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Zoeller Says He Will Defend Traditional Marriage

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller issued a statement today reiterating that he will defend the state's marriage definition statute from legal challenges plaintiffs file, both at the trial court level and on any appeal. Last week four same-sex couples from...

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Lee Hamilton Keynotes Ethics Breakfast in Lake Co

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Former longtime Indiana Congressman Lee H. Hamilton addresses Shared Ethics Advisory Commission Annual Ethics in Government Breakfast in Hobart this morning.  Hamilton—since leaving Congress—has served as vice-chairman of the 9/11 Commission and currently serves as a member of the U.S....

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Ribbon Cutting in Lake Co for Mobile Health Unit

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in East Chicago this week for a vehicle that will bring healthcare to Region Hoosiers. Congressman Pete Visclosky, East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland and Healthlinc CEO Beth Wrobel were among those gathering outside East Chicago...

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Home Inspection Proposal Clears Senate

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A home inspection proposal authored by Gary State Senator Earline Rogers has cleared the Senate and was awaiting final approval from the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 329 aims to include attics, crawl spaces, and...

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Lake County Woman Killed in Ohio Turnpike Pileup

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a 66-year-old woman from Lake County, Indiana, was among those killed in a massive pileup during heavy snow and whiteout conditions on the Ohio Turnpike Wednesday afternoon that also severely injured a state trooper....

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Missing Milwaukee Toddler Found in NW Indiana

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A missing child who disappeared from Milwaukee with her non-custodial mother has been found in Lake County, Indiana. Officials say the 24-year-old woman failed to return her one-year-old daughter to child welfare officials in Wisconsin Wednesday, and Milwaukee police were...

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Lawmakers Say No More to Common Core

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Does this mean no more Common Core in Indiana? A measure meant to prevent the direct adoption of national education standards known as Common Core in Hoosier schools awaits the Governor's signature. State senators voted to accept changes made in...

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Water Main Break Closes SR 130

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7:30am CDT:  Porter County Sheriffs Police report State Road 130 is shut down between State Road 149 and County Road 250 West due to a water main break.  State Highway has barricades up.  No word on how long the roadway...

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Power Back on For Most After Winter Storm

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Tens of thousands lost electricity during yesterday's winter storm, which brought freezing rain, heavy wet snow. and gusty winds.  Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) reports that outages across their service territory are down from a peak of 37-thousand to...

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Homicide in Hammond

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In Hammond, police are investigating a shooting death. The Lake County Coroners office says the unidentified man was pronounced dead shortly after 6:30 Wednesday night at Community Hospital in Munster after sustaining a gunshot wound in the 7-thousand block of...

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Munster Bridge Closure for Water Main Replacement

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In Munster, a traffic alert for next week. The Public Works Department will be closing the Columbia Avenue Bridge beginning this Monday (Mar 17) through Friday March 21st, 7am to 5 pm each day, for the installation of a water...

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Police Seek Help to Locate Two Subjects At Large

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Authorities in Lake County are seeking the public's help regarding two subjects who remain at large. Schererville Police report the Northwest regional SWAT team conducted a high risk warrant in the 12-hundred block of Kennedy...

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Police Investigating Frozen Dead Dog Found in S'ville

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In Schererville, police announced today that they, along with Schererville Animal Control, are investigating an incident involving the dumping of a deceased pit bull behind a business in the 16-hundred block of US 41 on January 22 nd . Police...

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Update on Power Outages Across NWI

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Kankakee Valley REMC reports transmission has been restored to all of their substations. Earlier this morning, they reported the loss of transmission to five substations affecting over seven-thousand members. As of 2pm this afternoon approximately 200 members were still without...

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Crews Battle Crown Point House Fire

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In the Crown Point/Winfield area, just east of I-65, crews were called out to a house fire 6-o'clock this morning at 109th and Iowa Street. Three people were able to get out without serious injuries, authorities say, but were transported...

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Crews Battle Crown Point House Fire

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In the Crown Point/Winfield area, just east of I-65, crews were called out to a house fire 6-o'clock this morning at 109th and Iowa Street. Three people were able to get out without serious injuries, authorities say, but were transported...

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Quick Mid-March Storm Blankets Region

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A quick mid-March winter storm had already dumped six-inches of snow in Dyer as of 7-o'clock this morning, according to figures courtesy of the National Weather Service in Chicago... with about five-inches from Schererville to Lakes of the Four Seasons...

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Resolution Condemns Russian Aggression Against Ukraine

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A resolution passed the US Senate on Tuesday condemning the recent Russian military aggression against Ukraine. The resolution was introduced by Indiana US Senator Dan Coats and Illinois US Senator Dick Durbin, demanding the immediate release of Ukraine security forces...

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Applications for Free Smoke Detectors at Lowell FD

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The Lowell Fire Department is taking applications for free smoke detectors for those who do not have them or need to replace an older model. Lowell Fire Chief Clint Gorball told the Region News Team up to two smoke detectors...

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Tens of Thousands Lose Power in Winter Storm

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Approximately 34-thousand customers across Northern Indiana Public Service Company's territory were without power early today, as heavy, wet snow and high winds packed a punch in the latest winter storm to hit Northwest Indiana. As of 10 am that number...

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