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Preliminary Approval to Boating Restrictions

The Indiana Natural Resources Commission this week gave preliminary approval to a change in the Indiana DNR law enforcement rules establishing boating restrictions on portions of Lake Michigan. Officials say the changes address improvements to facilities in East Chicago adjacent...

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Flu Deaths Rise to 19 in Indiana

A report released today shows flu-related deaths have reached 19 in Indiana. The Indiana State Department of Health will not name individual counties with influenza deaths unless there have been five or more, and currently St. Joseph County in northern...

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219: LaPorte Winterfest

The city of LaPorte will celebrate their annual Winterfest this weekend.
Indoor and outdoor activities will be held at the Civic Auditorium and at various locations throughout LaPorte.
Activities include ice sculpture demonstrations, snowball softball, horse-drawn-carriage rides,
family ceramics, non-competitive 3.5 mile fun run, Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast,
and a free outdoor street hockey clinic for kids ages 9-16.

For more info, listen to my 219 interview with Parks and Recreation Director Mark Schreiber
at News Audio On Demand on our webpage.

   

More Lake Effect Likely This Morning

Just before 9am (CST) today the National Weather Service in Chicago got word out about more lake effect likely to impact the Region this morning. Here's info:  Lake effect snow will continue to develop and move south southwest across...

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Indiana OUCC Says Protect Your Pipes

The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) wants Hoosiers to remember to protect their pipes when temps plummet. Here's the information they're getting out:

Cold weather can cause serious plumbing problems if you don’t take proper precautions. Water pipes...

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Committee Approves 'Merry Christmas Bill'

The “Merry Christmas” bill proposed by an Indiana state lawmaker is headed to the full Senate. Charlestown Republican Jim Smith says Christmas is under attack "in a way that no other cultural traditions are," and his measure is meant to...

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Indiana Marriage Amendment Heads to House Floor

An Indiana House panel has sent the proposed marriage amendment to the House floor. Following about four hours of testimony, the Republican-led House Elections Committee Wednesday voted along party lines, 9-to-3, to approve House Joint Resolution 3 and its companion...

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Dangerous Wind Chills Return to Region

Dangerously cold wind chills have returned to the Region.  Forecasters say arctic air in the area is bringing another blast of sub-zero temperatures, with wind chills to about 20 to 30 below.  Officials say frostbite and hypothermia can occur in...

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Court Hearing for Fatal Purdue Shooting

A court hearing is scheduled today (Thursday) for the Purdue University teaching assistant who allegedly shot and killed a fellow teaching assistant on the West Lafayette campus Tuesday. A memorial service was held last night for 21-year-old Andrew Boldt in...

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Senator Coats Holds Press Conference in Valparaiso

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Picking up on the frustrations Americans are feeling with Congress' lack of "constructive progress," Indiana Senator Dan Coats (above photo) presented his "Roadmap for 2014" before a packed Council Chambers at the Valparaiso City Hall on Wednesday afternoon. 
 

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