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House Destroyed in Overnight Fire

An overnight fire destroyed a house, shed, garage and a pickup truck in northwest Indiana today, officials say. Union Volunteer Fire Chief Tim Beach told the Region News Team Union Township and other area fire crews were dispatched to the...

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Six Region Cities Chosen for Green Fleet Program

A nonprofit environmental organization funded by the U.S. Department of Energy has chosen six Region cities to join a program that aims to make municipal vehicles go greener. Officials at South Shore Clean Cities have announced that Dyer, East Chicago,...

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Tornado Watch Issued

Severe weather could impact the Region's morning commute.  A Tornado Watch was issued early this morning for the Chicagoland area, including Lake and Porter Counties in Northwest Indiana, until 9 am Central Time.  Here's a link to the National Weather...

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Teen Dies After Jumping Into Lake Michigan

The body of a Lake County teenager was recovered from the waters of Lake Michigan Monday night. Indiana Conservation Officers say Monday evening 18-year-old Jose Alcazar of Hammond and two other friends were swimming near the newly-constructed fishing pier in...

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Indiana Career Council Adopts Strategic Plan

Indianapolis - The Indiana Career Council today adopted a formal strategic plan to provide guidance to the Indiana General Assembly regarding alignment of the state’s education, business and workforce development sectors to better address the state’s resource and activities to ensure...

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Section of Park Ave in Valpo Closed Starting Tuesday

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In Valparaiso, officials report that starting tomorrow afternoon Park Avenue, between Yellowstone Road and Center Street, will be closed for the installation of storm sewer piping. The work will take place starting at 1pm tomorrow and continue through Tuesday, June...

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Investigation Continues into Drowning of Two Gary Boys

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An investigation continues after two siblings from Gary drowned over the weekend in an area of water located in the four-thousand block of Missouri Street in Hobart. Hobart Police report officers swam to depths greater than 12-feet to retrieve the...

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More Ignition Switch Related Recalls for GM

General Motors announced another new recall today and it's for the same problem that has plagued other cars. ABC News reports GM is recalling an additional three million cars for problems with ignition switches. Something as simple as striking a...

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Man Arrested After Stabbing Outside LaPorte Bar

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A man was stabbed during an incident outside JJ's Sideout Bar and Grill early Sunday morning. LaPorte Police report officers were called to the scene at 3:18am, and upon arrival observed a large...

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LaPorte Man in Custody on Preliminary Murder Charge

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A 47 year old LaPorte man was taken into custody on a preliminary charge of murder after an apparent homicide. LaPorte Police report officers responded to a residence in the one-hundred block of...

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