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LaPorte Police Seek Help to Find Wanted Man

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In LaPorte, police report they are searching for a 26 year old man wanted on a warrant for felony failure to appear for receiving stolen property. Demetrius Echols is described as a black male, 5'11”,...

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Road Delays in Munster in 500/600 Block of Fisher

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On Thursday, 1/23/14, between 7am and noon in the 500/600 block of Fisher (between Manor and Harrison area),  there will be flaggers on roadway due to the installation of a new generator.  Expect delays.  If possible, choose alternate route....

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MC PD Warning of Door-to-Door Meat/Seafood Scams

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The Michigan City Police Department is warning the citizens of LaPorte County of complaints they have received regarding door-to-door meat or seafood sellers. Police report the sellers have allegedly made misleading or false statements to prospective customers and that they...

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Break-in Reported at Cell Phone Store in Portage

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Police in Portage say two suspects got away with at least four-thousand dollars worth of new and used cell phones in a break-in just before midnight Tuesday night at ABC Mobile in the 63-hundred block of Central Avenue. There was...

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Lockdown Lifted at University of Oklahoma

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The University of Oklahoma was in lockdown late this morning following a report of shots fired at Gould Hall on campus. ABC News reports it seems to have been a false alarm....

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Breaking: Reports of Shots Fired at Univ of Oklahoma

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A "shelter in place" order was issued at the University of Oklahoma in Norman today after reports of shots fired on campus.  There's a message at the university's website that reads, "Shooting on campus. Avoid Gould Hall. Seek immediate shelter...

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Indiana DCS Appoints Director of Lake County Office

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The Indiana Department of Child Services announced today Richard Ban has been appointed the office director for the Indiana Department of Child Services, Lake County office. He will also serve as the regional manager for Lake County. In his new...

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Police Seek Identity of Owner of Truck

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The Valparaiso Police Department is seeking information regarding the identity of the owner of a truck displayed in recently released photos.  Authorities say a Mazda pick-up truck was observed leaving the area following an armed...

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Commission Approves Alcohol Sales at Pavilion

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The Indiana Natural Resources Commission has given final approval to allowing the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages at the Indiana Dunes State Park Pavilion in Porter County. The rule change still needs the okay of the Attorney General and...

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Snowfall Up to 4 Inches an Hour in Lake County

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Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Chicago say conditions Tuesday resulted in an intense single band of lake effect snow that produced 1 to 4 inch per hour snowfall rates and extreme snowfall amounts of...

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Tough Going on the Borman Again Today

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The Borman this morning near Burr Street [Image/INDOT camera]
Conditions are still bad on the Borman Expressway today,with snow and ice-pack on the road surfaces and traffic moving along bumper-to-bumper, very slowly, with many areas of stop-and-go traffic.  Payloaders were...

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Motive Not Yet Known in Fatal Purdue Shooting

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Vigil at Purdue in West Lafayette Tuesday night [Photo/Purdue Facebook page]
Police say a teacher's assistant was shot and killed by another teacher's assistant in the basement area of the electrical engineering building on the campus of Purdue University in...

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Region Expressways Clogged Tuesday

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Borman Tuesday [Image/INDOT camera]
More than two-feet of lake effect snow in less than ten hours, white-out conditions and clogged traffic made for a very difficult situation on Lake County expressways Tuesday. The Indiana Department of Transportation says plows had...

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Lake County Lake Effect Snow Totals

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This was Griffith Tuesday [Photo/Alia in Griffith]
It looks like Griffith and areas right around town took the brunt of the snow-making machine that was the lake effect snow band that hit Lake County on Tuesday.  Preliminary snow totals from...

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INDOT: Avoid Traveling in NW Lake Co So Plows Can Clear Roads

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NORTHWESTERN LAKE COUNTY, Ind. – More than two feet of lake effect snow in less than 10 hours, white-out conditions, and clogged traffic have hindered Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) crews from clearing I-80/94, I-65, and other state highways in...

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NICTD: Parking Lots Covered with Snow

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All trains are expected to run normally.  The snow is concentrated in Miller thru East Chicago.  Parking lots are currently snow covered.  Crews have been clearing platforms multiple times throughout the day.  We’ve also been clearing driving lanes in parking...

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DeMotte Woman Injured When Car Goes Airborne on I-65

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In Lake County, Indiana State Police say a 44-year-old Demotte woman was injured this morning when she lost control of her car on I-65 and it went airborne into some trees.
A...

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Travel Advisories Issued: Lake and Porter Under Watch

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Travel advisories have been issued by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security for parts of northwest Indiana and elsewhere in the state. Lake and Porter are up to the Watch level, which is just one level below a Warning. Starke...

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Heavy Snow About to Hit Porter County

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The National Weather Service in Chicago reports that after 3:30pm this afternoon moderate to possibly heavy snow may push onshore from the north into the northwest portion of Porter County, which may result in rapidly deteriorating road conditions. Meanwhile the...

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Purdue Shooting Update, Pence Statement

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One person is dead ... after a shooting on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette today. Chief of Purdue University Police Department John Cox says the shooter is in custody and seemed...

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