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Free Sandbags Available for Residents of LaPorte Co

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Due to the high risk of flooded areas across La Porte County, below are locations where sandbags are available free of charge while supplies last:
- La Porte County Highway Department - 1805 5th St., La Porte
Have pallets of...

Work Release Escapee Captured Wednesday

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(Photo Courtesy of the LaPorte Police Department)
A 51 year old man listed earlier this month as the LaPorte Police Department's “Wanted Person of the Week” was taken into custody without incident on Wednesday afternoon. LaPorte Police report Timothy Harmon...

Wind Ban Issued for Entire Length of Indiana Toll Road

Strong wind gusts of 30-to-45 miles per hour this evening and tomorrow has led officials with the Indiana Toll Road to issue a Wind Ban starting a 5pm EST/4pm CST today for the entire length of the Toll Road. The...

Snyder: 2014 Year of Construction and Customer Service

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(Photos Courtesy of Karl Berner)
Portage Mayor James Snyder has been making the rounds today delivering his “State of the City” address. Mayor Snyder spoke earlier today to Portage High School government classes and around noon at the Portage Chamber...

House Panel Votes on Common Core Bill

An Indiana House committee today approved a measure meant to prevent the direct adoption of national education standards known as Common Core in Hoosier schools. State senators approved the bill 36-to-12. It now goes before the full House. Senate Bill...

Police Investigating Reports of Counterfeit Bills in Valpo

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Police in Valparaiso are investigating reports of counterfeit one-hundred-dollar bills allegedly used at two stores on the east side of the city earlier this week. Police were called first to Barnes and Noble on south Silhavy Road shortly after...

Apartment Fire in Union Township

In Union Township, Union Volunteer Fire Chief Tim Beach says four families were displaced by an apartment fire overnight at the northeast corner of US 30 and County Road 600 West.   Multiple agencies were dispatched at 1:44 am and Beach...

Minor Flooding Forecast for Kankakee River

Region residents who live in the vicinity of the Kankakee River in south Lake County and northern Newton County are advised to be alert for the possibility of ice jams and ice jam flooding. The National Weather Service has issued...

Incentives Available for Charging Stations

With more and more electric vehicles on the roads, there's a program to provide more places in the Region to get a recharge.  Northern Indiana Public Service Company and South Shore Clean Cities have announced a new alternative-fuel initiative. The...

219: Taltree Snowman Competition

With a winter wonderland across the Region, you may be wondering is there anything to do to get my kids out of the house? Communications Director Anicia Kosky, says Taltree Arboretum and Gardens is looking to do just that with...

Pothole Closes Lanes of I-94

From the Indiana Department of Transportation (733 am CST): The right 2 lanes of eastbound Interstate 94 are closed near State Road 49 in Porter County due to a traffic hazard. Expect delays as you travel eastbound on I-94 near...

Rainy Windy Thursday Then Temps Drop

Weather-wise, we've got a couple of big issues today the Region is keeping an eye on today... the rains and the winds. Dr. Bart Wolf, Associate Professor of Meteorology at Valparaiso University, says there's the combination of melting snow and...

Company Expansions to Add Jobs

Two companies plan research and development expansions that are expected to create new jobs in the Region and elsewhere in the state.
Emerson Power Transmission Corporation will invest over one-point-eight-million dollars to renovate and equip its engineering lab in Valparaiso....

Active Warrant Sweep Nets 36 in Custody

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The first warrant sweep of 2014 took place today in Michigan City, and throughout LaPorte County, which resulted in 36 individuals being taken into custody on outstanding warrants, most of which were drug related. Michigan City Police report “Operation Heartbreak”...

Gary Mayor Delivers State of the City to Capacity Crowd

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(Photo Courtesy of the City of Gary)
(Gary, Ind.) – Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson delivered her third State of the City Address to a capacity crowd Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Genesis Convention Center in downtown Gary.
Before taking the...

New Parking Restrictions for Snow Removal in LaPorte

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A parking restriction policy used in Michigan City and South bend to aid in snow removal on city streets was adopted Tuesday in LaPorte. The City's Board of Works and Public Safety reports the policy, which begins tomorrow and continues...

Five HS Students Injured in Hot Chocolate Explosion

Five Chicago high school students making hot chocolate suffered burns after a small explosion in their cooking class today. Chicago Fire Department Deputy District Chief Patrick Brennan says somehow the butane gas being used ignited and it may have caught...

Clear Ice/Snow from Storm Drains, Gutters and Sump Pumps

Stormwater concerns are rising in Merrillville as the snow melts. Merrillville Stormwater Utility Executive Director Matthew Lake says the town's Public Works Department continues to clear snow to uncover storm drains and they are asking homeowners to clear storm drains...

Clerk Threatened at LaPorte Pantry

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Police in LaPorte are seeking the public's help to locate a man who threatened a clerk at LaPorte Pantry. LaPorte Police report the incident occurred around 11am this morning. The clerk informed officers a man and a woman came into...

Potential for Flooding, High Winds with Storm

Warmer temperatures and rain tonight and tomorrow could bring with it the potential for flooding. Associate Professor of Meteorology at Valparaiso University, Dr. Bart Wolf, says the combination of melting snow and potentially heavy rain could lead to flooding due...

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