Lake County Sheriffs Police announced today that two horses were abandoned November 3, 2013, at 241st Avenue in Schneider in far south Lake County near LaSalle State Fish and Wildlife Area. Authorities say the horses are safe due to the efforts of the Lake County Sheriff's Posse Unit who provided them with temporary shelter and care, however the horses are emaciated, police say, and in need of donations and foster care. [Photos/Lake County Sheriff's Police]
To inquire about foster care/ adoption or information about making donations to help in the care of the two horses, please contact:
Lake County Sheriff's Animal Adoption and Control Center
3011 West 93rd Avenue
Crown Point, Indiana 46307
Phone (219) 769-7016
Fax (219) 755-3921
The donations needed for the two horses are:
Monetary donations for veterinary care
Halters - various sizes
Feed gift cards- * Leo's feed & Garden * Crown Feed * Tractor Supply
Wormer, brushes, buckets (for feed & water), feed scoops, and hay bags....
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There's sunshine in Lake County but on the eastern side of Northwest Indiana, several inches of snow. LaPorte County getting upwards of eight-and nine-inches in some areas, there's also snow on the ground in Porter County. Just north of the Indiana/Michigan state line, in Berrien County, reports of 12-to-14 inches of lake effect, according to reports in to the National Weather Service Northern Indiana. The snow-making machine has stalled out somewhat, but lake effect was still falling this hour in parts of the Region. [Thanks Amanda Senne, La Porte, for the photo]
Officials say the eastbound lanes of US 30 from Hanna to State Road 39 in southern La Porte County are being shut down as crews continue to clean up debris from an earlier crash scene. Westbound lanes remain open, we're told, and the eastbound closure affects about a two-to-three mile stretch of US 30.
Lake effect snow continues to fall especially on La Porte County, but not exclusively, as we're seeing additional snow now across Porter County and parts of Starke County locally. The Indiana Department of Transportation-Northwest has more than three dozen plow crews working to clear the roads.
INDOT says the first snow of the season typically brings a higher rate of crashes and slide-offs as some drivers forget to consider the winter weather road conditions. Drivers are asked to promote their own safety, and that of others, by reducing their speed and increasing the distance between themselves and other vehicles, including INDOT’s yellow plow trucks....
Before traveling, check the forecast and let someone know your travel route
Keep your gas tank at least half-full
Carry a winter driving kit that should include blankets, flashlight, extra batteries, a brightly colored cloth, sand (or kitty litter), shovel, candle, matches, non-perishable high calorie food, first aid kit, and jumper cables
Have a cell phone and charger cord
Slow down on snow/ice covered roads
Allow extra time to arrive at your destination
Clear all vehicle windows of ice and snow. Remove snow from hood, roof and lights.
Use extra caution when driving across bridges, underpasses, shaded areas and intersections where ice is slow to melt
Avoid abrupt stops and starts. Slow down gradually.
Should you become stranded:
Don’t leave your car. It’s the best protection you have.
Tie a brightly colored cloth to your antenna
Roll down your window a small amount to allow fresh air in your vehicle
Keep exhaust pipe free of blockage to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
Don’t panic. An idling car uses approximately one gallon of gas per hour
For Indiana road conditions call 1-800-261-7623, or visit the Indiana Department of Transportation website at www.trafficwise.in.gov. In partnership with the Governor’s office, Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Department of Education and the Red Cross more information can be found at the following website:
MonoSol also says they're investing significantly in developing next generation film delivery systems for food, feed and personal care applications. Their Vivos® Edible Delivery System, for instance, is engineered to create individual delivery systems, like pouches, that disappear and release their contents when exposed to hot or cold liquids. The dissolved film, transparent, odorless and tasteless, and made of a proprietary blend of food-grade ingredients, could then be safely consumed along with the food, company officials say....
We are getting reports of several accidents, slide-offs, crashes across La Porte County this morning. Road conditions are very difficult with lake effect snow continiing to fall. On US 20, just west of State Road 39 (north of La Porte, in the Springville area), there are a few large vehicles having difficulty climbing the grade. Authorities say activity has been non-stop due to the snow and road conditions this morning....
An investigation continues into an over 12 million dollar cargo heist from a Gary truck stop on October 25th. Gary Police reports a truck driver from Illinois parked at the Petro lot on Grant Street and went across the street to Denny's, and when he returned the truck filled with over 22-thousand new Sprint LG G2 smart phones, which are worth about 550-dollars each, was gone. Authorities recovered the missing truck four-days later in Louisville, Kentucky, after the suspect crashed the truck into a utility pole. ...
Fire crews are dealing with a structure fire this evening in Porter County's Portage Township. Officials say the Portage Fire Department was called out to the 52-hundred block of Terry Avenue, near Sherwin Avenue late this afternoon for the One Alarm fire. No further information is available at this time....
