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Possible Human Skeletal Remains at NE Ind Lake

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Indiana Conservation Officers, Steuben County Sheriff's Department and the Steuben County Coroner are investigating what they say appear to be human skeletal remains found near the shoreline of Hamilton Lake in northeast Indiana Saturday evening, and they say it's possible...

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Winfield Closer to Having First Town Marshal

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The town of Winfield has been interviewing candidates for their first town marshal, and the Times today reports that the list of candidates has been narrowed to two. In February the town council approved an ordinance establishing the position that...

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Chicago Little League Team Falls to Las Vegas

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At the Little League World Series, a team from Chicago falls against their Las Vegas rivals, with a 13-to-2 loss, Sunday. The Jackie Robinson West team is now one game away from elimination in the series.  The team will play...

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Fatal Crash on I-65 Near Crown Point

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Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post say a two-vehicle crash on I-65 about one-mile north of the Crown Point exit shortly before 10:30 Friday night has claimed the life of a 53-year-old Chicago woman and injured three other people....

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Tempur Sealy to Locate New Plant in Indiana

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Tempur Sealy International, Inc., a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of mattresses, foundations, pillows and other products worldwide,has announced plans to locate a new manufacturing and distribution facility in central Indiana, creating up to 300 new jobs by 2015. The Lexington,...

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Cash 5 Winning Ticket Purchased in St. John

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Hoosier Lottery officials say a St. John man is the latest Hoosier to win big playing Cash 5 from the Hoosier Lottery.  Francis Ignowski won a $614,844 jackpot in Tuesday night's drawing, and he and his wife, Janice, traveled to...

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NWI Man Receives State's Highest Tourism Award

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Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann presented the Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership Award to W.F. "Bill" Wellman of Valparaiso during a ceremony Friday afternoon at the Indiana State Fair. The award, the highest tourism honor given by the state, is...

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Oregano Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

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The US Food and Drug Administration says McCormick & Company out of Sparks, Maryland, is voluntarily recalling its McCormick® Ground Oregano, 0.75 oz bottle, UPC 0-523561-6 with code dates BEST BY AUG 21 16 H and AUG 22 16 H...

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New Dorm at Valparaiso University

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It's almost moving-in day at Valparaiso University's newest dormitory. Beacon Hall will be home-away-from home for nearly three-hundred sophomores when students get back to campus next week (Saturday Aug 23). Beacon Hall, at LaPorte Avenue and University Drive, with a...

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Lake County's First CNG Garbage Truck to be Unveiled

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Lake County's first garbage truck powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) will be unveiled at a news conference Monday (August 18) in Hobart. Mayor Brian Snedecor and city officials along with representatives from BP Whiting Refinery, Indiana Department of Environmental...

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Collaboration Enters Second School Year

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State school officials say the Indiana Department of Education and Gary Community School Corporation are beginning their second school year of extensive collaboration due to the Gary school district's “high risk” designation. The Department has assigned one person specifically to...

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Equipment Upgrades Underway for Gary PD, Fire, EMS

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Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson is sharing an update on the city's comprehensive approach to addressing crime announced a couple weeks ago, which included upgrading equipment for police, fire and emergency services. The mayor says the Gary Police Department has ordered...

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Homicide in Michigan City

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In Michigan City, police say they're investigating a homicide. Shortly after 11-o'clock Friday night, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of North Calumet Avenue in Michigan City in reference to a person who'd been shot. Police say responding officers...

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Community-Wide Rummage Sale in East Chicago

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The city of East Chicago is holding a community-wide rummage sale today (Sat Aug 16) from 10 am to 4 pm in the Annex Building parking lot on Railroad Avenue. The event is sponsored by Neighborhoods Inc., which has organized...

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4 Notre Dame Football Players Named in Academic Probe

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Four football players are involved in the academic probe at Notre Dame announced Friday. The university's president. Reverend John Jenkins says they've notified the NCAA that they're investigating whether the football players and other athletes received improper help with homework. ...

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BBB Warns of Click Bait Scams

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The Better Business Bureau serving northern Indiana is warning residents of a “click bait' scam exploiting the death of Robin Williams. Area Director Connie Kann told the Region News Team scammers go in and set things up so you get...

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New President/CEO Named for BBB Serving Northern IN

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The Better Business Bureau serving northern Indiana has announced Marjorie Stephens as its new President/CEO. BBB northern Indiana Board Chairman Kevin Hunter says, “Marjorie's knowledge of the BBB system, both on a national and local level,...

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Scammers Using Online Profile Info to Scam You

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Michigan City Police are asking the public to make sure online privacy settings are set at the highest protection levels as scammers are now using your social media profile to learn the names on your contact list. Police say scammers...

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Porter Co Community Foundation Awards Grant to Dunebrook

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therapist Krista Howe and Executive Director Gail Johnson were presented a 2014
Community Fund grant check by Porter County Community Foundation Vice President
of Development Bill Higbie.)
The Porter County...

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Tips to Guard Against Telephone Scams

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is urging Hoosiers to sign up for the state's “Do Not Call” list in light of the increase in complaints against telephone credit scams. Zoeller is also reminding Hoosiers to be wary of unsolicited...

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