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Purdue Calumet Vice Chancellor Role Expanded to PNC

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The role of Purdue University Calumet Vice Chancellor of Information Services has been expanded to include Information Services oversight at Purdue North Central, effective immediately. Sarah Howard becomes the fifth administrator to assume responsibilities at...

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68th Running of Valpo Soap Box Derby Race

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Cites and towns across the Region each have their own summertime traditions, and one of the longest running is Valparaiso's Soap Box Derby Races. This morning's race is the 68th running of the event. It's taking place this morning along...

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SB Parrish in Cedar Lake at 133rd to Remain Closed

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Cedar Lake Police report a small section of southbound Parrish Avenue right at the intersection of 133rd will remain closed tonight with work to continue tomorrow. Crews are excavating an area where a hole was discovered Thursday night in the...

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Man Sought By FBI Accused of 5 June Bank Robberies

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A man suspected of robbing five banks in the last two-week is being sought by the FBI. The FBI reports the first bank robbery occurred on June 9 th in...

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Design Approval Granted for Shared Facility in Gary

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Indiana University, together with Ivy Tech Community College, received approval today from the IU Board of Trustees to proceed with the design of a new shared facility to be constructed in Gary,...

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Groundbreaking for New Site of Old Valpo Train Depot

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held this morning (Friday) in Valparaiso at the Porter County Career and Technical Center to highlight the new location of the 1912 Grand Trunk Railroad Depot. Porter County Career and Technical...

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Several Vehicle Break-ins Reported in NW LaPorte

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Police in LaPorte are seeking the public's help after several vehicle break-ins in a northwest LaPorte neighborhood early this morning. LaPorte Police report vehicles were entered in the 14-hundred block of Spruce Street, the 400 block of Kenwood Street and...

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Train Service Restored Between S. Bend/Michigan City

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NICTD today announced that regular train service between South Bend and Michigan City, including service to-and-from Hudson Lake, has been restored. Passengers had to be bused between South Bend and Carroll Avenue, in Michigan City, as the commuter line upgraded...

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Two Injured in Separate Shootings in Calumet City

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Police in Calumet City were searching for suspects today following two separate shooting incidents Thursday night. The Times reports a 14 year old girl was struck by shots fired at a home in the 400 block of 155 th Street,...

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National Ask Day is Saturday, June 21st

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Parents ask all sorts of health and safety questions before letting their children play at the home of a friend, neighbor or relative, yet there is one important question more than half of parents never think to ask themselves: “Is...

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Velveeta Cheese Recall

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A recall of a popular cheese. ABC News reports the makers of Velveeta cheese says it's recalling the product from Walmart stores in as many as 12 states mostly in the Midwest because it does not contain the proper amount...

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Cedar Lake Traffic Advisory for SB Parrish at 133rd

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Cedar Lake Police Chief Jerry Smith says a small section of southbound Parrish Avenue right at the intersection of 133rd is closed for much of the day today due to utility work. Crews are excavating an area where a hole...

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Working Well-Express Care Blessed in Portage

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Franciscan Alliance conducted a blessing and dedication program in June for a recently opened WorkingWell-Express Care location at 3325 Willowcreek Road, Portage. The operation is in one of three Franciscan HealtheACCESS Clinic locations that were acquired last year and are...

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Indiana Unemployment Holds Steady in May

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Indiana’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate held steady in May at 5-point-7-percent. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the state's jobless rate mains over a-half of a percentage point below the national figure.
Indiana added 4,800 private sector jobs in May,...

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Indiana Dunes State Park One of 20 'Stunning Parks'

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The Indiana Dunes State Park is included on a list of "20 Stunning State Parks Across the USA". An article in TheActiveTimes-dot-com says the fifteen miles of state park coast along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Porter County are known...

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Second Round of Postcards to Update Voter List

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The Indiana Secretary of State's Election Division has sent out a second round of postcards to update the state's voter list.
“Hoosiers deserve to know they have accurate voter lists,” said Secretary of State Connie Lawson. “Across the nation, more...

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Body Recovered from Yellow River Near Plymouth

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In northern Indiana, Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a body found on the Yellow River near Plymouth. The Indiana DNR says Thursday afternoon individuals canoeing on the river discovered the body of a male subject whose identity has not yet...

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Soap Box Derby is 68th Running of Region Tradition

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Cites and towns across the Region each have their own summertime traditions, and one of the longest running is Valparaiso's Soap Box Derby Races. Saturday’s race will be the 68th running of the event. It begins at 9am on Lincolnway...

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Illiana Timeline Moved Back

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The timeline for the proposed Illiana Expressway has been pushed back to later 2015 as discussions continue on its environmental impact. The US Fish and Wildlife Service is concerned about how 47-mile tollway would affect the endangered sheepnose mussel and...

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Griffith Bridge to be Replaced

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The Arbogast Street Bridge over Cady Marsh Ditch in Griffith will be torn down so a new one can go up in its place. The Lake County Drainage Board has approved an emergency replacement of the recently-closed structure.  Town officials...

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