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East Chicago Warming Shelter

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The City of East Chicago Emergency Management Agency has announced that due to the extreme cold Heritage Hall Community Center at 4506 Tod Avenue will be a designated warming shelter again today (Thursday, February 27, 2014) from 4:00 pm to...

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Oil Fire Doused at Port of Indiana

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Shortly after 5 am today (Thursday Feb 27), the Portage Fire Department says crews were dispatched to a large fire in an oil pit at the Feralloy Corporation at 600 George Nelson Drive in the Port of Indiana. Portage Fire Division...

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Detectives Seek Help in Identifying Woman

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The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman who they say may have been related to or a friend of convicted murderer John Davis Smith. Investigators...

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Purdue Cal, North Central Talking Merger

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Chancellors from Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central Wednesday announced they are preparing a plan to merge administrations, including eventually having one chancellor, while maintaining the campuses in Hammond and Westville, which are about 35 miles apart.  Open forums were...

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Solution Sought to Preserve Senior Service

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Local government leaders and health care providers are working to see what can be done to find funding and help elderly and handicapped residents who rely on transportation services provided by the LaPorte County Council on Aging, The Times reports...

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Ice Rescue Training

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Members of the Chesterton, Portage and Porter fire departments joined the US Coast Guard for ice rescue training on Lake Michigan this week, near the Coast Guard station and Washington Park in Michigan City. Coast Guard officials say ice rescue...

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Investigation into Death of Jane Doe in Gary

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Authorities in Gary, the Lake County Sheriff's Office and the Lake County Coroner's Office are investigating the death of an unknown woman. The Lake County Coroner's Office reports just after 8:30 this morning, they were dispatched to the 15-hundred block...

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Station Chief for US Geological Survey Retires

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The Station Chief for the US Geological Survey, and former Chief Scientist at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, will officially retire Friday, February 28th. Dr. Richard Whitman told the Region News Team one of the biggest challenges that has faced water...

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Semi from Earlier Roll-over Still Backing up NB I-65

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Crews can be seen still off-loading a semi that rolled onto it's side shortly before 3 p.m. CST Wednesday while traveling on the northbound I-65 entrance ramp to westbound I-80/94. 

Indiana State Police at the Lowell post report the driver...

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Man Accused of Robbery Turns Himself In

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A man accused of robbing a woman of her purse in a grocery store parking lot in Highland is now in custody. Highland Police report the suspect, Joseph Pawlus, turned himself in today and faces one-count of battery and one-count...

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Over-turned Semi On Ramp to WB I-80/94 from NB I-65

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All northbound lanes Interstate 65 are backing up due to an over-turned semi tractor-trailer off onto the right shoulder and ditch of the northbound I-65 on ramp to westbound I-80/94, as can be seen in above photo.  


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Donnelly Discusses Bill to Help Hoosier Veterans

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Indiana US Senator Joe Donnelly today highlighted key provisions that would help support Hoosier veterans and their families in a comprehensive veterans bill the Senate is considering this week. Senator Donnelly says the bill would require the Department of Veterans...

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LaPorte Man Found Dead in Motel Room

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A 21 year old LaPorte man was found dead inside his motel room Tuesday afternoon. LaPorte Police report officers responded to Travelodge, in the 400 block of Pine Lake Avenue, just before 12:30pm, to check on the welfare of a...

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Coats: Tax Reform Needs to Happen

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House Republicans say they want a simpler tax code. The House Ways and Means Committee produced its draft today calling for closing loopholes, reducing the number of income taxes brackets to just two ... 10 and 25 percent ... and...

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This Winter Tied for 5th Coldest Ever in Chicago

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Another round of the polar vortex for the Midwest and northwest Indiana. ABC News Meteorologist Ginger Zee reports much of the nation awoke this morning with Wind chill advisories streching from Montana to Ohio. Chicago felt like 15 below and...

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Winfield Establishes Town Marshal

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The town of Winfield can officially have its first Town Marshal. Council members have approved an ordinance establishing the position, but no timeline has been set yet for filling it. Lake County Sheriffs Police will continue to provide police protection...

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Purdue Cal, PNC Plan to Unify Administrations

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The Region's two Purdues have announced they're preparing a plan for "administrative unification".  More information is being released as both chancellors are scheduled to attend two open forums scheduled today (Wednesday Feb 26), one at each campus -- 1 pm...

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Another Polar Blast Followed by Snow

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Bitter cold has descended upon Northwest Indiana again, with wind chill values of 20 to 30 below expected across the area this morning.  Actual temperatures are expected to drop even more Thursday night, possibly down to four below zero. Snow...

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Man Sentenced to 118 Years in Prison

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A northwest Indiana man has been sentenced to 118 years in prison after being found guilty in December of nine felony counts in connection with accusations of molesting four boys. Published reports say 39-year-old Christopher Truman of Portage has maintained...

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'Mothers Milk Depot' in Lake County

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Lake County has its first 'milk depot' for mothers milk. Today's Times reports Lavawn Souther, who's active with the Northwest Indiana Breastfeeding Coalition, took the necessary steps to have a freezer storage area set up at the Crown Point Obstetrics...

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