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Lowell Post Welcomes Five New Troopers

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Five new troopers reported for duty today (Mon May 12) at the Indiana State Police Post in Lowell. They are five of 47 new troopers reporting to their districts of assignment following graduation from the 73rd Indiana State Police Recruit...

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Hillshire Brands to Acquire Pinnacle Foods

Chicago-based Hillshire Brands today announced plans to acquire Pinnacle Foods in a deal valued at six-point-six billion dollars. The combined company, which will operate under the Hillshire Brands name and remain in Chicago, will include key frozen, refrigerated and center...

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Underground Blast Leaves Crater in Calumet City

In south-suburban Calumet City, there've been no injuries reported in an underground explosion Sunday night. The blast that occurred during heavy rain left a crater over twenty-feet-wide, twenty-feet-deep near Burnham Avenue and Heritage Drive. No word at this time what...

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Purdue Team Studying MERS Virus

In West Lafayette, Purdue experts have been working on way to block a dangerous virus just recently diagnosed for the first time in the United States in Munster.   A team of Purdue University researchers is creating molecules designed to shut...

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MERS Hotline Closed, Munster Patient Released

The Indiana State Department of Health has closed the MERS hotline, as calls have slowed down significantly. The individual who was being treated for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was released from Community Hospital in Munster Friday, health officials say....

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Storms Sweep Across Region

Severe weather in the Region Sunday night took down trees and left thousands without power.   So much hail it looked like snow covering the ground in parts of northwest Indiana Sunday evening. A tornado touchdown was reported just a few...

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Ultra-Light Crash Claims Life Downstate

A 72 year-old Indiana man reportedly lost his life Saturday as a result of an ultra-light aircraft crash near Attica in Fountain County.  Preliminary reports show that the incident occurred near the Rob Roy Covered Bridge when for reasons unknown...

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Purdue University Calumet Awards a Milestone

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A computer science scholar from Schererville walked across the dais and made history Saturday at Purdue University Calumet's Commencement Exercises at the Hammond Civic Center.


According to the university, 23 year-old Raymond S. Smith received its 50,000th degree during the...

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May 12th-May 18th: National Salvation Army Week

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The organization that has been helping those in need for nearly 150 years celebrates it's 60th nationally observed week this week.  National Salvation Army Week, first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954, recognizes the Salvation Army's work on...

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A Community-Wide Conversation on Substance Abuse

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Every two years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sponsors Town Hall meetings all across country to educate communities about underage drinking and rally them for prevention.  The Porter County Substance Abuse Council will be holding its Town...

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