(Photos Courtesy of Purdue Calumet; flag raising outside Lawshe Hall)
Purdue University Calumet and Fifth Third Bank partnered to celebrate Veterans Day on campus today.
An early morning campus flag raising outside Lawshe Hall kicked off the observance. Then it was off to the Student Union & Library concourse, where Fifth Third Bank employees and Purdue Calumet students and staff collaborated in preparing 550 care packages of food items and toiletries, primarily for military personnel serving in Afghanistan.
The campus observance concluded with a 10 a.m. Convocation, featuring a keynote address by Betty Moseley Brown, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and associate director of the Department of Veteran Affairs’ Center for Women Veterans.
Purdue Calumet’s From Boots to Books: Veterans and Student Service Members Academe Support Program, the university’s Veterans Enlisted Student Association and Fifth Third Bank served as event sponsors. The Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts Combined Concert Band performed. Purdue Calumet Chancellor Thomas L. Keon and Fifth Third Bank Northern Indiana Senior Executive Craig Pratt, a U.S. air force veteran and Purdue Calumet alumnus, welcomed the audience.
(Photos Courtesy of Karl Berner)
Indiana 1st District Congressman Pete Visclosky was in the Region for the 15th annual Valparaiso Rotary Club Veterans Day Program held at Strongbow Inn today. Visclosky spoke about the importance of celebrating Veterans Day and about the need for Veterans' jobs programs. Visclosky also honored decorated World War II Navy veteran Dr. John Wolf, who served as chaplain in six battles, including the Battle of Iwo Jima. Dr. Wolf—who has written a book about World War II, entitled “Amen! Until Tomorrow”--spoke to an attentive audience as he advocated for peace and he received a standing ovation for his service, and for his work in starting the Veterans Program for the Valparaiso Rotary Club. To view video of today's ceremony, click "> ">
INDOT reports crews are patrolling state roads in northwest Indiana, watching for snow and ice in anticipation of the first snow storm of the year. Officials say the first snow fall typically brings a higher rate of crashes and slide-offs as some drivers forget to consider the winter weather road conditions. Drivers are being asked to reduce their speed and increase the distance between yourself and other vehicles, especially INDOT's yellow trucks. INDOT will continue to monitor multiple developing forecasts, as well as road and bridge pavement sensors, to deploy the needed personnel, equipment and materials ahead of any changes in precipitation and temperatures.
You can find traffic restriction information at www.trafficwise.IN.gov....
In Valparaiso, police announced today they will be hosting a church security seminar next month in response to the numerous illegal incidents that have occurred on church properties in recent years. Police say the focus will be on crime prevention issues and building awareness to potential crime. Some of the topics discussed will be, the purpose for church security, building/property security, child security while at church- including what to do with registered sex offenders, dealing with difficult people, developing a safety team and a church emergency action plan.
Valparaiso's Board of Works has approved expanding the hours of the V-Line city bus service. Ridership has gone up by nearly forty-percent since the beginning of the year. So-called 'rescue buses' have had to sent out at times to assist when regular buses filled up. On December 2nd a new Purple night time route that loops around the city for two hours will supplement the Yellow and Green routes after those lines are through for the day. And the Brown line, which serves the area around Valparaiso University, will start two hours earlier. [Image/provided: The V-Line's new Purple Route]...
The Lake County Treasurer's office also anticipates office staff will be swamped with calls, and callers could be on hold for an extended period of time.
Extended office hours for Crown Point 2293 N Main Street, Hammond 232 Russell Street and Gary 11 East 4th Avenue offices are Monday (Veterans Day) 8:30-4:30 and Tuesday, November 12, 2013, from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm.
The following banks and all their branches will be accepting payments until November 12, 2013 (closing): Fifth Third Bank, American Savings FSB, Centier, Chase, Citizens Financial Bank, DeMotte State Bank, First Federal Savings and Loan, First Midwest, First National Bank, BMO Harris Bank, Horizon, Lake Federal Bank, Main Source Bank, Peoples, and Tech Federal Credit Union (Indiana branches only).
Credit card and e-check payments are accepted on the Treasurer's Web page at: www.lakecountyin.org ...
- Veterans Day Observances
- Lake Effect Snow Possible in the Region
- Man Injured in Grenade Accident
- Fall Cleanup Time Coming to the City of La Porte
- Veterans Day Observance at Valpo Service Memorial
- List of Names Raises Concern at a Region High School
- Man Faces Charges for Threatening Cook Co. Sheriff
- 75th Birthday of Region Leader Leads to Letter to Rome
- Prep Football Tournament Action Friday Night
- GED Testing Voucher Incentive with Gary Gun Buyback
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