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Heavy Rain Falls in Short Amount of time in Valparaiso

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Dr. Bart Wolf, Professor of Meteorology at Valparaiso University
Scattered thunderstorms raked through parts of the Region shortly after the noon hour concentrating heavy rainfall in the Valparaiso area.  Dr. Bart Wolf, Professor of Meteorology at Valparaiso University exactly how...

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HP Recalling Over Five Million Laptops

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Millions of computer users are being warned to stop because their laptop could catch fire. ABC News reports Hewlett-Packard is recalling the power cord for more than five million laptops because they can overheat and potentially catch fire. The Consumer...

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Valpo Working to Reopen Storm Damaged Bridges

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In Valparaiso, the city is working to repair two bridge and culvert crossings damaged by storms last week that dropped five-point-seven inches of rain in 12 hours. City Engineering Director Tim Burkman told the Region News Team that at the...

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Some Traffic Lights Out in Valpo Due to Power Outage

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NIPSCO reporting over 12-hundred customers in Valparaiso are without power this morning (Tuesday). According to their outage map, a cause for the outage has not been determined, but power is estimated to be restored by 11:30am. As the result of...

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Five Vehicles Damaged in LaPorte by Kids on Bikes

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Police in LaPorte are seeking the public's help to locate two juveniles in connection to the vandalism of several vehicles on Sunday afternoon. LaPorte Police report the incident took place just before 1pm, in the 500 and 600 blocks of...

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Wanted LaPorte Man Arrested Monday

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A 27 year old LaPorte man listed last week as the LaPorte Police Department's “Wanted Person of the Week” is now in custody. LaPorte Police report Matthew Martinez was arrested on Monday on...

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How to Be Prepared for Disasters

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When it comes down to it, residents of Lake County are prepared for disasters according to Lake County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Jodi Ricmond. Richmond, during a recent Region News Makers interview, says people respond they way they...

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Severe T-Storm Warning for Central LaPorte Co

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A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for central LaPorte County until 9am CDT. 60 mile per hour wind gusts and penny size hail is reportedly associated with this storm....

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Chesterton Town Council Approves New Fire Chief

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The Town of Chesterton has a new fire chief. The Times reports Interim Fire Chief John Jarka was sworn-in after being unanimously approved for the position during Monday night's Town Council meeting. According to the article, Jarka, who has served...

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Family Concern Counseling Gets Community Fund Grant

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(L-R)  Family Concern Counseling Executive Director David Bauer
accepted the Community Fund grant check from Porter County
Community Foundation Vice President of Development Bill Higbie.)
The Porter County Community Foundation recently presented Family...

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Portion of Sturdy Road in Valpo Closed

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In Valparaiso, officials report a portion of Sturdy Road will be closed today. Sturdy Road between Beech Street and Wood Street will be closed from 8:30am through 3pm as crews will be replacing a storm line....

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APS Concerned About Calls Being Made in Their Name

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The Better Business Bureau serving Northern Indiana reports consumers are receiving calls from Adult Protective Services, the problem though is that the calls are not actually coming from the APS. The BBB reports a person states they are with APS...

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Indiana Ranks 46th in Nation for Women's Equality

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Today is Women's Equality Day and a leading personal finance social network finds that Indiana ranks 46 th in the nation when it comes to gender-base disparities. WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2014's Best and Worst States for Women's...

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Appeals Court to Hear Same Sex Marriages Cases Today

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Another appeal court hears twin same sex marriage cases, this time bans in Wisconsin and Indiana. That same court made an exception for one couple, and that is encouraging all gay couples in this case. ABC News reports the Seventh...

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Gary City Council Approves New Women's Shelter

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Homeless women and women in transition will soon have a new women's shelter to call home, thanks to the Gary City Council revisiting a proposed shelter.  According to the Times, even though Rebuilding the Breach Ministries, which operates a mens...

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Popular Region Attractions to get National TV Audience

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A popular cable reality TV Show visited northwest Indiana last week.  Ken Kosky, Promotions Director of Indiana Dunes Tourism says TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," spent last Thursday filming in Porter County. 
While not all of the family was present...

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Tuesday WEBINAR on Freight Planning in the Region

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Northwest Indiana is geographically gifted.  It stands right at the crossroads of the nation's transportation hub, sending freight across the country and the world via trucks, trains, ships and planes.  At 10 o'clock Tuesday morning a WEBINAR sponsored by South...

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Fire Destroys Vacant Building in East Chicago Monday

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Fire officials in East Chicago are investigating a blaze that raced thru a vacant building near the intersection of Chicago and Tod Avenues Monday afternoon.  The Times is reporting at around 3 o'clock upon leaving...

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Police: Same Vehicle Involved in 2 Hit and Run Accidents

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La Porte Police say the same vehicle was involved in two hit-and-run accidents early Friday morning.  No injuries were reported but reports say the same vehicle struck a parked a red Honda Civic parked in the 100 block of Grove...

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Expansion Could Move Ahead/New Aiport Manager Named

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The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority board got down to business Monday, possibly clearing an obstacle that has been delaying runway expansion and appointing a new airport manager.  The Times is reporting that the airport authority brought forth evidence that the...

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