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Dunes Festival Benefit in Michigan City Saturday Night

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Celebrate life on Lake Michigan while helping Save the Dunes, one of the Hoosier state's oldest nonprofit environmental groups.  The 4th annual Jammin' with Save the Dunes Festival will be held from 5pm to 11pm, Saturday, June 7th, at Washington...

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Graduation Celebrates Truancy Intervention Program

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It's a graduation where Gary families will be crossing the stage, capping off the completion of an innovative program to curb truancy.  Congratulations will be going out at the Gary Police Department Tuesday evening to some 20 families who have...

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Country's Top Rail Leader wants to Improve Rail Traffic

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To help unstop rail traffic congestion in Northwest Indiana, the country's chief rail administrator on Friday says he wants to see the development of an authority for regional rail development, comparable to Chicago's CREATE plan.  According to the Times, the...

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DCS Releases 2012 Child Fatality Report

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The Counties of Lake, Porter and La Porte share a shocking statistic, each county has lost a child through abuse or neglect, according to the the Department of Child Services most recent child fatality report.  The 2012 report shows that...

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Marquette Park in Gary became a Movie Park Friday

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Gary's Marquette Park became a "drive-in" movie park Friday night so families could afford a fun, affordable night out.  According to the Times, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson says she was glad the city was able to bring back the drive-in movie. ...

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Formal Charges Filed in November Death of EC Man

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Some closure for the family of a 32-year-old man who died of gun shot wounds from a shooting at an East Chicago gas station last November--a  Lake County grand jury handed down Friday against the alleged murderers.  Court records report...

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Pool Service Van Destroyed in a Vehicle Fire in Dyer

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No injuries were reported but a pool service van is a total loss after catching fire in a Dyer neighborhood Friday morning.   The Times reports that around 8 o'clock fire crews were called  out to the 800 block of Harrison...

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Lakeshore PAWS Hosts 3rd Annual Pup Crawl in Valpo

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It's an annual event that’ll get everybody's tail waggin', and it's happening Saturday at Central Park Plaza in downtown Valparaiso from 5pm to 10pm.
It is a "show and tell" for dog owners and a chance for dogs to be...

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Starke County Man Shoots Himself on I-65 Friday Afternoon

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A police pursuit that included multiple agencies ended with the driver shooting himself as he tried to flee on I-65 near 109th Ave., Friday afternoon. Indiana State Police say the man being pursued had been involved in an earlier homicide...

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Roxana Marsh Student Stewardship Day, June 9th

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On Monday, middle school students from East Chicago Lighthouse Charter School will return to Roxana Marsh to continue to learn about the marsh, restoration and stewardship. Carl Wodrich, Indiana DNR Director of Ecological Services, told the Region News Team that...

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Earlier crash backing up all eastbound lanes I-80/94

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Drivers are experiencing a residual backup of all lanes eastbound 80/94 in the Lake Station corridor due to an earlier crash where a semi reportedly lost it steel coil load at the State Rd. 249/Portage exit.  The backup of eastbound...

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Hammond PD Issue 672 Citations During Traffic Safety Blitz

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In Hammond, police announced today they issued a total of 672 citations and made two arrests during their participation in the nationwide “Click It or Ticket” traffic safety blitz that ran from May 16 th through June 1 st ....

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Crash closes the Southbound lanes of I-65 at 109th Ave.

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Motorists are being urged to avoid I-65 south of the US-30 Merrillville exit as a recent crash has reportedly caused the closure of all lanes southbound I-65 at the 109th Ave. exit in Crown Point.  Traffic tipsters are reporting all...

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MC PD Issue 156 Citations During Pull Over Blitz

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Police in Michigan City announced today officers stopped 183 vehicles during their participation in the Operation Pull Over Traffic Enforcement Grant Blitz. Police report of the 156 citations issued, 134 were seat belt citations, five for suspended drivers, two for...

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US 231 Closure, West of Crown Point Starts Monday

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INDOT today announced that starting on Monday, June 9 th , US 231, between US 41 and Parrish Avenue, just west of Crown Point, will be closed through June 25 th . Crews will be repairing a railroad bridge crossing...

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Merrillville Bank Robbery Suspect in Custody

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A suspect is in custody after a bank robbery this morning in Merrillville. The Times reports a 52 year old man, who described himself as homeless, entered Chase Bank in the 79-hundred block of Taft Street, around 9:45am, and handed...

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Start Dates Announced for Delayed ITR Projects

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Several construction projects on the Indiana Toll Road, which had been delayed last week due to external issues, have rescheduled start dates.
Lake Station interchange:
The next phase of this project was scheduled...

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Popular Texting Program Helping Smokers Quit

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For those who want to quit smoking, a new study suggests text messages help. ABC News reports smokers who use a popular texting program to quit, are more than twice as likely as others to be successful. In a recent...

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Indiana Makes Strides in Summer Meals for Kids

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Indiana is making strides when it comes to ensuring all children are able to access nutritious meals during the summer months. Hundreds of thousands of lower-income Indiana children eat free or reduced-priced lunch and breakfast during the school day. But...

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Marquette Park Becomes Drive-In for the Night

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On this day in 1933, America's first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey. It just so happens that tonight is Drive-In Movie night at Gary's Marquette Park.  Transforming Marquette Park, which sits along the Lake Michigan shoreline, into...

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