Tuesday July 17 5:31 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

News

Bug Distraction Causes I-65 South Bound to Close

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Lake County-A driver distracted by a bug that flew into his semi, crashed causing I-65 south bound to be closed for hours.

Bishop Noll alumna interns at Lincoln Park Zoo

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Sienna Gonzalez, Bishop Noll class of 2014, had extra reason to celebrate when she graduated from Indiana University this spring. Out of 9,844 degrees given at the Bloomington commencement ceremony, Gonzalez was one of 41 graduates who earned a triple major; and her combination of animal behavior, east Asian languages and cultures with a specialization in Chinese and biology makes her the first triple major in all three of those departments.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER NORTHWEST INDIANA’S NEW DUNELAND CLUB NETS RECOGNITION

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President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana, Ryan Smiley, recently accepted Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s prestigious Merit Award for Program Excellence in Best Overall Club Participation and Regular Attendance. The award was presented during Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 112th National Conference in San Diego.

South Shore CVA Receives Grant to Aid in Lake County Highway Cleanup

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The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority received $1,000 in grant funding form Legacy Foundation, Lake County’s community foundation, to support the recently announced, Lake County Highway Cleanup project.

Bishop Noll Institute's STEM Camp for Kids

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There is still time to sign up for Bishop Noll Institute's STEM Camp for Kids taking place weekly through July 27 - at the high school, 1519 Hoffman St. in Hammond. BNI's faculty and students have developed the camp curriculum and promise it will be both fun and educational.

Stolen Car Involved in Fleeing Scene of Crash and Pursuit

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Lake County-A vehicle that fled the scene of a car crash had been reported stolen from Joliet, Illinois. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Corey Adam revealed that on Monday, July 9th, 2018, at approximately 4:15 p.m., a silver Nissan was involved in a hit and run on I-65 south bound at the 244 mile marker (this is approximately three miles south of the Crown Point exit). The other driver was able to get a description and the plate off the fleeing car.

Summertime is Scam Time. Don’t be a victim!

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The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) is reminding taxpayers that data thieves don’t take a summer vacation. In fact, summertime tends to be a favorite period for tax scammers, as many individuals are awaiting a response from DOR or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after filing their tax returns.

Project Lightning Bug - Lighting the way to safer cycling and healthier air!

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This summer, Northwest Indiana Clean Air is starting a bicycle safety and air quality education initiative, Project Lightning Bug! The project entails giving away 3,000 FREE bike lights and handing out air quality education materials at public events such as night rides, safety villages, bike rodeos, and the like.