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Michigan City Man Charged with Porter-Starke Service Robbery

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A suspect was arrested on Friday and charged in connection with the robbery earlier this month at Porter-Starke Service in the 23-hundred block of Cumberland Drive. Valparaiso Police report after releasing photos of a Mazada pick up truck last week,...

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Fugitive of the Week: Jose DeJesus Gonzales-Ibarra

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A 40 year old man wanted by the Lake County Sheriff's Department for two-counts of felony child molesting is this week's US Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force “Fugitive of the Week”....

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New Leaks Report NSA Trying to Enter Video Game Apps

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Are Angry Birds another secret target of NSA spying? ABC News reports that's what's being reported in new leaks. New revelations claim the NSA experts have been trying to enter video game apps like Angry Birds to scoop up buddy...

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IN Toll Rd Winter WX Ban to Expire at 6pm CST Tonight

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A Winter Weather Ban issued for the entire length of the Indiana Toll Road will now expire at 7pm EST/6pm CST today after officials reported winds have diminished earlier than previously predicted. The ban impacts ONLY triple tractor-trailers, long-doubles, steel...

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Change of Venue for Valpo State of the City Address

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Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas is schedule to deliver the “State of the City” address tomorrow. Due to a change of venue, the event will now take place at the Strongbow Inn, located in the 24-hundred block of US 30, from...

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Valpo Trash/Recycling Pick Up Schedule Delayed

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The Valparaiso Department of Public Works is postponing trash and recycling services for the remainder of the week, due to subzero conditions. The delay means that Tuesday’s trash will be picked up on Wednesday; Wednesday's on Thursday; Thursday's on Friday....

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AG: Conserve Propane During Shortage, Report $ Gouging

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is urging Hoosiers to conserve the amount of propane used to heat as weather conditions and supply shortages worsen. Zoeller says the propane shortage is being felt across the Midwest and that a number of...

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Michigan City, IU Health LaPorte/Starke Offer Warming Centers

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Officials in Michigan City are reminding residents that warming center locations are available for those who need them. Mayor Ron Meer says brutally cold air is expected to stick with us this week, with temperatures in the single digits and...

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City of Gary Receives $15,000 Dollarwise Innovation Grant

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A 15-thousand dollar grant was recently awarded to the City of Gary. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson accepted the Dollarwise Innovation Grant during Friday's US Conference of Mayors meeting, which will be used to implement family and youth financial literacy through the...

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Human Trafficking Presentation Tonight at Munster HS

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A presentation on human trafficking will take place this evening in the Munster High School Auditorium. Munster Police and Munster's Choice Community Council are hosting the presentation, entitled “Human Trafficking of Our Youth in America”, which will include information on...

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Law Mandates Proper Shelter for Pets in Inclement WX

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Authorities are reminding pet owners that you are subject to animal neglect statutes and could face prosecution if you leave your animals outside in the cold and sub-zero temperatures, this after a 46 year old Calumet Park, Illinois woman was...

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State Health Dept urging Hoosiers to Stay Indoors

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State Health Officials are encouraging everyone to stay indoors as much as possible due to the arctic blast of cold air that has swept over northwest Indiana. State Health Commissioner William VanNess, M.D. says if you have to...

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Travel Warning Issued for South Bend, St. Joe County

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In St. Joseph County.... Police report that County Commissioners have decided to declare a Travel Warning in the County and in the City of South Bend, beginning at 12 noon Eastern today and (tentatively) ending Tuesday at 6:00PM, Eastern. Police...

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Lake Co Govt Courthouses Closed Tuesday

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Lake County Board of Commissioners President Michael Repay says Lake County Government Courthouses will be closed on Tuesday January 28 th . That includes the Main Courthouse and Juvenile Justice Center in Crown Point as well as the County Courthouses...

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AUDIO: Protecting Water Pipes from Freezing, Bursting

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Frozen and burst water pipes are a major concern when it gets this cold, and the damage that can cause is extensive and expensive. Jack Hines, owner of Hines Plumbing in Valparaiso, says there are some very simple things to...

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AUDIO: Jasper County Emergency Management

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We spoke to Karen Wilson, Jasper County Emergency Management Director Karen Wilson, who says sheriffs and local police are trying to assist in getting stranded vehicles off the roadways throughout the county from last night.  She has an update on...

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Starke County Travel Status Elevated to Warning

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In Northwest Indiana, Starke County this morning has been elevated to the Warning level on the Indiana Department of Homeland Security's Travel Status Map. A Warning means travel may be restricted to emergency workers only. Adjacent Marshall County is also...

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Hazardous Conditions on I-65 Especially South of Lowell

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Indiana State Police Lowell District 13 are warning Region motorists of hazardous conditions on I-65; specifically south of Lowell into Lafayette. Conditions in this area consist of additional snowfall that fell overnight into this morning, blowing and drifting snow, high...

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Sub-Zero Safety Precautions Along South Shore

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The operators of the South Shore Line will be busing passengers between South Bend and Michigan City due to the extreme cold. Message from Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD):
On January 27-29 - Trains may encounter sub-zero weather related...

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Region Braces for Another Arctic Blast

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Blowing snow, arctic air and additional snow showers will make for dangerous travel conditions across the Region tonight and during Monday morning's commute. With the extreme cold and accompanying dangerous wind chills, numerous schools have already cancelled or delayed. See...

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