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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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New Valpo Fagen Location Devastated by Fire

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Fire caused what was described as a "devastating loss" at the new Fagen Pharmacy in the 34-hundred block of Calumet Avenue on the north side of Valparaiso.  Fagen had only recently moved to this location on the east side of...

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Most of NW Indiana Under a Travel Watch

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At last check, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security shows Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Starke and Pulaski Counties under a travel “Watch” meaning conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During a "watch" local travel advisory, only essential travel,...

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Price of 1st Class Stamps Goes Up Sunday

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The price of first class stamps is going up again. ABC News reports the change comes Sunday with a three cent increase from 46 cents to 49 cents. Sean Hargadon with the US Postal Service says the increase should generate...

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Snow Sat Night into Sunday, Wind Chill Watch Issued

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Wind Chill Watch for northwest Indiana from late Sunday night through Wednesday morning, with wind chill values of 30 below zero or lower a possibility. Snow accumulations of one-to-four inches of...

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Illiana Tier Two Draft Available for Review and Comment

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The Indiana and Illinois Departments of Transportation have announced the Illiana Tier Two Environmental Impact Statement has been released for public comment. A public hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 18 th , from 5-to-8pm, at Lowell Middle School. ...

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Ford Heights Teen Charged in Shooting Death

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A 16 year old Ford Heights, Illinois, teenager was charged with first-degree murder on Friday in the shooting death of a 17 year old. The Cook County Sheriff's Office reports Paris Walker got into a verbal argument with the victim,...

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Authorities Say Bring Pets Inside During Frigid Temps

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Authorities are reminding pet owners that you are subject to animal neglect statues and could face prosecution if you leave your animals outside in the cold and sub-zero temperatures. The Lake County Sheriff's Office reports the law mandates that your...

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Winter Safety Tips During Extended Cold Temps

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Merrillville, Ind. – As Indiana continues to experience the latest blast of frigid temperatures, NIPSCO reminds customers of important safety tips during snowy and icy conditions.
NIPSCO crews across the region will be working to ensure safe, reliable natural gas...

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Power Outages Reported in Some NWI Communities

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Some northwest Indiana communities woke up to power outages this morning. According to NIPSCO's outage map, there were over 900 without power in Michigan City, but electricity has since been restored. At last check over 130 were without power in Schererville,...

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ISP: Hazardous Road Conditions in NWI

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Potentially hazardous travel conditions on interstates as numerous slide-offs are being reported throughout northwest Indiana this morning. Indiana State Police Lowell post reports the roads are snow-packed, icy and blown over and they are asking drivers to please rethink any...

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Winter WX Advisory Continues into Saturday for NWI

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The National Weather Service reports a Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 10am EST/9am CST tomorrow for Lake, Porter, Newton and Jasper Counties and until 4pm EST/3pm CST for LaPorte, Starke and Pulaski Counties . Snow is expected to...

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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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