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Beverly Shores Named 7th Intl Dark Sky Community

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A town in northwest Indiana has been named the world's seventh International Dark Sky Community. Sitting along the Lake Michigan shoreline with Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore all around, Beverly Shores first adopted regulations on outdoor lighting back in 1983. Tucson,...

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Thousand Cankers Tree Disease Detected in Indiana

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources say a fungus that causes Thousand Cankers Disease in walnut trees has been detected for the first time in Indiana. The discovery of the fungus, Geosmithia morbida, on small weevils, Stenomimus pallidus, that...

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Fallen Officer Blood Drive at PC Expo Center June 24

This is the eighth year the American Red Cross is hosting blood drives across the Region and the state to honor fallen officers and raise awareness of the need for blood. Today (Tuesday June 24) Region residents will be giving...

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County to Hold Hearing on Hospital Tax Abatement

There's a meeting today (Tue Jun 24 th) that has to do with the question of whether or not Porter Regional Hospital is in compliance with the requirements for a decade's worth of tax breaks. Early this month, the...

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Purdue's Daniels to Testify on Space Report

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Purdue University President Mitch Daniels is scheduled to speak before a U.S. House committee about human space flight. The former Governor of Indiana leads a university with a long tradition in the space program. Twenty-three Purdue graduates have become astronauts,...

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Man Killed in Hammond Motorcycle Accident

The Lake County Coroners office says a 24-year-old man died after a motorcycle accident in the 52-hundred block of Columbia Avenue in Hammond. Officials say Rogelio Guerrero of Hammond suffered blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead shortly after 3...

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Water at High School Shut Off Over Unpaid Bills

Students at Gary Roosevelt were sent home Monday after water was shut off at the high school over long-term unpaid water bills, but there's a dispute over who's responsible for paying them. The high school has been operated by a...

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Lowell Considers East-West Thru-Street Options

State Road 2, or Commercial Avenue, is Lowell's main east-west route, and town planners want to give motorists more thru-street options to improve the flow of traffic across their community. The Times today reports the town council Monday night approved...

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Flooding in Parts of Northwest Indiana

A Flood Warning remains effect until 11 am CDT this morning (Tue 6/24) for southern Newton, southern Jasper, and northern Benton County in northwest Indiana, and southeastern Iroquois County in Illinois. Overnight law enforcement officials were reporting several roads remain...

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Griffith PD, Mansards Apts Partner for Fundraiser Saturday

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The Griffith Police Department and the Mansards Apartments are partnering for a fundraiser this weekend. Police Chief Greg Mance told the Region News Team the police department and the Mansards Apartments have had a growing relationship over the past year-and-a-half...

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