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A one-ounce gold bar was found in a Salvation Army red kettle in Michigan City on Friday. Officials report the gold bar was discovered at the Walgreen's, at U-S 20 and U-S 421, wrapped in a one-dollar bill and has since been sold to a private buyer for 13-hundred dollars.
A one-ounce 1993 gold coin valued at approximately 13-hundred dollars was dropped into a Salvation Army red kettle on Friday at a Strack and Van Til in Cedar Lake and the Porter County Salvation Army reported receiving a gold coin in red kettle at the Strack and Van Til, on Calumet Avenue in Valparaiso, on Saturday. That coin was accompanied by a Christmas card with Santa Claus on front, signed "The Bright Metal Society", and identifying the gift as an 1883 Queen Victoria gold coin. ...
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
940 AM CST TUE DEC 24 2013 /1040 AM EST TUE DEC 24 2013
...MORNING LOW TEMPERATURES THROUGH 7AM...
FROM NWS COOPERATIVE OBSERVING LOCATIONS AND OFFICIAL NWS
-10 ROCKFORD IL
-10 DEKALB IL
-9 PAW PAW IL
-6 ELGIN IL
-5 BATAVIA IL
-5 AURORA IL
-5 OTTAWA IL
-5 MUNDELEIN IL
-5 BARRINGTON IL
-5 MCHENRY LOCK/DAM IL
-3 PONTIAC IL
-2 CHICAGO OHARE
-2 PARK FOREST IL
-2 DWIGHT IL
-2 VALPARAISO IN
-2 CHI BOTANIC GARDENS GLENCOE IL
-1 INDIANA DUNES
-1 MIDWAY 3SW IL
0 WATSEKA IL
4 PAXTON IL
4 RENSSELAER IN
Below is a link to video holiday greetings from Hoosier members of the Armed Forces stationed all over the globe, a service provided by the Department of Defense. You can keep checking back for more videos, too.
http://www.dvidshub.net/holiday - then click on Indiana (or any other state) for hometown holiday greetings
Check the site through this link, too, for greetings to Merrillville, Valparaiso, Gary, East Chicago and other cities and towns in Indiana:
Two separate crashes involving extractions have kept Porter County Sheriff's Police busy this afternoon and as a result traffic restrictions were put in place. Public Information Officer Sgt. Larry LaFlower says a three-vehicle crash involving two passenger vehicles and a semi took place on County Road 600 North and State Road 49. Sgt. LaFlower reports northbound traffic on State Road 49 was restricted to one-lane and County Road 600 North traffic is not being allowed to cross State Road 49. No major injuries are being reported.
Meanwhile US 6, between Mander Drive and County Road 350 East in Jackson Township, will be closed until around 6:30pm tonight for crash cleanup after a westbound vehicle crossed the center line for unknown reasons and struck an eastbound semi head-on. Sgt. LaFlower says a 49 year old Wanatah woman had to extricated from her vehicle as a result of the crash, while her 69 year old female passenger also reported an injury. The semi driver was not injured in the crash....
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