New Superintendent Named at Westville Correctional Facility

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(Photo Courtesy of the Westville Correctional Facility)

Westville Correctional Facility announced today  that a new Superintendent has been named. Mark Sevier will assume the position effective this Sunday, July 20 th. He has been the Superintendent of the Miami...

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Visitors to the Porter County Fair: Get there Early!


If you're intending to visit the Porter County Fair this evening, the Porter County Sheriff's Department is urging patrons to get their early, as a record sell-out crowd for tonight's grandstand show will congest traffic for the show.  Sgt. Larry...

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Tire Fire in Crown Point Under Control

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(Photo Courtesy of the Times)

Fire crews in Crown Point responded to a tire fire late this morning near 121st Avenue. Police report the call came in around 11:45am and a huge plume of black smoke was visible from a...

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Crews Responding to Tire Fire in Crown Point


In Crown Point, officials report fire crews are responding to a tire fire near 121st Avenue.  Officials got the call around 11:45 am.  No other details are available at this hour.  A huge plume of black smoke is visible from...

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Purdue Approves New Name for Unified Campus

The Purdue Board of Trustees today (Friday July 18) approved Purdue University Northwest as the name of the unified Calumet and North Central campuses. The name's adoption will be phased in over the next two years as work continues to...

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Dillinger Museum Moving from Hammond to Crown Point

The John Dillinger Museum currently housed at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond is moving to Crown Point, where Dillinger made his infamous escape from the Lake County Jail decades ago. It's expected to open at its new location inside...

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Pit Bill Saves Teen from House Fire

In Indianapolis, a two-year-old pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero after waking his deaf teenage owner during a devastating house fire. The dog licked the 13-year-old boy's face until the teen woke up. Fire officials say...

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IU Student Killed on Malaysian Flight


Indiana University officials have confirmed that a graduate student from Amsterdam was among the nearly three-hundred killed in the crash of a Malaysian Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine Thursday.  [Karlijn Keijzer/photo provided, Indiana University]  Here is the news release issued...

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Cops Cycling for Survivors NW Indiana Schedule

Here is information on the Cops Cycling for Survivors northwest Indiana schedule, courtesty of Indiana State Police-Lowell District:
The 66 riders are expected to arrive in the Lowell District on Friday, July 18th and continue their trek through the district...

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'Uncle Len' Ellis Honored by Porter County Fair

unclelenleigheditThursday night the Porter County Fair honored Radio One Communications founder Leonard J. Ellis.  Ellis, still known by most as “Uncle Len” from his days on the radio, was presented with a special award at the Grandstand for his service to the community.  “50 years of Radio One Communications: A Tribute to 'Uncle Len' Ellis”, was followed by a concert featuring Statler Brothers tribute band “American Pride” and the annual Kiwanis Balloon Glow. [Pictured: 'Uncle Len' Ellis (l) is accompanied  on stage by his son, Radio One Communications President Leigh Ellis/ Photo, Laura Waluszko]

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