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Fall Fest Truck Pulls Rescheduled for Sunday at 4pm

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The Jasper County Fall Festival is happening this weekend, starting today, at the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Rensselaer, but the extremely heavy rains have led to a change in tonight's schedule.  Rich Moore, for the Jasper County Fair Board's Fall...

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Gang Members Indicted on Racketeering Charges

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A press conference was held this morning at the East Chicago Police Department where the US Attorney's Office announced four members of the Two-Six Nation, and four of their associates, have been indicted on racketeering charges. The Times reports an...

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Chicago Team to Play for US Championship Saturday

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Tomorrow'ss Little League World Series U.S. Championship pits Chicago against Las Vegas. ABC News reports it's a rematch from last Sunday when Nevada dominated Illinois -- socking five home runs in a 13-2 route. But Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Director...

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Cause of Death Pending on 2 Bodies Found in Portage Twp

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No cause of death has been established after autopsies were conducted this afternoon on the bodies of two adults in their sixties believed to siblings who were found in an apartment in Portage Township Thursday afternoon. Porter County Coroner Chuck...

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Valpo Road Closures Due to Storms

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Heavy rainfall throughout northwest Indiana Thursday and into today brought up to seven-plus inches of rain, with some areas seeing rain at rates more than three-and-a-half inches per hour. Valparaiso's city administrator Bill Oeding says based on the rain totals...

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Press Conference to Address Emergency Flooding at 5pm

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Portage Township Trustee Brendan Clancy has called a press conference for this evening to address the emergency flood situation affecting residents in Portage Township; particularly residents in the South Haven and Duck Creek communities. Clancy reports it is his intention...

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Flight From St. Louis to Chicago Makes Emergency Landing

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A scare in the air ... after a United Airlines flight lost cabin pressure ... on its way from St. Louis to Chicago today. ABC's Chuck Goudie was on board and said they were about halfway to Chicago when he...

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Help Sought to ID Homicide Victim Found in Gary Thursday

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The Lake County Coroner's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the body of a man found on Thursday morning in Gary, in the 67-hundred block of West 15 th Avenue whose death has been ruled a homicide.
The...

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South Shore CVA, Newton County Sign Agreement

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The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority based out of Hammond will be providing tourism promotion and development services for Newton County. The South Shore CVA has approved a contract with the Newton County Commissioners to grow Newton County's convention,...

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Roads Flooded, Traffic Lights Out

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Police are advising motorists to use extreme caution with flash flooding in northwest Indiana. There is also tree debris in roadways and traffic lights are out on US 30 and other roads.  Numerous roads in the Region are flooded this...

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Severe Flooding Reported

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Porter County Sheriffs Police are reporting severe flooding, especially but not limited to South Haven. We've gotten a report that South Haven Fire crews are beginning rescue operations with boats, rescuing people from their homes. We also have a report...

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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 during...

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Severe T-Storm Watch Until 12am EST

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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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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 and Girls Clubs of...

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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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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 causing...

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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 further...

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Sen. Coats: Medical Device Tax is Indiana Job Killer

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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 to...

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Death of Unidentified Man in Gary Ruled a Homicide

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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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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 Department...

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