Cedar Lake Volunteer FD Awarded $58,000 Grant

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The Cedar Lake Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a grant worth 58-thousand dollars for protective equipment and training. First District Congressman Pete Visclosky announced the grant today, which was awarded under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters...

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COPS Bicycle Riders to Roll into NW Indiana Friday

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Participants in this year's Cops Cycling for Survivors group bicycle ride around Indiana are scheduled to roll into northwest Indiana tomorrow. The riders and their support crews will arrive at the New Carlisle Cemetery in LaPorte County at approximately 9am,...

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Valpo PD Investigating Death of Woman

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Valparaiso Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found this morning at a residence in the 23-hundred block of Beech Street. Valparaiso Fire, EMS and police responded to the scene at 7:30am for a female subject...

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Sheraton Hotel in Gary to Be Torn Down Starting July 26th

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In Gary, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson announced today that demolition of the old Sheraton Hotel is officially scheduled to begin July 26 th. The long-vacant 14-story building on Broadway right next to City...

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Malaysian Airlines Flight Shot Down Over Ukraine

A Ukrainian official says a Russian missile shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 today - as it flew near the Ukraine-Russia border. 280 passengers and 15 crew members were reportedly on board the Boeing 777. ABC News' Chief White House...

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Memorial Cross Erected for Slain Gary Police Officer


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In Gary, Lake County Sheriff John Buncich held a small ceremony Wednesday afternoon in the 26-hundred block of Van Buren Place as a cross was put up in memory of fallen Gary Police...

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Report on Landfill Space In Illinois

Illinois has a combined 21 years left in its municipal landfills statewide. That estimate taking into account 42 landfills across the state is according to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's newly-released Annual Report on Landfill Capacity. Across the state, data...

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More Cases of Chikungunya Confirmed in Indiana

Seven cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus have now been confirmed in Indiana. State health officials today announced six more Hoosiers have tested positive, and the majority have confirmed travel to the Caribbean, including four teens who were recently on...

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Hobart Names New Fire Chief

Hobart's new fire chief is a longtime firefighter who served on the city's fire department for over three decades before retiring. Wednesday Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor announced the appointment of Stephen McKown, who'll begin his new job at the beginning...

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Illinois Tollway Plans Test Site for New Technology

Imagine your smartphone paying your tolls automatically while you're on the road. The Illinois Tollway Wednesday announced plans to build a test site on the Tri-State near the Touhy Avenue Toll Plaza. The so-called 'living lab', scheduled to open in...

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