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LaPorte County Storm Survey Results

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Damage assessment results from northwest Indiana by the National Weather Service in Chicago have been posted for LaPorte County. National Weather Service survey crews report corn was flattened and an outbuilding was destroyed about two-miles north of Kingsbury on U-S...

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An App for Gridlock

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Today is the official start of the Independence Day holiday travel rush and the forecast: hot and crowded. ABC News reports AAA forecasts a surge on the roads, 34 million people driving this Independence day weekend, just as highway crews...

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Help the Red Cross Prevent a Summer Blood Shortage

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In order to prevent a summer blood shortage, the American Red Cross is urging eligible blood donors to roll up their sleeve and give the gift of life. Indiana-Ohio Red Cross Communication Manager Vince Robinson told the Region News Team...

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Partial road closure in Valpo for Storm Sewer work

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Park Avenue in Valparaiso will be closed from 7am to 5pm for the next two weeks between Yellowstone Rd. and Elmhurst Ave. in order to install storm sewer piping and roadway reconstruction today through Wednesday, July 16, 2014.  According to Public Works Department, the...

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Homicide Investigation in Gary

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A homicide investigation is underway in Gary. The Lake County Coroner's Office reports their officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Roosevelt Street at 9:44 this morning where an unidentified black man was found with a gun shot wound....

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Man Convicted of Carrying Handgun With Prior Conviction

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A Michigan City man was convicted on Tuesday of carrying a handgun without a license with a prior felony conviction. The LaPorte County Prosecuting Attorney's Office announced today that a jury deliberated a little over an hour-and-a-half before finding Demetrius...

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Generator Safety Reminder

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In Highland, police are reminding those without electricity who maybe using a gasoline powered generator, to use it only in a well ventilated area, away from open doors and windows, and if possible, well away from any area occupied by...

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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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