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East Chicago Police Adding Nine New Officers

In East Chicago, Police Chief Mark Becker has announced the hiring of nine new police officers, bringing the department's staffing level to 99 officers. The new recruits will attend the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Hobart in late July...

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Fire Investigation Continues at Former Church Hall

Investigators continue to try to determine the cause of a fire Wednesday night at the former St. Sava Orthodox Church Hall on 49 thAvenue in Hobart. The company that owns the long-vacant building says it is working with the...

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Summer Driveway Safety Tips

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In an effort to keep our children safer, law enforcement agencies in Indiana are offering residential summer safety tips concerning driveways. Hammond Police Lt. Patrick Vicari told the Region News Team they ask parents...

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GM Blames Incompetence/Negligence for Delayed Recalls

General Motors blamed incompetence and negligence for a delayed recall of millions of Chevy Cobalts and other small cars. The results of an internal investigation were made public today.  ABC News reports GM fired 15 employees and punished five others....

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Hammond, Lake Station Police Recognized for Traffic Safety

Two Region police departments were recently recognized as being the best in Indiana for traffic safety in 2013 by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. Both the Hammond and Lake Station Police Departments participate in the Operation Pull Over program and...

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LaPorte PD Issue 166 Seat Belt Tickets During Click It or Ticket

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The LaPorte Police Department recently concluded stepped-up enforcement of seat belt laws on June 1 st, as part of the 2014 National “Click It or Ticket” mobilization. Police announced today that 166 seat belt tickets and 12 child restraint...

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NWI Residents Appointed to Boards and Commissions

A number of Region residents were recently named appointees by Indiana Governor Mike Pence to several boards and commissions. Laura Smith-Wynn of Lake County will serve a two-year term through July 1 st, 2016 on the Kids First Fund...

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Search Efforts Continue for Robert Ofcky

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Authorities continue their efforts to locate a LaPorte County man charged for possession of an explosive device. An arrest warrant was issued for 54 year old Robert Ofcky after deputies from the...

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Americans Prefer Murderers Get Life in Prison Over Death

Life without parole - or death? A majority of Americans now say they'd rather see convicted murderers sentenced to life in prison, according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll. For the first time since ABC News and the Washington...

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Woman Jumps From Truck, Claims She Was Abducted

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In LaPorte, police say they were called to the two-hundred block of Pine Lake Avenue on Wednesday night to investigate a woman who jumped out of pick up and was yelling. Police report the 43 year old woman from South...

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