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Merrillville Law Firm 1 of 6 Attorney General's Cup Winners

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller's March Against Hunger food drive competition generated just over 49-thousand dollars and a little more than 81-hundred pounds of food for the state's food banks this year. The 6 th annual competition was between 43...

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Restriction for Pavement Repair in Valpo on Tuesday

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Pavement patching in front of the new Valparaiso University Residence Hall will require a road restriction to be put into place on Tuesday. Officials report the patching will take place on LaPorte Avenue, between University Drive and Roosevelt Road, from...

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Special Dedication Ceremony at EC Salvation Army

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A special dedication ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 5 th , in appreciation of our veterans and to celebrate the community garden at the East Chicago Salvation Army. The Salvation Army of Lake County reports last year, Home...

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Two Lake Co Men Charged in Fatal Shooting in Indy

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Hobart Police report two Gary men arrested after police allegedly found marijuana and a handgun in their vehicle during a traffic stop on Wednesday have been charged in connection with a deadly shootout Monday in Indianapolis that left three people...

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Fair Oaks Woman Files Lawsuit for Wrongful Lockup

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A woman from Fair Oaks is suing the Lake and Newton County Sheriff's Departments. According to the civil rights lawsuit filed this week in US District Court, Ana L. Rodriguez claims she was arrested on an outstanding warrant in...

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Pence Directs Flags Be Flown at Half-Staff Monday

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence is directing flags at state facilities statewide be flown at half-staff Monday in honor of Memorial Day. Governor Pence also asks businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff to pay tribute to the men...

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Memorial Day Weekend Services and Parades

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The public is invited to attend a number of Memorial Day services and parades taking place this holiday weekend in northwest Indiana. On Sunday, Vietnam Veterans of America, Porter County Chapter 905, will hold a service at 2pm, at the...

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Retiring Principal Honored for Water Safety Achievement

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(Photo Courtesy of the Indiana DNR. Left to Right:
Paul McMinn Assistant Recreation Director South Bend
Parks and Recreation Department, Sister Joan Marie
Principal Holy Family School, Battalion Chief Al “Buddy” Kirsits
Penn Township Fire Department, Indiana Conservation Officer
Jonathon...

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Ribbon Cutting at EC Park for New Park Equipment

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A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Kosiuszko Park in East Chicago, celebrating newly installed park equipment. Mayor Anthony Copeland and the Common Council were on hand for the ceremony, with Mayor Copeland saying this new...

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Foster Parents Recruitment Dinner June 5th in Chesterton

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There is a need for more foster parents in Porter County to provide temporary supervision and stability for children. The Porter County office of the Indiana Department of Child Services is holding a special informational meeting for prospective foster parents...

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Not Guilty Plea Entered for Man Accused of Attacking Police

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Not guilty pleas were entered today at a hearing on behalf of a 34 year old Illinois man charged with numerous felonies after leading Portage Police on a pursuit late Tuesday morning, which injured officers and damaged multiple squad cars....

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Take Time Today to Talk About Child Saftey

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Today is National Missing and Exploited Children Day and parents and teachers are being encouraged to honor and observe it by participating in the “Take 25” program. To participate, just take 25 minutes today to talk with your child, or...

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Twelve Apartments Evacuated After Fire in Hobart

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In Hobart, crews responded to a fire at the Lake of the Woods apartment complex off Lake Park Avenue Thursday night. The Times today says twelve apartments were evacuated after a fire in one of...

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Concern Over Recalled Meat Widens to Indiana, Illinois

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The US Food Safety and Inspection Service says it's possible that stores in several states -- including Indiana and Illinois -- received some of the nearly two million pounds of beef products recently recalled by Wolverine Packing Company in Detroit...

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Funds Awarded to Tear Down Abandoned Homes

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Three north Lake County cities -- Gary, East Chicago and Hammond -- are among five Indiana cities sharing a 15-million dollar award from the state's Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program to tear down blighted and abandoned homes. The other...

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Merrillville Elementary Schools Free Book Giveaway

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The Merrillville Community Schools are heading into the traditional summer-activity holiday weekend with an event meant to get more noses in books. All five Merrillville elementaries are hosting a multi-day summer book giveaway that began this morning. They're providing two...

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Groundbreaking for Jackson Street of Dreams Program

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Project partners broke ground in Gary Thursday for the city's “Jackson Street of Dreams”. The Fuller Center for Housing of Gary is planning to build two new homes and rehabilitate two others in the 23- and 24-hundred blocks of Jackson...

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Major Meteor Shower, Maybe

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As Memorial Day weekend gets underway – Friday night into Saturday morning – Region skywatchers will be looking up... for a what could be a major meteor shower. The Camelopardalids -- referred to by some astronomers as a possible "meteor...

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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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