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Pence Signs Road Funding Bill Into Law in Valpo

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Indianapolis—Today in Valparaiso, Governor Mike Pence signed into law a road funding bill that will invest up to another $400 million dollars for next generation highway expansion. The funds will be put to use on projects immediately, creating new jobs...

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Rollover Off I-65 After Police Pursuit

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Details are not yet available on a pursuit that ended when a vehicle rolled over in a grassy area off of southbound I-65 near 61 st Avenue this morning. Lake County Sheriffs Police say information would be released later today....

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Governor Signs South Shore Bill

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today announced he has put his signature to legislation bringing the Region closer to expanding the South Shore line to the south. Senate Enrolled Act 367 closes a Lake County tax loophole, in turn making four-million...

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Man Run Over by Car, Killed

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In Gary Wednesday night, police say a 69-year-old man was run over by a rental car he thought he had put into park, but it was actually in reverse. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corporal Gabrielle King says at about...

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Bill Signing Ceremony in Valparaiso

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence is signing two high-profile bills today, and one of those signing ceremonies is in the Region. The first was at DayStar Childcare Ministry in Indy this morning for House Enrolled Act 10-04, which provides the first-ever...

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Rollover Accident on I-65 near 61st Ave

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840 am CDT -- Rollover accident along southbound I-65 near 61st Avenue.  Numerous police on the scene....

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Two Dead in Crash

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Gary Police say two people are dead after a fiery crash on 5th Avenue/ US 12-20 at Calhoun Street early this morning. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corporal Gabrielle King says officers were dispatched at approximately 5am, and upon their...

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Fatal Crash in Gary

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Police and fire are at the scene of what is reportedly a fatal crash in Gary this morning.  The crash is at 5th Avenue and Calhoun.  No other details are available at this hour....

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Man Dead After Crash in Stolen Car

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A Gary man is dead after police say the stolen car he was driving crashed and burst into flames shortly after 11:30 Wednesday morning. Indiana State Police say the man, identified as 26-year-old Nicholas Moore, was pronounced dead at an...

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Illinois Homeowners Getting Illiana Letters

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Appraisals are apparently about to begin for land in the possible right-of-way for the proposed Illiana Expressway. Today's Times reports home and landowners on the Illinois side of what would be an east-west tollway have started to get letters from...

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Brickie Bowl Redo Gets a Boost

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In Hobart, the city is getting a 50-thousand dollar state grant that officials plan to put toward remaking iconic Brickie Bowl.  In August, Hobart adopted an agreement that put ownership of the historic high school football venue in the hands...

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Hammond PD to Start 2 Enforcement Campaigns in April

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Next month Hammond Police will be conducting a couple of enforcements they would like to make residents aware of. Lt. Patrick Vicari told the Region News Team officers will resume the pedestrian enforcement grant during the month of April targeting...

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CP Looks to Honor an Outstanding Community Member

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The City of Crown Point is looking to honor an outstanding member of the community and one who inspires others to greatness in any field. Crown Point Special Events Administrator Diana Bosse told the Region News Team that last May,...

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BP: Vast Majority of Oil on Lake and Shoreline Recovered

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BP reports this evening that crews have recovered a vast majority of oil that had been visible on the surface of a cove-like area of Lake Michigan and on the shoreline between the...

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Second Nissan Recall Due to Airbag Problem

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Nissan is recalling a million cars, SUVs and vans - for a second time - because of an airbag problem. ABC News reports the problem is with the front passenger airbag - which Nissan says - may not inflate in...

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NLRB Says Northwestern Football Players Can Unionize

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The National Labor Relations Board has approved Northwestern University football players' application to unionize. ABC News reports Northwestern players, including senior quarterback Kane Colter, argued they should be considered university employees because of all the time spent practicing, playing and...

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ArcelorMittal to Participate in National Walking Day

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ArcelorMittal in Northwest Indiana joins the American Heart Association in encouraging local residents to take a walk at work or home on "National Walking Day" Wednesday, April 2nd. 
 
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Neighbor Hailed as Hero for Rescuing Couple from Fire

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A neighbor who helped rescue a Hammond couple from their burning home this morning is being called a hero for his actions. Hammond Chief Fire Inspector Michael Opinker told the Region News Team they believe the fire started in the...

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Train Operator Admits to Dozing Off Before Crash

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The National Transportation Safety Board says the operator of a Chicago train admitted to dozing off before the train hit a bumper and rolled up an escalator Monday morning. ABC News reports according to Ted Turpin with the NTSB, the...

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Hammond PD Issues 948 Citations During Enforcement Blitz

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Hammond Police recently issued a total of 984 citations during the course of their participation in the statewide traffic enforcement blitz which ran from February 28 th through March 23 rd . Lt. Patrick Vicari told the Region News Team,...

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