Open Tuesday Sept. 2nd at Taltree

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Region residents are being invited to browse and purchase artwork at the opening of a new White Ripple Art Gallery at Taltree Arboretum this Tuesday.  According to Anicia Kosy the Arboretum's Communications Director, White Ripple Gallery and Company is partnering...

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Internet-Savvy Hoosiers Help State Reach New Heights

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If you have ever gone online to access immunization records at MyVaxIndiana-dot-com, you have helped the state reach a milestone.  According to the Indiana State Department of Health, more than 50,000 records have been accessed since their groundbreaking online tool...

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Camp Summit in La Porte County could be Shuttered

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Upon hearing word that Camp Summit in La Porte County could close for budgetary reasons, Indiana House Democratic Leader, Scott Pelath from Michigan City, fired off a letter to Governor Mike Pence.  According to Pelath, the governor and the state...

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AT&T Makes Corporate Gift to Lake Area United Way

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The Lake Area United Way was on the receiving end of a significant corporate gift given recently by AT&T.  The United Way reports that the $8,000 gift was presented at the agency's office in Griffth.  An AT&T spokesperson says, "We...

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Hobart Marine Corps Monthly Tribute to Fallen Troops

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The public is invited to a ceremony Friday, August 31st, in Hobart where the names of fallen troops from the area are read out loud.  The Hobart Marine Corps League will be reading seven names at the ceremony, which starts...

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Volunteers Needed for Beach Cleanup in September

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The Alliance for the Great Lakes' Adopt-a-Beach and Save the Dunes are seeking volunteers to help cleanup Porter Beach a Saturday in September.  According to Save the Dunes, it will a fun day at the beach, "picking up trash, testing...

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Five Lowell Troopers Honored at State Ceremony

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Five Indiana State Troopers who operate out of the Lowell Post were recipients of awards given out at a ceremony held at the Government Center in Indianapolis last week.  According to the Lowell District, Troopers Brian Henderson, Gary Runde,John Holmen,...

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Early Morning Assault Reported in La Porte

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La Porte Police are investigating a fight that reportedly occurred when a subject was jumped by someone he knew and two others early Wednesday morning.  Police reports say, the victim was walking to a nearby friend's house in the 14-hundred...

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AG Zoeller Sen. Arnold Meet to Help Military Families

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller met with State Senator Jim Arnold of La Porte in South Bend Thursday, to discuss a proposal that would increase consumer protections for military families at the state level.  According to a press release from...

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Indiana's No Child Left Behind Wavier Gets Extended

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Good news for education in Indiana, the Indiana Department of Education learned today that the U.S. Department of Education approved Indiana's No Child Left Behind wavier request.  According to the Indiana DOE, the approval will give local schools continued flexibility...

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Walk to End Alzheimer's Events Coming Up in NW Indiana

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The Alzheimer's Association is inviting northwest Indiana residents to participate in two upcoming events. The Merrillville Walk to End Alzheimer's takes place on Sunday, September 21 st at Hidden Lake Park, while the Michigan City Walk to End Alzheimer's takes...

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