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Indiana Lawmakers Honor Local Football Hero

Tom Nowatzke, who went from football stardom at Michigan City and Indiana University to playing a key role in helping the Baltimore Colts win Super Bowl V, was honored in the Indiana House of Representatives this week by House Democratic...
 

Portage FD to Hold Rescue Wetting Ceremony

The Portage Fire Department will have a "wetting ceremony" today (Fri Feb 21) to place their newest rescue ambulance in service.  The ceremony begins at 9:30 am at Portage Fire Station One, 3401 Swanson Road.  Refreshments to follow....
 

'Mountain' of Salt Stolen

A small mountain of road salt was stolen in Naperville, Illinois -- as much as eighty tons taken in the middle of the night from a longtime snow and ice removal contractor. Kevin Miller says it was in an unsecured...
 

Lake Station Police Rescue Man From House Fire

An 83 year old man was rescued from a house fire in the 27-hundred block of Central Avenue in Lake Station this afternoon. Lake Station Police report an officer observed a large amount of smoke emitting from underneath the roof...
 

New High-Tech Pillow to Curb Snoring

If your spouse's snoring keeps you up at night, a new invention offers the promise of finally getting a good night's sleep without separate bedrooms. ABC News reports the snore activated nudging pillow has an embedded microphone that records your...
 

Inmate Injures Two Porter County Jail Officers

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Two Porter County Jail officers were injured after a fight ensued with an inmate Wednesday evening. The Porter County Sheriff's Office reports two jail officers were conducting cell inspections in one of the jail pods around 6:45pm, when one of...
 

Semi Loses Load of Apples on Indiana Toll Road

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A semi loaded with 43-thousand pounds of apples was struck this morning on the Indiana Toll Road causing it to rollover, losing part of its load. Indiana State Police Lowell post reports...
 

INDOT: Watch Out for High Water on Roads

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Drivers are being encouraged to be on the lookout for high water on the roadways. INDOT reports crews are patrolling state roads, posting high water signs or closing roads as needed. At last check, high water closures on state roadways...
 

Man Caught and Arrested Breaking into Valpo Business

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A man who broke into a business in the 300 block of South Franklin Street early this morning, near the Valparaiso Police Department, was arrested without incident and taken into custody. Valparaiso Police report an officer over heard an audible...
 

Potholes and Low Visibilities on Region Roads

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Traffic hazards abound Thursday afternoon as INDOT crews reportedly have closed two right eastbound lanes of I-94 between State Rd. and State Rd. 149. 
 
A number of traffic tipsters to the Region News Team Traffic Hotline are reporting potholes...
 

Free Sandbags Available for Residents of LaPorte Co

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Due to the high risk of flooded areas across La Porte County, below are locations where sandbags are available free of charge while supplies last:
- La Porte County Highway Department - 1805 5th St., La Porte
Have pallets of...
   

Work Release Escapee Captured Wednesday

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A 51 year old man listed earlier this month as the LaPorte Police Department's “Wanted Person of the Week” was taken into custody without incident on Wednesday afternoon. LaPorte Police report Timothy Harmon...
   

Wind Ban Issued for Entire Length of Indiana Toll Road

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Strong wind gusts of 30-to-45 miles per hour this evening and tomorrow has led officials with the Indiana Toll Road to issue a Wind Ban starting a 5pm EST/4pm CST today for the entire length of the Toll Road. The...
   

Snyder: 2014 Year of Construction and Customer Service

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Portage Mayor James Snyder has been making the rounds today delivering his “State of the City” address. Mayor Snyder spoke earlier today to Portage High School government classes and around noon at the Portage Chamber...
   

House Panel Votes on Common Core Bill

An Indiana House committee today approved a measure meant to prevent the direct adoption of national education standards known as Common Core in Hoosier schools. State senators approved the bill 36-to-12. It now goes before the full House. Senate Bill...
   

Police Investigating Reports of Counterfeit Bills in Valpo

 
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Police in Valparaiso are investigating reports of counterfeit one-hundred-dollar bills allegedly used at two stores on the east side of the city earlier this week. Police were called first to Barnes and Noble on south Silhavy Road shortly after...
   

Apartment Fire in Union Township

In Union Township, Union Volunteer Fire Chief Tim Beach says four families were displaced by an apartment fire overnight at the northeast corner of US 30 and County Road 600 West.   Multiple agencies were dispatched at 1:44 am and Beach...
   

Minor Flooding Forecast for Kankakee River

Region residents who live in the vicinity of the Kankakee River in south Lake County and northern Newton County are advised to be alert for the possibility of ice jams and ice jam flooding. The National Weather Service has issued...
   

Incentives Available for Charging Stations

With more and more electric vehicles on the roads, there's a program to provide more places in the Region to get a recharge.  Northern Indiana Public Service Company and South Shore Clean Cities have announced a new alternative-fuel initiative. The...
   

219: Taltree Snowman Competition

With a winter wonderland across the Region, you may be wondering is there anything to do to get my kids out of the house? Communications Director Anicia Kosky, says Taltree Arboretum and Gardens is looking to do just that with...
   

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