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'Transition Zones' May Affect Where Tornadoes Land

New research out of Purdue suggests areas where landscape shifts from urban to rural or forest may have a higher likelihood of severe weather and tornado touchdowns. An analysis of data over a 60-year period from 1959 to 2012 from...

 

Cedar Lake Defers Vote on S Shore Extension

In Cedar Lake, the Town Council is waiting until May to have their say on financing for the proposed South Shore expansion. The council decided to postpone the vote because Councilman Robert Carnahan was unable to attend the council's most...
 

Debate Accompanies Cline Bridge Vote

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr said no to the Cline Avenue toll bridge in a vote taken by Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission [NIRPC] to include it in the planning commission's master plan and transportation program. McDermott questioned how much...
 

Equipment Malfunction Prompts Evacuation

A spokesman for BP says in keeping with safety procedures contractors and employees were evacuated from the Whiting Refinery Thursday after an equipment malfunction early in the afternoon caused several units to stop working. The units were reportedly offline until...
 

219: Be Car Care Aware Event Saturday

Believe it or not, but Spring has officially arrived in the Region and it is time to get your car ready for the upcoming driving season. Nate Williams, Chesterton Fire Department's Division Chief of Training says one surprising item often...
 

Michaels Stores Confirms Card Data Breach

After investigating for several months a popular hobby shop has released details of consumer data breach. Michaels stores, the nation's largest arts and crafts chain, says more than two-and-a-half-million cards may have been compromised, and its subsidiary Aaron brothers was...
 

State Police Review Video in Fatal Whiting Hit-and-Run

The Indiana State Police are continuing to investigate an accident that claimed the life of a 12 year old boy Wednesday afternoon on Indianapolis Boulevard in Whiting, just south of 119th St. State police detectives from the Lowell Post are...
 

Environmental Groups Sue to Stop Illiana Tollway

The Environmental Law & Policy Center, representing the Sierra Club and Openlands, has filed a lawsuit in the Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County to halt the proposed Illiana Tollway -- a highway that would link I-65 in south Lake...
 

Lake Station Mayor, Wife, Stepdaughter Plead Not Guilty

Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist, his wife and his stepdaughter were in Hammond Federal Court Thursday, where they pleaded not guilty to public corruption charges. As part of the indictments announced Wednesday, federal prosecutors allege Mayor Soderquest and his wife...
 

Volunteers to Plant Over 100 Trees in Valpo Saturday


This Saturday in Valparaiso, community volunteers will be gathering to plant more than 100 trees in one of the city's subdivisions in celebration of Arbor Day. Ann Brugos, coordinator for the Valparaiso Shade Brigade, which is dedicated to promoting, planting...

 

Road Work Scheduled for Both Directions of I-65


The Indiana Department of Transportation is making preparations for long term road work to affect both directions of Interstate 65 between the US-30 merrillville exit and the
US-231 Crown Point Exit.  As a result of lane restrictions being set up...

   

Semi Lost load partially blocking Calumet Ave. Ramp


Motorists exiting westbound Borman (I-80/94) at Calumet Ave. need to be alert to a semi truck that lost its load on the exit ramp onto southbound Calumet Ave.

INDOT is reporting the nearly empty flatbed and cargo contents are blocking...

   

Another German Company to Bring Jobs to Indiana


Indiana Governor Mike Pence concluded his jobs and economic development mission in Germany today by announcing a third German company has chosen the Hoosier state for its latest investment. Governor Pence says an orthopedics company will invest four-point-five million dollars...
   

Celebrate Northwest Indiana Earth Day Saturday 4/19

Northwest Indiana's largest Earth Day Celebration takes place this weekend at the Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso, sponsored by the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County.  Not to be confused with Collections Day in May, Donna Stuckert...
   

EC Makes $2 Million Investment to Improve Parks


The City of East Chicago today announced an investment of over two-million dollars to improve the city's parks and better the quality of life for its residents. Over the coming months the city will renovate their parks, several of which...
   

Tech Changes Americans Think Will Happen in 50 Years

Americans anticipating that the next 50 years are going to bring some big technological changes... some welcome, others a bit scary. ABC News reports those asked by Pew Research Center and Smithsonian Magazine... are blurring the line between science fiction...
   

UPDATE: 12 year Old Boy in EC Suffers Dog Bites


In East Chicago, police continue to investigate the report of a dog bite in the 35-hundred block of Pennsylvania Avenue shortly before 5 pm Tuesday. Chief Mark Becker says officers responding determined that two pit bills had successfully escaped from...
   

NWI RDA Approves Job Creation Incentives


The Board of Directors of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority today approved three-point-three million dollars in incentives for job creation initiatives in Lake and Porter Counties. RDA President and CEO Bill Hanna says that will help bridge the gap...
   

Port of Indiana Welcomes First Ocean Ships of 2014


The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor welcomed the first two ocean ships of 2014 season today signifying the start of the international shipping season. Both ships carried steel from Holland which is destined for Midwest manufactures. The captain of the first...
   

Americans Finding Diabetes More Manageable

It's still not a disease you want to get - diabetes - but according to a new study, Americans are finding it more manageable. ABC News reports the news that's not encouraging is - from 1990 to 2010 - the...
   

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