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3-Day Ramp Closure in Hammond

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In Hammond, just east of the state line, the ramp from the eastbound Borman Expressway to northbound Calumet Avenue will be closed for three days this week, July 16-18, for repaving. The Indiana Department of Transportation says the work is...

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US 30 Lane Restrictions Between Valpo and Merrillville

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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces overnight lane restrictions begin on U.S. 30, between Porter County Road 250W (just west of Valparaiso) and State Road 51 in Lake County the evening of Tuesday, July 15th. U.S. 30 will be...

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Pharmacies Invited to Join 'Yellow Jug Old Drugs' Program

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This week pharmacies across Indiana will be receiving a letter encouraging them to join the Yellow Jug Old Drugs program, a way for Hoosiers to safely dispose of unwanted meds year-round. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says prescription drug abuse...

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St. John May Buy Land for Dog Park

The town of St. John has been toying with the idea of having a dog park for some time – that day might be getting closer. The Times reports St. John is looking at eight-and-a-half acres of vacant land at...

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Temporary Busing Extended to Some Midday Trains

Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District says on July 15 and 17 temporary busing between South Bend and Carroll Avenue is extended to select mid-day South Shore trains between Carroll Avenue and Dune Park because of track work in Michigan City,...

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Man Locked in Cook County Jail Files Lawsuit

A man locked for 30 hours in an Illinois jail while trying to visit his son, who is an inmate, is filing a lawsuit. ABC News reports Farad Polk's son has been a prisoner at the Cook County Jail for...

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Gas Prices Dropping in the Region, Elsewhere

Analysts said it would happen and now we're seeing it -- gas prices are on a pretty steady decline.   The Energy Department reports the price of regular unleaded has dropped 4 more cents in the past week to $3.64...

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US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Jason L. Ratliff

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A 30 year old man wanted by the US Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force for the distribution of crack cocaine is this week's “Fugitive of the Week”. Jason Ratliff is described...

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Child Support Payment Option Event to Get Driver's Licence

Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter announced today that his office will offer an opportunity later this month for individuals with a suspended driver's license, due to their failure to pay child support, to get it reinstated. Individuals will be able...

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Porter County Treasurer to Resign Effective July 25th

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Porter County's Treasurer announced today that he will resign effective July 25 th. Mike Bucko told the Region News Team he is resigning because, as he approaches 70 years of age,...

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