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Ind Medicaid to Stop Paying for Early, Elective Childbirths

Indiana's Family and Social Services Administration announced Monday that starting this summer, the state's Medicaid program will no longer pay for early, elective childbirths as part of a statewide effort to improve the state's infant mortality rate. The new policy...

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Truck Fire on Interstate 65

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Crews responded to a truck fire on southbound Interstate 65 just north of the US 30 exit in Merrillville this morning.  The scene was mostly cleared by about 9 am CDT. [Photo/Indiana Department of Transportation - Traffic Management TrafficWise]...

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Ind Natl Guard Welcomes New Helicopters in Gary

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The Indiana National Guard welcomed two new UH-72 Lakota helicopters at the Limited Army Aviation Support Facility in Gary Monday. The Lakota is a light utility helicopter with improved communications, enhanced image transmission and increased troop carrying capacity compared to...

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Raising Funds in the Region on Natl Day of Giving

The National Day of Giving, Tuesday May 6th, is a nationwide day of opportunity to support local non-profit organizations in the Region.   The Porter County Community Foundation is joining community foundations across the country in a national day of community...

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Decision on Prayer Could Reopen Local Debate

The US Supreme Court decision allowing prayers at town board meetings is expected to reopen Region debate. Justices ruled 5-to-4 that prayer in legislative chambers that prayer in legislative chambers is not a significant curtailment of anyone's religious freedom and...

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Six Hurt in Hegewisch Crash

Five students at Hammond Bishop Noll were among six people hurt in a three-car crash in Hegewisch. Chicago Police say the car carrying the five teens was hit by another car that first struck a trailer being pulled by a...

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Local Give Day Underway to Help Nonprofits

The Porter County Community Foundation is joining community foundations across the country in a national day of local giving Tuesday May 6. Give Local Porter County is a 24-hour online event where the money raised will benefit a wide array...

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Primary Election Day in Indiana

It's primary election day in Indiana. Polls are open from 6 am to 6 pm. Many candidates are unopposed as they seek to represent their party this fall, but there are some contested races, including Lake County Sheriff and Porter...

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Baby Gates Not As Safe As You Think

Those baby gates - meant to protect little ones - may not be as safe as parents think. ABC News reports those baby gates parents put in doorways or at the tops of stairs are sending about two thousand kids...

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Coats Urges Debate on Proposals for Economic Growth

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Indiana US Senator Dan Coats, the senior Republican on the Joint Economic Committee, spoke today on the Senate floor about the lack of economic opportunities for many Americans and called on the Senate to debate proposals that would encourage economic...

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