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Region police agencies target online prostitution

Region police agencies target online prostitution

HAMMOND | In a bare south Hammond motel room with bedspreads decorated with flamingos and sea shells, a Hammond police detective kept his eye on a door peep hole and a Homeland Security officer listened to the scanner.

November 26, 2013 9:00 pm Photos

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Training to neutralize an attack on Northwest Indiana

Training to neutralize an attack on Northwest Indiana

Portage Police SWAT team members prepare Wedensday at the Port of Indiana during a drill. Dozens of police from all over Northwest Indiana participated in Operation Safe Harbor, a Homeland Security training exercise at the port.

August 29, 2013 12:00 am
Training to neutralize an attack on Northwest Indiana

Training to neutralize an attack on Northwest Indiana

Portage Police SWAT team member James Maynard takes position Wednesday as he joins dozens of police from throughout Northwest Indiana in Operation Safe Harbor, a Homeland Security training exercise at the Port of Indiana.

August 29, 2013 12:00 am
Training to neutralize an attack on Northwest Indiana

Training to neutralize an attack on Northwest Indiana

Police travel to deployment areas in the Port of Indiana port Wednesday during a training exercise that portrays a scenario involving suspicious subjects, potentially hazardous materials, and shots fired. The drill was part of Operation Safe Harbor, a Homeland Security training exercise at the port.

August 29, 2013 12:00 am
Training to neutralize an attack on Northwest Indiana

Training to neutralize an attack on Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE | The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor served Wednesday as the backdrop for an Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 1 Task Force first responder drill called “Operation Safe Harbor."

August 28, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Ridge lauds efforts of Porter County officers

Ridge lauds efforts of Porter County officers

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The nation's first secretary of Homeland Security shared a message about courage and preparedness Friday as Porter County Sheriff's Department officers remembered those from the department who died in the line of service.

May 17, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Buy American steel for federal projects

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky's legistion requiring the federal government to use U.S.-made steel for public projects makes sense.

May 16, 2013 12:05 am

Never before have we clung so tightly to Bibles, guns

President Barack Obama ordered Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to furlough 60,000 border agents and required Arizona law enforcement to release more than 500 convicted illegal aliens because of sequestration cuts. Napolitano also was ordered to purchase 2,717 tanks and 1.6 bi…

March 27, 2013 12:00 am
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March 17, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo arrest leads to Homeland Security charge

A Homeland Security agent has filed a complaint a Valparaiso man is in the country illegally after that man was arrested last week on other charges by Valparaiso police.

January 14, 2013 10:07 pm
20 UNDER 40: David Hein

20 UNDER 40: David Hein

It was early in the morning when David Hein received the news. He turned on the police scanner in his home to get more details. Another shooting had taken place. The number of people killed was fuzzy. Yet, the impact the shooting would have on the community was not. And while the shooting to…

September 21, 2012 12:00 am
Preparing for the worst: Drills help communities brace for disaster

Preparing for the worst: Drills help communities brace for disaster

They've dealt with a mile-wide tornado and a wreck involving a bus and a train.

September 08, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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War, bias, tougher travel are among legacies of Sept. 11

While the impact of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has waned over the past decade, Charles Gallmeier said the events of that fateful day were profound enough to have left a lasting impact on this country.

September 03, 2011 8:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Build the economy with American steel

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky's legislation to push the use of American iron and steel in federal construction projects addresses a critical need in the economy today.

May 09, 2011 12:00 am

Online tool available to check employment eligibility

The Department of Homeland Security unveiled a free online tool Monday for people in the U.S. to check whether they are legally eligible for employment prior to looking for a job.

March 23, 2011 1:25 pm

Animal control efforts coordinated

DYER | When Dyer flooded in 2007, the town's Animal Control Officer Linda Kulik worked on animal issues for 15 hours straight, virtually by herself.

July 21, 2010 12:00 am
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