Crash closes the Southbound lanes of I-65 at 109th Ave.


Motorists are being urged to avoid I-65 south of the US-30 Merrillville exit as a recent crash has reportedly caused the closure of all lanes southbound I-65 at the 109th Ave. exit in Crown Point.  Traffic tipsters are reporting all...

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MC PD Issue 156 Citations During Pull Over Blitz

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Police in Michigan City announced today officers stopped 183 vehicles during their participation in the Operation Pull Over Traffic Enforcement Grant Blitz. Police report of the 156 citations issued, 134 were seat belt citations, five for suspended drivers, two for...

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US 231 Closure, West of Crown Point Starts Monday

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INDOT today announced that starting on Monday, June 9 th, US 231, between US 41 and Parrish Avenue, just west of Crown Point, will be closed through June 25 th. Crews will be repairing a railroad bridge crossing...

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Merrillville Bank Robbery Suspect in Custody

A suspect is in custody after a bank robbery this morning in Merrillville. The Times reports a 52 year old man, who described himself as homeless, entered Chase Bank in the 79-hundred block of Taft Street, around 9:45am, and handed...

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Start Dates Announced for Delayed ITR Projects

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Several construction projects on the Indiana Toll Road, which had been delayed last week due to external issues, have rescheduled start dates.

Lake Station interchange:

The next phase of this project was scheduled...

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Popular Texting Program Helping Smokers Quit

For those who want to quit smoking, a new study suggests text messages help. ABC News reports smokers who use a popular texting program to quit, are more than twice as likely as others to be successful. In a recent...

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Indiana Makes Strides in Summer Meals for Kids

Indiana is making strides when it comes to ensuring all children are able to access nutritious meals during the summer months. Hundreds of thousands of lower-income Indiana children eat free or reduced-priced lunch and breakfast during the school day. But...

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Marquette Park Becomes Drive-In for the Night

On this day in 1933, America's first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey. It just so happens that tonight is Drive-In Movie night at Gary's Marquette Park.  Transforming Marquette Park, which sits along the Lake Michigan shoreline, into...

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SmartWater CSI Kits Available to Porter Co Seniors


Fighting crime with water... SmartWater CSI. That's the name of a system using a special patented solution and a UV light to mark valuables track them back if they're stolen... and the Porter County Sheriffs Department is the only one...

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219: Friends Of Fishing - "Take A Kid Fishing"

Friends Of Fishing, along with the Valparaiso Parks Department present the annual
"Take a Kid Fishing" event at Rogers Lakewood Park in Valparaiso on Saturday, June 7th at 8am.
This family friendly event is Free and opened to the public with prizes given to the top three fish in 5 categories.
Pre-register for the event at the Valparaiso Parks Department by Friday, June 6th to receive a pass for free entrance into the park.

Donations will also be accepted to rebuild the boat ramp at Rogers Lakewood Park.

For more information, listen to my interview with Mike Sutton from Friends Of Fishing at News Audio On Demand.

Happy Fishing!



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