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Alcoa Expands in NW Indiana, Adding 329 Jobs

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Leading aerospace manufacturer Alcoa Thursday broke ground on a state-of-the-art, $100 million aerospace expansion in La Porte, where the company will produce nickel-based superalloy jet engine parts. The new 320,000-square-foot facility will expand Alcoa’s reach from structural engine components for...

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Warrant Issued for Man Who Drove Into Structure in Porter

In Porter, police report a warrant has been issued for the driver of a vehicle that struck an unoccupied structure in the one-thousand block of Carlson Corners, around 2:30am Monday, causing over ten-thousand dollars in damage. Police report the driver...

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Pence Kicks Off $71.4 Million Indiana Gateway Project

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today joined representatives from Amtrak, the Federal Rail Administration and Norfolk-Southern, to officially kick-off the 71.4 million dollar Indiana Gateway project to improve a congested passenger and freight rail line between...

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15 Year Old Valpo HS Student Arrested for Bomb Threat

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A 15 year old Valparaiso High School student was arrested today after making a bomb threat of explosive devices hidden at the high school on Wednesday. Valparaiso Police Sgt. Michael Grennes told the Region News Team they received an anonymous...

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LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: Larry Davis

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A 26 year old man wanted on a felony warrant for three-counts of dealing cocaine and for failing to appear for driving while never being licensed, a misdemeanor, is this week's “Wanted Person of the...

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Measles Cases in US for 2014 at Record Levels

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today released a report showing that measles cases in the U.S. for 2014 were up to record levels at 288 even though measles had been declared eliminated in 2000. ABC News Chief Health...

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Protective Coating on Glass Floor of Willis Tower Cracks

Scary moments for some visitors at the Willis Tower in Chicago. ABC News reports the suspended glass floor started to crack 103 floors up. A spokesman for the Willis Tower says what cracked was a protective coating on the glass...

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Pence Keynotes Lakeshore Chamber Luncheon

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence was the keynote speaker today at the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Hammond. Earlier today, Governor Pence joined executives from Alcoa, a global aerospace manufacturer, to announce the company's plans...

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Three Charged with Felony Child Neglect

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Three Portage residents were arrested on Wednesday and charged with felony child neglect and maintaining a common nuisance. Portage Police report they were called to a trailer in the two-hundred block of Wade Place, just after 2pm, to assist the...

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Alcoa Announces Expansion and Hundreds of New Jobs

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence and LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo today joined executives from Alcoa, a global aerospace manufacturer, to announce the company's plans to expand its operations in LaPorte, creating up to 329 new jobs by 2019. Alcoa will invest...

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