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ArcelorMittal Provides Public Safety Grants

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Eleven local fire departments have received grants from steel giant ArcelorMittal to purchase rescue tools for serious crashes, and Highland Fire Chief Bill Timmer told the Region News Team his department was able to buy equipment that lets responders cut...

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Officials Mark End of Major Sewer Project in Gary

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Local and federal officials gathered in Gary Friday to celebrate the completion of a major sewer project in the Black Oak section of the city. Congressman Pete Visclosky, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and the US Army Corps of Engineers were...

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McDermott Stepping Down as Chair, Eyes Future

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Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. says he's stepping down as chairman of the Lake County Democratic Party toward the end of June. The 45-year-old McDermott, who's been party chair for five years, said he wants to focus more attention on...

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Deadline Extended for Indiana Grown Initiative

The Office of Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture  have extended the application deadline for the Indiana Grown Initiative Commission to May 23.   On March 27, 2014, Governor Mike Pence signed into law a measure...

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May 17 is Armed Forces Day

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Today (May 17) is Armed Forces Day. President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. On August...

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Valparaiso Street Closure for Tree Removal

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In Valparaiso there's a temporary street closure today (Sat May 17). City officials say from 6 am until noon, public works crews will be removing a tree that overhangs the entire roadway in the 500 block of Harrison Boulevard. The...

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Monday, May 19th, is National Hepatitis Testing Day

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Hoosiers are invited to learn about the silent epidemic that affects over 4 million Americans--viral hepatitis.  According to the Indiana State Department of Health, iIn 2011 alone, more than 6-thousand cases of viral hepatitis were reported in Indiana, including the

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Car Sale Event to Benefit Region Boys Girls Clubs

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Region residents who purchase a new or used vehicle this weekend will also be helping the Boys and Girls Clubs across the region.  Participating dealers of the Northwest Indiana Auto Trade Association are having their annual "Spring Sale" fundraiser event...

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Northwest Indiana Man is Fugitive of the Week

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A 21 year-old Northwest Indiana man wanted for Armed Robbery charges is the Fugitive of the Week.  The United States Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force, Hammond says Christopher Smith is wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for...

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Gypsy Moth treatments Begin in Porter Co on Monday

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Some residents on the northwest side of Valparaiso may notice a familiar sight flying low in region skies--a yellow crop duster airplane.  The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says gypsy moth treatments are set to begin at sunrise Monday, weather

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