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Better Weather Aids in Spill Cleanup, Assessment

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Improved weather conditions allowed cleanup to continue near the BP Whiting Refinery Sunday, following an oil discharge into Lake Michigan from the plant the Monday before. High winds and heavy surf created unsafe conditions for contractors and assessment personnel both...
 

Progress on New Highland Police Station

Another piece in the construction of a new police station for the town of Highland is in place.  The Highland Town Council recently approved a bond issue to pay for the new building, which will be on Ridge Road at...
 

Gas Station Robbed in South Haven

In South Haven, Porter County Sheriffs Police say a man robbed a Family Express in the 300 block of Highway 6 at gunpoint 11:30 Saturday night. Police say the suspect displayed a handgun to the clerk before fleeing on foot...
 

Bank Robbers Flee, Fire Shots at Officers

The FBI says a reward is being offered as authorities investigate a bank robbery in East Chicago shortly after 11-o'clock Saturday morning. East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker says a man and a woman armed with handguns entered the First...
 

Homicide in Robertsdale

In Hammond, police continue to investigate after detectives say a man is believed to have fatally shot his wife then turned the gun on himself at their home in the Robertsdale section of the city Saturday night. At last word,...
 

Accident Blocking 109th Near Crown Point

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630am: In Lake County this morning, near Crown Point, an accident is blocking 109th just east of Interstate 65.  The affected area of 109th Avenue is between Maine Drive (Stonegate Commons) and Iowa Street....
 

ND Baseball Game at US Steel Yard Postponed

Tonight's University of Notre Dame verses Wake Forest college baseball game at the US Steel Yard has been postponed due to cold temperatures on the south shore. Officials report the game will be made up as part of a double-header...
 

Applications Available for Mr. and Miss Math/Science Award

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is looking to recognize two outstanding high school seniors this spring for their exemplary performance in math and science. One male and one female student will be selected for the Indiana Mr. and Miss Math/Science honor,...
 

MC PD Reports 120 Citations Issued During Pull Over Blitz

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In Michigan City, police report they stopped 157 vehicles and officers wrote 120 citations as part of Operation Pull Over Blitz, a traffic enforcement campaign that began at the end of February and ended on March 23 rd . Police...
 

February Unemployment at 6.1% in Indiana

The unemployment rate for the Hoosier state in February fell two-tenths of a percent from January to six-point-one percent. Unemployment in February for Lake County was nine-percent, seven-point-five in Porter County and nine-point-four in LaPorte County.
But Indiana House Democratic...
 

Traffic Restriction on LaPorte Ave in Valpo Starts Monday

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Motorists in Valparaiso will encounter traffic restrictions starting Monday morning at the intersection of Harmel Drive and LaPorte Avenue. Officials report traffic signals upgrades, along with pedestrian crossing improvements, will require the westbound lane of LaPorte Avenue to be temporarily...

   

IL Man Arrested in Valpo for Identity Deception

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A 34 year old Hazel Crest, Illinois man is in custody in Porter County for trying to purchase a vehicle using someone else's identity. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports a dealership in Fort Wayne contacted authorities on March 14 ...

   

Lansing Man Dies After Motor Vehicle Accident

A Lansing, Illinois man was pronounced dead late Friday night at Munster Community Hospital as the result of a motor vehicle accident. The Lake County Coroner's Office reports 39 year old Troy Hartog was pronounced at 11:16pm. Hartog sustained an...
   

Info On Where Beef Comes From to Remain on Labels

Shoppers who want to buy US beef will continue to get information they need on beef labels. ABC News reports a federal appeals court is allowing meat labels that spell out where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. The...
   

WX Conditions Limit Cleanup Operations Near BP Refinery

Weather conditions and safety concerns prohibited a planned submerged oil survey today near the BP Whiting Refinery, the site of Monday's oil discharge. The US Coast Guard reports high winds and waves created unsafe conditions for personnel and made taking...
   

Crash Causes Backups on NB I-65 at WB I-80/94

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Stop and go traffic, with delays of up to five-minute are being reported as the result of a crash on northbound I-65, which is partially blocking the ramp to westbound I-80/94. Tipsters...
   

NICTD Takes Next Step in South Shore Expansion

Trustees with the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District today unanimously approved hiring a Los Angeles company to develop a draft environmental impact study regarding the proposed South Shore expansion into south Lake County. The Times reports the study will examine...

   

IL Health Officials Report Salmonella from Mexican Cheese

Illinois health officials are trying to find the source of a Mexican-style cheese that has resulted in about 100 cases of salmonella in the state. Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, with the Illinois Department of Public Health, says the cheese comes wrapped...
   

South Haven EMS Partnering with Porter Health System

The South Haven Fire Department has announced a new partnership with Porter Health System. The fire department's EMS division began the new partnership on March 20 th and report they are excited to have the new and innovative Advanced Life...
   

Merrillville Restaurant Damaged by Fire

The cause of a fire this morning at a Merrillville eatery continues. The Taste of India, located in the 700 block of East 81...
   

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