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WB Borman Backing up Due to Rollover Crash

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6:18pm CDT:  All lanes westbound Borman (I-80/94) are backing up due to a rollover accident that reportedly has the three left lanes of westbound I-80/94 closed between Calumet ave. and the state line.  Drivers should expect major backups and delays.
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Train Blocking Tracks at White Oak/45th St. in Munster

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A disabled train is causing traffic backups in Munster this evening. Munster Police report a train is blocking the tracks at White Oak Avenue, between 45 th Street and Timberwood Lane. Police say they have spoken with the railroad company,...

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Red Cross Seeking Blood to Prevent Summer Shortage

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A number of blood drives are taking place in northwest Indiana this month. In order to prevent a summer blood shortage, the American Red Cross is urging eligible blood donors to roll up their sleeve and give the gift of...

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Munster Crime Watch Meeting and CALEA Accreditation

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In Munster, residents are invited to the police departments quarterly crime watch meeting to be held next week. The meeting is chance for residents or business representatives to ask questions or raise concerns to police officials and will also offer...

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Indiana Beverage Names New VP and General Counsel

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Indiana Beverage today announced the appointment of Jill Ritchie to the position of Vice President and General Council- Government Affairs. Ritchie, who will be based at the company's Valparaiso facility, will be responsible for the...

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Hammond Superintendent Upgraded to Fair Condition

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The Superintendent of the School City of Hammond continues to recover at an Illinois hospital after he suffered head trauma in an attack at his home earlier this month. The Times reports Dr. Walter Watkins has been upgraded to fair...

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New Guidelines to Protect Pregnant Women at Work

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New federal guidelines for pregnant women could lead to some big changes at work. ABC News reports women are getting fired for coming to work pregnant - according to the bipartisan Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. It's updating its guidelines for...

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Cross to Be Erected in Memory of Slain Gary Police Officer

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A memorial cross will be erected this afternoon at three o'clock in the 26-hundred block of Van Buren Place in Gary in honor and memory of veteran Gary Police Officer Jeffery Westerfield, who was found shot to death inside his...

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IYI Grant to help IN Nonprofits that help Hoosier kids

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It's a shot in the arm for programs that improve the lives of Hoosier children and more than a dozen nonprofits have the chance to be on the receiving end.  Nonprofit organizations in northwest Indiana and anywhere across Indiana have...

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Truck Rolls Over Loses Equipment in Roadway

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Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post say no one was injured in an accident that resulted in a seven-thousand pound high-pressure water pump landing in the middle of a local interstate...

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Munster Hydrant Replacement Underway

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In Munster, work to begin replacing older fire hydrants west of Manor Avenue by Hasse Construction and the Munster Water Department got underway today.  Police report that water was off at about 10:30 this morning (July 16) on Evergreen between...

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Deadline Approaches for Tech Foundry Startup Program

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Just a few more days remain for qualifying tech start-ups to apply for funds in the first round of a first-of-its-kind program in the Region.   Mayor Jon Costas says the Valparaiso-based Tech Foundry Startup Accelerator program is the second of...

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Three Charged After Shots Fired in Lake Station

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In Lake Station, Police Chief Kevin Garber Sr. says three suspects have been charged with multiple felonies after shots were fired in the Mansards du Lac Trailer Park late Sunday night and a dog was found with a gunshot wound....

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Guns Among Items Stolen from Police Car

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In Valparaiso, police are investigating thefts from two vehicles in the Shamrock subdivision, one of them a Porter County Sheriffs squad car. Valparaiso Police say numerous items were taken, including a handgun, taser and rifle. The second vehicle had a...

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Residents Join Gary Mayor for Coffee with the Mayor

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Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson sat down with residents Tuesday morning to hear concerns and suggestions during an informal get-together at the McDonalds at 5th and Grant Street. It was the first of a series “Coffee with the Mayor” sessions planned...

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Crash Closes Two Lanes of Eastbound I-94

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730am CDT: Eastbound Interstate 94, the right two lanes are closed due to a crash just before State Road 249 near Portage....

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Cline Ave Work in Schererville Includes Roundabout

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In Schererville, town officials say work to ease traffic flow along Cline Avenue should be complete by early October. The project includes the construction of a new roundabout where Cline intersects with Rohrman Road, at 77th Avenue. It's a busy...

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Porter Health Care System Announces Expansion in Valpo

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From left: Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas and
Porter Health Care System CEO Steve Lunn.)
Porter County Health System announced today plans to expand medical services with a full-service 24/7 emergency department to its...

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Crash near 61st Ave. Backing up Traffic on NB I-65

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A crash that has one vehicle facing the wrong direction is blocking the two left lanes of northbound I-65 near 61st Ave.  Drivers need to be alert to backups and delays north of the US-30/Merrillville exit.
Crash near 61st Ave. Backing up Traffic on NB I-65
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Man Charged with Reckless Homicide in Fatal Crash

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A Crown Point man has been charged with reckless homicide and causing death while operating a motor vehicle with a controlled substance regarding a fatal crash on March 31st. The Times reports Joseph Barrera Jr. was charged on Friday and...

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