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Food Bank of NWI Distributes Over 5 Million Pounds of Food

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The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana today announced that in 2013 they distributed over five-million pounds of food, the equivalent of over four-point-two million meals. Communications/Advocacy Manager Megan Sikes says unfortunately they do not see the need going down anytime...

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7 Child Molesting Counts Filed Against Porter County Man

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A 47 year old Porter County man is charged with seven felony counts of child molesting. According to the probable cause affidavit, Todd Lange is accused of molesting his three daughters, who...

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Crown Point Police Report Catalytic Converter Thefts

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Police in Crown Point are seeing the public's help regarding a rash of catalytic converter thefts from parked vehicles. According to the Times, four separate incidents took place between Monday and Tuesday and the thefts are believed to be related. Each...

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VIDEO: Coats Discusses Benghazi Report on CNN

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WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, today joined Wolf Blitzer on CNN to discuss the committee’s recent report on the Benghazi attack.
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VanDenburgh Seeks to Give More Access to Lawmakers

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An Indiana State Representative from Crown Point is seeking to give citizens more access to lawmakers. House Bill 1134, authored by Democrat Shelli VanDenburgh, was approved today by the House Elections and Apportionment Committee, and would allow candidates to campaign...

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IL Woman Arrested in Connection with Fake Check Scam

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An 24 year old Chicago woman was taken into custody on Wednesday and charged with felony forgery and misdemeanor check deception, for attempting to cash a check from a fraudulent account. LaPorte Police...

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NB I-65 Near SR 28 Closed for Next Two Hours for Crashes

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Northbound I-65, near mile marker 154, which is just south of State Road 28 is closed due to a multiple vehicle crash involving several semis, cars and trucks. Indiana State Police Lafayette Post reports the interstate could be closed for...

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Man Ejected After Rolling Vehicle on SR 49

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This morning's snow and icy and windy conditions caused numerous slide-offs on northwest Indiana roads, including on State Road 49, where a 67 year old man was seriously injured after he was ejected from his vehicle due to a crash....

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Gunman, Victims Identified in Elkhart Super Market Shooting

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Indiana State Police have identified the gunman who allegedly shot and killed two women at Martin's Super Market in Elkhart, on Wednesday night, before being shot and killed by police, as 22 year old Shawn Walter Blair, of Elkhart. Sgt....

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Illinois Man Seriously Injured in Crash on I-65

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An Illinois man was seriously injured after losing control of his semi this morning in Lake County. Indiana State Police Lowell Post reports just before 8:30am, the 31 year old semi driver...

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Numerous Accidents on I-65 and I-74

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Indiana State Police have sent out an alert regarding road conditions in the Lafayette District, which includes the counties of Benton, Warren, Fountain, Montgomery, Clinton, Carroll, White and Tippecanoe. All roads are snow packed, icy with blowing and drifting snow....

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Multiple Crashes on SR 49, Overpasses Icing Over

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Valparaiso Police are informing us of multiple crashes on State Road 49 where they say overpasses are icing over.  These crashes are both northbound and southbound in the area near State Road 2, Evans, and the railroad overpass in that...

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Multiple Accidents on I65

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We are receiving reports of possibly as many as three separate crashes on southbound Interstate 65 in Lake County.  One accident is near 61st Avenue, with another in the area of US 30 in Merrillville and possibly a third closer...

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State Senator Seeks Nursing Home Moratorium

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An Indiana lawmaker wants a five-year moratorium on additional nursing home beds. Republican State Senator Patricia Miller of Indianapolis filed Senate Bill 173, which would prohibit the State Department of Health from approving the licensure of comprehensive care health facilities...

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Local TV News Program Ending

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A  broadcast news program in northwest Indiana is ending. The President/CEO of Lakeshore Public Media has announced that, in light of financial challenges, they are discontinuing their “Lakeshore News Tonight” television newscast after Friday, January 31 st , and will...

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JC Penney Closing Two Indiana Stores

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J.C. Penney says the company is closing thirty-three “underperforming” stores across the country, including two in Indiana, as a cost-cutting measure that will mean about two-thousand job cuts. The two Indiana stores are at the Marketplace Shopping Center in Warsaw...

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UPDATE: Elkhart Shootings

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Indiana State Police say at this time, authorities do not believe a gunman who killed two women at an Elkhart supermarket Wednesday night knew the victims. Here is the latest information released by police this morning:
Elkhart County – At...

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No Committee Vote Yet on Gay Marriage Ban

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An Indiana House committee this week heard hours of testimony on the proposed amendment to ban gay marriage, and the panel could take a vote next week. The next regular meeting for the House Judiciary Committee is Monday.  The proposed...

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Flu Prompts Restrictions at Some Hospitals

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Some local hospitals are implementing visitor restrictions to prevent the spread of influenza. Here is the information released by IU Health Wednesday: Indiana is experiencing an early and severe flu season. According to the Indiana State Department of Health, influenza...

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Man Shot in Road Rage Incident on Borman

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Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post say a Valparaiso man was shot by another driver on the Borman Expressway in an apparent road rage incident Wednesday afternoon.  Troopers say the 48-year-old victim cut off another driver while merging from Cline Avenue onto Interstate 80/94 around 4 pm and continued eastbound, police say, when he noticed the other driver rolled down his window and began yelling.  The victim sped off to avoid a confrontation, police say, saw the suspect trying to catch up to him, then heard a loud bang.  The rear window of the victim's pickup truck shattered, and police say victim was shot once in the upper back, with the bullet exiting out the front part of his shoulder.  He was transported with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.  The suspect is described as a middle age black man with very short hair, driving a silver or gray Dodge Ram 1500 pickup.  Indiana State Police are asking anyone who may have information on this road rage incident or any information on the suspect to please call Detective Mike Bailey at 219-690-0039.

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