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Toll Road Rollover at 49 Update

Motorists are dealing with traffic backups after a semi rolled over onto its side while entering the Indiana Toll Road off State Road 49 this afternoon. Callers report traffic is not being allowed onto to the Toll Road at this time, with both north and southbound traffic experiencing backups and delays due to the accident. Chesterton Police is asking motorists to avoid the area to crews can work to get things resolved, and that Indiana State Police at the Toll Road is handling the incident. No...


Crash Closes Toll Rd at 49

Motorists are dealing with traffic backups after a semi rolled over onto its side while entering the Indiana Toll Road off State Road 49 this afternoon. Callers report traffic is not being allowed onto to the Toll Road at this time, with both north and southbound traffic experiencing backups and delays due to the accident. No further information is available at this time.














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Legislation to Eliminate Tax Loophole

An Evansville-area state lawmaker has filed a bill he says is aimed at eliminating a tax loophole in the state that allows illegal immigrants and other to wrongfully collect unearned tax refunds. Wadesville State Senator Jim Tomes says an investigative series the Indianapolis NBC TV news affiliate WTHR brought the issue to his attention this summer. He says some illegal immigrants nationwide are taking advantage of the Additional Child Tax Credit on federal returns, claiming up to a...


Powerball Jackpot Now at 500 Million


November 27, 2012

 Half a billion! Powerball® jackpot estimate
raised to $500 million

INDIANAPOLIS  - As of noon today,  Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) officials raised Wednesday's estimated Powerball jackpot from $425 million to $500 million due to robust sales nationwide. 

$500 million is the biggest Powerball jackpot ever and the second-largest lottery jackpot ever available in North America.  The cash option is an amazing $327 million. 

The mission of the Hoosier Lottery is to maximize


IN Meningitis Cases at 59

The number of confirmed cases of fungal meningitis in Indiana is now just shy of 60. The Indiana State Department of Health today reports 59 cases linked to epidural steroid injection used primarily for back and joint pain, with the death toll remaining at six. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website, at last check there are over 500 cases and and nearly 40 deaths contributed to the outbreak in the U.S.

IN Meningitis Cases at 59





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INDOT Seeks Seasonal Equipment Mechanics

We have word today that the Indiana Department of Transportation is looking for seasonal equipment mechanics in LaPorte, Gary, and Winamac. INDOT Spokesman Matt Deitchley says the information is available at the state's job bank, online here:

Deitchley also told us today there's information at the state job bank on seasonal plow jobs.




Teen Dies After St. John Crash

Lake County Sheriffs Police say a Lake County teenager died early this morning from injuries received in a crash involving a pedestrian and an automobile at 85th and Parrish Avenues in St. John shortly after 5:30 last night. A news release today says the pedestrian, identified as a 15-year-old St. John boy, was taken to a Dyer hospital with critical injuries, then flown to a Chicago hospital, where he passed away at 2:30 am. Police say there were no citations issued at the scene and the...


The Latest 'Hoosier Hot 50' Jobs Unveiled

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development today unveiled their latest “Hoosier Hot 50” jobs. First introduced in 2006, the list is published every two years. Department Spokesman Joe Frank says the latest installment showcases high-wage and in-demand jobs of today in Indiana, and through 2020   The 2012 Hoosier Hot 50 features a new website with video profiles of Hoosiers currently working in each position, providing an inside look at a typical day, how they broke into that field and what...


Ind Basketball 2013 Hall of Famers Announced

The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Directors have announced their 2013 Mens' Induction Class to be honored this March – and three inductees have links to the Region.

Phil Dawkins captained East Chicago Washington to their 1960 state championship, leading the Senators in scoring during their tournament run, including the deciding points in their one-point semi-final win over Fort Wayne Central and a team-high 21 points in the championship victory over Muncie Central.

Dan Palombizio won Indiana’s M...


Credit Union Robbery Reported in La Porte

In the city of LaPorte, police say they are investigating a robbery at a Northern Indiana Federal Credit Union in the 600 block of State Street the day before Thanksgiving. Here is the news release posted at the police department's Facebook page:

On Wednesday November 21, 2012, the La Porte Police Department responded to a robbery at the Northern Indiana Federal Credit Union at 606 State St. La Porte, IN. The suspect, a W/M wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, displayed a note to a teller declaring...


