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Pence: I'm Open to Full State Replacement Revenue for SB 1

Gov Mike Pence
Indiana Governor Mike Pence says he believes that reform of the business personal property tax will mean jobs for Hoosiers. Governor Pence today meet with mayors from across the state and issued a statement saying he has informed legislative leaders that...


INDOT: Slow Down for Pothole Patching Work

Drivers need to be alert and slow down approaching areas of mobile pothole patching operations underway throughout Northwest Indiana.  INDOT cautious drivers to watch out for crews on the roadway and to be cautious allowing plenty of room and to...


Plastic Micro Beads in Products Harmful to Environment

Certain products in the beauty aisle are now being targeted for their potentially harmful environmental impact. ABC News reports they're in more than 100 personal care products, alphy hydroxy and exfoliating beads. Certain brands of facial scrub, soap and toothpaste...

Valpo Chief of Police Awarded Sagamore of the Wabash

Sagamore of Wabash Award Chief Brickner
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The Valparaiso Police Department announced today that Chief Michael Brickner was recently awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash Award. The Sagamore of the Wabash Award is one of the highest honors which the...


Several Reports of Frozen Pipes in Highland

Highland PD
Single digit temperatures and below zero wind chills are taking its toll on pipes. Highland Police report several residents have contacted Public Works reporting frozen pipes due to the severe cold. Authorities encourage residents to leave a faucet on a...

Illinois Treasurer Accused of Sexual Harassment

An Illinois Republican candidate for governor is being accused of sexual harassment. ABC News reports a federal complaint has been filed on behalf of a former employee of Treasurer Dan Rutherford. The man's lawyer Christine Svenson says at least twice...

Delays on I-94 Porter County

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Look out for rolling delays on Interstate 94 as crews work to patch potholes. At about 11:15 am CDT today, crews were on the eastbound side this morning near State Road 249 in the Portage area ...

Horizon Bank Acquiring 1st Mortgage of Indiana

Michigan City-based Horizon Bank has announced they're buying 1 st Mortgage of Indiana, an Indianapolis-based mortgage lender. The transaction is expected to close with the next thirty days. It's the second acquisition for Horizon Bank in the past four months. ...


Crash on Westbound Borman

7:15 am CST: INDOT reports the right lane of westbound I-80/94 is closed near State Road 912 / Cline Avenue in Hammond after an earlier crash. Expect delays as you travel westbound on I-80/94 near mile 5.3.  We had gotten...

Pulaski Co Chosen for Midwest Hub

A Houston-based transportation equipment supplier is locating its Midwest hub in northwest Indiana. Antares Trailer, a supplier of flatbed trailer and intermodal chassis equipment, has announced plans to lease, renovate and equip a building in Winamac, creating up to 42...

Lumenus Withdraws Proposal

A proposal to enroll up to thirty Chinese students as seniors this fall at Valparaiso High School has been withdrawn. According to a statement issued Monday by Lumenus USA President Erik Froelich, the company believes the program had merit both...

Homicide in East Chicago

Lake County Coroners officials say a 17-year-old East Chicago resident was pronounced dead from gunshot wounds shortly after 11:30 last night , in the 35-hundred block of Guthrie Street. A news release issued by the coroner's office said the victim...

State Plane Sold, Sale Exceeds Asking Price

Former State of Indiana King Air
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The state of Indiana announced today that the 2001 Beechcraft Super King Air B200 twin turbine aircraft was sold to American Aviation in Florida on January 30 th , for 134-thousand dollars beyond...

Senate Committee Approves HJR-3, Dems Voted to Oppose

Senator Jim Arnold
The Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure Committee today voted 8-to-4 to send House Joint Resolution 3, an amendment to place Indiana's existing law banning same-sex marriage into the state's constitution, to the full Senate for consideration. Committee members from the...


UPDATE: Homicide Victim in Gary Identified

The identity of an 18 year old man found unresponsive in a vehicle with a gunshot wound this morning in Gary has been identified by the Lake County Coroner's Office as Tyrece Harris, of Gary. Gary Police Public Information Officer...

Gary Shooting Suspect Arrested During Traffic Infraction

Gary PD
An 18 year old man wanted in connection to a shooting on Sunday morning was apprehended later that same day during a stop for a traffic infraction. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corp. Gabrielle King says, just before 10am on...

Caffeine Intake by Kids from Coffee/Energy Drinks Rising

Researchers say three out of four U.S. children consume some caffeine and that the rate has not changed over the past ten years, but what has changed is where that caffeine comes from.  ABC News reports while the rate of...

Portage Twp Schools Super Announces Resignation

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The superintendent of Portage Township Schools today announced his resignation. Dr. E. Ric Frataccia has served as Portage Township School Corporation superintendent since 2012 and his resignation is effective July 1 st . Dr. Frataccia...

18 Year Old Man Found Dead in Vehicle in Gary

Gary PD
Police in Gary are investigating the death of an 18 year old man. Gary Police Public Information Officer Corp. Gabrielle King says officers received a call at 11:45am this morning of a man down inside a vehicle on 8 th ...

Accepting Letters of Interest for Stellar Communities Program

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Letters of interest from cities and towns in Indiana for a program that gives them the opportunity to present their visions for revitalization projects are currently being accepted. Emily Duncan, Public Information Officer with the Indiana Housing and Community Development...


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