Mobile Home in Portage Twp Damaged by Fire

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No injuries were reported after a vacant mobile home was significantly damaged by fire just after midnight this morning. The Times reports firefighters were called to the 300 block of Friendship in the Pleasant Valley...

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US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Mark Cherry

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A 21 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for one-count of murder and two-counts of attempted murder is this week's “Fugitive of the Week” by the U-S Marshals Service,...

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Several Marktown Buildings Await Demolition

In East Chicago, demolition crews have arrived in Marktown where several nearly-century old buildings are being torn down. The properties in the historic north Lake County neighborhood have been purchased by BP, and a spokesman for the oil giant says...

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Navy Partners with Purdue on Green Energy


The U.S. Department of the Navy and Purdue University have signed a statement of cooperation to work together to convert up to half of the Navy and Marine Corps' energy consumption to alternative sources, including biofuels, by 2020. In addition,...

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Second US MERS Case Diagnosed, Details to Come

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced they along with Florida Department of Health officials are investigating the second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndome in the United States.  On May 2,  CDC reported the first case of...

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Teens Sunbathing on Raft Rescued from Lake

Just a little north of the Indiana/Michigan state line, officials say two teenage girls are rescued from Lake Michigan after drifting out about three-hundred yards from shore at Camp Sokol in the New Buffalo area while sunbathing on a raft....

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Chicago in Newly-Issued Storm Watch

More severe weather is expected in the Great Lakes region today, including Chicago, which is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 5 pm CDT (Mon May 12). There is a risk for severe weather in Northwest Indiana again today. The...

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Lowell Post Welcomes Five New Troopers

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Five new troopers reported for duty today (Mon May 12) at the Indiana State Police Post in Lowell. They are five of 47 new troopers reporting to their districts of assignment following graduation from the 73rd Indiana State Police Recruit...

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Hillshire Brands to Acquire Pinnacle Foods

Chicago-based Hillshire Brands today announced plans to acquire Pinnacle Foods in a deal valued at six-point-six billion dollars. The combined company, which will operate under the Hillshire Brands name and remain in Chicago, will include key frozen, refrigerated and center...

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Underground Blast Leaves Crater in Calumet City

In south-suburban Calumet City, there've been no injuries reported in an underground explosion Sunday night. The blast that occurred during heavy rain left a crater over twenty-feet-wide, twenty-feet-deep near Burnham Avenue and Heritage Drive. No word at this time what...

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