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Body of Missing Illinois Woman Found Downstate

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The body of a Des Plaines, Illinois woman missing since December has been found not far from the original search area in southwestern Indiana. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said the victim, 31 year-old Cathryn McGill, was a passenger...

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Lake Shore Drive Reopens After Lengthy Standoff

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A 43-year-old man suspected in his wife's death was taken into custody Sunday, following a chase on highways and interstates through the south suburbs, and a standoff that shut down Lake Shore Drive for hours. Authorities say the pursuit that...

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East Chicago Dredging to Resume in April

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In East Chicago, the US Army Corps of Engineers recently provided an update on their 2014 Indiana Harbor and Canal dredging schedule. Dredging at the confined disposal facility site began in 2012 for the first time since 1972 with the...

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Couple Found Dead in Michigan City

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In Michigan City, police are investigating what they say appears to have been a murder-suicide. On Sunday March 16th at 10:44am investigators say the LaPorte County Regional Dispatch center E911 received an emergency 911 call about someone shot inside a...

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Why Indiana's Severe Weather Week Later Than Natl

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This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security says it's later than the nationally recognized week for a couple of reasons. First the national week is earlier to raise awareness in time for potential...

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Dr's Recommendation Reverses Long Held Belief

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For years, doctors have said children under two years old shouldn't have any screen time. Now, according to a report from ABC News,  a doctor who was instrumental in crafting that recommendation - is changing course.  Dr. Dimitri Christakis of...

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Community Forum to Discuss Preventing Child Abuse

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Prevent Child Abuse Porter County will be hosting a Community Forum at the Valparaiso University "Christopher Center Library" room 205 on Tuesday, March 18th, beginning at 6:00pm and ending at 7:30pm.
The Forum will discuss the future of Prevent Child...

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Chicago Man Gets Sentenced for Aug. Road-Rage Murder

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A former Cook County law enforcement employee gets a 50 year prison sentence Friday for a road-rage incident that ended in the death of an East Chicago man last August.
Court reports say Lake Superior Court found former county jail...

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Flu Season Past Peak Visitation Restrictions Relaxed

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It will be easier to visit a loved one in the hospital as visitor restrictions, in place since the start of the flu season, have been lifted at area hospitals and healthcare facilities.
While flu season peaks in February a
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Region Employee's Concern Rescues Missing Baby

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An observant Munster Convenience store employee who called police after her shift results in the arrest of a Milwaukee woman on the run with a reported missing infant.
The Times is reporting that upon finishing her shift at the Marathon...

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Fire Destroys Contents of Washington Township Home

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Fire officials are trying to determine the cause of a residential fire that broke out Friday afternoon at a modular home in Washington Township, just south of the Porter County Regonal Airport.
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Roving DUI Patrols/Sobriety Checkpoints on Monday

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Numerous law enforcement agencies in northwest Indiana will be conducting roving DUI patrols and sobriety checkpoints on Monday, St. Patrick's Day, in conjunction with the statewide Operation Pull Over Blitz, which began February 28 th and continues through March 23 ...

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Two Men Charged with Incidents of Gunfire in Michigan City

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Two brothers were arrested this morning without incident by authorities in Michigan City regarding incidents of gunfire within the city. Michigan City Police report during the course of...

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Faulty Air Bags Now Issue in GM Cars Subject to Recall

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An auto safety group says hundreds of deaths may have been caused by faulty air bags in some of the same GM cars now subject to a recall for an ignition switch defect. ABC News reports when airbags failed to...

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Traffic Safety Checkpoint in Ford Heights

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The Cook County Sheriff's Office reports they will be conducting a roadside safety checkpoint tonight in Ford Heights. Sheriff Thomas Dart says officers at the checkpoint will ensure drivers are complying with Illinois driver's license and registration requirements as well...

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Crash SB I-65 Backing up traffic EB Borman

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An accident on the inside wall of southbound I-65 just before the Ridge Road Exit is backing up all southbound lanes of I-65 as well as the eastbound I-80/94 and the southbound I-65 connector ramp from eastbound I-80/94.

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Costco Announces Big Recall of Freeze Dried Fruit

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Costco is announcing a big recall of freeze dried fruit. ABC News reports no one was sickened, but the some questionable test results lead to the recall.
Kirkland Signature Real Sliced Fruit packets are being recalled because they could potentially...

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Bronze Star Awarded to Carmel Vietnam War Veteran

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A Vietnam War veteran from Carmel was presented today with the Bronze Star Medal during a special ceremony with his family in Indianapolis. Indiana US Senator Joe Donnelly says Michael Hodgson had contacted his...

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LaPorte Neighborhood Watch Meeting Dates Changed

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The LaPorte Neighborhood Watch Association announced today that they have moved their monthly meeting dates to the first Thursday of each month. The meetings take place at 7pm, at the LaPorte Police Department, in the 12-hundred block of Michigan Avenue...

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Michigan City PD Conducting Homicide Investigation

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Police in Michigan City announced today they are conducting a homicide investigation after an individual was found deceased within a residence during a welfare check in the 600 block of County Line Road. Police report at approximately 6:30am, a male...

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