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Indictment Results in L.Station Pantry Contract Suspension




As a result of this week's indictment against Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist, his wife and his stepdaughter on public corruption charges, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has suspended its contract with the Greater Hammond-Lake Station food pantry....

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Rail Crossing at White Oak/45th in Munster Closed Monday




A railroad crossing in Munster will be closed starting Monday. Munster Police report Canadian National Railroad will close the at-grade crossing at White Oak and 45 ththrough May 2 ndfor track improvements. During this two-week period, officials report...

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Chicago PD Adding Bike/Saturation Patrols to Curb Crime

Chicago's adding police bike patrols to its most violent neighborhoods. While the city says overall crime is down over the last two years, nearly 40 people were shot in Chicago last weekend. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the bike patrols...

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Pope Francis Celebrates Good Friday




ABC News reports in a solemn mass in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis presided over the Christian Good Friday celebration. Preacher of the papal household Father Raniero Cantalamessa gave the homily about Judas' betrayal of Christ. He said Judas did...

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Board of Education Member Wants Old Standards Reinstated

A member of the Indiana State Board of Education says leaders working to replace the federal Common Core education standards are considering an inadequate replacement. Andrea Neal made the statement today and is urging the old standard used prior to...

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Monon Man Charged with Manufacturing Meth




A 19 year old Monon man was arrested earlier this week in Jasper County and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office reports on Monday, a concerned neighbor called authorities regarding a suspicious occupied vehicle in the area...

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Researchers Clone Cells from Adult Humans

A major breakthrough offers medical hope - and perhaps lots of material for science-fiction writers. For the first time, researchers have cloned cells from adult humans. ABC News reports using the same technique scientists used in 1996 - to clone...

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Lit Candle Causes House Fire in Schererville

No injuries were reported after a fire at a home in Schererville Thursday night. The Times reports firefighters were called to the 13-hundred block of Kennedy Avenue just after 9:30pm, and the cause of the fire is reportedly due to...

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Man Injured After Being Struck by Train in Michigan City




Amtrak Police are assisting in an investigation after a 26 year old man was struck by a train in Michigan City on Thursday evening. Michigan City Police report they were called to the scene at 10 thand Huron Streets,...

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Proposed Rules Published for IL Medical Marijuana




The state of Illinois today announced that the proposed rules for implementation of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act have been published in the Illinois Register. The new draft rules will be available for an additional 45...

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