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Semi Ruptures Fuel Tank in Crash in Work Zone

Semi Ruptures Fuel Tank in Crash in Work Zone
Authorities say a westbound semi traveling too fast in a work zone on I-94 during the Monday afternoon rush, went off the roadway to avoid another semi, and partially rode up on top of the concrete barrier wall, (top photo)...
 

Hundreds of Meal On Wheels Volunteers Honored

This time is was the more than 200 volunteers of Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana who were on the receiving end of a meal at an appreciation program recently given by the organization in Merrillville. According to Joan Vith,...
 

ValPLAYso to Unveil Project Sign for October Project

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Some 60 kids who make up the Valplayso Children's Committee, are expected to converge on Valparais late Tuesday afternoon to unveil a project sign for the park's Next Generation Playground.  The children's committee led by Monica Decker and Kevin Kosek...
 

Single Semi Crash Backing Up Southbound I -65

Crash SB I-65 at 73rd Ave. TWO
A crash involving a single semi tractor trailer is reportedly off to the right hand side in the ditch southbound I-65 under the 73rd Ave. bridge, just before the work zone area.  INDOT is reporting that all lanes southbound I-65...
 

Crash is Backing up All Lanes of Westbound I-94

Crash WB I-94  04-28-14
A crash is reportedly blocking two right lanes westbound Interstate 94 near mile marker 17.  INDOT is reporting westbound traffic is backing up to State Road 49 Chesterton exit in Porter county. Drivers should expect several miles of backups and...
 

Porter County One Stop Drop Set for May 17, 2014

Unloading hazardous waste
Porter County residents will get some help with their spring cleaning.  The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County will hold a One Stop Drop collection event Saturday. May 17th at the Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso.    The...
 

Pence to Sign Bill for Veterans/Service Members


Governor Mike Pence will join Hoosier veterans and service members in northeastern Indiana tomorrow, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, for a ceremonial signing of a bill designed to prevent discrimination against veterans. The governor's office reports the signing of HE-1242 will
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Rain Barrel Program Available for Merrillville Residents

The Town of Merrillville Stormwater Utility Department's rain barrel program is underway. Executive Director Matt Lake told the Region News Team the rain barrels are a great way for Merrrillville residents and businesses to collect and store rainwater from your...
 

New Survey Ranks Chicago Nation's Funniest City

It may seem that most sitcoms, comedians and improv schools are in New York....but a new survey says you'll find more laughs somewhere else. ABC News reports it may be the 'Second City,' but Chicago's first on this list. The...
 

Trash Can Fire in LaPorte Damages Home

LaPorte PD
An investigation continues into a fire in LaPorte that initial observations indicate was intentionally set. LaPorte Police announced today that authorities were dispatched to the 300 block of Rockwood Street, just after 4:30pm on Thursday. Through the course of an...
 

RX Drop Boxes Available Year-Round

If you happened to not take advantage of National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, you need not worry, as the prescription drug drop boxes are available at most every police department in Lake County.  St. John Police Corp. and...
   

Indiana Launches National Infant Immunization Week

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INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana helps to launch the 20th National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW). Indiana was selected as the launch state by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to call attention to the state’s immunization successes, as well as to the...
   

PHS Student Porter Co Red Ribbon Scholarship Winner

2014 RR Scholarship Winner
(Photo Courtesy of the Porter County Substance Abuse Council.
From left to right: Tim Kunstek, Dir of Student Services at PHS and
scholarship winner Ashley Barnas.)
The Porter County Substance Abuse Council has announced Portage High School Senior Ashley Barnas...
   

WX Sirens in Kouts Out, Hope to Be Back Soon

There are no working weather sirens in Kouts at this time, but the hope to have them back working again soon, as a technician is anticipated to be available today or tomorrow. Porter County's Emergency Management Director Russell Shirely in...
   

US HS Graduation Rate Above 80% for 1st Time Ever

For the first time in US history, the high school graduation rate has risen above 80 percent. ABC News reports 81 percent of America's high school students are graduating - and that may be a milestone. But there are decidedly...
   

Numerous Arrests Made During Lake Co Street Sweep

Lake Co. Sherrif
A total of 30 subjects were arrested in a “street sweep” initiative in Lake County. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports numerous local agencies participated in the sweep, which took place in Gary on Friday. Authorities set up a command post at...
   

US Marshals Fugitive of the Week: Donald Bufford

donald bufford
(Photo Courtesy of the US Marshals Service)
A 31 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for two-counts of burglary and residential entry is this week's “Fugitive of the Week” by the US Marshals Service, Great Lakes...
   

Two Week Rail Crossing Closure at Colfax Ave in Griffith

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A two-week road closure begins today in Griffith. Starting at 7am, the Canadian National Railroad crossing at Colfax Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic for crossing repairs. Motorists are being asked to use Broad Street on the west...
   

LaPorte Readies for Operation Clean-Sweep Week

The City of La Porte is geared up for its second annual code violation sweep set from Monday, April 28 to Friday, May 2, 2014.  Operation Clean-Sweep will be a collaborative effort with the police, code compliance and engineering departments,...
   

Groundbreaking for Peotone Airport Could be 2016

A south suburban airport in Peotone is moving closer to reality. The secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation speaking before the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation Friday said they hope to break ground in 2016. Illinois has already purchased...
   

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