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Indiana Launches National Infant Immunization Week

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INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana helps to launch the 20th National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW). Indiana was selected as the launch state by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to call attention to the state’s immunization successes, as well as to the...

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PHS Student Porter Co Red Ribbon Scholarship Winner

2014 RR Scholarship Winner

(Photo Courtesy of the Porter County Substance Abuse Council.
From left to right: Tim Kunstek, Dir of Student Services at PHS and
scholarship winner Ashley Barnas.)


The Porter County Substance Abuse Council has announced Portage High School Senior Ashley Barnas...

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WX Sirens in Kouts Out, Hope to Be Back Soon

There are no working weather sirens in Kouts at this time, but the hope to have them back working again soon, as a technician is anticipated to be available today or tomorrow. Porter County's Emergency Management Director Russell Shirely in...

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US HS Graduation Rate Above 80% for 1st Time Ever

For the first time in US history, the high school graduation rate has risen above 80 percent. ABC News reports 81 percent of America's high school students are graduating - and that may be a milestone. But there are decidedly...

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Numerous Arrests Made During Lake Co Street Sweep

Lake Co. Sherrif


A total of 30 subjects were arrested in a “street sweep” initiative in Lake County. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports numerous local agencies participated in the sweep, which took place in Gary on Friday. Authorities set up a command post at...

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US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Donald Bufford

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(Photo Courtesy of the US Marshals Service)

A 31 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for two-counts of burglary and residential entry is this week's “Fugitive of the Week” by the US Marshals Service, Great Lakes...

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Two Week Rail Crossing Closure at Colfax Ave in Griffith

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A two-week road closure begins today in Griffith. Starting at 7am, the Canadian National Railroad crossing at Colfax Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic for crossing repairs. Motorists are being asked to use Broad Street on the west...

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LaPorte Readies for Operation Clean-Sweep Week

The City of La Porte is geared up for its second annual code violation sweep set from Monday, April 28 to Friday, May 2, 2014.  Operation Clean-Sweep will be a collaborative effort with the police, code compliance and engineering departments,...

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Groundbreaking for Peotone Airport Could be 2016

A south suburban airport in Peotone is moving closer to reality. The secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation speaking before the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation Friday said they hope to break ground in 2016. Illinois has already purchased...

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Trail Networks Growing in the Region

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[Mitch Barloga, NIRPC]
As more and more Region residents hit the trails of northwest Indiana, work continues to connect these paths... connecting communities...and the lakefront counties of Lake, Porter and LaPorte. Mitch Barloga, Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) Transportation...

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