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Several Inches of Snow Possible in Region

The National Weather Service in Chicago says it could be a very snowy Monday morning in the Region, starting overnight and continuing into the rush hour. Meteorologists say another in a series of Alberta Clippers will move across the area tonight into Monday morning, bringing snow over northwest Indiana, possibly three to five inches, with localized higher amounts possible across northern Lake and Porter counties, and in La Porte County. The National Weather Service Northern Indiana office...

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Fatal Accident on Borman Expressway

Indiana State Police Lowell Post say in Gary, Saturday, February 2nd, Sergeant Alan Jamerson responded to a crash where a husband and wife who had crashed their vehicle earlier were hit while standing outside their car, and the woman suffered fatal injuries.

Preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 10:20 a.m., a 2009 Honda Civic, driven by a 28-year-old Schaumburg, Illinois, man was east bound on I-80 in the right center lane (four lanes of traffic) when he lost control of his...

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Motorists Feeling the Pinch at the Pumps

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Rising crude oil prices, decreased gas supplies, and area refinery issues are being labeled as reasons contributing to the jump in gas prices. Triple-A Director of Public Affairs Beth Mosher says we have seen the highest start to the month of February for gas prices ever. Mosher says due to the unusual jumps in prices, we may see some relief, but not extended relief, as prices are expected to rise as we get closer to Spring. Mosher says it is hard to tell where gas prices are going to go, but...

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Six Vehicle Crash Leaves Ten Injured in Calumet City

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A six-vehicle crash in Calumet City left ten people injured, two critically, and traffic was shutdown for several hours. The Times reports the incidents occurred around 1:45 Friday afternoon on Wentworth Avenue, near River Oaks Drive, beginning with a vehicle rear-ending another, which caused a chain-reaction of crashes. Published reports say the names of those injured have not been released, but say all are adults, and alcohol is not believed to be a factor. The...

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Robbins Back in Custody After Mistaken Release

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The manhunt for a convicted murdered who was accidentally allowed to go free is over. Published reports say 44-year-old Steven Robbins was taken into custody without incident Friday night in Kankakee, Illinois, due to various leads provided to authorities. Robbins was serving a 60-year sentence in Indiana for murder, and was brought to the Cook County courthouse for a hearing on unrelated charges occurred, but instead of being returned to the prison in Michigan City he...

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Sauk Village Man's Death Ruled a Homicide

A 44 year old Sauk Village, Illinois, man was killed after sustaining a gun-shot wound to the chest. The Lake County Coroner's Office reports Brian Brabch was pronounced dead at 4:44 Friday afternoon at St. Margaret Mercy Hospital in Dyer. The Coroner's Office reports the incident occurred at the home of the deceased, and the death has been ruled a homicide.
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Cedar Lake FD: Stay Off Cedar Lake, Ice Not Safe

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The Cedar Lake Fire Department is asking residents to stay off Cedar Lake as the ice is not safe. Chief Todd Wilkening says the weather just has not been cold enough for long enough, which can put the safety of those on the ice at risk, as well as responders who would be called out in case an incident occurs. Chief Wilkening says while they have not had an incident yet this winter, police have been called out a few of times to get people off the lake, due to thin-ice conditions, and there was...

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Go Red for Women

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Today is National Go Red for Women Day.... a Valpo Goes Red for Women event was held at Valparaiso University this morning... to recognize women's fight against heart disease... A separate Go Red for Women Day event for the city of Gary and Lake County is being planned for this spring.
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Severe Arm Injury for Man Caught in Conveyor Belt

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A man was airlifted to South Bend Memorial Hospital just before 11:30 this morning for a severe injury to his left arm, which had been caught in a conveyor belt. Portage Fire Chief Tom Fieffer says they were dispatched just before 10 this morning to Frick Services, in the eight-hundred block of Sun Drive, at the Port of Indiana, for a report of a man trapped in a fertilizer elevator. Chief Fieffer says they had to extricate the man, whose name has not yet been...

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Michigan City Man Gets 20 Years for Felony Robbery

A Michigan City man was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for his guilty plea to felony robbery. The LaPorte County Prosecuting Attorney's Office reports Randy Winters admitted that on or about June 24th, of 2011, he knowingly or intentionally took car keys and cigarettes from a man while armed with a gun. Authorities say aggravating factors, like the victim suffering a broken nose in the incident, and Winters extensive criminal history, helped to contribute to the maximum sentence.
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