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Train Service from S. Bend to MC to Resume Wednesday

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NICTD today announced that starting tomorrow they plan to resume regular weekday train service between South Bend and Michigan City. The South Shore has been busing passengers since Monday, due to the frigid temperatures.
Meanwhile, officials report that until temperatures...
 

LaPorte Boy Shot in the Eye with a BB Gun

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A ten-year old LaPorte boy had to undergo eye surgery after being shot in the eye on Monday with a BB gun. LaPorte Police report the child's mother informed officers her son and two friends were in her son's room...
 

Munster Residents/Businesses Reminded to Remove Snow

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Residents and businesses in Munster today are being reminded about removing snow from sidewalks. Munster Police report snow must be removed from the sidewalk area at least 24 hours after the last snowfall and failure to remove the snow will...
 

Retired Army Veteran Appointed MC HR Executive Director

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A decorated, retired military veteran has been appointed to become the new Executive Director of the Michigan City Human Rights Department. Mayor Ron Meer told the Region News Team they had a...
 

Crews Battle Two-Alarm Fire in Portage

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Just before 7:30 this morning, firefighters battled below-zero wind chills at a two-alarm house fire on the far east side of Portage. Firefighters were dispatched to a residential fire with flames coming through the window on State Road 149...

 

Woman Airlifted from I-94

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Indiana State Police District 13 in Lowell reports a LaPorte woman was airlifted from Interstate 94 after a vehicle she was riding in went out of control and rolled over at least four times.  Preliminary investigation by Sergeant Jack Clute revealed that...

 

'Talk' to Prescribed Burn Expert on Facebook

Curious about the prescribed burns we hear about in the Region? You can "talk” to a prescribed burn expert from the Indiana Department of Natrual Resources on Facebook tomorrow (Jan. 29), 1 to 2 pm Central Time. Indiana DNR ecologist...
 

Indiana Jobless Rate Drops in December

Indiana's jobless rate dropped point-four-percent in December and is now at its lowest point in over five years.  Indiana Department of Workforce Development Commission Scott Sanders says just as important is "the fact that 21,000 folks have returned to the...
 

WB 94 Closed Due to Rollover Crash

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10:30am CST -  INDOT reports all lanes of westbound Interstate 94 are closed near State Road 249 in the Portage area due to a crash.  This is near mile marker 20.  Authorities say the rollover accident involves a pickup truck...
 

What Donnelly Wants to Hear in State of the Union

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Indiana Democratic US Senator Joe Donnelly today released a video outlining what he would like to hear in President Obama’s State of the Union address tonight. Watch Donnelly’s remarks here: ">
Additional information from Senator Donnelly's office:
Donnelly highlighted the...
 

Munster Officials with Snowfall Reminder

The Munster Police Department is reminding residents and businesses that snow must be removed from sidewalk areas at least 24 hours after the last snowfall.  Authorities say failure to remove snow will result in citations/fines....
   

Cause of Pharmacy Fire Not Yet Known

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The Valparaiso Fire Department continues to investigate the cause of a fire that destroyed the new Fagen Pharmacy on the north side of Valparaiso over the weekend. Crews got the call shortly after 11:30 Saturday...
   

Structure Fire in Portage Township

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Multiple crews are at the scene of what officials say is a residential structure fire on State Road 149 in Portage Township at this hour. The fire scene is south of US 20, between US 20 and County Road 1050...
   

Lawmakers Amend Marriage Amendment

The Indiana House has voted 52-43 to remove the controversial second sentence from the proposed amendment to ban gay marriage.  Legal experts said the wording had the potential to prevent employers from providing benefits to same-sex partners. The revised amendment...
   

Report of Water Main Break in Valpo

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640am CST: Tipster reports water main break in Valparaiso, on Campbell Street, a few blocks north of Lincolnway. Northbound lanes blocked with crews. Ice on road....
   

Game Changing Agreements Approved for Gary Airport

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The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority today unanimously approved development and management agreements. The agreements constitute a 100-million dollar total investment in the airport and the City of Gary over 40 years. It also includes an investment of 25-million dollars in...
   

Charges Filed in Nearly 35 Year Old Cold Case

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A nearly 35 year old cold case has thawed a bit as the Lake County Sheriff's Office announced today charges have been filed in the...
   

Michigan City Man Charged with Porter-Starke Service Robbery

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A suspect was arrested on Friday and charged in connection with the robbery earlier this month at Porter-Starke Service in the 23-hundred block of Cumberland Drive. Valparaiso Police report after releasing photos of a Mazada pick up truck last week,...

   

Fugitive of the Week: Jose DeJesus Gonzales-Ibarra

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A 40 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for two-counts of felony child molesting is this week's US Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force “Fugitive of the Week”....
   

New Leaks Report NSA Trying to Enter Video Game Apps

Are Angry Birds another secret target of NSA spying? ABC News reports that's what's being reported in new leaks. New revelations claim the NSA experts have been trying to enter video game apps like Angry Birds to scoop up buddy...
   

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