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View Lake Conditions 24 Hours a Day Online

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Those interested in viewing the conditions on Lake Michigan from Michigan City will now be able to do so through posted images online that are updated every five minutes. The high definition video will...

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Heartbleed Virus Prompts Obamacare Password Reset

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The Heartbleed virus has government officials concerned enough to ask Obamacare users to change their passwords. ABC News reports it's just a precaution and administration officials say there is no indication that the healthcare.gov site has been compromised but after...

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IU Northwest to Offer Courses at Portage University Center

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An agreement between the City of Portage and Indiana University Northwest will now allow students to take courses at the Portage University Center, located in the 62-hundred block of Central Avenue in Portage. Students will have access to classrooms, computer...

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Regional Health Clinic to Host Open House Tuesday

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An open house will be held on Tuesday, April 22 nd , for the new Regional Health Clinic near downtown Hammond. Officials report the clinic, located in the 500 block of State Street, will ensure medical resources for all members...

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Indictment Results in L.Station Pantry Contract Suspension

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As a result of this week's indictment against Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist, his wife and his stepdaughter on public corruption charges, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has suspended its contract with the Greater Hammond-Lake Station food pantry....

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Rail Crossing at White Oak/45th in Munster Closed Monday

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A railroad crossing in Munster will be closed starting Monday. Munster Police report Canadian National Railroad will close the at-grade crossing at White Oak and 45 th through May 2 nd for track improvements. During this two-week period, officials report...

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Chicago PD Adding Bike/Saturation Patrols to Curb Crime

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Chicago's adding police bike patrols to its most violent neighborhoods. While the city says overall crime is down over the last two years, nearly 40 people were shot in Chicago last weekend. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the bike patrols...

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Pope Francis Celebrates Good Friday

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ABC News reports in a solemn mass in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis presided over the Christian Good Friday celebration. Preacher of the papal household Father Raniero Cantalamessa gave the homily about Judas' betrayal of Christ. He said Judas did...

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Board of Education Member Wants Old Standards Reinstated

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A member of the Indiana State Board of Education says leaders working to replace the federal Common Core education standards are considering an inadequate replacement. Andrea Neal made the statement today and is urging the old standard used prior to...

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Monon Man Charged with Manufacturing Meth

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A 19 year old Monon man was arrested earlier this week in Jasper County and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office reports on Monday, a concerned neighbor called authorities regarding a suspicious occupied vehicle in the area...

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Researchers Clone Cells from Adult Humans

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A major breakthrough offers medical hope - and perhaps lots of material for science-fiction writers. For the first time, researchers have cloned cells from adult humans. ABC News reports using the same technique scientists used in 1996 - to clone...

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Lit Candle Causes House Fire in Schererville

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No injuries were reported after a fire at a home in Schererville Thursday night. The Times reports firefighters were called to the 13-hundred block of Kennedy Avenue just after 9:30pm, and the cause of the fire is reportedly due to...

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Man Injured After Being Struck by Train in Michigan City

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Amtrak Police are assisting in an investigation after a 26 year old man was struck by a train in Michigan City on Thursday evening. Michigan City Police report they were called to the scene at 10 th and Huron Streets,...

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Proposed Rules Published for IL Medical Marijuana

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The state of Illinois today announced that the proposed rules for implementation of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act have been published in the Illinois Register. The new draft rules will be available for an additional 45...

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New Treatment Guidelines Being Developed for Doctors

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When you see doctors, should they be making decisions about your treatment based on the effectiveness - or the cost? Some new guidelines for major medical groups say doctors need to do both. ABC News reports three of the nation's...

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East Chicago Couple Indicted in Bank Robbery

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An East Chicago couple have been indicted in connection with what authorities described as a “takeover-style” armed bank robbery in East Chicago last month. The FBI says Jeremiah Ellis and Ashley Patterson were arrested in Missouri on federal arrest warrants...

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'Transition Zones' May Affect Where Tornadoes Land

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New research out of Purdue suggests areas where landscape shifts from urban to rural or forest may have a higher likelihood of severe weather and tornado touchdowns. An analysis of data over a 60-year period from 1959 to 2012 from...

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Cedar Lake Defers Vote on S Shore Extension

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In Cedar Lake, the Town Council is waiting until May to have their say on financing for the proposed South Shore expansion. The council decided to postpone the vote because Councilman Robert Carnahan was unable to attend the council's most...

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Debate Accompanies Cline Bridge Vote

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Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr said no to the Cline Avenue toll bridge in a vote taken by Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission [NIRPC] to include it in the planning commission's master plan and transportation program. McDermott questioned how much...

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Equipment Malfunction Prompts Evacuation

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A spokesman for BP says in keeping with safety procedures contractors and employees were evacuated from the Whiting Refinery Thursday after an equipment malfunction early in the afternoon caused several units to stop working. The units were reportedly offline until...

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