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Apple Says What You Say to Siri Stored for 5 Years

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When you speak to Siri, the iPhone personal assistant, she's not the only one who's listening. Critics are suggesting she's a secret spy of sorts. ABC News reports Apple has already admitted recording every word you say to Siri, but...

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RDA Makes Major Commitment to S. Shore Rail Expansion

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(Photos Courtesy of Karl Berner. ABOVE: RDA chairman Don Fesko calls meeting to order.
BELOW: RDA Vice Chair Harley Snyder speaks of the economic benefits of commuter rail expansion)
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Crown Point, IN (February 7, 2014) – The first phase of...

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Public Meeting to Keep Asian Carp Out of the Great Lakes

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A public meeting will be held next week in Portage for residents to comment on the recently released report by the US Army Corps of Engineers on the federal governments options for keeping invasive species like the Asian carp out...

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AUDIO: Pence Extends Safety Award to NWI Responders

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence was at Portage Fire Station one this morning to present a first of its kind award to public safety responders in the Region. Governor Pence stated that responders here in northwest...

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Highland Residents Asked to Not Park on Public Streets

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Large volumes of snow in Highland has authorities asking residents to please park in your driveways whenever possible. Highland Police report the snow has caused the narrowing of public streets and so an emergency exists with parking and access by...

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USPS Reports $334 Million 1st Quarter Loss for FY 2014

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The US Postal Service lost 334 million dollars in the first quarter of this fiscal year. ABC News reports despite growth in package delivery last quarter, CFO Joe Corbett says by the end of the year the Postal Service won't...

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Pence Outlines Pothole Plan in NW Indiana

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Record snowfall, low temperatures and repeated freeze/thaw cycles have taken their toll on roadways in northwest Indiana and across the state. Indiana Governor Mike Pence held a press conference this afternoon at the Gary INDOT/Traffic...

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Tips Lead to Drug Arrest/Stolen Guns in Gary

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The Lake County Sheriff's Office announced today a 32 year old Gary man was arrested on drug charges Tuesday after the County's Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at an apartment...

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12 Years in Prison for Cozmanoff

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A 44 year old Lakes of the Four Seasons man was sentenced to 12 years in prison today in the hit-and-run crash that killed Lake County Corrections Officer Brittney Meux and injured three others in March 2012. Jason Cozmanoff was...

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AUDIO: Update on Mount Baldy Investigation

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Some very preliminary findings as the investigation continues into why a giant sand dune in the Region swallowed up a little boy last summer... Mount Baldy in Michigan City remains closed nearly seven months after a young boy was miraculously...

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Scald Injuries Typically Rise in Winter

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It's Burn Awareness Week, an awareness campaign by the American Burn Association, and the focus this year is on scald injuries.  The Indiana State Department of Health says scald injuries typically increase in the winter months as people try to...

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Congressman Releases Video on Rail Expansion

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The Northwest Indiana RDA - Regional Development Authority - says they'll be making a major announcement concerning rail expansion this afternoon at their board meeting, which was rescheduled from earlier in the week.

Indiana Democratic Congressman Pete Visclosky's office this...

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Valpo School Board Gets Feedback

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About 250 people attended a Valparaiso School Board workshop Thursday night to get public input on the school system's next superintendent. Only comments on that topic were accepted at the meeting, but a number of people came out to talk...

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Missing Man Found in Porter County

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The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office says a missing 82 year old man suffering from dementia was found in Porter County Thursday night. Indiana State Police and Porter County Sheriff’s Deputies located Robert Kindig of rural La Porte County safe...

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Emergency Repairs Completed on the Borman

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The effects of the Wednesday's snowfall and the return arctic temperatures apparently combined to create a commuting nightmare on both directions of the Borman Thursday afternoon. 
Shortly after 4 p.m. afternoon rush got ugly as all eastbound lanes on 80/94...

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Non-Partisan Vote Ratings Have Donnelly in the Middle

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Two news organization studies recently released their voter ratings for 2013 and in both Indiana US Senator Joe Donnelly was found to be somewhere in the middle. The National Journal's 2013 vote rates Donnelly the 52 nd most liberal and...

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Pence to Make Several Stops in NWI

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence will be making several stops in the region tomorrow. The Governor is scheduled to to honor public safety professionals of northwest Indiana at Portage Fire Station #1, at 9:30am, who have gone above and beyond during...

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Emergency Maintenance Work Underway on I-80/94

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Both directions of the Borman (I-80/94) are backing up due to apparent potholes and/or, expansion gaps opening up on both sides of the expressway in the Gary corridor.
A number of traffic tipsters reported openings in the pavement eastbound 80/94...

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Origin of Target Data Breach Pinpointed

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Investigators may have pinpointed the origin of the recent data breach that exposed millions of Target customers to potential fraud. ABC News reports the thieves that accessed personal information from tens of millions of credit and debit cards used at...

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Be Cautious with High Snow Piles at Intersections

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With all the snow northwest Indiana has received recently, you may have noticed that it has piled up quite high at intersections due to street plowing and sidewalk shoveling. Some communities, like the...

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