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Many Major New Laws Taking Effect in Indiana

Several new state laws take effect today (July 1 st) in Indiana. Some high-profile pieces of legislation on that list include...
  • House Bill 1006, described by its author as the largest comprehensive criminal justice reform in Indiana since the
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Request Filed for Munster Same-Sex Couple

An emergency request has been filed on behalf of two Lake County women, asking that their same-sex marriage continue to be recognized by the state while the courts continue to debate Indiana's prohibition of gay marriage. In May, a federal...

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Thousands Without Power Following Storms

Tens of thousands of people across northwest Indiana are without power this morning following two rounds of severe storms Monday night.  Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) was reporting over 80-thousand customers without electriciity at about 5 am Central Time,...

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Announcement from Merrillville Community Schools

Due to a power outage, Merrillville High School summer school is canceled today (Tuesday July 1).  Fieler Elementary still has power and still has summer school today, but school officials say Merrillville High School has no power, so summer school...

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Violent Gaming Makes Players Sensitive to Moral Codes

Despite what parents, teachers and scientists have suspected, violent gaming may not be bad for your kids. ABC News reports the latest research on violent video games shoots down the conclusions of previous studies. The new study found shoot-em-ups may...

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Severe T-Storm and Flash Flood Watch in Effect

Thunderstorms shifting east from Iowa are expected to arrive in northwest Indiana this evening (Monday) and will be capable of producing torrential rainfall, with two-to-three inches of rain possible by early tomorrow morning. The National Weather Service in Chicago has...

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Munster Community Hospital's New Addition Opens Tuesday

In Munster, Community Hospital's new addition opens tomorrow. The 34-million dollar expansion called Parkview Tower features a family birthing center and intermediate care unit private rooms, and, on a clear day, a view of the Chicago skyline from the north-facing...

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Highland PD Reminding Residents of Curfew Hours

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In Highland, police are reiterating the town's curfew ordinance now that summer is here and in light of the approaching 4 thof July holiday. Police report children 15-through-17 years of age are not allowed to be in a public...

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 9pm CDT for NWI

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for northwest Indiana until 9pm CDT....

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OUCC Offers Steps to Help Save You Water and Money

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July is “Smart Irrigation Month” and the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, or OUCC, is offering tips to help Hoosiers save money and water this summer. Officials with the OUCC report that in many cases, more than 30 percent...

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