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Summer Cold Snap Expected to Last a Couple of Days

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The upper Midwest is feeling a cold snap in the middle of summer. ABC News reports that typically, summer temperatures in Chicago peak in mid-July in the mid-80s. Today, cities like Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis will be lucky to break...

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Visclosky Testifies Before ITC on Enforcing Trade Laws

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First District Congressman and Vice Chairman of the Congressional Steel Caucus, Pete Visclosky, testified today before the International Trade Commission on the importance of enforcing our trade laws. Visclosky stated the American Steel Industry is being threatened by the influx...

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EPA Accepting Proposals for Great Lakes Restoration Projects

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The US Environmental Protection Agency today issued a Request for Applications soliciting proposals for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants to fund new projects to restore and protect the Great Lakes. Up to 27.5 million dollars will be made available and...

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Fire Hydrant Replacement Begins Wednesday in Munster

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In Munster, work to begin replacing fire hydrants starts tomorrow. Town officials report crews will be working between 8am-and-5pm, for the next six-weeks. Residents are being cautioned that there is a possibility of water loss or discolored water as a...

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Applications Being Accepted for School Supply Assistance

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Low income families living in Porter County can apply to receive school supplies for their children in kindergarten through 12 th grade. Kathy Childress, Events/Volunteer Coordinator, told the Region News Team that applications are now being taken for the Salvation...

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Pelath Reports on Mission to Taiwan

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Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, of Michigan City, was one of a dozen lawmakers from across the Midwest who recently spent a week in Taiwan. Pelath says he was invited by the island nation to observe its geopolitical and...

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British Agribusiness Announces $90M+ Investment

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A British agribusiness is investing over 90-million dollars in its Tippecanoe County operations over the next three years.  Governor Mike Pence, who's in the UK on a jobs mission, joined executives from Tate & Lyle in London for the announcement....

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Convenience Stores Continue Challenge of Cold Beer Law

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Members of the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association announced today that they will continue their fight to overturn an Indiana state law that says only liquor stores can sell cold beer. Their legal battle includes an appeal filed...

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Governor Pence on Jobs Mission in UK

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Governor Mike Pence, First Lady Karen Pence and state officials continue on their current jobs mission in the United Kingdom. Among their stops is the Farnborough International Airshow, one of the largest worldwide exhibitions dedicated to the aviation industry. Pence...

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Bayh Touts Hogsett's Credentials

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U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett is resigning at the end of this month. Hogsett, who's been United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana since October 2010, announced his decision in a letter Monday to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder,...

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Auto Parts Supplier Expanding in the Region

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A global supplier of automotive parts is expanding its operations in the Region. UGN will add 30-thousand square feet to its current 180-thousand square foot facility in Valparaiso, creating up to fourteen new jobs by 2015. With renovations expected to...

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Roadwork Underway Across Valparaiso

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In Valparaiso, over a million dollars worth of paving work is planned across the summer season... and one of those projects is happening now on Campbell Street, which is getting a fresh layer of asphalt. The extreme winter took its...

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Hundreds Attend Funeral for Slain Gary Officer

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Hundreds of law enforcement officials were in downtown Gary Monday to attend funeral services at the Genesis Convention Center for slain veteran Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield, who was killed in the line of duty.   Lake County Sheriff John Buncich...

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3-Day Ramp Closure in Hammond

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In Hammond, just east of the state line, the ramp from the eastbound Borman Expressway to northbound Calumet Avenue will be closed for three days this week, July 16-18, for repaving. The Indiana Department of Transportation says the work is...

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US 30 Lane Restrictions Between Valpo and Merrillville

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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces overnight lane restrictions begin on U.S. 30, between Porter County Road 250W (just west of Valparaiso) and State Road 51 in Lake County the evening of Tuesday, July 15th. U.S. 30 will be...

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Pharmacies Invited to Join 'Yellow Jug Old Drugs' Program

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This week pharmacies across Indiana will be receiving a letter encouraging them to join the Yellow Jug Old Drugs program, a way for Hoosiers to safely dispose of unwanted meds year-round. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says prescription drug abuse...

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St. John May Buy Land for Dog Park

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The town of St. John has been toying with the idea of having a dog park for some time – that day might be getting closer. The Times reports St. John is looking at eight-and-a-half acres of vacant land at...

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Temporary Busing Extended to Some Midday Trains

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Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District says on July 15 and 17 temporary busing between South Bend and Carroll Avenue is extended to select mid-day South Shore trains between Carroll Avenue and Dune Park because of track work in Michigan City,...

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Man Locked in Cook County Jail Files Lawsuit

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A man locked for 30 hours in an Illinois jail while trying to visit his son, who is an inmate, is filing a lawsuit. ABC News reports Farad Polk's son has been a prisoner at the Cook County Jail for...

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Gas Prices Dropping in the Region, Elsewhere

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Analysts said it would happen and now we're seeing it -- gas prices are on a pretty steady decline.   The Energy Department reports the price of regular unleaded has dropped 4 more cents in the past week to $3.64...

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