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Midwest Metals Expanding Michigan City Facility

A company is expanding its Michigan City facility.  City officials say Midwest Metal Products is the leading manufacturer of rolled angle rings and rolled structural shapes. Construction of the 27,000-square-foot metal addition begins immediately on their current facility at 111 Mariner Drive. Construction...

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Merrillville Takes Another Look at Blight Plan

In Merrillville, a committee formed to curb blight and address the issue of vacant and abandoned homes is taking another look at how to go about that. According to the Times today, council members were told they received some misinformation...

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Porter County Taste of Care is June 19

Porter County Taste of Care is happening at the Expo Center tomorrow (Thursday Jun 19), 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Ron Donahue, Director of Business Development for Prompt Ambulance, says the event showcases the culinary skills of the medical community.  The...

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Impacts of Great Lakes Ice Still Felt in May

The impacts of the extreme winter continued to be felt on the Great Lakes into late spring. The Lake Carriers Association says year-to-date, the Lakes ore trade stands at 12-point-7 million tons, down 26-percent compared to a year ago, a...

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Man Charged in La Porte Woman's Death

A 47-year-old LaPorte man was charged with murder Tuesday in the death of a woman in her 70s whose body authorities say was found inside a freezer. Officials have identified the victim as Birdie Elder. LaPorte County Coroner John Sullivan...

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Auction Ahead for Former Hammond Roller Rink

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Countless Region teens spent hours roller skating to the sounds of taped organ music, and later, popular records, at this local landmark, and soon, it'll be up for bid. The Times today says the former Roller Dome Skating Rink on...

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Fund Started for Boys' Funerals

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An area teacher has started a fund to help pay funeral expenses for two young Gary brothers who drowned in Hobart Saturday. Authorities say 9-year-old Donel  Smith and 8-year-old Terrion Smith died after going into an area of water just...

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Severe T-Storm Warning Until 7:30pm CDT

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for East-Central LaPorte County until 7:30pm CDT. Quarter-size hail and 60 mile per hour wind gusts are associated with this storm....

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Porter Co Salvation Army Food Supplies/Funds Dwindling

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The Salvation Army of Porter County is in need of monetary donations to help the needy and destitute. Major John Welch says they are making this special plea because their holiday donations have long since been depleted and they are...

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FTC Seeking Help from Hackers to Find Cure for Robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission is soliciting help from hackers in the search for a cure - for "robocalls." ABC' News reports the Federal Trade Commission is so fed up it's going to Def Con 22 - the annual hackers conference...

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