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Fatal Crash on 231 in Jasper County

Jasper Co Sheriff Dept


A 40 year old Rensselaer woman died as the result of injuries sustained Tuesday evening in a multiple vehicle crash on US 231, about ten miles north of Rensselaer. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office reports an investigation revealed a Camaro...

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Portage Twp Food Pantry Blessed by Girl Scout Donation

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(Photo Courtesy of the Portage Twp Food Pantry. Front: Judy Mollway,
Pantry Board President; Colleen Reister, and Krysten Rebeck. Back:
Amelia Lara, Director of Pantry Volunteers; and Jane Reister.)


The Portage Food Pantry is thanking a local Girl Scout troop...

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Pence to Announce Plan to Cover Uninsured on Thursday

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence is scheduled tomorrow to announce the state's plan to expand the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) as an alternative to Medicaid to cover uninsured individuals. Governor Pence has been seeking approval from the federal government to expand...

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New ICD Trial for Use in MRI's at Porter Regional Hospital

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Porter Regional Hospital today announced they are the first hospital in northwest Indiana/Chicagoland and one of only 35 sites chosen in the US to participate in a trial to implant the new Iforia implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD, for use...

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Free VITA Tax Filing Sets New Record

United Way of Porter County

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program or VITA, hosted by the United Way of Porter County, achieved a new record of 538 returns completed for the 2013 tax year, a 76 percent increase from the previous year. George Kuebler, VITA...

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Pence Directs Flags to Be Flown at Half-Staff on 5/15

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is directing flags at state facilities across the Hoosier state be flown tomorrow at half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day, which honors federal, state and local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. Governor...

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NTSB Launches Tire Safety Investigation

The tire industry is fighting legislation to get old tires off the road. ABC News reports the National Transportation Safety Board has launched a first-of-its-kind special investigation into the role of tires in hundreds of traffic accident deaths each year,...

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Valparaiso Temporary Road Restriction

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Officials in Valparaiso report the intersection of Union Street and Morgan Boulevard is expected to be closed until about 2 pm (CDT) today Wednesday May 14 for water service replacement.  The restriction affects one block....

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Departments Conduct Services for Police Week

This is National Police Week and services are being held around the country and here in the Region to remember officers who've given their lives in the line of duty. On Tuesday, Indiana State Police Lowell Post held their annual...

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Valparaiso Approves Grants for Fire Protection

In the wake of two relatively recent major fires that destroyed two structures in the city, Valparaiso will be offering grants to help local business owners pay for fire suppression and protection systems, like alarms, firewalls, automatic doors, and sprinklers....

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