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Borman Lanes Blocked Earlier Today

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708am- Indiana State Police report the far right lane I-80 east bound at Cline is still closed for clean-up; we now have three lanes opened.  The reported crash east bound at Indianapolis BLvd is unfounded.

654am- Far right lane closed, other lanes reported open

624am - Indiana State Police at the Lowell Post say the far right two lanes east bound on I-80 [Borman Expressway] at Cline Avenue are expected to be closed for approximately another hour for clean-up and are asking motorists to avoid this area if possible. Indiana State Police have a report of another two vehicle crash east bound at Indianapolis Blvd where the two...

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Lanes Blocked on EB Borman Near Cline

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530am – Indiana Department of Transportation is reporting the right 4 lanes of eastbound I-80/94 are closed near SR 912 / Cline Ave due to a crash. Expect long delays as you travel eastbound on I-80/94 near mile 4.5.

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Porter Co to Get Funds for Food Shelter Programs

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Emergency food and shelter programs in Porter County will soon be receiving over 22-thousand dollars in federal funds. The United Way of Porter County reports 22-thousand-158 dollars has been awarded to supplement those programs, with a local board determining how the funds will be awarded in order to expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around Porter County.

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New Trial Request in Schereville Woman's Death

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Sentencing in the case of a Chicago man found guilty last month in the July 2011 death of a Schereville woman has been delayed for one week. The Times reports attorneys for Osvaldo Salazar filed a legal motion requesting a new trial, so a hearing has been scheduled for December 11th to address the motion, and that Salazar could be sentenced at that time if the motion for a new trial is denied. Published Reports say Salazar is charged with involuntary manslaughter, concealment of a homicide, and...

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Incident on SR 10 in Wheatfield

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An incident on State Road 10, near Wheatfield, in Jasper County, has authorities asking motorist to avoid that are for the next few hours. Callers reported the incident around five this afternoon, and stated that it took place by the Kankakee Valley Church, just east of the high school. No further information is available at this time.

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Valpo Y Partners with Methodist Hospitals

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Due to the exponential growth of people joining the Valparaiso YMCA, 10-thousand in two-years, the non-profit has decided to collaborate with Methodist Hospitals as its new Healthcare Engagement Partner. Valparaiso Family YMCA CEO Bob Wanek says Methodist's charitable reputation as a non-profit fits very well with the Y's mission of great quality service. Wanek says this partnership is important for getting funding for future services and that the Valparaiso facility was designed for this type...

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Worker Dies After Fall at Generating Station

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Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris reported to our newsroom that his office today received a call about a man who had fallen off scaffolding at the NIPSCO Schahfer Generating Station in Wheatfield.  Harris says 49-year-old Troy Jabaay of Hebron was pronounced dead at Porter Regional Hospital this morning. Harris says an investigation is ongoing.

More iinformation here at nwi.com : http://www.nwitimes.com/business/transportation/construction-worker-dies-after-fall-at-nipsco-plant/article_3c5d58dd-...

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Semi Accident Closes I-65 Ramp

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12:28 pm -- The Indiana Department of Transportation Northwest reports a semi accident in the southbound lanes of I-65 has forced the closure of the ramp onto U.S. 231. More information as it becomes available.  Here is a link to INDOT's Traffic Cams:  http://www.indiana105.com/news/region-traffic.html

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Winfield Lowers Limit on Part of 109th

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In Winfield, the speed limit is dropping soon on a stretch of 109th Avenue. Officials are lowering the limit to 30 miles-an-hour along 109th between Randolph and Miami Streets. Look for new signs to go up possibly as soon as this Thursday or Friday. Just a couple months ago, the town also lowered the limit from 40 to 30 on Randolph in front of an elementary school.

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Missing Hammond Senior Found Safe

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Hammond Police Chief Brian Miller says a missing senior Sunday was found safe and unharmed a couple hours after a local alert went out.  Chief Miller says the 70-year-old woman was found in the bathroom of a restaurant. They don't know how she got there and are presuming she went for a walk and got lost. 