MN Company to Open Indiana Plant

State officials say Magnetation LLC has announced plans to invest up to 350-million-dollars to build a new iron ore pellet plant in White County, Indiana... which is just south of Jasper County... creating approximately a-hundred new jobs by 2015.  We spoke to Matt Lehtinen, President and Chief Operating Officer of Magnetation, this morning, and you can hear his comments in our news today.

Here is the Indiana Economic Development Corporation News Release:

Magnetation Unveils Plans for First...


130th Closed with Crash in Hegewisch

Traffic-Advisory Big traffic problems in the Hegewisch area/ South Side in Illinois as 130th has been blocked in both directions with an accident scene near the river. As of 7am it's also leading to delays inbound on the Bishop Ford Freeway from the split to 130th....


NIRPC Joint Mtg in Cedar Lake

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission has announced a joint meeting of the Council of Northwestern Indiana Towns and Smaller Cities, and NIRPC’s Local Government Assistance Advisory Committee is scheduled for tomorrow,  Wednesday, November 28.  The 9:00 a.m. meeting will be hosted by the Town of Cedar Lake at its Town Clubhouse, 9800 West 129th Avenue. NIRPC says an INDOT presentation regarding the Illiana Expressway was originally on the agenda, but it was canceled by INDOT.



Man Attacked at EC South Shore Station

NICTD Transit Police say a man was stabbed and his car stolen as he was waiting for his wife to get off the train at the East Chicago South Shore Station Monday night. Authorities say shortly after 5:30 pm the victim went into the bathroom, where someone followed him in, attacked him from behind with a knife, then was stabbed a second time after throwing down his keys, cell phone and wallet. Police say the suspect then stole the victim’s vehicle, a silver 2005 Honda Accord with Illinois license...


Plea Deadline Extended in Murder Case

A Jackson Township man has until December 5th to accept a plea agreement, or risk having his murder case go to trial in Porter Superior Court in January. The Times reports Fredrick Cashner Junior is being offered an opportunity to plead guilty to murder, in exchange for a reduced sentence of 45 years in prison, as the charges carries a potential sentence of 45 to 65 years. Published reports say Cashner is accused of killing his estranged wife, 50 year old Cynthia Cashner, on April 24, 2011, at...


Woman Sentenced in Gang Slaying Case

A Chicago woman was sentenced to 21 months in prison today for not reporting to police knowledge of a gang-related slaying. The Times reports Serina Arambula was dating a member of the Latin Kings in 2006, when she led two rival Latin dragon members to a Chicago lakefront park, where the Latin Kings shot and killed one person, and injured another.

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Man Gets 8 Yrs for 1998 Reckless Homicide

A Gary man was sentenced to 8 years in prison on Monday for reckless homicide, more than 14 years after the incident took place. The Lake County Prosecutor's Office reports 32 year old Samuel Fabela pled guilty to the reduced charge in late October. Prosecutor Bernard Carter says on February 8th of 1998, Fabela met with the victim, Jeremy Hubbard, in an alley in Gary to purchase drugs, when the two began arguing, which led to Fabela firing a shot which killed Hubbard.

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Police Investigating Alleged Rape Stabbing

Police in Michigan City say a person of interest has been placed under arrest for unrelated warrants in regards to an alleged rape and aggravated battery incident. Authorities report officers were dispatched to the 200th block of Gladys Street today for a male subject with stab wounds and a female rape victim, and that both were hospitalized and are in stable condition at last check. Michigan City Police say the incident remains under investigation, and that additional charges against the...


170th Anniversary of Notre Dame Today

Some Indiana lawmakers helped mark the 170th anniversary of the founding of the University of Notre Dame on Monday. Congressman Pete Visclosky signed his name in the Congressional Record, alongside a speech submitted on behalf of the Indiana delegation by Congressman Joe Donnelly. Congressman Visclosky says the fulfillment of Father Edward Sorin's vision can be seen today in the educational, cultural, philanthropic, and athletic contributions of the student body from all 50 states and over 100...


Compost Season Ends Saturday

Porter County officials want to remind residents that the last day of the 2012 regular season for public compost sites is this Saturday. The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County reports the Boone Grove site will remain closed after December 1st, until the regular season begins in April, but the Valparaiso compost site will be open on Saturday, January 5th, from 9am to 2pm, so Porter County residents can recycle their live Christmas trees, wreaths, and other organic holiday...


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