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Ivy Tech to Celebrate Record Number of Graduates

A record number of students -- nearly 20-thousand-400 -- are graduating from Ivy Tech statewide. The community college says the number represents an estimated increase of 22-percent over last year. The local commencement ceremony is this Saturday, May 10 at...

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Lake County Sheriff's Dept Patrol Boat Repower

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The Lake County Sheriff's Department says a recently-completed upgrade of their marine patrol boat illustrates the importance of partnerships with governmental agencies as well as the private sector. Marine 1, a 1995 Silver Ships 36-foot patrol/search and rescue boat was...

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Millions Wait to be Claimed in the Region

There's more than 48-million dollars in unclaimed property waiting to be claimed by Region residents – and of that, nearly 35-million dollars worth is in Lake County. That figure mostly represents cash assets like money sitting in savings and checking...

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Click It or Ticket Campaign Begins Friday, May 9th

Numerous law enforcement agencies in northwest Indiana will be stepping up enforcement as part of an Operation Pull Over Blitz “Click It or Ticket” campaign, which begins tomorrow and continues through Sunday, June 1 st. The National Highway Traffic...

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Volunteers Needed for Latest 5x5x5 Cleanup in Gary

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Volunteers are still needed for the City of Gary's latest Five-by-Five-by-Five Neighborhood Revitalization Project. City officials say Saturday's cleanup effort will take place in the Brunswick neighborhood and will cover 3 rdAvenue through 9 thAvenue and Clark Road...

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RR Crossing at S Colfax in Griffith Closed Until 5/14

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An unforeseen equipment issue will keep the railroad crossing at South Colfax Avenue in Griffith closed to vehicular traffic until next week. City officials report they anticipate the crossing the crossing will reopen by 12pm, Wednesday, May 14 th....

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Valpo Offering Rain Barrels at Reduced Rate

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The City of Valparaiso is offering residents the opportunity to purchase rain barrels at a reduced rate. Officials say the 55 gallon rain barrels are available to the first 200 participants who live...

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Purdue Calumet to Award 50,000th Degree Saturday

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Purdue University Calumet will award its 50-thousandth degree on Saturday afternoon during ceremonies recognizing a spring graduation class of more than one-thousand undergraduate and graduate scholars at the Hammond Civic Center. Chancellor Thomas Keon says, “the awarding of 50-thousand degrees...

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Lockdown at Dover Airforce Base Lifted, No Shooter Found

A lockdown at Dover Air Force base in Delaware has been lifted after a possible shooter was reported on the premises. The lockdown, which was instituted at 11am EST was reportedly due to a suspicious person and was lifted at...

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Studies Show Number of C-Section Births Rising

Recent studies have shown the number of women giving birth by C-section has been growing. Now a new study casts doubts on whether they're being done for the right reasons. ABC News reports medical necessity, not financial factors should drive...

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