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Lake County Opens Bids on E-911 Tower, Call Center

Several contractors are vying to be part of Lake County's new E-911 public safety communications system build-out. The Lake County Commissioners held a special meeting Wednesday and opened four bids on construction of a communications tower. The board also opened...

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Local Carpenters Union Volunteers Help Retiree

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Members of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) recently built a wheelchair ramp for the wife of a former IKORCC member.  Roy Ruehl requested a wheelchair ramp on the outside of his house to accommodate his wife. Ruehl retired...

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Visitation Today, Funeral Friday for Indianapolis Officer

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Prosecutors in Marion County have filed a murder charge against the man accused of fatally shooting an Indianapolis police officer Saturday night. Police say 25-year-old Major Davis Jr. of Indianapolis fired on 51-year-old Officer Perry Renn with an assault rifle....

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State Won't Recognize Recent Same-Sex Marriages

Same-sex marriages performed around the Region and the state in the hours and days after a federal court overturned Indiana's ban on gay marriage are not to be recognized by state agencies. The directive by Governor Mike Pence applies only...

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Hundreds Ride in Rose Run for Fallen Officer

Hundreds of motorcycle riders took part in a Rose Run from Portage to Gary Wednesday to remember slain Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield. They traveled to the Gary Public Safety Facility at 555 Polk Street, where each rider laid a...

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Visclosky Announces Grant Award for East Chicago FD

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First District Congressman Pete Visclosky today announced the East Chicago Fire Department has been awarded a 126-thousand dollar grant under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. Congressman Visclosky says, “firefighters are public servants who put their...

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Valpo Comcast Service Center to Close August 15th

Comcast will close its only Porter County location next month. The service center located at 17 North Washington Street is scheduled to close on August 15 thdue to more customers doing business online as opposed to physically going to...

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NW Indiana Native Named as New Deputy Chief of Staff

A northwest Indiana native is one of four people named today as new deputy chiefs of staff to Indiana Governor Mike Pence in his executive office to better serve agencies and the public. Danielle McGrath will join the Governor's Office...

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Keep Spray-On Sunscreen Away From Kids

If you're trying to protect your kids from the sun, you should stay away from sunscreen that comes in a spray bottle - so says Consumer Reports. ABC News reports the concern with spray-on sunscreen is kids might breathe it...

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Valpo Man Charged with Filming Nude 15 Year Old Girl

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A Valparaiso man has been charged with child exploitation and possession of child pornography after allegedly hiding a cell phone in the bedroom of a 15 year old girl to film her naked. The Times reports the girl told police...

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