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Cause of Garage, House Fire Not Yet Known

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Officials continue looking into the cause of a fire they say destroyed a two-car garage in the 300 block of Mount Jackson Avenue outside Chesterton Thursday evening, and caused significant damage to the house it's attached to. Several assisted Liberty...

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Report Warns of Smoking Dangers to Hoosier Kids

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A new report says one in ten Hoosier children will become smokes and die prematurely unless smoking rates drop. On Friday, the Surgeon General released "The Health Consequences of Smoking: 50 Years of Progress". State Health Commissioner Dr. William VanNess...

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Two Arrested in Merrillville Burglary

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Police in Merrillville say an alert resident helped them stop two men who burglarized a home in the 59-hundred block of McKinley Street. Police got a report early Wednesday evening of two men walking in the street with a television,...

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Frigid Air Next Week, Use Caution with Heating Equipment

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Another blast of frigid air is expected to descend on the Hoosier state starting Monday. Indiana Assistant State Fire Marshal Robert Johnson is urging Hoosiers to exercise caution when using heating equipment, such as wood stoves or space heaters, to...

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OE Chicago Marathon Call-Out Dates Announced

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Opportunity Enterprises is inviting local runners of all levels and abilities to their call-out meetings for the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Organizers of the race have made significant changes to the event's registration,...

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Burglary at Maple City Montessori School

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Police in LaPorte are seeking information regarding a reported burglary at Maple City Montessori School. The complainant informed police that sometime between 9pm Wednesday and 7am on Thursday, the suspects entered the building and stole a bank bag containing cash,...

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Hydrogen Leak at BP Whiting Sealed

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BP in Whiting reports a leak at the plant has been sealed but contrary to our previous report there was no fire at the plant that according to B-P Spokesman Scott Dean. Dean says the leak in question was a...

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Leak and Small Fire Reported at BP Whiting

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A leak and a small fire has been reported at BP in Whiting. The Whiting Fire Department confirmed the incident, which was reported just before 4pm today, and says BP is at this time handling the matter internally and they...

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Valparaiso to Host MLK Day Reflection on Monday

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The City of Valparaiso is inviting residents to city hall on Monday as Mayor Jon Costas and the city will host “Letters from Birmingham Jail,” a reflection on Martin Luther King. The event will take place at 9am and the...

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Man Charged in 1993 Murder of LaPorte Teen Denied Bond

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A 38 year old man charged with the 1993 murder of a LaPorte teenager had his bail denied on Thursday. The Times reports Jason Tibbs will continue to be held in jail without bond to...

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Attempted Child Seduction on Facebook Account

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In LaPorte, police report a father contacted the department after discovering his 14 year old daughter had received inappropriate messages and photos from a man on her Facebook account. LaPorte Police say the dad informed officers his daughter and the...

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Coats on President's Speech on Intelligence Reforms

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Seven months after NSA surveillance programs were unmasked by leaker Edward Snowden, President Obama has proposed changes to introduce new safeguards. ABC News reports the President says NSA surveillance is going to continue. "I believe it is important that the...

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No Extension of Unemployment Benefits

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After passing a trillion dollar bill that keeps the government open, Congress has gone back on break without restoring unemployment benefits to the one-and-a-half million Americans whose checks stopped coming at the end of December. ABC News reports Illinois Democratic...

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Pence Declares Today MLK Day of Service in Indiana

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on Monday, but Indiana Governor Mike Pence issued a proclamation declaring today the 3 rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Day of Service” in Indiana. Earlier this...

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Officials Say Space Heater Caused Fire

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A fire at a Crown Point home in the 13-hundred block of Sycamore Street last week is being blamed on an electric space heater. Fire officials say the heater overloaded an electric circuit, and that started a fire inside a...

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Police Analyzing Video Footage in Elkhart Shootings

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Detectives with the Indiana State Police continue to investigate several different avenues in an attempt to determine a motive in Wednesday night's tragic shooting at an Elkhart grocery store. Two women, a 20-year-old employee of Martin's and a...

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Flu-Related Deaths Reach 11 in Indiana

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The number of influenza-related deaths in Indiana this season has now reached eleven, and St. Joseph County in northern Indiana has been hit especially hard, experiencing six deaths. No other Indiana county has reported more than one death. State health...

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Indiana House OKs Pilot Pre-K Program

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The Indiana House of Representatives has approved a voluntary pre-k program for low-income families. The legislation, similar to a bill proposed in the legislature last year, passed the House by a vote of 87 to 9. House Bill 1004, which...

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Map Lawsuit Taken Under Advisement

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A legal challenge over a new Porter County map has been taken under advisement by a LaPorte County judge. The attorney representing 2nd District Porter County Councilman Jeremy Rivas filed an amended suit Thursday, contending newly drawn district maps approved...

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Valparaiso Police to Add Two New K9s

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The Valparaiso Police Department plans to add two new police dogs to the force this year. Police Chief Michael Brickner says that's big for 2014 and represents a huge investment for the department.  "They're a big part of our department,...

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