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Emergency Tree Removal in Valpo Causes Road Closure

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A road closure is in effect until 3pm today in Valparaiso for an emergency tree removal. Valparaiso Public Works reports only emergency vehicles will be allowed while the work takes place in an alleyway which lies between Park Avenue and...

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Possible Link Between Red Meat and Breast Cancer

A new study says there's a possible link between red meat and breast cancer. ABC News reports that sizzling steak, that decadent burger, may come with a new risk: a possibly greater likelihood of getting breast cancer. Researchers at Harvard...

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Burning Semi Closes WB I-80/94 for About 3 Hours

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(Photos Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post)

Westbound traffic on I-80/94, just east of the Burns harbor/Porter exit, was halted for several hours after a semi-truck fire this morning (Wednesday). Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports that just before...

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Two Region Steel Mills Idle Blast Furnaces

Two blast furnaces in the Region have been idled. The Times reports US Steel had to shutdown one of the blast furnaces at Gary Works after an incident on Sunday in which no one was reported to be injured. It...

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CP Farmer's Market at Different Location This Saturday

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The Farmer's Market in Crown Point on South Main Street has a long history of being a place to go on Saturday mornings to shop, catch up with old friends and meet you neighbors, but this Saturday only, you will...

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Chesterton Joins Shared Ethics Advisory Commission

On Monday the Chesterton Town Council voted to join the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission, becoming the first Porter County community to join. Commission President Calvin Bellamy says, “by joining, Chesterton is committing to provide training on ethical decision making to...

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Groundbreaking in Whiting on New Four-Story Building

A ground breaking ceremony was held Tuesday in Whiting for a four-story building in the 15-hundred block 119...

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WB Lanes I-80/94 Closed Near US 20

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(Photos Courtesy of Tipster)

All lanes of westbound I-80/94, between State Road 49 and US 20 are closed due to a semi fire. Also the left lane of eastbound I-80/94 is closed just after US 20. No further information is...

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Death of Child at Daycare Center Ruled Accidental

An autopsy conducted on Tuesday ruled the death of a five-year old boy on Monday at a Michigan City daycare was accidental. The Times reports Amareon Williams was found hanging at Tricia's Playhouse and Daycare, in the 18-hundred block of...

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Great Lakes Finally Ice Free

It has been a long, cold winter for much of America - but the Great Lakes have really suffered. Forecasters finally revealed on Tuesday that all of the Great Lakes including Lake Superior are now ice free. It marks the...

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