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Gary Homicide Victim Identified

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A man found dead in Gary Wednesday morning has been identified. The Lake County Coroners office says 19-year-old Jaquan Strong of Gary suffered a fatal gunshot wound, and his death was ruled a homicide. Gary Police were dispatched to the...

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Most of US 30 Reopens Except at SR 55/Taft

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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) says most of the overnight work that had about a ten-mile stretch of US 30 closed between Merrillville and Schererville was able to be completed sooner than anticipated.  INDOT Wednesday announced  U.S. 30 between...

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Family Day Celebrated at Indiana State Prison

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Families of staff members at Indiana State Prison in Michigan City enjoyed a carnival-style picnic today. Prison officials report approximately 600 people attended “Family Day”, where a picnic lunch, games for children, tours of...

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Purdue University Opens NW Indiana Engagement Office

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Purdue University announced today that university administrator Timothy Sanders on Tuesday assumed a new role as Director of Purdue's newly established Northwest Indiana Engagement Office. Sanders' responsibilities will include building contacts with businesses, industry,...

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LaPorte County Storm Survey Results

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Damage assessment results from northwest Indiana by the National Weather Service in Chicago have been posted for LaPorte County. National Weather Service survey crews report corn was flattened and an outbuilding was destroyed about two-miles north of Kingsbury on U-S...

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An App for Gridlock

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Today is the official start of the Independence Day holiday travel rush and the forecast: hot and crowded. ABC News reports AAA forecasts a surge on the roads, 34 million people driving this Independence day weekend, just as highway crews...

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Help the Red Cross Prevent a Summer Blood Shortage

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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 life. Indiana-Ohio Red Cross Communication Manager Vince Robinson told the Region News Team...

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Partial road closure in Valpo for Storm Sewer work

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Park Avenue in Valparaiso will be closed from 7am to 5pm for the next two weeks between Yellowstone Rd. and Elmhurst Ave. in order to install storm sewer piping and roadway reconstruction today through Wednesday, July 16, 2014.  According to Public Works Department, the...

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Homicide Investigation in Gary

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A homicide investigation is underway in Gary. The Lake County Coroner's Office reports their officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Roosevelt Street at 9:44 this morning where an unidentified black man was found with a gun shot wound....

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Man Convicted of Carrying Handgun With Prior Conviction

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A Michigan City man was convicted on Tuesday of carrying a handgun without a license with a prior felony conviction. The LaPorte County Prosecuting Attorney's Office announced today that a jury deliberated a little over an hour-and-a-half before finding Demetrius...

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Generator Safety Reminder

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In Highland, police are reminding those without electricity who maybe using a gasoline powered generator, to use it only in a well ventilated area, away from open doors and windows, and if possible, well away from any area occupied by...

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NIPSCO: 95% of Customers to Have Service By End of Day

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Cleanup efforts continue from Monday night's storms. Kathleen Szot with NIPSCO told the Region News Team today nearly all parts of their service territory experienced sustained damage and electric outages. Szot says NIPSCO crews are dealing mostly with downed trees,...

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Three Men Charged in Connection with School Burglaries

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In Michigan City, police say three men, ages 19, 20, and 20, from Michigan City, have been arrested and charged with Class C Felony Burglary in connection with a June 30 th break-in at Elston Middle School and AK Smith...

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US 30 to be Closed Overnight for Emergency Repairs

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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the closure of U.S. 30, between I-65 and U.S. 41 tonight, beginning at 10 p.m. The estimated reopening time is 10 a.m. Thursday, July 3rd. The severe weather that swept through Northwest Indiana...

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US 30 at Taft Still 4-Way Stop

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Merrillville intersection of US 30 and Taft is still a 4-way stop with substantial delays. The signal fell down during Monday night's storms, and a temporary stop sign is in place....

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Two Killed in Northern Indiana Storms

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Two people in northern Indiana were killed when trees were knocked down during severe storms Monday night. Officials say a 64-year-old man was killed when an eight-foot diameter oak tree fell onto his house at Big Long Lake in LaGrange...

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One Killed in Marion GM Stamping Plant Explosion

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One person was killed and five others were hurt in a chemical explosion at the General Motors stamping plant in Marion, Indiana, Tuesday. Marion is about fifty miles southwest of Fort Wayne. Coroners officials in Grant County say 48-year-old James...

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Airfield Purchased for Future South Suburban Airport

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The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the acquisition of Bult Field, a general aviation airport described by IDOT as a key component of the state’s overall plan to develop the South Suburban Airport. The purchase, which closed this week,...

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IDOT Addresses Flooding on I-190 O'Hare Entrance

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Maintenance personnel conducted inspections of a pumping station that services Interstate 190 leading into O-Hare International Airport after portions of the short expressway spur were closed for a time early Tuesday due to flooding. The entrance road was backed up...

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State Submits HIP 2.0 Waiver Application

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Indiana today will submit the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0 waiver application to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) as the state seeks to expand the plan to 350-thousand uninsured Hoosiers. The waiver to extend the current...

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