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Another Road Rage Shooting on Borman

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Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post are asking for the public's help as they investigate the second alleged road rage shooting on the Borman Expressway in less than a week. Troopers say a Lansing woman stated she had been...

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Heavy Lake Effect Possible with More Bitter Cold

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Heavy lake effect snow is a possibility in the Region accompanied by another arctic blast. There's already a Lake Effect Snow Watch posted for tonight through tomorrow afternoon that includes Lake, Porter, La Porte, and Starke Counties here in northwest Indiana. Forecasters...

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More Snow and Arctic Cold on the Way

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Southernmost portions of northwest Indiana could get several inches of snow today, while other parts of the Region will will accumulation as well.  Forecasters say another significant dose of cold arctic air is expected to overspread...

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Indiana Couple Rescued by Coast Guard

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A Bloomington, Indiana, couple were among four people rescued by the US Coast Guard this week from a disabled sailboat in the Atlantic Ocean about 300 miles east of Cape Henry, Virginia.  A representative from the manufacturer of the Be...

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Illinois Company Recalls Ham Products

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced Gusto Packing, a Montgomery, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 67,113 pounds of sliced, spiral ham products due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.  Federal officials say...

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BP-Whiting Refinery Grants to be Announced

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In a few days, South Shore Clean Cities, BP-Whiting Refinery and a consortium of Environmental Groups will announce the ten Lake County organizations who will be awarded grant funding through BP Whiting Refinery’s Cleaner Air through Diesel Emission Reductions (BP-CADER)...

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Niemeyer to Run for Landske's Senate Seat

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Republican 11th District State Representative Rick Niemeyer of Lowell has announced he is running for the State Senate seat long held by Cedar Lake Republican 6th District State Senator Sue Landske. In...

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Cause of Garage, House Fire Not Yet Known

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Officials continue looking into the cause of a fire they say destroyed a two-car garage in the 300 block of Mount Jackson Avenue outside Chesterton Thursday evening, and caused significant damage to the house it's attached to. Several assisted Liberty...

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Report Warns of Smoking Dangers to Hoosier Kids

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A new report says one in ten Hoosier children will become smokes and die prematurely unless smoking rates drop. On Friday, the Surgeon General released "The Health Consequences of Smoking: 50 Years of Progress". State Health Commissioner Dr. William VanNess...

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Two Arrested in Merrillville Burglary

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Police in Merrillville say an alert resident helped them stop two men who burglarized a home in the 59-hundred block of McKinley Street. Police got a report early Wednesday evening of two men walking in the street with a television,...

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Frigid Air Next Week, Use Caution with Heating Equipment

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Another blast of frigid air is expected to descend on the Hoosier state starting Monday. Indiana Assistant State Fire Marshal Robert Johnson is urging Hoosiers to exercise caution when using heating equipment, such as wood stoves or space heaters, to...

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OE Chicago Marathon Call-Out Dates Announced

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Opportunity Enterprises is inviting local runners of all levels and abilities to their call-out meetings for the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Organizers of the race have made significant changes to the event's registration,...

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Burglary at Maple City Montessori School

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Police in LaPorte are seeking information regarding a reported burglary at Maple City Montessori School. The complainant informed police that sometime between 9pm Wednesday and 7am on Thursday, the suspects entered the building and stole a bank bag containing cash,...

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Hydrogen Leak at BP Whiting Sealed

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BP in Whiting reports a leak at the plant has been sealed but contrary to our previous report there was no fire at the plant that according to B-P Spokesman Scott Dean. Dean says the leak in question was a...

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Leak and Small Fire Reported at BP Whiting

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A leak and a small fire has been reported at BP in Whiting. The Whiting Fire Department confirmed the incident, which was reported just before 4pm today, and says BP is at this time handling the matter internally and they...

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Valparaiso to Host MLK Day Reflection on Monday

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The City of Valparaiso is inviting residents to city hall on Monday as Mayor Jon Costas and the city will host “Letters from Birmingham Jail,” a reflection on Martin Luther King. The event will take place at 9am and the...

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Man Charged in 1993 Murder of LaPorte Teen Denied Bond

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A 38 year old man charged with the 1993 murder of a LaPorte teenager had his bail denied on Thursday. The Times reports Jason Tibbs will continue to be held in jail without bond to...

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Attempted Child Seduction on Facebook Account

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In LaPorte, police report a father contacted the department after discovering his 14 year old daughter had received inappropriate messages and photos from a man on her Facebook account. LaPorte Police say the dad informed officers his daughter and the...

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Coats on President's Speech on Intelligence Reforms

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Seven months after NSA surveillance programs were unmasked by leaker Edward Snowden, President Obama has proposed changes to introduce new safeguards. ABC News reports the President says NSA surveillance is going to continue. "I believe it is important that the...

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No Extension of Unemployment Benefits

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After passing a trillion dollar bill that keeps the government open, Congress has gone back on break without restoring unemployment benefits to the one-and-a-half million Americans whose checks stopped coming at the end of December. ABC News reports Illinois Democratic...

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