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Big Delays on Westbound Borman in Hammond

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630a - INDOT reports the right three lanes are closed on westbound Interstate 80/94 (Borman Expressway) near the Illinois state line due to a crash. Motorists are advised to expect delays as you travel westbound on I-8/94 near mile 0.2. ...
 

Valpo Mayor Delivers 2014 State of the City Address

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Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas delivers 2014 State of the City Address
Despite the bitter cold, hundreds turned out to hear Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas annual State of the City address given Tuesday afternoon during the Valpo Chamber's Annual Meeting at...

 

Tips to Protect Your Identity This Tax Season

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Identity theft criminals steal both money and a sense of security from their victims, and they are growing in numbers. In 2012, they stole more than $24.7 billion from the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Victims of...
 

Fundraiser Wednesday for New Lake County Therapy Dog

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A new “deputy” was recently added to the Lake County Sheriff's Department staff. Buddy is a six-month old Labrador Retriever mix donated by Sheriff John Buncich and is a partnership with the...

 

LaPorte PD Seek Help to Locate Wanted Man

Jamie Hough
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Police in LaPorte are seeking the public's help in locating a 34 year old man wanted on a warrant for felony battery. LaPorte Police describe Jamie Hough as a white male, 6'1”, weighing...

 

IN House Passes Measure to Ban Marriage Equality

The Indiana House today passed House Joint Resolution 3, a measure that seeks to place a ban on marriage equality in the Indiana Constitution. House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, of Michigan City, called the legislation completely unnecessary and says legislators...
 

Train Service from S. Bend to MC to Resume Wednesday

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NICTD today announced that starting tomorrow they plan to resume regular weekday train service between South Bend and Michigan City. The South Shore has been busing passengers since Monday, due to the frigid temperatures.
Meanwhile, officials report that until temperatures...
 

LaPorte Boy Shot in the Eye with a BB Gun

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A ten-year old LaPorte boy had to undergo eye surgery after being shot in the eye on Monday with a BB gun. LaPorte Police report the child's mother informed officers her son and two friends were in her son's room...
 

Munster Residents/Businesses Reminded to Remove Snow

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Residents and businesses in Munster today are being reminded about removing snow from sidewalks. Munster Police report snow must be removed from the sidewalk area at least 24 hours after the last snowfall and failure to remove the snow will...
 

Retired Army Veteran Appointed MC HR Executive Director

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A decorated, retired military veteran has been appointed to become the new Executive Director of the Michigan City Human Rights Department. Mayor Ron Meer told the Region News Team they had a...
 

Crews Battle Two-Alarm Fire in Portage

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Just before 7:30 this morning, firefighters battled below-zero wind chills at a two-alarm house fire on the far east side of Portage. Firefighters were dispatched to a residential fire with flames coming through the window on State Road 149...

   

Woman Airlifted from I-94

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Indiana State Police District 13 in Lowell reports a LaPorte woman was airlifted from Interstate 94 after a vehicle she was riding in went out of control and rolled over at least four times.  Preliminary investigation by Sergeant Jack Clute revealed that...

   

'Talk' to Prescribed Burn Expert on Facebook

Curious about the prescribed burns we hear about in the Region? You can "talk” to a prescribed burn expert from the Indiana Department of Natrual Resources on Facebook tomorrow (Jan. 29), 1 to 2 pm Central Time. Indiana DNR ecologist...
   

Indiana Jobless Rate Drops in December

Indiana's jobless rate dropped point-four-percent in December and is now at its lowest point in over five years.  Indiana Department of Workforce Development Commission Scott Sanders says just as important is "the fact that 21,000 folks have returned to the...
   

WB 94 Closed Due to Rollover Crash

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10:30am CST -  INDOT reports all lanes of westbound Interstate 94 are closed near State Road 249 in the Portage area due to a crash.  This is near mile marker 20.  Authorities say the rollover accident involves a pickup truck...
   

What Donnelly Wants to Hear in State of the Union

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Indiana Democratic US Senator Joe Donnelly today released a video outlining what he would like to hear in President Obama’s State of the Union address tonight. Watch Donnelly’s remarks here: ">
Additional information from Senator Donnelly's office:
Donnelly highlighted the...
   

Munster Officials with Snowfall Reminder

The Munster Police Department is reminding residents and businesses that snow must be removed from sidewalk areas at least 24 hours after the last snowfall.  Authorities say failure to remove snow will result in citations/fines....
   

Cause of Pharmacy Fire Not Yet Known

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The Valparaiso Fire Department continues to investigate the cause of a fire that destroyed the new Fagen Pharmacy on the north side of Valparaiso over the weekend. Crews got the call shortly after 11:30 Saturday...
   

Structure Fire in Portage Township

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Multiple crews are at the scene of what officials say is a residential structure fire on State Road 149 in Portage Township at this hour. The fire scene is south of US 20, between US 20 and County Road 1050...
   

Lawmakers Amend Marriage Amendment

The Indiana House has voted 52-43 to remove the controversial second sentence from the proposed amendment to ban gay marriage.  Legal experts said the wording had the potential to prevent employers from providing benefits to same-sex partners. The revised amendment...
   

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