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Porter County Residents Reminded of Snow Rule

Porter County Sheriffs Police are reminding residents of the county's snow rule as we're anticipating another major snow event, lake effect that could dump a foot or more on parts of the Region starting tonight and continuing into Tuesday. Public...
 

Semi Goes Off the Roadway in Merrillville

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[Photo/Indiana State Police]
In Merrillville, Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post say a 52-year-old semi driver allegedly fell asleep while driving on I-65 Sunday afternoon, went off the roadway, hit an informational sign, went down an embankment and through...
 

Indiana Toll Road Issues Winter Weather Ban

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The operators of the Indiana Toll Road have issued a Winter Weather Ban in effect from 11 pm Central Time today (1/20) through 11 pm CST tomorrow (1/21). ITR Concession Company says the ban for all Triple, Long Double, Steel Haulers and High...
 

Main Break Prompts Boil Order in Griffith

Officials say a boil order issued Sunday remains in effect for 48 hours for all Griffith residents south of Main Street. Griffith Police say as a result of the large amount of water released, it proved time consuming in evacuating it.
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Man Killed, Others Hurt in Snowmobile Accidents

A 51-year-old Rochester, Indiana, man was killed and at least five others were injured in separate snowmobile accidents in the state over the weekend, including northwest Indiana . Indiana Conservation Officers say the man who was killed crashed his snowmobile while...

 

Crime Down in Griffith

In Griffith, Police Chief Greg Mance is crediting a 12-percent overall drop in crime in town last year to a number of factors – including partnerships with residents, rental property owners and IUN's Center for Urban and Regional Excellence and...
 

Investigation Suggests Death Not Result of Crash

Lake County Sheriffs Police say a preliminary investigation indicates a 54-year-old Hebron man who died after a single car crash near Crown Point Saturday did not die as a result of the automobile accident. Lake County Sheriffs Police say the...
 

Another Road Rage Shooting on Borman

Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post are asking for the public's help as they investigate the second alleged road rage shooting on the Borman Expressway in less than a week. Troopers say a Lansing woman stated she had been...
 

Heavy Lake Effect Possible with More Bitter Cold

Heavy lake effect snow is a possibility in the Region accompanied by another arctic blast. There's already a Lake Effect Snow Watch posted for tonight through tomorrow afternoon that includes Lake, Porter, La Porte, and Starke Counties here in northwest Indiana. Forecasters...
 

More Snow and Arctic Cold on the Way

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Southernmost portions of northwest Indiana could get several inches of snow today, while other parts of the Region will will accumulation as well.  Forecasters say another significant dose of cold arctic air is expected to overspread...
 

Indiana Couple Rescued by Coast Guard

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A Bloomington, Indiana, couple were among four people rescued by the US Coast Guard this week from a disabled sailboat in the Atlantic Ocean about 300 miles east of Cape Henry, Virginia.  A representative from the manufacturer of the Be...
   

Illinois Company Recalls Ham Products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced Gusto Packing, a Montgomery, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 67,113 pounds of sliced, spiral ham products due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  Federal officials say...
   

BP-Whiting Refinery Grants to be Announced

In a few days, South Shore Clean Cities, BP-Whiting Refinery and a consortium of Environmental Groups will announce the ten Lake County organizations who will be awarded grant funding through BP Whiting Refinery’s Cleaner Air through Diesel Emission Reductions (BP-CADER)...
   

Niemeyer to Run for Landske's Senate Seat

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State Representative Rick Niemeyer, State Senator Sue Landske
Republican 11th District State Representative Rick Niemeyer of Lowell has announced he is running for the State Senate seat long held by Cedar Lake Republican 6th District State Senator Sue Landske. In...
   

Cause of Garage, House Fire Not Yet Known

Officials continue looking into the cause of a fire they say destroyed a two-car garage in the 300 block of Mount Jackson Avenue outside Chesterton Thursday evening, and caused significant damage to the house it's attached to. Several assisted Liberty...
   

Report Warns of Smoking Dangers to Hoosier Kids

A new report says one in ten Hoosier children will become smokes and die prematurely unless smoking rates drop. On Friday, the Surgeon General released "The Health Consequences of Smoking: 50 Years of Progress". State Health Commissioner Dr. William VanNess...
   

Two Arrested in Merrillville Burglary

Police in Merrillville say an alert resident helped them stop two men who burglarized a home in the 59-hundred block of McKinley Street. Police got a report early Wednesday evening of two men walking in the street with a television,...
   

Frigid Air Next Week, Use Caution with Heating Equipment

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Another blast of frigid air is expected to descend on the Hoosier state starting Monday. Indiana Assistant State Fire Marshal Robert Johnson is urging Hoosiers to exercise caution when using heating equipment, such as wood stoves or space heaters, to...

   

OE Chicago Marathon Call-Out Dates Announced

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Opportunity Enterprises is inviting local runners of all levels and abilities to their call-out meetings for the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Organizers of the race have made significant changes to the event's registration,...
   

Burglary at Maple City Montessori School

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Police in LaPorte are seeking information regarding a reported burglary at Maple City Montessori School. The complainant informed police that sometime between 9pm Wednesday and 7am on Thursday, the suspects entered the building and stole a bank bag containing cash,...
   

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