Fatal Shooting reported at Church Parking Lot in Griffith

A suspect is in custody as Griffith Police and the Lake County Sheriff's Department CSI unit continue to investigate a fatal shooting that reportedly occurred in the parking lot of Saint Mary's School in Griffith this afternoon.  According to the...

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Spring 2014 Turkey Hunting Season Opens Wed.

Another sign winter is gone:  Spring turkey hunting season begins this Wednesday, April 23,  2014.  The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is expecting Indiana's 45th season to be close to last year in numbers to be harvested.  According to the...

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Study Reveals Rise in area Food Insecurity Rates

Food Bank of NW Indiana

New nation-wide research shows a link between lack of consistent food access and poverty.  According to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana food insecurity remains high in Lake and Porter Counties.  Citing data released Monday in the annual "Map the...

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Gas Main Work to Restrict Portion of Evans Ave. Valpo

NIPSCO crews will begin daytime work 8 o'clock Tuesday morning to replace a gas main affecting traffic on Evans Ave. in Valparaiso.  According to the City, traffic restrictions will be in place for the north lane of Evans Avenue between...

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Treatments to Target Invasive Species in Trail Creek

Indiana DNR

It's an invasive species that if allow to grow to adult can eat 40 pounds of fish in its lifetime resulting in significant damage to the Great Lakes fishery.  To prevent that from happening the Indiana Department of Natural Resources...

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La Porte Co Sheriff's Office to Unveil High-tech gear

The La Porte County Sheriff's Office says it will hold a afternoon press conference Tuesday afternoon to unveil hi-tech equipment that will assist investigators documenting major crime and crash scenes.   According to the sheriff's office, a 3D forensic scanner that...

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Valpo PD Posts Job Opening for Admin. Asst.

Valpo PD

The Valparaiso Police Department is accepting applications now through May 2nd to fill an Administrative Assistant position.  According to the department's job posting, the position assists the Chief of Police, Assistant Chief and Patrol Captain in overseeing operations of the...

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La Porte Police trying to find Owner of lost Wallet

LaPorte PD

Police in La Porte report that a good samaritan found a men's wallet lying near a roadway of his home.  Police say the wallet contains various forms of ID and other personal papers however, attempts to locate the owner have...

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Valparaiso Works to Help City's Namesake in Chile

Valparaiso, Chile is recovering from a devasting fire that took 12 lives and destroyed more than 2,000 homes nearly two weeks ago.  Currently, the City of Valparaiso, Indiana, the
Valparaiso Family YMCA and Valparaiso University are joining efforts to help...

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative

portage pd

If you already have or are about to start spring-cleaning around your home, make sure to check for any unwanted or expired prescriptions too, but do not throw them away, instead drop them off this weekend at our local police...

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