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Indiana OUCC Says Protect Your Pipes

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The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) wants Hoosiers to remember to protect their pipes when temps plummet. Here's the information they're getting out:
Cold weather can cause serious plumbing problems if you don’t take proper precautions. Water pipes...

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Committee Approves 'Merry Christmas Bill'

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The “Merry Christmas” bill proposed by an Indiana state lawmaker is headed to the full Senate. Charlestown Republican Jim Smith says Christmas is under attack "in a way that no other cultural traditions are," and his measure is meant to...

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Indiana Marriage Amendment Heads to House Floor

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An Indiana House panel has sent the proposed marriage amendment to the House floor. Following about four hours of testimony, the Republican-led House Elections Committee Wednesday voted along party lines, 9-to-3, to approve House Joint Resolution 3 and its companion...

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Dangerous Wind Chills Return to Region

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Dangerously cold wind chills have returned to the Region.  Forecasters say arctic air in the area is bringing another blast of sub-zero temperatures, with wind chills to about 20 to 30 below.  Officials say frostbite and hypothermia can occur in...

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Court Hearing for Fatal Purdue Shooting

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A court hearing is scheduled today (Thursday) for the Purdue University teaching assistant who allegedly shot and killed a fellow teaching assistant on the West Lafayette campus Tuesday. A memorial service was held last night for 21-year-old Andrew Boldt in...

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Senator Coats Holds Press Conference in Valparaiso

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Picking up on the frustrations Americans are feeling with Congress' lack of "constructive progress," Indiana Senator Dan Coats (above photo) presented his "Roadmap for 2014" before a packed Council Chambers at the Valparaiso City Hall on Wednesday afternoon. 
 
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Porter County Fair Concert Line-up Announced

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Porter County Fair, Board of Directors is thrilled to announce the concert line-up for the 2014 Fair.

Friday, July 18 – Country Music Superstar – Jake Owen. (ACA Breakthrough Artist of the Year) #1 singles ‘Barefoot Blue Jean Night’, ‘Alone...

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Proposal to Raise Indiana's Minimum Wage Rejected

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  INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana House Republicans on Tuesday rejected a proposal from State Rep. Shelli VanDenburgh (D-Crown Point) that would have increased the minimum wage for Hoosier workers and investigated ways to provide greater pay equity between working men and...

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5% Decrease in Overall Crime in Hammond in 2013

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The City of Hammond saw a five-percent decrease in overall crime from 2012 to 2013. Police Chief Brian Miller attributed the decrease as the direct result of hard work by his patrol officers and detectives. The number of burglaries dropped...

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Boil Order in Griffith Lifted, Samples Tested Satisfactory

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In Griffith, the Department of Public Works reports the boil order has been lifted and is no longer in effect for residents and businesses located south of Main Street. Officials report all water samples have tested satisfactory and they thank...

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Winter WX/Wind Chill Advisory Issued for NWI

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of northwest Indiana effective now until 4am CST Thursday. Northwest winds gusting up to 35 miles per hour may create blowing and drifting snow which may...

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Government Wants to Improve Child Safety Seats

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The government wants to improve child car safety seats and how well they provide side impact protection. ABC News reports the government thinks the new child seat child side crash standards will help make good seats even better and estimate...

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14 Year Old Girl Charged with Murder of 11 Year Old Girl

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A 14-year-old suburban Chicago girl is charged in the stabbing death of an 11-year-old girl.  ABC News reports the Lake County Illinois Coroner's Office says the girl was stabbed more than 30 times in the neck, and had slashes on...

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Temporary Site Closures at National Lakeshore

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Three sites within the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore may experience brief, temporary closures this winter. Officials report West beach, Tolleston Dunes and Cowles Bog may be closed on a few weekdays afternoons, between January 27 th and March 31 st ...

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Spinout Partially Blocking Inside Lane SB I-65 @ Ridge Rd.

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Drivers are being reminded by INDOT that Region roads are slick in some areas and to drive with extra caution.  Traffic heading southbound on Interstate 65 approaching the Ridge Rd./US-HWY 6 exit will need to merge over into the right...

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LaPorte Police Seek Help to Find Wanted Man

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In LaPorte, police report they are searching for a 26 year old man wanted on a warrant for felony failure to appear for receiving stolen property. Demetrius Echols is described as a black male, 5'11”,...

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Road Delays in Munster in 500/600 Block of Fisher

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On Thursday, 1/23/14, between 7am and noon in the 500/600 block of Fisher (between Manor and Harrison area),  there will be flaggers on roadway due to the installation of a new generator.  Expect delays.  If possible, choose alternate route....

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MC PD Warning of Door-to-Door Meat/Seafood Scams

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The Michigan City Police Department is warning the citizens of LaPorte County of complaints they have received regarding door-to-door meat or seafood sellers. Police report the sellers have allegedly made misleading or false statements to prospective customers and that they...

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Break-in Reported at Cell Phone Store in Portage

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Police in Portage say two suspects got away with at least four-thousand dollars worth of new and used cell phones in a break-in just before midnight Tuesday night at ABC Mobile in the 63-hundred block of Central Avenue. There was...

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Lockdown Lifted at University of Oklahoma

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The University of Oklahoma was in lockdown late this morning following a report of shots fired at Gould Hall on campus. ABC News reports it seems to have been a false alarm....

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