Handy Man with Region ties is the Fugitive of the Week

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A region man wanted in connection to an explosive device found in a La Porte County residence earlier this month, is this week's "Fugitive of the Week."

On June 2nd, the La Porte County Sheriff's Office answered a potential domestic...

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Special Food Giveaway for Lake Station Families on 7/1

Food Bank of NW Indiana

The special giveaway will feature “Share” food boxes made up of food items donated through the Times Care and Share Food Drive held in May.   Megan Sikes of the food bank says Tuesday's  giveaway will be held on a first...

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New Phone Scam in Cook County Threatens Arrest

The Cook County, Illinois Sheriff's Department wants the public to be alert to a new phone scam.  According to Sheriff Tom Dart, callers are told they have an active warrant and must pay immediately, or otherwise face arrest.

Cook Co Sheriff Tom Dart

(R) Cook...

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Report Finds 1 in 10 US Beaches Fail Bacteria Tests

Heading to the lake or the beach? Water samples from one in 10 US beaches fail a bacteria test, according to a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. The dirtiest beaches, the Great Lakes, and the cleanest, the Delmarva...

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Hobart 5th Grade DARE Grads Invited to be in 7/4 Parade

Hobart PD

Hobart Police are inviting all Hobart 5 thgrade D.A.R.E graduates to walk or ride their bike in the city's 4 thof July parade next week. Police report each participating student will need to get a permission form, which...

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NW Indiana Lawmakers Named to Study Committees

Northwest Indiana state representatives have been appointed to several legislative study committees and commissions that will meet in the coming months.

STATE REP. CHARLIE BROWN (D-Gary), 3 rdDist., will serve on the Interagency State Council on Black & Minority...

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Campaign This Weekend to Raise Awareness of BUI

Indiana Conservation Police

Indiana Conservation Officers across the state will be on alert this weekend looking for boaters who have chosen to boat under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Operation Dry Water began today and continues through Sunday, and its mission is...

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New GM Recall for Air Bag Issue on Chevrolet Cruze

A new recall from General Motors, this one involves an air bag issue and affected customers should be notified starting today.  ABC News reports GM is recalling 29-thousand Chevrolet Cruze compact cars from model years 2013 and 2014. Earlier this...

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Impact Porter Co Awards $55,000 in Women's Fund Grants

Impact 2014 grant awards

(Photo Courtesy of the Porter County Community Foundation. (L-R)
Kathleen Walsh, Impact Porter County grant committee chair, Paul
Schreiner from Project Neighbors, Mark Trumball and Mariann Frigo
from Jacob's Ladder, and Barb Young, Porter County Community
Foundation President.)

Impact Porter...

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One Injured in Crash on NB I-65 this Morning

isp crash near fair oaks farm

(Photo Courtesy of ISP Lowell Post)

An investigation continues after a crash involving a semi and a passenger vehicle early this morning on northbound I-65, five miles north of the Fair Oaks exit. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports they...

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