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Valparaiso Road Closure - Center Street

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City officials in Valparaiso report Center Street will be closed from Prospect Avenue to Park Avenue from 7 am today, Tuesday, August 5, through 8 am, Tuesday, August 12, for storm and sanitary sewer construction and roadway reconstruction.  The restriction...

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Volunteers Needed to Beautify Gary Schools

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The Gary Community School Corporation is organizing a district-wide beautification effort to make schools, cleaner, safer and better for students before school begins on August 20 th . Urban Teacher Education Program Executive Director Dr. Rochelle Brock told the Region...

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EPA Awards $500,000 in Grants to Gary and Hammond

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The US Environmental Protection Agency today announced Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling 500-thousand dollars to the cities of Gary and Hammond to fund green infrastructure projects to improve water quality in Lake Michigan. EPA Region 5 Administrator/Great Lakes National...

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Beer Truck Rolls Over on NB I-65

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A semi loaded with beer rolled over this morning, closing the left lane of northbound I-65, three-miles south of the Lowell exit. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports a preliminary investigation revealed...

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3 Dune Challenge Exceeding Expectations

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A new outdoor fitness challenge in northwest Indiana that kicked off seven weeks ago is exceeding expectations.  Indiana Dunes Tourism...

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Several Region Communities on Safest Cities List

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Several northwest Indiana communities are listed on a new list of 50 Safest Cities in Indiana. Two were in the top ten - Westville ranked number five, followed by St. John at number six. Also included were Lowell, Chesterton, Dyer,...

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Indiana Among Dozen States Suing Over Carbon Rules

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Indiana has joined 11 other states in a lawsuit against carbon dioxide regulations the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed, contending that that the EPA does not have the legal authority to regulate existing sources of air pollution. Governor...

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Police Thank Public for Help in Locating Missing Man

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In Valparaiso, police are thanking the public for their help in locating a missing person. Family members reported Troy Donnelly missing last Tuesday evening.  Valparaiso Police say at 11:15 Friday morning officers were called to the area of Silhavy and...

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Valparaiso Road Closure for Utility Work and Paving

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One block of Ransom Road in Valparaiso will be closed for most of the week starting today (Monday Aug 4). Officials report Ransom Road, between Lake Meadow and Goodrich Road is closed for utility work and paving, from 7am today...

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Temporary Central Avenue Beach Closure

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The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore says Central Avenue Beach and its parking lot in Michigan City will be closed today (Monday Aug 4) and again tomorrow (Tuesday Aug 5)). Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Supervisory Park Ranger Public Information Officer Bruce...

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NICTD: Temporary Busing for Wire Upgrades

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Train Service Information from Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) -- From Aug 4-8:  Temporarily busing passengers between South Bend and Carroll Av. in Michigan City because of overhead wire upgrade.  No busing to or from Hudson Lake.  The following...

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Power Outage in Valparaiso, US 30 Lights Affected

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Northern Indiana Public Service Company was reporting 1122 outages in Valparaiso this morning.  We received word that traffic lights were out along a stretch of US 30 at Horseprairie in Valparaiso going west.  No word at this hour on...

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Shooting Death in East Chicago

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East Chicago Police are investigating the death of a 28 year old man who died on Sunday as the result of gunshot wounds sustained earlier that morning. Chief Mark Becker says officers were dispatched to the 38-hundred block of Heron...

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Adams Radio Group Acquires Local Radio Stations

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Announcing the Closing on WLJE (FM), WXRD (FM), WZVN (FM) and WAKE (AM) to Adams Radio Group, LLC
Minneapolis, MN – August 1, 2014: Adams Radio Group has closed on its acquisition of Radio One Communications radio cluster in Northwest...

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Water Level at Lake Freeman Drops Below Normal

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Indiana Conservation Officers in coordination with NIPSCO report the lack of rain and dry conditions in the area has caused the measurements for the lake level taken near the face of the Oakdale Hydroelectric Dam on Lake Freeman to drop...

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Indiana State Police Take Part in I-90/94 Challenge

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Law enforcement officials in Indiana and fourteen other states have been part of an enhanced four-day campaign that began Friday (Aug 1). The goal -- zero deaths along a 56-hundred mile stretch of two major interstates. Indiana State Police and...

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One Dead, One Injured in Chicago Workplace Shooting

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A man is dead, and a company CEO is hospitalized after an apparent workplace shooting in downtown Chicago. ABC News reports Chicago Police say the 59-year-old employee of the technology company in downtown Chicago brought a gun to face to...

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Valpo PD Seeking Identity of Shoplifters

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Police in Valparaiso are seeking the public's help to identify two subjects in connection to two separate shoplifting incidents. Valparaiso Police report Plato's Closet, in the 31-hundred block of Calumet, contacted police on...

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Crown Point Car Cruise Moves Temporarily

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The Crown Point Car Cruise is moving to Wittenberg Village located at 1200 E. Luther Drive Thursday July 31st and next Thursday August 7th to allow traffic for the Lake County Fair.  The Car Cruise will be from 4 to...

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Two Charged in Hammond Shootings

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Two suspects are facing attempted murder and other charges in connection with the shootings of an Addison, Illinois, woman and her two daughters, ages 12 and 15, in Hammond Sunday morning. Authorities allege 17-year-old Alan Ross, Jr., of Hammond and...

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