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Underground Blast Leaves Crater in Calumet City

In south-suburban Calumet City, there've been no injuries reported in an underground explosion Sunday night. The blast that occurred during heavy rain left a crater over twenty-feet-wide, twenty-feet-deep near Burnham Avenue and Heritage Drive. No word at this time what...

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Purdue Team Studying MERS Virus

In West Lafayette, Purdue experts have been working on way to block a dangerous virus just recently diagnosed for the first time in the United States in Munster.   A team of Purdue University researchers is creating molecules designed to shut...

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MERS Hotline Closed, Munster Patient Released

The Indiana State Department of Health has closed the MERS hotline, as calls have slowed down significantly. The individual who was being treated for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was released from Community Hospital in Munster Friday, health officials say....

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Storms Sweep Across Region

Severe weather in the Region Sunday night took down trees and left thousands without power.   So much hail it looked like snow covering the ground in parts of northwest Indiana Sunday evening. A tornado touchdown was reported just a few...

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Ultra-Light Crash Claims Life Downstate

A 72 year-old Indiana man reportedly lost his life Saturday as a result of an ultra-light aircraft crash near Attica in Fountain County.  Preliminary reports show that the incident occurred near the Rob Roy Covered Bridge when for reasons unknown...

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Purdue University Calumet Awards a Milestone

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A computer science scholar from Schererville walked across the dais and made history Saturday at Purdue University Calumet's Commencement Exercises at the Hammond Civic Center.


According to the university, 23 year-old Raymond S. Smith received its 50,000th degree during the...

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May 12th-May 18th: National Salvation Army Week

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The organization that has been helping those in need for nearly 150 years celebrates it's 60th nationally observed week this week.  National Salvation Army Week, first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954, recognizes the Salvation Army's work on...

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A Community-Wide Conversation on Substance Abuse

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Every two years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sponsors Town Hall meetings all across country to educate communities about underage drinking and rally them for prevention.  The Porter County Substance Abuse Council will be holding its Town...

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MERS Patient Recovers and is Released from Hospital

One week after a healthcare worker contracted the first U.S. case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus comes word he has fully recovered and was released from Community Hospital in Munster on Friday.  The Times is reporting that the patient,...

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Indiana Man Charged with Threatening to Kill Boehner

A New Castle, Indiana man has been charged with threatening to kill House Speaker John Boehner, angry over Congress's failure to extend unemployment insurance. ABC News reports the FBI says 32-year-old Brandon Thompson not only sent the speaker a threatening...

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