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February is Earthquake Awareness Month

February is Earthquake Awareness Month and state officials say Indiana is near two seismic zones that have the potential to produce major earthquakes and many small quakes. “About 2,000 tremors occur daily in the central United States, underscoring the need for all Hoosiers to know earthquake safety,” a news release from the Indiana Department of […]

Owl Rescued from Icy Lake in Merrillville

In Lake County, an injured great horned owl is rescued from the middle of an icy lake by the staff at Hidden Lake Park, Merrillville Animal Control, Merrillville Fire Department, and the not-for-profit Erin’s Farm Rescue and Sanctuary in Hobart. In a post at their Facebook page, Humane Indiana Wildlife, who is now caring for […]

Valparaiso Invites Participants to City Government Academy

In Valparaiso, the city invites residents to take part in its seven-week City Government Academy. “So far 105 people have graduated from our City Government Academy. It’s gratifying to see them become more engaged in the community. In fact, several of our graduates are currently serving in elected or appointed positions throughout the city,” said […]

NIPSCO Recognizes National Energy Assistance Day

In recognition of National Energy Assistance Day on Wednesday, February 1, Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) is raising awareness about the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and other financial support to help customers with their utility bills.  Customers experiencing financial difficulty paying their energy bill are encouraged to find out if they […]

Additional READI Grant Projects in NW Indiana Approved for Funding

Nine additional projects were recently approved for READI grant dollars by the Northwest Indiana Forum Foundation and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. These projects have met all the necessary requirements to receive READI grant funding, a news release from the Northwest Indiana Forum said. The Northwest Indiana Forum represents Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, Jasper, Starke […]

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Police Say Suspect Taken Into Custody in Valpo High School Threats

Valparaiso Police say a suspect has been taken into custody related to multiple Valparaiso High School threats. A news release from the Valparaiso Police Department says a teenager from Ohio was taken into custody in connection with multiple threats made at Valparaiso High School this month communicated by phone, including one yesterday. Valparaiso Police say […]

Multiple School Lockouts, Threat Determined Non-Credible

Authorities say multiple schools in Porter County began receiving threats from an unknown caller this morning and it was determined to be a non-credible threat. Officials said many police agencies, including Porter County Sheriffs Police, Valparaiso Police, and Portage Police, began working together and investigating the credibility of the threat and origin. A news release […]

Travel Advisories Continue, Winter Storm Included ‘Thundersnow’

Travel advisories remain in effect for most of Indiana, including locally LaPorte, Starke and Pulaski counties after snowfall Wednesday that continues this morning. That’s according to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security County Travel Status Map. Some counties in central and northeast Indiana were in the higher “travel watch” category. Here is a link to […]

Valparaiso Mayor Delivers State of the City Address

In Valparaiso, Mayor Matt Murphy gave his State of the City address yesterday at the Porter County Expo Center. Murphy talked about the early days of the pandemic and spoke about the Mayor’s Youth Council, formed in 2021 and in its second year to teach kids about the workings of local government, build leadership skills […]

INDOT Preparing for Winter Storm

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is preparing for a winter storm expected to impact the state starting overnight Tuesday and early Wednesday. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories across Indiana. NWS is calling for rain transitioning to snow south of Interstate 70, with higher snow totals […]