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Snow Ordinance Reminder for Unincorporated Porter Co

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Portions of northwest Indiana are under a Winter Storm Warning, including Porter County, which is why the Porter County Sheriff's Office wants to remind residents of the snow ordinance that goes into effect for the unincorporated areas of the county...
 

NWS Downgrades Total Snow Amounts for NW Indiana

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has downgraded the total snow accumulation anticipated due to the winter storm in northwest Indiana. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from tonight to tomorrow night for Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties. Total...
 

Tallian Town Hall Meetings Saturday Will Take Place

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Despite another winter storm expected in northwest Indiana, two town hall meeting scheduled for tomorrow with Indiana State Senator Karen Tallian, of Portage, will still take place according to members...

 

Hammond FD Rescues Woman From Fire

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A woman was rescued from a house fire this morning in Hammond, in the 65-hundred block of Rhode Island Avenue, on the east side of the city. Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Margraf says the woman was initially taken to St....
 

Lake Co Sheriff's Deputy Arrested for Official Misconduct

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An eight-year veteran of the Lake County Sheriff's Department was indicted on Thursday on a felony charge of official misconduct. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports Sam Orlich Jr. was booked and...
 

Lake, Porter Upgraded to Winter Storm Warning

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Winter Storm Warning that includes Lake and Porter Counties in northwest Indiana taking effect tonight at 9 CST and continuing through 6 pm CST Saturday evening.  Newton, Jasper and La Porte...

 

Merrillville Fire Ruled Arson

Merrillville Fire Chief Ed Yerga says a fire that damaged a business building in the eight-thousand block of Tyler Street Wednesday night has been ruled arson. Yerga told the Region News Team that investigators determined there were multiple points of...
 

Man with Gun, Ammunition Arrested at Purdue Calumet

Authorities say a man with a handgun and ammunition was arrested on the campus of Purdue University Calumet in Hammond. University spokesman Wes Lukoshus says in response to a stalking complaint by a residential female student, Purdue Calumet police officers...
 

Crash Closes Cline Ramp Overnight

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In Hammond overnight, a semi crash had the Interstate 80/94 east bound entrance ramp to Cline Avenue closed for about four and a half hours. Indiana State Police Lowell Post say a preliminary investigation revealed that shortly after midnight a...
 

Indiana Influenza Deaths Reach 30

The number of influenza-related deaths in Indiana this season has reached 30. St. Joseph and Marion Counties have each experienced six deaths.  The state does not report counties with fewer than five flu-related deaths.  Flu activity continues to be widespread...
 

Yahoo Investigates Email Breach

ABC News reports tens of millions of Yahoo users are potentially affected by the latest security breach. No word yet on how many accounts are affected but the company announced Thursday that some customers' usernames and passwords have been stolen...
   

House Fire in Hammond

Fire crews in Hammond were at the scene of a house fire this morning in the 65-hundred block of Rhode Island Avenue on the east side of the city. Fire officials say a woman was rescued from the burning structure...
   

Kids Offer Ideas for New ValPlayso

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A generation of elementary schoolers in Valpo is putting their mark on ValPlayso: The Next Generation. Thursday was Design Day, gathering input from grade schoolers across the city. At a meeting Thursday night, the public saw a design schematic that...

   

Next Winter Storm Closes In

On the last day of what's been a very cold and snowy January, we're prepping for another winter storm expected to impact the Region as head into February.  The latest forecast shows a Winter Storm Watch in effect late tonight...
   

USPS Looking to Fill a Number of Openings

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The US Postal Service in Indiana is looking to fill some positions. At last check, three positions are available in northwest Indiana for Rural Carrier Associates, one in Hebron, one in Valparaiso and the other in Westville. Applicants must be...
   

Moseley Protects Recycling Programs in Porter County

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The Indiana State House today passed an amended bill that prevented Hoosiers from being charged for disposing toxic materials at recycling locations. State Representative Chuck Moseley, of Portage, worked across the aisle to change House Bill 1342 to preserve funds...
   

NIRPC Elects 2014 Officers and Executive Board

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The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission elected their 2014 officers and Executive Board today. Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor was elected to serve as the 2014 Chairman, replacing Crown Point Mayor David Uran; LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo was elected as Vice-Chair;...
   

Headless Santa Statue in Valpo Frozen to the Ground

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An odd site... that we can also blame on the harsh Region winter... the headless giant statue of Santa standing and waving off of Campbell Street in Valparaiso. City officials say after public works crews...
   

Another Round of Potholes Expected in NW Indiana

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If you have been traveling on the roadways of northwest Indiana this month you may have noticed a number of potholes. INDOT spokesperson Matt Deitchley says dramatic temperature swings this month has lead to one of the worst outbreaks of...
   

Fire at Business Office in Merrillville Under Investigation

A fire Wednesday night caused significant damage to a couple of business offices in Merrillville. Fire Chief Ed Yerga told the Region News Team they received the call at 7pm and spent about two-and-a-half hours at the scene. Chief Yerga...
   

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