Fire at Former Hobart Church Hall

In Hobart Wednesday night, crews responded to a fire at the former St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Hall near 49 thand Liverpool on the far west side of the city around 8-o'clock. No injuries were reported and investigators are working...

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Two NW Indiana Banks Receive National Honor

Indiana Bankers Association

A number of banks in the Hoosier state, members of the Indiana Bankers Association, were honored in April as “Top 200 Community Banks” in the country by American Banker magazine, including two in northwest Indiana. Horizon Bank in Michigan City...

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Secret Tracking Through Smart Phone Apps

You may like how your smart-phone's geo-location services can show you the closest coffee shop, but that technology also put you at risk of being stalked. The use of so-called "stalking apps" -- which can secretly track people through their...

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Donations Sought for Resale Shop to Benefit Those in Need

NeighborLink Porter County
A not-for-profit organization in Porter County is now accepting donations for a resale store anticipated to open in Chesterton by the end of June. Judy Alders, Executive Director of NeighborhoodLink Porter County, told the Region News Team they are accepting...

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Ofcky Search Continues, ATF Leading Investigation

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(Photo Courtesy of the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office)

The search continues for a LaPorte County man charged for possession of an explosive device. The LaPorte County Sheriff's Office reports they were called to the 72-hundred block of County Road 125...

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Observance Celebrates Cancer Survivors

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(Photo Courtesy of Franciscan St. Margaret Health)

An observance was recently held honoring patients who have survived cancer at Franciscan St. Margaret Health's Hammond and Dyer campuses. The observance was part of the annual National Cancer Survivors Day program. Officials...

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Lake Co a Pre-Qualified Finalist for Pre-K Pilot Program


Lake County is one of 18 counties in Indiana announced as pre-qualified finalists for the five-county pre-K pilot program. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, or FSSA, reports the pre-qualified counties represent 12 urban and six rural counties from...

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LaPorte Co Jail Implements New Way to Access Inmate Info

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The LaPorte County Jail has implemented a new Automated Information System designed to allow the public 24 hours a day, seven-days a week access to inmate information. LaPorte County Jail Commander Michael Kellems told the Region News Team the new...

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Americans Owe $1 Trillion in Student Loan Debt

Student loan debt is in the focus on Capitol Hill today. Americans owe one trillion dollars in student loan debt more than for credit cards or car loans. The Senate Budget Committee is hearing testimony from former students and economist...

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One Dead After Canoeing Accident on Kankakee River

In southwest-suburban Wilmington, Illinois, a 20-year-old man is dead after a canoeing accident on the Kankakee River. Three others were able to get to safety. Responders using sonar located the man in the water Tuesday night, and he was pronounced...

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