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Sunday Aug 24 | Post-Tribune

Depsite plea, Hebron won't get early voting site for Nov. election

Terri Waywood, the town's clerk, approached the Porter County Election Board Friday to ask it to consider an early voting site at Hebron's Town Hall because south county does not have one.

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Related Topix: Chesterton, IN

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Post-Tribune

Fair brings awareness for homeless animals

Dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds - as well as some cats, rats and guinea pigs - converged on the Hobart park to participate in the Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry's third annual PAWS for Homeless Animals event.

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Related Topix: Pets, Guinea Pigs, Lake Station, IN, Hobart, IN, New Chicago, IN, Portage, IN

WTHI-TV Terre Haute

Indiana battles floods after nearly a foot of rain

Torrential rains targeted a swath of northern Indiana overnight Friday, dumping nearly a foot of rain in one area, swamping highways, triggering at least one major rescue and leaving officials trying to cope with fire and flood.

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Related Topix: Weather, Indiana, Natural Disasters, Flood, Grant County, IN, Muncie, IN

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WISH-TV Indianapolis

Siblings found dead inside Indiana apartment

Authorities in northwestern Indiana say the deaths of a brother and sister in their 60s found dead inside the apartment they shared appear to be natural, although the investigation is continuing.

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Related Topix: South Haven, IN

Post-Tribune

Flooding traps some South Haven residents in homes

Duck Creek subdivision residents became captives in their homes Friday after Thursday's heavy rainfall overworked sump pumps and flooded streets.

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Related Topix: South Haven, IN, Weather

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Post-Tribune

Mom-to-be arrested for endangering unborn son

A woman with an admitted addiction to huffing was arrested Wednesday for felony neglect of a dependent - her unborn son.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Post-Tribune

Park death ruled drowning

Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris ruled Wednesday that a Portage man died after drowning at a lake in a local campground.

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Related Topix: Portage, IN, Chesterton, IN, Porter, IN, Fire

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Post-Tribune

Police defend use of old military equipment

While law enforcement personnel use former military vehicles to patrol the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, and body armor-clad police officers launch tear gas and smoke canisters into demonstrators and rioters, local police officials said it is better to have military grade equipment and not need it than to need it and not have it.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Merrillville, IN, Lake County, IN, Valparaiso, IN

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Post-Tribune

Pair of fests coming in Kouts

The seventh annual Aukiki River Festival, on the grounds of Collier Lodge along the Kankakee River outside of Kouts, will be the largest festival so far.

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Related Topix: Kouts, IN

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Technical centers ready students for careers

Ozbolt, 20, of Portage, works at Urschel Laboratory in Valparaiso, earning $15 per hour.

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Related Topix: Valparaiso, IN, Portage, IN, Munster, IN, Lake County, IN, Education Etc.

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Post-Tribune

County museum's 'Stories' project wins state accolades

Porter County Museum's Stories Project, which started with stories from downtown Valparaiso and is now featuring Ogden Dunes, has received accolades from a state preservation organization.

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Related Topix: Ogden Dunes, IN

Thu Aug 14, 2014

WBIW-AM Bedford

Police To Close Death Investigation Of Michigan Doctor

Indiana State Police plan to close their investigation into the death of a Michigan doctor whose body was found in an Porter County lake after getting results of toxicology tests.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

Dearborn County Register

State has first '14 human West Nile case

The first human case of West Nile virus in Indiana for 2014 has been reported in Porter County.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Indiana

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Post-Tribune

NeighborLink Porter County to open resale home improvement store

Since 2008, about 400 individuals and Porter County families suffering hardships have gotten help with basic home improvements and repairs at no cost to them.

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WTHR-TV Indianapolis

City honors Ofc. Perry Renn in August newsletter

Public Safety Director Troy Riggs calls the August 2014 issue of the DPS newsletter "a tribute to Officer Perry Renn and to all in Public Safety who continue to bravely serve the citizens of Indianapolis."

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, Cicero, IN

WAVE-TV Louisville

Indiana's 1st 2014 human West Nile case confirmed

State health officials announced Friday a case has been reported in Porter County.

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WTHR-TV Indianapolis

First Indiana West Nile case reported in Porter County

The first human case of West Nile virus in Indiana has been reported in Porter County, state health officials announced Friday.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Brookston, IN

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Post-Tribune

Porter County animal shelter director arrested for drunken driving

The director of the Porter County Animal Shelter allegedly showed his teeth at and growled at hospital security officers when he was taken for blood-alcohol tests related to his arrest Friday for misdemeanor drunken driving.

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Related Topix: Valparaiso, IN, 9

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Post-Tribune

Motorcycle run raises funds for family of slain Gary police officer

At least 75 motorcycle enthusiasts brought out their bikes for the second annual Solidarity Run from its Clark Street hall.

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Related Topix: Lake County, IN, Crown Point, IN

Post-Tribune

ISTEP scores reflect modest gains for most NWI school districts

According to the Indiana Department of Education, school districts in Lake and Porter counties saw the following percent of students pass both the math and English portions of the ISTEP: Although most school districts in Lake and Porter counties saw modest improvements in ISTEP scores, one school dropped to the lowest in the state among public ... (more)

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Lake County, IN, Indiana, Gary, IN

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