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Ex-Pastor Seeks to Overturn Sentence

An attorney for the former leader of First Baptist Church of Hammond is seeking to get his client's sentence overturned. According to a report in the Times, the Florida lawyer contends defense attorneys for Jack Schaap provided ineffective counsel. Two...

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IU Health Opens Facility in State Government Center

It's the first medical center to be housed inside this building. Governor Mike Pence joined executives from IU Health Monday to officially open the new Health and Wellness Center at the Indiana Government Center in Indianapolis. The facility provides a...

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Get Ready for Glamping at the State Park

If 'roughing it' isn't for you, Indiana Dunes State Park is offering a twist on traditional camping this weekend, June 6-8.   Glamorous camping, or glamping, is a way to experience the outdoors without giving up creature comforts, and the weekend...

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Indiana Primary Turnout was 13-Percent

Thirteen-percent of Indiana's registered voters went to the ballot box in last month's primaries according to a newly-released report. Secretary of State Connie Lawson says she believes the actual turnout is higher, and that with the state in the midst...

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Gary Schools Face Decision on Closures

The fate of a number of Gary's public schools could be decided this afternoon. The School Board is expected to take a vote on a proposal to close Brunswick and Webster Elementaries, the Lincoln Achievement Center, the Watson Academy for Boys...

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Meeting for Southmoor Park Residents in Merrillville on 6/4

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In Merrillville, residents of Southmoor Park subdivision are invited to a second public meeting on a drainage improvement project. During a recent Region News Makers interview, Merrillville Stormwater Utility Executive Director Matt Lake says the focus for this meeting will...

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Take a Minute to Learn Hands-Only CPR

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This week is National CPR Awareness Week and the American Heart Association is encouraging Hoosiers to take one-minute and learn hands-only CPR by watching an instructional video. Officials say of the over 420-thousand sudden cardiac arrests in the US every...

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Culvert Installations to Close Section of CR 900 S in Hebron

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In Hebron, the Porter County Highway Department reports a section of County Road 900 South, from County Road 250 West to County Road 400 West, will be closed tomorrow through Thursday afternoon for two culvert installations. The closure will take...

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Illinois Gay Marriage Law Now in Effect

Illinois has become the sixteenth state to legalize gay marriage. Today, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn was on hand for the same sex marriage of Jim Darby and Patrick Bova, a couple who have been together for 50 years.  Governor Quinn...

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Backups continue both directions of the 80/94 Corridor

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The right lane eastbound I-94 remains closed at mile marker 18 near the State Rd. 249/Portage exit as of 5:00 CDT this afternoon due to clean up of an earlier crash that reportedly involved 2 semis.  As a result of...

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