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Board Votes to Close Six Gary Schools

The Gary School Board Tuesday voted to close about a third of their schools, including Lew Wallace STEM Academy, formerly Lew Wallace High School in the city's Glen Park neighborhood, as the district heads toward the 2014 academic year with...

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Study Finds 1 in 4 Teens Don't Buckle Up in Vehicles

The message that "seat belts save lives" is old ... but it seems teens aren't listening. A new study finds that one in four teenagers doesn't buckle up every time they are in the car. Kate Carr, president and CEO...

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Westville Correctional Facility Holds Annual Disaster Drill

The Westville Correctional Facility on Monday held its annual disaster drill in conjunction with local emergency response teams. Superintendent Mark Levenhagen told the Region News Team the drill, which this year involved a suspicious package at the main gate that...

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No Serious Injuries reported in Dan Ryan Crash

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At this hour the outbound lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway remain closed between the Chicago Skyway and 95th St. due to an earlier crash involving a semi and a school bus carrying special needs adults. 


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Hearing on Use Management Plan for Little Calumet River

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will be hosting a public hearing next week seeking public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment for the East Branch of the Little Calumet River Use Management Plan. Officials report the document will explore and...

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Chesterton Man Falsely Accused and Jailed

A Chesterton man is hoping to recover lost wages, legal fees and other expenses resulting from him being falsely accused and jailed for a crime he did not commit. The Times reports Steven Thompson was arrested at his home on...

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Semi Driver Files False Report to Cover Up Drug Deal

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In Portage, police report an investigation by detectives into a reported shooting of a semi-tractor in the area of US 20 and Clem Road in Portage early this morning turned out to be false. Police report the driver of the semi admitted he...

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AUDIO: IDHS Severe WX Tips

IDHS Spokesperson John Erickson told the Region News Team the National Weather Service says the highest threat for severe weather will be late tomorrow morning through the afternoon hours for Northern and Central Indiana so monitor weather reports.  To hear...

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Report Finds 16% of Teachers are Chronically Absent

A simple way to improve public schools might be: make sure the teachers aren't playing hooky. ABC News says a new report shows one out of every 6 public school teachers misses more than three weeks of class. If a...

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Crash near 95th St. Closes the Outbound Dan Ryan

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If you have a spouse, family member or friend you know who regularly commutes from Chicago via the Dan Ryan, you might want to tell them to take the Skyway home tonight instead.  Breakingchicagonews.com is reporting an EMS Plan 1...

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