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IN State Police Join 6 State Distracted Driving Campaign

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A campaign against distracted driving is taking place this week. ABC News reports police in six states are taking part in a campaign targeting drivers who do not have their full attention on their driving. Michigan State Police says its...

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Veterans Build Family Announced, Funding Still Needed

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Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana announced today that a family has been selected for their Veterans Build project initiative. Development and Community Relations Director Lisa Benko told the Region News...

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SR-2 to Close Btw Hebron Valpo Tue. for Emer. Work

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The Indiana Department of Transportation reports that State Rd. 2 will be closed between US-231 in Hebron and US-30 Valparaiso for emergency culvert pipe replacement 2 miles north of Hebron, 1/2-mile south of CR-500 S starting 5am CDT to around...

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Man Faces Battery Charges for Pushing Pregnant Wife

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A 34 year old Burns Harbor man faces numerous charges after he allegedly pushed his four-and-a-half month pregnant wife to the ground on Sunday night. Portage Police report the victim told officers...

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Ridge Rd. Closed East of I-65 Due to Crash in Hobart

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Traffic on Ridge Rd. just east of I-65 is having to turn around due to police vehicles blocking the roadway.  As a result of the road being closed drivers need to be aware of a possible traffic backup on the...

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Portion of CR 475 N in Valpo Closed Tuesday

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Traffic-AdvisoryA portion of County Road 475 West in Valparaiso will be closed tomorrow for the installation of a culvert. The Porter County Highway Department reports 475 West, from County Road 440 North to 450 North will be closed from 6:30am...

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Subject in Custody After Leading Police on Chase

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In Portage, a man who led police on a chase this afternoon was taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation and will likely face fleeing and traffic charges. The Times reports police had received a complaint of a suicidal...

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Homes Sales, Median Selling Price Up in June

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Single family home sales in northwest Indiana increased two-point-eight percent from May to June. The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors announced today 881 homes were sold across in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper and Newton Counties combined from May to...

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Unattended 4 Year old Tries to Access Neighbor's Pool

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A review of charges has been forwarded to the LaPorte County Prosecutor's Office after an unattended four-year old child was found trying to access a neighbor's pool on Saturday afternoon. LaPorte Police report they were called to the 100 block...

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Several Valpo Neighborhoods Plan Natl Night Out Activities

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Eight neighborhoods in Valparaiso have already planned activities for National Night Out. Valparaiso Police ask that you give them a call if you're planning an event so they can stop by. In previous years neighborhoods have planned cook-outs, ice cream...

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IU Student Killed on Malaysian Flight was Studying Alzheimer's

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Indiana University officials say a 25-year-old graduate student killed in the crash of Malaysia Air Flight 17 was involved in the fight against a devastating disease. Karlijn Keijzer from the Netherlands was conducting tests on a promising new Alzheimer's drug. ...

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Indiana Participating in National Exercise

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Today, local, state and federal agencies begin participating in what's expected to be the largest multi-agency exercise ever in North America. The national-level exercise, called Vibrant Response 2014, is hosted by US Army North and will involve about 5,500 military...

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Wings of Freedom Tour to Visit NW Indiana

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The Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour is stopping in northwest Indiana.  The world's only Dual Control P-51C Mustang fighter, the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers are at Porter County Regional Airport in Valparaiso July 21st -July...

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Fatal Car Crash in Hammond

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In Hammond, police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident at Indianapolis Boulevard and Calumet Avenue. The Lake County Coroners office was dispatched to the scene shortly before 9:30 am Sunday. A 36-year-old Chicago man identified as Jerry D. Iterlien...

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GE Aviation Groundbreaking Ceremony in Lafayette

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Indaina Governor Mike Pence will join executives from GE Aviation today (Monday July 21)  for a groundbreaking ceremony for the company’s new $100 million jet engine assembly facility in Lafayette. The company, which is the world’s largest jet engine manufacturer,...

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Hammond Man Missing in Newton County Lake

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Indiana Conservation Officers along with several other police and fire departments responded to JC Murphy Lake at Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area to search for a Lake County man who slipped under the water while trying to swim back...

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Police Investigate Shootings Deaths in Gary, East Chicago

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Police in northwest Indiana are investigating two shootings deaths in two north Lake County cities over the weekend. The Lake County Coroners office was dispatched to the 21-hundred block of Pierce Street shortly after midnight Sunday morning where a 26-year-old...

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Air Quality Alert in Effect

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An Air Quality Alert is in effect through midnight CDT tonight.  The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is forecasting an Air Quality Action day for today, Monday July 21st, that includes Lake, Porter, and La Porte Counties in northwest...

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Pedestrian Struck and Killed on the Borman Expressway

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A Gary man was struck and killed while apparently attempting to cross Interstate 80/94 at the 6.8 mile marker near the Clark Street overpass in Gary late Friday Night.  Indiana State Police Lowell post report that shortly before 11:30pm,...

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State Launches Management and Performance Hub Website

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The State of Indiana today launched the Management and Performance Hub website which is aimed at bringing better visibility, accountability, and openness of state government using modern data analytics tools. The website also gives Hoosiers the opportunity to explore three...

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