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La Porte Co Inmate Suffers Miscarriage

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Sheriffs police in La Porte County say a jail inmate has suffered an early-term miscarriage. Authorities say the 23-year-old woman became involved in a physical altercation with another inmate and a jail deputy intervened. She was uninjured but was transported to an area hospital, officials say, because she was pregnant, and during the exam it was determined the unborn child was deceased. The inmate has since been released from the hospital as well as jail custody, police say, and the La Porte...

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Earliest Start to Flu Season Since 2003-04

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(Courtesy/CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm#ISTE )

The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control show Indiana among the 39 states reporting minimal flu activity right now... but the C-D-C is warning this flu season could be a rough one.   ABC News reports it's the earliest arrival of the flu season in nearly a decade. Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Thomas Frieden says cases are particularly on the rise in the south.  "The predominant organism is H...

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Body Found in Lowell Identified

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An autospy this afternoon has positively identified the body found yesterday in southern Lake County as that of the missing Calumet City woman, 42-year old Gena Chiodo.  Merilee Frey, Lake County Coroner says the autopsy performed at the Lake County Coroner's Forensic Science Center discovered many external and internal traumatic injuries due to assault, including multiple stab wounds and blunt force injuries.  Due to the outcome of the autopsy, Frey says she is ruling the death investigation a...

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Ind AG Warns of 'Property Deed Scam'

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News reports and consumer calls confirm that the “Property Deed Scam” is still hitting home with Hoosiers.

The mailing is often from a private company, with a government-like name, offering certified copies of your land deed for an excessive fee – up to $87. Property deeds are public records and your county recorder can provide you a copy for free or at a nominal cost, often times a $1 per page.

Attorney General Greg Zoeller said that while the property deed service is not necessarily illegal,...

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Body Found Near Lowell, Agencies Investigate

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Nwi-dot-com this morning is reporting that investigators in Lake County, Indiana, are working with police in Calumet City to determine a body found in south Lake County Sunday, south of State Road 2 and east of US 41 near Lowell, is a Calumet City woman who disappeared over a month ago. Police say 42-year-old Gena Chiodo, who worked at a hair salon in Munster, was reported missing in October, and 42-year-old Donol Clark has been charged with murder and concealment of a homicide in connection...

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NW Ind Worker Killed at Construction Site

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Authorities say a 30-year-old construction worker from Wheatfield was killed at the Hoosier Heartland construction site near Delphi in north-central Indiana. The Carroll County Sheriffs Department says Friday afternoon emergency responders and construction workers were trying to find a missing worker, and about an hour later the body of 30-year-old Arthur Kerns was recovered at the scene. Police say he was working at the excavation site when a hillside gave way. The Carroll County Coroner's...

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Task Force Guardian Soldiers Return to Ind

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(Photo courtesy DVIDS: Indiana National Guard Spc. Brandon Davis, a 381st Military Police Company soldier, received a loving welcome from his grandparents, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in Indianapolis. Davis deployed to Afghanistan in January in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy T. Vise)

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Dense Fog Advisory for NW Indiana

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
313 AM CST MON DEC 3 2012

...DENSE FOG TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE MIR MORNING HOURS...

.AN UNSEASONABLY WARM AND MOIST AIRMASS WILL KEEP DENSE FOG IN
PLACE THROUGH DAYBREAK ACROSS NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST
INDIANA. FOG WILL THEN BEGIN TO DISSIPATE FROM SOUTH TO NORTH
THROUGH THE MID MORNING...

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Irish, Boilers, Cardinals All Bowl Bound

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It was made official as the final College Football rankings were released last night. #1 Notre Dame will play #2 Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game in Miami on January 7th. There are two other bowl-bound teams from Indiana. Ball State will meet Central Florida in the “Beef O'Brady's Bowl” on Decmeber 21st... while the Purdue Boilermakers will play on New Years Day in the “Heart of Dallas Bowl” against Oklahoma State.

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Healthcare Firm Expands Indy Operations

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News Release: INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 3, 2012) - US HIFU, LLC, a healthcare firm specializing in medical procedures, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 27 high-wage jobs by 2015.

"Our positive momentum continues full steam ahead. Indiana is a premier destination for life sciences companies, and US HIFU's decision to create more quality career opportunities for Hoosiers is hard proof of this," said Dan Hasler, Secretary of Commerce and chief executive officer of the...

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