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NWI Man Receives State's Highest Tourism Award

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Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann presented the Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership Award to W.F. "Bill" Wellman of Valparaiso during a ceremony Friday afternoon at the Indiana State Fair. The award, the highest tourism honor given by the state, is...

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Oregano Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

The US Food and Drug Administration says McCormick & Company out of Sparks, Maryland, is voluntarily recalling its McCormick® Ground Oregano, 0.75 oz bottle, UPC 0-523561-6 with code dates BEST BY AUG 21 16 H and AUG 22 16 H...

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New Dorm at Valparaiso University

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It's almost moving-in day at Valparaiso University's newest dormitory. Beacon Hall will be home-away-from home for nearly three-hundred sophomores when students get back to campus next week (Saturday Aug 23). Beacon Hall, at LaPorte Avenue and University Drive, with a...

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Lake County's First CNG Garbage Truck to be Unveiled

Lake County's first garbage truck powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) will be unveiled at a news conference Monday (August 18) in Hobart. Mayor Brian Snedecor and city officials along with representatives from BP Whiting Refinery, Indiana Department of Environmental...

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Collaboration Enters Second School Year

State school officials say the Indiana Department of Education and Gary Community School Corporation are beginning their second school year of extensive collaboration due to the Gary school district's “high risk” designation. The Department has assigned one person specifically to...

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Equipment Upgrades Underway for Gary PD, Fire, EMS

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson is sharing an update on the city's comprehensive approach to addressing crime announced a couple weeks ago, which included upgrading equipment for police, fire and emergency services. The mayor says the Gary Police Department has ordered...

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Homicide in Michigan City

In Michigan City, police say they're investigating a homicide. Shortly after 11-o'clock Friday night, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of North Calumet Avenue in Michigan City in reference to a person who'd been shot. Police say responding officers...

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Community-Wide Rummage Sale in East Chicago

The city of East Chicago is holding a community-wide rummage sale today (Sat Aug 16) from 10 am to 4 pm in the Annex Building parking lot on Railroad Avenue. The event is sponsored by Neighborhoods Inc., which has organized...

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4 Notre Dame Football Players Named in Academic Probe

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Four football players are involved in the academic probe at Notre Dame announced Friday. The university's president. Reverend John Jenkins says they've notified the NCAA that they're investigating whether the football players and other athletes received improper help with homework. ...

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BBB Warns of Click Bait Scams

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The Better Business Bureau serving northern Indiana is warning residents of a “click bait' scam exploiting the death of Robin Williams. Area Director Connie Kann told the Region News Team scammers go in and set things up so you get...

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