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Manhunt Underway for Convicted Murderer

Authorities say a man serving a life sentence in the 1993 murders of four people escaped from a prison in Ionia, Michigan, about 100 miles north of the Indiana-Michigan state line Sunday night. Various reports say 40-year-old Michael David Elliot abducted...
 

Fatal Crash on Borman Expressway

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Indiana State Police say a South Holland, Illinois, man died early this Monday, February 03, 2014, morning after crashing his car on Interstate 80/94 in Gary.   Authorities say a preliminary investigation revealed that just after 1 am, a  2011 Toyota Camry, driven by 33-year-old David...
 

Munster Brewery Proposes Major Expansion

A March 10th public hearing is scheduled for a request from a Munster-based brewing company planning a major expansion project. A report in the Times says Three Floyds on Parkway is seeking a property tax abatement as they propose nearly...
 

Troopers Respond to Numerous Accidents Saturday

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At Ripley St in Lake Station over the weekend [Photo/Indiana State Police]
Indiana State Police are again urging Region motorists to slow down, be careful if you have drive anywhere, and rethink your trip in snow events. Over the weekend, troopers...

 

Valpo Planning Request for Transit Center Funds

The city of Valparaiso is putting together a request for funds from the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) for a planned transit hub at a location yet-to-be-determined downtown. Mayor Jon Costas in his recent State of the City address, said...
 

Former Chicago Mayor Daley Hospitalized

Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley was at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago for an unspecified illness. Daley was in Arizona on a business trip when he fell ill. Friday evening, he flew back on a charter, where he reportedly felt disoriented,...
 

Hit and Run Accidents are Up in La Porte County

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The winter weather brings with it an increase of motor vehicle accident and this season, the La  Porte Police Department reports officers have been responding to a rash of hit and run crashes.

The department says that far too many...
 

ISP Accepting Applications for Regional Dispatcher

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The Indiana State Police is currently accepting applications for a Regional Dispatcher position at its Lowell Post to staff the Regional Dispatch Center that operates at the post.  


According to an I-S-P press release, successful applicants must be able to
...

 

Crash Closes the SB I-65 Exit Ramp to 61st Avenue

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Mixed precipitation reportedly falling in the area may have contributed to a crash where a passenger vehicle spun out into a guardrail on the exit ramp to 61st Avenue from southbound I-65.

According to INDOT, the SB I-65 exit...

 

Traction Problems for Tractor Trailer Rigs on area roads

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The Indiana Department of Transportation is reporting that a stalled semi forced the closure of the westbound Interstate 80/94 exit ramp to southbound Calumet for a little while
this morning (Sat. Feb.1, 2014).

Snow packed roads due to heavy snowfall...

 

Traveling will be Hazardous in the Region

Traveling will be Hazardous in the Region
INDOT is urging drivers to slow down and increase the distance between other vehicles as a number of spin outs have been reported across the Region this morning including a recent accident westbound I-80/94 at the Illinois state line.  The...

   

Blaze near Hegewisch Station Delays Trains Friday

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Fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out in a rail car auto hauler in the Hegewisch neighborhood just after 7 p.m. last night. Published reports say fire fighters had trouble putting out the fire near
...
   

Parking Restrictions to Go in Effect in Michigan City

A snow removal parking restriction will go into effect for Michigan City starting 12 noon CST today Saturday, February 1, 2014.  A press release for Mayor Ron Meer's office says with heavy snowfall in the forecast this weekend and again possibly...
   

Suspects Charged in Numerous LaPorte Co Burglaries

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Above: Chad Sobolewski. Below: Shawn Sobolewski)
Two suspects were arrested today regarding a number of burglaries in and around LaPorte County. Michigan City Police report 34 year old Shawn Sobolewski and 31 year old...
   

Police Seek Help to Locate Armed Robbery Suspect

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Police in Portage are seeking the public's help regarding an armed robbery that occurred this morning. Portage Police report the incident took place at 4:20am, at the Family Express Gas Station in the...

   

New Call Back, One Ring Scam Circulating

The Porter County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens of a one-ring scam circulating. Public Information Officer, Sgt. Larry LaFlower says victims receive a call and the scammers either leave a message asking you to call them back or no message...

   

Snow Ordinance Reminder for Unincorporated Porter Co

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Portions of northwest Indiana are under a Winter Storm Warning, including Porter County, which is why the Porter County Sheriff's Office wants to remind residents of the snow ordinance that goes into effect for the unincorporated areas of the county...
   

NWS Downgrades Total Snow Amounts for NW Indiana

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has downgraded the total snow accumulation anticipated due to the winter storm in northwest Indiana. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from tonight to tomorrow night for Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties. Total...
   

Tallian Town Hall Meetings Saturday Will Take Place

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Despite another winter storm expected in northwest Indiana, two town hall meeting scheduled for tomorrow with Indiana State Senator Karen Tallian, of Portage, will still take place according to members...

   

Hammond FD Rescues Woman From Fire

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A woman was rescued from a house fire this morning in Hammond, in the 65-hundred block of Rhode Island Avenue, on the east side of the city. Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Margraf says the woman was initially taken to St....
   

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