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NIPSCO: 95% of Customers to Have Service By End of Day

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Cleanup efforts continue from Monday night's storms. Kathleen Szot with NIPSCO told the Region News Team today nearly all parts of their service territory experienced sustained damage and electric outages. Szot says NIPSCO crews are dealing mostly with downed trees,...

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Three Men Charged in Connection with School Burglaries

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In Michigan City, police say three men, ages 19, 20, and 20, from Michigan City, have been arrested and charged with Class C Felony Burglary in connection with a June 30 th break-in at Elston Middle School and AK Smith...

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US 30 to be Closed Overnight for Emergency Repairs

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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the closure of U.S. 30, between I-65 and U.S. 41 tonight, beginning at 10 p.m. The estimated reopening time is 10 a.m. Thursday, July 3rd. The severe weather that swept through Northwest Indiana...

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US 30 at Taft Still 4-Way Stop

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Merrillville intersection of US 30 and Taft is still a 4-way stop with substantial delays. The signal fell down during Monday night's storms, and a temporary stop sign is in place....

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Two Killed in Northern Indiana Storms

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Two people in northern Indiana were killed when trees were knocked down during severe storms Monday night. Officials say a 64-year-old man was killed when an eight-foot diameter oak tree fell onto his house at Big Long Lake in LaGrange...

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One Killed in Marion GM Stamping Plant Explosion

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One person was killed and five others were hurt in a chemical explosion at the General Motors stamping plant in Marion, Indiana, Tuesday. Marion is about fifty miles southwest of Fort Wayne. Coroners officials in Grant County say 48-year-old James...

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Airfield Purchased for Future South Suburban Airport

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The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the acquisition of Bult Field, a general aviation airport described by IDOT as a key component of the state’s overall plan to develop the South Suburban Airport. The purchase, which closed this week,...

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IDOT Addresses Flooding on I-190 O'Hare Entrance

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Maintenance personnel conducted inspections of a pumping station that services Interstate 190 leading into O-Hare International Airport after portions of the short expressway spur were closed for a time early Tuesday due to flooding. The entrance road was backed up...

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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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