College Students Graduating with Significant Debt

It is commencement season, and President Obama has two graduation speeches to deliver this week to students who take with them a diploma, and significant student debt. ABC News reports student loan debt in the US topped one trillion dollars...

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Mulch/Pallet Fire in Valpo Contained But Still Burning

A mulch and pallet fire Sunday afternoon is contained but continues to burn this morning. Valparaiso Fire Department Battalion Chief Les Abraham told the Region News Team they received the call around 2:50pm for the fire which was located behind...

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State Park Worker Honored with DNR's Top Civilian Honor

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A maintenance and repair technician at Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton has received state recognition in part for his role in building a bird watching tower at the Dunes that DNR Director...

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US 231 West of Crown Point Closed Through June 25th

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Starting on today, INDOT reports US 231, between US 41 and Parrish Avenue, just west of Crown Point, will be closed through June 25 th. Crews will be repairing a railroad bridge crossing over US 231 in that area.

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Pothole Patching Begins This Week on Indiana Toll Road


One road construction project on the Indiana Toll Road continues while another is scheduled to begin this week. Last week, the next phase of the Lake Station interchange project, which is the bridge over I-80/94, officially began and throughout the...

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6 Year Old Boy Calls 911 After Mother Has Medical Emergency

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A six-year old boy who learned to use 911 in school, and by his mother, utilized that experience on Saturday afternoon after his mother experienced a medical emergency on westbound I-80/94, just west of Ripley Street. Indiana State Police Lowell...

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High Speed Chase Leads to Arrest of Four Illinois Men

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Four motorcyclists from Illinois were arrested on numerous felony charges, while two others eluded arresting officers on Saturday after an incident in Lake County. Police report the Lake County Sheriff's Office received a number of reports of a group of...

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Water Mains to be Flushed on North Side of Valpo

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In Valparaiso, the Utilities Department will start flushing water mains on the north side of the city today a process that will continue for about the next eight weeks. That includes residents north of Evans Avenue and Harrison Boulevard. Lines...

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Celebrate Coastal Awareness Month

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June is Coastal Awareness Month in Indiana. Hoosiers and their neighbors are invited to celebrate and learn about Lake Michigan’s unique coastal resources in Indiana, with a lineup of activities that span stars, sounds, water, and celebrations. Here in the...

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Starke Co Man Remains in Critical Condition

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(Photo Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post)

A Starke County man remains in critical condition at an Illinois hospital after he shot himself following a pursuit Friday. Indiana State Police report Gary Chavez, of Knox, is also accused of...

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