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Men Arrested After Guns, Drugs Recovered in Dolton Home

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Two men face armed violence and multiple drug charges after being arrested during the execution of a search warrant at home in Dolton, Illinois. The Cook County Sheriff's Office reports, just before...

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Burger Wars Begin to Pick Best Burger in Porter County

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A bracket-style contest to crown the best burgers in Porter County begins tomorrow. The contest is an initiative of Indiana Dunes Tourism and the Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission and was designed to highlight the fact there are so many...

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Rail Crossing in Griffith at S. Colfax to Reopen on 5/16

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The railroad crossing at South Colfax Avenue in Griffith will reopen to traffic by 5am tomorrow morning, according to an announcement today by officials with the Town of Griffith. The crossing, which has been closed since April 28 th for...

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New Research to Help Parents of Adolescent Teens

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Parents have known for years what new research has recently revealed, teens' brains differ from those of adults.  As a result, behavioral experts can help parents guide their children through what is often a difficult time in their lives.
 
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Funeral Service Announced for Valpo Man Killed in Crash

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Funeral services have been scheduled for a 68 year old Valparaiso man killed in a head-on crash Tuesday evening. Porter County Sheriff's Police report Glenn Jennings was pronounced dead at the scene after his...

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Arrest Warrant Issued for Man Who Stole from the Dead

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Police in Crown Point have filed conversion charges against a 23 year old Wheatfield man accused of stealing a diamond ring from the deceased's hands during a funeral service at Burns Funeral Home. Police report funeral home staff notified the...

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FCC Promises Will Keep Open Internet

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The FCC voted to debate new rules that could change the speed we get some content on the Internet. That means some companies could pay to get priority fast lines to your computer or smart phone. ABC News reports that...

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Schererville PD Investigating Armed Robbery

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In Schererville, police are investigating after an alleged armed robbery that occurred just after 11am this morning. Police say the manager of the Quickest Trip Mart, in the 51-hundred block of Pine Island Drive in Crown Point, reported a black...

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Member of Lake Co Pipes and Drums in Critical Condition

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A 62 year old member of the Lake County Pipes and Drum...

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Allegations of Secret Waiting Lists at VA Hospitals Spreading

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Allegations of secret waiting lists a veterans hospital in Phoenix are now spreading to other VA hospitals, including the Edward Hines Veterans Hospital in Maywood, Illinois. A union president at the hospital says employees have told her there is a...

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Another Round of GM Recalls Announced

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General Motors is announcing another round of recalls. ABC News reports GM says five new recalls cover 2 point 7 million vehicles in the US. The largest has to do with malfunctioning tail lights. That recall involves several models of...

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Sheriffs Dept Memorial Ceremony Moved Indoors

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The public is invited to the Porter County Sheriffs Police annual Memorial Service as part of National Police Week.  The inspection begins at 9:30 followed by the memorial service at 11 am, with speaker Indiana US Senator Joe Donnelly. The...

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Governor Pence Unveils HIP 2.0

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today unveiled the details of plans to expand the state's Healthy Indiana Program for lower-income Hoosiers, and it includes an element to support participation in employer-sponsored insurance plans. Officials say it still has to get federal...

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No Injuries Reported in Fire at Auto Dealership

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Fire crews from around northern Porter County responded to the Arnell Kia auto dealership on US 20 in Burns Harbor late Wednesday night. Portage, Porter, South Haven and Chesterton were among those assisting Burns Harbor. The fire was stopped before...

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Power Lines Down on Kennedy Avenue

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935 am CDT -- In Schererville, authorities say Kennedy Avenue is blocked off this hour basically from Main Street to Division. We're told a semi truck went off the roadway and pulled some power lines down. NIPSCO is on scene....

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RailCats Open Season at St. Paul Today

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The defending American Association Champs Gary SouthShore RailCats begin their season on the road today [May 15th] at St. Paul. Opening Day at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary is Thursday, May 22, 2014 vs. last season’s championship series opponent the...

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Governor to Unveil Changes to Healthy Indiana

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Today (Thursday May 15) Indiana Governor Mike Pence is scheduled to announce the State’s plan to expand the Healthy Indiana Plan as an alternative to Medicaid to cover uninsured individuals in Indiana.   9am CDT: The announcement will be streamed live...

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Groundbreaking Held for Hospital Addition

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Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Wednesday to launch construction of a new $40 million surgical pavilion addition to St. Mary Medical Center on South Lake Park Avenue in Hobart.  The four-story building marks the largest addition to the hospital’s Hobart campus...

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Trees Being Removed, Replaced at Wicker Park

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A Region golf course known for its tree-lined holes is losing hundreds of those trees to an exotic beetle. In Highland, an estimated 550 ash trees at Wicker Park have been infested by the Emerald Ash Borer. About a-hundred trees...

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Council Ends Work-Release to Fund Jail Mandate

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The Lake County Council has voted to end the Lake County Sheriff's work-release program and lay off its nearly thirty employees, so the county can fund a federal Department of Justice mandate that requires hiring 24 additional corrections officers and...

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