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Safe Shoveling Tips

Shoveling out?  Here are some tips on how to shovel snow safely from the Snow & Ice Management Association.


SIMA's Eight Tips for Safe Snow Shoveling

 

A 2011 study published in the Clinical Research in Cardiology revealed that shoveling...

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Region Police Chief Urges Drivers to Slow Down

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Hammond Police Chief Brian Miller wants motorists to, "please slow down and mind your driving."


Chief Miller says his department has been responding to accidents all day long and that many are caused by snow and ice.  But he says,...

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Short Street Plowing in Munster Thursday Friday

The Munster Public Works Department is informing residents of the town's short street snow plowing schedule.


The City's Public Works has been working diligently to keep streets and roads clear for all traffic. Some areas, because of the width of...

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Travel Returns to Orange Watch Status in Jasper Co.

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The Jasper County Commissioners have requested that the County map be downgraded and returned to "Orange" - a watch.  According to the Indiana Department of Homeland Secuirty County Travel County map, motorists in an "orange" status county should still restrict...

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Est. $215 Million Jackpot for Tonight's Powerball Drawing

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Take a break from shoveling snow and maybe start shoveling some green.  Tonight's (2/5) Powerball Jackpot is an estimated $215-million.


The Hoosier Lottery reminds you that the deadline to purchase a ticket and get in on tonight's Powerball action is...

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219: Quarters For A Cause

The Region is invited to a special event this Sunday at the Hammond F.O.P. Lodge starting at Noon. Quarters for a Cause is hosting an auction to benefit to the Young Family, who were devastated by a house fire in...

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CVS Pharmacies to Stop Selling Tobacco

A big change coming to CVS drug stores around the Region and the country.  CVS announced this morning that it will stop selling cigarettes and tobacco products. The drug store chain says it made the decision because it is evolving...

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Crashes Close Portions of I-94, US 30

10:30 am CST: Police are responding to multiple crashes around northwest Indiana at this hour.

INDOT reports:
All lanes of westbound I-80/94 are closed in the Lake Station area near State Road 51 / Ripley St due to a crash....

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Overnight Snow Impacts Region Commute

A large storm system moving across the Midwest brought more across northwest Indiana this morning, leading to very hazardous road conditions. Snow-covered, snow-packed roads combined with reduced visibilities made for a very difficult commute as snow fell over the Region during the very early predawn...

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CBO Report on Obamacare Ignites Firestorm

The Congressional Budget Office has ignited a firestorm of counter-claims on whether Obamacare will cost 2 million jobs in coming years. ABC News reports each side is reaching its own conclusions.  Republican critics of Obamacare are declaring, they told you...

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