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Thousands Without Power Following Storms

Tens of thousands of people across northwest Indiana are without power this morning following two rounds of severe storms Monday night.  Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) was reporting over 80-thousand customers without electriciity at about 5 am Central Time,...
 

Announcement from Merrillville Community Schools

Due to a power outage, Merrillville High School summer school is canceled today (Tuesday July 1).  Fieler Elementary still has power and still has summer school today, but school officials say Merrillville High School has no power, so summer school...
 

Violent Gaming Makes Players Sensitive to Moral Codes

Despite what parents, teachers and scientists have suspected, violent gaming may not be bad for your kids. ABC News reports the latest research on violent video games shoots down the conclusions of previous studies. The new study found shoot-em-ups may...
 

Severe T-Storm and Flash Flood Watch in Effect

Thunderstorms shifting east from Iowa are expected to arrive in northwest Indiana this evening (Monday) and will be capable of producing torrential rainfall, with two-to-three inches of rain possible by early tomorrow morning. The National Weather Service in Chicago has...
 

Munster Community Hospital's New Addition Opens Tuesday

In Munster, Community Hospital's new addition opens tomorrow. The 34-million dollar expansion called Parkview Tower features a family birthing center and intermediate care unit private rooms, and, on a clear day, a view of the Chicago skyline from the north-facing...
 

Highland PD Reminding Residents of Curfew Hours

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In Highland, police are reiterating the town's curfew ordinance now that summer is here and in light of the approaching 4 th of July holiday. Police report children 15-through-17 years of age are not allowed to be in a public...
 

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 9pm CDT for NWI

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for northwest Indiana until 9pm CDT....
 

OUCC Offers Steps to Help Save You Water and Money

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July is “Smart Irrigation Month” and the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, or OUCC, is offering tips to help Hoosiers save money and water this summer. Officials with the OUCC report that in many cases, more than 30 percent...
 

ArcelorMittal Donates $15,000 to Franciscan Alliance

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Franciscan Alliance announced today they were presented with a 15-thousand dollar donation from ArcelorMittal. Franciscan Alliance Northern Indiana Region representatives, along with a contingent from Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Hammond, received the donation from the steel...
 

Man Allegedly Shot at People from House in Pine Twp

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A Porter County man is accused of shooting at people from a window in his home on Saturday. The Times reports the 26 year old allegedly fired seven-rounds at four females, who police discovered hiding in ditches along US 12,...
 

GM Recalling Over Seven Million Vehicles

A big, new recall from General Motors. ABC News reports GM is now recalling more than seven million cars from model years 1997 to 2014. The vehicles involved include older full-sized sedans with ignition key problems. There were three deaths...
   

LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: Adam Lumpp

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A 30 year old man wanted on a warrant out of LaPorte Circuit Court for felony auto theft and misdemeanor operating while intoxicated, and driving while suspended, is this week's “Wanted Person of...
   

Hoosier Lottery Achieves $1 Billion in Sales

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The Hoosier Lottery has exceeded one-billion dollars in sales in fiscal year 2014, the highest total in the Lottery's 25 year history. Hoosier Lottery officials made the announcement today and report an overall increase of seven-percent from year-over-year sales. As...
   

Recall Repairs When Buying Used Cars Your Responsibility

2014 has been a record year for auto safety recalls and many recalled cars are not repaired by used car dealers before they are sold.  ABC News reports when you buy a used car, you have the responsibility for making...
   

Gary PD Investigating Weekend Shooting Incidents

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In Gary, police are investigating seven people being shot, one fatally. Sunday morning officers responding to a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of Fillmore discovered a 22-year-old Gary man dead inside. Early Saturday, police say two people were hit...
   

Lake County Applies for Pilot Preschool Program

Lake County is vying, via the One Region group, to be one of five counties chosen to share ten-million dollars to set up a pilot pre-kindergarten program approved by state lawmakers this year. The non-profit One Region was formed by...
   

Man Seriously Hurt in Crash Near Gary

Lake County Sheriffs Police say a man was seriously injured in a crash Sunday morning near Gary. Officials say the Lake County Accident Reconstruction Team responded at about 5:45 am after the driver of a pickup truck northbound on Marshall...
   

Power Outages in the Region

8am  -- Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) is reporting about 44-hundred customers without power at this hour. About 19-hundred outages are in Michigan City, and more than eight-hundred in Wheeler. Other local areas with outages include Gary, LaPorte, Lake...
   

Gary Police Investigate Shooting Death

Gary Police and Lake County CSI are investigating a homicide. The Lake County Coroners office says 22-year-old Jaque Jones of Gary sustained a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene in an alley in the 400 block of...
   

Ind Same-Sex Couples Wait and See What's Next

A halt to gay marriage in Indiana -- a federal appeals court Friday put on hold a judge's order that two days earlier struck down a ban on same-sex marriage -- and thousands of newlywed couples now don't know where...
   

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