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Patients Ring Special Brass Bell to Mark End of Cancer Treatments

  In Munster, the sound of a brass bell has a very special meaning in the halls of the Franciscan Health Infusion Center at the Cancer Center on Superior Avenue. Purchased using donations to the Franciscan Health Foundation, it’s rung by patients the day of their final cancer treatments. Director of Outpatient Services Gail Blackburn […]

Dangerous Heat in Region Forecast

A dangerous heat wave will affect millions of Americans across the Plains and the Midwest this week. The National Weather Service reports 30-million people across several states including Indiana will be under heat advisories. Parts of the central and southern Plains, the mid-Mississippi Valley, and the mid-South will see highs in the upper 90s to […]

Hoosiers Can Now Schedule COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments for Children through Age 5 at State Website

The Indiana Department of Health today announced the public can now schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments for children through age 5 by visiting www.ourshot.in.gov . The state health department has updated its online map to show sites that are offering vaccines for this age group. Appointments are recommended due to vaccine and provider availability. Individuals also […]

Region Weather History: June 1977 Tornadoes

We haven’t seen much rain in the Region lately, though we could see scattered showers and storms today and during the holiday weekend. The National Weather Service also says it’s possible one or two storms could become strong or briefly severe this afternoon. It was 45 years ago yesterday, on June 30, 1977, that tornadoes […]

UCLA and USC to Join Big 10

UCLA and USC are officially leaving the Pac-12 for the Big 10. Both schools confirmed the move late Thursday. The schools will officially join the conference in 2024, with the realignment applying to all sports. USC released a statement saying the move would be effective August 2nd, 2024 so that both universities in California could […]


Ribbon Cutting for New Valparaiso Boys and Girls Club

  In Valparaiso, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana celebrated a ribbon cutting for the new Valpo Boys and Girls Club Wednesday after raising capital funds for the project for nearly three years. The new facility on Evans Avenue across from Fairgrounds Park opened in early June. A news release says the campaign […]

Crown Point Fire Rescue Shares Safety Tips Ahead of Fourth of July

Crown Point Fire Rescue is reminding residents of fireworks safety tips ahead of the Fourth of July weekend. In considering the dry conditions in the area recently, officials say fireworks can not only cause serious injury, they can also spark fires. A news release from Crown Point Fire Rescue said in 2021, 11,500 people were […]

Latest Drought Map Shows Abnormally Dry Conditions Expand Across Region, State

In the latest USDA Drought Monitor issued today Thursday June 30, Northwest Indiana and most of the state are now considered Abnormally Dry. Locally only a small sliver across northern LaPorte County remains designated as normal. Moderate Drought has also expanded in west central Indiana including Benton and Tippecanoe counties, as well as a stretch […]

Fireball Seen Over Indiana

A meteor lit up the early morning sky over Indiana yesterday morning. The American Meteor Society says they received reports of a fireball seen over Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio around 2:17 am Eastern Wednesday. Several people especially across central Indiana said they saw it. There were also sightings reported in the Chicago area. Here […]

Elevated Fire Risk, Air Quality Action Day in the Region

The National Weather Service says there’s an elevated fire risk in Northwest Indiana today, Thursday June 30, 2022. In a Special Weather Statement, meteorologists said, “The combination of gusty winds, low relative humidity,warm temperatures, and dry fuels will result in an increased risk of fire spread. Consider postponing planned outdoor burning and take extra precaution […]