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SCOTUS: Police Need Warrant Before Seaching Your Phone

By a 9-to-0 vote, the Supreme Court has ruled that police must first get a warrant before searching the cell phones of the suspects they arrest. ABC News reports Chief Justice John Roberts says "cell phones" could today just as...
 

New Electric Vehicle Charging Station at Wicker Park

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Electric vehicle drivers in the Region, and enthusiasts, are encouraged to attend the unveiling of a new electric vehicle charging station tomorrow afternoon in Highland's Wicker Memorial Park. NIPSCO's Kathleen Szot told the Region News Team the public charging station...
 

2014 South Shore Air Show Canceled Due to Flooding

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For the second year in a row the South Shore Air Show is a no-go. During a press conference today the CEO's of Fair Oaks Farms and the Shore Shore Convention and Visitors Authority announced the 2014 South Shore Air...
 

Survey Finds Over Half of All Americans Can't Swim

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A new national survey from the American Red Cross found that while 80 percent of Americans say they can swim, only 56 percent can actually perform the five basic water safety skills.
These critical water safety skills, also known as...
 

Man Arrested in Connection with Shooting at LaPorte Bar

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A suspect is in custody being held on a 100-thousand dollar bond in connection with an early morning shooting on Tuesday at a LaPorte bar. LaPorte Police report 32 year old Shirron Taylor...
 

Rep Pelath Statement on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath from Michigan City today issued the following statement in the wake of U.S. District Judge Richard Young’s ruling that Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional:
“For years now, the people of this state...
 

Portage Mayor Concerned Over Tag Day Issues

Will the city of Portage end up putting the brakes on tag day fundraisers over safety concerns?  The tag-day events collect funds at intersections along busy Central Avenue. Mayor James Snyder told the Board of Works this week that if...
 

Hammond Shooting Occurs Near Traffic Stop

In Hammond, a 33-year-old man was reportedly shot just steps away from where an officer was conducting a traffic stop in the 56-hundred block of Calumet Avenue around 7-o'clock Tuesday evening. One person was taken into custody. The shooting victim...
 

Missing Elderly Man Found After Nine-Hour Search

LaPorte County Sheriffs Police say an 81-year-old man was found safe early today after wandering away from his home on foot near Rolling Prairie. Just after 9 pm Tuesday deputies from the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office were called out...
 

New East Chicago HealthLinc Opens

HealthLinc has announced their new location in East Chicago at 1313 West Chicago Avenue is now seeing patients. The clinic officially opened its doors this past Monday and replaces the facility at 100 West Chicago Avenue. HealthLinc CEO Beth Wrobel...
 

Hobart Talks Transportation, Bike Lanes, Sidewalks

How to get to and from destinations in Hobart may need to involve bicycle lanes and more sidewalks. That's according to NIRPC Transportation Planning Manager Mitch Barloga who told city officials if those options for short trips aren't available, people...
   

Woman Sentenced in Hit-and-Run Death on Interstate

A Portage woman charged in the hit-and-run death of a man struck while walking along I-94 has been sentenced to three years in jail and three years probation. Authorities say Patricia Callahan pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an...
   

Michael Jackson Remembered 5 Years After Passing

  Fans this week have been visiting 23-hundred Jackson Street in Gary, the family home of Michael Jackson, to remember the 'King of Pop' five years after his death shocked the world.   Jackson passed away June 25th, 2009, at the...
   

219: NWI House Raffle

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Now in it's 9 th year the Northwest Indiana House Raffle is looking to give one lucky winner a brand new home or 225-thousand dollars in cash. Mary Govert, Former Executive Director of St. Jude house says the event is...
   

Tornado Damages Homes In and Near Indianapolis

Numerous homes were damaged in central Indiana Tuesday afternoon after a tornado touched down just southwest of Indianapolis.  Here is more information issued by the National Weather Service in Indianapolis:  A weak tornado of EF1 intensity and winds estimated from...
   

Chicago Chosen for George Lucas Museum

The city of Chicago has won the hotly contested bid for the George Lucas museum, named for the man behind "Star Wars". "I just got off the phone with George Lucas and Mellody Hobson to thank them for choosing Chicago,"...
   

Man's Body Found in Hart Ditch in Munster

The Lake County Coroners office is investigating the death of a man whose body was found in Hart Ditch in Munster Tuesday near Fran-Lin Parkway. Police say the 50-year-old Munster man may have taken his own life within the previous...
   

North Township Battle for Blood is Thursday

This Thursday, from 8am-to-7:30pm, the American Red Cross is hoping you will help your town win the blood battle! The annual “North Township Battle for Blood” is between East Chicago, Hammond, Highland, Munster and Whiting, and Highland is looking to...
   

Visclosky Applauds ITC Anti-Dumping Decision

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The US International Trade Commission today made affirmative determinations in its final phase anti-dumping duty investigations concerning welded stainless pressure pipe from Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. As a result, the US Department of Commerce will issue anti-dumping duty orders on...
   

US 421 Closure, South of Westville, for Rail Crossing Repair

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INDOT today announced that starting tomorrow US 421, between Route 6 and US 30, just south of County Road 800 South, will be closed for one week as crews will be repairing a railroad crossing in the area.
Southbound traffic...
   

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