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LaPorte County Emergency Siren Test Wednesday

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Officials in LaPorte County are reminding residents there will be two tests of the County's Emergency Sirens tomorrow. Normally, a tornado drill and a test of the emergency warning sirens would have taken place last week in conjunction with Severe...

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Two NWI Men Charged with Stealing Copper Wire on I-69

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Two northwest Indiana men were arrested late Monday night and each charged with allegedly stealing copper wire from INDOT light poles in DeKalb County. Indiana State Police Fort Wayne Post reports troopers were following up on a lead into a...

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LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week in Custody

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A 33 year old woman listed as this week's “Wanted Person of the Week” by LaPorte Police is now in custody. The LaPorte Police Department reports Jami King, who was wanted on a...

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Oil Discharged into L Michigan from BP's Whiting Refinery

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The amount of oil that was discharged from BP's Whiting Refinery on Monday afternoon remains unknown. Indiana Department of Emergency Management Public Information Officer Dan Goldblatt told the Region News Team they first heard of the incident around 4:30pm. Goldblatt...

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One Dead in Fatal Crash on I-65 in Jasper County

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All lanes of northbound I-65, five-and-a-half miles south of the Rensselaer exit, were closed for almost five-hours this morning as the result of a fatal crash. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports...

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Serious Crash on I-65 in Jasper County

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The Indiana Department of Transportation was reporting one lane open on northbound Interstate 65 in far southern Jasper County after a serious accident this morning. All lanes were closed earlier at the 209 mile marker, which is a few miles...

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Rollover Closes EB Indiana Toll Road

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9am -- Eastbound Indiana Toll Road at 28.4 mile marker, report of all lanes closed due to semi rollover.  Semi lost its load. That is between the Portage and Chesterton exits....

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Four Move Closer to Signing Lake Co E-911 Plan

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Four Lake County communities have yet to join the county's E-911 consolidation plan. The latest news is the Highland Town Council Monday night saying they'll sign the interlocal when certain conditions are met, conditions expressed in a joint resolution drawn...

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Arrests Announced in Region Rail Heists

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The Lake County Sheriffs Office says more than two-point-eight-million dollars in stolen train cargo – including cars and motorcycles, firearms, currency and pharmaceuticals -- has been recovered. Officials from CSX Railroad and the National Insurance...

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New Interim Manager at Gary/Chicago Airport

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Gary/Chicago International Airport has a new interim manager. The new private operator, AvPorts, introduced Duncan Henderson to the Airport Authority Board on Monday. Henderson, a commercial pilot, was most recently executive director of the Waukegan Port District in Waukegan, Illinois....

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Investigation Continues into Chicago Derailment

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The National Transportation Safety Board is holding a briefing this morning on the commuter train derailment that injured more than thirty people in Chicago early Monday. A CTA Blue Line train jumped the tracks around 3 am at O'Hare International...

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Girl Asks for Donations to Shelter for Birthday

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A little girl in northwest Indiana had a different kind of request when her parents asked her what she wanted for her birthday this past weekend... "I wanted dog food and cat food," said Addison Kathleen Dujmovich, "because I...

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FBI Seeks More Info From Porter County

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Federal investigators brought external hard drives with them in a return visit to Porter County Monday, where they reportedly spent hours downloading data files from the county server. FBI agents were also at the Information Technologies department last week, seeking...

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Snow Squalls Stalling Region Traffic

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Quick, heavy snow squalls are stalling traffic in Northwest Indiana this morning.  We're getting reports of white-out conditions and other areas where visibilities are greatly reduced. Forecasters with the National Weather Service Northern Indiana say accumulations of up to an...

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NWI Skywarn Recruiting Volunteer Storm Spotters

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On the heels of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Indiana, Northwest Indiana Skywarn is looking for more eyes to watch the sky. 
 
More trained spotters out in the field will likely mean people will have more notice of any...

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Pence Signs Bills on Education, Workforce Development

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Legislation on education and workforce development were among many proposals signed into law today (Monday) by Indiana Governor Mike Pence.
“Hoosiers deserve schools that work for all our kids whether they are headed to college or careers, and they deserve...

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Kentucky Man With Ties to NWI Donates to Veterans Build

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A Kentucky man last week generously donated to the Veteran's Build Initiative, a partnership of Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana and the Northwest Indiana Veterans Action Council, to...

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Average Family Could Spend Extra $150 on Food in 2014

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Economist warn 2014 could see the biggest food price increases in more than three years. ABC News reports new government numbers show food prices are skyrocketing. To blame? Drought in California, freezing temperatures in the Midwest, and on the country's...

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Two Bridge Replacements Close SR 55 Near Lowell

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INDOT announced today the closure of State Road 55 in two locations, near Lowell, for the replacement of bridges. Spokesman Matt Deitchley told the Region News Team State Road 55 is now closed at Singleton Ditch, three-miles south of State...

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Indiana to Adopt Its Own Academic Standards

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today signed into law Senate Enrolled Act 91, which requires Indiana to adopt its own academic standards in place national education standards, used by 45 states, known as Common Core. Governor Pence says, “By signing this...

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