Purdue Researcher at Concussion Summit

A Purdue researcher was among those taking part in the White House “Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit” Thursday.  The day-long summit was called by President Obama, who was joined by young athletes, parents, coaches, academics and experts, athletes,...

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Deacon Miguel Mike Arredondo, 1957-2014

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Visitation is today and funeral services are tomorrow (May 31) for former Lake County Police Chief and longtime former Lake County Police officer, Deacon Miguel "Mike" Arredondo of East Chicago. Arredondo was on the police force for 24 years, including...

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NICTD Plans Mock Casualty Drill Saturday

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The operators of the South Shore are planning a mock casualty exercise this Saturday (May 31). Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) together with the Town of Porter Fire Department will conduct the drill in the area of Mineral Springs...

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Valpo Schools Announce Next 21st Century Meeting

 Valparaiso Schools will hold their next meeting on planning for a 21st Century learning experience tomorrow (Sat May 31st) at Thomas Jefferson Middle School cafeteria, at 10 am. The first special meeting on the concept was held earlier this...

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Lake Co DUI Task Force Plans Hobart Checkpoint

The Lake County DUI Task Force has announced plans to conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the Hobart area sometime this weekend. Officials say drivers will be detained for about two minutes unless signs of impairment are visible.  The Lake County...

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EC Lift Bridge Closed, Indianapolis Blvd


In East Chicago this morning, the Indianapolis Boulevard lift bridge is reportedly malfunctioning and may not be operational until later today.  Therefore, Indianapolis Boulevard is closed at that location.  Travelers are advised to choose an alternate route....

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Alcoa Expands in NW Indiana, Adding 329 Jobs


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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