NIPSCO: 118,000 Lose Power in Storms

All available NIPSCO crews are working this morning (Tuesday) to assess damage from Monday night’s powerful storms, which carried heavy rain, lightning and 80-plus mile-per-hour winds in some areas according to the National Weather Service.​ Damage is widespread across NIPSCO’s...

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Tree Debris from Overnight Storms

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Trees down and trees damaged around the Region after two rounds of severe storms overnight. The city of Hammond reported trees down around the city, and trees were damaged at Porter County's Sunset Hill Farm County Park.  This morning we're...

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Blanket Ordinance Reminder for July 4th Parade Goers

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The La Porte Police Department is reminding July 4 thparade goers of the city's "Blanket Ordinance". The city law prohibits the placing of any item or object – like blankets or chairs -- in the public right of way...

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Storms Leave Region with Commuter Woes


Traffic signal issues caused by power outages and damage from last night's storms have been causing delays along US 30 through the Merrillville area, US 41 through the Lake Village and Lowell corridors, also at major intersections such as SR...

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Many Major New Laws Taking Effect in Indiana

Several new state laws take effect today (July 1 st) in Indiana. Some high-profile pieces of legislation on that list include...
  • House Bill 1006, described by its author as the largest comprehensive criminal justice reform in Indiana since the

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Request Filed for Munster Same-Sex Couple

An emergency request has been filed on behalf of two Lake County women, asking that their same-sex marriage continue to be recognized by the state while the courts continue to debate Indiana's prohibition of gay marriage. In May, a federal...

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Thousands Without Power Following Storms

Tens of thousands of people across northwest Indiana are without power this morning following two rounds of severe storms Monday night.  Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) was reporting over 80-thousand customers without electriciity at about 5 am Central Time,...

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Announcement from Merrillville Community Schools

Due to a power outage, Merrillville High School summer school is canceled today (Tuesday July 1).  Fieler Elementary still has power and still has summer school today, but school officials say Merrillville High School has no power, so summer school...

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Violent Gaming Makes Players Sensitive to Moral Codes

Despite what parents, teachers and scientists have suspected, violent gaming may not be bad for your kids. ABC News reports the latest research on violent video games shoots down the conclusions of previous studies. The new study found shoot-em-ups may...

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Severe T-Storm and Flash Flood Watch in Effect

Thunderstorms shifting east from Iowa are expected to arrive in northwest Indiana this evening (Monday) and will be capable of producing torrential rainfall, with two-to-three inches of rain possible by early tomorrow morning. The National Weather Service in Chicago has...

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