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Hoosiers Reminded to Treat Old Glory with Respect

INDIANAPOLIS - As Hoosiers honor the country this Fourth of July, they're being encouraged to follow proper flag etiquette when flying "Old Glory."

Mike Buss, a deputy director with the American Legion National Headquarters in Indianapolis, says the American flag...

Whiting's 95th 4th of July Parade

The City of Whiting's 125th Anniversary Summer-long Celebration continues this morning with one of the oldest events in the Region, and our own Annie Fox will be there.  The 95th Annual Whiting 4th of July Parade steps off at...

Porter Co Compost Sites Closed July 4th

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The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County is reminding residents that public compost sites in Valparaiso and Boone Grove are closed today (Friday) for the Independence Day holiday. Both will reopen this Saturday July 5th at 9 am....

Storm Repairs Continue, Beware Utility Impersonators

Due to extensive system repairs and difficult field conditions, some local storm outages in the Crown Point, Gary, and Hammond areas will extend into today (Friday July 4). Northern Indiana Public Service Company crews and contracted resources have worked around-the-clock...

OUCC: July is Smart Irrigation Month, Save Water-Save $

July is “Smart Irrigation Month” and the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, or OUCC, is offering tips to help Hoosiers save money and water this summer. OUCC Spokesman Anthony Swinger told the Region News Team that in many cases,...

LaPorte PD Year to Date Statistics

LaPorte PD
In LaPorte, police announced today that so far in 2014, they have investigated 287 property damage crashes and 57 personal injury crashes. Police say during the same period in 2013, the department investigated 252 property damage and 52 personal injury...

Congressman Visclosky Tours Sullivan Palatek

Congressman Visclosky Tours Sullivan Palatek
(Photo Courtesy of Congressman Visclosky's Office)
First District Congressman Pete Visclosky was in Michigan City today, touring Sullivan Palatek, a manufacturer specializing in electric and diesel air compressors. During the visit, Congressman Visclosky and CEO Bruce McFee discussed a range...

Fireworks in Munster at 9pm at Centennial Park

Munster PD
The town of Munster will be having fireworks tonight, starting at 9pm at Centennial Park. Munster Police reminds residents who attend that they are not allowed to bring personal fireworks or alcohol to the park, and that all bags will...

Traffic Signal Working Again at US 30/Taft Street

INDOT reports the traffic signal is up and running at US 30 and Taft Street. Overnight, about a ten-mile stretch of US 30 was shut down from I-65 in Merrillville and US 41 in Schererville, so INDOT and NIPSCO crews...

GNIAR Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer

Joe Wszolek
(Photo Courtesy of GNIAR)
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

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

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


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

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...

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