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Rain Barrel Program Available for Merrillville Residents

The Town of Merrillville Stormwater Utility Department's rain barrel program is underway. Executive Director Matt Lake told the Region News Team the rain barrels are a great way for Merrrillville residents and businesses to collect and store rainwater from your...

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New Survey Ranks Chicago Nation's Funniest City

It may seem that most sitcoms, comedians and improv schools are in New York....but a new survey says you'll find more laughs somewhere else. ABC News reports it may be the 'Second City,' but Chicago's first on this list. The...

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Trash Can Fire in LaPorte Damages Home

LaPorte PD


An investigation continues into a fire in LaPorte that initial observations indicate was intentionally set. LaPorte Police announced today that authorities were dispatched to the 300 block of Rockwood Street, just after 4:30pm on Thursday. Through the course of an...

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RX Drop Boxes Available Year-Round

If you happened to not take advantage of National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, you need not worry, as the prescription drug drop boxes are available at most every police department in Lake County.  St. John Police Corp. and...

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Indiana Launches National Infant Immunization Week

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INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana helps to launch the 20th National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW). Indiana was selected as the launch state by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to call attention to the state’s immunization successes, as well as to the...

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PHS Student Porter Co Red Ribbon Scholarship Winner

2014 RR Scholarship Winner

(Photo Courtesy of the Porter County Substance Abuse Council.
From left to right: Tim Kunstek, Dir of Student Services at PHS and
scholarship winner Ashley Barnas.)


The Porter County Substance Abuse Council has announced Portage High School Senior Ashley Barnas...

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WX Sirens in Kouts Out, Hope to Be Back Soon

There are no working weather sirens in Kouts at this time, but the hope to have them back working again soon, as a technician is anticipated to be available today or tomorrow. Porter County's Emergency Management Director Russell Shirely in...

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US HS Graduation Rate Above 80% for 1st Time Ever

For the first time in US history, the high school graduation rate has risen above 80 percent. ABC News reports 81 percent of America's high school students are graduating - and that may be a milestone. But there are decidedly...

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Numerous Arrests Made During Lake Co Street Sweep

Lake Co. Sherrif


A total of 30 subjects were arrested in a “street sweep” initiative in Lake County. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports numerous local agencies participated in the sweep, which took place in Gary on Friday. Authorities set up a command post at...

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US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Donald Bufford

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(Photo Courtesy of the US Marshals Service)

A 31 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for two-counts of burglary and residential entry is this week's “Fugitive of the Week” by the US Marshals Service, Great Lakes...

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