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Children of Slain Mother Have Easter Brought to Them

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Numerous police vehicles in Hammond lined up to bring Easter to four children whose mother was fatally shot late last month as a result of domestic violence. Over three-thousand dollars in donations were raised for the family, who were also...

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EC Councilwoman Wants Outside Cigarette Ads Removed

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A member of the East Chicago City Council is requesting two stores in the city remove outside signs advertising cheap cigarettes. Gilda Orange recently asked the city council to send letters to the two Dollar General stores and went on...

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Oscar Mayer Hot Dog Recall

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A big hot dog recall. ABC News reports the USDA's Food and Safety Inspection Service says Oscar Mayer is recalling 96 thousand pounds of hot dogs because packing labels were incorrect. The Oscar Mayer Classic Weiners packages may have contained...

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No Injuries After Car Crashes Into Cedar Lake Restaurant

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No injuries were reported after a 65 year old woman crashed her vehicle into one of the walls of a restaurant in Cedar Lake on Sunday morning. Cedar Lake Police report officers and the fire department were dispatched to the...

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MC PD Gets Free Armored Vehicle from US Government

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Police in Michigan City have obtained a fully armored vehicle from the US military. The Times reports the nearly 800-thousand dollar, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, can hold up to a dozen officers and was...

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AG to Present Free Senior Fraud Seminar in Schererville

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The public is invited to a free seminar this Wednesday in Schererville with Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller regarding senior fraud. Attendees will learn about understanding and preventing identity theft, how to avoid falling victim to scams and fraud, and...

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US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Latroy Jones

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A 36 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for attempted murder and weapons violations is the US Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force “Fugitive of the Week”. Latroy...

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Vigil Held for Doctor and Children Killed in I-65 Crash

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A candlelight vigil was held on the steps of the Jasper County Courthouse Friday night to remember the three people killed in a traffic accident Monday night on southbound I-65. A 45 year old doctor and his two children died...

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View Lake Conditions 24 Hours a Day Online

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Those interested in viewing the conditions on Lake Michigan from Michigan City will now be able to do so through posted images online that are updated every five minutes. The high definition video will...

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Heartbleed Virus Prompts Obamacare Password Reset

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The Heartbleed virus has government officials concerned enough to ask Obamacare users to change their passwords. ABC News reports it's just a precaution and administration officials say there is no indication that the healthcare.gov site has been compromised but after...

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IU Northwest to Offer Courses at Portage University Center

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An agreement between the City of Portage and Indiana University Northwest will now allow students to take courses at the Portage University Center, located in the 62-hundred block of Central Avenue in Portage. Students will have access to classrooms, computer...

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Regional Health Clinic to Host Open House Tuesday

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An open house will be held on Tuesday, April 22 nd , for the new Regional Health Clinic near downtown Hammond. Officials report the clinic, located in the 500 block of State Street, will ensure medical resources for all members...

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Indictment Results in L.Station Pantry Contract Suspension

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As a result of this week's indictment against Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist, his wife and his stepdaughter on public corruption charges, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has suspended its contract with the Greater Hammond-Lake Station food pantry....

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Rail Crossing at White Oak/45th in Munster Closed Monday

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A railroad crossing in Munster will be closed starting Monday. Munster Police report Canadian National Railroad will close the at-grade crossing at White Oak and 45 th through May 2 nd for track improvements. During this two-week period, officials report...

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Chicago PD Adding Bike/Saturation Patrols to Curb Crime

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Chicago's adding police bike patrols to its most violent neighborhoods. While the city says overall crime is down over the last two years, nearly 40 people were shot in Chicago last weekend. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the bike patrols...

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Pope Francis Celebrates Good Friday

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ABC News reports in a solemn mass in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis presided over the Christian Good Friday celebration. Preacher of the papal household Father Raniero Cantalamessa gave the homily about Judas' betrayal of Christ. He said Judas did...

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Board of Education Member Wants Old Standards Reinstated

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A member of the Indiana State Board of Education says leaders working to replace the federal Common Core education standards are considering an inadequate replacement. Andrea Neal made the statement today and is urging the old standard used prior to...

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Monon Man Charged with Manufacturing Meth

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A 19 year old Monon man was arrested earlier this week in Jasper County and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office reports on Monday, a concerned neighbor called authorities regarding a suspicious occupied vehicle in the area...

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Researchers Clone Cells from Adult Humans

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A major breakthrough offers medical hope - and perhaps lots of material for science-fiction writers. For the first time, researchers have cloned cells from adult humans. ABC News reports using the same technique scientists used in 1996 - to clone...

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Lit Candle Causes House Fire in Schererville

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No injuries were reported after a fire at a home in Schererville Thursday night. The Times reports firefighters were called to the 13-hundred block of Kennedy Avenue just after 9:30pm, and the cause of the fire is reportedly due to...

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