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DUI Crackdown Now Underway Through Labor Day

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A number of law enforcement agencies in northwest Indiana, including police in LaPorte, Merrillville and Valparaiso, are participating in the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that began today and continues through September 1st. LaPorte Police Captain Tom...

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Portage Resident is First Human West Nile Case in 2014

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In Portage, the Indiana State Department of Health has informed the city that the first human case of West Nile Virus in 2014 is a Portage resident. The City reports they have been in frequent contact with state health officials...

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Gary Car/Train Victims Identified

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Two people are dead after a collision involving a car and a freight train in Gary's Miller neighborhood on the northeast side of the city this morning. The collision occurred at Lake Street and Miller Avenue. The Lake County Coroner's...

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Police Investigating Theft of iPhone in Valpo

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In Valparaiso, police are investigating the reported theft of a cellphone in the downtown Thursday night. Officers say two teenage girls reported they were walking home when a group of teenage female subjects stopped them in the area of Campbell...

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1st Human Case of West Nile Confirmed in Porter County

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The first human case of West Nile Virus in Indiana has been reported in Porter County, that according to state health officials today. The Indiana State Department of Health reports that in addition to the human case, mosquitoes in 18...

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Valparaiso Road Work Advisories

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Valparaiso city officials have announced the following closures for road repair today (Friday Aug 8): Ransom Road between Lake Meadow and Goodrich; Madison between Lincolnway and Chicago. Both closures are scheduled for 7 am to 5 pm....

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Meteor Shower and Super Moon Weekend

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For Region stargazers - a double treat this weekend.   It's the time of year for the Perseids, and Indiana Dunes State Park will host its eighth annual Perseid Meteor Stargaze on Aug. 9 from 8:30 p.m. to dawn at...

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Man Arrested After Incident Prompting Statewide Alert

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In Merrillville, police say a Hammond man was taken to the Lake County Jail Thursday night facing multiple charges after an incident that prompted a statewide alert, with an Amber Alert that was pending license plate information on the suspect...

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Car-Train Collision in Gary

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We have word of a collision involving a car and a freight train in Gary this morning, in the area of Lake Street and Miller Avenue in the Miller section of the city.  The Lake County Coroner has reportedly been...

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Last Porter Co Household Haz Collection Event for 2014

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There's just one more household hazardous waste collection event scheduled for Porter County residents this year, and it's this weekend. Lake Michigan Districts Household Hazardous Waste crews will be at Portage High School collecting those items from 9 am to...

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New Initiative in East Chicago to Address Truancy

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In East Chicago, police report a new initiative will begin when students start school later this month to address truancy and the overwhelming issues associated with communities that experience unacceptable numbers of unexcused absences from the classroom. Police Chief Mark...

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Purdue University Northwest Designation on Hold for Now

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The Purdue University Board of Trustees last month approved the name “Purdue University Northwest” for the future, single Purdue university of two campuses in northwest Indiana, but it will be some time before that moniker will be utilized. The Chancellor's...

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US 231 in DeMotte Closed Saturday for Touch of Dutch

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This Saturday US 231 will be closed within the DeMotte city limits from 7:30am until noon for the “Touch of Dutch” festival. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office and DeMotte Police report during this time a 5-K race and parade will...

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Owner of Kelsey's Dies After Crash in Michigan City

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A Valparaiso businessman died on Wednesday at a South Bend Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a crash Tuesday afternoon in Michigan City. The Times reports 74 year old Jack Hood was heading...

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In-Home Tattoo Kits Recalled for Bacterial Contamination

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If you're interested in getting a tattoo or thinking of adding more ink to your body, you might want to check the ink bottle first.  ABC News reports the warning comes from the Food and Drug Administration and is directed...

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Valpo PD Resolve Suspicious Incident at Daycare Center

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In Valparaiso, police now report the subject allegedly involved in Wednesday's suspicious incident at Growing Kids Learning Center had no criminal intent and was in fact related to a couple of the children. Police report that early this afternoon (Thursday)...

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Jasper Co Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Alleged Rape

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The Jasper County Sheriff's Office reports they are investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred early Sunday morning in the rural Fair Oaks area. Authorities were called to the residence just before 7am and the victim informed deputies that she...

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LaPorte PD to Participate in Labor Day DUI Crackdown

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The August/Labor Day DUI crackdown begins tomorrow through September 1st. The LaPorte Police Department reports that they will be joining the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign again this year and will arrest anyone caught driving drunk. According...

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Retail Credit Cards Coming with Above Avg Interest Rates

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Retail credit cards can burn a hole in your pocket. A new survey released today says many big retailers offer cards that come with above average interest. ABC News reports dozens of store credit cards were surveyed. The average interest...

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City of Gary Independence Day Winners

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Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson hosted a brief meet and greet at City Hall Wednesday to announce the City of Gary’s 2014 Independence Day Parade winners.
The Parade winners are as follows:
Best Floats:
First Place:          The Methodist Hospitals
Second Place:    Gary...

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