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Meteor Shower and Super Moon Weekend

For Region stargazers - a double treat this weekend.   It's the time of year for the Perseids, and Indiana Dunes State Park will host its eighth annual Perseid Meteor Stargaze on Aug. 9 from 8:30 p.m. to dawn at...

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Man Arrested After Incident Prompting Statewide Alert

In Merrillville, police say a Hammond man was taken to the Lake County Jail Thursday night facing multiple charges after an incident that prompted a statewide alert, with an Amber Alert that was pending license plate information on the suspect...

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Car-Train Collision in Gary

We have word of a collision involving a car and a freight train in Gary this morning, in the area of Lake Street and Miller Avenue in the Miller section of the city.  The Lake County Coroner has reportedly been...

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Last Porter Co Household Haz Collection Event for 2014

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There's just one more household hazardous waste collection event scheduled for Porter County residents this year, and it's this weekend. Lake Michigan Districts Household Hazardous Waste crews will be at Portage High School collecting those items from 9 am to...

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New Initiative in East Chicago to Address Truancy

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In East Chicago, police report a new initiative will begin when students start school later this month to address truancy and the overwhelming issues associated with communities that experience unacceptable numbers of unexcused absences from the classroom. Police Chief Mark...

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Purdue University Northwest Designation on Hold for Now

The Purdue University Board of Trustees last month approved the name “Purdue University Northwest” for the future, single Purdue university of two campuses in northwest Indiana, but it will be some time before that moniker will be utilized. The Chancellor's...

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US 231 in DeMotte Closed Saturday for Touch of Dutch

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This Saturday US 231 will be closed within the DeMotte city limits from 7:30am until noon for the “Touch of Dutch” festival. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office and DeMotte Police report during this time a 5-K race and parade will...

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Owner of Kelsey's Dies After Crash in Michigan City

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A Valparaiso businessman died on Wednesday at a South Bend Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a crash Tuesday afternoon in Michigan City. The Times reports 74 year old Jack Hood was heading...

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In-Home Tattoo Kits Recalled for Bacterial Contamination

If you're interested in getting a tattoo or thinking of adding more ink to your body, you might want to check the ink bottle first.  ABC News reports the warning comes from the Food and Drug Administration and is directed...

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Valpo PD Resolve Suspicious Incident at Daycare Center

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In Valparaiso, police now report the subject allegedly involved in Wednesday's suspicious incident at Growing Kids Learning Center had no criminal intent and was in fact related to a couple of the children. Police report that early this afternoon (Thursday)...

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