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Winter Weather Ban Issued for Toll Road

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ITR Concession Company has issued a Winter Weather Ban today, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at 5 p.m. EST in effect through Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 5 p.m. EST.  The ban will be re-evaluated Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 9 a.m. EST.  ...

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Armed Robbery at Merrillville Restaurant

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In Merrillville, police say an undetermined amount of cash was stolen from a cash register and tip jar during an armed robbery at Catch 22 early Monday. Officials say two people armed with guns entered the restaurant on US 30...

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Schererville Considers Plans for Brewery

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In Schererville, plans are in the works for what would be the town's very first brewery. The Plan Commission is reviewing a proposal for Craft 41 Brewery in the 800 block of US 41 on property that's been vacant for...

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Data Breach Suspected at Radisson Star Plaza Hotel

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White Lodging has announced a suspected data breach at fourteen properties around the country, including Radisson Star Plaza hotel in Merrillville, Mariott Midway and Holiday Inn Midway both in Chicago, that affected people who used credit or debit cards between about...

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Escaped Killer Captured in NWI

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A convicted killer who escaped from a correctional facility in Ionia, Michigan, about 100 miles north of the Indiana-Michigan state line, was captured about 24-hours later in northwest Indiana. 40-year-old Michael David Elliot was taken into custody in La Porte...

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Radio One Receives Award for Winter Storm Coverage

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At the Crown Point City Council meeting Monday night, Mayor David Uran, City Council members and the city's Emergency Management Director recognized Radio One Communications along with Strack N' Van Til, Crown Point Parks Department and the city's police department...

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Escaped Murderer Captured in LaPorte County

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Published reports indicate the convicted murder who escaped Sunday night from the Ionia Correctional Facility in Michigan was captured this evening in LaPorte County. Few details have been made available at this time, but 40 year old Michael David Elliot...

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IN House Passes Bills to Update State Pension Funds

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INDIANAPOLIS- Retired state employees will receive an update to their benefits thanks to the efforts of State Representative David Niezgodski (D-South Bend).
House Bill 1074 and House Bill 1231 were passed by the Indiana House today, in order to assist...

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Pence Directs INDOT to Ready for Full Callout for Storm

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today directed the Indiana Department of Transportation to ready itself as another snow storm approaches. INDOT reports they will be monitoring the evolving weather forecasts and deploy a full call-out of more than 800 yellow plow...

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Officials Remind LaPorte Residents to Move Vehicles

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Police in LaPorte want to remind residents about moving their parked vehicles at least once every 24 hours. The City of LaPorte has an ordinance requiring this for those who park on streets and in light of more snow coming...

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2nd Round of Secured School Safety Grants Now Open

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The application period for the second round of Secured School Safety Grants is now open and runs through Monday, March 10, 2014. The program provides matching grants to school corporations, charter schools, or a coalition of school corporations and/or charter...

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Tip Leads to Arrest of Subjects for Drugs and Prostitution

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The Lake County Sheriff's Office today announced five people were arrested for possession of drugs, dealing drugs and prostitution. The Sheriff's Office reports the prostitution was being solicited via the internet on “Finest Dynasty Inc”. The Lake County Drug Task...

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Region Teacher Announces Candidacy for 4th District House Seat

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A Porter County native and career long elementary music teacher has announced her candidacy for the Indiana House of Representatives, District 4 seat in the upcoming 2014 elections. Deb Porter reports she is seeking the position for several reasons, including...

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Coats Says He'll Support Farm Bill Agreement

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Indiana US Senator Dan Coats announced today that he will vote to support the bipartisan farm bill agreement the Senate is considering this week. Coats says the bill is not perfect, but it does provide Hoosier farmers with the certainty...

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Report of Scam Targeting Senior Citizens

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Authorities are warning of a scam circulating directed toward the elderly. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports a male subject calls seniors, identifies himself as a member of the Sheriff's Office and advises the citizen they have an active warrant...

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LaPorte PD Wanted Person of the Week: Timothy Harmon

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A 51 year old man wanted on a felony warrant for escape from work release is this week's “Wanted Person of the Week” by the LaPorte Police Department. Police described Timothy Harmon as...

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Suspect Sought in Multiple Robberies

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In Valparaiso, police are investigating a robbery believed to have been committed by the same person involved in a series of armed robberies late last year. Valparaiso Police say just after 5:30 this past Friday evening, a man with a...

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New Information on Search for Escaped Murderer

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Additional information has been released regarding the search for a convicted murderer who escaped from a prison in Michigan about 100 miles north of the Indiana-Michigan state line Sunday night. Here is the news release from the LaGrange County, Indiana,...

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RDC of Valparaiso Expanding Into Illinois

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The Regional Development Company (RDC) of Valparaiso recently received approval from the Small Business Administration to conduct business in Illinois. The RDC will be branching out to McHenry, Lake, DeKalb, Kane, Cook, DuPage, Kendall, Will and Grundy counties. Up until...

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Manhunt Underway for Convicted Murderer

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Authorities say a man serving a life sentence in the 1993 murders of four people escaped from a prison in Ionia, Michigan, about 100 miles north of the Indiana-Michigan state line Sunday night. Various reports say 40-year-old Michael David Elliot abducted...

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