More Indiana Cities Get Funds to Fight Blight

Ten-point-eight-million dollars has been awarded to Indiana cities in the latest round of funding to tear down old, abandoned homes in the state. The Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program provides an opportunity for local units of government in all...

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White Sox: Reinsdorf Hospitalized, Doing Fine

White Sox and Chicago Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf was taken to the hospital after experiencing an episode of lightheadedness in Cooperstown, New York, Friday night, according to a statement from the White Sox. The baseball club said the 78-year-old Reinsdorf...

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Demolition Date for Former Sheraton Hotel Arrives


In downtown Gary, the wrecking ball arrives at the old Sheraton Hotel. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson last week announced that demolition was set to officially begin today (Saturday July 26). The long-vacant 14-story building on Broadway that sits right next to...

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Crash Involving 4 Motorcyclists in Governor's Ride


Four motorcyclists taking part in the ABATE Ride With the Governor Friday were involved in a crash during the ride Friday afternoon. Indiana State Police say the accident occurred in a curve in the roadway on State Road 356, just...

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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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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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