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INDOT Worker Injured When Bucket Truck Tips Over

INDOT TRUCK TIP OVER
(Photo Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post)
The right lane of I-65, just south of the Crown Point exit, was closed for about two-hours this afternoon to upright a bucket truck that tipped over, injuring one INDOT worker. Indiana State Police Lowell Post report a preliminary investigation revealed two workers were inside the lifted bucket, attempting to repair a large roadway sign on the right outer shoulder, when truck tipped over just before 12:30pm. A 31 year old INDOT worker from Westville sustained a broken leg and was transported to Saint Anthony's Hospital in Crown Point. No other injuries were reported, and all lanes were reopened just before 2:30pm.
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Stop and Go Traffic NB I-65 Between SR-2 and US-231

NB I-65 crash 06-03-13
Traffic backing up northbound I-65 from the on-ramp to northbound I-65 from State Road 2, Lowell exit.
Drivers can still expect stop and go conditions and an up to 20-minute delay all lanes northbound I-65 between State Road 2 (Lowell exit) and US-231 (Crown Point exit) due to an earlier crash that occurred near the 240 mile marker.  The crash has since been cleared away but the backup remains.
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LaPorte PD Thank City Park Staff for Finding Lost Wallet

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Police in LaPorte are commending city employees who worked to get a Minnesota man his lost wallet back during this weekend's boat races. Authorities report City of LaPorte Park Department employees found the wallet near a trash can at Stone Lake Beach Sunday morning, and turned it into police, who were successful in reuniting the wallet with the owner.
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Lawsuit Filed Against Former Furniture Store at S Lake Mall

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INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office filed a lawsuit against Selectionals furniture store for closing its doors after collecting more than $22,000 from customers.
Zoeller said the lawsuit was filed in Lake County against Carly E. Borrero doing business as Selectionals. The Attorney General’s Office received 22 complaints from consumers who made payments ranging from $220 to $2,954, but never received the promised furniture or refunds.
“In this case, customers didn’t realize they would not receive their furniture until the store had already closed its doors,” Zoeller said. “The Attorney General’s office is committed to holding businesses accountable for ripping off customers and will diligently pursue restitution to help make these consumers whole again.”
The store was formerly located at 2133 Southlake Mall in Merrillville and had collected money from customers since at least October 2012.
One additional consumer reported receiving her dinette set about two weeks after the scheduled delivery, but the set had a defective chair. According to the lawsuit, the company promised to fix the chair but failed to do so.
The state seeks an injunction, consumer restitution, civil penalties and attorney’s fees for violating the Deceptive Consumer Sales Act. Zoeller thanked Deputy Attorney General Mark Snodgrass for his work on the case and his dedication to the Consumer Protection Division.
Anyone who feels ripped off can file a complaint with the Attorney General’s office by visiting www.IndianaConsumer.com or by calling 1-800-382-5516.
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US Supreme Court OKs DNA Swab

The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of police collecting certain types of evidence. The sweeping, 5-to-4 ruling says it is reasonable for police to take DNA samples, just as they collect fingerprints during the booking process. ABC News reports a Maryland man arrested for assault, then tied to a rape, sued, saying a DNA cheek swab invaded his privacy. Conservative Justice Antonin Scalia joined with three liberals in dissent, writing that police should not be able to collect broad evidence on a suspect, before they believe he's committed a specific crime. The ruling also clears the way for law enforcement to establish a national DNA database.
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State Launches New Healthcare Tool

State Launches New Healthcare Tool
Governor Mike Pence joins representatives from Castlight Health, Indiana University, Cummins, Anthem and the Indiana State Personnel Department to discuss and sign up for Castlight. [Photo provided]
This morning, Indiana Governor Mike Pence launched a new healthcare transparency tool, Castlight Health. “Indiana is leading the charge in providing tools to state employees to educate them about being informed healthcare consumers,” said Governor Pence. “Whether the focus is cost or quality, our employees are now more empowered than ever to save money and provide for their families’ medical needs by using Castlight.”
Castlight Health is a searchable database that enables self-insured employers and their employees to take control of health care costs and improve care. It provides cost estimates and quality ratings for doctors and procedures, while also educating employees about compliance for chronic health care conditions.
“Both businesses and governmental bodies continue to be stifled by the high cost of medical care in the United States,” said Giovanni Colella, M.D., co-founder and CEO, Castlight Health. “As the first state to introduce health care transparency into its workforce, the State of Indiana is taking an important leap forward by empowering employees with the information they need to make more informed, cost-effective health care decisions. Indiana was an early pioneer in the transparency movement and we believe their success will become the model for entities committed to improving health care outcomes, while better controlling costs.”
This initiative has taken more than a year to complete and involved a coordinated effort from the state, Castlight Health and Anthem, the state’s medical insurance provider.
Other large self-insured employers from around the state have already launched or are preparing to launch Castlight Health to their employees. These include Cummins and Indiana University, whose senior leadership joined the Governor this morning to celebrate the launch.
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Body in EC Canal Identified

Officials say the discovery of a body in a canal in East Chicago is being investigated as a possible drowning, but results of today's autopsy are still pending. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement is investigating because the body was found in an Indiana waterway, part of the Little Calumet River that flows under Indianapolis Boulevard in the 55-hundred block. East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker says his department responded shortly before 6pm Sunday.  Indiana Conservation Officers say the body has been identified as 41-year-old Javier Pena of East Chicago, who was llast seen on May 29.
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Gas Prices Up in Region

Prices at the pump have jumped recently in the Region, and Triple-A Chicago spokesperson Beth Mosher says it goes back to refinery issues that have been ongoing since about late winter/early spring. In the Gary Metropolitan area, the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded has jumped nearly twenty-cents in the past week alone, according to the Triple-A Daily Fuel Gauge Report. Mosher says there's just no way to really predict if prices have topped out for the season.  To hear more of our interview with Beth Mosher visit News Audio on Demand here at our website.
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Alleged Exposure Incidents in Parking Lot

In Valparaiso, police are investigating alleged acts of indecent exposure in the Target parking lot. Police say they received two reports of a male subject driving through the lot and exposing himself to female subjects shortly after 4-o'clock Friday afternoon. Police say the suspect vehicle was described as a gold older model Chevy Cavalier with an Indiana license plate.
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146 Vehicles Stopped in La Porte Checkpoint

Nearly 150 vehicles were stopped in a sobriety checkpoint coordinated by the La Porte County DUI Task Force Saturday night on State Road 2, for westbound traffic, west of Andrew Avenue in La Porte. According to results released today , one set of field sobriety tests and one portable breath test were administered, with warnings issued for drivers license and vehicle registration violations, and one seatbelt citation written. At about the same time one officer from the La Porte City Police Department and one deputy from the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office conducted saturation/roving patrols, resulting in 23 traffic stops, 23 warnings and 6 citations for various offenses.
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