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Thursday, August 21 2014 - 6:39pm

Reminding Drivers to Slow Down in School Zones

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School is back in session in the many communities in the region, including in Hammond. Hammond Police Lt. Patrick Vicari told the Region News Team they are asking motorists to take their time and slow down in school zones...


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Thursday, August 21 2014 - 5:54pm

Severe T-Storm Watch Until 12am EST

by Annie Fox - Region News
Storms this evening causing numerous outages in northwest Indiana. NIPSCO's Outage Map is showing over 42-hundred customers are without power as of 5:50pm, while Kankakee Valley REMC is show just under 40 members without electricity. A severe thunderstorm watch is...

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Thursday, August 21 2014 - 5:35pm

Pepsi Donates to Cedar Lake Boys and Girls Club

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(Photo Courtesy of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana. (from left to right)
Roland “Bub” Wise (Lake County Fair President), Kristina Balog (Cedar Lake Club Director)
and Michael Steffan (Pepsi Beverage Company).
The Boys...


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Thursday, August 21 2014 - 5:23pm

Severe T-Storm Warning Until 6pm

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Porter County, northern Jasper and southwest Lake County until 6pm tonight. Hazards associated with this storm include 60 mile per hour wind gusts....


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Thursday, August 21 2014 - 5:20pm

Heavy Precipitation Impacts Region Roads

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A photo that could be mistaken for a night time scene, actually was taken shortly before 5p.m. CDT this afternoon is the result of heavy precipitation effecting traffic speeds-especially both directions on the Borman (I-80/94).  The slowing traffic is...


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Thursday, August 21 2014 - 4:49pm

Two Bodies Discovered in Portage Apartment

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The Porter County Coroner's Office has been called this evening to the 700 hundred block of Pittsburgh Avenue in Portage. Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris told the Region News team that two bodies were found in an apartment. No...


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Indiana Senator Dan Coats is putting out a call to repeal the Medical Device Tax, that went into effect by way of the Affordable Care Act on January 1st, 2013.  Responding today to a Treasury Department report that points...


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by Annie Fox - Region News
The death of an unidentified man who was pronounced shortly after 6am today in Gary has been ruled a homicide. The Lake County Coroner's Office reports the man died due to blunt force trauma in the 67-hundred block of West...

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Thursday, August 21 2014 - 2:52pm

Grants Awarded to Area Volunteer Fire Departments

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Rural and volunteer fire departments in Porter and La Porte counties along with departments in over 25 other Indiana counties been awarded over $194,000 in Volunteer Fire Assistance grants.  According to a press release from the grant administrator, the...


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most-asia-stocks-inch-higher-ahead-of-yellen-talk Asia stocks mostly higher after Wall St record close; markets await Fed chief Yellen's speech...

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Friday, August 22 2014 - 12:39am

Source: Wolves Get Young as Part of Love Trade

by ABC News: Top Stories - ABC News
source-wolves-get-young-as-part-of-love-trade Person with knowledge of deal: Wolves to get Thaddeus Young as part of Kevin Love deal...

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Friday, August 22 2014 - 12:38am

Hernandez Fiancee to Ask Judge to Drop Charges

by ABC News: Top Stories - ABC News
hernandez-fiancee-to-ask-judge-to-drop-charges Ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's fiancee to ask to dismiss perjury charges...

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Whats-Happening

by Annie Fox - Annie's Blog
Today is National Relaxation Day and National Best Friend Day!!! Be sure to celebrate responsibly! Here are some great events happening across NWI this weekend to take advantage of!!! 

Paws In Paradise Walkathon & Pet Fair
When: Sat,...


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Wednesday, August 6 2014 - 8:18am

Taylor Swift Gives Back

by Annie Fox - Annie's Blog
Say what you want about Taylor Swift, but the girl is an awesome role model!!! Check this video out:
http://youtu.be/h-xNBLOLH9Y


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by Annie Fox - Annie's Blog
SUNSET HILL 80TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL

The Sunset Hill 80th Anniversary Festival presented by Porter County Parks and Recreation on Saturday July 26th from 11-3 at Sunset Hill Farm in Valparaiso will be a fun-filled day for the whole...


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by Annie Fox - Annie's Blog
Looking for some weekend plans? You're in luck this weekend in the Region... check out some highlights below:

PORTER COUNTY FAIR... last night we were there for our Uncle Len Tribute and it was awesome! Weekend entertainment includes Jake...


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