Headless Santa Statue in Valpo Frozen to the Ground

headless santa

(Photo Courtesy of the Times)

An odd site... that we can also blame on the harsh Region winter... the headless giant statue of Santa standing and waving off of Campbell Street in Valparaiso. City officials say after public works crews...

Read more:


Another Round of Potholes Expected in NW Indiana

Indot Logo color

If you have been traveling on the roadways of northwest Indiana this month you may have noticed a number of potholes. INDOT spokesperson Matt Deitchley says dramatic temperature swings this month has lead to one of the worst outbreaks of...

Read more:


Fire at Business Office in Merrillville Under Investigation

A fire Wednesday night caused significant damage to a couple of business offices in Merrillville. Fire Chief Ed Yerga told the Region News Team they received the call at 7pm and spent about two-and-a-half hours at the scene. Chief Yerga...

Read more:


Philpot to Serve Remainder of Sentence in Re-Entry Program

The former Lake County Clerk and Lake County Coroner, Thomas Philpot, was recently transferred from a federal prison in Michigan to a residential re-entry program in Michigan City. According to the Times, Philpot will participate in the program through July...

Read more:


Man Shot After Physical Altercation in Dyer

Dyer PD

Two men were hospitalized Wednesday night with non-life threatening injuries, one of which sustained a gunshot wound. Dyer Police report they received a call after 10:30pm in reference to a shooting in the 200 block of Greiving Street. Upon arrival,...

Read more:


Indiana House Passes Business Tax Exemption

The Indiana House today approved a business tax exemption a lot of people are talking about.  State representatives have approved a measure that would give counties the option of exempting companies from paying the state's business personal property tax. The vote today (Thursday) was 63-to-33 in favor of House Bill 1001. Indiana Governor Mike Pence, who has asked lawmakers to phase out the business personal property tax, sent out a letter to all mayors in Indiana Wednesday saying he wanted to make sure a phase out of the tax would not “unduly burden local governments” and that he welcomed their feedback. Meanwhile, the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns has sent out a statement announcing a new coalition called “Replace Don't Erase” representing 16 statewide organizations seeking full replacement revenues in the event the business personal property tax is eliminated.

Read more:


Coats Encourages Precautions in Propane Shortage

Senator Dan Coats

Republican Indiana US Senator Dan Coats has joined other Hoosier lawmakers in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx urging the secretary to extend the current emergency exemption for motor carriers should the ongoing propane shortage...

Read more:


219: Fish Lake Ice Fishing Derby

The Fish Lake Property Owners Association will be holding the 42nd annual Ice Fishing Derby
on Saturday Feb 1st.

The event will run from 5am-4pm.
Registration will be open from 5-10am.
Breakfast and Lunch will be served at the American Legion Post 400.

Prizes will be awarded for the Largest Fish in each of nine (9) species categories.

For more information  listen to the 219 interview with Dave Kaufman from the Fish Lake Propery Owners Association
at News Audio On Demand on our webpage.

Fish Lake American Legion Post 400
302 Lakeside Dr
Walkerton, IN (mailing address)
Fish Lake is located between LaPorte and North Liberty on State Road 4.


Blowing Snow Causing Difficulties


Motorists have been encountering blowing show in open areas today, like US 6 and State Road 149 in the South Haven area and State Road 2 in the Lowell area.  Remember to keep your headlights on.  National Weather Service reports...

Read more:


Emergency Sewer Work in Crown Point

The Crown Point Board of Public Works and Safety has authorized emergency sewer repairs for a section of sewer in the area of Merrillville Road and East Porter Street. The Times reports sewage backed up into some surrounding homes after...

Read more:


Page 61 of 734


Laura-WLJE Scott-WLJE Brent-WLJE
Region News Team
Region News Team
Region News Team
Region News Team
Region News Team
Region News Team


Please update your Flash Player to view content.