Fatal Shooting in East Chicago

The Lake County Coroners office today said an 18-year-old East Chicago man became the victim of homicide overnight. Coroners officials say Kemond Coleman was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound in the 38-hundred block of Alder Street shortly before 4-o'clock...

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73rd Ave Bridge over I-65 Closing for Two Weeks

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The Indiana Department of Transportation says the 73rd Avenue bridge over Interstate 65 in Merrillville will close for two weeks, starting this Monday, July 28, for repairs and maintenance.  The closure affects 73rd Avenue, or Old Lincoln Highway, between Broadway...

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Convicted Former Nose Doctor Moved to Halfway House

[Mark Weinberger]
A former Merrillville nose and sinus doctor who pleaded guilty to 22 counts of health care fraud after being accused of billing insurance companies for medical procedures never performed is moving closer to freedom.  Mark Weinberger has been...

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Arraignment for Man Accused of Killing Gary Officer

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[Carl Blount]
A Gary man appeared for his arraignment in Lake County court Friday, accused of killing veteran Gary Police officer Jeffrey Westerfield. 25-year-old Carl Blount was charged with murder Thursday. Westerfield was found fatally shot inside his squad car...

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Next Week Final Week to Enjoy ValPLAYso

(Photo Courtesy of the Valpo Parks Foundation)

Next week is the final week to enjoy the current ValPLAYso playground. Valpo Parks Foundation Executive Director John Seibert told the Region News Team that even though the new ValPLAYso playground will not...

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Campaign to Lower Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

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(Photo Courtesy of the Lake County Coroner's Office. Right of
Coroner Frey is Kathy Podorsek, RN, Clinical Director “The Birth Place”
next to Kathy is Amber Cole RN, Nurse Educator both of St. Anthony’s Hospital.)

Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey...

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Gary Mayor to Share Strategies to Address Spike in Crime

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In light of the spike in crime in the City of Gary, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will be hosting a press conference on Monday morning to share a multi-faceted strategy which focuses on enforcement, prevention, education and technology. Mayor Freeman-Wilson and...

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Crash on Governor's Motorcycle Ride, Pence Not Involved

Four participants at an event today to promote motorcycle awareness were involved in a crash. ABATE of Indiana's annual Ride With The Governor began this morning at the Statehouse and included three stops along the 141 mile route, in Columbus,...

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Westville Man Wanted on Warrant Captured After Chase

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A 38 year old Westville man wanted on an arrest warrant for dealing heroin is in custody after leading police on a chase Tuesday. The LaPorte County Sheriff's Office announced today that James Brinsfield has been additionally charged with resisting...

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Coroner Seeking Help to Locate Next of Kin of Gary Man


Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey is asking for the public's help in locating family members of a 69 year old Gary man who recently died. Justo Arazoza died in his home on July 3 rdof natural causes. The Coroner...

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