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IYI Hosts One Day Training to Benefit Youth Workers

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People who work with children will have the opportunity to sharpen their skills with nationally renowned trainers coming to the Region during a one day training in March.
The Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) is bringing four experts to Merrillville, March 4th...

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AUDIO: Free Online Filing for Hoosier Taxpayers

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The Indiana Department of Revenue reminds Hoosiers they offer free online filing for their federal and state taxes. Spokesperson Chetrice Mosley says last year over 119-thousand Hoosier taxpayers used INfreefile.  If a taxpayer has an adjusted gross income (AGI) of...

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Reminder: Illiana Public Meeting Next Week in Lowell

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The Indiana and Illinois Departments of Transportation want to remind the public the Illiana Tier Two Environmental Impact Statement has been released for public comment. A public hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 18 th at Lowell Middle School....

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Crash Closes Left Lane EB Borman near I-65

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The second spin-out type crash of the Tuesday afternoon rush occurred around 4:30 p.m. CST affecting traffic going eastbound on the Borman (I-80/94).

INDOT is reporting that the left lane is closed between the Broadway exit and I-65 due to...

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Graco Carseats Recall

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It's the fourth largest recall ever of carseats. The government says the carseats made by Graco need to have their buckles replaced. ABC News reports it is 3.7 million carseats, 11 different brands, but the gov't wants another 7 brands...

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Radon Awareness Rally on State Capital Steps Wednesday

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Several organizations plan to rally on the Indiana State Capital steps tomorrow to raise awareness about radon, a radioactive gas found in homes that is the leading cause of cancer in non-smokers and the leading environmental cause of cancer mortality....

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Comments Invited on IAWC's Rate Increase Request

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The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, or OUCC, is inviting written comments on Indiana American Water Company's request for a rate increase. According to its testimony and exhibits, Indiana American Water Company, or IAWC, is seeking the rate increase...

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Region Roads Remain Slick and Hazardous

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A spin-out that ended up on the right shoulder of eastbound Borman (I-80/94), is causing a gaper slowdown from just before Cline Avenue.   I

NDOT is reporting no lanes are restricted at this time but a State Farm Hoosier Helper...

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Public's Help Sought in Hammond Garage Burglaries

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In Hammond, police are asking for the public's help in identifying a vehicle and two suspects in connection to five garage burglaries over the last three weeks. Lt. Richard Hoyda says a majority the burglaries have occurred between the hours...

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Pence: I'm Open to Full State Replacement Revenue for SB 1

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence says he believes that reform of the business personal property tax will mean jobs for Hoosiers. Governor Pence today meet with mayors from across the state and issued a statement saying he has informed legislative leaders that...

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INDOT: Slow Down for Pothole Patching Work

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Drivers need to be alert and slow down approaching areas of mobile pothole patching operations underway throughout Northwest Indiana.  INDOT cautious drivers to watch out for crews on the roadway and to be cautious allowing plenty of room and to...

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Plastic Micro Beads in Products Harmful to Environment

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Certain products in the beauty aisle are now being targeted for their potentially harmful environmental impact. ABC News reports they're in more than 100 personal care products, alphy hydroxy and exfoliating beads. Certain brands of facial scrub, soap and toothpaste...

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Valpo Chief of Police Awarded Sagamore of the Wabash

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The Valparaiso Police Department announced today that Chief Michael Brickner was recently awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash Award. The Sagamore of the Wabash Award is one of the highest honors which the...

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Several Reports of Frozen Pipes in Highland

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Single digit temperatures and below zero wind chills are taking its toll on pipes. Highland Police report several residents have contacted Public Works reporting frozen pipes due to the severe cold. Authorities encourage residents to leave a faucet on a...

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Illinois Treasurer Accused of Sexual Harassment

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An Illinois Republican candidate for governor is being accused of sexual harassment. ABC News reports a federal complaint has been filed on behalf of a former employee of Treasurer Dan Rutherford. The man's lawyer Christine Svenson says at least twice...

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Delays on I-94 Porter County

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Look out for rolling delays on Interstate 94 as crews work to patch potholes. At about 11:15 am CDT today, crews were on the eastbound side this morning near State Road 249 in the Portage area ...

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Horizon Bank Acquiring 1st Mortgage of Indiana

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Michigan City-based Horizon Bank has announced they're buying 1 st Mortgage of Indiana, an Indianapolis-based mortgage lender. The transaction is expected to close with the next thirty days. It's the second acquisition for Horizon Bank in the past four months. ...

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Crash on Westbound Borman

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7:15 am CST: INDOT reports the right lane of westbound I-80/94 is closed near State Road 912 / Cline Avenue in Hammond after an earlier crash. Expect delays as you travel westbound on I-80/94 near mile 5.3.  We had gotten...

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Pulaski Co Chosen for Midwest Hub

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A Houston-based transportation equipment supplier is locating its Midwest hub in northwest Indiana. Antares Trailer, a supplier of flatbed trailer and intermodal chassis equipment, has announced plans to lease, renovate and equip a building in Winamac, creating up to 42...

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Lumenus Withdraws Proposal

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A proposal to enroll up to thirty Chinese students as seniors this fall at Valparaiso High School has been withdrawn. According to a statement issued Monday by Lumenus USA President Erik Froelich, the company believes the program had merit both...

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