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Crews Battle Crown Point House Fire

In the Crown Point/Winfield area, just east of I-65, crews were called out to a house fire 6-o'clock this morning at 109th and Iowa Street. Three people were able to get out without serious injuries, authorities say, but were transported...
 

Crews Battle Crown Point House Fire

In the Crown Point/Winfield area, just east of I-65, crews were called out to a house fire 6-o'clock this morning at 109th and Iowa Street. Three people were able to get out without serious injuries, authorities say, but were transported...
 

Quick Mid-March Storm Blankets Region

A quick mid-March winter storm had already dumped six-inches of snow in Dyer as of 7-o'clock this morning, according to figures courtesy of the National Weather Service in Chicago... with about five-inches from Schererville to Lakes of the Four Seasons...
 

Resolution Condemns Russian Aggression Against Ukraine

A resolution passed the US Senate on Tuesday condemning the recent Russian military aggression against Ukraine. The resolution was introduced by Indiana US Senator Dan Coats and Illinois US Senator Dick Durbin, demanding the immediate release of Ukraine security forces...
 

Applications for Free Smoke Detectors at Lowell FD

The Lowell Fire Department is taking applications for free smoke detectors for those who do not have them or need to replace an older model. Lowell Fire Chief Clint Gorball told the Region News Team up to two smoke detectors...
 

Tens of Thousands Lose Power in Winter Storm

Approximately 34-thousand customers across Northern Indiana Public Service Company's territory were without power early today, as heavy, wet snow and high winds packed a punch in the latest winter storm to hit Northwest Indiana. As of 10 am that number...
 

Winter WX Ban Issued for Indiana Toll Road

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Officials with the Indiana Toll Road have issued a Winter Weather Ban for the entire length of the toll road beginning early tomorrow morning. The ban impacts only triple tractor-trailers, long-doubles (low profile and high profile) and high-profile oversize load...
 

Interlocal Agreement and Borrowing Approved for E-911

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The Lake County Council today signed an interlocal agreement and voted to borrow 20 million dollars to get the consolidated E-911 service launched. The Times reports the interlocal agreement sets ground rules for how the combined police and fire communications...

 

Hammond Names New Police Chief

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A new police chief for the City of Hammond was announced today. Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. stated Assistant Chief John Doughty will replace Chief Brian Miller, who is retiring, effective April 1 st . Doughty is a 30 year veteran...
 

Frost Laws in Valpo Effective Wednesday, March 12th

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The City of Valparaiso announced today frost laws will be put into effect starting tomorrow on numerous city roads. Officials report the only city streets without a weight limit are Calumet, from Burlington beach Road to Morgan and Morgan, from...
 

Winter Storm Could Bring 5 to 7 Inches of Snow to NWI

Northwest Indiana, like much of the nation, has seen more than its share of snow this winter and more is on the way. Associate Professor of Meteorology at Valparaiso University, Dr. Bart Wolf, says the storm will be quick hitting...
   

One Dead, Two Injured in Shooting Incident in Gary

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One person is dead, two others injured after a shooting in Gary Monday night. Gary Police Corp. Gabrielle King told the Region News Team officers were dispatched on a call of shots fired, at 8:45pm, in the 12-hundred block of...

   

Issues Loom as Cancer to Become #1 Cause of Death

Getting a diagnosis of cancer can be frightening enough. But a new report warns, finding a doctor to treat you could become a new fear. ABC News reports it's a perfect storm of circumstances that could cost lives. Cancer is...
   

NWI Flood Warnings for the Kankakee River

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Temperatures in the 50's on Monday led to snow melting which has caused the National Weather Service in Chicago to issue flood warnings for portions of the Kankakee River in northwest Indiana. A Flood Warning continues until further notice...

   

LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: Augustin Magana

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A 30 year old man wanted on warrants for felony burglary, felony battery and felony battery with a deadly weapon is this week's “Wanted Person of the Week” by the LaPorte Police Department. Augustin Magana,...
   

Police Investigating Stabbing in LaPorte

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Police in LaPorte are investigating an incident in which one man is alleged to have stabbed his brother. LaPorte Police report officers responded to the scene in 800 block of Linwood Avenue shortly after midnight today. Police say the men,...

   

Possible Identity Theft Investigated in Munster

In Munster, today's Times reports the Internal Revenue Service is investigating a handful of cases of someone trying to claim the tax refund of employees of the School Town of Munster. According to the school superintendent, a couple employees who...
   

Merrillville Event Touts Rail Expansion

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Monday night at Avalon Manor in Merrillville, a new coalition of young professionals in Northwest Indiana called the Emerging Leaders Network hosted a “Laying Tracks for the Future” event focusing on the benefits of the potential South Shore rail line...
   

Crews Working to Upright Truck

730am -- Union Volunteer Fire Department reports they're at the scene of a milk truck on its side blocking County Road 300 North just east of Wheeler High School. Fire Chief Tim Beach says crews are working to upright the...
   

Farewell to Daffodil Days

Daffodil Days is no more. For forty years the American Cancer Society would sell bunches of cut daffodils in early Spring, delivering them around this time in March. 2013 was the last year of the Daffodil Days program not just...
   

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