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Pence Praises MC Agencies and All Involved in I-94 Tragedy

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence this afternoon contacted Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer and asked that the Mayor forward his gratitude and compliments to all of the Michigan City agencies involved in the heartbreaking accident Thursday on I-94 that claimed the...

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IU Health LaPorte and Starke Offer Warming Stations

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La Porte, IN – IU Health La Porte and Starke hospitals will offer warming stations for individuals and families in need of relief from below zero temperatures. Community members can visit the main lobby at IU Health Starke Hospital 24...

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AG Monitoring Propane Prices as Shortage Worsens

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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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Warming Centers Available in Michigan City

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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 through next week, with temperatures in the single digits...

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Extreme Cold Presents Health Risks, So Plan Ahead

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State Health Officials are recommending Hoosiers take steps to plan for the extreme cold as it is expected to be with us over the next several days. State Health Commissioner William VanNess, M.D. Is encouraging everyone to stay indoors as...

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Only Essential Travel Advised in LaPorte County

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The LaPorte County Board of Commissioners this afternoon issued a “Travel Watch” for LaPorte County. The LaPorte County Sheriff's Office reports conditions along LaPorte County roadways have deteriorated and very high winds and cold temperatures led to the closure of...

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Mobile Home Fire at LaPorte Village

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No injuries were reported after a mobile home fire Wednesday at LaPorte Village, in the one-thousand block of East State Road 2. LaPorte Police report officers arrived at the scene and observed smoke coming from the structure. The resident informed...

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Johnson Road Closed Due to Blowing/Drifting Snow

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La Porte County Sheriff's Office announced that Johnson Rd. is closed to thru traffic due to blowing and drifting snow. Please avoid the area of Johnson Rd. as it is impassible.
Other roads, such as SR 2 West are also...

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IN Toll Road Winter WX Ban Through 11 CST Saturday

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A Winter Weather Ban continues through noon EST/11am CST tomorrow according to Officials with the Indiana Toll Road. The ban is in effect for the entire length of the Indiana Toll Road for all triple, long double and high profile...

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Portage Mayor Responds to Snow Help Criticism

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The Mayor's Office in Portage has issued a statement in response to published criticism from some city council members over sending Portage plows to assist with Gary snow removal efforts this week.  Some parts of Gary received...

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EB I-94 Reopens, Crash Probe Could Take Months

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Indiana State Police say the investigation into a massive deadly pileup on I-94 in blinding snow near Michigan City Thursday afternoon could take months to complete. Police say approximately 46 vehicles were involved - 18 semis, two straight trucks, and...

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Valpo Salt Management Plan Now in Effect

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Valparaiso Public Works officials today announced their salt management plan is now in effect in what's been a very challenging winter.  Officials say last year's mild winter left them with more than six-thousand tons of salt for this season -...

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I-94 Crash Investigation Could Take Weeks

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I-94 Eastbound under County Road 400 just west of Wozniak Road at approximately 2:30 pm CST Thursday. [submitted via Facebook/photo credit Sarah Hyska, who we're told took this photo with her phone from a school bus window].
Indiana State Police...

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3 Dead in Horrific 46-Vehicle Pileup on I-94

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[Photo from Indiana State Police]
Troopers with the Indiana State Police continue to investigate a massive pileup in blinding snow that resulted in three fatalities on eastbound Interstate 94 near Michigan City Thursday afternoon. At least twenty people were hurt....

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Update, New Photo - Deadly I94 Pileup

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(Photo Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post)
EB I-94 East of Michigan City. Troopers confirm three fatalities and more than 20 injured.
Indiana State Police say EB I-94 will most likely be closed until tomorrow.
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Deadly Massive I94 Pileup in Whiteout Conditions

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[Photo from Indiana State Police]
The latest information on a massive pileup on eastbound Interstate 94 near Michigan City is that three people have been confirmed dead as of 6:30 pm CST.  Here is the update issued by Indiana State...

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ISP: 3 Confirmed Dead, EB I-94 Closed Until Further Notice

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(Photo Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post)
Indiana State Police Lowell Post now reports three people confirmed dead after a massive pile up on I-94, near Michigan City. Indiana State Police Sgt. Ann Wojas (whoa-juss) told the Region News...

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Winter WX Ban On IN Toll Rd Starts Friday

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Officials with the Indiana Toll Road have issued a Winter Weather Ban starting at noon EST/11 CST tomorrow through noon EST/11am CST Saturday. The ban is in effect for the entire length of the Indiana Toll Road for all Triple,...

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Two Confirmed Dead in Massive Pile Up on I-94

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(Photo Courtesy of ISP Lowell)
In bitter cold and snowy conditions, a deadly multi-vehicle crash involving several semis shut eastbound I-94 near Michigan City. LaPorte County Coroner John Sullivan says I-94, near Michigan City got glazed over very quick and...

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ISP: Stay Away from EB/WB I-94 from MC to Mich St Line

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(Photo Courtesy of Indiana State Police Lowell Post)
Motorists are being asked to avoid I-94, both east and westbound, from Michigan City to the Indiana/Michigan State line, as the lake effect snow band in that area has caused a massive...

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