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Man Arrested for Entering Home, Leaving Accident Scene

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(Photo Courtesy of the LaPorte Police Department)
In LaPorte, a 35 year old man was arrested early Saturday morning for entering a home uninvited and for leaving the scene of an accident. LaPorte Police report they responded to the 13-hundred...
 

Traffic Restrictions Tuesday in Valpo for Milling/Paving

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Lane restrictions begin tomorrow on several roads in Valparaiso. The City's Public Works Department report the restrictions will occur on Sturdy Road, from the roundabout to Wood Street for milling. Crews will be paving on Campbell, from Vale Park to...
 

INDOT to Begin Resurfacing/Repaving Work This Week

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INDOT today announced a couple of projects that will begin this week in Lake and Porter County. Overnight lane restrictions will begin tomorrow evening on US 30, between Porter County Road 250 West and State Road 51, as crews resurface...
 

Portage Man Facing Charges Flees Officers at Hospital

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(Photo Courtesy of the Porter Co Sheriif's Office)
A 33 year old Portage man faces several charges stemming from an alleged physical confrontation on Sunday in the 700 block of Camelot Manor. Portage Police report Tyrone Perry is accused of...
 

Severe T-Storm Watch for NW Indiana Until 6pm

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A Severe Thunderstorm watch is in effect for all of northwest Indiana until 6pm CDT including Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, Jasper, Starke and Pulaski counties....
 

Road Work in Valparaiso

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Road work in Valparaiso:
Today 7/14, 7am-3pm
Road milling at Washington St. & Walnut to Washington St. & WIllow;
Calumet Ave. South of Burlington Beach
Today 7/14, 7am-3pm
Road Paving on Campbell Street from Glendale heading north to Vale Park...
 

More Than 1,000 Cars Expected in Procession

More than 1,000 cars are expected in today's funeral procession for fallen Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield.  Funeral services were being held at downtown Gary's Genesis Convention Center, starting at 11 am CDT today.  Here is the information from the...
 

South Haven FD Raising Funds to Create Honor Guard

The South Haven Fire Department is hosting the 2nd Annual Softball Tournament this Friday through Sunday, [[July 18th-20th ]] on Fessler Fields at Haven Hollow Park to raise money for the creation of an Honor Guard and for fire prevention...
 

Indiana State Police Warn Public of IRS Scam

Indiana State Police are warning the public of a scam where callers impersonate IRS representatives and demand immediate payments with pre-paid debit cards and wire transfers. The caller often claims the victim owes thousands of dollars in overdue taxes.  Here...
 

US Attorney Hogsett Resigning at End of July

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U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett is resigning at the end of this month. Hogsett, who's been United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana since October 2010, announced his decision in a letter today to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder,...
 

Governor's Appeal Adds Lake Co to January FEMA List

Indiana Governor Mike Pence recently announced that Lake County will receive federal grants for the severe winter storm that impacted much of the state in early January. The addition of Lake brings the total number of counties receiving assistance for...
   

12th Annual Cops Cycling for Survivors Ride

Today (Monday, July 14, 2014) marked the start of the 12th annual Cops Cycling for Survivors group bicycle ride around Indiana. A departure ceremony was held at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time at the Law Enforcement/Firefighter Memorial, adjacent to the State...
   

Send Us Your Supermoon Photos

Saturday's full moon was a little bigger than usual.  A so-called "supermoon" is when the full moon occurs at the same time the moon is closest to the Earth, as the moon's orbit is reaching 'perigee'. NASA's Noah Petro...
   

Busing Due to South Shore Overhead Wire Work

Ongoing work to upgrade overhead wire for the South Shore will mean temporary busing between Michigan City and South Bend this week (July 14-18). Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) says the commuter line is in the midst of replacing...
   

Hazardous Beach Conditions. Rip Currents Expected

The National Weather Services has issued Beach Hazards statements that take effect later today and continue into Tuesday for northwest Indiana counties along the Lake Michigan shoreline due to:
* high wave action and dangerous swimming conditions expected.
* forecast...
   

Woman Killed in Lake Shafer Boat Accident

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a fatal boating accident on Lake Shafer. Officials say 43-year-old Anne Wittstock of Burbank, Illinois, was operating a personal watercraft when for unknown reasons, she drove into the NIPSCO security cables that are stretched across...
   

Valpo PD Invites Community to Be Part of Natl Night Out

The 31 st Annual National Night Out is less than a month away, and Valparaiso Police Chief Michael Brickner is inviting community members to organize an activity for the event, Tuesday August 5th, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Officers from...
   

Murder Charge Filed Against Son in Hospital Stabbing

A 60-year-old man has been accused of fatally stabbing his mother in her hospital room at Methodist Hospitals Southlake campus in Merrillville early Friday. According to the Lake County Prosecutor's office, a a murder charge was filed against Rodney Louis...
   

Funeral Services Today for Officer Westerfield

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The Indiana Department of Transportation is advising motorists of road restrictions in and around Gary today (Monday July 14) as hundreds of mourners are expected at funeral services for slain veteran Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield, who was killed in...
   

Flood Advisory Extended Until 1:30pm for Lake Co

The National Weather Service in Chicago has extended a Flood Advisory for Lake County until 1:30 this afternoon. Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms with heavy rainfall across the advisory area and runoff is expected to cause minor flooding to occur in...
   

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