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Scam Reported Using Fake Text from DeMotte State Bank

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Authorities are warning of a reoccurring text messaging scam purported to be from DeMotte State Bank. LaPorte Police say victims receive the text with the message, “your attention is needed please call customer help desk now” at the number provided....

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Coats Requests Explanation for False WX Warnings in NWI

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Indiana US Senator Dan Coats today announced he sent a letter to the administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association requesting an explanation for why some northwest Indiana residents received alerts on Tuesday about a tornado warning even though...

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LaPorte PD's Wanted Person of the Week in Custody

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A 26 year old woman listed as this week's “Wanted Person of the Week” by the LaPorte Police Department is now in custody. LaPorte Police report Connie Werner-Coon, who was wanted on a...

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Michigan City PD Adds Two More to Most Wanted List

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Michigan City Police today announced two more names can be taken off their most wanted list. Police report Eric Levine, who was wanted on an...

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City of Gary Welcomes New Commerce Director

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The City of Gary today announced the appointment of a new Commerce Director. Gary's Director of Communications, Chelsea Whittington, says Deardra Green-Campbell, a Gary native, starts her new position on Monday and will...

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Federal Assistance Requested for Early January Storm

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today announced he has requested federal grants for government and certain non-profit organizations in 49 counties due to the severe winter storm in early January. Governor Pence says, "the grants they are applying for would go...

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Suspect in LaPorte Walmart Brawl Arrested

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A man accused of battering two women near the entrance of the LaPorte Walmart Tuesday evening has been arrested. LaPorte Police report Robert “Lynn” Tindle is charged with two-counts of battery causing bodily injury and disorderly conduct. Police report the...

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Hobart Expands Search for New Fire Chief

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In Hobart, the city has expanded its search for a new fire chief to outside the department. Currently Hobart operates three fire stations and has a sworn staff of 45 full-time firefighters. Applicants are asked to submit their cover letter...

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Time to Spring Ahead, Check Smoke Detectors

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The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s office is urging Hoosiers to change their batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks to Daylight Saving Time this Sunday. Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 9, at...

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Coats Staff Mobile Office Hours in Hammond

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Indiana US Senator Dan Coats has announced a member of his staff will hold mobile office hours in Lake County today (Friday March 7).  Coats says a member of his staff will visit Hammond 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon CT...

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Renovations Planned for Historic Bank Building

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A two-and-a-half-million dollar renovation is planned for an iconic ten-story building in downtown Gary. Gateway Partners out of Hobart has purchased the Gary State Bank Building at 5th and Broadway with hopes of making it home to a bank again....

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Train Blocks Traffic in Munster Thursday

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Munster Police report a train on the tracks in the area of White Oak and 45 th blocked traffic at that intersection for several hours Thursday. Police say the area was blocked from about 2-o'clock in the afternoon through late...

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Lab Tests Say Richmond Skittles Safe

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State health officials say it's been determined there were no unusual chemical substances in packages of Original Skittles sold at a Richmond, Indiana, Marathon Food Mart. The Indiana State Department of Health says field testing pointed to possible contamination, but...

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Gary Transit Approves Hammond Bus Route

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In Gary, transit officials have approved a new bus route in Hammond. The Gary Public Transportation Corporation unanimously approved the expansion of service into their neighboring city, naming the new Hammond route “Lakeshore South.” Scheduled to begin May 5th, it...

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AG to Launch March Against Hunger Food Drive in Gary

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is scheduled to join the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana next week to launch the sixth annual statewide “March Against Hunger” food drive. Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Communication/Advocacy Manager Megan Sikes says this food...

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Blocked RR Track in Munster Hoped to Be Clear by 8:30pm

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Munster Police report a train on the tracks at White Oak and 45 th continues to block traffic at that intersection. Police say the railroad company is working to clear the tracks at the intersection, with an estimated time of...

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Fire Reported at Home in Lakes of the Four Seasons

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Fire Crews are reportedly dealing with a chimney fire at a residence in Lakes of the Four Season this evening.  Crews were called to the scene on Kingsway Drive around 5:40pm.  No further information is available at this time....

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Habitat for Humanity Partners With NWI Veterans Action Council

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Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana today announced a partnership with the Northwest Indiana Veterans Action Council to build Indiana's first veteran Habitat home. Over 50 veterans were in attendance at...

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Gary Man Arrested on Charges Relating to Domestic Battery

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A Gary man is being held in the Lake County Jail at last check on numerous charges relating to a domestic battery investigation. The Lake County Sheriff's Office says on Wednesday the...

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Coats' Staff to Hold Office Hours Next week in Porter Co

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Indiana US senator Dan Coats announced today that a member of his staff will be in Porter County next week to meet with local residents and to assist Hoosiers experiencing problems with a federal agency. The mobile office hours will...

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