Purdue Cal Gets Grant to Help Steel Industry


In Hammond, Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation has received a 480-thousand dollar federal grant to launch a consortium intended to benefit the United States steel industry. The consortium look for ways to improve efficiency, lower...

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Text-to-911 Takes Effect in Indiana


Customers of Verizon Wireless can now send emergency texts to 911 emergency dispatchers in about a third of Indiana's counties. The executive director of the statewide 911 board says T-Mobile, Sprint and A-T-and-T are expected to be providing text-to-911 in...

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More Pothole Work Ahead in the Region

With a major pothole patching project already underway on Cline Avenue in Lake County, the Indiana Department of Transportation is planning a repair 'blitz' for the Region to fix roads that got some of the worst of this year's extreme...

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Armed Robbery in Merrillville

In Merrillville, police continue to investigate an armed robbery not far from a gas station. Today's Times reports a person was walking to the Speedway on US 30 near Whitcomb around 9-o'clock Wednesday night when the individual was held up...

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Valparaiso Schools Name New Superintendent


The Valparaiso Schools have a new superintendent. The school board announced Thursday Dr. E. Ric Frataccia will begin his new job July first, replacing Mike Berta, who's retiring. Frataccia announced earlier in the year he would be resigning at the...

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Power Out in Downtown South Bend

Indiana Michigan Power company officials say an underground fire late Thursday night is the reason power's out in downtown South Bend today, and some of the eight-hundred customers affected may not get electricity back until Sunday evening. The grid was...

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219: Whiting Paints The Town Pink

The City of Whiting is teaming up this month to battle Breast Cancer with it's 4 thAnnual Paint The Town Pink. Co-chair Stephanie Madison says last year's event raised $10,000 for the Cancer Resource Centre In Munster. A full...

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National Anthem Girl Coming to Sing in the Region


A new act just announced is coming to this year's South Shore Airshow and will officially begin festivities but it does not leave the ground.  Yet, according to her website she is the first person to ever attempt it. "She"...

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PCSAC: Number One Problem in Porter Co is Alcohol

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Registration is underway for a free, community-wide event later this month to explore the issues of around underage drinking and heroin use/abuse. Beatrice Owen, Director of the Porter County Substance Abuse Council, told the Region News Team during a recent...

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Mental Health Challenges More Common Than We Think

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May is National Health Awareness Month and the state head of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, wants Hoosiers to know how prevalent mental illness is.  

Joshua Sprunger, executive director of NAMI Indiana, says while one in 17 Hoosiers...

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