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GNIAR Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer

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The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors announced today the hiring of its new Chief Operating Officer. Nichole DeMario, Director of Communications and Professional Development with the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors, told the Region News...
 

New Study on American Mobility: Driven By Intelligence

If you live in the same place where you grew up, you're not alone. A new study suggests your decision about whether to stay or go, may be driven by your intelligence level. ABC News reports the smarter you are,...
 

Repairs Continue, Restoration Expected by Tonight

As of midday today, about 13-thousand NIPSCO customers remained without power across Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Elkhart counties due to damage from Monday night's severe storms. That's down from 128-thousand total who were affected. The utility company anticipates restoring power...
 

Whiting Celebrates 125 Years

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The City of Whiting's 125th Anniversary Summer-long Celebration begins tonight (July 3rd),and our Annie Fox will be there.  The July-through-August celebration starts with July 3rd Fireworks tonight at the newly-renovated Whiting Lakefront Park.  Friday's parade begins at 10 am on...
 

9 Tornadoes Across NW and Northern Indiana

As of this morning, nine tornadoes have been confirmed across northwest and northern Indiana, with an additional tornado traveling into Lake County from Grant Park, Illinois, ending southwest of Lowell just a little past the state line. Another tornado formed...
 

INDOT July 4th Roadwork Moratorium

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The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road work moratorium beginning at about noon today (Thursday, July 3rd) until the morning hours of Monday, July 7th for the 4th of July weekend.  Wherever possible, INDOT says road restrictions will be...
 

Fire Truck Rolls Over With Firefighter Inside

A northwest Indiana firefighter escapes injury when the truck he was operating tips and overturns on rain-soaked ground. The Times today says the vehicle was coming to a stop at the edge of a gravel shoulder along US 35 Tuesday...
 

US 30 at Taft Open, Remains 4-Way Stop for Now

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INDOT crews are testing the traffic signal at US 30 and Taft Street (State Road 55) this morning. US 30 at Taft is open once again but remains a 4-way stop, and INDOT reports it will likely remain a 4-way stop...
 

Hammond School Supt Reportedly Critical


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The Superintendent of the School City of Hammond reportedly remains in critical condition from injuries police say he suffered during a break-in at his home earlier this week. Hammond Police Lt. Richard Hoyda told the Region News Team 67-year-old Dr....
 

Valpo PD Reminds Residents of City Fireworks Law

The Valparaiso Police Department wants residents to know the City of Valparaiso has a fireworks ordinance that will be enforced during the upcoming July 4 th weekend. Here are the specifics:
Article 2: Discharging of fireworks is prohibited with the...
 

2 NW Ind Tornadoes, Another Travels Into Lake Co

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Eight total tornadoes have now been confirmed within the National Weather Service Chicago County Warning Area, all embedded within severe winds, including two in northwest Indiana and one that traveled into the Region Monday night. One of the local twisters...
   

Repairs Continue, Many Remain Without Power

Northern Indiana Public Service Company now estimates a total of 128-thousand customers were affected by Monday night's storms. The number of outages is down to about 15-thousand this morning. NIPSCO crews have been working around the clock to repair extensive...
   

Gary Homicide Victim Identified

A man found dead in Gary Wednesday morning has been identified. The Lake County Coroners office says 19-year-old Jaquan Strong of Gary suffered a fatal gunshot wound, and his death was ruled a homicide. Gary Police were dispatched to the...
   

Most of US 30 Reopens Except at SR 55/Taft

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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) says most of the overnight work that had about a ten-mile stretch of US 30 closed between Merrillville and Schererville was able to be completed sooner than anticipated.  INDOT Wednesday announced  U.S. 30 between...
   

Family Day Celebrated at Indiana State Prison

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Families of staff members at Indiana State Prison in Michigan City enjoyed a carnival-style picnic today. Prison officials report approximately 600 people attended “Family Day”, where a picnic lunch, games for children, tours of...
   

Purdue University Opens NW Indiana Engagement Office

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Purdue University announced today that university administrator Timothy Sanders on Tuesday assumed a new role as Director of Purdue's newly established Northwest Indiana Engagement Office. Sanders' responsibilities will include building contacts with businesses, industry,...
   

LaPorte County Storm Survey Results

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Damage assessment results from northwest Indiana by the National Weather Service in Chicago have been posted for LaPorte County. National Weather Service survey crews report corn was flattened and an outbuilding was destroyed about two-miles north of Kingsbury on U-S...
   

An App for Gridlock

Today is the official start of the Independence Day holiday travel rush and the forecast: hot and crowded. ABC News reports AAA forecasts a surge on the roads, 34 million people driving this Independence day weekend, just as highway crews...
   

Help the Red Cross Prevent a Summer Blood Shortage

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In order to prevent a summer blood shortage, the American Red Cross is urging eligible blood donors to roll up their sleeve and give the gift of life. Indiana-Ohio Red Cross Communication Manager Vince Robinson told the Region News Team...
   

Partial road closure in Valpo for Storm Sewer work

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Park Avenue in Valparaiso will be closed from 7am to 5pm for the next two weeks between Yellowstone Rd. and Elmhurst Ave. in order to install storm sewer piping and roadway reconstruction today through Wednesday, July 16, 2014.  According to Public Works Department, the...
   

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