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Doctor from Chicago One of Three Killed in Afghanistan

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The wife of one of the three American doctors killed at a hospital in Afghanistan said today she harbors no ill will against the gunman. ABC News reports Dr. Jerry Umanos of Chicago devoted nearly a decade to poor Afghan...

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Free Parenting Fair to be held in Region on Friday

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The Indiana Youth Institute wants parents to know about the fun, fellowship and learning opportunities that will be available at the 8th Annual Parenting Fair hosted by the Indiana Parenting Institute to be held from 11am-3pm, Friday, April 25, 2014,...

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Measles Back in US, Spread Thru Unvaccinated Kids

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The government estimates that childhood vaccinations kept more than 20 million people out of the hospital over the last 20 years.....but despite that good news, a disease that should have vanished - Measles - has re-appeared. ABC News reports many...

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Challenger Learning Center Announces Patch Winner

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A south suburban teen is the winner of a patch and logo design contest hosted by the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana that invited students to create a design celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the learning center.
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Deceased Witness Testimony Granted in Murder Trial

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A Porter County Superior Court Judge on Wednesday issued a ruling saying he will allow a request by the prosecution to use two videotaped police interviews with a deceased witness in the trial of a man accused of murdering a...

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FDA Proposing New Rules to regulate E-Cigarettes

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The Food and Drug Administration is proposing new rules to regulate electronic cigarettes. ABC News reports the FDA wants to bring e-cigarettes out of what it calls the "wild west." Right now, those smokes aren't regulated because they don't contain...

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Mt. Baldy to Remain Closed this Summer

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Mt. Baldy will remain closed this summer as scientists continue their investigation. Officials with the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore today announced despite the use of ground penetrating radar and data gathering, scientists still...

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Presentation on Readiness for Community Crises

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The public is invited to hear a presentation this evening at IU Northwest on readiness for community crises. The presentation will be led by Shari Veil, the Director of Risk Sciences Division at the University of Kentucky, which begins at...

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McCowan Conviction and Sentence Upheld

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The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction and prison sentence of a 21-year-old man found guilty of fatally shooting former girlfriend Amanda Bach of Portage. Dustin McCowan was sentenced to 60-years in prison in March of last year...

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219: Jeff Blair To Walk The Lincoln Highway

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Have you ever been so passionate about a project you wanted everyone to know? Jeff Blair, President of the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association, is walking across the state to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association and the Lincoln Highway Association....

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VFW Commander-in-Chief Welcomed in St. John

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The Commander-in-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars was welcomed in St. John this morning. William A. "Bill" Thien was the guest of honor at VFW Post 717 welcome breakfast.
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Thien, a Navy and Vietnam vet, was greeted with full...

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No Print Week Encouraged

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Pause before hitting print – as part of Earth Day and Earth Week events, leaders in Illinois are asking state employees and other residents to make it ‘No Print Week,’ to help reduce unnecessary paper use. Mike Claffey with the...

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East Chicago Schools Discuss Consolidation Plans

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Additional public meetings are coming up tonight (Thursday April 24) and Monday (April 28) on realignment and consolidation plans being discussed in the School City of East Chicago Proposals include closing Washington Elementary and redrawing boundaries. The East Chicago School...

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East Chicago to Discuss South Shore Expansion Funds

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The City of East Chicago is planning to discuss at a workshop meeting today whether or not to pledge funds to extending the South Shore line eight miles south, from Hammond to Dyer. East Chicago is the largest city in...

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New Orthodox Cemetery Planned in Merrillville

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In Merrillville, the town's Board of Zoning Appeals has granted a special exception needed for a new Orthodox cemetery and the request next goes before the Town Council. St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church is proposing to establish the new cemetery...

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Former School Official to Plead Guilty

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A former business manager for the Lake Ridge Schools in Lake County is scheduled to plead guilty in Hammond Federal Court to charges of theft and tax evasion after being accused of embezzling more than 134-thousand dollars from the school...

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Canadian RR Depot Moving to Porter Co Career/Tech Center

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A May 1st press conference is scheduled to kick off the public fund raising campaign to secure funds to restore and renovate the old three-thousand square-foot Canadian National Railroad Depot in Valparaiso, which is anticipated to moved this summer onto...

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$20 Million Loan Approved for Lake Co E-911 Service

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In Lake County, commissioners today unanimously approved borrowing 20-million dollars to cover the launch of the state-mandated consolidation of E-911. The funds will be used for construction and equipment cost, which includes putting together the primary call center in Crown...

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Semi Rolls Over Blocking Toll Road Ramp

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The ramp from I-80 eastbound to the Indiana Toll Road was closed for about two-hours this afternoon due to a rolled over semi. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports a preliminary investigation...

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Indianapolis Blvd Lift Bridge in EC Now Open

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In East Chicago, INDOT reports the Indianapolis Boulevard lift bridge is now open to traffic. The bridge had been closed since Tuesday evening to replace downed power lines that were knocked down by a barge....

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