Prepare for Weather Related Disasters on April 30th

america prepareathon

A first-ever national day of action dubbed “America's PrepareAthon!” will take place on Wednesday, April 30 thwhich will focus on preparing organizations and individuals for tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding and wildfires. Lake County Department of Homeland Security/Emergency Management Agency Director,...

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Doctor from Chicago One of Three Killed in Afghanistan

The wife of one of the three American doctors killed at a hospital in Afghanistan said today she harbors no ill will against the gunman. ABC News reports Dr. Jerry Umanos of Chicago devoted nearly a decade to poor Afghan...

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Free Parenting Fair to be held in Region on Friday


The Indiana Youth Institute wants parents to know about the fun, fellowship and learning opportunities that will be available at the 8th Annual Parenting Fair hosted by the Indiana Parenting Institute to be held from 11am-3pm, Friday, April 25, 2014,


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Measles Back in US, Spread Thru Unvaccinated Kids

The government estimates that childhood vaccinations kept more than 20 million people out of the hospital over the last 20 years.....but despite that good news, a disease that should have vanished - Measles - has re-appeared. ABC News reports many...

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Challenger Learning Center Announces Patch Winner

A south suburban teen is the winner of a patch and logo design contest hosted by the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana that invited students to create a design celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the learning center.

CLC 15 Year Patch

(Winning design


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Deceased Witness Testimony Granted in Murder Trial

Dontaye Singletary

A Porter County Superior Court Judge on Wednesday issued a ruling saying he will allow a request by the prosecution to use two videotaped police interviews with a deceased witness in the trial of a man accused of murdering a...

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FDA Proposing New Rules to regulate E-Cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration is proposing new rules to regulate electronic cigarettes. ABC News reports the FDA wants to bring e-cigarettes out of what it calls the "wild west." Right now, those smokes aren't regulated because they don't contain...

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Mt. Baldy to Remain Closed this Summer

Mt Baldy Hole - 8-12-13

(Photos Courtesy of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore)

Mt. Baldy will remain closed this summer as scientists continue their investigation. Officials with the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore today announced despite the use of ground penetrating radar and data gathering, scientists still...

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Presentation on Readiness for Community Crises

IU Northwest

The public is invited to hear a presentation this evening at IU Northwest on readiness for community crises. The presentation will be led by Shari Veil, the Director of Risk Sciences Division at the University of Kentucky, which begins at...

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McCowan Conviction and Sentence Upheld

Dustin McCowan

The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction and prison sentence of a 21-year-old man found guilty of fatally shooting former girlfriend Amanda Bach of Portage. Dustin McCowan was sentenced to 60-years in prison in March of last year...

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