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Hydrogen Leak at BP Whiting Sealed

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BP in Whiting reports a leak at the plant has been sealed but contrary to our previous report there was no fire at the plant that according to B-P Spokesman Scott Dean. Dean says the leak in question was a...
 

Leak and Small Fire Reported at BP Whiting

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A leak and a small fire has been reported at BP in Whiting. The Whiting Fire Department confirmed the incident, which was reported just before 4pm today, and says BP is at this time handling the matter internally and they...
 

Valparaiso to Host MLK Day Reflection on Monday

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The City of Valparaiso is inviting residents to city hall on Monday as Mayor Jon Costas and the city will host “Letters from Birmingham Jail,” a reflection on Martin Luther King. The event will take place at 9am and the...
 

Man Charged in 1993 Murder of LaPorte Teen Denied Bond

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A 38 year old man charged with the 1993 murder of a LaPorte teenager had his bail denied on Thursday. The Times reports Jason Tibbs will continue to be held in jail without bond to...
 

Attempted Child Seduction on Facebook Account

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In LaPorte, police report a father contacted the department after discovering his 14 year old daughter had received inappropriate messages and photos from a man on her Facebook account. LaPorte Police say the dad informed officers his daughter and the...
 

Coats on President's Speech on Intelligence Reforms

Seven months after NSA surveillance programs were unmasked by leaker Edward Snowden, President Obama has proposed changes to introduce new safeguards. ABC News reports the President says NSA surveillance is going to continue. "I believe it is important that the...

 

No Extension of Unemployment Benefits

After passing a trillion dollar bill that keeps the government open, Congress has gone back on break without restoring unemployment benefits to the one-and-a-half million Americans whose checks stopped coming at the end of December. ABC News reports Illinois Democratic...
 

Pence Declares Today MLK Day of Service in Indiana

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on Monday, but Indiana Governor Mike Pence issued a proclamation declaring today the 3 rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Day of Service” in Indiana. Earlier this...
 

Officials Say Space Heater Caused Fire

A fire at a Crown Point home in the 13-hundred block of Sycamore Street last week is being blamed on an electric space heater. Fire officials say the heater overloaded an electric circuit, and that started a fire inside a...
 

Police Analyzing Video Footage in Elkhart Shooting

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Detectives with the Indiana State Police continue to investigate several different avenues in an attempt to determine a motive in Wednesday night's tragic shooting at an Elkhart grocery store. Two women, a 20-year-old employee of Martin's and a...
 

Flu-Related Deaths Reach 11 in Indiana

The number of influenza-related deaths in Indiana this season has now reached eleven, and St. Joseph County in northern Indiana has been hit especially hard, experiencing six deaths. No other Indiana county has reported more than one death. State health...
   

Indiana House OKs Pilot Pre-K Program

The Indiana House of Representatives has approved a voluntary pre-k program for low-income families. The legislation, similar to a bill proposed in the legislature last year, passed the House by a vote of 87 to 9. House Bill 1004, which...
   

Map Lawsuit Taken Under Advisement

A legal challenge over a new Porter County map has been taken under advisement by a LaPorte County judge. The attorney representing 2nd District Porter County Councilman Jeremy Rivas filed an amended suit Thursday, contending newly drawn district maps approved...
   

Valparaiso Police to Add Two New K9s

The Valparaiso Police Department plans to add two new police dogs to the force this year. Police Chief Michael Brickner says that's big for 2014 and represents a huge investment for the department.  "They're a big part of our department,...
   

Gary Added to Federal Strong Cities Initiative

The Obama Administration on Thursday announced Gary is one of seven cities being added to the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Initiative. Federal inter-agency expert teams will be deployed to work alongside city leadership, community organizations, local businesses and philanthropic...
   

Mother, Baby Killed in Lake County Crash

A 37-year-old Hebron woman and her one-month-old son were killed in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning in south Lake County. Lake County Sheriffs Police say the preliminary investigation shows a Trailblazer driven by Stacy Walstra was traveling westbound on East...
   

Motive Not Yet Known in Deadly Elkhart Shootings

Authorities continue to search for a motive in Wednesday night's deadly shooting at an Elkhart grocery store. Indiana State Police have identified the gunman who shot and killed two women's at Martin's Super Market, before being shot and killed by...
   

Woman and Baby Killed in Crash in Hebron

A 37 year old Hebron woman and one-month old child have died as result of injuries sustained in a crash in Hebron this morning. The Lake County Coroner's Office reports at 11:30am they were dispatched to the 63-hundred block of...
   

Food Bank of NWI Distributes Over 5 Million Pounds of Food

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The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana today announced that in 2013 they distributed over five-million pounds of food, the equivalent of over four-point-two million meals. Communications/Advocacy Manager Megan Sikes says unfortunately they do not see the need going down anytime...
   

7 Child Molesting Counts Filed Against Porter County Man

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A 47 year old Porter County man is charged with seven felony counts of child molesting. According to the probable cause affidavit, Todd Lange is accused of molesting his three daughters, who...
   

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