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SR 149 Closure for Chip/Fog Seal Project

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We've gotten word that the barricades are going up this morning (Wednesday August 20)  for the State Road 149 closure between U.S. 20 in Burns Harbor south to State Road 130 scheduled to be in effect through Thursday evening. The...

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Fatal Shooting in Glen Park

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In Gary, officials say a man was fatally shot in Glen Park Tuesday night. The Lake County Coroners Office reports 22-year-old Antonio Jackson of Gary was pronounced dead at the scene in the 48-hundred block of Georgia Street shortly before...

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Hostage Situation in Harvey

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Cook County Sheriff’s Police say their negotiators are continuing efforts to secure the release of the remaining hostages in south-suburban Harvey. As of 4 a.m. today, four boys who police were held captive – ages 1, 1, 2, and 11...

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No Injuries After Vacant Building Collapses in East Chicago

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No one was reported injured after a vacant building collapsed in East Chicago. Neighboring residents had to be evacuated from their homes and according to city officials, what is left of the building, which collapsed around 3pm, was to be...

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AHA NWI Inspires Healthy Living Giving on Aug. 28th

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To enhance participation in this 2014 Heart Walks in Lake and Porter Counties, the American Heart Association is setting aside Thursday, August 28th as the "Day of Inspired Living.  Inspired Giving."  
The AHA says the event encourages area residents...

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Hostage Negotiations Continue in Harvey

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Hostage negotiations continue in Harvey, Illinois, where a woman and five children are being held by two subjects The Times reports a 911 call was made just before 1pm this afternoon for a burglary in progress at West 147 th ...

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Two Juveniles Charged with Auto Theft in Cedar Lake

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Two juveniles from Cedar Lake were lodged in the Lake County Juvenile Detention Center on Sunday for auto theft and resisting law enforcement. Cedar Lake Police report officers were dispatched at 6am to the 64-hundred block of West 145 th ...

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Male Body Recovered from Jellystone Camp Resort Lake

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Authorities report the body of a man was pulled from the lake at Jellystone Camp Resort in Portage this afternoon. Portage Fire Chief Tom Fieffer told the Region News Team they received a call around 3pm of a missing person....

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Share Outdoor Experiences with DNR Instagram Contest

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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is asking Hoosiers to join a social media contest that shares their outdoor experiences. Officials report Hoosiers are encouraged to share their photos of the great outdoors on the DNR's Instagram site and follow...

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Charges Filed in Cedar Lake Attempted Armed Robbery

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Two of the three suspects arrested in connection with an attempted armed robbery in Cedar Lake early Monday morning have had charges filed against them today with the Lake County Prosecutor's Office. Cedar Lake Police report 27 year old Jason...

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Lowell Post Trooper Helps Stranded Hitchhikers

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Trooper Lawrence McFarrin)
An Indiana State Police trooper from the Lowell Post is thanking Quick Cab for assisting to take two people and a dog who were stranded in Chesterton to their destination. The...

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Five New Troopers Patrolling Roads in Lowell District

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from left to right are Heflin, Arnold, Stancy, House and Hansen)
Indiana now has 46 new state troopers patrolling the roads, five of which are assigned to the Lowell District. The five...

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Subject Takes Hostages in Harvey, Two Officers Shot

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An unknown number of people are being held hostage at a home in Harvey, Illinois. The Times reports a 911 call was made just before 1pm this afternoon for a burglary in progress at West 147 th Street and Robey...

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Residents Invited to Lake Station Neighborhood Watch Meeting

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The Lake Station Police Department is inviting residents to attend the city's Neighborhood Watch program tomorrow. Chief Kevin Garber Sr. told the Region News Team this will be the city's first Neighborhood Watch meeting since the program dissolved back in...

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Consumer Protections Increase Proposed for Military

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller was joined today by several state lawmakers to discuss a legislative proposal to increase consumer protections for military service members. The Indiana Service Member’s Civil Relief Act would allow current serving National Guardsmen and women...

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More Kids Hit By Cars in Sept Than Any Other Month

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As kids get ready to go back to school, experts are warning: Children are more likely now - than during any other time of the year - to get hurt by cars. ABC News reports the group Safe Kids Worldwide...

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One of Two Semi Trucks Stolen Recovered in Gary

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In Portage, police report one of two semi trucks and trailers reported stolen have been recovered. Portage Police report on Monday, officers responded to Trans Finance, in the 12-hundred block of Marine View Street, and learned two semi trucks and...

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Indiana State Police Announce Porter Co Checkpoint

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Indiana State Police have announced a sobriety checkpoint by Lowell Post Troopers in Porter County this Friday evening (August 22, 2014). Motorists are asked to have their driver’s license and vehicle registrations available as that will help minimize the amount...

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Opportunity Enterprises Announces Interim CEO

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Opportunity Enterprises has announced the appointment of an interim CEO.  Here is the news release issued by the agency today:
Opportunity Enterprises’ Board of Directors announces the appointment of Ellen DeMartinis to the position of Interim CEO for the agency,...

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Fire at Gary Works Quickly Brought Under Control

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A spokesperson for U.S. Steel says a fire at the Gary Works plant this morning (Tuesday August 19) was quickly brought under control. A statement from U.S. Steel Public Affairs Representative Sarah Cassella said there were no injuries and production...

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