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Fatal Crash on I-65 Near Crown Point

Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post say a two-vehicle crash on I-65 about one-mile north of the Crown Point exit shortly before 10:30 Friday night has claimed the life of a 53-year-old Chicago woman and injured three other people....

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Tempur Sealy to Locate New Plant in Indiana

Tempur Sealy International, Inc., a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of mattresses, foundations, pillows and other products worldwide,has announced plans to locate a new manufacturing and distribution facility in central Indiana, creating up to 300 new jobs by 2015. The Lexington,...

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Cash 5 Winning Ticket Purchased in St. John

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Hoosier Lottery officials say a St. John man is the latest Hoosier to win big playing Cash 5 from the Hoosier Lottery.  Francis Ignowski won a $614,844 jackpot in Tuesday night's drawing, and he and his wife, Janice, traveled to...

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NWI Man Receives State's Highest Tourism Award

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Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann presented the Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership Award to W.F. "Bill" Wellman of Valparaiso during a ceremony Friday afternoon at the Indiana State Fair. The award, the highest tourism honor given by the state, is...

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Oregano Recalled Due to Possible Salmonella Risk

The US Food and Drug Administration says McCormick & Company out of Sparks, Maryland, is voluntarily recalling its McCormick® Ground Oregano, 0.75 oz bottle, UPC 0-523561-6 with code dates BEST BY AUG 21 16 H and AUG 22 16 H...

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New Dorm at Valparaiso University

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It's almost moving-in day at Valparaiso University's newest dormitory. Beacon Hall will be home-away-from home for nearly three-hundred sophomores when students get back to campus next week (Saturday Aug 23). Beacon Hall, at LaPorte Avenue and University Drive, with a...

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Lake County's First CNG Garbage Truck to be Unveiled

Lake County's first garbage truck powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) will be unveiled at a news conference Monday (August 18) in Hobart. Mayor Brian Snedecor and city officials along with representatives from BP Whiting Refinery, Indiana Department of Environmental...

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Collaboration Enters Second School Year

State school officials say the Indiana Department of Education and Gary Community School Corporation are beginning their second school year of extensive collaboration due to the Gary school district's “high risk” designation. The Department has assigned one person specifically to...

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Equipment Upgrades Underway for Gary PD, Fire, EMS

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson is sharing an update on the city's comprehensive approach to addressing crime announced a couple weeks ago, which included upgrading equipment for police, fire and emergency services. The mayor says the Gary Police Department has ordered...

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Homicide in Michigan City

In Michigan City, police say they're investigating a homicide. Shortly after 11-o'clock Friday night, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of North Calumet Avenue in Michigan City in reference to a person who'd been shot. Police say responding officers...

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