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Schererville Looking to Fill Vacanies

The Schererville Town Council is accepting applications to fill some vacancies. According to their press release, the town is seeking one member for each of the following positions: Park Board, Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Police Commission. Applications can be obtained at the Schererville Town Hall's Administrative Office, between 7:30am-to-4:30pm, Monday through Friday, or one can be downloaded at their website, http://schererville.org/. The town reports applications must be...

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Shop with a Firefighter

The South Haven Fire Department is now accepting donations for their 4th annual “Shop with a Firefighter” program. Engineer and E-M-T Micah Bell says on average they have about 15 kids who they take out on the evening of Friday, December 21st, to buy presents for their family, and at least one item for themselves. Bell says for the kids, this event means the world, because they might not be able to have much of a Christmas otherwise, and for the firefighters, it is one of the great joys of the...

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Gary Woman Dies Due to Assault Injuries

A 60 year old Gary woman has died due to her injuries after being assaulted Friday morning on the 19-hundredth block of West 5th Avenue in Gary. The Lake County Coroner's Office reports Dorothy Griffin died due to blunt force trauma, and that her death has been ruled a homicide. Officials from the Lake County Coroner's Office pronounced Griffin dead at Methodist Hospital Southlake in Merrillville, at 4:35 Monday afternoon. According to the Times, anyone with information regarding this incident...

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Portage Police Investigating Homicide

Portage Police say they are investigating a homicide that occurred just before 6pm Monday. Portage Police Public Information Officer Keith Hughes reports they were called out to the 21-hundredth block of Crisman Road regarding a suspiciously parked vehicle in a driveway of a residence with its headlights on, and were advised by the complainant that they thought they had heard gunshots, and observed a subject running east along the railroad tracks from the scene. Police report they arrived at...

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Trial Date Set in Portage Arson Case

A trial date of June 3rd has been scheduled for an 18 year old Portage man charged with felony counts of arson and criminal mischief. The Times reports Kyle Feeney, who had pleas of not guilty filed on his behalf today, is accused of allegedly using Molotov cocktails to set a neighbor's car on fire, shortly after midnight on August 30th. Published reports say the arson charge alone carries a sentence of 6 to 20 years in prison.

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Crash Kills Gary Woman in Illinois

A 33 year old Gary woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash in Illinois early Saturday near Manteno. The Times reports Randi Jackson was a passenger in a minivan which, for an unknown reason, lost control and struck an abandon pickup on I-57. Published reports say the driver, 28 year old Stephine Cobb, also of Gary, was initially transported to a Kankakee hospital, before being taken into custody on charges of driving under the influence and aggravated driving while license revoked.

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New Goodwill Boxes @ Ivy Tech NW Campuses

Some college students in northwest Indiana have an opportunity to help others with those old, gently-used college textbooks. Goodwill Industries of Michiana has announced new Book Donation Boxes have gone in at some new locations. Debie Coble, Vice President of Workforce Development Services and Public Relations for Goodwill Industries of Michiana, says it's an “opportunity to remind everyone that donating to Goodwill is one of the best ways to recycle their used books. It also offers a second c...

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Full Day Funding for Kindergarten Increases

State school officials today announced state funding for full day kindergarten increased by $107-point-9 million for the 2012-2013 school year, reaching a total of $189.8 million. The funds will be distributed next week [ December 14 ] to 338 public school corporations and charter schools for more than 79-thousand students who enrolled in full day kindergarten programs this year.

The Indiana Department of Education says this year’s rapid increase in enrollment and funding is the result of 2012 l...

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Woman's ID Still Unknown from Griffith Apt Fire

The identity of a woman who died in a fire Friday at an apartment complex in Griffith remains unknown at last check. The Times reports officials are waiting on notification of next of kin for the woman, who was killed in a fire at an apartment building located on the 600th block of North Elmer Street. Published reports say investigators with the Lake County Coroner's Office are working with the Indiana State Fire Marshall's Office regarding the incident.

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Liquor Store Robbery in Portage

Police in Portage are investigating the report of a strong-arm robbery in the 54-hundred block of Central Avenue Saturday night. Authorities say a man entered South Shore Liquors and allegedly took money out of a container used for charity donations, then removed money from the cash register. A Porter County officer and K-9 tried to track the suspect, but police say the scent was lost on the north side of Central Avenue between Dombey Road and Hickory Street.

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