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Busing Due to South Shore Overhead Wire Work

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Ongoing work to upgrade overhead wire for the South Shore will mean temporary busing between Michigan City and South Bend this week (July 14-18). Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) says the commuter line is in the midst of replacing...

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Hazardous Beach Conditions. Rip Currents Expected

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The National Weather Services has issued Beach Hazards statements that take effect later today and continue into Tuesday for northwest Indiana counties along the Lake Michigan shoreline due to:
* high wave action and dangerous swimming conditions expected.
* forecast...

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Woman Killed in Lake Shafer Boat Accident

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Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a fatal boating accident on Lake Shafer. Officials say 43-year-old Anne Wittstock of Burbank, Illinois, was operating a personal watercraft when for unknown reasons, she drove into the NIPSCO security cables that are stretched across...

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Valpo PD Invites Community to Be Part of Natl Night Out

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The 31 st Annual National Night Out is less than a month away, and Valparaiso Police Chief Michael Brickner is inviting community members to organize an activity for the event, Tuesday August 5th, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Officers from...

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Murder Charge Filed Against Son in Hospital Stabbing

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A 60-year-old man has been accused of fatally stabbing his mother in her hospital room at Methodist Hospitals Southlake campus in Merrillville early Friday. According to the Lake County Prosecutor's office, a a murder charge was filed against Rodney Louis...

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Funeral Services Today for Officer Westerfield

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The Indiana Department of Transportation is advising motorists of road restrictions in and around Gary today (Monday July 14) as hundreds of mourners are expected at funeral services for slain veteran Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield, who was killed in...

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Flood Advisory Extended Until 1:30pm for Lake Co

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has extended a Flood Advisory for Lake County until 1:30 this afternoon. Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms with heavy rainfall across the advisory area and runoff is expected to cause minor flooding to occur in...

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Survey Finds Hoosiers Want Reliable, Low-Cost Energy

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Findings from a recent survey sponsored by the Indiana Coal Council revealed some interesting results about how Hoosiers think about energy. Coal Council President Bruce Stevens told the Region News Team he found the results fascinating.
When choosing a source...

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Flood Advisory for Lake County Until 10:30am Today

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Flood Advisory for Lake County until 10:30 this morning. Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms with heavy rainfall across the advisory area and runoff is expected to cause minor flooding to occur in...

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Closures/Restrictions Monday for Westerfield Funeral

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INDOT is asking drivers on Monday to be aware of road restrictions in and around Gary as hundreds of police officers and mourners are expected to pay their respects at the funeral of slain veteran Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield,...

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Coumbia Ave Closed Starting Monday in Munster

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In Munster, the town's Public Works Department announced they will be closing sections of Columbia Avenue beginning on Monday for sewer replacement. Officials report the closures will place between Columbia Avenue Bridge and Ridge Road and that the work is...

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Road Restrictions in Portions of Valpo for Street Paving

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Traffic restriction continue today in portions of Valparaiso for street paving. Officials report Campbell Street, from Glendale south to the bridge; Sturdy Road, from Wood to the roundabout and Washington Street, from Monroe to Indiana will have restrictions until 5pm...

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Weekend Storms May Produce Heavy Rain, Damaging Winds

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The National Weather Service in Chicago reports thunderstorms this weekend could produce some hazardous weather. Showers with a few thunderstorms are expected this morning, with additional thunderstorms expected to develop later this afternoon and into tonight, which may produce heavy...

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Former School Treasurer Accused of Misappropriating Funds

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A report accusing a former Ready Elementary School extracurricular treasurer of misappropriating funds from Griffith Public Schools has been referred to the Indiana Attorney General's Office and the Lake County Prosecutor's Office. The Times reports Kelly Blackard allegedly misappropriated just...

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Gov Quinn Joins Marchers in Peace Walk in Chicago

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More deadly shootings in Chicago, following last weekend's eruption of violence. Shootings Friday in the city wounded at least five people and killed a man. This as neighbors across the city gathered to send a message. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn...

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Child Uses iPad to Call for Help While Mom Has Seizure

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A 4-year-old saves his mother using an iPad. ABC News reports when Kala Riley started have a diabetic seizure, her 4 year old son Elijah couldn't find the iPhone so he picked up her iPad to FaceTime his grandfather in...

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Suspect Related to Elderly Fatal Stabbing Victims

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Merrillville Police say an individual suspected in the stabbing death of an elderly woman at Methodist Hospitals Southlake campus overnight has been interviewed and transported to the Lake County Jail on a forty-eight hour hold, pending “imminent charges” through the...

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Visclosky Commends Determinations on Anti-Dumping

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First District Congressman Pete Visclosky today commended the US Department of Commerce in its final determination to protect American Steel makers from anti-dumping and countervailing of oil country tubular goods imports. Congressman Visclosky says he is pleased the Commerce Department...

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AUDIO: Fly-In Pancake Breakfast at MC Municipal Airport

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The Michigan City Municipal Airport will be hosting its annual "Fly-In Pancake Breakfast" on Sunday morning.  The family-friendly event will feature an all-you-can-eat breakfast, airplane rides and skydiving.  To hear more, click News Audio On Demand at...

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Fatal EB I-80 Crash in Il. Backups WB I-80 to I-65

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A chain reaction crash on Eastbound Interstate 80 in Country Club Hills, Illinois (between I-57 and the Tri-State) overturns an SUV killing it's male driver and injures one other.
Illinois State Police report all eastbound lanes of I-80 were closed...

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