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County Health Rankings for Region, State, US

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An annual report on county health places Lake County at 77th. LaPorte was at number 72. Porter was nearer the top at number 14. Jasper was more in the middle at 48; Starke was at 88, and Newton at 49....

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Radio One Communications Announces Sale to Adams Radio Group

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Minneapolis, MN - March 25, 2014: Radio One Communications has agreed to sell its radio cluster in Valparaiso, IN, to Adams Radio Group of Northern Indiana, LLC. Kalil & Company was the broker in the transaction.
Ron Stone, President and...

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Three Meetings on Transit Projects

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Three public meetings are scheduled today (Wednesday), all in LaPorte County, on two high-profile transit-related topics in the Region. NIRPC is gathering feedback on funding for the Tier II (two) Environmental Impact Study for the proposed South Shore line expansion...

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US EPA Response to BP Whiting Oil Spill

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Coast Guard, and Indiana Department of Environmental Management were among those responding to the spill of an unknown volume of oil into Lake Michigan from the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana. EPA officials say...

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NWI Skywarn Recruiting Volunteer Storm Spotters

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On the heels of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Indiana, Northwest Indiana Skywarn is looking for more eyes to watch the sky. 
 
More trained spotters out in the field will likely mean people will have more notice of any...

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Family Structure Key to Upward Mobility

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This year is the 50th Anniversary when President Johnson declared war on poverty in the U-S. According to a new Harvard study, Gary is among the 12 of 17 regions in Indiana below the national average when it comes to...

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UPDATE: BP Whiting Refinery Oil Discharge

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The amount of oil that was discharged from BP's Whiting Refinery on Monday afternoon remains unknown. Indiana Department of Emergency Management Public Information Officer Dan Goldblatt told the Region News Team they first heard of the incident around 4:30pm and...

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Pence Signs Tax Reform Bill into Law

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today signed into law tax reform which he says will allow Hoosier businesses to grow and create jobs by making it possible to phase out the business personal property tax. Senate Enrolled Act One also lowers...

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Some Uninsured Hoosiers Still Have Options

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The March 31st deadline for uninsured Hoosiers to get health insurance for 2014 is less than one week away, but officials say eligible residents can still apply with other programs.
 
 
According to the executive director of Covering Kids...

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LaPorte County Emergency Siren Test Wednesday

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Officials in LaPorte County are reminding residents there will be two tests of the County's Emergency Sirens tomorrow. Normally, a tornado drill and a test of the emergency warning sirens would have taken place last week in conjunction with Severe...

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Two NWI Men Charged with Stealing Copper Wire on I-69

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Two northwest Indiana men were arrested late Monday night and each charged with allegedly stealing copper wire from INDOT light poles in DeKalb County. Indiana State Police Fort Wayne Post reports troopers were following up on a lead into a...

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LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week in Custody

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A 33 year old woman listed as this week's “Wanted Person of the Week” by LaPorte Police is now in custody. The LaPorte Police Department reports Jami King, who was wanted on a...

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Oil Discharged into L Michigan from BP's Whiting Refinery

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The amount of oil that was discharged from BP's Whiting Refinery on Monday afternoon remains unknown. Indiana Department of Emergency Management Public Information Officer Dan Goldblatt told the Region News Team they first heard of the incident around 4:30pm. Goldblatt...

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One Dead in Fatal Crash on I-65 in Jasper County

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All lanes of northbound I-65, five-and-a-half miles south of the Rensselaer exit, were closed for almost five-hours this morning as the result of a fatal crash. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports...

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Serious Crash on I-65 in Jasper County

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The Indiana Department of Transportation was reporting one lane open on northbound Interstate 65 in far southern Jasper County after a serious accident this morning. All lanes were closed earlier at the 209 mile marker, which is a few miles...

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Rollover Closes EB Indiana Toll Road

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9am -- Eastbound Indiana Toll Road at 28.4 mile marker, report of all lanes closed due to semi rollover.  Semi lost its load. That is between the Portage and Chesterton exits....

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Four Move Closer to Signing Lake Co E-911 Plan

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Four Lake County communities have yet to join the county's E-911 consolidation plan. The latest news is the Highland Town Council Monday night saying they'll sign the interlocal when certain conditions are met, conditions expressed in a joint resolution drawn...

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Arrests Announced in Region Rail Heists

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The Lake County Sheriffs Office says more than two-point-eight-million dollars in stolen train cargo – including cars and motorcycles, firearms, currency and pharmaceuticals -- has been recovered. Officials from CSX Railroad and the National Insurance...

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New Interim Manager at Gary/Chicago Airport

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Gary/Chicago International Airport has a new interim manager. The new private operator, AvPorts, introduced Duncan Henderson to the Airport Authority Board on Monday. Henderson, a commercial pilot, was most recently executive director of the Waukegan Port District in Waukegan, Illinois....

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Investigation Continues into Chicago Derailment

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The National Transportation Safety Board is holding a briefing this morning on the commuter train derailment that injured more than thirty people in Chicago early Monday. A CTA Blue Line train jumped the tracks around 3 am at O'Hare International...

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