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Man Accused of Robbery Turns Himself In

Highland PD
A man accused of robbing a woman of her purse in a grocery store parking lot in Highland is now in custody. Highland Police report the suspect, Joseph Pawlus, turned himself in today and faces one-count of battery and one-count...

 

Over-turned Semi On Ramp to WB I-80/94 from NB I-65

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All northbound lanes Interstate 65 are backing up due to an over-turned semi tractor-trailer off onto the right shoulder and ditch of the northbound I-65 on ramp to westbound I-80/94, as can be seen in above photo.  


Emergency fire crews...

 

Donnelly Discusses Bill to Help Hoosier Veterans

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Indiana US Senator Joe Donnelly today highlighted key provisions that would help support Hoosier veterans and their families in a comprehensive veterans bill the Senate is considering this week. Senator Donnelly says the bill would require the Department of Veterans...

 

LaPorte Man Found Dead in Motel Room

LaPorte PD
A 21 year old LaPorte man was found dead inside his motel room Tuesday afternoon. LaPorte Police report officers responded to Travelodge, in the 400 block of Pine Lake Avenue, just before 12:30pm, to check on the welfare of a...
 

Coats: Tax Reform Needs to Happen

Senator Dan Coats
House Republicans say they want a simpler tax code. The House Ways and Means Committee produced its draft today calling for closing loopholes, reducing the number of income taxes brackets to just two ... 10 and 25 percent ... and...
 

This Winter Tied for 5th Coldest Ever in Chicago

Another round of the polar vortex for the Midwest and northwest Indiana. ABC News Meteorologist Ginger Zee reports much of the nation awoke this morning with Wind chill advisories streching from Montana to Ohio. Chicago felt like 15 below and...
 

Winfield Establishes Town Marshal

The town of Winfield can officially have its first Town Marshal. Council members have approved an ordinance establishing the position, but no timeline has been set yet for filling it. Lake County Sheriffs Police will continue to provide police protection...
 

Purdue Cal, PNC Plan to Unify Administrations

The Region's two Purdues have announced they're preparing a plan for "administrative unification".  More information is being released as both chancellors are scheduled to attend two open forums scheduled today (Wednesday Feb 26), one at each campus -- 1 pm...
 

Another Polar Blast Followed by Snow

Bitter cold has descended upon Northwest Indiana again, with wind chill values of 20 to 30 below expected across the area this morning.  Actual temperatures are expected to drop even more Thursday night, possibly down to four below zero. Snow...
 

Man Sentenced to 118 Years in Prison

A northwest Indiana man has been sentenced to 118 years in prison after being found guilty in December of nine felony counts in connection with accusations of molesting four boys. Published reports say 39-year-old Christopher Truman of Portage has maintained...
 

'Mothers Milk Depot' in Lake County

Lake County has its first 'milk depot' for mothers milk. Today's Times reports Lavawn Souther, who's active with the Northwest Indiana Breastfeeding Coalition, took the necessary steps to have a freezer storage area set up at the Crown Point Obstetrics...
   

GM Widens Ignition Switch Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging owners to use only the ignition key with nothing else on the key ring and to get the problem fixed as General Motors is widening a massive recall that involves the ignition...
   

Two Arrested in Dunes Inn Robbery

LaPorte County Sheriffs Police say a 31-year-old woman and 25-year-old man from Michigan City have been arrested in connection with a robbery Sunday at The Dunes Inn. Authorities say tips received by the Sheriffs Office and Michigan City Police enabled...
   

Five Arrested After High-Speed Chase

Five suspects from Lake County, four men from Merrillville and one man from Gary, ranging in age from 19 to 22, were arrested after a high-speed chase in northeastern Porter County this week. Porter County Sheriffs Police say the vehicle...
   

Catalytic Converter Thefts Continue

Over the past couple of weeks, Portage Police have taken several reports of catalytic converters being stolen. Police say they've learned of twelve being removed from vehicles since about February 12th, with two additional reports coming in most recently. Several...
   

Pothole work in La Porte Wed. on Part of U.S. 35

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A parking restriction will be in effect for a time on Wednesday for a portion of Indiana Avenue/US-35 in La Porte for road maintenance. The Indiana Department of Transportation reports crews will be patching potholes on Indiana Avenue between Osborn...
   

Potential Data Exposure at IU Campuses


School Officials at Indiana University report that on Tuesday they notified the Indiana Attorney General's office of the potential...

   

Pence to Renew Call for Pre-K Pilot Prgm on Wed.

Gov Mike Pence
Governor Mike Pence will once again, prompt the legislature to pass a voluntary, scholarship-based voucher Pre-K program for Indiana's low-income children.
According to a press release from the governor's office, Pence plans to offer brief remarks to the media in...
   

State Champion Chesterton HS Debate Team Honored

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In recognition of its state championship, the Chesterton High School Debate team was honored this week by Indiana House members in a resolution authored by State Representative Chuck Moseley (D-Portage).
The Chesterton team recaptured the state title at the Indiana...
   

Crossroads Chamber in Need of Marriage Mill Couple

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Area brides planning a June wedding: the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce is looking for you and your beau to tie the knot on June 20th in homage to a romantic period in Crown Point's rich history  Also, loving couples...
   

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