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Autopsy Findings on Portage Man Consistent with Drowning

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An autopsy was conducted on Wednesday on the body of a 52 year old Portage man whose body was recovered from Lake Minnehaha at Jellystone Camp Resort in Portage on Tuesday afternoon. Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris told the Region...

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2 American Ebola Patients Out of Hospital

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Two American Ebola patients who flew to Atlanta for treatment have been released from the hospital. Less than three weeks after he walked into Emory University Hospital in Atlanta wearing protective gear, Dr. Kent Brantly walked out, holding his wife's...

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Racketteering Indictment TBA Against Street Gang

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The US Attorney's Office announced today that they will be holding a press conference tomorrow to announce a racketeering indictment of a violent street gang. The press conference will take place at 11:30am, at the East Chicago Police Department....

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County: Stolen Road Sign Can Lead to Serious Accident

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With back-to-school time upon us, county officials are getting out word that people need to stop taking “STOP” and other road signs. Porter County Interim Highway Supervisor David James tells the Times they see a surge in these kinds of...

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Death Investigation in Gary

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In Gary, the Lake County Coroners office says an unidentified man was pronounced dead in the 67-hundred block of West 15th Avenue shortly after 6-o'clock this morning. The manner and cause of death were pending investigation. The coroners office issued...

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Cause of Fatal New Carlisle Fire Undetermined

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  The cause of a blaze that claimed the life of 41-year-old New Carlisle Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Middlebrook has been officially ruled as undetermined. State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson says there was too much damage to the structure to...

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Slain Journalist was Correspondent for Local Paper

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Murdered American journalist James Foley was a war correspondent for a Region newspaper a few years ago. Foley's work appeared in the Post Tribune in 2008 when he was embedded with the Indiana National Guard 76th Infantry Unit as they...

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Flood Advisory Issued

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Flood Advisory that includes parts of northwest Indiana.  Meteorologists say National Weather Service Doppler radar estimates between one and two inches of rainfall fell within a couple of hours this morning,...

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Grant Award for Lake George in Hobart

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Lake George in Hobart is getting a 98-thousand dollar grant for shoreline stabilization. It's one of several grants totaling over 994-thousand dollars just awarded through the Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) program in the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife....

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4th Valpo Night Ride is August 23

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Saturday night (August 23) is the 4th Valpo Night Ride organized by the Valpo Parks Department and the City’s Pathways Committee.  The 15-mile organized evening ride begins and ends at the Butterfield Pavilion, taking cycling enthusiasts in and around the...

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Hammond PD Planning Sobriety Checkpoint

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The Hammond Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint this weekend as part of the statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over traffic safety campaign.  Motorists who are stopped will be asked for their driver's license and registration if...

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Proposal to Expand EC Ivy Tech to Former Field Elem

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Ivy Tech Community College and the City of East Chicago have announced a proposal to expand the East Chicago campus to the former Eugene Field Elementary School on Block Avenue.  They've agreed to conduct a feasibility study to determine the...

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INDOT: Expected Rain Delays Work on SR-149

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According to the Indiana Department of Transportation Northwest Facebook page, rain possibly expected on Thursday will delay the start of work on State Rd. 149 between State Rd. 130 and US 20 until this Friday (8/22).   According to INDOT, the...

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Baby Alligator Recovered After Escaping Zoo

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A baby alligator that escaped Washington Park Zoo has been reclaimed by staff members after it was captured Tuesday by an employee at B and E Marine in Michigan City. The Times reports the less than three-foot long gator was...

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Man Wanted on Active Warrant Leads Police on Chase

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An attempt to serve an active warrant for a 21 year old East Chicago man today resulted in a pursuit that led to Longfellow Elementary School being placed on a temporary lock down. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports Warrant...

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Fire Hydrant Testing/Flushing Underway in Griffith

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Officials in Griffith are reminding residents that the testing and flushing of fire hydrants in town is underway. Every hydrant south of Glen Park (45 th Avenue) will be tested and flushed to make sure they are in working order...

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AvPorts Recommends New Gary Airport Manager

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AvPorts has recommend Delbert Brown as the firm's choice to be the next Gary/Chicago International Airport Manager. Airport spokesperson Emily Tapia-Lopez told the Region News Team Brown joined the AvPorts team on an interim basis on August 11 th and...

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HUD Secretary Castro Visits Gary

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From left to right: RDA President and CEO Bill
Hanna with HUD Secretary Julian Castro and
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.)
The newly appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro was in...

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Cook Co Sheriff Statement on Murder of James Foley

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President Obama today condemned the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley ... beheaded by ISIS fighters. Foley was taken hostage by the Muslim militant group while reporting in Syria in 2012. ISIS said Foley's execution was a reaction to...

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Power Restored in Lakes of the Four Seasons

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Just over 12-hundred Kankakee Valley REMC members were without power for several hours in the Lakes of the Four Seasons area. Kankakee Valley REMC reports a vehicle accident involving one of their poles occurred late this morning near the Lakes...

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