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Valparaiso Reiterates its Snow Response Policy

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The city of Valparaiso is reiterating its snow response policy in light of the anticipated lake effect snow expected to strike northwest Indiana. City officials report their snow removal team will be at work around the clock to clear the...
 

Lake Effect Snow and Cold Wind Chills

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The second coldest air mass of the season is about to descend on northwest Indiana, along with lake effect snow. Associate Professor of Meteorology at Valparaiso University, Dr. Bart Wolf says the heaviest snow will develop this evening over southern...

 

Skull Find Confirmed, No Other Remains Found

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An investigation of a human skull found this morning in Liberty Township, off Meridian Road continues. The Porter County Sheriff's Office reports detectives and Enbridge pipeline workers sifted through dirt in an approximately 200 square feet area and no other...
 

Toll Rd Winter Wx Ban Extended from State Line to S Bend

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The operators of the Indiana Toll Road have expanded their Winter Weather Ban in effect from 11-o'clock Central Time tonight (1/20) through 11 pm Tuesday night 1/21). ITR Concession Company says the ban for all Triple, Long Double, Steel Haulers...
 

Talk to a Lawyer Day

The 12 th annual “Talk to a Lawyer Day” public service event honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his dream of access to justice for all. Volunteer lawyers will be available to answer your legal questions...

 

Possible Human Skull Found in Porter County

In Porter County, Sheriff's Police say crews working on the Enbridge pipeline found what appears to be a human skull. Porter County Detectives and Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris are investigating. Officials have not yet determined if the object is...
 

Main Break Drained South Water Tower in Griffith

Water service is back, but all residents south of Main Street in Griffith remain under a 48-hour boil order after a water main break around 9 am Sunday completely drained the town's South Water Tower, which contains approximately one-million gallons of water....
 

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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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)...
   

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