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Company Recalls Ice Cream Flavor from Aldi Stores

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An ice cream maker is voluntarily recalling a specific flavor sold at Aldi stores in Indiana and three other midwestern states because it may contain nuts. House of Flavors in Ludington, Michigan, says Belmont Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough may include...
 

Portage Opposes Proposed Rate Increase

In Portage, the city council is officially opposed to a proposed 17-percent water rate hike. The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor is currently taking public written comment on Indiana American Water Company's request for a rate increase that would...
 

Spring Thaw Could Reveal Winter Fish Kills

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says owners of shallow ponds and lakes, especially in northern Indiana, should watch for fish kills this spring.  With record or near-record snowfall and ice up to 20 inches thick on lakes and ponds,...
 

Griffith Wants Feedback on Funds Request

In Griffith, town officials want to hear what residents have to say about setting aside monies for extending the South Shore Line to Dyer. Congressman Pete Visclosky is asking municipalities to put about a third of their share of funds...
 

Jury Deadlocks in Lake Co Murder Trial

After more than five hours of deliberation, a jury in Lake County was not able to come to a verdict in the trial of Gary man accused of murdering a 60-year-old woman. The Time today reports the judge declared a...
 

Gary to Host Affordable Health Care Enrollment Fair

The City of Gary is hosting an Affordable Health Care Enrollment Fair. The city is partnering with Methodist Hospitals, Lake County Minority Health Coalition, Community HealthNet and Covering Kids and Families for the event. The enrollment fair is this Saturday,...
 

Contaminated Candy Investigated in Richmond

The Indiana State Department of Health says packages of Original Skittles sold at a Marathon Food Mart in Richmond, Indiana, contained unconfirmed chemical substances, according to preliminary tests. The contamination was discovered after the sudden illness of two individuals in...
 

Donnelly Speaks on Importance of Coal to Hoosiers

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Indiana US Senator Joe Donnelly today spoke at a Coal technology Symposium on the importance of coal providing affordable and reliable energy for Hoosier families and businesses, while playing a vital role in...
 

Bill to Update IN Pension Funds Goes to Governor's Desk

A proposal to give retired state employees a much needed update to their benefits now goes to Governor Mike Pence's desk for approval. The Indiana House today announced they concurred with the State Senate on House Bill 10-74, which contained...
 

Forum on Child Well Being in Porter County Next Week

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A forum to take an in-depth look at Porter County's trends in child well-being and how to find resources to help local children has been scheduled for next week in Valparaiso. Indiana Youth Institute Field Representative Stephen Gill told the...
 

Registration for Chicago Marathon Pushed Back

For the second time in two years registration for the Chicago Marathon has been put on hold. ABC News reports r unners were supposed to be able to sign up online starting today, but that's been pushed back two weeks...
   

Coats Among US Lawmakers Condemning Russia

Seven nations say they will boycott the G-8 conference scheduled in Sochi in June ... as an answer to Russia's military moves in the Ukraine. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says maybe the G-8 ought to be reduced in number....
   

Facebook Agrees to Delete Posts Selling Illegal Guns

  Facebook agreed today to delete posts from users selling illegal guns. ABC News reports a Facebook post last February caught the eye of prosecutors: "Guns for sale," it read. "No background." New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says it...
   

Man Allegedly Batters Two Women at Walmart

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A man is being accused of battering two women at the LaPorte Walmart Tuesday evening. LaPorte Police report they were called to the scene around 7:15pm, and upon arrival observed three women yelling at the suspect outside the entrance and...
   

State Police Trooper Injured in Crash on I-65

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A 29 year veteran of the Indiana State Police Department was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after his unmarked vehicle was struck by a pickup truck this morning on northbound I-65, just...
   

Counterfeit $10 Bill Passed at McDonald's in LaPorte

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Police in LaPorte are investigating a counterfeit bill passed at the McDonald's, in the 200 block of Boyd Boulevard on Tuesday. LaPorte Police report the fake ten-dollar bill was taken during a purchase transaction and it has since been seized...
   

Daily Sugar Intake Should Be 5% of Your Total Calories

A wake-up call for those with a sweet tooth.  ABC News reports the World Health Organization says your daily 'sugar intake' should be just five-percent of your 'total calories.' That's half of what the agency previously recommended. A WHO 'expert...
   

Police Investigating Separate Jewelery Store Burglaries

Authorities are investigating two separate jewelery store burglaries that occurred this week. Jeffery's Jewelers, in the 300 block of Highway 30 in Union Township, on Monday had jewelery reportedly stolen from two cabinets that were smashed along with the front...
   

Marathon Registration Postponed

Region residents planning to sign up for this year's Chicago Marathon will have to wait a couple of weeks. Registration was supposed to open today (Wednesday 3/5), but that's been postponed until noon Central Time March 19th. A notice posted...
   

Snowfall Clogs Region Commute

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A rough time getting around Northwest Indiana and Chicago this morning.  A band of snowfall clogged the Region commute across Lake and Porter Counties, and we're hearing LaPorte and St. Joseph County roads could be especially bad during lunchtime and...
   

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