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One Dead, Two Boaters Missing

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One person is dead and two others, a 30-year-old man and 27-year-old woman, are reported to be missing in Lake Michigan.  The Coast Guard suspended the search for two people, Sunday night, in Lake Michigan about 7 miles off shore...

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Lake Search to Resume for Chicago Man

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Indiana Conservation Officers plan to continue searching the waters of Lake Michigan today for a 29-year-old Chicago man who went missing Saturday evening north of Michigan City. Officials say at about 6 pm, he and several others were drifting off...

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Police Officer Among Four Hurt in Crash

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A Lake Station Police Officer going to a fight in progress call was involved in a crash that resulted in four people going to the hospital, including the policeman. Indiana State Police say a preliminary investigation revealed shortly before 8:30...

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Fatal Crash on EB I-80/94

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One person is dead, another seriously injured after a crash this morning on eastbound I-80/94, one-mile west of Grant Street. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports a tow truck driver was hooking...

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Job Fair June 4th at INDOT NW District Office in Laporte

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INDOT will be holding a job fair on Wednesday. Spokesperson Matt Deitchley told the Region News Team they are looking to fill at least 35 full time positions across their 13 county district.
Positions available include: Highway Technicians, Equipment Mechanics,...

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Former Minister/Substitute Teacher Facing Sex Abuse Charges

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A 75 year old Valparaiso man is facing sex abuse charges in Kentucky after an indictment was filed Thursday. The Times reports Allen Lehmann, a former minister and local substitute teacher, was arrested on Friday...

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Lane Restrictions Start Monday on Calumet Ave Bridge

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In Munster, police report starting on Monday motorists who utilize the Calumet Avenue Bridge over the Calumet River will have to deal with lane restrictions as repair work is scheduled. On Monday, starting at 7am, southbound traffic will be restricted...

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NICTD Lauches New Mobile Ticketing App

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NICTD has announced they have launched its new South Shore mobile ticket app which they say will make it easier to purchase tickets. NICTD Chief Information Officer Boris Matakovic told the Region News Team the new app provides schedules and...

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Mock Casualty Drill Today in Area of Mineral Springs Rd

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The operators of the South Shore are planning a mock casualty exercise this morning. Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, together with the Town of Porter Fire Department, will conduct the drill in the area of Mineral Springs Road, starting at...

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19 Year Old Woman Charged with Arson

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A 19 year old woman has been charged with four-counts of arson, and arson resulting in bodily injury, in connection to an early evening fire last week at Lake in the Woods Apartments. Hobart Police report the suspect, Tatianna Vaughn,...

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ISP Lowell Post Phones Back in Operation

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The phones are functioning correctly once again at the Indiana State Police Lowell Post. State Police reported on Friday evening a problem in a telecommunication relay building resulted in the loss of the use of the phones at the Lowell...

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Road Closures for Leon's Triathlon Sunday in Hammond

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An event dubbed “the world's fastest triathlon” takes place tomorrow in Hammond and as a result a number of roads will be closed. More than 500 athletes will compete in Leon's Triathlon, which begins and ends at Wolf Lake Memorial...

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Road Work to Close SR-2 between Valpo and Westville

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Drivers in the Washington Township area in Porter County who are looking to go between Valparaiso and Westville Porter County will have to find an alternate to State Road 2,
starting Monday, June 2, 2014.  According to the Indiana Department...

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National Lakeshore/State Park Open Despite Rumors Its Closed

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Indiana Dunes State Park and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore are preparing for another busy season along the shores of Lake Michigan. While Mt. Baldy, its parking lot, trail and the beach in front of the dune are closed to...

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Ford Issues 4 Recalls Affecting Over a Million Vehicles

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Another vehicle recall -- make that four. ABC News reports Ford on Thursday issued four recalls affecting more than one million vehicles. The bulk of them are to fix steering problems in SUV's that could result in the loss of...

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Famed Feris Buller's Day Off Home Finally Sold

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The famed "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" home has finally sold after years on the market according to ABC News.
If you've seen the 1980's cult classic movie, you'd know it best as the home where Cameron's dad's Ferrari crashed through...

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IDEM Issues Air Quality Action Day for Saturday

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An Air Quality Alert for northwest Indiana in effect from midnight tonight to midnight Saturday night. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is forecasting an Air Quality Action Day tomorrow for Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties, as ozone levels are...

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Soderquist Public Corruption Trial Moved to October

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A July 14th trial for Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist, along with his wife and stepdaughter, on public corruption charges has been moved to October 20 th . The Times reports Defense Attorney Scott King had sought a continuance...

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US House Passes Bill to Decriminalize Medical Marijuana

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Medical marijuana got a bipartisan boost from the US House today ... with Democrats and Republicans passing a bill that would decriminalize medical marijuana on the federal level. Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher from California says people who smoke medical pot...

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Hobart Woman Arrested for OWI After Crashing Into Moped

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A 46 year old Hobart woman was arrested Thursday night for operating while intoxicated after she allegedly struck a moped with her vehicle. Portage Police report witnesses informed officers the driver of a blue vehicle, identified as Kimberly Hennrich, came...

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