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Chase Results in Crash and Capture of 5 Men

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A high-speed pursuit at the start of afternoon rush resulted in a crash of the suspects' car on US-20 near I-94 in Porter on Monday.
According to published reports, the car, occupied by five males, took off after an attempted...

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Quick Action Nabs Alleged Sex Offender

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A 23 year-old Valparaiso man is being held in jail on a felony charge of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor that allegedly ocurred this weekend.  Sgt. Larry La Flower of the Porter County Sheriff's Department credits the quick actions of...

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Michigan City Crash Fatality Identified

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Police continue to investigate a fatal crash in La Porte County that took the life of a rural Michigan City man Monday morning.
According to a press release, at 9:35 a.m. CST, deputies from the La Porte County Sheriff's Office...

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Police Release Video Footage of Suspect Vehicle

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At a Monday press conference at the Merrillville Municipal Complex, police released surveillance video from surrounding businesses in connection to the November 4th, 2013 murder of an employee of the Piatak Meats, located in Merrillville.  The victim, 25 year-old Andrew...

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Info Sought on Anniversary of Disappearance of Linda Weldy

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Today marks the 27 th anniversary of the disappearance of Linda Lynn Weldy, a ten year old girl who exited a school bus in front of her residence on McClung Road in...

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Valpo PD Announce Six DUI Arrests this Weekend

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Valparaiso Police report six arrests over the week of individuals driving vehicles while intoxicated. Police say in two incidents, the individual arrested had a prior conviction. A 23 year old intoxicated man was arrested Saturday evening after leaving the scene of...

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Got Milk Campaign Sours

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The Milk industry is bringing the curtain down on one of its most famous advertising campaigns. ABC News reports...Got milk? Not any more. The milk industry has apparently milked the last drop of profitability from its iconic "Got Milk" ad...

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Authorities Seek Help to Identify Robbery Suspect

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*Please note that the color is off in the surveillance system
and the digital image of the female appears as though she
is wearing a yellow jacket; it is in fact bright...

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Pelath: Session So Far an Unproductive Failure

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Indiana House Democratic leader Scott Pelath, of Michigan City, on Friday spoke on how this session of the General Assembly has not been productive. Pelath says the Republican majorities in the State House and Senate have rejected the Governor's bad...

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Munster PD Investigating Incident of Shots Fired Late Friday

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Police in Munster are seeking the public's help for information regarding several shots being fired from a disabled vehicle late Friday night. Munster Police report they were dispatched to the scene at 11:40pm, in the 82-hundred block of Highland Place,...

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Drug Kingpin El Chapo Guzman Captured

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The pressure to extradite Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman appears to be mounting. Guzman, captured over the weekend, has been indicted for drug trafficking in several jurisdictions across the US. ABC News reports the cartel's reach allegedly stretched well beyond Mexico....

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First of Three Valpo Next Workshops Begins Tonight

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Starting today three "Big Idea" workshops begin on a local initiative known as Valpo Next. The city is reaching out to the community asking, 'What do you want Valpo to look like in ten, twenty or thirty years?' Valpo Next...

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Home Heating Help for Hoosiers in Winter's Grip

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Mother Nature continues its firm winter grip on Indiana, and energy costs are stressing already-stretched budgets. But there is still plenty of time for low-income residents to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
According to Ed Gerardo,...

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Healthy Indiana Plan Gets National Attention

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Governor Mike Pence met with the Secretary of Health and Human Services in Washinton D.C. on Friday to discuss how the state's Healthy Indiana Plan could be used to bring health coverage to more Hoosiers.
 
According to the governor's...

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Former Merrillville Town Councilman Indicted

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A Former Merrillville Town Councilman indicted by a Lake County grand jury on a charge of forgery Thursday, turns himself in to authorities at the Lake County Jail on Friday.
According to published reports, the indictment stems from an investigation by Indiana...

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South Shore CVA to partner with Jasper Co Tourism

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The South Shore Convention and Visitor's Authority has signed on with the Jasper County Tourism Commission to help develop a branding package to promote tourism there.  
According to a press release, the CVA's board of directors approved the contract...

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ISP Accepting Applications for Regional Dispatcher

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The Indiana State Police Lowell Post is accepting applications for a Regional Dispatcher position at its Regional Dispatch Center that operates there.
According to an ISP press release, successful applicants must be able to receive, record, disseminate and accurately dispatch
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Single Vehicle Accident Claims Life of Valparaiso Man

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An Icy road is the apparent cause of a single vehicle accident overnight that claimed the life of a Valparaiso man and injured a passenger riding in the vehicle. 
Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris says shortly after 4:30 Saturday morning...

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Gallup Ranks N. Dakota Happiest Place to Live in US

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The pollsters at Gallup are out with a new survey ranking the happiest and unhappiest places to live. ABC News reports it's the happiest state in the country and for the first time in five years, it wasn't Hawaii. A...

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Pelath Blasts Proposal to Build Soccer Stadium in Indy

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The Indiana House Ways and Means Committee has approved a proposal to put state dollars toward the construction of a soccer stadium in downtown Indianapolis. Indiana State Representative Scott Pelath, of Michigan City, who reacted to the proposal today on...

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