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Tornadoes Confirmed in La Porte, Starke Counties

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National Weather Service survey crews assessing storm damage in northwest Indiana Friday confirmed four additional tornadoes, these in LaPorte, Starke and Marshall Counties, bringing the total to fourteen across the northern part of the state. One in LaPorte County briefly...

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Reports: Cubs Trade Jeff Samardzija to Oakland A's

Published reports this morning say two of the Cubs starting pitchers -- one of them Valparaiso High School grad Jeff Samardzija -- have been traded to the Oakland Athletics. In return for Samardzija and Jason Hammel, the Cubs will get...

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State Fire Marshal Urges Fireworks Safety

INDIANAPOLIS - Fireworks and the Fourth of July may go hand-in-hand, but Hoosiers are being reminded to use common sense when celebrating this week. Consumer fireworks such as firecrackers, bottle rockets, and roman candles are legal in Indiana, but State...

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School Cafeteria Replaces ID Cards with Scans

In Merrillville, student ID cards are being replaced by fingerprints in the school cafeteria. Each student in the Merrillviille Community School Corporation whose finger was scanned before school ended last month will put their right index finger on the scanner...

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Hammond Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

Naturalization ceremonies were held across the country on the 4th of July, including the city of Hammond here in northwest Indiana. Fifty people were sworn in as U.S. citizens at Hammond's Wolf Lake Pavilion, with Federal Magistrate Judge Andrew Rodovich...

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County Looks at Hospital Fund Investment Options

Officials in Porter County are moving forward on setting up a new private foundation to handle at least part of the 159-million dollars in proceeds from the sale of the former county hospital in 2007. After a unanimous vote this...

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Ten Tornadoes Confirmed in Northern Indiana

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The National Weather Service Northern Indiana Office sending out a tweet today saying due to the nature of Monday night's severe weather, they continue to survey damage from those storms. Today a team is scheduled to be out in LaPorte...

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Fourth of July Fireworks Around the Region

A number of 4 thof July fireworks shows are happening this evening... among them, at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point, at the Pavilion at Wolf Lake in Hammond, Homestead Park in Highland, Festival Park in Hobart, Riverview...

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New Report Warns of Drowsy Drivers

With millions of drivers on the road this holiday weekend, ABC News reports a new federal health study suggests quite a few may be drowsy. According to a new government study, one in 25 adults admits to have fallen asleep...

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Police Continue to Investigate Shootings, 4 Fatal

Police in Gary continue to investigate several shootings that left four people dead and seven others wounded in the past week. Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson says the city has been working for several months with educators, law enforcement and local...

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