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Town Dealing With Frozen Mains

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A Griffith company has reportedly been hired to thaw out frozen water lines that have caused "a handful” of service problems to customers of New Chicago's water service. The Times today reports a resident in the 33-hundred block of East...

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Groups Watch 'No More Stringent Than' Bill

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Local and state environmental groups including the Hoosier Environmental Council are watching proposed legislation they say could have a negative impact on the Region and the state. The Indiana House has approved a measure mandating that state environmental laws “may...

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219: Great Loves of LaPorte County

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The LaPorte County Historical Society Museum is inviting the public to their special Valentine's Day display. The vast collection features Valentines from Laporte County Residents dating back 100 years! You can check out the vintage styles on display till Feb....

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Hebron School Supt Announces Retirement

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At Tuesday night's school board meeting, MSD of Boone Township Superintendent George Letz said he would retire “sometime this year.” Deadline for applications to lead the Hebron school district is March 14 th . On Monday, Portage Township Schools Superintendent...

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Two Shot Near High School

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Police in south suburban Dolton say two people were shot Tuesday night about a block from Thornridge High School. Police Chief John Franklin said a group of people were walking on 152nd Street toward Champlain Street when a black SUV...

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IYI Hosts One Day Training to Benefit Youth Workers

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People who work with children will have the opportunity to sharpen their skills with nationally renowned trainers coming to the Region during a one day training in March.
The Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) is bringing four experts to Merrillville, March 4th...

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AUDIO: Free Online Filing for Hoosier Taxpayers

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The Indiana Department of Revenue reminds Hoosiers they offer free online filing for their federal and state taxes. Spokesperson Chetrice Mosley says last year over 119-thousand Hoosier taxpayers used INfreefile.  If a taxpayer has an adjusted gross income (AGI) of...

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Reminder: Illiana Public Meeting Next Week in Lowell

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The Indiana and Illinois Departments of Transportation want to remind the public the Illiana Tier Two Environmental Impact Statement has been released for public comment. A public hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 18 th at Lowell Middle School....

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Crash Closes Left Lane EB Borman near I-65

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The second spin-out type crash of the Tuesday afternoon rush occurred around 4:30 p.m. CST affecting traffic going eastbound on the Borman (I-80/94).

INDOT is reporting that the left lane is closed between the Broadway exit and I-65 due to...

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Graco Carseats Recall

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It's the fourth largest recall ever of carseats. The government says the carseats made by Graco need to have their buckles replaced. ABC News reports it is 3.7 million carseats, 11 different brands, but the gov't wants another 7 brands...

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Radon Awareness Rally on State Capital Steps Wednesday

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Several organizations plan to rally on the Indiana State Capital steps tomorrow to raise awareness about radon, a radioactive gas found in homes that is the leading cause of cancer in non-smokers and the leading environmental cause of cancer mortality....

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Comments Invited on IAWC's Rate Increase Request

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The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, or OUCC, is inviting written comments on Indiana American Water Company's request for a rate increase. According to its testimony and exhibits, Indiana American Water Company, or IAWC, is seeking the rate increase...

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Region Roads Remain Slick and Hazardous

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A spin-out that ended up on the right shoulder of eastbound Borman (I-80/94), is causing a gaper slowdown from just before Cline Avenue.   I

NDOT is reporting no lanes are restricted at this time but a State Farm Hoosier Helper...

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Public's Help Sought in Hammond Garage Burglaries

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In Hammond, police are asking for the public's help in identifying a vehicle and two suspects in connection to five garage burglaries over the last three weeks. Lt. Richard Hoyda says a majority the burglaries have occurred between the hours...

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Pence: I'm Open to Full State Replacement Revenue for SB 1

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence says he believes that reform of the business personal property tax will mean jobs for Hoosiers. Governor Pence today meet with mayors from across the state and issued a statement saying he has informed legislative leaders that...

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INDOT: Slow Down for Pothole Patching Work

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Drivers need to be alert and slow down approaching areas of mobile pothole patching operations underway throughout Northwest Indiana.  INDOT cautious drivers to watch out for crews on the roadway and to be cautious allowing plenty of room and to...

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Plastic Micro Beads in Products Harmful to Environment

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Certain products in the beauty aisle are now being targeted for their potentially harmful environmental impact. ABC News reports they're in more than 100 personal care products, alphy hydroxy and exfoliating beads. Certain brands of facial scrub, soap and toothpaste...

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Valpo Chief of Police Awarded Sagamore of the Wabash

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The Valparaiso Police Department announced today that Chief Michael Brickner was recently awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash Award. The Sagamore of the Wabash Award is one of the highest honors which the...

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Several Reports of Frozen Pipes in Highland

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Single digit temperatures and below zero wind chills are taking its toll on pipes. Highland Police report several residents have contacted Public Works reporting frozen pipes due to the severe cold. Authorities encourage residents to leave a faucet on a...

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Illinois Treasurer Accused of Sexual Harassment

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An Illinois Republican candidate for governor is being accused of sexual harassment. ABC News reports a federal complaint has been filed on behalf of a former employee of Treasurer Dan Rutherford. The man's lawyer Christine Svenson says at least twice...

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