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2nd Date Set for Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway Initiative

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NIRPC will be holding another public input meeting for those who were not able to attend the Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway Initiative project kick-off on January 21 st in Hobart because of the winter storm. Officials report a meeting will...
 

Pelath: 2014 Session so far a Case of Missed Opportunities

Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, of Michigan City, on Tuesday issued a statement on the half-way point of the 2014 session of the Indiana General Assembly. Representative Pelath says they faced immense challenges like how to help families who've...
 

Four Dead in SW Michigan House Fire

There are reports today that four people are dead after a house fire in southwestern lower Michigan, just north of the Indiana state line. The fire reportedly broke out early this morning in Three Oaks, Michigan, a community in Berrien County...
 

Hobart PD Training Facility Moves Forward

In Hobart the Board of Works this week approved an agreement that would let city police officers train much closer to home. The Hobart Police Department wants to establish a facility for firearms and tactical training on property that's off of...
 

State Offers Help in Finding Propane

Region residents in dire need of propane in these extreme weather conditions and in the face of a propane shortage in the Midwest have another place to turn for help.  Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says his office will assist...
 

Visitors Authority Launches 'Brewery Trail'

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority (CVA) has launched the South Shore Brewery Trail, featuring nine area breweries in Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties -- specifically, in Gary, Whiting, Crown Point, Munster, Valparaiso, Chesterton, Michigan City and LaPorte. You can...
 

IU Health, UnitedHealthcare Reach Agreement

IU Health announced today that a contract agreement has been reached with UnitedHealthcare retroactive to January 1, 2014, and providing uninterrupted coverage to an estimated 400-thousand Indiana patients. IU Health and UnitedHealthcare have been involved in ongoing negotiations and were...
 

Valpo Dome Closer to Demolition

In Valparaiso, a well-known dome that used to be home to a bakery is closer to coming down. Porter County Commissioners this week unanimously agreed to transfer the tax certificate for the property to the city of Valparaiso. Valpo has...
 

INDOT Warns of Icy Road Conditions

The Indiana Department of Transportation in Northwest Indiana reporting this morning that, while blowing snow is now reduced and crews have been able to make some progress plowing, the road conditions are far from being back to normal this morning...
 

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...
   

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