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State Submits HIP 2.0 Waiver Application

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Indiana today will submit the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) 2.0 waiver application to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) as the state seeks to expand the plan to 350-thousand uninsured Hoosiers. The waiver to extend the current...

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Illinois Tornado Crossed Into Northwest Indiana

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Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Chicago say one of six tornadoes confirmed across northern Illinois from Monday night's storms crossed the state line into northwest Indiana. Damage assessment results from northwest Indiana have not yet been posted. National...

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Illinois Company Relocating Hub to Crown Point

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An Illinois-based rental company is moving its corporate headquarters and service hub to northwest Indiana. Illini Hi-Reach, Inc., a rental provider of aerial work platforms and material handling equipment, announced plans today (Wednesday) to relocate from southwest suburban Lemont to...

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Emergency Repairs to Gas Line in Hobart

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In Hobart, part of 61 st Avenue was closed early this morning between Colorado and Liverpool for emergency repair work on a gas line. NIPSCO's Nick Meyer told the Region News Team this morning that just a little after midnight...

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Thousands Remain Without Power After Storms

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As of this morning about 34-thousand NIPSCO customers remain without power following two rounds of severe storms that swept through the Midwest including much of northern Indiana Monday night. Most of the remaining outages are in Lake, Porter, LaPorte and...

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Merrillville HS Summer School Moved Due to Outage

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Merrillville High School summer school will be held at Pierce Middle School today Wednesday July 2nd due to the continuing power outage at the high school....

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Indiana 9th in Nation for Opioid Prescribing Rates

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A Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found Indiana ranks 9 th out of 50 states when it comes to the prescribing rates per 100 persons for opioid pain relievers. Beatrice Owen, Director...

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Camp Gives Teens Hand-on Healthcare Knowledge

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(Photo Courtesy of Indiana University Health LaPorte Hospital. (front, l to r) Amalia Calderon,
Sydnee Spears, Alyssa Bella, Maura Romstadt, Tayler Rhoda. (back, l to r) Austin Howell,
Kyleigh Werner, Jenna Kalsow, Sara Winscher, Cameron Wells. (not pictured) Kieri Everett.) ...

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State Ordered to Recognize Gay Marriage of Munster Couple

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An emergency request has been granted by a federal appeals court on behalf of two Lake County women, asking that their same-sex marriage continue to be recognized by the state while the courts continue to debate Indiana's prohibition of gay...

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Hammond School Superintendent Injured in Home Burglary

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School City of Hammond Superintendent Dr. Walter Watkins was hospitalized this morning after being injured during a home break-in. Hammond Police Lt. Richard Hoyta told the Region News Team Watkins suffered head trauma as a result of the break-in,...

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Structure Fire Closes US 35 North of La Porte

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The Indiana Department of Transportation reports that US 35 between US-20 and Johnson Rd. near La Porte is closed at this hour due to a working structure fire.  INDOT is also reporting there is a rolled over fire truck near...

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2014 Leon's Triathlon to Premiere on TV 4th of July

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An event that recently brought 700 athletes to Wolf Lake Memorial Park in Hammond will be aired on television this 4 th of July weekend. Leon's “World's Fastest” Triathlon featured many individuals and groups that support veterans. Warrior’s First Foundation,...

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ATC Announce Alcohol Compliance Rates

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INDIANAPOLIS (July 1) – In the first six months of this year, more than 91% of Indiana’s alcoholic beverage establishments were unwilling to sell alcohol to minors during the compliance checks conducted by Indiana State Excise Police officers.

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The High Cost of Living

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Even in the land of the free, everything comes at a price. ABC News reports you already knew that the cost of living was higher, but did you know how much higher? Mark Dotzour, an economist at Texas A&M says,...

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LaPorte Storm Damage, NIPSCO Outage Update

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In LaPorte, Monday night's severe storms damaged several vehicles and a house. Police report a large tree branch fell in the 600 block of D Street damaging two vehicles and a downed tree near the intersection of Madison Street and...

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Update on KV REMC Storm Outages

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Kankakee Valley REMC is reporting 2500 members still without power as of 11:15 a.m.  That's down from over 6,700 members who lost power in Starke, Pulaski, Marshall, Porter and Laporte Counties in Monday night's severe storms. Crews are continuing to...

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Storm Damage Survey Teams Being Deployed

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Meteorologists are expected to visit the Region as they go out to take a close-up look at the aftermath of two rounds of severe weather. The National Weather Service Chicago office says storm damage survey teams are being deployed to...

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New Teen Tan Ban Takes Effect in Indiana

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A new teen tan ban takes effect in Indiana today (Tue July 1). The measure prohibits children under the age of 16 from using tanning salons. Senate Bill 50, co-sponsored by Republicans Senators Sue Landske of Cedar Lake and Ed...

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Northern Jasper Co Hit Hard, Barn Ends Up in Substation

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Jasper County REMC CEO Bryan Washburn says as of this morning the number of members without power is down to the nine-hundreds from a peak of about 16-hundred, with most of the outages within about five miles of the Kankakee...

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NIPSCO: 118,000 Lose Power in Storms

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All available NIPSCO crews are working this morning (Tuesday) to assess damage from Monday night’s powerful storms, which carried heavy rain, lightning and 80-plus mile-per-hour winds in some areas according to the National Weather Service.​ Damage is widespread across NIPSCO’s...

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