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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...

Demand and Drought to Drive Up the Cost of Milk

The cost of milk could shoot up. ABC News reports the dairy industry is predicting prices will jump 50 cents or more in March. The blame is going to increased demand for cheese production. Add to that demand from China...

Reducing Damage from Snow Ice Melt and Rain

The Lake County Purdue Extension Office says Region homeowners can take advantage of the warming weather to reduce the chance of water damage from melting snow and ice as well as rain that is expected this week. Extension officials say...

KV REMC Maintenance Work in Kouts

Kankakee Valley REMC says the change in weather has allowed their crews to conduct necessary maintenance work on lines and poles, and today (Wednesday) they're replacing three older poles on Baums Bridge Road in Kouts. To safely do this, KV...

Region Companies on 2014 'Best Places to Work' List

A record-tying 100 companies have been selected as a 2014 Best Place to Work in Indiana, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce announced today. Actual rankings for the companies will be unveiled at a May 1 awards dinner in Indianapolis.  The...

Stormy Weather Possible Before Cold Returns

The National Weather Service in Chicago says a "powerhouse" storm system is going to bring the potential for brief wintry precipitation late tonight and very strong winds Thursday night.  Temperatures are expected to climb into the low to mid 50s...

Legislators May Rename Fifth Ave for Rudy Clay

Indiana state lawmakers are considering a proposal to rename part of US 20 in Lake County, the section known as Fifth Avenue in Gary, for the late Rudy Clay. Gary Democratic Senator Earline Rogers is sponsoring the measure. Clay, who...

Motorists Warned of Possible High-Standing Water

With huge mounds of snow on the ground, and warming temperatures and heavy rain in our forecast, there's concern we could be dealing with high-standing water, water-covered roadways and possible flooding.  The Indiana State Police sent out these safety tips: ...

Hebron Schools to Try Another Referendum

In Hebron, school officials have decided to try again, voting four-to-one Tuesday night to place a referendum on the ballot this May, asking residents of the Metropolitan School District of Boone Township for a property tax increase to help fund...

Piece of Metal Falls at IU's Assembly Hall

Indiana University Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass says Tuesday night's Big Ten men's basketball game between Iowa and Indiana at Assembly Hall in Bloomington was postponed as a result of a piece of metal roughly eight feet...

CBO Minimum Wage Increase Report has Economist Spilt

A report from the Capitol Hill scorekeepers shows an increase in the minimum wage could lead to fewer Americans working, or does it? ABC News reports an aide to Speaker John Boehner says the Congressional Budget Office report proves the...

Pelath: IN House GOP Says No to Privatization Review

A proposal to conduct a cost-savings review of all state contracts that involved privatization of services over the past decade and make sure that a similar study is part of all future privatization deals was rejected today in the Indiana...

Wanted Valpo Woman Surrenders Herself to Authorities

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A Valparaiso woman was arrested on Monday for a drug charge after surrendering herself at the LaPorte County Jail. The LaPorte County Sheriff's Office reports 39 year old Kathryn Knowlton, who has...

Flooding, Stormwater Concerns Rise with Snow Melt

The National Weather Service in northern Indiana has issued its latest potential flood outlook and report while future flooding is a possibility at this time, it is not a certainty. Warmer temperatures melting snow this week, with moderate to heavy...


Impaired Driver Found Passed Out at McDonald's Drive-Thru

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A 24 year old Rolling Prairie man was arrested for impaired driving on Sunday after officers found him passed out in his vehicle which was stopped in front of the McDonald's drive-thru window...


LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: Aaron Oaks

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A 20 year old man wanted for probation violation on an original charge of felony theft is this week's “Wanted Person of the Week” by the LaPorte Police Department. Police report Aaron Oaks...

Former IL Congressman Faces Porn Charges in Zimbabwe

A former Democratic Congressman and convicted sex offender faces pornography charges in Zimbabwe. ABC News reports former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds was arrested by police at a hotel, for alleged possession of pornographic materials, and violating immigration laws. Possessing pornography...

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