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FBI Seeks More Info From Porter County

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Federal investigators brought external hard drives with them in a return visit to Porter County Monday, where they reportedly spent hours downloading data files from the county server. FBI agents were also at the Information Technologies department last week, seeking...

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Snow Squalls Stalling Region Traffic

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Quick, heavy snow squalls are stalling traffic in Northwest Indiana this morning.  We're getting reports of white-out conditions and other areas where visibilities are greatly reduced. Forecasters with the National Weather Service Northern Indiana say accumulations of up to an...

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NWI Skywarn Recruiting Volunteer Storm Spotters

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On the heels of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Indiana, Northwest Indiana Skywarn is looking for more eyes to watch the sky. 
 
More trained spotters out in the field will likely mean people will have more notice of any...

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Pence Signs Bills on Education, Workforce Development

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Legislation on education and workforce development were among many proposals signed into law today (Monday) by Indiana Governor Mike Pence.
“Hoosiers deserve schools that work for all our kids whether they are headed to college or careers, and they deserve...

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Kentucky Man With Ties to NWI Donates to Veterans Build

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A Kentucky man last week generously donated to the Veteran's Build Initiative, a partnership of Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana and the Northwest Indiana Veterans Action Council, to...

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Average Family Could Spend Extra $150 on Food in 2014

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Economist warn 2014 could see the biggest food price increases in more than three years. ABC News reports new government numbers show food prices are skyrocketing. To blame? Drought in California, freezing temperatures in the Midwest, and on the country's...

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Two Bridge Replacements Close SR 55 Near Lowell

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INDOT announced today the closure of State Road 55 in two locations, near Lowell, for the replacement of bridges. Spokesman Matt Deitchley told the Region News Team State Road 55 is now closed at Singleton Ditch, three-miles south of State...

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Indiana to Adopt Its Own Academic Standards

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today signed into law Senate Enrolled Act 91, which requires Indiana to adopt its own academic standards in place national education standards, used by 45 states, known as Common Core. Governor Pence says, “By signing this...

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Several Residential and Business Burglaries in Jasper Co

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Authorities in Jasper County are investigating several residential and business burglaries in the last week. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office reports officers responded to a burglary call this morning of a county store on State Road 49, south of Wheatfield,...

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Wanted Fugitive Added to MC PD's Top Ten Most Wanted

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A 26 year old man listed as this week's “Fugitive of the Week” by the US Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force, has been added today to the Michigan City Police Department's Ten...

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Three Adults Arrested after Meth Lab Bust in DeMotte

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Three adults were taken into custody on Friday after a warrant was executed at a DeMotte residence regarding an investigation into an ongoing methamphetamine lab in operation. The Jasper County Sheriff's Office reports during search of the residence, in the...

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Lake Co Sheriff Announces Cargo Heist Arrests

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The Lake County Sheriffs Office reports over two-point-eight-million dollars in stolen vehicles and merchandise stolen from train cars have been recovered after an eight-month undercover investigation. Officials from CSX Railroad, the Specialized Crimes Unit and...

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Malaysia PM: Missing Flight Ended in Indian Ocean

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Relatives of those on board missing Malaysia Flight MH370 have been told that according to new satellite data from INMARSAT, the plane went down in the Indian Ocean and that there was no chance for survivors.  The announcement was made...

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Highway Lighting Wire Theft Still a Problem

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Copper thieves are to blame for some lights out along the Borman Expressway, according to an official with the Indiana Department of Transportation. At a recent NIRPC meeting, Portage Mayor James Snyder asked why some lights were dark along the...

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Sen Coats Tweets a Top 10 After Russia Ban

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Indiana US Senator Dan Coats continued his tongue-in-cheek response to being banned from Russia in the volley of sanctions between the US and Russia last week.  "In the spirit of Hoosier native @Letterman, here are the top 10 things I...

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Signals Being Removed from Part of Broadway

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Through a partnership with the city of Gary, the Indiana Department of Transportation is removing traffic signals from six intersections on Broadway -- at 16th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd and 24th Avenues, a stretch of lights just north of where...

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Feedback Sought on SShore Ext and Triangle Svc

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There was a public meeting at Munster Town Hall over the weekend, and three others are scheduled, all in LaPorte County and all this Wednesday (March 26 th ), on two high-profile transit-related topics in the Region. Northwestern Indiana Regional...

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Duneland Chamber Names New President

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The Duneland Chamber of Commerce has named their new President. Maura Durham, current Membership Marketing Coordinator for the organization, will step into the Chamber's leadership role at the end of this month, according to an announcement from the Duneland Chamber....

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Over 30 Hurt in CTA Derailment

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In Chicago early this morning, a CTA Blue Line train derailed, injuring over thirty people. It happened around 3 am.  The injuries did not appear to be life-threatening according to the latest reports.  Officials say the train jumped a bumping...

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Gary Police Officer Injured in Crash

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Authorities say a Gary Police officer was injured when a pick-up pulling a small trailer lost control and hit the officer’s squad car. Indiana State Police say a preliminary investigation revealed that just before 8:30 Sunday morning a  motorist who...

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