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Students Taken to Hospital After Taking Morphine

In Hammond, three Gavit High School students were reportedly transported to an area hospital this week after ingesting morphine pills. Today's Times reports the girls are between the ages of 15 and 16, and says the girls reported they took pills that were...
 

Cedar Lake Residents Asked to Clear Snow, Ice

In Cedar Lake, police are seeking the help of residents in clearing snow and/or ice from sidewalks to make it safe for school kids and all pedestrians. Chief Gerald Smith says people have encountered difficulties making their way along area...

 

Gov Pence to Discuss Pothole Plan

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is joining the Commissioner of INDOT this afternoon in Indianapolis (1:30 CST) to discuss potholes. Pence and Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Karl Browning are hold a news conference at the INDOT Garage on Brookville Road in...
 

Multi-Vehicle Crash on Eastbound Borman

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As of about 5:20 am CST today, Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post reported all lanes of eastbound Interstate 80-94 in Lake County were closed due to a multi-vehicle crash with serious injuries. The accident scene is I-80 east bound at the 8.4 mile marker,...
 

National Wear Red Day is Friday, February 7th

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The American Heart Association encourages everyone to wear red in celebration of the 10th Birthday of Go Red For Women, while also raising awareness for the prevalence of heart disease.
The American Heart Association, through its Go Red For Women...
 

Michigan City Now Ticketing and Towing Violators

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The period of warning tickets and door to door notice is over.
Michigan City Police say as of Wednesday, February 5, 2014, officers have begun ticketing and towing cars in violation of the parking ban on the city's designated "snow
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Unsafe Speed Causes One Vehicle Crash on 80/94

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Police continue to investigate a Wednesday morning crash involving a semi that hit the inside barrier wall of westbound 80/94 near the Ripley Street exit, sending two-in-a-half tons of sheet metal across three lanes of traffic.
According to preliminary reports,
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Gov. gets Federal Aid for Downstate Nov. Tornadoes

Good news for Region residents who may have family members residing downstate who are still struggling to recover from the aftermath of last Novembers tornadoes--low interest help is on the way.
According to a press release from Governor Pence's office,...
 

Unsafe Lane Movement Causes Multiple Crash on I-65

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Indiana State Police say the driver of a semi received serious injuries when his semi crashed into three other semis causing Interstate 65 in Newton County to close down for four hours  Tuesday.
A preliminary reports say shows shortly after...
 

Portage Township Address Rescheduled

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The Portage Township State of the Township Address that had to be postponed this morning, due to the inclimate weather,  has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 13th at 10:30am at the Bonner Center, 5800 Lexington in Portage. 
According to a...
 

Safe Shoveling Tips

Shoveling out?  Here are some tips on how to shovel snow safely from the Snow & Ice Management Association.
SIMA's Eight Tips for Safe Snow Shoveling
 
A 2011 study published in the Clinical Research in Cardiology revealed that shoveling...
   

Region Police Chief Urges Drivers to Slow Down

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Hammond Police Chief Brian Miller wants motorists to, "please slow down and mind your driving."
Chief Miller says his department has been responding to accidents all day long and that many are caused by snow and ice.  But he says,...
   

Short Street Plowing in Munster Thursday Friday

The Munster Public Works Department is informing residents of the town's short street snow plowing schedule.
The City's Public Works has been working diligently to keep streets and roads clear for all traffic. Some areas, because of the width of...
   

Travel Returns to Orange Watch Status in Jasper Co.

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The Jasper County Commissioners have requested that the County map be downgraded and returned to "Orange" - a watch.  According to the Indiana Department of Homeland Secuirty County Travel County map, motorists in an "orange" status county should still restrict...
   

Est. $215 Million Jackpot for Tonight's Powerball Drawing

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Take a break from shoveling snow and maybe start shoveling some green.  Tonight's (2/5) Powerball Jackpot is an estimated $215-million.
The Hoosier Lottery reminds you that the deadline to purchase a ticket and get in on tonight's Powerball action is...

   

219: Quarters For A Cause

The Region is invited to a special event this Sunday at the Hammond F.O.P. Lodge starting at Noon. Quarters for a Cause is hosting an auction to benefit to the Young Family, who were devastated by a house fire in...
   

CVS Pharmacies to Stop Selling Tobacco

A big change coming to CVS drug stores around the Region and the country.  CVS announced this morning that it will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products. The drug store chain says it made the decision because it is evolving...
   

Crashes Close Portions of I-94, US 30

10:30 am CST: Police are responding to multiple crashes around northwest Indiana at this hour.
INDOT reports:
All lanes of westbound I-80/94 are closed in the Lake Station area near State Road 51 / Ripley St due to a crash....
   

Overnight Snow Impacts Region Commute

A large storm system moving across the Midwest brought more across northwest Indiana this morning, leading to very hazardous road conditions. Snow-covered, snow-packed roads combined with reduced visibilities made for a very difficult commute as snow fell over the Region during the very early predawn...
   

CBO Report on Obamacare Ignites Firestorm

The Congressional Budget Office has ignited a firestorm of counter-claims on whether Obamacare will cost 2 million jobs in coming years. ABC News reports each side is reaching its own conclusions.  Republican critics of Obamacare are declaring, they told you...
   

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