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Take Time Today to Talk About Child Saftey

Take 25



Today is National Missing and Exploited Children Day and parents and teachers are being encouraged to honor and observe it by participating in the “Take 25” program. To participate, just take 25 minutes today to talk with your child, or...

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Twelve Apartments Evacuated After Fire in Hobart

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In Hobart, crews responded to a fire at the Lake of the Woods apartment complex off Lake Park Avenue Thursday night. The Times today says twelve apartments were evacuated after a fire in one of...

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Concern Over Recalled Meat Widens to Indiana, Illinois

The US Food Safety and Inspection Service says it's possible that stores in several states -- including Indiana and Illinois -- received some of the nearly two million pounds of beef products recently recalled by Wolverine Packing Company in Detroit...

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Funds Awarded to Tear Down Abandoned Homes

Three north Lake County cities -- Gary, East Chicago and Hammond -- are among five Indiana cities sharing a 15-million dollar award from the state's Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program to tear down blighted and abandoned homes. The other...

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Merrillville Elementary Schools Free Book Giveaway

The Merrillville Community Schools are heading into the traditional summer-activity holiday weekend with an event meant to get more noses in books. All five Merrillville elementaries are hosting a multi-day summer book giveaway that began this morning. They're providing two...

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Groundbreaking for Jackson Street of Dreams Program

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Project partners broke ground in Gary Thursday for the city's “Jackson Street of Dreams”. The Fuller Center for Housing of Gary is planning to build two new homes and rehabilitate two others in the 23- and 24-hundred blocks of Jackson...

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Major Meteor Shower, Maybe

As Memorial Day weekend gets underway – Friday night into Saturday morning – Region skywatchers will be looking up... for a what could be a major meteor shower. The Camelopardalids -- referred to by some astronomers as a possible "meteor...

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Hammond Mayor Joins PUC Baseball Staff

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Purdue University Calumet head baseball coach Dave Griffin has announced the addition of Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott, Jr. to the Peregrines' coaching staff. McDermott will be a volunteer assistant coach whose primary duties will involve assisting with in-game strategy and...

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Gary Considers School Closings

The head of Gary's public schools has announced a proposal to close five schools, including three elementaries and a middle-school as the district faces a multi-million dollar deficit heading into the 2014 academic year. Back in February there was also...

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Police Investigate $33k Theft from Boys and Girls Clubs

Valparaiso Police report they are investigating the internal theft of more than thirty-thousand dollars from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Porter County. The police department said the funds are believed to have been embezzled by a former employee, and...

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