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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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Winter WX Ban Issued for Indiana Toll Road

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Officials with the Indiana Toll Road have issued a Winter Weather Ban for the entire length of the toll road beginning early tomorrow morning. The ban impacts only triple tractor-trailers, long-doubles (low profile and high profile) and high-profile oversize load...

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Interlocal Agreement and Borrowing Approved for E-911

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The Lake County Council today signed an interlocal agreement and voted to borrow 20 million dollars to get the consolidated E-911 service launched. The Times reports the interlocal agreement sets ground rules for how the combined police and fire communications...

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Hammond Names New Police Chief

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A new police chief for the City of Hammond was announced today. Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. stated Assistant Chief John Doughty will replace Chief Brian Miller, who is retiring, effective April 1 st . Doughty is a 30 year veteran...

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Frost Laws in Valpo Effective Wednesday, March 12th

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The City of Valparaiso announced today frost laws will be put into effect starting tomorrow on numerous city roads. Officials report the only city streets without a weight limit are Calumet, from Burlington beach Road to Morgan and Morgan, from...

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Winter Storm Could Bring 5 to 7 Inches of Snow to NWI

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Northwest Indiana, like much of the nation, has seen more than its share of snow this winter and more is on the way. Associate Professor of Meteorology at Valparaiso University, Dr. Bart Wolf, says the storm will be quick hitting...

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One Dead, Two Injured in Shooting Incident in Gary

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One person is dead, two others injured after a shooting in Gary Monday night. Gary Police Corp. Gabrielle King told the Region News Team officers were dispatched on a call of shots fired, at 8:45pm, in the 12-hundred block of...

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Issues Loom as Cancer to Become #1 Cause of Death

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Getting a diagnosis of cancer can be frightening enough. But a new report warns, finding a doctor to treat you could become a new fear. ABC News reports it's a perfect storm of circumstances that could cost lives. Cancer is...

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NWI Flood Warnings for the Kankakee River

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Temperatures in the 50's on Monday led to snow melting which has caused the National Weather Service in Chicago to issue flood warnings for portions of the Kankakee River in northwest Indiana. A Flood Warning continues until further notice...

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LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: Augustin Magana

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A 30 year old man wanted on warrants for felony burglary, felony battery and felony battery with a deadly weapon is this week's “Wanted Person of the Week” by the LaPorte Police Department. Augustin Magana,...

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Police Investigating Stabbing in LaPorte

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Police in LaPorte are investigating an incident in which one man is alleged to have stabbed his brother. LaPorte Police report officers responded to the scene in 800 block of Linwood Avenue shortly after midnight today. Police say the men,...

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Possible Identity Theft Investigated in Munster

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In Munster, today's Times reports the Internal Revenue Service is investigating a handful of cases of someone trying to claim the tax refund of employees of the School Town of Munster. According to the school superintendent, a couple employees who...

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Merrillville Event Touts Rail Expansion

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Monday night at Avalon Manor in Merrillville, a new coalition of young professionals in Northwest Indiana called the Emerging Leaders Network hosted a “Laying Tracks for the Future” event focusing on the benefits of the potential South Shore rail line...

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Crews Working to Upright Truck

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730am -- Union Volunteer Fire Department reports they're at the scene of a milk truck on its side blocking County Road 300 North just east of Wheeler High School. Fire Chief Tim Beach says crews are working to upright the...

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Farewell to Daffodil Days

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Daffodil Days is no more. For forty years the American Cancer Society would sell bunches of cut daffodils in early Spring, delivering them around this time in March. 2013 was the last year of the Daffodil Days program not just...

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Could Be Lights Out for Energizing Indiana

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Indiana lawmakers are powering down a two-year-old state program meant to help homeowners, schools and industries save energy. Senate Bill 340, now awaiting the Governor's signature, ends the Energizing Indiana program that provides free in-home energy audits at the end...

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Feds Seek Hospital Building Records

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Federal investigations continue to swirl around Porter County, this time seeking records regarding the construction of the new Porter Regional Hospital and a nearby medical office building, according to the executive director of the county plan commission.  In December, published...

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Dolton Company Moving to Munster

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An Illinois-based company that makes food processing equipment is moving their headquarters to Lake County, Indiana. AM Manufacturing Company, a dough processing machine builder, announced plans today to relocate its headquarters from Dolton, Illinois, to Munster, creating up to 40...

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Winter Isn't Finished with the Region

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A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Lake and Porter Counties in northwest Indiana with a Winter Storm Watch for the rest of the Region from tonight through Wednesday afternoon.  Meteorologists say snow is expected to begin late tonight,...

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One Dead, Two Injured in Gary Shooting

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In Gary, police say one person is dead and two others were injured in a shooting in the area of the 11-hundred block of Dekalb Street. Authorities say the shooting occurred around 9:30 Monday night. No other information was available...

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