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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

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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

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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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Purdue University Opens NW Indiana Engagement Office

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Purdue University announced today that university administrator Timothy Sanders on Tuesday assumed a new role as Director of Purdue's newly established Northwest Indiana Engagement Office. Sanders' responsibilities will include building contacts with businesses, industry,...

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LaPorte County Storm Survey Results

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Damage assessment results from northwest Indiana by the National Weather Service in Chicago have been posted for LaPorte County. National Weather Service survey crews report corn was flattened and an outbuilding was destroyed about two-miles north of Kingsbury on U-S...

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An App for Gridlock

Today is the official start of the Independence Day holiday travel rush and the forecast: hot and crowded. ABC News reports AAA forecasts a surge on the roads, 34 million people driving this Independence day weekend, just as highway crews...

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Help the Red Cross Prevent a Summer Blood Shortage

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In order to prevent a summer blood shortage, the American Red Cross is urging eligible blood donors to roll up their sleeve and give the gift of life. Indiana-Ohio Red Cross Communication Manager Vince Robinson told the Region News Team...

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