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Indiana Launches Initiative to Increase Immunizations

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(Photo Courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Health. L-R, Craig Monnett, Matt Bailey
(CEO, IU Health West), Amy and Liam Monnett, Dr. Anne Schuchat (Asst. U.S. Surgeon General),
and Dr. William VanNess (State Health Commissioner) pose during the launch...

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Month Long Food Drive to Feed Hungry Kids this Summer

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The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana and the Times Media Company kick off the Summer Care and Share Food Drive tomorrow. The purpose of the food drive, which continues through the month of May, is to fill one-thousand “share boxes”...

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12 Pounds of Marijuana Discovered During Traffic Stop

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A traffic stop on the Indiana Toll Road last week resulted in the discovery of two bags of marijuana weighing twelve pounds. Portage Police announced today an officer pulled a rental vehicle with Nevada plates over for speeding on April...

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Overturned Semi Blocking EB US-30 in Merrillville

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Traffic is backing up on eastbound on US-30 just east of the southbound I-65 exit ramp onto US-30 in Merrillvile due to an over turned semi and truck.   Emergency crews are on the scene and traffic going eastbound is currently...

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Suspicious Men Try and Lure Girl into Truck in LaPorte

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Police in LaPorte are seeking the public's help after a 12 year old girl reported two men in a pick up truck allegedly tried to lure her into their vehicle on Tuesday. LaPorte Police say the girl was walking her...

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Logansport Woman Arrested with 172 Baggies of Heroin

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(Photo Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post)
A traffic stop in northern Starke County last week resulted in the arrest of a 36 year old Logansport woman after 172 baggies of heroin weighing 36 grams were found. Indiana State...

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Report Gives Failing Grades for Air Quality

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The American Lung Association's “State of the Air 2014” report released today found that nearly half of all Americans – more than 147 million – live in counties in the U.S. where ozone or particle pollutions levels make the air...

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Opposition to Planned Teardown of 10 Marktown Bldgs

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In East Chicago, residents have gone to the City Council to try and prevent several buildings in Marktown from being torn down. The ten properties in the north Lake County neighborhood have been purchased by BP. A spokesman for the...

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US Steel Reports $52M Net Income for 1st Qtr 2014

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Despite what the company itself described as “extreme weather-related issues,” US Steel reported 52-million dollars in net income for the first quarter of the year, helped in part by better commercial prices. The company said their flat-rolled segment, its biggest...

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RailCats Hosting Open Player Tryout April 30th

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The Gary SouthShore RailCats say they're hosting an Open Player Tryout Camp at U. S. Steel Yard on Wednesday, April 30th. Registration for the tryout will begin at 9:30 a.m. for position players and 12:00 noon for pitchers. All players...

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Coalition Created to Reduce Public Corruption

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has announced the creation of the Public Integrity Coalition, which he says has a long-term goal of reducing the number of public corruption cases. Zoeller says the coalition will train local government officials in Indiana...

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Sobriety Checkpoints Planned in Lake County

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The Lake County DUI Taskforce has announced they are planning a sobriety checkpoint in the Lake Station and Crown Point areas sometime this weekend. Official say drivers will be detained for about two minutes unless signs of impairment are visible....

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Gary Jet Center Honored by Boeing

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Boeing Company has named The Gary Jet Center a 2013 "Supplier of the Year" in the non-production category. The Gary Jet Center was selected as one of 15 companies as Supplier of the Year among more than eleven-thousand active Boeing...

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Valparaiso Considers Hatch Lake Development

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Valparaiso's Site Review Committee is looking at plans for a 135-lot planned unit development on the west side of the city, off of Joliet Road, near Shamrock Estates. The first phase of construction of new homes at the 87-acre site...

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Lowell Work Session on Water Options

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In Lowell, there's a work session this evening (7pm) to discuss water – specifically, new water source options in light of potential growth, especially as the south Lake County community considers annexing areas of land to the west of town....

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Chair'ish the Children Reception and Auction on Wed.

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All April long visitors at the Indiana Welcome Center were able to view a unqiue exhibit hosted by Prevent Child Abuse Lake County that celebrates children.  The exhibit titled, "Charish" the Children Art Project, held in conjuction with National Child...

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Pence to Speak at Holocaust Rememberance in Indy

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Governor Mike Pence is scheduled to address the audience at the the 16th Annual Holocaust Observance Wednesday morning in Indianapolis.  According to the governor's office, the obeservance will include a Names Reading Ceremony with Governor Pence expected to offer his...

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New Safety Risk Study of Fish Barrier Released

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A new study by the Coast Guard shows that commercial as well as recreational vessels traveling through Chicago's electric fish dispersal barrier are relatively safe if current operating rules are followed.  According to the Coast Guard's Research and Development Center,...

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VP Launches New PSA from 1 is 2 Many Campaign

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Vice President Joe Biden kicked off new public service announcements on Tuesday, featuring TV and movie celebrities talking on the subject of sexual assault.  According to the White House, the PSA is part of the "1 is 2 Many" campaign...

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Family-Friendly Event to be held in CP this Weekend

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If you missed out on Arbor Day events with your family last Friday, you have another chance to celebrate it this weekend in Crown Point.  Mayor Uran's Kids and Kites and Arbor Day event will take place starting 11 am...

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