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Region Gets Late Season Lake Effect

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Lake effect snow fell across northwest Indiana overnight, and the Spring snow showers that fell in Chicago Monday delayed and grounded flights at O'Hare Airport.   Temperatures were in the low 60s Monday morning, but by the evening commute, there...

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Vigil Held for Gary Boy Killed in Alleged Hit-Run

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In Gary, a vigil was held at 49 th and Vermont Street Monday to mourn the death of a 13-year-old Gary boy police say was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Saturday night. Gary Police Corporal Public Information Officer...

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Multiple Crashes on Interstate 65

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Indiana State Police say three people were killed Monday night when their SUV crashed into the back of a semi that had slowed due to an earlier hazmat accident on Interstate 65 in Jasper County. A fourth person in the...

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State Road 49 Bridge Closure Delayed No More

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After two earlier delays the barricades have been erected and the State Road 49 bridge over the Kankakee River south of Kouts is now closed for replacement through early fall.
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The Indiana Department of Transportation says a result of the...

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Earth Day Clean-up to be Hosted by IU NW Saturday

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The Brother to Brother Student Success Program at Indiana University Northwest will hold an Earth Day Clean-up around the campus starting 8:30 Saturday morning (April 19th).  
According to a university press release, the Department of Minority Studies and the School...

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1st Day of Tour Governor Visits US Service Personnel

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence and First Lady Karen Pence visited seriously wounded service men and women at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, the largest military hospital outside the continental United States, and held an open forum with Hoosier service members at near...

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Munster Railroad Crossing to be Closed for Improvements

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In order to make improvements to their tracks, the Canadian National Railroad will be closing the crossing at White Oak/45th in Munster, beginning Monday, 4/21/14 through Friday, 5/2/14.  The Munster police department urges motorists to seek Calumet Ave. or Indianapolis...

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Woman Injured in Downstate ATV Accident

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The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is investigating a downstate Ripley County ATV accident that put a 50 year-old woman in the hospital.  According to the DNR, the Greenfield, Indiana woman apparently applied too much throttle going up an incline...

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South Suburban Homicide Suspect Apprehended

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A 25 year-old man wanted in connection with a south suburban homicide investigation has been found by police hiding in a trunk of a vehicle in Calumet City.  A press release says, the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force and the...

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Charges Filed in Case of Couple Found Dead Last Fall

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An ongoing Lake County Sheriff's Department investigation of a retired region couple found dead in their rural Lowell home last fall, has resulted in murder charges.  According to a sheriff's department press release, Joyce and Clifford Snow of Lowell were...

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Valparaiso to Discuss State Road 49 Plan

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In Valparaiso tonight (Mon Apr 14), the city council is scheduled to hear a presentation on a resolution on adopting the State Road 49 Corridor Plan as part of the city's overall comprehensive plan. This particular stretch of State Road...

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Sen Coats Staff to Hold Local Mobile Office Hours

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Indiana US Senator Dan Coats wants to remind Hoosiers that a member of his staff will be visiting Chesterton and Michigan City tomorrow (Tuesday april 15) to meet with local residents and assist Hoosiers experiencing problems with a federal agency....

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Total Lunar Eclipse Visible in the US

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A real treat for Region stargazers tonight, if weather conditions permit... The first of two total lunar eclipses this year that will be visible from North America. The celestial show, produced by the moon entering the earth's shadow, will start...

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Hoosiers Rank 22nd on Tax Burden list

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A new study says Hoosiers shoulder the 22 nd highest tax burden in the country based on data from the 2011 fiscal year, before the 2013 General Assembly approved major tax cuts, including a repeal of the inheritance tax and...

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36 Shot, 4 Fatally, in Chicago Over the Weekend

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A deadly, violent weekend in Chicago. Authorities report as many as 36 people were shot from Friday afternoon through Sunday, four fatally. All the incidents occurred on the south side of the city. Reports say one of the victims was...

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Update: 'Vehicle of Interest' in Fatal Crash

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In Gary, police say they have a vehicle of interest in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 13-year-old boy and injured another teenager Saturday night. Gary Police Corporal Public Information Officer Gabrielle King says the two boys were walking on...

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Late Season Snowfall Expected

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Late season snowfall is expected later today in the Region. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Chicago say precipitation during the mid-to-late afternoon hours may initially start as rain, but a transition to snow is expected. There could be...

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Notre Dame Football Field Getting Artificial Turf

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Artificial turf is coming to Notre Dame stadium in time for the 2014 season. Installation of a FieldTurf surface will begin following Commencement the weekend of May 16th and is expected to be complete by mid-August. Notre Dame Vice President...

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Chicago to Sacramento Flight Diverted

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A Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Sacramento made an emergency landing in Omaha last night - after authorities say a man tried to open the plane's rear door. Another passenger tackled the man and held him down. ...

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Police Say Teen Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

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In Gary, police say a 13-year-old boy died after being struck in a hit-and-run crash in the 49-hundred block of Vermont Street. The Lake County Coroners office says Malik Herron died from blunt force trauma shortly before 9-o'clock Saturday night...

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