Indiana Rep Loses Race for Majority Whip

House Republicans have chosen their new slate of leaders, following the primary defeat of majority leader Eric Cantor. ABC's Steven Portnoy reports the current number three in House GOP Leadership, Kevin McCarthy, is replacing Cantor as majority leader, and filing...

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Camp Empowers Area Youth with Physical Disabilities

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For nearly 60 summers Camp Riley, located southwest of Indianapolis at Indiana University's Bradford Woods, has been empowering youth with disabilities by taking a traditional camping environment and tailoring it to their individual needs.  Jason Mueller of Riley Children's Hospital...

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No Ruse with Man Looking for Lost Dog in Aberdeen

It turns out a man who approached three children at a playground in Aberdeen Wednesday afternoon looking for a lost dog, was doing just that. The Porter County Sheriff's Office reports the owner of the missing dog notified the Sheriff's...

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Indiana Ranks #1 for Toxic Releases into Waterways

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A new report shows the Hoosier state ranks number one in the nation for toxic releases into the water in 2012. The report entitled “Wasting Our Waterways” was complied by Environment America and found Indiana tops the toxic list with...

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Flood Advisory Issued for Newton, Parts of Lake/Jasper Co

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Flood Advisory for Newton County, southern Lake, western Jasper Counties until 11pm CDT tonight (Thursday). Across the advisory area, Doppler radar indicated an area of thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall....

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Lake Co Salvation Army Seek Donations for Pilger, NE

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The Salvation Army of Lake County is asking residents of northwest Indiana for monetary donations to help those affected by the tornadoes in Pilger, Nebraska. As of today emergency service teams remain at the scene and relief efforts will continue...

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AUDIO: Local Contestant in Miss Indiana Pageant

The Miss Indiana Pageant has gotten underway and our own Steve Zana spoke with a local contestant in this edition of the "219". To listen to the interview click News Audio On Demand at...

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LaPorte PD Reminding Teens/Parents of Curfew Rules

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In LaPorte, police offering teens and their parents a reminder regarding curfew hours. LaPorte Police say the purpose of a curfew for minors is to aid in reducing juvenile crime and to protect young people from being victimized. The City...

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Westville Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash Last Week Dies

An autopsy was scheduled for today for a Westville man who died on Wednesday afternoon at an Illinois hospital as the result of injuries sustained last week in a motorcycle crash. The Times reports Jeremy Wier was heading east on...

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Gypsy Moth Treatment in Westville June 26th

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Next week an aerial treatment to disrupt the mating process of gypsy moths will take place in Westville. Indiana DNR State Entomologist Phil Marshall told the Region News Team one or more low-flying airplanes will treat the site which helps...

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