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Winter WX/Wind Chill Advisory Issued for NWI

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of northwest Indiana effective now until 4am CST Thursday. Northwest winds gusting up to 35 miles per hour may create blowing and drifting snow which may...
 

Government Wants to Improve Child Safety Seats

The government wants to improve child car safety seats and how well they provide side impact protection. ABC News reports the government thinks the new child seat child side crash standards will help make good seats even better and estimate...
 

14 Year Old Girl Charged with Murder of 11 Year Old Girl

A 14-year-old suburban Chicago girl is charged in the stabbing death of an 11-year-old girl.  ABC News reports the Lake County Illinois Coroner's Office says the girl was stabbed more than 30 times in the neck, and had slashes on...
 

Temporary Site Closures at National Lakeshore

Three sites within the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore may experience brief, temporary closures this winter. Officials report West beach, Tolleston Dunes and Cowles Bog may be closed on a few weekdays afternoons, between January 27 th and March 31 st ...
 

Spinout Partially Blocking Inside Lane SB I-65 @ Ridge Rd.

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Drivers are being reminded by INDOT that Region roads are slick in some areas and to drive with extra caution.  Traffic heading southbound on Interstate 65 approaching the Ridge Rd./US-HWY 6 exit will need to merge over into the right...

 

LaPorte Police Seek Help to Find Wanted Man

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In LaPorte, police report they are searching for a 26 year old man wanted on a warrant for felony failure to appear for receiving stolen property. Demetrius Echols is described as a black male, 5'11”,...
 

Road Delays in Munster in 500/600 Block of Fisher

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On Thursday, 1/23/14, between 7am and noon in the 500/600 block of Fisher (between Manor and Harrison area),  there will be flaggers on roadway due to the installation of a new generator.  Expect delays.  If possible, choose alternate route....
 

MC PD Warning of Door-to-Door Meat/Seafood Scams

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The Michigan City Police Department is warning the citizens of LaPorte County of complaints they have received regarding door-to-door meat or seafood sellers. Police report the sellers have allegedly made misleading or false statements to prospective customers and that they...
 

Break-in Reported at Cell Phone Store in Portage

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Police in Portage say two suspects got away with at least four-thousand dollars worth of new and used cell phones in a break-in just before midnight Tuesday night at ABC Mobile in the 63-hundred block of Central Avenue. There was...
 

Lockdown Lifted at University of Oklahoma

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The University of Oklahoma was in lockdown late this morning following a report of shots fired at Gould Hall on campus. ABC News reports it seems to have been a false alarm....
 

Breaking: Reports of Shots Fired at Univ of Oklahoma

A "shelter in place" order was issued at the University of Oklahoma in Norman today after reports of shots fired on campus.  There's a message at the university's website that reads, "Shooting on campus. Avoid Gould Hall. Seek immediate shelter...
   

Indiana DCS Appoints Director of Lake County Office

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The Indiana Department of Child Services announced today Richard Ban has been appointed the office director for the Indiana Department of Child Services, Lake County office. He will also serve as the regional manager for Lake County. In his new...
   

Police Seek Identity of Owner of Truck

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The Valparaiso Police Department is seeking information regarding the identity of the owner of a truck displayed in recently released photos.  Authorities say a Mazda pick-up truck was observed leaving the area following an armed...
   

Commission Approves Alcohol Sales at Pavilion

The Indiana Natural Resources Commission has given final approval to allowing the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages at the Indiana Dunes State Park Pavilion in Porter County. The rule change still needs the okay of the Attorney General and...
   

Snowfall Up to 4 Inches an Hour in Lake County

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Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Chicago say conditions Tuesday resulted in an intense single band of lake effect snow that produced 1 to 4 inch per hour snowfall rates and extreme snowfall amounts of...
   

Tough Going on the Borman Again Today

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The Borman this morning near Burr Street [Image/INDOT camera]
Conditions are still bad on the Borman Expressway today,with snow and ice-pack on the road surfaces and traffic moving along bumper-to-bumper, very slowly, with many areas of stop-and-go traffic.  Payloaders were...
   

Motive Not Yet Known in Fatal Purdue Shooting

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Vigil at Purdue in West Lafayette Tuesday night [Photo/Purdue Facebook page]
Police say a teacher's assistant was shot and killed by another teacher's assistant in the basement area of the electrical engineering building on the campus of Purdue University in...
   

Region Expressways Clogged Tuesday

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Borman Tuesday [Image/INDOT camera]
More than two-feet of lake effect snow in less than ten hours, white-out conditions and clogged traffic made for a very difficult situation on Lake County expressways Tuesday. The Indiana Department of Transportation says plows had...
   

Lake County Lake Effect Snow Totals

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This was Griffith Tuesday [Photo/Alia in Griffith]
It looks like Griffith and areas right around town took the brunt of the snow-making machine that was the lake effect snow band that hit Lake County on Tuesday.  Preliminary snow totals from...

   

INDOT: Avoid Traveling in NW Lake Co So Plows Can Clear Roads

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NORTHWESTERN LAKE COUNTY, Ind. – More than two feet of lake effect snow in less than 10 hours, white-out conditions, and clogged traffic have hindered Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) crews from clearing I-80/94, I-65, and other state highways in...
   

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