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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

IU Northwest
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

Munster PD
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...
   

Woman Injured in Downstate ATV Accident

Indiana DNR
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is investigating a downstate Ripley County ATV accident that put a 50 year-old woman in the hospital.  According to the DNR, the Greenfield, Indiana woman apparently applied too much throttle going up an incline...
   

South Suburban Homicide Suspect Apprehended

Michael Brock
A 25 year-old man wanted in connection with a south suburban homicide investigation has been found by police hiding in a trunk of a vehicle in Calumet City.  A press release says, the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and the...
   

Charges Filed in Case of Couple Found Dead Last Fall

Thomas Snow
An ongoing Lake County Sheriff's Department investigation of a retired region couple found dead in their rural Lowell home last fall, has resulted in murder charges.  According to a sheriff's department press release, Joyce and Clifford Snow of Lowell were...

   

Valparaiso to Discuss State Road 49 Plan

In Valparaiso tonight (Mon Apr 14), the city council is scheduled to hear a presentation on a resolution on adopting the State Road 49 Corridor Plan as part of the city's overall comprehensive plan. This particular stretch of State Road...
   

Sen Coats Staff to Hold Local Mobile Office Hours

Indiana US Senator Dan Coats wants to remind Hoosiers that a member of his staff will be visiting Chesterton and Michigan City tomorrow (Tuesday april 15) to meet with local residents and assist Hoosiers experiencing problems with a federal agency....

   

Total Lunar Eclipse Visible in the US


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A real treat for Region stargazers tonight, if weather conditions permit... The first of two total lunar eclipses this year that will be visible from North America. The celestial show, produced by the moon entering the earth's shadow, will start...
   

Hoosiers Rank 22nd on Tax Burden list

A new study says Hoosiers shoulder the 22 nd highest tax burden in the country based on data from the 2011 fiscal year, before the 2013 General Assembly approved major tax cuts, including a repeal of the inheritance tax and...
   

36 Shot, 4 Fatally, in Chicago Over the Weekend

A deadly, violent weekend in Chicago. Authorities report as many as 36 people were shot from Friday afternoon through Sunday, four fatally. All the incidents occurred on the south side of the city. Reports say one of the victims was...
   

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