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Pelath Blasts Proposal to Build Soccer Stadium in Indy

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The Indiana House Ways and Means Committee has approved a proposal to put state dollars toward the construction of a soccer stadium in downtown Indianapolis. Indiana State Representative Scott Pelath, of Michigan City, who reacted to the proposal today on...

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Reward Offered for Info into Murder at Piatak Meats

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with the Merrillville Police Department and Northwest Indiana Major Crimes Task Force announced today the reward of up to ten-thousand dollars for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the...

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MC PD Add Two Men to Top Ten Most Wanted List

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Michigan City Police are updating their Top Ten Most Wanted list after announcing today (Friday) the 315 th and 316 th arrests since the program's inception in 2004....

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Two Flood Warning Locations for Kankakee River in NWI

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Flood Warnings continue for the Kankakee River at two separate locations in northwest Indiana. The National Weather Service reports minor flooding is occurring on the Kankakee River at Shelby. Flood stage for the river there is nine-feet and as of...

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Learn the Best Fishing Spots in the National Lakeshore

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Those interested in learning about where the best fishing spots are in the National Lakeshore and surrounding areas should check out a program taking place tomorrow. Officials report a presentation will be held from 1pm-to-2pm, at the Indiana Dunes National...

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Vandals Shoot Windows at Gary Train Station

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NICTD Transit Police are seeking the public's help in locating two suspects who shot and destroyed three windows at the Adam Benjamin Metro Center in downtown Gary Monday afternoon. Authorities report around 2pm Monday,...

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Same-Sex Marriage Licenses in Cook Co Now Available

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A federal judge is fast-tracking Illinois' gay marriage law. ABC News reports same sex marriage was passed in Illinois in December, and is supposed to go in effect in June of this year. But, US District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman,...

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Update on Free Sandbags for LaPorte Co Residents

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As a precaution due to the high risk of flooding in LaPorte County, LaPorte County Emergency Management on Thursday announced three locations have been made available for residents living in high risk flood areas of the county to receive free...

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NIRPC OKs Bikes on Trains Study

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Region planners want to see if bringing bikes on South Shore trains is doable. NIRPC's Executive Board Thursday agreed to add a feasibility study to their short-term transportation plan. There's a lot of support for the plan, but a number...

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College Goal Sunday Set for Feb 23

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Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at 39 sites across Indiana to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday, set for 2 p.m. (local time), February 23, 2014. The free program...

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Numerous Crashes on Icy Region Roads

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8:15am -- US 41 Closed in Cedar Lake at 117th, major crash with extensive back-ups.
Police are responding to dozens of crashes across Northwest Indiana this morning. Porter County Sheriffs Police report numerous accidents this morning, including crashes and slide-offs...

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Motorists Warned of Dangerously Icy Conditions

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Extremely hazardous driving due to icy roads this morning.  Accident reports coming in from all across the Region.  Law enforcement urging motorists to slow down.  Along with crashes, vehicles are having trouble making it up grades on ramps along I-65...

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Groups Unite Against Bill

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A diverse set of groups is standing against legislation they say would weaken Indiana's ability to protect the health and safety of Hoosiers. House Bill 1143 would require Indiana's environmental rules and standards to be no stronger than federal ones....

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Indiana Lawmakers Honor Local Football Hero

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Tom Nowatzke, who went from football stardom at Michigan City and Indiana University to playing a key role in helping the Baltimore Colts win Super Bowl V, was honored in the Indiana House of Representatives this week by House Democratic...

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Portage FD to Hold Rescue Wetting Ceremony

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The Portage Fire Department will have a "wetting ceremony" today (Fri Feb 21) to place their newest rescue ambulance in service.  The ceremony begins at 9:30 am at Portage Fire Station One, 3401 Swanson Road.  Refreshments to follow....

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'Mountain' of Salt Stolen

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A small mountain of road salt was stolen in Naperville, Illinois -- as much as eighty tons taken in the middle of the night from a longtime snow and ice removal contractor. Kevin Miller says it was in an unsecured...

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Lake Station Police Rescue Man From House Fire

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An 83 year old man was rescued from a house fire in the 27-hundred block of Central Avenue in Lake Station this afternoon. Lake Station Police report an officer observed a large amount of smoke emitting from underneath the roof...

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New High-Tech Pillow to Curb Snoring

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If your spouse's snoring keeps you up at night, a new invention offers the promise of finally getting a good night's sleep without separate bedrooms. ABC News reports the snore activated nudging pillow has an embedded microphone that records your...

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Inmate Injures Two Porter County Jail Officers

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Two Porter County Jail officers were injured after a fight ensued with an inmate Wednesday evening. The Porter County Sheriff's Office reports two jail officers were conducting cell inspections in one of the jail pods around 6:45pm, when one of...

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Semi Loses Load of Apples on Indiana Toll Road

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A semi loaded with 43-thousand pounds of apples was struck this morning on the Indiana Toll Road causing it to rollover, losing part of its load. Indiana State Police Lowell post reports...

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