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NW Indiana 2Q Homes Sales Down, Avg Sales Prices Up

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The number of homes sold in northwest Indiana in the second quarter of 2014 fell a bit but average sales prices increased. According to the latest housing data complied by RE/MAX of Indiana, homes sales fell five-point-two-eight percent when compared...

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Cause of Death Unknown for 2 Found Monday in Union Twp

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Autopsies were performed this morning on two individuals found dead in a rental apartment in Porter County's Union Township on Monday morning. Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris says autopsy results found no conclusive findings for death in either case and...

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Wanted LaPorte Man in Custody

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A 29 year old man previously listed as the LaPorte Police Department's “Wanted Person of the Week” in July is now in custody. LaPorte Police report Matthew McCleery was taken into custody on...

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National Night Out Activities in East Chicago

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National Night Out Against Crime in East Chicago is August 5th at Washington Park Pool from 3pm to 8pm.  City officials say tonight's event will including swimming, bike raffle, releasing of the freedom balloon, music, refreshment bags, and more.  Also...

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Valpo Chamber: 8 Ribbon Cuttings Coming Up

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The Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce will be putting a lot of miles on those oversized scissors over the next few weeks with eight ribbon cuttings scheduled from this Wednesday August 6th through September 2nd.  Chamber Member Services Director Kurt Gillins...

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INDOT: US 30 Work Continues, Mostly Overnight

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The Indiana Department of Transportation says they've heard from people wondering about the US 30 project between Hobart and Valparaiso. INDOT Northwest on their Facebook page today responded to Region residents concerned about the work. Area drivers have seen recent...

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ArcelorMittal Blast Furnace Repairs Completed Early

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In East Chicago, ArcelorMittal is ramping production back up at their No. 7 blast furnace – the largest in the Western Hemisphere. During a recent quarterly earnings call, the CEO of the steel giant's Americas division said the furnace was...

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Midday Busing on Some South Shore Trains

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Service info from Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD):  On Aug 5 & 7: Temporary busing extended to select mid-day trains between Carroll Ave and Dune Park because of track work in Michigan City, including Westbound Trains 116, 18, 118,...

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Sen Coats Statement on Border Crisis

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Indiana U.S. Senator Dan Coats, the ranking Republican on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Monday said that unless Congress takes action, the humanitarian crisis on the southern border of the United States will not improve.
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Gary Paving Project Underway

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A massive paving effort kicked off in Gary Monday, at Taft and 21 st Avenue – a six-point-four million dollar project, announced by the city's Board of Works last week, to repair 55 streets around the city this summer. The...

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Munster's National Night Out Against Crime

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The Munster Police Department and CHOICE Community Council encourage Munster residents to participate in Munster's 19th Annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Munster Community Pool, 8837 Calumet...

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City of Hobart's National Night Out Against Crime

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The City of Hobart's National Night Out Against Crime will be held Tuesday, August 5, from 5 pm to 9 pm at Hobart High School on 10th Street.  This year's event is sponsored by the City of Hobart, Hobart Police...

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Portage PD and Reserves, Fire Dept in Natl Night Out

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The Portage Police, Portage Police Reserves and the Portage Fire Department will be participating in National Night Out tonight (August 5) from 5 pm - 9 pm. Police and fire equipment will be in the Meijer parking lot on US...

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Valpo Police to Visit Neighborhoods for Natl Night Out

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The Valparaiso Police Department will be participating in the 31st Annual National Night Out on Tuesday August 5th from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. National Night Out is an national event designed to unite community members and police against neighborhood...

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City of Gary to Mark National Night Out

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The City of Gary and Gary Police Department will once again host National Night Out, Tuesday, August 5 at Froebel Park (15 th and Madison St.) from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. City officials say  the entire event will be dedicated to...

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Valparaiso Road Closure - Center Street

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City officials in Valparaiso report Center Street will be closed from Prospect Avenue to Park Avenue from 7 am today, Tuesday, August 5, through 8 am, Tuesday, August 12, for storm and sanitary sewer construction and roadway reconstruction.  The restriction...

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Volunteers Needed to Beautify Gary Schools

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The Gary Community School Corporation is organizing a district-wide beautification effort to make schools, cleaner, safer and better for students before school begins on August 20 th . Urban Teacher Education Program Executive Director Dr. Rochelle Brock told the Region...

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EPA Awards $500,000 in Grants to Gary and Hammond

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The US Environmental Protection Agency today announced Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling 500-thousand dollars to the cities of Gary and Hammond to fund green infrastructure projects to improve water quality in Lake Michigan. EPA Region 5 Administrator/Great Lakes National...

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Beer Truck Rolls Over on NB I-65

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A semi loaded with beer rolled over this morning, closing the left lane of northbound I-65, three-miles south of the Lowell exit. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports a preliminary investigation revealed...

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3 Dune Challenge Exceeding Expectations

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A new outdoor fitness challenge in northwest Indiana that kicked off seven weeks ago is exceeding expectations.  Indiana Dunes Tourism...

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