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Alcohol Restrictions on South Shore This Weekend

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Alcohol restrictions will be in effect on South Shore trains this weekend during Lollapalooza at Chicago's Grant Park. Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) says alcohol will be prohibited on all trains after 7 pm this Friday, August 1, and...

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Drones Take Snapshots of Crops

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Farming is taking flight in Illinois.
Researchers say interest is growing in the use of drones in agriculture, and that the unmanned aerial vehicles can give farmers a bird's eye view of their fields. [Photo: L. Brian...

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Unseasonably High Waves on Lake Michigan

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The National Weather Service in Chicago says unseasonably high wave heights are being observed across southern Lake Michigan.  A Beach Hazards Statement is in effect through early Tuesday morning, with high waves, dangerous swimming conditions, and strong rip currents and...

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73rd Avenue Bridge Closure in Merrillville

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The Indiana Department of Transportation says the 73rd Avenue bridge over Interstate 65 in Merrillville will close for two weeks, starting today (Monday, July 28) for repairs and maintenance.  The closure affects 73rd Avenue between Broadway (State Road 53) and...

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Dollar Tree Buying Family Dollar

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In business news today, an announcement that Dollar Tree plans to acquire rival discount retailer Family Dollar Stores in a deal valued at about eight-point-five billion dollars. The merger has been unanimously approved by the boards of both companies and...

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Death Investigation in Griffith

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In Griffith, police say they together with the Lake County Coroner's Office are conducting a death investigation of a Griffith man involved in a physical confrontation at his home in the 1000 block of Oakwood early Sunday. The coroners office...

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Mother and Two Daughters Shot in Hammond

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Hammond Police are asking the public for help as they investigate the shooting of an Addison, Illinois, woman and her two daughters ages 12 and 15.  Police say the three were in a car in the 900 block of Morris...

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More Indiana Cities Get Funds to Fight Blight

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Ten-point-eight-million dollars has been awarded to Indiana cities in the latest round of funding to tear down old, abandoned homes in the state. The Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program provides an opportunity for local units of government in all...

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White Sox: Reinsdorf Hospitalized, Doing Fine

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White Sox and Chicago Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf was taken to the hospital after experiencing an episode of lightheadedness in Cooperstown, New York, Friday night, according to a statement from the White Sox. The baseball club said the 78-year-old Reinsdorf...

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Demolition Date for Former Sheraton Hotel Arrives

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In downtown Gary, the wrecking ball arrives at the old Sheraton Hotel. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson last week announced that demolition was set to officially begin today (Saturday July 26). The long-vacant 14-story building on Broadway that sits right next to...

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Crash Involving 4 Motorcyclists in Governor's Ride

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Four motorcyclists taking part in the ABATE Ride With the Governor Friday were involved in a crash during the ride Friday afternoon. Indiana State Police say the accident occurred in a curve in the roadway on State Road 356, just...

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Fatal Shooting in East Chicago

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The Lake County Coroners office today said an 18-year-old East Chicago man became the victim of homicide overnight. Coroners officials say Kemond Coleman was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound in the 38-hundred block of Alder Street shortly before 4-o'clock...

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73rd Ave Bridge over I-65 Closing for Two Weeks

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The Indiana Department of Transportation says the 73rd Avenue bridge over Interstate 65 in Merrillville will close for two weeks, starting this Monday, July 28, for repairs and maintenance.  The closure affects 73rd Avenue, or Old Lincoln Highway, between Broadway...

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Convicted Former Nose Doctor Moved to Halfway House

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A former Merrillville nose and sinus doctor who pleaded guilty to 22 counts of health care fraud after being accused of billing insurance companies for medical procedures never performed is moving closer to freedom.  Mark Weinberger has been...

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Arraignment for Man Accused of Killing Gary Officer

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A Gary man appeared for his arraignment in Lake County court Friday, accused of killing veteran Gary Police officer Jeffrey Westerfield. 25-year-old Carl Blount was charged with murder Thursday. Westerfield was found fatally shot inside his squad car...

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Next Week Final Week to Enjoy ValPLAYso

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Next week is the final week to enjoy the current ValPLAYso playground. Valpo Parks Foundation Executive Director John Seibert told the Region News Team that even though the new ValPLAYso playground will not...

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Campaign to Lower Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

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Coroner Frey is Kathy Podorsek, RN, Clinical Director “The Birth Place”
next to Kathy is Amber Cole RN, Nurse Educator both of St. Anthony’s Hospital.)
Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey...

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Gary Mayor to Share Strategies to Address Spike in Crime

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In light of the spike in crime in the City of Gary, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will be hosting a press conference on Monday morning to share a multi-faceted strategy which focuses on enforcement, prevention, education and technology. Mayor Freeman-Wilson and...

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Crash on Governor's Motorcycle Ride, Pence Not Involved

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Four participants at an event today to promote motorcycle awareness were involved in a crash. ABATE of Indiana's annual Ride With The Governor began this morning at the Statehouse and included three stops along the 141 mile route, in Columbus,...

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Westville Man Wanted on Warrant Captured After Chase

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A 38 year old Westville man wanted on an arrest warrant for dealing heroin is in custody after leading police on a chase Tuesday. The LaPorte County Sheriff's Office announced today that James Brinsfield has been additionally charged with resisting...

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