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Preventing Dog Bites to Postal Carriers

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The US Postal Service says two Indiana cities are among thirty cities nationwide last year with the highest number of reported dog bites to mail carriers. Indianapolis was 14th with 29 reported incidents, and Fort Wayne at 28th had thirteen....

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Stand-off in Valparaiso Ends Peacefully

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A four-hour standoff in Valparaiso ended peacefully overnight. Valparaiso Police were called to a parking lot at Beech Street and Morgan Boulevard shortly after 9-o'clock on a report of a man harassing his estranged wife, parked across the street from...

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Population Declines, and Gains, in Lake County

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A new report illustrates population ups and downs in Lake County. According to estimates released today by the US Census Bureau and analyzed by the Indiana Business Research Center at IU's Kelley School of Business, Lake County communities account for...

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INDOT Limits Roadwork for Holiday Weekend

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The Indiana Department of Transportation says a roadwork moratorium begins around noon Friday, May 23rd until the morning hours of Tuesday, May 27th for the Memorial Day weekend. Wherever possible, road restrictions will be removed to ease traffic flow for...

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Frogger the Dog Rescued from Borman

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A week ago tdoay, our Region Traffic Reports told you about a dog running loose along the westbound Borman near Cline Avenue during the morning commute. Today, we report a happy ending, as the Times says two women, who didn't...

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Valparaiso Debates Fluoridation, New Panel Meets

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In Valparaiso, the city is debating the merits of adding fluoride to its water supply. A committee formed to evaluate whether or not to continue the practice held their first meeting Wednesday. Fluoridation is not required, but it started back...

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Federal Official to Keynote Community Mtg in Gary

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Brenda Girton-Mitchell, the U.S. Education Department’s Director of the Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will give the keynote address at a community engagement meeting this evening at IU Northwest in Gary [5:30 p.m. CT Thursday, May 22] The...

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EC Couple in Court on Bank Robbery Charges

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An East Chicago couple indicted in connection with what authorities described as a "takeover-style" armed bank robbery in East Chicago several weeks ago appeared in Hammond Federal Court Wednesday. The FBI says Jeremiah Ellis and Ashley Patterson [photos/provided] were arrested...

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Departure Ceremony for Rolling Thunder Ride

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This morning (Thu May 22), Governor Mike Pence is offering remarks at the departure ceremony for the Rolling Thunder Indiana Chapter One’s 15th Annual Ride to the Wall in Washington, D.C. The trip pays tribute to fallen American heroes of...

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Applications Sought for First Veterans Build Partner Family

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The Northwest Indiana Veterans Action Council and Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana are seeking applications from those in Lake County either in active military service, a veteran or a surviving spouse of a fallen veteran, to build a house...

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GNIAR: April Homes Sales in Region Up 2.8%

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Single family home sales in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper and Newton counties combined in April rose two-point-eight percent from the previous month, but fell ten-point-three percent from April 2013 to April 2014. The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors reports...

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Man Who Led Portage PD on Pursuit Questioned by FBI

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The FBI is talking with a 34 year old Wisconsin man charged with numerous felonies after leading Portage Police on a pursuit late Tuesday morning, which injured officers and damaged multiple squad cars. The Times...

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K-9 Helps Apprehend Suspect Who Fled Police

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A pursuit that began in the Whiting area Tuesday evening ended with the suspect being taken into custody after an officer's K-9 subdued him. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports a Gang Unit Detective, working a cooperative bi-state detail in...

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Postcard Reminders to Update Voter Information

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Hoosier voters are beginning to receive postcards in the mail from the Indiana Secretary of State's Election Division as part of a statewide effort to identify outdated and inaccurate voter registration information. Secretary of State Connie Lawson says, “it is...

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Juvenile Struck By Police Car in Highland

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In Highland, a 12 year old boy was struck by a squad car Tuesday afternoon. Highland Police report an officer was sitting in traffic around 3:30pm on 42 nd Street and made a left turn south onto Kennedy Avenue...

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GM Announces More Recalls

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More recalls announced by GM. The biggest US auto maker is doing a major review of safety concerns linked to product flaws. ABC News reports this latest announcement is the 30th GM recall this year. 218 thousand subcompact Chevy cars...

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Man Turns Himself in After Being Charged with Child Porn

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A Portage man charged on Tuesday with five-felony counts of possession of child pornography turned himself in to the Porter County Jail this morning. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports their Crimes...

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Surveillance Image Released of Possible Robbery Suspects

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As police continue to investigate a recent armed robbery at the Quickest Trip Mart, there's word that two people may have been involved. Schererville Police have released an image from surveillance video showing two individuals walking toward the convenience store...

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LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: William Langford

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A man wanted out of LaPorte Circuit Court for the charge of felony burglary is this week's “Wanted Person of the Week” by the LaPorte Police Department. 27 year old William Langford is described as...

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Valparaiso Taking a New Look at Fluoride

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In Valparaiso, the city is debating the merits of adding fluoride to its water supply.  A committee has been formed to evaluate whether or not to continue the practice. It's not required, but it started back in the 1950s on...

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