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Local TV News Program Ending

A  broadcast news program in northwest Indiana is ending. The President/CEO of Lakeshore Public Media has announced that, in light of financial challenges, they are discontinuing their “Lakeshore News Tonight” television newscast after Friday, January 31 st , and will...
 

JC Penney Closing Two Indiana Stores

J.C. Penney says the company is closing thirty-three “underperforming” stores across the country, including two in Indiana, as a cost-cutting measure that will mean about two-thousand job cuts. The two Indiana stores are at the Marketplace Shopping Center in Warsaw...
 

UPDATE: Elkhart Shootings

Indiana State Police say at this time, authorities do not believe a gunman who killed two women at an Elkhart supermarket Wednesday night knew the victims. Here is the latest information released by police this morning:
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No Committee Vote Yet on Gay Marriage Ban

An Indiana House committee this week heard hours of testimony on the proposed amendment to ban gay marriage, and the panel could take a vote next week. The next regular meeting for the House Judiciary Committee is Monday.  The proposed...
 

Flu Prompts Restrictions at Some Hospitals

Some local hospitals are implementing visitor restrictions to prevent the spread of influenza. Here is the information released by IU Health Wednesday: Indiana is experiencing an early and severe flu season. According to the Indiana State Department of Health, influenza...
 

Man Shot in Road Rage Incident on Borman

Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post say a Valparaiso man was shot by another driver on the Borman Expressway in an apparent road rage incident Wednesday afternoon.  Troopers say the 48-year-old victim cut off another driver while merging from Cline Avenue onto Interstate 80/94 around 4 pm and continued eastbound, police say, when he noticed the other driver rolled down his window and began yelling.  The victim sped off to avoid a confrontation, police say, saw the suspect trying to catch up to him, then heard a loud bang.  The rear window of the victim's pickup truck shattered, and police say victim was shot once in the upper back, with the bullet exiting out the front part of his shoulder.  He was transported with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.  The suspect is described as a middle age black man with very short hair, driving a silver or gray Dodge Ram 1500 pickup.  Indiana State Police are asking anyone who may have information on this road rage incident or any information on the suspect to please call Detective Mike Bailey at 219-690-0039.

 

3 Dead, Including Gunman, at Elkhart Supermarket

Police say a gunman shot and killed two women at a Martin's Super Market on East Bristol Street in Elkhart Wednesday night. Elkhart police officers shot and killed the man when he pointed his gun at them.  Indiana State Police spokesman...

 

SBOE Approves A-F Grades, Discusses Waiver Process

The Indiana State Board of Education today announced the approval of A-through-F grades for school corporations that were just released by the state's Department of Education. Indiana school corporations collectively earned one more A, 25 more B's and 18 fewer...
 

Public Meetings Next Month on NIRPC Amendments

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NIRPC is asking you to save the date regarding two public meetings that will be held next month as part of the public comment period on a number of proposed amendments to their 20-40 Comprehensive Regional Plan. Officials announced today...
 

Water Main Break Closes Portion Gostlin Ave in Hammond

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Police in Hammond report a water main break has Gostlin Avenue shutdown from Sheffield Avenue all the way to the state line. If your coming into Indiana from Illinois, Brainaird Avenue is closed at Burnham Avenue, so you may want...
 

Chicago Approves New Restrictions on E-Cigarettes

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The Chicago city council has approved new restrictions on electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes. The move bans the devices from being used in the same places regular cigarettes are banned. Mayor Rahm Emanuel pushed for the restrictions saying e-cigarettes target young...
   

Valpo Man Being Held on Sex Offense Complaint

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A 47 year old Valparaiso man is being held without bond in the Porter County Jail until formal charges are filed later today or tomorrow after a sex offense complaint was filed against him by his three daughters, who are...
   

New Poll Shows Americans Spilt Over Legalizing Pot

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Americans are split over pot at a time when Colorado and Washington State have approved its recreational use. ABC News reports   48 percent of Americans are against legalizing small amounts of pot for personal use. A new ABC News/Washington...
   

Driver Hits Pothole Patcher on SB State Road 49

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Drivers are being urged to slow down and stay alert when encountering crews patching potholes on interstates, US highways and state routes after a 33 year old Chesterton woman hit the rear of an INDOT truck this morning. Indiana State...
   

6000 Documents of Priest Sex Abuse Released

The Archdiocese of Chicago, the third largest archdiocese in the nation, is handing over six thousand documents relating to priest sex abuse as part of a settlement. Bishop Francis Kane offered his apologies to all the people who have been...
   

Valpo PD Asking Residents to Use Their Rx Drop Off Box

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In Valparaiso, police announced today that almost 16-hundred pounds of prescription drugs were collected and destroyed in 2013. Valparaiso Police Sgt. Michael Grennes says it is important for residents to properly dispose of unwanted or old prescription drugs as prescription...

   

Burglary Investigated in Valparaiso

Police in Valparaiso are investigating the report of a burglary in the 18-hundred block of Beech Street Tuesday morning. Officials say the woman reported being gone five minutes shortly before 9 am, and returned home to find a man walking...
   

Potholes Menace Region

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Watch out for pothole patching crews out and about across the Region again today. Workers have been repairing road surfaces damaged by the severe winter weather and extreme temperature swings for days, nights and weekends. A recent report this morning...
   

Valparaiso to Host MLK Day Reflection

Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas and the City of Valparaiso will host “Letters from Birmingham Jail,” a reflection on Martin Luther King at City Hall, January 20 at 9 a.m. The public is invited to join with city employees for this...
   

Two Region Companies Honored

Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann Tuesday presented 20 companies with the Indiana Small Business Development Center's Economic Development through Growth and Entrepreneurship, or EDGE, Awards during a Statehouse ceremony, and two Region companies are on that list -- Carmella's Miller Beach...
   

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