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Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative in Gary

More than two-hundred community leaders gathered at the Genesis Convention Center in downtown Gary Tuesday for first day of the two-day Strong Cities, Strong Communities, Strong Northwest Indiana symposium. Gary was chosen in a competitive selection process to be one...

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Dillinger Museum Closes, Readies for Move

 Tuesday was the last day for the John Dillinger Museum at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. As the museum is being readied for its move to the old historic Lake County Courthouse on the square in downtown Crown...

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'Kids Count' Report Shows Improvement in Indiana

New data finds Indiana children are making strides in education, but high rates of child poverty continue to persist.

An annual state-by-state snapshot of child well-being, the 2014 Kids Count Data Book ranks Indiana 27th nationally, up three spots from...

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Field Agents Conducting Cyclical Reassessments

Representatives from county and township assessor's offices are out physically inspecting parcels as part of the four-year Cyclical Reassessment mandated by Indiana state law. Assessment Specialist with the Porter County Assessor's Office, Sheila Paxson, told the Region News Team the...

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1st Babies at New Community Hospital Birthing Center

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(Photos Courtesy of Munster Community Hospital.
Above: Joyce McNeal, Tim and Kamryn Zlotkowski.
Below: Dan, Megan and Logan Omarrah.)

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Munster Community Hospital opened its new addition earlier this month, a 34-million dollar expansion called Parkview Tower that features a family birthing...

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New Study Finds Beef Production Harmful to the Earth

A new study says beef production is much more harmful to the earth than the production of other animal proteins. ABC News reports the study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that compared to pork,...

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Cause of Death Pending for 2 Year Old Chesterton Boy

A child from Chesterton has died at a Chicago hospital but the cause and manner of death is pending. The Times reports authorities were called to the one-thousand block of Woodlawn Avenue around 9:13 Friday morning for a two-year old...

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Adult and Juvenile Arrested in LaPorte for Dealing Cocaine

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A 50 year old man and a 15 year old male juvenile from Chicago were recently arrested in LaPorte as part of an on-going investigation involving the distribution of narcotics and illegal drugs in and around the LaPorte area. The LaPorte...

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LaPorte Man Heading to Washington to Help With Wildfires

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A Red Cross volunteer and EMT from LaPorte will be leaving tomorrow to help those affected by the wildfires in Washington State. George Hayes told the Region News Team he will be serving as a Health Services Supervisor, assisting medics...

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US 35 Microsurface Project Begins Tonight in LaPorte

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US 35/Pine Lake Avenue will be reduced to one lane starting this evening for two to three nights of micro-surface work between State Road 39 and the bridge over the railroad in downtown LaPorte. INDOT reports the work will begin...

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