Lake County Applies for Pilot Preschool Program

Lake County is vying, via the One Region group, to be one of five counties chosen to share ten-million dollars to set up a pilot pre-kindergarten program approved by state lawmakers this year. The non-profit One Region was formed by...

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Man Seriously Hurt in Crash Near Gary

Lake County Sheriffs Police say a man was seriously injured in a crash Sunday morning near Gary. Officials say the Lake County Accident Reconstruction Team responded at about 5:45 am after the driver of a pickup truck northbound on Marshall...

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Power Outages in the Region

8am  -- Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) is reporting about 44-hundred customers without power at this hour. About 19-hundred outages are in Michigan City, and more than eight-hundred in Wheeler. Other local areas with outages include Gary, LaPorte, Lake...

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Gary Police Investigate Shooting Death

Gary Police and Lake County CSI are investigating a homicide. The Lake County Coroners office says 22-year-old Jaque Jones of Gary sustained a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene in an alley in the 400 block of...

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Ind Same-Sex Couples Wait and See What's Next

A halt to gay marriage in Indiana -- a federal appeals court Friday put on hold a judge's order that two days earlier struck down a ban on same-sex marriage -- and thousands of newlywed couples now don't know where...

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Millions in Repairs Needed at Gary Schools

According to the Times today, most of the remaining public schools in Gary are in need of a total of at least six-and-a-half million dollars worth of repairs and upgrades. The Gary Community School Corporation recently voted to close six...

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President Chooses Region Native for VA Post


President Obama plans to nominate Lake County-native Robert McDonald as the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs. McDonald, a West Point graduate, was most recently the CEO of Procter and Gamble. He was with P&G for 33 years. According the White...

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Buncich to Lead Lake County Democrats

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich starts the new week as the new leader of Lake County's Democratic party. Precinct committee members Saturday chose Buncich to succeed Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr, who announced in May he would be stepping down...

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Flight Diverted After Emergency Slide Deploys

United Airlines tells ABC News an accidental emergency slide deployment inside a flight from Chicago to Southern California late Sunday forced pilots of Flight 1463 to divert the aircraft. It's not known why the emergency slide deployed inside the galley. ...

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Region's Own Serves Aboard Advanced US Navy Sub

Justin Short

A U.S. Navy missile technician from Gary is serving aboard one of the world's most advanced submarines.  According to the Navy's Office of Community Outreach, Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Short is currently defending America aboard the USS Louisiana.  The Navy's ballistic missile submarines, often called "boomers," serve as undetectable launch platforms for intercontinetal ballistic missiles and are designed for extended patrols, spending an average of 77-days at seas.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Andre T. Richard/Released)

"Why Being There Matters"
On our planet, more than 70 percent of which is covered by water, being there means having the ability to act from the sea.  The Navy is uniquely positioned to be there; the world's oceans give the Navy the power to protect America's interests anywhere, and at any time. Your Navy protects and defends America on the world's oceans.  Navy ships, submarines, aircraft and, most importantly, tens of thousands of America's finest young men and women are deployed around the world doing just that.  They are there now.  They will be there when we are sleeping tonight.  They will be there every Saturday, Sunday and holiday this year.  They are there around the clock, far from our shores, defending America at all times.

Thank you very much for your support of the men and women in U.S. Navy, deployed around the clock and ready to protect and defend America on the world's oceans.

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