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9 hrs ago | 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

Texas Tech Football #ALSIceBucketChallenge

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

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

Sun Aug 03, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Change to public employee annuities spurs exodus

Porter Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford's executive assistant, bailiff and court reporter all are retiring Aug. 29, partly to avoid reductions in the amount of money they'll receive from their public employee retirement plan annuities, The Times reported Sunday .

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Post-Tribune

Attorney: Minor scam tried to set up Lake Station mayor

Mayor Keith Soderquist's attorney says someone tried to make it appear that his client, who's under federal indictment for allegedly stealing public funds, made a private purchase recently at a retail store using city funds.

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Related Topix: Lake Station, IN

Indiana Law Blog

Ind. Gov't. - Double whammy of PERF changes and criminal code changes

A "unique situation" was evidently unique enough for the Porter County Council to go against it current hiring freeze Tuesday as it voted 5-0 Tuesday for Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford's request to add a full-time second legal assistant to his staff.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Post-Tribune

Clancy wins Dem nod for treasurer

Porter County's Democratic precinct committeemen have selected Michelle Clancy to complete the term of Treasurer Mike Bucko, who resigned.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Post-Tribune

Work pays off as 4-H animals sold at auction

It was all part of the 4-H Celebration Sale on Thursday at the Porter County Fair, the payoff after months of hard work by 4-H'ers who take the time, energy and patience to see their animals through the season.

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My FOX Chicago

NW Ind. man charged in Gary cop killing

A 25-year-old Portage man has been charged in the shooting death of a Gary police officer, the Post-Tribune is reporting.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Post-Tribune

Veterans look back on a decade of 4-H in Porter County

That comes to an end with the Porter County Fair this week. Wednesday, he and other 10-year 4-H'ers prepped their livestock for the beef cattle show, and reflected on what 4-H has meant to them.

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Related Topix: Purdue University

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