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Tips Lead to Drug Arrest/Stolen Guns in Gary

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The Lake County Sheriff's Office announced today a 32 year old Gary man was arrested on drug charges Tuesday after the County's Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at an apartment...

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12 Years in Prison for Cozmanoff

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A 44 year old Lakes of the Four Seasons man was sentenced to 12 years in prison today in the hit-and-run crash that killed Lake County Corrections Officer Brittney Meux and injured three others in March 2012. Jason Cozmanoff was...

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AUDIO: Update on Mount Baldy Investigation

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Some very preliminary findings as the investigation continues into why a giant sand dune in the Region swallowed up a little boy last summer... Mount Baldy in Michigan City remains closed nearly seven months after a young boy was miraculously...

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Scald Injuries Typically Rise in Winter

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It's Burn Awareness Week, an awareness campaign by the American Burn Association, and the focus this year is on scald injuries.  The Indiana State Department of Health says scald injuries typically increase in the winter months as people try to...

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Congressman Releases Video on Rail Expansion

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The Northwest Indiana RDA - Regional Development Authority - says they'll be making a major announcement concerning rail expansion this afternoon at their board meeting, which was rescheduled from earlier in the week.

Indiana Democratic Congressman Pete Visclosky's office this...

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Valpo School Board Gets Feedback

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About 250 people attended a Valparaiso School Board workshop Thursday night to get public input on the school system's next superintendent. Only comments on that topic were accepted at the meeting, but a number of people came out to talk...

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Missing Man Found in Porter County

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The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office says a missing 82 year old man suffering from dementia was found in Porter County Thursday night. Indiana State Police and Porter County Sheriff’s Deputies located Robert Kindig of rural La Porte County safe...

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Emergency Repairs Completed on the Borman

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The effects of the Wednesday's snowfall and the return arctic temperatures apparently combined to create a commuting nightmare on both directions of the Borman Thursday afternoon. 
Shortly after 4 p.m. afternoon rush got ugly as all eastbound lanes on 80/94...

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Non-Partisan Vote Ratings Have Donnelly in the Middle

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Two news organization studies recently released their voter ratings for 2013 and in both Indiana US Senator Joe Donnelly was found to be somewhere in the middle. The National Journal's 2013 vote rates Donnelly the 52 nd most liberal and...

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Pence to Make Several Stops in NWI

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence will be making several stops in the region tomorrow. The Governor is scheduled to to honor public safety professionals of northwest Indiana at Portage Fire Station #1, at 9:30am, who have gone above and beyond during...

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Emergency Maintenance Work Underway on I-80/94

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Both directions of the Borman (I-80/94) are backing up due to apparent potholes and/or, expansion gaps opening up on both sides of the expressway in the Gary corridor.
A number of traffic tipsters reported openings in the pavement eastbound 80/94...

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Origin of Target Data Breach Pinpointed

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Investigators may have pinpointed the origin of the recent data breach that exposed millions of Target customers to potential fraud. ABC News reports the thieves that accessed personal information from tens of millions of credit and debit cards used at...

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Be Cautious with High Snow Piles at Intersections

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With all the snow northwest Indiana has received recently, you may have noticed that it has piled up quite high at intersections due to street plowing and sidewalk shoveling. Some communities, like the...

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Power Outage in Wanatah/LaCrosse Area

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52 customers were without power for about an hour this afternoon due to outage in the Wanatah/LaCrosse area. Kankakee Valley REMC's website reports the outage occurred just after 2:30 this afternoon. The cause of the outage is unknown at this...

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Crash Backs Up Westbound Borman I-80/94

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Delays of up to 30-minutes are being reported westbound I-80/94 with stop and go traffic due to a crash clean up of a jackknifed semi near the Cline Avenue exit.  Westbound traffic is backing up from I-65.  Drivers on northbound...

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Pence Announces Efforts for Post WX Road Repairs

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence this afternoon announced efforts the state will take to repair the roads. Governor Pence says INDOT is working to acquire additional materials to temporarily patch the roads, including cold-mix asphalt and crushed stone, as most hot-mix...

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Subway to Stop Using Plastic-Based Chemical as Ingredient

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Subway says it's going to stop using a plastic-based chemical as an ingredient in its sandwich bread -- a chemical also used to make yoga mats and the soles of sneakers. ABC News reports Subway advertises healthy choices but they've...

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Lawsuit filed by Griffith Teachers Union Against School District

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According to a lawsuit filed recently in Lake County Circuit Court, the Griffith Federation of Teachers is suing the school district. Published reports say the lawsuit claims Griffith Community Schools targeted six female teachers, who are all over the age...

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2nd Date Set for Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway Initiative

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NIRPC will be holding another public input meeting for those who were not able to attend the Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway Initiative project kick-off on January 21 st in Hobart because of the winter storm. Officials report a meeting will...

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Pelath: 2014 Session so far a Case of Missed Opportunities

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Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, of Michigan City, on Tuesday issued a statement on the half-way point of the 2014 session of the Indiana General Assembly. Representative Pelath says they faced immense challenges like how to help families who've...

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