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Traffic Stop Nets Drug Arrest and Wanted Person

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A traffic stop in LaPorte on Thursday resulted in a drug arrest and a wanted person being taken into custody. LaPorte Police report during the stop, in the one-hundred block of West McClung...

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Indiana Launches 'Stillinnoyed' Billboard Campaign

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Indiana has launched a new effort to get Illinois businesses to cross the border, and there's nothing subtle about it. The campaign, called “Stillinnoyed”, contrasts what the Indiana Economic Development Corporation says is an Illinois business environment marked by tax...

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New Notary Law to Help Ind Natl Guard

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Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is applauding changes to notary law approved by the most recent General Assembly and taking effect this July first. Governor Pence has signed House Enrolled Act 10-41, which gives National Guard officers authority to...

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Sheriff Announces Prescription Drug Initiative

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Lake County Sheriff John Buncich has announced a new prescription drug abuse initiative. Buncich told an audience of physicians and nurses at a conference in Hobart this week that five times as many inmates have prescription addiction problems than heroin--...

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Gary Man Fatally Shot

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In Gary, a 26-year-old man is dead after a fatal shooting. The Lake County Coroners office says the victim, identified as Virgil Bailey of Gary, was pronounced dead shortly before 10-o'clock Thursday night in the emergency room of Methodist Hospitals'...

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Choppers Searching After Burglary

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Police helicopters are assisting in a search at this hour after a residential burglary in the Lake Eliza area this morning. Porter County Sheriffs Police say officers from Porter County, Lake County and Hebron are looking for a suspect or...

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High School Approves Move to Northwest Indiana

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A high school just over the state line has approved a move to northwest Indiana. The vote by nearly 25-hundred members of the Illiana Christian Association this week was seventy-percent in favor of relocating Illiana Christian High School from Lansing...

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Porter County Officer Rescues Infant

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A Porter County Sheriffs officer honored earlier this month for helping save the life of a newborn last December helped rescue another child this week. Sgt. Jeremy Chavez was just a few homes away when a woman dialed 911 after...

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Three Region Schools Vying for State Titles

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Three region high schools will be competing for state championships this Saturday.  As the college basketball tournament enters its second weekend the Indiana high school boys basketball tournament is drawing to a close. This Saturday three region schools will compete...

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Governor Signs Roads Bill in Valpo

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Following his keynote address at the Valparaiso University Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at Valparaiso University's Harre Union Thursday, the Governor conducted a signing ceremony for a 400-million dollar road funding bill. The Governor's office says those funds will be put...

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Federal Agents Visit Cal Twp Trustee's Office

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Agents from the FBI and IRS were at the Calumet Township Trustee's office Thursday, executing a federal search warrant. The visit was reportedly part of a joint investigation by those two agencies and the Indiana State Police. The warrant issued...

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Spill Estimate Grows, Lake Cleanup Continues

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Cleanup was continuing near an area of the Region's Lake Michigan shoreline where oil discharged from the BP Whiting Refinery MondayThe shoreline cleanup assessment team, made up of members from the US Coast Guard, EPA, and BP, is scheduled to...

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Bus Manufacturer Expanding in N Indiana

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A bus manufacturer is expanding its operations in Elkhart, a move that is expected to create up to 35 new jobs by 2017.  Founded in 1998 as TMC Group, Ameritrans produces and distributes an exclusive line of mid-size and specialty...

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Bill Powering Down Energy Program Becomes Law

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence says he could neither sign nor veto a measure that pulls the plug on a state-managed energy efficiency program, and that means Senate Enrolled Act 340, which ends the Energizing Indiana program, becomes law without his...

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New Findings by CDC Points to Higher Incidence of Autism

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New findings released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention point to a higher incidence of autism. ABC News reports the figures are likely to raise as many questions as they answer.
The CDC says that one in 68...

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Gary Man Captured After Raid

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A 33 year old Gary Man is in custody after leading police on a pursuit and crashing his vehicle. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports officers executed a search warrant today in...

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Griffith Police Investigating Shooting

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Police in Griffith are investigating a shooting. Police report at approximately 2:30 this morning, officers were notified that a gunshot victim was being transported in a vehicle within the town limits. Officers located the vehicle, and identified the victim, who...

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BP Estimates 15 to 39 Barrels of Oil Recovered from Lake

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BP has updated their previous estimate of recovered oil following Monday's discharge into Lake Michigan. The company this afternoon announced a preliminary estimate of between 15-to-39 barrels of oil recovered, which includes oil collected by vacuum trucks and absorbent booms,...

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Charbonneau Pleased with Commitment to Road Projects

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STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2014) – “I am pleased the Indiana General Assembly worked together to further develop a transportation plan allowing up to $400 million in previously set-aside funds to be used to improve our state’s highway infrastructure.”
“The financial...

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Pence Signs Road Funding Bill Into Law in Valpo

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Indianapolis—Today in Valparaiso, Governor Mike Pence signed into law a road funding bill that will invest up to another $400 million dollars for next generation highway expansion. The funds will be put to use on projects immediately, creating new jobs...

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