Groundbreaking for Jackson Street of Dreams Program


Project partners broke ground in Gary Thursday for the city's “Jackson Street of Dreams”. The Fuller Center for Housing of Gary is planning to build two new homes and rehabilitate two others in the 23- and 24-hundred blocks of Jackson...

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Major Meteor Shower, Maybe

As Memorial Day weekend gets underway – Friday night into Saturday morning – Region skywatchers will be looking up... for a what could be a major meteor shower. The Camelopardalids -- referred to by some astronomers as a possible "meteor...

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Hammond Mayor Joins PUC Baseball Staff


Purdue University Calumet head baseball coach Dave Griffin has announced the addition of Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott, Jr. to the Peregrines' coaching staff. McDermott will be a volunteer assistant coach whose primary duties will involve assisting with in-game strategy and...

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Gary Considers School Closings

The head of Gary's public schools has announced a proposal to close five schools, including three elementaries and a middle-school as the district faces a multi-million dollar deficit heading into the 2014 academic year. Back in February there was also...

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Police Investigate $33k Theft from Boys and Girls Clubs

Valparaiso Police report they are investigating the internal theft of more than thirty-thousand dollars from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Porter County. The police department said the funds are believed to have been embezzled by a former employee, and...

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Memorial Day Weekend Blood Donation Opportunities

Red Cross

In light of the Memorial Day weekend, the American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to schedule appointments to give blood while making their summer plans. Tracy Fox, Communications Director for the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region, told the Region News...

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Purdue Extension Centennial

Centennial Signing Pic

(Photo Courtesy of Purdue Extension. Featured back row left to right: 2 ndDistrict Commissioner, Gerry Scheub; Nutrition Education Program Supervisor, Tonya Sanders; 4-H Youth Development Educator, Julie Jones; 4-H Youth Development Educator, Jennifer Govan; Extension Board Member, Lynda Bodie;...

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EB I-80/94 Backing up due to Crash at Ripley Street

Crash under Ripley

An injury crash has the far right lane closed eastbound Interstate 80/94 at Ripley Street.  The affected area in the Lake Station corridor is in the work zone that has a left lane restriction so currently that means only two...

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New IN Student Vaccination Requirements for Fall 2014

Indiana has approved new vaccine requirements for incoming Kindergarten and Grade 12 students, effective for the 2014 fall semester. According to the new requirements, Kindergarten students will need two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine in addition to the previously required...

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Toll Road Lane Closures Removed for Holiday Weekend


Officials with the Indiana Toll Road report a moratorium on road construction began this morning and will last until 8pm Tuesday, May 27 th, with regularly scheduled construction projects to resume on Thursday, May 29 th. ITR Concession...

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