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Coats Encourages Precautions in Propane Shortage

Senator Dan Coats
Republican Indiana US Senator Dan Coats has joined other Hoosier lawmakers in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx urging the secretary to extend the current emergency exemption for motor carriers should the ongoing propane shortage...
 

Blowing Snow Causing Difficulties

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Motorists have been encountering blowing show in open areas today, like US 6 and State Road 149 in the South Haven area and State Road 2 in the Lowell area.  Remember to keep your headlights on.  National Weather Service reports...
 

Emergency Sewer Work in Crown Point

The Crown Point Board of Public Works and Safety has authorized emergency sewer repairs for a section of sewer in the area of Merrillville Road and East Porter Street. The Times reports sewage backed up into some surrounding homes after...
 

Dyer Road Salt Protocol in Place

Dyer is among Region communities running low on road salt supplies due to the severe winter weather. Dyer officials report they learned this week that vendors who supply to the statewide purchasing group the town is part of will not...
 

Region Restaurant Among 'Most Romantic' in US

With Valentine's Day about two-weeks away, we've learned that a restaurant in Lake County has been named one of the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America. OpenTable, a restaurant reservation website, says their list reflects the combined opinions of...
 

Indiana AG Receiving Propane Complaints

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Ind Attorney General Greg Zoeller
The Indiana Attorney General's office reports having received 23 consumer complaints since December 16 th related to the current propane shortage, 21 of them concerning high prices. Governor Mike Pence has declared an energy emergency...
 

Design Day for ValPlayso

Tonight is the big reveal for ValPlayso: The Next Generation. There's a public meeting at 6:30 pm today (Jan 30) at Thomas Jefferson Middle school for Design Day and the new playground design as envisioned by elementary school students in...
 

Three Arrested at South Shore Station

Three people were taken into custody Wednesday afternoon at the Portage/Ogden Dunes South Shore station in connection with an armed robbery earlier in the day at a convenience store in South Bend.  Police in South Bend contacted Northern Indiana Commuter...
 

Volunteers Count Homeless in the Region

Volunteers in Lake and Porter Counties Wednesday were among those counting the number of homeless living in Indiana. The once-a-year census in January provides a snapshot of homelessness in the state on a particular night. The Point-in-Time Homeless Count is...
 

Photos: Lake Charles Search in Porter

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Members of the Indiana State Police’s Criminal Investigation Division at Lowell conducted a search operation on Lake Charles in the Town of Porter last Thursday, January 23, as part of an ongoing missing...
 

Porter County Retired Teachers Legislative Forum 2/8

A forum is coming up next month to give Porter County residents an opportunity to hear your elected state legislators explain what is happening in the 2014 legislative session of the Indiana General Assembly. The 3 rd Annual Legislative Forum,...
   

Sen Tallian to Hold Town Hall Meetings in February

Karen Tallian
Indiana State Senator Karen Tallian, of Portage, announced today she'll be hosting four town hall meetings in February to provide her constituents with an update on the 2014 General Assembly, specifically addressing legislation on raising the minimum wage. The first...
   

Brown Advocates for Extensive Healthcare for Hoosiers

INDIANAPOLIS- Hoosiers will gain access to a wider variety of specialized health care resources due to the extensive legislative work of State Representative Charlie Brown (D-Gary).
Indiana House members have approved three separate measures from Brown that deal with health...
   

Indiana Takes Measures to Help with Propane Shortage

Gov Mike Pence
INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Mike Pence and Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann today announced a number of measures to help Hoosier families and businesses cope with the propane shortage caused in part by recent extreme winter weather.
To assist propane suppliers in...
   

Memory Chip Change Coming to US Credit Cards

The big security breach at Target has exposed a weakness in the U.S. credit-card industry. ABC News reports says a patch to the problem is on the way.
Typically, that credit, debit or charge card you just swiped to make...
   

Water Main Break Disrupts Traffic near Westville

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The Indiana Department of Transportation is alerting drivers of a water main break that has northbound US 421 closed for emergency repairs between US Highway 6 and E. Jefferson Street near Westville.  Reportedly, US 421 is also closed at State Road 2 north...

   

No Evidence Found in Search of Lake Charles for Teleka Patrick

Teleka Patrick
Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports a search operation on Lake Charles in Porter was conducted last week as part of the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Teleka Patrick. State Police report Patrick's gold 1997 Lexus was found abandoned...
   

LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week in Custody

Jamie Hough
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A 34 year old man listed on Tuesday as the LaPorte Police Department's “Wanted Person of the Week” is now in custody. LaPorte Police report Jamie Hough, who had been wanted on a...
   

Victim Identified in Fatal House Fire Near DeMotte

Authorities continue to investigate the cause of a fatal house fire near DeMotte Tuesday night. Jasper County Coroner Andy Boersma told the Region News Team 85 year old Sadie Davis was pronounced dead at the scene, just before midnight, from...
   

Notre Dame Announces $400 Million Building Project in

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The University of Notre Dame announced today the largest building project in its 172-year history – three new structures attached to the west, east and south sides of the University’s iconic football stadium, at a projected cost of $400 million.

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