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500 Pounds of Sulfer Released in BP Explosion

More than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide was released into the air as a result of an explosion at BP's Whiting Refinery Wednesday night. The Times reports BP issued a statement saying there is no indication the incident resulted in...

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VanDenburgh Holding Legislative Office Hours Today

State Representative Shelli VanDenburgh of Crown Point will be holding legislative office hours at three locations in Lake County today (Friday). VanDenburgh says there are many issues that face the 19th District and the state and she would love to...

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219: Region Invited To Taste Of Duneland

Come spend the last unofficial Saturday of Summer sampling some of the best food Duneland has to offer. The 7th Annual Taste of Duneland runs this weekend in Chesterton's Thomas Centennial Park from 11am-11pm next to the European Market. Bring...

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Post Season Possibility for SouthShore Railcats

Even with a 6-1 loss to the Sioux City Explorers in an away game last night, the Gary SouthShore Railcats are currently tied for the lead in the American Association Central Division with just four games left.  According to the...

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New Art Gallery to Open Tuesday Sept. 2nd at Taltree

Region residents are being invited to browse and purchase artwork at the opening of a new White Ripple Art Gallery at Taltree Arboretum this Tuesday.  According to Anicia Kosy the Arboretum's Communications Director, White Ripple Gallery and Company is partnering...

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Internet-Savvy Hoosiers Help State Reach New Heights

If you have ever gone online to access immunization records at MyVaxIndiana-dot-com, you have helped the state reach a milestone.  According to the Indiana State Department of Health, more than 50,000 records have been accessed since their groundbreaking online tool...

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Camp Summit in La Porte County could be Shuttered

Upon hearing word that Camp Summit in La Porte County could close for budgetary reasons, Indiana House Democratic Leader, Scott Pelath from Michigan City, fired off a letter to Governor Mike Pence.  According to Pelath, the governor and the state...

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AT&T Makes Corporate Gift to Lake Area United Way

The Lake Area United Way was on the receiving end of a significant corporate gift given recently by AT&T.  The United Way reports that the $8,000 gift was presented at the agency's office in Griffth.  An AT&T spokesperson says, "We...

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Hobart Marine Corps Monthly Tribute to Fallen Troops

The public is invited to a ceremony Friday, August 31st, in Hobart where the names of fallen troops from the area are read out loud.  The Hobart Marine Corps League will be reading seven names at the ceremony, which starts...

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Volunteers Needed for Beach Cleanup in September

The Alliance for the Great Lakes' Adopt-a-Beach and Save the Dunes are seeking volunteers to help cleanup Porter Beach a Saturday in September.  According to Save the Dunes, it will a fun day at the beach, "picking up trash, testing...

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