Semi Driver Files False Report to Cover Up Drug Deal

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In Portage, police report an investigation by detectives into a reported shooting of a semi-tractor in the area of US 20 and Clem Road in Portage early this morning turned out to be false. Police report the driver of the semi admitted he...

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AUDIO: IDHS Severe WX Tips

IDHS Spokesperson John Erickson told the Region News Team the National Weather Service says the highest threat for severe weather will be late tomorrow morning through the afternoon hours for Northern and Central Indiana so monitor weather reports.  To hear...

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Report Finds 16% of Teachers are Chronically Absent

A simple way to improve public schools might be: make sure the teachers aren't playing hooky. ABC News says a new report shows one out of every 6 public school teachers misses more than three weeks of class. If a...

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Crash near 95th St. Closes the Outbound Dan Ryan


If you have a spouse, family member or friend you know who regularly commutes from Chicago via the Dan Ryan, you might want to tell them to take the Skyway home tonight instead. is reporting an EMS Plan 1...

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Transit Police Tresspass Citation Turns Physical

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A 23 year old Chicago man and his 18 year old girlfriend, formerly of Hobart, are in custody after the man fought with a NICTD officer Monday night. NICTD Transit Police report the man and his girlfriend were walking down...

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Severe Storms Possible Through Wednesday Evening

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Much of Indiana is at risk of seeing strong to severe thunderstorms through tomorrow evening, which is why the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is encouraging Hoosiers to be prepared and have a plan. The National Weather Service says the...

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ISP Announce New Twitter Initiative

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Indiana State Police announced today that 13 State Police Districts, including the Lowell Post, will now have a unique Twitter account to complement the existing statewide Twitter handle of @IndStatePolice. The local state police...

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Help Sought to Locate Man Charged with Explosive Device

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Authorities are seeking the public's help to locate a man charged for possession of an explosive device. The LaPorte County Sheriff's Office reports they were called to the 72-hundred block of County Road...

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Fighting Crime with SmartWater CSI

SmartWater CSI has arrived in the Midwest, here in the Region. From across the pond, the Porter County Sheriffs Department is only the second in the US, outside of Florida, to be part of this initiative developed in the...

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Brake and Clutch Supplier Consolidating to N Indiana

An industrial supplier that makes PTO, power take-off, clutches and brakes for lawn tractors, agricultural equipment and diesel engines is consolidating its operations in northern Illinois to northern Indiana, creating up to twenty new jobs by 2018. The Indiana Economic...

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