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Hammond Mayor Joins PUC Baseball Staff

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Purdue University Calumet head baseball coach Dave Griffin has announced the addition of Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott, Jr. to the Peregrines' coaching staff. McDermott will be a volunteer assistant coach whose primary duties will involve assisting with in-game strategy and...

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Gary Considers School Closings

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The head of Gary's public schools has announced a proposal to close five schools, including three elementaries and a middle-school as the district faces a multi-million dollar deficit heading into the 2014 academic year. Back in February there was also...

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Police Investigate $33k Theft from Boys and Girls Clubs

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Valparaiso Police report they are investigating the internal theft of more than thirty-thousand dollars from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Porter County. The police department said the funds are believed to have been embezzled by a former employee, and...

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Memorial Day Weekend Blood Donation Opportunities

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In light of the Memorial Day weekend, the American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to schedule appointments to give blood while making their summer plans. Tracy Fox, Communications Director for the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region, told the Region News...

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Purdue Extension Centennial

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(Photo Courtesy of Purdue Extension. Featured back row left to right: 2 nd District Commissioner, Gerry Scheub; Nutrition Education Program Supervisor, Tonya Sanders; 4-H Youth Development Educator, Julie Jones; 4-H Youth Development Educator, Jennifer Govan; Extension Board Member, Lynda Bodie;...

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EB I-80/94 Backing up due to Crash at Ripley Street

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An injury crash has the far right lane closed eastbound Interstate 80/94 at Ripley Street.  The affected area in the Lake Station corridor is in the work zone that has a left lane restriction so currently that means only two...

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New IN Student Vaccination Requirements for Fall 2014

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Indiana has approved new vaccine requirements for incoming Kindergarten and Grade 12 students, effective for the 2014 fall semester. According to the new requirements, Kindergarten students will need two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine in addition to the previously required...

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Toll Road Lane Closures Removed for Holiday Weekend

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Officials with the Indiana Toll Road report a moratorium on road construction began this morning and will last until 8pm Tuesday, May 27 th , with regularly scheduled construction projects to resume on Thursday, May 29 th . ITR Concession...

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Former Burnham Clerk Pleads Guilty to Stealing Funds

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A former longtime public official in south-suburban Burnham accused of taking more than 650-thousand dollars from her office, and using most of the cash to gamble at casinos in Indiana and elsewhere, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and filing...

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Post Office Idea to Cut Debt: Communal Mail Boxes

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The Post Office has an idea to dig out of its billions of dollars of debt - and it involves making us walk to a community postal box to pick up our mail. ABC News reports researchers say the Post...

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Resurfacing Work Backing up Calumet Ave Exit Ramp

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All lanes eastbound Borman (I-80/94) are reportedly moving under posted speeds with heavy volume due to a backup on the Calumet Ave. exit ramp.  That backup is due to
resurfacing work being done today on the Calumet Avenue Bridge over...

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INDOT: Road Work Moratorium for Holiday Weekend

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A road work moratorium in northwest Indiana is scheduled to begin around noon tomorrow and will continue through the early morning hours Tuesday to allow drivers to get to their destinations as safely and efficiently as possible. INDOT Spokesperson Matt...

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Man Charged with Burglary/Arson of Cedar Lake Home

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Charges were filed today against a Laurel, Indiana man in reference to a house fire in Cedar Lake last October which was later determined to be a burglary/arson. Cedar Lake Police report an investigation determined the suspect, Christian Bulmer, had...

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Visclosky: American Steel Jobs Are Under Attack

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At a hearing of the US International Trade Commission today, regarding anti-dumping duties on welded stainless pressure pipe from Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam on whether it injures the US and its steelworkers, First District Congressman Pete Visclosky testified American steel...

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IN Ranks As One of the Worst States for Military Retirees

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A social media club that does all kinds of state and local rankings has identified the best and worst states for military retirees and Indiana ranks near the bottom of the list. WalletHub reports, when comparing the 50 states as...

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Two Adults, Two Juveniles Injured in Head-On Collision

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Jasper County Sheriffs Police say two adults were flown to South Bend and two juveniles were taken to a Lake County hospital after a head-on collision on US 231 north of DeMotte, near the Kankakee River, just after 2:30 Wednesday...

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Volunteers Sought to Put Up Flags

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Volunteers are being sought to help put up flags at cemeteries in Porter County for Memorial Day.  Those participating are asked to meet at American Legion Post 94 at 8:30 am Friday May 23rd....

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New Bus Routes to Begin After Memorial Day

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A new bus route in Hammond is scheduled to pick up its first riders the day after Memorial Day. Earlier this year, the Gary Public Transportation Corporation approved the expansion of service into their neighboring city, naming the new Hammond...

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Valpo PD Investigating Theft from Boys and Girls Club

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Valparaiso Police announced today they are investigating an internal theft from the Boys and Girls Club of Porter County. The theft, authorities say, was discovered by the Boys and Girls Club after a routine financial evaluation. In a news release...

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800,000 Expected to Travel in Indiana for Holiday

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AAA Travel projects 36.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 1.5 percent increase from the 35.5 million people who traveled last year. Kicking off the summer driving season, more...

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