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No New Information in Gary Officer's Homicide

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Authorities continue to investigate the shooting death of a longtime Gary Police officer. Officials say Jeffrey Westerfield was found unresponsive inside his patrol car at 26th Avenue and Van Buren in Gary and was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday,...

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New Birthing Center in Munster Ready to Deliver

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Community Hospital in Munster, expanded Family Birthing Center will be ready to start delivering new birthdays starting tomorrow, Tuesday July 8, 2014.  According to a press release, the hospital says their 34-million dollar Parkview Tower expansion with three floors dedicated...

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Culver's Presents Fundraising Check for Veterans Build

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Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana and the NWI Veteran Action Council were on the receiving end of check to benefit the collaborative "Veterans Build" Initiative. According to Lisa Benko of Habitat, the check for $1599.00 presented by Culver's, represents...

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Feeding Program gets a Boost from Meals on Wheels

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To ensure no child goes without summertime meals, Meals on Wheels and Food Bank of Northwest Indiana have teamed up with the USDA's Summer Feeding Program.  According to Megan Sikes of the Food Bank, the program provides free nutritious breakfast...

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All Lanes Eeastbound I-94 Slow Due to Earlier Crash

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All lanes eastbound on the Borman (I-80/94) are backing up due to a crash on eastbound I-94 near the State Rd. 249/Portage exit.  INDOT is reporting that all eastbound lanes have just been reopened as the crash has been cleared...

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Nat'l Anthem Girl to Sing at South Shore Car Show

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On a mission to sing the national anthem in all 50 states by September 14th--the song's 200th anniversary--the National Anthem Girl has only 10 states left to go!  According to the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority,  Janine Stange crosses...

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July is Lost Pet Prevention Month

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According to a survey by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, for nearly one out of five pets that are scared off by the sound of fireworks, thunderstorms or other loud noises, only four return.  Which...

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Resurfacing work near Chesterton HS underway

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Walsh and Kelly reports they are currently conducting paving and resurfacing work near the high school in Chesterton. A spokesperson for the company says crews will be resurfacing County Rd. 1050 N. from 5th St. to 11th Ave. and then...

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Valpo PD Invites Community to Join National Night Out

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Community members, neighborhood leaders and crime watch groups in Valparaiso are being called upon to participate in the 31st Annual National Night Out to be held on Tuesday, August 5th, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.
Police Chief Michael Brickner is inviting...

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Shooting Total Now Over 80 in Chicago, 14 Dead

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A murder Sunday night in Chicago marked a violent end to a violent Fourth of July weekend in the Windy City. In addition to at least fourteen fatalities, authorities report more than eighty people shot and wounded. Father Michael Pfleger...

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Samardzija Will Miss All-Star Game

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Former Cub starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija got a victory in his first outing with the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Samardzija, a Valparaiso High School and Notre Dame grad, was traded from the Cubs to the A's over the holiday weekend. ...

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Work Safety in the Heat and Humidity

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With heat and humidity in high gear around the Region and the state, the Indiana Department of Labor is advising employers and employees to work together to prevent heat-related illnesses. State officials say three critical factors reduce the likelihood of...

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Police Continue to Investigate Fatal Crash

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Porter County Sheriffs Police continue to investigate a crash that claimed the life of a 66-year-old Valparaiso woman. Officers responded shortly after 9:30 Friday night to an accident at the intersection of US 30 and County Road 250 West. Police...

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Indiana Excise Police Make 14 Arrests in Gary

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Indiana State Excise Police officers cited one business and arrested 14 people on 26 charges in Gary this weekend. Excise officers say ten people were arrested on drug possession or dealing charges. Authorities also say they took one gun into...

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Crash on Interstate 94 in Porter County

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8:50 am CDT: It may be two to three more hours before a crash scene on Interstate 94 in Porter County is cleared.  Motorists are advised of delays on westbound I-94 due to a crash that has had the right...

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Study Ranks Indiana Beach Water Quality

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Indiana ranks 21 st out of a newly-released list of thirty states ranked on beach water quality. The National Resources Defense Council report called “Testing Our Waters” says thirteen-percent of samples exceeded the national Beach Action Value for designated beach...

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Gov Issues Statement on Officers Killed in Line of Duty

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence Sunday issued the following statement regarding three Indiana law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in the past week. The Governor will order flags lowered in each officer’s county of residence on the day...

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Gary Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

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Officials say three people were in custody Sunday night after a Gary Police officer was found fatally shot inside his patrol car. The Lake County Coroners office says Jeffrey Westerfield, whose 47th birthday was yesterday, was pronounced dead at the...

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Man's Body Recovered from Lake Maxinkuckee

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The body of a missing 27-year-old man has been recovered from Lake Maxinkuckee in Marshall County.   Indiana Conservation Officers with the help of Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and Culver Fire, Police, and EMS recovered the man in about 15 feet...

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Tornadoes Confirmed in La Porte, Starke Counties

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National Weather Service survey crews assessing storm damage in northwest Indiana Friday confirmed four additional tornadoes, these in LaPorte, Starke and Marshall Counties, bringing the total to fourteen across the northern part of the state. One in LaPorte County briefly...

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