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Blanket Ordinance Reminder for July 4th Parade Goers

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The La Porte Police Department is reminding July 4 th parade goers of the city's "Blanket Ordinance". The city law prohibits the placing of any item or object – like blankets or chairs -- in the public right of way...

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Storms Leave Region with Commuter Woes

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Traffic signal issues caused by power outages and damage from last night's storms have been causing delays along US 30 through the Merrillville area, US 41 through the Lake Village and Lowell corridors, also at major intersections such as SR...

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Many Major New Laws Taking Effect in Indiana

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Several new state laws take effect today (July 1 st ) in Indiana. Some high-profile pieces of legislation on that list include...
  • House Bill 1006, described by its author as the largest comprehensive criminal justice reform in Indiana since the
  • ...

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Request Filed for Munster Same-Sex Couple

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An emergency request has been filed 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 marriage. In May, a federal...

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Thousands Without Power Following Storms

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Tens of thousands of people across northwest Indiana are without power this morning following two rounds of severe storms Monday night.  Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) was reporting over 80-thousand customers without electriciity at about 5 am Central Time,...

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Announcement from Merrillville Community Schools

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Due to a power outage, Merrillville High School summer school is canceled today (Tuesday July 1).  Fieler Elementary still has power and still has summer school today, but school officials say Merrillville High School has no power, so summer school...

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Violent Gaming Makes Players Sensitive to Moral Codes

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Despite what parents, teachers and scientists have suspected, violent gaming may not be bad for your kids. ABC News reports the latest research on violent video games shoots down the conclusions of previous studies. The new study found shoot-em-ups may...

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Severe T-Storm and Flash Flood Watch in Effect

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Thunderstorms shifting east from Iowa are expected to arrive in northwest Indiana this evening (Monday) and will be capable of producing torrential rainfall, with two-to-three inches of rain possible by early tomorrow morning. The National Weather Service in Chicago has...

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Munster Community Hospital's New Addition Opens Tuesday

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In Munster, Community Hospital's new addition opens tomorrow. The 34-million dollar expansion called Parkview Tower features a family birthing center and intermediate care unit private rooms, and, on a clear day, a view of the Chicago skyline from the north-facing...

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Highland PD Reminding Residents of Curfew Hours

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In Highland, police are reiterating the town's curfew ordinance now that summer is here and in light of the approaching 4 th of July holiday. Police report children 15-through-17 years of age are not allowed to be in a public...

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 9pm CDT for NWI

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for northwest Indiana until 9pm CDT....

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OUCC Offers Steps to Help Save You Water and Money

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July is “Smart Irrigation Month” and the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, or OUCC, is offering tips to help Hoosiers save money and water this summer. Officials with the OUCC report that in many cases, more than 30 percent...

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ArcelorMittal Donates $15,000 to Franciscan Alliance

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Franciscan Alliance announced today they were presented with a 15-thousand dollar donation from ArcelorMittal. Franciscan Alliance Northern Indiana Region representatives, along with a contingent from Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Hammond, received the donation from the steel...

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Man Allegedly Shot at People from House in Pine Twp

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A Porter County man is accused of shooting at people from a window in his home on Saturday. The Times reports the 26 year old allegedly fired seven-rounds at four females, who police discovered hiding in ditches along US 12,...

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GM Recalling Over Seven Million Vehicles

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A big, new recall from General Motors. ABC News reports GM is now recalling more than seven million cars from model years 1997 to 2014. The vehicles involved include older full-sized sedans with ignition key problems. There were three deaths...

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LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: Adam Lumpp

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A 30 year old man wanted on a warrant out of LaPorte Circuit Court for felony auto theft and misdemeanor operating while intoxicated, and driving while suspended, is this week's “Wanted Person of...

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Hoosier Lottery Achieves $1 Billion in Sales

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The Hoosier Lottery has exceeded one-billion dollars in sales in fiscal year 2014, the highest total in the Lottery's 25 year history. Hoosier Lottery officials made the announcement today and report an overall increase of seven-percent from year-over-year sales. As...

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Recall Repairs When Buying Used Cars Your Responsibility

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2014 has been a record year for auto safety recalls and many recalled cars are not repaired by used car dealers before they are sold.  ABC News reports when you buy a used car, you have the responsibility for making...

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Gary PD Investigating Weekend Shooting Incidents

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In Gary, police are investigating seven people being shot, one fatally. Sunday morning officers responding to a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of Fillmore discovered a 22-year-old Gary man dead inside. Early Saturday, police say two people were hit...

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Lake County Applies for Pilot Preschool Program

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Lake County is vying, via the One Region group, to be one of five counties chosen to share ten-million dollars to set up a pilot pre-kindergarten program approved by state lawmakers this year. The non-profit One Region was formed by...

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