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City of Gary Implements Snow Plan

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Gary, IN – City of Gary officials have once again implemented their snow plan today in anticipation of snow showers and 4-8 inches of lake effect snow later this evening and into the early morning hours.
Current weather forecasts show
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Cook Co Jail Announcement Regarding Extreme WX

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The Cook County Sheriff's Office reports, at this time, there is no change to their jail visitation schedule, but announced they have activated their 24-hour weather hotline. Sheriff Thomas Dart says family and friends of detainees may call the hotline...

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AUDIO: Dr. Wolf on Lake Effect Snow and Cold Temps

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Lake effect snow and frigid temperatures are expected to move into northwest Indiana starting tonight.  The Region News Team today spoke with Associate Professor of Meteorology at Valparaiso University, Dr. Bart Wolf.  To hear our interview regarding projected snow totals...

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New Study Links Smart Phone Usage to Poor Grades

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A new study...on the relationship between smart phones and grades for college students. ABC News reports how often are college kids on their phones could be related...to their grades. Researchers at Kent State University randomly chose 500 university students...asking about...

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Save Energy During the Cold Weather

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Cold temperatures hitting the Hoosier state again this week means an increased demand for energy, which can lead to higher energy costs. Energy Indiana suggests Hoosiers get a home energy assessment to make sure you are using energy wisely. Officials...

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Two Men Charged After Numerous Burglaries and Thefts

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Michigan City Police today announced a recent investigation into a report of a stolen truck on Sunday, January 12 th , as well as numerous burglaries and thefts...

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INDOT: Avoid Unnecessary Travel with Lake Effect Snow

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NORTHWEST INDIANA –Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) crews are pretreating roads today and prepping equipment ahead of heavy lake effect snow that’s predicted to fall in our Northwestern Indiana District.
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Valparaiso Reiterates its Snow Response Policy

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The city of Valparaiso is reiterating its snow response policy in light of the anticipated lake effect snow expected to strike northwest Indiana. City officials report their snow removal team will be at work around the clock to clear the...

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Lake Effect Snow and Cold Wind Chills

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The second coldest air mass of the season is about to descend on northwest Indiana, along with lake effect snow. Associate Professor of Meteorology at Valparaiso University, Dr. Bart Wolf says the heaviest snow will develop this evening over southern...

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Skull Find Confirmed, No Other Remains Found

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An investigation of a human skull found this morning in Liberty Township, off Meridian Road continues. The Porter County Sheriff's Office reports detectives and Enbridge pipeline workers sifted through dirt in an approximately 200 square feet area and no other...

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Toll Rd Winter Wx Ban Extended from State Line to S Bend

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The operators of the Indiana Toll Road have expanded their Winter Weather Ban in effect from 11-o'clock Central Time tonight (1/20) through 11 pm Tuesday night 1/21). ITR Concession Company says the ban for all Triple, Long Double, Steel Haulers...

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Talk to a Lawyer Day

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The 12 th annual “Talk to a Lawyer Day” public service event honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his dream of access to justice for all. Volunteer lawyers will be available to answer your legal questions...

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Possible Human Skull Found in Porter County

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In Porter County, Sheriff's Police say crews working on the Enbridge pipeline found what appears to be a human skull. Porter County Detectives and Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris are investigating. Officials have not yet determined if the object is...

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Main Break Drained South Water Tower in Griffith

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Water service is back, but all residents south of Main Street in Griffith remain under a 48-hour boil order after a water main break around 9 am Sunday completely drained the town's South Water Tower, which contains approximately one-million gallons of water....

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Porter County Residents Reminded of Snow Rule

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Porter County Sheriffs Police are reminding residents of the county's snow rule as we're anticipating another major snow event, lake effect that could dump a foot or more on parts of the Region starting tonight and continuing into Tuesday. Public...

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Semi Goes Off the Roadway in Merrillville

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In Merrillville, Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post say a 52-year-old semi driver allegedly fell asleep while driving on I-65 Sunday afternoon, went off the roadway, hit an informational sign, went down an embankment and through...

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Indiana Toll Road Issues Winter Weather Ban

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The operators of the Indiana Toll Road have issued a Winter Weather Ban in effect from 11 pm Central Time today (1/20) through 11 pm CST tomorrow (1/21). ITR Concession Company says the ban for all Triple, Long Double, Steel Haulers and High...

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Main Break Prompts Boil Order in Griffith

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Officials say a boil order issued Sunday remains in effect for 48 hours for all Griffith residents south of Main Street. Griffith Police say as a result of the large amount of water released, it proved time consuming in evacuating it.
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Man Killed, Others Hurt in Snowmobile Accidents

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A 51-year-old Rochester, Indiana, man was killed and at least five others were injured in separate snowmobile accidents in the state over the weekend, including northwest Indiana . Indiana Conservation Officers say the man who was killed crashed his snowmobile while...

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Crime Down in Griffith

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In Griffith, Police Chief Greg Mance is crediting a 12-percent overall drop in crime in town last year to a number of factors – including partnerships with residents, rental property owners and IUN's Center for Urban and Regional Excellence and...

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