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Several Bills from Senator Arnold Become Law on July 1st

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Several bills proposed by Indiana Democratic State Senator Jim Arnold, of LaPorte, that were approved by the General Assembly and signed into law become law on July 1 st . Senator Arnold sponsored, co-sponsored, co-authored, or was either actively involved...

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New Report on Consequences of Excessive Drinking

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We hear a lot about binge drinking among high school and college students, but a new study is looking at older adults and the consequences that can come from drinking. ABC News reports excessive drinking kills one in ten working...

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Groundbreaking for New Manufacturing Facility Friday

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A groundbreaking ceremony will take place tomorrow afternoon for a new manufacturing facility that will bring jobs to northwest Indiana. MonoSol, a leader in specialty water-soluble polymer-based films, is expanding to meet growing global demand for all water-soluble films.
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Investigation Continues into Drowning of Two Gary Boys

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The investigation continues into the drowning deaths of two Gary brothers in a water-filled pit in the four-thousand block of Missouri Street in Hobart. Hobart Police Chief Richard Zormier issued a statement today saying the issues surrounding this investigation are...

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Indiana's Homeless Population Decreases in 2014

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An annual point-in time homeless count held this year on January 29 th found a total of five-thousand-971 persons without a home in Indiana, a two-percent decrease in overall homelessness from last year. The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority...

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Blast Furnace at Gary Works Back Online

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The Number 8 blast furnace at Gary Works is back online. The Times reports production has resumed after an incident on June 1 st disrupted the operation. Meanwhile, a blast furnace at ArcelorMittal remains idled for maintenance repairs, which according...

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More Employers Looking at Job Seekers Online Activity

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A new survey finds more employers are looking at job seekers' social media activity. And in some cases applicants are rejected because of postings on Facebook and other sites. ABC News reports the new survey of more than 2 thousand...

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Hobart Jaycee Fest at New Location for 2014

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The Hobart Jaycees annual Jaycee Fest gets underway today (Thursday Jun 26) in a new location. The popular event, which began behind Hobart City Hall years ago then relocated to North Ridge Plaza in front of Strack and Van Til...

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Fog Continues to Roll in the Region

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How common are these summer foggy days in the Region? Not very.  The National Weather Service in Chicago says fog, funnels and flooding are all part of what's made this an active June 2014. Meteorologists also say that summer fog...

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Gary Airport Hangar Earns Green Designation

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The Gary Jet Center Hangar III at Gary/Chicago International Airport has received the US Green Building Council's LEED certification for environmental performance and sustainability. Energy efficiency, water conservation, and materials selection are factors that that went into making the hangar...

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Sobriety Checkpoint in Hammond This Weekend

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The Hammond Police Department in conjunction with the Lake County Drunk Driving Task Force will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint this weekend.   Motorists who are stopped may expect a brief delay and will be asked to produce their drivers license...

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S Shore Alcohol Ban Due to World Cup Viewing Party

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Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District says alcohol is prohibited on all South Shore trains today (June 26 th ) due to the World Cup viewing party in Chicago's Grant Park. Alcohol is also banned today on all Metra trains. USA...

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Same-Sex Couple Marries in Lake County

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Across the Region and the state, marriage licenses were being issued to same-sex couples in the wake of a federal judge's ruling Wednesday striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Hours after getting the news, today's Times reports 32-year-old...

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Double Homicide Overnight in Gary

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Police in Gary are investigating a double homicide overnight. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corporal Gabrielle King told the Region News Team this morning that officers were called out on a report of shots fired at 1:30 am in the...

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Lake Co Coroner Seeks Help in Identifying Girl

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The Lake County Coroners office is seeking the public's help in a case that dates back to early 2007. On February 26 th of that year a young female was found dead in an abandoned garage off Polk Street in...

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Scientists: Neonicotinoid Pesticides Are Killing Bees

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Over half of garden plants sold at some of the nation's top big-box retailers are treated with Neonicotinoid, a powerful type of pesticide, linked to the ongoing global bee die-off, according to a report from the Pesticide Research Institute that...

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Silver Alert for Missing Lake Station Man

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A Silver Alert has been declared for a missing Lake Station man. Here are the details:  The Lake Station Police Department is investigating the disappearance of an adult from Lake Station, Indiana. Lake Station, Indiana is located approximately 34 miles...

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Aerial Treatment for Gypsy Moth Thursday

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Tomorrow an aerial treatment to disrupt the mating process of gypsy moths will take place in far northeast Porter County, just west of Westville. Indiana DNR State Entomologist Phil Marshall told the Region News Team one or more low-flying airplanes will treat the site which helps to...

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New Ruling Says FluMist Better Than Flu Shot

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Sounds like a new ruling on flu vaccinations may be a double win for parents. ABC News reports a health advisory panel says a squirt of FluMist in the nose actully works better than a needle in the arm for...

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Law Enforcement Stressing Fireworks Safety and Hazards

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Law enforcement agencies across Indiana are asking Hoosiers to exercise caution when using fireworks as the 4 th of July holiday draws near. East Chicago Chief Inspector Henry Ventura told the Region News Team Hoosiers need to be in compliance...

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