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NWS: T-Storms Today Could Bring Hail, Lightning

The National Weather Service in Chicago reports a warm front that is moving across the region could bring with it the chance for widely scattered thunderstorms later this afternoon (Tuesday). The primary hazards associated with these storms are heavy rain,...
 

New Research Finds Those With Cancer Living Longer

Scientists still haven't found a cure for cancer, but new research suggests they're winning more battles. ABC News reports a cancer diagnosis is no longer a death sentence. A new study finds nearly half of all newly diagnosed cancer patients...
 

Dense Fog Advisory in Effect

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Dense Fog Advisory in effect for northwest Indiana until 9am this morning. Motorists are being advised to keep your headlights on and allow themselves extra time to reach their destination as...
 

US Thunderbirds to Headline 2014 S. Shore Air Show

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After a one year absence, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority says an air show will return this year. The US Air Force Thunderbirds were recently announced as the headliners of the 2014 South Shore Air Show, which will...
 

Lake Station/River Forest Superintendents to Retire

You can add two more names to the growing list of superintendents who have decided to retire from their positions after years of service. Lake Station Schools Superintendent Dan DeHaven recently announced that he will step down this year, along...
 

Magic Johnson/Gary School Corp Reveal A Gary Promise

NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson was in Gary on Monday night speaking on an initiative to provide scholarship opportunities for students that fulfill Indiana Core requirements. Johnson and the Gary School Corporation have teamed for “A Gary Promise”...
 

Semi SB on I-65 Glances Off 73 Ave. Bridge Support

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The Indiana Department of Transportation says it found no structural damage after a semi lost control southbound I-65 hit a guard rail and then crash into a pillar of the 73rd Ave. bridge Monday afternoon.  According to reports, the 35...
 

Give America a Raise Bus Tour Stops in Indiana

Trying to get momentum going in Indiana on President Obama's call to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, Americans United for Change took their "Give America a Raise" bus tour to Indianapolis Monday.  The non-profit's website says,...
 

New Academic Standards Adopted Monday in Indy

By a 10-1 vote Monday, the Indiana State Board of Education adopted new academic standards for Math and English/Language Arts.  According to a press release from the board, the new standards process began last fall and got input from Indiana...
 

Semi Ruptures Fuel Tank in Crash in Work Zone

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Authorities say a westbound semi traveling too fast in a work zone on I-94 during the Monday afternoon rush, went off the roadway to avoid another semi, and partially rode up on top of the concrete barrier wall, (top photo)...
 

Hundreds of Meal On Wheels Volunteers Honored

This time is was the more than 200 volunteers of Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana who were on the receiving end of a meal at an appreciation program recently given by the organization in Merrillville. According to Joan Vith,...
   

ValPLAYso to Unveil Project Sign for October Project

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Some 60 kids who make up the Valplayso Children's Committee, are expected to converge on Valparais late Tuesday afternoon to unveil a project sign for the park's Next Generation Playground.  The children's committee led by Monica Decker and Kevin Kosek...
   

Single Semi Crash Backing Up Southbound I -65

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A crash involving a single semi tractor trailer is reportedly off to the right hand side in the ditch southbound I-65 under the 73rd Ave. bridge, just before the work zone area.  INDOT is reporting that all lanes southbound I-65...
   

Crash is Backing up All Lanes of Westbound I-94

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A crash is reportedly blocking two right lanes westbound Interstate 94 near mile marker 17.  INDOT is reporting westbound traffic is backing up to State Road 49 Chesterton exit in Porter county. Drivers should expect several miles of backups and...
   

Porter County One Stop Drop Set for May 17, 2014

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Porter County residents will get some help with their spring cleaning.  The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County will hold a One Stop Drop collection event Saturday. May 17th at the Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso.    The...
   

Pence to Sign Bill for Veterans/Service Members


Governor Mike Pence will join Hoosier veterans and service members in northeastern Indiana tomorrow, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, for a ceremonial signing of a bill designed to prevent discrimination against veterans. The governor's office reports the signing of HE-1242 will
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Rain Barrel Program Available for Merrillville Residents

The Town of Merrillville Stormwater Utility Department's rain barrel program is underway. Executive Director Matt Lake told the Region News Team the rain barrels are a great way for Merrrillville residents and businesses to collect and store rainwater from your...
   

New Survey Ranks Chicago Nation's Funniest City

It may seem that most sitcoms, comedians and improv schools are in New York....but a new survey says you'll find more laughs somewhere else. ABC News reports it may be the 'Second City,' but Chicago's first on this list. The...
   

Trash Can Fire in LaPorte Damages Home

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An investigation continues into a fire in LaPorte that initial observations indicate was intentionally set. LaPorte Police announced today that authorities were dispatched to the 300 block of Rockwood Street, just after 4:30pm on Thursday. Through the course of an...
   

RX Drop Boxes Available Year-Round

If you happened to not take advantage of National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, you need not worry, as the prescription drug drop boxes are available at most every police department in Lake County.  St. John Police Corp. and...
   

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