The committee determined that most commercial airplanes can tolerate radio interference form portable electronic devices. ...
October has been a bad month for home break-ins in unincorporated Porter County. The Porter County Sheriff's Office reports a break-in Wednesday in Jackson Township was the 18th reported incident. The Sheriff's Office reports they will be stepping up patrols in the areas affected. Most of the incidents have reportedly occurred during the work day hours....
“While temperatures can be unpredictable, payment assistance programs help provide our customers experiencing financial difficulties with a sense of security,” said NIPSCO Customer Service Manager Kim Broader, who oversees the utility’s energy assistance programs. “We are fortunate to have great partnerships with local agencies across northern Indiana, such as the Salvation Army and township trustees, to help connect those customers with assistance programs.”
Households experiencing financial difficulties may call NIPSCO’s Customer Care Center, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT, to learn about available assistance options, including:
· Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Program: LIHEAP support is available to households falling within 150 percent of federal poverty guidelines. Between December 1 and March 15, Indiana natural gas utilities do not disconnect service to customers enrolled in LIHEAP who are behind on their bills.
· NIPSCO Customer Assistance for Residential Energy (CARE) Discount Program: The NIPSCO CARE Discount Program is designed to provide further bill reductions to LIHEAP-eligible customers. Once enrolled in LIHEAP, customers are automatically enrolled in the program.
· NIPSCO Hardship Program: For customers just outside the federal poverty guidelines for LIHEAP, the NIPSCO Hardship Program offers up to $200 in gas bill assistance to households between 151-200 percent of the federal poverty level.
Eligibility information and a listing of agencies that help administer assistance programs can be found at www.NIPSCO.com/PaymentAssistance. Customers are encouraged to contact the agency for a complete list of required documentation ahead of visiting in person. A full list of programs available to NIPSCO customers to help manage energy use can be found at NIPSCO.com/SaveEnergy....
The town of Griffith today announced that due to the weather, the road work on West Main Street between Cline Avenue and Ernest Avenue will be postponed until Friday, November 1, beginning at 7 am. West Main Street will remain open to vehicular traffic and all property owners and businesses will have access to their properties. Lindberg, Raymond and Ernest Avenues will be closed to traffic at their West Main intersections. Questions can be directed to Griffith Public Works at 219-924-3838....
This Saturday, November 2nd, The Kouts Music Boosters are serving a delicious ham and turkey dinner
at the Kouts School cafeteria from 4pm-8pm.
The proceeds of this event will benefit the Kouts Middle and High School Band, Choir, and Music program.
Tickets can be purchased at the door, also from any band/choir member or the Kouts school office at 219-766-2231.
For more information, listen to Today's 219 or click online and listen to the interview
with Kouts Music Boosters President, Sandi Birky at News Audio On Demand here on our website.
Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Chicago say a mild but rainy Halloween is in store for the area. Some areas, generally south of a LaSalle to Chicago line, saw 1 to locally over two inches of rain overnight, and the potential remains for additional locally heavy rainfall today across the same general area. Heavy rainfall will cause minor flooding of low lying and poorly drained areas, as well as some street flooding. Meteorologists say thunderstorms are possible this afternoon, mainly south of Chicago, and an isolated severe storm is possible with gusty winds. Rain is expected to taper off and end from west to east this evening, behind a cold front, but this afternoon temps are expected to stay in the 60s before talling into the 50s by early evening. [Image/National Weather Service Chicago]
Chicago National Weather Service website: http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lot/...
Family members of those who died on American Eagle Flight 4184 will gather at the site this afternoon as they've done for years to mark the anniversary of the crash. Sixty-eight people were killed 19 years ago when the plane traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago encountered icing conditions during a cold, rainy afternoon October 31st, 1994, and crashed into a Newton County soybean field near Roselawn. [Photo/provided]
Pat Hansen, whose brother Frank Sheridan perished on the flight, says the public is invited to join family in paying their respects at the roadside memorial. "If you're driving the street, feel free to stop by. Pray with us, remember. We share good memories, we share painful ones sometimes, but it really is a very from-the-heart sharing," Hansen told the Region News Team. Hansen also says they're in the process of trying to do some fundraising to have a permanent memorial. They'll be gathering at 3:30 this afternoon (Central Time), and Hansen says at 4:07 pm, the time the plane crashed, they'll hold a moment of silence.
Click here for more information and directions: http://flight4184.weebly.com/...
Halloween – in November? That's what's happening in a number of Hoosier cities and towns, including some in the Region.
The following are all this evening Oct 31, except where indicated. Hours are subject to change due to expected showers and storms this evening. Check with your local city or town center and not local police.
Lake County (unincorporated) Same as city or town of your address
Porter County (unincorporated) 5:30-7:30pm * Sheriff David Lain says the hours will NOT be moved
Burns Harbor 5:30-7:30pm
Cedar Lake 5-7pm
Crown Point (new hours, now Friday 5-7pm)
East Chicago 4-6pm
Lake Station 4:30-7:30pm
LaPorte 6-8pm (Moved to Friday)
Michigan City 5-7pm
New Chicago 5-7pm
Portage ( NEW DATE -- Friday 5:30-7:30pm)
Also moved to Friday, Nov 1, the Downtown Business District in Portage along Central Avenue will be open for Trick-or-Treating from 3:30pm - 5pm. Businesses who are participating will have a sign in their window/door. Regular Trick-or-Treat hours for the whole community will be from 5:30pm - 7:30pm that same evening. The Portage Fire Department will be out on Halloween handing out 3,200 glow sticks to your children. The glow sticks were donated by Portage Firefighters Local 3151 and Porter Regional Hospital
Southlake Mall 5-7pm
St. John 5-7pm
Winfield (MOVED to Friday 5-7pm)
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