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UPDATE: NB 65 Right Lane, Shoulder Open

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11:43am CDT: From Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post: I-65 northbound at the 227 mm (that is three miles south of the Roselawn exit in Jasper County) has the right lane and shoulder open at this time. Crews are...
 

Tips from US Postal Service on Tax Day

With the 2014 tax filing deadline here (Tue Apr 15), the Postal Service is reminding last-minute tax filers in the Region to mail early in the day at their local Post Office and observe scheduled pick up times on local...
 

Father, Two Children Killed in Jasper Co Crash

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Indiana State Police say a 45-year-old Rensselaer man and his young son and daughter were killed in a crash on I-65 shortly after 11:30 Monday night. Troopers say a preliminary investigation indicates the driver of an SUV failed to slow...
 

Proposed New Academic Standards Released

The Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana State Board of Education have released the proposed Indiana academic standards, which will be presented to the Education Roundtable for recommendation this Monday [April 21], and then go to the State Board...
 

Sen Coats on Tax Day: Tax System 'Broken'

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On this Tax Day April 15th, Indiana US Senator Republican Dan Coats says Hoosiers still spend too much time and money just getting their taxes done. Here's his statement:
INDIANAPOLIS – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), senior Senate Republican on the...
 

Crown Point Considers New Trolley System

In Crown Point, city officials are considering a new trolley system to take people between various points of interest in and around the Hub City's downtown. The city's Redevelopment Commission has approved spending up to 250-thousand dollars to buy a...
 

Snow Showers Obscure Sky Show in Region

Overnight snow showers prevented many in the Region from the overnight sky show ... but Tariq Malik, managing editor of the online news site Space-dot-com  says don't worry if you missed the total lunar eclipse last night. There's another on...
 

Progress Continues on Iconic Gary Bank Building

Progress continues on a planned renovation for a ten-story building in downtown Gary. The Gary Economic Development Commission has approved issuing two-point-eight million dollars in revenue bonds, and the project next goes before the City Council. Gateway Partners out of...
 

Southbound I-65 Reopens in Jasper Co

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10:30am CDT: Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post report that traffic is moving on southbound Interstate 65 in Jasper County where the interstate had been closed for about twenty hours following a hazmat accident. Northbound lanes remain closed.  No...
 

Car Goes Into Salt Creek

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Members of the Portage Fire Department's Dive Team were among those who responded to pull a man and his vehicle out of Salt Creek Monday afternoon. Indiana State Police say a motorist on the eastbound side of I-94 went into...
 

Third Pod at PC Jail Could Open in May

Porter County Sheriff David Lain has announced that the third and final pod of the Porter County Jail should be open by the of next month (May) – more than eleven years after the jail complex opened along State Road...
   

Valpo City Council Hears SR 49 Plan

In Valparaiso Monday night, the city council heard a presentation on the State Road 49 Corridor Plan, a stretch of the highway from US 6 on the north to State Road 2 on the south. City officials say the plan...
   

Munster Rail Crossing to Close for Track Improvements

In Munster, police announce the Canadian National Railroad will be closing the at-grade crossing at White Oak/45th beginning this Monday [4/21/14] and continuing through Friday May 2nd [5/2/14] for track improvements. The crossing will be closed for 24 hours a...
   

Region Gets Late Season Lake Effect

Lake effect snow fell across northwest Indiana overnight, and the Spring snow showers that fell in Chicago Monday delayed and grounded flights at O'Hare Airport.   Temperatures were in the low 60s Monday morning, but by the evening commute, there...
   

Vigil Held for Gary Boy Killed in Alleged Hit-Run

In Gary, a vigil was held at 49 th and Vermont Street Monday to mourn the death of a 13-year-old Gary boy police say was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Saturday night. Gary Police Corporal Public Information Officer...
   

Multiple Crashes on Interstate 65

Indiana State Police say three people were killed Monday night when their SUV crashed into the back of a semi that had slowed due to an earlier hazmat accident on Interstate 65 in Jasper County. A fourth person in the...
   

State Road 49 Bridge Closure Delayed No More

After two earlier delays the barricades have been erected and the State Road 49 bridge over the Kankakee River south of Kouts is now closed for replacement through early fall.
Kankakee RIver Bridge project
The Indiana Department of Transportation says a result of the...
   

Earth Day Clean-up to be Hosted by IU NW Saturday

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The Brother to Brother Student Success Program at Indiana University Northwest will hold an Earth Day Clean-up around the campus starting 8:30 Saturday morning (April 19th).  
According to a university press release, the Department of Minority Studies and the School...
   

1st Day of Tour Governor Visits US Service Personnel

Indiana Governor Mike Pence and First Lady Karen Pence visited seriously wounded service men and women at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, the largest military hospital outside the continental United States, and held an open forum with Hoosier service members at near...
   

Munster Railroad Crossing to be Closed for Improvements

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In order to make improvements to their tracks, the Canadian National Railroad will be closing the crossing at White Oak/45th in Munster, beginning Monday, 4/21/14 through Friday, 5/2/14.  The Munster police department urges motorists to seek Calumet Ave. or Indianapolis...
   

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