Pack-a-Palooza Returns to the Region August 22nd


The meal packing extravaganza "Pack-a-Palooza," sponsored by the Lake Area United Way, is back for a second year!  According to the agency, the event, to be held Friday, August 22nd at Avalon Manor in Merrillville, is part of the united...

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Firearms Accident Injures Patron at Downstate Gun Club

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Indiana Conservation Officers continue to investigate an incident that injured an Indianapolis man when the barrel on his shotgun blew out at the Indiana Gun Cllub in downstate Hamilton County on Friday.  Preliminary reports say the 51 year-old man was...

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Zoeller Urges FDA to Regulate E-Cigs to Protect Minors

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller (zeller) joined 25 other state attorney generals urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday to adopt new measures to protect minors harmful and highly-addictive electronic cigarettes.

According to Zoeller's office, while the Federal...

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Dueling Protests in Chicago Over US Action in Iraq

Dueling protests in Chicago today over U.S. military action in Iraq. ABC News reports at Chicago's Daley Plaza, hundreds of demonstrators are calling for more U.S. involvement in Iraq, specifically to arm the Assyrian Christians to combat ISIS. Meanwhile blocks...

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Polish Pilgrimage March in Munster This Weekend

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Thousands of people will be marching into Munster tomorrow for the Polish Pilgrimage March. Munster Police Chief Steve Scheckel told the Region News Team that at approximately 4:30pm, five-thousand people will enter the town from Hohman Avenue. He says the...

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Crashes closes 3 lanes Eastbound Borman

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Three right lanes eastbound I-80/94 (Borman) are closed due to an injury crash with fire and emergency on the scene.  All lanes eastbound I-80/94 are backing up from the Bishop Ford to Kennedy Ave.  due to the crash.  The Indiana...

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Rose Run for Fallen Firefighter Moved Up to Saturday

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Area residents who wish to show their respect to the family of fallen New Carlisle Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Middlebrook, who lost his life fighting a fire Tuesday night, are invited to participate in a Rose Run tomorrow, hosted by...

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DUI Crackdown Now Underway Through Labor Day

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A number of law enforcement agencies in northwest Indiana, including police in LaPorte, Merrillville and Valparaiso, are participating in the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign that began today and continues through September 1st. LaPorte Police Captain Tom...

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Portage Resident is First Human West Nile Case in 2014

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In Portage, the Indiana State Department of Health has informed the city that the first human case of West Nile Virus in 2014 is a Portage resident. The City reports they have been in frequent contact with state health officials...

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Gary Car/Train Victims Identified

Two people are dead after a collision involving a car and a freight train in Gary's Miller neighborhood on the northeast side of the city this morning. The collision occurred at Lake Street and Miller Avenue. The Lake County Coroner's...

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