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State Approves Request to Lease Vacant Purdue Center

The State Budget Committee Thursday approved a request from Ivy Tech Community College to lease the vacant Purdue Academic Learning Center on Connecticut Drive in Crown Point, near the Merrillville town border. Crown Point State Representative Shelli VanDenburgh says this...

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Teen Killed in Sauk Village Shooting, 3 Injured

Police in south suburban Sauk Village say a teenager was killed and three people were wounded when gunfire broke out outside a strip mall in the 17-hundred block of Sauk Trail Thursday afternoon. Authorities say a preliminary investigation shows two...

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LaPorte Mayor Appoints Incoming City Engineer

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City of LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo today announced the appointment of a new City Engineer. Nicholas Minich, a LaPorte native, will begin the position effective Monday, August 18 th, and replaces previous City Engineer Dale Clingerman who retired in...

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Charges Filed in Sunday's Two Separate Traffic Crashes

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ABOVE: Clarence Triplett. BELOW: Dylan Reeves.)

Charges were filed today in reference to two separate traffic crashes in Lake County on Sunday, one of which resulted in a fatality. The Lake County...

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US-231 Closure Rescheduled for Monday 8/18

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Different sources saying different things may be confusing some area drivers concerning the closure of US-231 in the Crown Point and Hebron areas for pending road work.  Upon checking directly, the Indiana Department of Transportation has confirmed that both Chip...

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Website Launched to Promote Stops Along Toll Road

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A new travel website has been launched to encourage travelers along the Indiana Toll Road to stay in hotels and spend more time in the area. The Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission reports the website, http://8090exits.com/, will allow Toll...

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Charge Filed in Munster Chase Bank Robbery

Charge Filed in Munster Chase Bank Robbery

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Charge Filed in Munster Chase Bank Robbery

One count of robbery was presented today to the Lake County Prosecutor's Office against the 38 year old Illinois man suspected of robbing the Chase Bank on Tuesday morning. Munster Police report Kenneth...

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New Words Added to Oxford's Online Dictionary

A major dictionary has added some new words to its lexicon. ABC News reports one of the new words in Oxford's online dictionary "cray" is crazy without the time consuming extra syllable. "Hot mess" is one of the trendy new...

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ISP Join with Chicago PD to Stem Gun Violence

In Illinois, starting today, state police are joining forces with the Chicago Police Department's Fugitive Apprehension Unit in a new crime-fighting initiative meant to stem ongoing gun violence in Chicago. Forty Illinois State Police officers will be working in the...

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Two Arrested on Drug Charges in LaPorte

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ABOVE: Devonte Stevens. BELOW: Anthony Santolino.)

Two men were arrested on Wednesday as a result of on-going investigations involving the distribution of narcotics and illegal drugs in and around the LaPorte area. The...

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