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LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: Augustin Magana

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A 30 year old man wanted on warrants for felony burglary, felony battery and felony battery with a deadly weapon is this week's “Wanted Person of the Week” by the LaPorte Police Department. Augustin Magana,...

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Police Investigating Stabbing in LaPorte

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Police in LaPorte are investigating an incident in which one man is alleged to have stabbed his brother. LaPorte Police report officers responded to the scene in 800 block of Linwood Avenue shortly after midnight today. Police say the men,...

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Possible Identity Theft Investigated in Munster

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In Munster, today's Times reports the Internal Revenue Service is investigating a handful of cases of someone trying to claim the tax refund of employees of the School Town of Munster. According to the school superintendent, a couple employees who...

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Merrillville Event Touts Rail Expansion

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Monday night at Avalon Manor in Merrillville, a new coalition of young professionals in Northwest Indiana called the Emerging Leaders Network hosted a “Laying Tracks for the Future” event focusing on the benefits of the potential South Shore rail line...

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Crews Working to Upright Truck

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730am -- Union Volunteer Fire Department reports they're at the scene of a milk truck on its side blocking County Road 300 North just east of Wheeler High School. Fire Chief Tim Beach says crews are working to upright the...

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Farewell to Daffodil Days

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Daffodil Days is no more. For forty years the American Cancer Society would sell bunches of cut daffodils in early Spring, delivering them around this time in March. 2013 was the last year of the Daffodil Days program not just...

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Could Be Lights Out for Energizing Indiana

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Indiana lawmakers are powering down a two-year-old state program meant to help homeowners, schools and industries save energy. Senate Bill 340, now awaiting the Governor's signature, ends the Energizing Indiana program that provides free in-home energy audits at the end...

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Feds Seek Hospital Building Records

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Federal investigations continue to swirl around Porter County, this time seeking records regarding the construction of the new Porter Regional Hospital and a nearby medical office building, according to the executive director of the county plan commission.  In December, published...

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Dolton Company Moving to Munster

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An Illinois-based company that makes food processing equipment is moving their headquarters to Lake County, Indiana. AM Manufacturing Company, a dough processing machine builder, announced plans today to relocate its headquarters from Dolton, Illinois, to Munster, creating up to 40...

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Winter Isn't Finished with the Region

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A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Lake and Porter Counties in northwest Indiana with a Winter Storm Watch for the rest of the Region from tonight through Wednesday afternoon.  Meteorologists say snow is expected to begin late tonight,...

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One Dead, Two Injured in Gary Shooting

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In Gary, police say one person is dead and two others were injured in a shooting in the area of the 11-hundred block of Dekalb Street. Authorities say the shooting occurred around 9:30 Monday night. No other information was available...

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Valpo Man Arrested for Burglary of Neighbor's Residence

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Authorities are crediting a neighbor's tip in the arrest of a 31 year old man for burglary. The Porter County Sheriff's Office reports a neighbor witnessed the suspect, Christopher Gilbert of Valparaiso, “sneak out” of a trailer in the 500...

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US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Eric M. Johnson

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A 20 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Office on numerous charges, including attempted murder, is the US Marshals, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force's “Fugitive of the Week”. Eric Martel...

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Porter County Sheriff's Officers Honored for Saving Lives

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(Photos Courtesy of Brent Brown.  ABOVE: Sgt. Chavez being honored along with
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A number of officers from the Porter County Sheriff's Office were honored today (Monday) for their efforts...

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Four Arrested for Fighting at Agape Church

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Four individuals were taken into custody on Friday after an altercation at a church parking lot in LaPorte. LaPorte Police report officers were called to the scene, in the 16-hundred block of I Street for a fight in progress, and...

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Indiana Black Barbershop Health

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Several northwest Indiana communities will be participating in the 4 th Annual Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative next month. The initiative seeks to enlighten African American men to better understand cardiovascular diseases through screening and education, as recent figures from...

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Officer Injured When Patrol Car Struck by Drunk Driver

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A Gary Police Officer was injured on Saturday night after an intoxicated woman struck his vehicle. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports Officer Tommie Tatum Jr. was taking an accident report while...

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Two LaPorte Men Arrested on Drug-Related Charges

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Two LaPorte men were arrested over the weekend on drug-related charges after their vehicle was stopped near the intersection of US 35 and Johnson Road, just...

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AUDIO: Big Jackpot, Insight into Claim Process

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The Mega Millions jackpot is up to an estimated 309-million dollars for Tuesday night's drawing. People may ponder what they would do with the money if they won... but do you know what you should before the money is yours?...

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Gary to Hold Community Conversation on Schools

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Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson announced today that Gary will partner with the National League of Cities and the U.S. Department of Education to hold a “community conversation” to discuss strategies to advance learning, enhance student engagement and improve schools. Unveiled...

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