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Unemployment Up .2% in June

Unemployment Up .2% in June


Indiana experienced the largest June increase of private sector jobs on record. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development reports ten-thousand private sector jobs were gained in June, but despite that Indiana's unemployment rate increased point-two percent from May to June...

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New Scam of Subjects Impersonating IRS Reps

Jasper Co Sheriff Dept

The Jasper County Sheriff's Office is asking residents to use caution when providing personal information or sending money to subjects over the phone as they are seeing an increase in the amount of scams being reported. The latest scam involves...

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Road Closures in Valpo Next Week

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A couple of road closures are scheduled in Valparaiso starting Monday, July 21 st. Officials report Grove Avenue will be closed from Milton Street to Center Street, including both intersections, for the installation of storm sewer pipe and roadway...

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One Taken into Custody Following Stop for Reckless Driving

LaPorte PD


A traffic stop for reckless driving in LaPorte on Thursday night resulted in one person being taken into custody. LaPorte Police report officers responded to the area of Pine Lake Avenue just before 7:30pm to investigate a vehicle that was...

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FedEx Accused of Shipping Rx Drugs from Illegal Pharmacies

FexEx has been indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco. ABC News reports federal prosecutors say FedEx has been shipping prescription drugs from illegal, online pharmacies and that FedEx has ignored warnings from the DEA and even Congress...

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Highland Wins Battle for Blood Event, July Blood Drive Info

Amer. Red Cross


Donors helped the Red Cross collect 72 units of blood during the 4 thannual North Township “Battle for Blood” event held last month. The event, which was held in East Chicago and Highland, challenged first responders in five communities...

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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!

Traffic-Advisory

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

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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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