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Bumgardner Presented with Hoosier Hospitality Award

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An interpretive naturalist for Indiana Dunes State Park was presented with a 2014 Hoosier Hospitality Award this afternoon during a ceremony at the Indiana State Fair. Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann presented the...

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Gary Man Convicted of Robbery and Aggravated Battery

A Gary man was convicted on Thursday of robbery and aggravated battery. The LaPorte County Prosecuting Attorney's Office reports the trial of Darnell Cook began on Monday and lasted until Thursday evening, and the jury deliberated for 41 minutes before...

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Reports of Man Trying to Pass Counterfeit Money in Valpo

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Valparaiso Police are investigating three reported cases in one hour Thursday afternoon of apparently the same man trying to pass counterfeit one-hundred dollar bills. The first two incidents occurred a half-hour apart at two restaurants on LaPorte Avenue, then about...

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Tonnage Up at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

At the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, total maritime tonnage year-to-date is reported to be nearly 25 percent ahead of last year's volume. The port's director says marine traffic continues to be up at a steady pace with steel products leading...

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Jewel-Osco Computers Hit by Hackers

Officials say they've learned of an “unlawful intrusion” to obtain credit and debit card information from Jewel-Osco stores in Indiana and Illinois possibly starting on June 22nd of this year and ending July 17th. Parent company AB Acquisition says they...

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Road Repair in Valparaiso

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Road closures in Valparaiso today (Friday August 15) for road repair:

Southbound Campbell St, Ridgeland to Park - restricted 7AM - 10 AM

Park Ave from Academy to Campbell - CLOSED 10AM - 2PM

Southbound Campbell St, Lincolnway to Indiana...

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Lawson: Voters Can't Use Mailbox Store as Voting Address

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is looking into preliminary information that indicates a significant number of Indiana voters are using the addresses of mailbox stores around central Indiana as their voting residence. State law does not allow the use...

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State Approves Request to Lease Vacant Purdue Center

The State Budget Committee Thursday approved a request from Ivy Tech Community College to lease the vacant Purdue Academic Learning Center on Connecticut Drive in Crown Point, near the Merrillville town border. Crown Point State Representative Shelli VanDenburgh says this...

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Teen Killed in Sauk Village Shooting, 3 Injured

Police in south suburban Sauk Village say a teenager was killed and three people were wounded when gunfire broke out outside a strip mall in the 17-hundred block of Sauk Trail Thursday afternoon. Authorities say a preliminary investigation shows two...

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LaPorte Mayor Appoints Incoming City Engineer

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City of LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo today announced the appointment of a new City Engineer. Nicholas Minich, a LaPorte native, will begin the position effective Monday, August 18 th, and replaces previous City Engineer Dale Clingerman who retired in...

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