Second MERS Patient Doing Well

US health officials say a second case of the deadly MERS virus has been found in Florida. The respiratory illness has left hundreds of people sick in the Middle East. More than 100 people have died so far. This patient...

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Groundbreaking Wednesday for Hobart Hospital Addition

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(Photo Courtesy of St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart)

Groundbreaking for construction of a new 40 million dollar surgical pavilion addition to St. Mary's Medical Center in Hobart will take place on Wednesday. Mary Fetsch (fetch), Director of Marketing and...

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Portage Residents Urged to Verify Contractors are Licensed

In light of Sunday's storms, the City of Portage's Building Department is warning Portage residents and business owners seeking to making building repairs for damages to make sure any contractors you seek to hire are licensed to work in the...

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Murder Suspect Turns Himself In

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A 21 year old man wanted for one-count of murder and two-counts of attempted murder, who had remained at-large since being discharged in late February from an Illinois hospital without being arrested, turned himself in today. John Kaznowski, with the...

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Sheriff's Work Release Staff Helps Evacuate Animals

Lake Co. Sherrif

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich commended the department's Work Release Staff today for their assistance in evacuating the animal population at the Lake County Sheriff's Animal Adoption and Control Center after smoke was observed coming from the roof. No injuries...

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Arbogast Bridge in Griffith Closed Until Further Notice


The Arbogast Bridge in Griffith over the Cady Marsh Ditch is closed until further notice. City officials report the closure is due to emergency maintenance repairs. Motorists are being asked to use Colfax Avenue to the east and Broad Steer...

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Public's Help Sought Regarding Homicide in S. Holland

South Holland IL PD

Police in South Holland, Illinois are seeking the public's help regarding a death investigation. Police say 33 year old Rachael Galbreath's death has been ruled a homicide as the result of multiple injuries from an assault at her home last...

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Stuffed Animals Donated to St. Anthony for Children

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(Photo Courtesy of Franciscan Alliance St. Anthony Health- Crown Point)

Members of the Trinity Lutheran School Junior National Honor Society in Crown Point recently donated 135 new stuffed animals to the Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point Emergency Department. The donation,...

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Investor Advisory Issued on Virtual Currency

Secretary of State

An investor advisory has been issued by the Indiana Secretary of State's Office cautioning investors to consider the risks associated with virtual currencies. Secretary Connie Lawson says these virtual currencies are highly volatile, are not backed by tangible assets, are...

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Mobile Home in Portage Twp Damaged by Fire

portage twp mobile home fire

(Photo Courtesy of the Times)

No injuries were reported after a vacant mobile home was significantly damaged by fire just after midnight this morning. The Times reports firefighters were called to the 300 block of Friendship in the Pleasant Valley...

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