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Icy Conditions in Northwest Indiana

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We're getting word of icy conditions in northwest Indiana this morning.  The Indiana Department of Transportation reports multiple lane closures on both sides of the Borman Expressway near Burr Street in Gary due to crashes.  [Image/INDOT]...

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Crash Victim Killed on Same Road as Twin Sister

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A Dyer woman killed in a motor-vehicle accident near Crete Thursday morning lost her life on the same roadway her twin sister and friends were fatally struck in a hit-and-run accident eighteen years ago, according to a story in the...

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Donnelly Welcomes Propane Extension

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Indiana US Senator Joe Donnelly welcomed the announcement that a state of emergency in Indiana has been extended until March 15 to allow propane deliveries to continue without limitations or disruptions.  “As extremely cold weather continues to cause shortages and...

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4 Teams Selected to Compete to Build IN Portion of Illiana

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The Indiana Finance Authority and INDOT today announced four teams have been selected to compete to design, build, finance, operate and maintain Indiana's portion of the Illiana Corridor and I-65 expansion in Lake County. The four finalists were selected from...

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Crown Point Woman Honored as Distinguished Hoosier

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O’Day (right) with Indiana Department of Homeland Security Executive Director John Hill.)
A Crown Point woman was recently honored by the Office of Governor Mike Pence as a “Distinguished Hoosier” for...

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Sears Reports Possible Data Breach

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Another retail giant might have been hit by hackers. ABC News reports Sears is the latest retailer to go on alert for a possible data breach. Sears Holdings says 'we are actively reviewing our systems to determine if we have...

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45 Yr Sentence for Man in 1983 Death of Prison Inmate

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A Scott County man was sentenced on Thursday to 45 years in prison for the 1983 murder of an inmate at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City. Indiana State Police report Paul Stucker was found guilty earlier this month...

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Flood Warning Continues for Kankakee River at Shelby

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Temperatures have been so cold for so long, mountains of ice floes on frozen rivers in the Midwest are blocking bridges. ABC News reports across the Chicago area, they've now seen more than 60 days this season where they've had...

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INDOT Plows and Drivers Ready for Weekend Storm

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INDOT officials are keeping an eye on a large winter storm expected to hit Indiana this weekend. While the worst of the storm is expected in central and southern portions of the state, anywhere from three-to-eight inches is possible throughout...

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Student with Gun in Vehicle Arrested at Morgan Twp HS

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A student at Morgan Township High School was taken into custody without incident this morning after authorities found weapons and ammunition in the trunk of his vehicle. Kouts Police report the student, identified as Ryan Gaddis, told police he had...

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Pence Joins Opposition of Army National Guard Budget Cuts

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence today joined 49 other governor's in expressing opposition to proposed cuts to the Army National Guard, which are expected to be included in the Department of Defense's fiscal year 2015 budget request. Governor Pence says in...

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Valpo Mayor Urges Bill Passage to Create Pre-K Pilot Program

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The Mayor of Valparaiso today issued a statement advocating the passage of a bill that would create a Pre-K pilot program. Mayor Jon Costas says many low-income students are not prepared to enter kindergarten for various cultural and economic reasons,...

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LaPorte Man Caught Inside Home Arrested

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A LaPorte man was arrested on Thursday and taken into custody on charges of residential entry and criminal trespassing. LaPorte Police report they received a call just before 11:30am to investigate a suspicious...

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Four Towns Yet to Sign E-911 Agreement

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Town leaders in Schererville reportedly want to meet with officials from Highland, St. John and Cedar Lake to further discuss the Lake County E-911 agreement. The four towns are the only communities that haven't yet signed on to the interlocal...

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Numerous Catalytic Converters Stolen in Valpo

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In Valparaiso, police are asking for the public's help as they investigate the thefts of twelve catalytic converters removed from vehicles in the early morning hours of February 27th. The thefts occurred to vehicles parked in parking lots of larger...

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Uptown Artspace Lofts Project Advances

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Michigan's City Uptown Artspace project is moving from artist rendering to the construction stage later this year, city officials said Thursday, thanks to an estimated 10-million dollars in federal tax credits. The announcement said the project will infuse funds to...

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Another Storm to Affect Indiana

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Over half the state, counties that are all south of the Region, is currently looking at a Winter Storm Watch late Saturday night through Monday morning. The powerful winter weather system, though, is expected to affect the entire state this...

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Longer School Days to Make Up Snow Days

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In Hammond, the process of making up all those snow days this winter is now officially underway. Hammond schools are doing so by extending the length of the school day today through April 11th rather than adding days to the...

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School Accountability Hearing in Hammond

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In Hammond, the school board hosted a public hearing on school accountability Thursday night. Many parents voiced disapproval over the removal of principals at five schools. Several schools in the district received D's or F's in overall performance based on the...

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Indiana House Approves Teen Tan Ban

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A new teen tan ban in Indiana awaits the Governor's signature. The Indiana House has voted 69-to-23 to approve a measure that prevents children under the age of 16 from using tanning salons. Senate Bill 50, authored by Republican Indianapolis...

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