Dispose of Sharps at Upcoming Household Waste Collection

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Residents in LaPorte County are being asked to dispose of any needles, syringes and sharps at the Household Hazardous Waste collection next month at the LaPorte County Fair Grounds. The Sheriff's Office reports they have had an influx of needles...

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Admitted Gang Member Gets 305 Months in Prison

A 27 year old East Chicago man and admitted gang member was sentenced today to serve 305 months in prison on federal racketeering charges relating to an attempted murder in December of 2011. According to court documents, Armando Jose Velasquez...

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Current Healthy Indiana Plan Reaches Enrollment Capacity


Enrollment into the state's existing Healthy Indiana Plan has stopped. Today the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services authorized the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, or FSSA, to stop enrollment, as the point has been reached where funding...

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Murder Charge Filed in Death of Gary Police Officer

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A 25 year old Gary man has been charged in the death of veteran Gary Police Officer Jeffery Westerfield, who was found shot to death inside his patrol car on July 6 ...

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GNIAR Warning of Realty Scam Circulating in Parts of US

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Sellers and potential home buyers are asked to be wary of a scam that is circulating in some parts of the country. A man in southwest Michigan, who was just days away from closing on a new home, recently wired...

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Lake Co Sheriff to Give Update on Westerfield Investigation

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A press conference is scheduled to take place at 3pm at the Lake County Sheriff's Department where Sheriff John Buncich is anticipated to update the media on the investigation into the death of veteran Gary Police Officer Jeffery Westerfield, who was...

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Homicide Investigation Continues in East Chicago

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An investigation continues into a homicide that occurred in East Chicago Wednesday afternoon. East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker told the Region News Team officers responded to a call of shots fired about 3:10pm, at the rear of the 11-hundred...

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Gary Announces Citywide Street Paving Project

The City of Gary today announced a six-point-four-million dollar citywide street paving project. The city's Public Board of Works plans to pave 55 streets this summer. Not on that list is 15th Avenue, but that's because it will be paved...

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Beekeepers Donate Beehive for Gov's Residence

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What's the buzz in Indianapolis … a special event this week highlighting the importance of bees.  Indiana First Lady Karen Pence unveiled a beehive at the Governor’s Residence to raise awareness on how important these pollinators are to our very...

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219: Whiting Pierogi Fest Celebrates 20 Years

Whiting's Annual Pierogi Fest kicks off this weekend featuring its famous wacky Pierogi Parade starting at 7pm Friday. It will feature roller skating nuns, a Lawnmower Drill Team, and Twirling Babushka Brigade. What started as a small ethnic festival outside...

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