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Gov Issues Statement on Officers Killed in Line of Duty

Indiana Governor Mike Pence Sunday issued the following statement regarding three Indiana law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in the past week. The Governor will order flags lowered in each officer’s county of residence on the day...

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Gary Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

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Officials say three people were in custody Sunday night after a Gary Police officer was found fatally shot inside his patrol car. The Lake County Coroners office says Jeffrey Westerfield, whose 47th birthday was yesterday, was pronounced dead at the...

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Man's Body Recovered from Lake Maxinkuckee

The body of a missing 27-year-old man has been recovered from Lake Maxinkuckee in Marshall County.   Indiana Conservation Officers with the help of Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and Culver Fire, Police, and EMS recovered the man in about 15 feet...

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Tornadoes Confirmed in La Porte, Starke Counties

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National Weather Service survey crews assessing storm damage in northwest Indiana Friday confirmed four additional tornadoes, these in LaPorte, Starke and Marshall Counties, bringing the total to fourteen across the northern part of the state. One in LaPorte County briefly...

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Reports: Cubs Trade Jeff Samardzija to Oakland A's

Published reports this morning say two of the Cubs starting pitchers -- one of them Valparaiso High School grad Jeff Samardzija -- have been traded to the Oakland Athletics. In return for Samardzija and Jason Hammel, the Cubs will get...

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State Fire Marshal Urges Fireworks Safety

INDIANAPOLIS - Fireworks and the Fourth of July may go hand-in-hand, but Hoosiers are being reminded to use common sense when celebrating this week. Consumer fireworks such as firecrackers, bottle rockets, and roman candles are legal in Indiana, but State...

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School Cafeteria Replaces ID Cards with Scans

In Merrillville, student ID cards are being replaced by fingerprints in the school cafeteria. Each student in the Merrillviille Community School Corporation whose finger was scanned before school ended last month will put their right index finger on the scanner...

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Hammond Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

Naturalization ceremonies were held across the country on the 4th of July, including the city of Hammond here in northwest Indiana. Fifty people were sworn in as U.S. citizens at Hammond's Wolf Lake Pavilion, with Federal Magistrate Judge Andrew Rodovich...

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County Looks at Hospital Fund Investment Options

Officials in Porter County are moving forward on setting up a new private foundation to handle at least part of the 159-million dollars in proceeds from the sale of the former county hospital in 2007. After a unanimous vote this...

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Ten Tornadoes Confirmed in Northern Indiana

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The National Weather Service Northern Indiana Office sending out a tweet today saying due to the nature of Monday night's severe weather, they continue to survey damage from those storms. Today a team is scheduled to be out in LaPorte...

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