Several Bills from Senator Arnold Become Law on July 1st

Arnold Jim

Several bills proposed by Indiana Democratic State Senator Jim Arnold, of LaPorte, that were approved by the General Assembly and signed into law become law on July 1 st. Senator Arnold sponsored, co-sponsored, co-authored, or was either actively involved...

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New Report on Consequences of Excessive Drinking

We hear a lot about binge drinking among high school and college students, but a new study is looking at older adults and the consequences that can come from drinking. ABC News reports excessive drinking kills one in ten working...

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Groundbreaking for New Manufacturing Facility Friday


A groundbreaking ceremony will take place tomorrow afternoon for a new manufacturing facility that will bring jobs to northwest Indiana. MonoSol, a leader in specialty water-soluble polymer-based films, is expanding to meet growing global demand for all water-soluble films.


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Investigation Continues into Drowning of Two Gary Boys

Hobart PD

The investigation continues into the drowning deaths of two Gary brothers in a water-filled pit in the four-thousand block of Missouri Street in Hobart. Hobart Police Chief Richard Zormier issued a statement today saying the issues surrounding this investigation are...

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Indiana's Homeless Population Decreases in 2014


An annual point-in time homeless count held this year on January 29 thfound a total of five-thousand-971 persons without a home in Indiana, a two-percent decrease in overall homelessness from last year. The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority...

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Blast Furnace at Gary Works Back Online

The Number 8 blast furnace at Gary Works is back online. The Times reports production has resumed after an incident on June 1 stdisrupted the operation. Meanwhile, a blast furnace at ArcelorMittal remains idled for maintenance repairs, which according...

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More Employers Looking at Job Seekers Online Activity

A new survey finds more employers are looking at job seekers' social media activity. And in some cases applicants are rejected because of postings on Facebook and other sites. ABC News reports the new survey of more than 2 thousand...

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Hobart Jaycee Fest at New Location for 2014

The Hobart Jaycees annual Jaycee Fest gets underway today (Thursday Jun 26) in a new location. The popular event, which began behind Hobart City Hall years ago then relocated to North Ridge Plaza in front of Strack and Van Til...

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Fog Continues to Roll in the Region

How common are these summer foggy days in the Region? Not very.  The National Weather Service in Chicago says fog, funnels and flooding are all part of what's made this an active June 2014. Meteorologists also say that summer fog...

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Gary Airport Hangar Earns Green Designation

The Gary Jet Center Hangar III at Gary/Chicago International Airport has received the US Green Building Council's LEED certification for environmental performance and sustainability. Energy efficiency, water conservation, and materials selection are factors that that went into making the hangar...

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