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Campbell St. being striped Friday

People traveling on Campbell Street between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday should expect delays and restricted access north of Lincolnway.

The city plans to remark the street from Lincolnway to Chestnut Street, three blocks north, according to a press release.

Drivers will still be able to get through the area, and there’s no designated detour.

The work includes removing the current center line marking and painting a double yellow center line.

Portage

Woman left kids in car with drugs

A Gary woman has been charged with two felonies after leaving her children in the car in Portage along with a purse that contained drugs.

Maude Blake Ruiz, 29, faces up to three years in prison on each of two Class D felonies, neglect of a dependent and possession of a controlled substance.

Ruiz allegedly left a 2-year-old and 10-month-old in the car for more than 15 minutes about 2:51 p.m. Nov. 21 in the parking lot of Walgreens at 6001 Central Ave.

Police also found hydrocodone pills in her purse and four baggies of marijuana, for which she is charged with Class A misdemeanor dealing in marijuana.



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