INDOT July 4th Roadwork Moratorium

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The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a road work moratorium beginning at about noon today (Thursday, July 3rd) until the morning hours of Monday, July 7th for the 4th of July weekend.  Wherever possible, INDOT says road restrictions will be...

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Fire Truck Rolls Over With Firefighter Inside

A northwest Indiana firefighter escapes injury when the truck he was operating tips and overturns on rain-soaked ground. The Times today says the vehicle was coming to a stop at the edge of a gravel shoulder along US 35 Tuesday...

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US 30 at Taft Open, Remains 4-Way Stop for Now


INDOT crews are testing the traffic signal at US 30 and Taft Street (State Road 55) this morning. US 30 at Taft is open once again but remains a 4-way stop, and INDOT reports it will likely remain a 4-way stop...

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Hammond School Supt Reportedly Critical


The Superintendent of the School City of Hammond reportedly remains in critical condition from injuries police say he suffered during a break-in at his home earlier this week. Hammond Police Lt. Richard Hoyda told the Region News Team 67-year-old Dr....

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Valpo PD Reminds Residents of City Fireworks Law

The Valparaiso Police Department wants residents to know the City of Valparaiso has a fireworks ordinance that will be enforced during the upcoming July 4 thweekend. Here are the specifics:

Article 2: Discharging of fireworks is prohibited with the...

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2 NW Ind Tornadoes, Another Travels Into Lake Co


Eight total tornadoes have now been confirmed within the National Weather Service Chicago County Warning Area, all embedded within severe winds, including two in northwest Indiana and one that traveled into the Region Monday night. One of the local twisters...

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Repairs Continue, Many Remain Without Power

Northern Indiana Public Service Company now estimates a total of 128-thousand customers were affected by Monday night's storms. The number of outages is down to about 15-thousand this morning. NIPSCO crews have been working around the clock to repair extensive...

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Gary Homicide Victim Identified

A man found dead in Gary Wednesday morning has been identified. The Lake County Coroners office says 19-year-old Jaquan Strong of Gary suffered a fatal gunshot wound, and his death was ruled a homicide. Gary Police were dispatched to the...

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Most of US 30 Reopens Except at SR 55/Taft


The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) says most of the overnight work that had about a ten-mile stretch of US 30 closed between Merrillville and Schererville was able to be completed sooner than anticipated.  INDOT Wednesday announced  U.S. 30 between...

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Family Day Celebrated at Indiana State Prison

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Families of staff members at Indiana State Prison in Michigan City enjoyed a carnival-style picnic today. Prison officials report approximately 600 people attended “Family Day”, where a picnic lunch, games for children, tours of...

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