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City of Gary Receives $15,000 Dollarwise Innovation Grant

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A 15-thousand dollar grant was recently awarded to the City of Gary. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson accepted the Dollarwise Innovation Grant during Friday's US Conference of Mayors meeting, which will be used to implement family and youth financial literacy through the...

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Human Trafficking Presentation Tonight at Munster HS

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A presentation on human trafficking will take place this evening in the Munster High School Auditorium. Munster Police and Munster's Choice Community Council are hosting the presentation, entitled “Human Trafficking of Our Youth in America”, which will include information on...

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Law Mandates Proper Shelter for Pets in Inclement WX

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Authorities are reminding pet owners that you are subject to animal neglect statutes and could face prosecution if you leave your animals outside in the cold and sub-zero temperatures, this after a 46 year old Calumet Park, Illinois woman was...

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State Health Dept urging Hoosiers to Stay Indoors

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State Health Officials are encouraging everyone to stay indoors as much as possible due to the arctic blast of cold air that has swept over northwest Indiana. State Health Commissioner William VanNess, M.D. says if you have to...

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Travel Warning Issued for South Bend, St. Joe County

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In St. Joseph County.... Police report that County Commissioners have decided to declare a Travel Warning in the County and in the City of South Bend, beginning at 12 noon Eastern today and (tentatively) ending Tuesday at 6:00PM, Eastern. Police...

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Lake Co Govt Courthouses Closed Tuesday

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Lake County Board of Commissioners President Michael Repay says Lake County Government Courthouses will be closed on Tuesday January 28 th . That includes the Main Courthouse and Juvenile Justice Center in Crown Point as well as the County Courthouses...

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AUDIO: Protecting Water Pipes from Freezing, Bursting

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Frozen and burst water pipes are a major concern when it gets this cold, and the damage that can cause is extensive and expensive. Jack Hines, owner of Hines Plumbing in Valparaiso, says there are some very simple things to...

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AUDIO: Jasper County Emergency Management

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We spoke to Karen Wilson, Jasper County Emergency Management Director Karen Wilson, who says sheriffs and local police are trying to assist in getting stranded vehicles off the roadways throughout the county from last night.  She has an update on...

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Starke County Travel Status Elevated to Warning

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In Northwest Indiana, Starke County this morning has been elevated to the Warning level on the Indiana Department of Homeland Security's Travel Status Map. A Warning means travel may be restricted to emergency workers only. Adjacent Marshall County is also...

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Hazardous Conditions on I-65 Especially South of Lowell

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Indiana State Police Lowell District 13 are warning Region motorists of hazardous conditions on I-65; specifically south of Lowell into Lafayette. Conditions in this area consist of additional snowfall that fell overnight into this morning, blowing and drifting snow, high...

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Sub-Zero Safety Precautions Along South Shore

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The operators of the South Shore Line will be busing passengers between South Bend and Michigan City due to the extreme cold. Message from Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD):
On January 27-29 - Trains may encounter sub-zero weather related...

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Region Braces for Another Arctic Blast

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Blowing snow, arctic air and additional snow showers will make for dangerous travel conditions across the Region tonight and during Monday morning's commute. With the extreme cold and accompanying dangerous wind chills, numerous schools have already cancelled or delayed. See...

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New Valpo Fagen Location Devastated by Fire

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Fire caused what was described as a "devastating loss" at the new Fagen Pharmacy in the 34-hundred block of Calumet Avenue on the north side of Valparaiso.  Fagen had only recently moved to this location on the east side of...

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Most of NW Indiana Under a Travel Watch

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At last check, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security shows Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Starke and Pulaski Counties under a travel “Watch” meaning conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During a "watch" local travel advisory, only essential travel,...

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Price of 1st Class Stamps Goes Up Sunday

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The price of first class stamps is going up again. ABC News reports the change comes Sunday with a three cent increase from 46 cents to 49 cents. Sean Hargadon with the US Postal Service says the increase should generate...

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Snow Sat Night into Sunday, Wind Chill Watch Issued

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Wind Chill Watch for northwest Indiana from late Sunday night through Wednesday morning, with wind chill values of 30 below zero or lower a possibility. Snow accumulations of one-to-four inches of...

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Illiana Tier Two Draft Available for Review and Comment

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The Indiana and Illinois Departments of Transportation have announced the Illiana Tier Two Environmental Impact Statement has been released for public comment. A public hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 18 th , from 5-to-8pm, at Lowell Middle School. ...

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Ford Heights Teen Charged in Shooting Death

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A 16 year old Ford Heights, Illinois, teenager was charged with first-degree murder on Friday in the shooting death of a 17 year old. The Cook County Sheriff's Office reports Paris Walker got into a verbal argument with the victim,...

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Authorities Say Bring Pets Inside During Frigid Temps

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Authorities are reminding pet owners that you are subject to animal neglect statues and could face prosecution if you leave your animals outside in the cold and sub-zero temperatures. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports the law mandates that your...

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Winter Safety Tips During Extended Cold Temps

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Merrillville, Ind. – As Indiana continues to experience the latest blast of frigid temperatures, NIPSCO reminds customers of important safety tips during snowy and icy conditions.
NIPSCO crews across the region will be working to ensure safe, reliable natural gas...

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