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Est. $215 Million Jackpot for Tonight's Powerball Drawing

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Take a break from shoveling snow and maybe start shoveling some green.  Tonight's (2/5) Powerball Jackpot is an estimated $215-million.
The Hoosier Lottery reminds you that the deadline to purchase a ticket and get in on tonight's Powerball action is...

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219: Quarters For A Cause

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The Region is invited to a special event this Sunday at the Hammond F.O.P. Lodge starting at Noon. Quarters for a Cause is hosting an auction to benefit to the Young Family, who were devastated by a house fire in...

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CVS Pharmacies to Stop Selling Tobacco

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A big change coming to CVS drug stores around the Region and the country.  CVS announced this morning that it will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products. The drug store chain says it made the decision because it is evolving...

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Crashes Close Portions of I-94, US 30

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10:30 am CST: Police are responding to multiple crashes around northwest Indiana at this hour.
INDOT reports:
All lanes of westbound I-80/94 are closed in the Lake Station area near State Road 51 / Ripley St due to a crash....

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Overnight Snow Impacts Region Commute

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A large storm system moving across the Midwest brought more across northwest Indiana this morning, leading to very hazardous road conditions. Snow-covered, snow-packed roads combined with reduced visibilities made for a very difficult commute as snow fell over the Region during the very early predawn...

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CBO Report on Obamacare Ignites Firestorm

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The Congressional Budget Office has ignited a firestorm of counter-claims on whether Obamacare will cost 2 million jobs in coming years. ABC News reports each side is reaching its own conclusions.  Republican critics of Obamacare are declaring, they told you...

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Probe Launched into Honda Accord Side Air Bag Issue

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US safety regulators are investigating complaints involving Honda Accords.  ABC News reports 28 drivers have reported that side air bags can inflate when the front doors of Honda Accords are closed. Now the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is launching...

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Many Hoosier Priorities in Farm Bill Agreement

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The bipartisan Farm Bill agreement passed the US Senate this afternoon by a vote of 68-to-32 and now heads to President Obama's desk to be signed into law. Indiana US Senator Dan...

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Gary Adds Another Measure to its Snow Plan

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Gary, IN – City of Gary officials have once again implemented their snow plan in anticipation of winter storms slated to hit the area for today through Wednesday and again this weekend. To...

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Man Who Shot at Gary Police Struck by Return Fire

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The execution of a narcotics search warrant this morning in Gary resulted in officers being fired upon and a 30 year old man being shot. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corp. Gabrielle King says officers arrived at a residence, in...

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Hoosiers Asked to Keep Mailboxes Clear of Snow, Ice

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The Postal Service is asking Hoosiers to help keep letter carriers safe as the state braces for yet another winter storm. There are various predictions as to the amounts of snow that will fall throughout Indiana today through tomorrow, but...

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Record-Setting Spring for Purdue North Central

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It's a record-breaking Spring for Purdue University North Central. A spring semester record 57-hundred-68 students are enrolled in a spring-semester best of more than 52-thousand credit hours. They also topped their spring number for bachelor's degree-seeking students.
Here are the...

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Pence, Other Govs Urge Action on Propane Shortage

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today joined fellow governors from the Midwestern Governors Association in signing a letter to President Obama requesting immediate assistance to address the current propane supply shortage across the Midwest.
“Hoosiers continue to face severe propane shortages...

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Winter Weather Ban Issued for Toll Road

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ITR Concession Company has issued a Winter Weather Ban today, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at 5 p.m. EST in effect through Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 5 p.m. EST.  The ban will be re-evaluated Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 9 a.m. EST.  ...

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Armed Robbery at Merrillville Restaurant

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In Merrillville, police say an undetermined amount of cash was stolen from a cash register and tip jar during an armed robbery at Catch 22 early Monday. Officials say two people armed with guns entered the restaurant on US 30...

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Schererville Considers Plans for Brewery

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In Schererville, plans are in the works for what would be the town's very first brewery. The Plan Commission is reviewing a proposal for Craft 41 Brewery in the 800 block of US 41 on property that's been vacant for...

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Data Breach Suspected at Radisson Star Plaza Hotel

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White Lodging has announced a suspected data breach at fourteen properties around the country, including Radisson Star Plaza hotel in Merrillville, Mariott Midway and Holiday Inn Midway both in Chicago, that affected people who used credit or debit cards between about...

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Escaped Killer Captured in NWI

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A convicted killer who escaped from a correctional facility in Ionia, Michigan, about 100 miles north of the Indiana-Michigan state line, was captured about 24-hours later in northwest Indiana. 40-year-old Michael David Elliot was taken into custody in La Porte...

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Radio One Receives Award for Winter Storm Coverage

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At the Crown Point City Council meeting Monday night, Mayor David Uran, City Council members and the city's Emergency Management Director recognized Radio One Communications along with Strack N' Van Til, Crown Point Parks Department and the city's police department...

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Escaped Murderer Captured in LaPorte County

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Published reports indicate the convicted murder who escaped Sunday night from the Ionia Correctional Facility in Michigan was captured this evening in LaPorte County. Few details have been made available at this time, but 40 year old Michael David Elliot...

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