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eCigarettes Can Help Smokers Quit

Can e-cigarettes help smokers quit using tobacco cigarettes? The American Heart Association - grudgingly - says yes. ABC News reports they're advertised as a better alternative to cigarettes because e-cigs release nicotine through vapor, not tobacco smoke. And now the...
 

Marriage Equality Issue in Indiana to Be Heard Tuesday

Three lawsuits from Indiana and one from Wisconsin regarding same-sex marriage bans will be heard tomorrow before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Those in favor of marriage equality in Indiana are hosting rallies today to support the...
 

US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Nikolus Morris

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A 23 year old man wanted for rape is this week's “Fugitive of the Week” by the US Marshals Service, Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force. Nikolus Morris is described as a black...
 

Dyer Couple Fighting to Get Sinkhole Issue Resolved

A couple in northwest Indiana say they've been fighting with three local governments to fill in a sinkhole that continues to grow on their property, nearing their home. The sinkhole, about 40 feet wide and 30 feet deep, sits on...
 

Prompt Ambulance in Highland Receives PR Award

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The Indiana Emergency Response Conference has presented its 2014 Ambulance Provider Public Relations Award to Prompt Ambulance Service out of Highland. The nomination form said Prompt Ambulance has created a number of community outreach programs, training initiatives, and more. The...
 

Fatal Shooting in East Chicago

A fatal shooting in East Chicago Sunday is under investigation. The Lake County Coroner's Office reports 28 year old Luis Walker-Carrion was pronounced at 5:11am and his death has been ruled a homicide. A suspect is in custody....
 

Pence Declares This Week Rail Safety Week in Indiana

Governor Mike Pence has declared this week, August 24 th through the 30 th , as Indiana Rail Safety Week. Indiana Operation Lifesaver, Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Transportation, local law enforcement and railroad companies are partnering to raise...
 

Air Quality Alert for NW Indiana Through Midnight

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Ozone levels are expected to be unhealthy today in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties which is why the National Weather Service in Chicago has issued an Air Quality Alert until midnight. Active children and adults, as well as people with...
 

Flood Warning Extended Until 6:30pm for Porter Co

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has extended its Flood Warning for Porter County until 6:30pm CST today.  Heavy rainfall could lead to possible flooding in some areas....
 

VanDenburgh Congratulates Crown Point School

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State Representative Shelli VanDenburgh of Crown Point on Friday extended her congratulations to Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School during the school's “Back to School Celebration” as the school has been selected as a finalists in a statewide education contest. The...
 

Man Wanted for Robbery Added to Most Wanted List

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The Michigan City Police Department has added another name to their Top 10 Most Wanted list. Police report 18 year old Juwan Garrett is wanted out of LaPorte County for felony robbery. Garrett is...
   

Regional Dispatcher Position Open at Lowell Post

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Indiana State Police report they are accepting applications for Regional Dispatcher positions at the Lowell Post to dispatch troopers in the both the Lafayette and Lowell Districts. Applicants must be able to receive, record, disseminate and accurately dispatch information to...
   

Lane Restrictions Begin Monday on US 41 in Newton Co

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Lane restrictions will be in place starting Monday on US 41, between State Road 14 and State Road 16, in Newton County. INDOT reports crews will be performing chip seal operations to preserve the road surface in that area and...
   

Visclosky Pleased with ITC Determinations

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The International Trade Commission on Friday made affirmative final injury determinations in the antidumping duty investigations of Oil Tubular Goods against India, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam and Taiwan. The ITC also made affirmative final injury determinations in the countervailing...
   

State Health Commissioner Announces Resignation

Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. William VanNess announced on Friday that he has submitted his resignation. Dr. Van Ness says he is resigning strictly for personal reasons and anticipates his last day to be sometime in early October. Indiana Governor...
   

Open Spots Still Available for Bags Tournament

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Adams Radio Group is raising funds for the American Cancer Society as competitors from around the region try to out-toss one another for the grand prize in today's "Bagtastic" bags tournament at Deep River Waterpark.  Those who still wish to...
   

Chrysler Launches Investigation Into Electronic Glitches

Chrysler launches an investigation after receiving complaints about an array of electronic glitches, including dangerous engine stalling, that could afflict millions of drivers. ABC News reports more than 200 Chrysler owners say their vehicles lost power while driving, some at...
   

Harvey Hostage Suspects Charged

Charges have been filed against two men for their role in the over 20 hour hostage standoff with law enforcement earlier this week in Harvey, Illinois. The Times reports 40 year old David Jordan of Dixmoor and 41 year old...
   

Fall Fest Truck Pulls Rescheduled for Sunday at 4pm

The Jasper County Fall Festival is happening this weekend, starting today, at the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Rensselaer, but the extremely heavy rains have led to a change in tonight's schedule.  Rich Moore, for the Jasper County Fair Board's Fall...
   

Gang Members Indicted on Racketeering Charges

A press conference was held this morning at the East Chicago Police Department where the US Attorney's Office announced four members of the Two-Six Nation, and four of their associates, have been indicted on racketeering charges. The Times reports an...
   

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