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Hammond School Superintendent Injured in Home Burglary

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School City of Hammond Superintendent Dr. Walter Watkins was hospitalized this morning after being injured during a home break-in. Hammond Police Lt. Richard Hoyta told the Region News Team Watkins suffered head trauma as a result of the break-in,...

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Structure Fire Closes US 35 North of La Porte

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The Indiana Department of Transportation reports that US 35 between US-20 and Johnson Rd. near La Porte is closed at this hour due to a working structure fire.  INDOT is also reporting there is a rolled over fire truck near...

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2014 Leon's Triathlon to Premiere on TV 4th of July

An event that recently brought 700 athletes to Wolf Lake Memorial Park in Hammond will be aired on television this 4 thof July weekend. Leon's “World's Fastest” Triathlon featured many individuals and groups that support veterans. Warrior’s First Foundation,...

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ATC Announce Alcohol Compliance Rates

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INDIANAPOLIS (July 1) – In the first six months of this year, more than 91% of Indiana’s alcoholic beverage establishments were unwilling to sell alcohol to minors during the compliance checks conducted by Indiana State Excise Police officers.

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The High Cost of Living

Even in the land of the free, everything comes at a price. ABC News reports you already knew that the cost of living was higher, but did you know how much higher? Mark Dotzour, an economist at Texas A&M says,...

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LaPorte Storm Damage, NIPSCO Outage Update

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In LaPorte, Monday night's severe storms damaged several vehicles and a house. Police report a large tree branch fell in the 600 block of D Street damaging two vehicles and a downed tree near the intersection of Madison Street and...

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Update on KV REMC Storm Outages

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Kankakee Valley REMC is reporting 2500 members still without power as of 11:15 a.m.  That's down from over 6,700 members who lost power in Starke, Pulaski, Marshall, Porter and Laporte Counties in Monday night's severe storms. Crews are continuing to...

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Storm Damage Survey Teams Being Deployed

Meteorologists are expected to visit the Region as they go out to take a close-up look at the aftermath of two rounds of severe weather. The National Weather Service Chicago office says storm damage survey teams are being deployed to...

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New Teen Tan Ban Takes Effect in Indiana

A new teen tan ban takes effect in Indiana today (Tue July 1). The measure prohibits children under the age of 16 from using tanning salons. Senate Bill 50, co-sponsored by Republicans Senators Sue Landske of Cedar Lake and Ed...

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Northern Jasper Co Hit Hard, Barn Ends Up in Substation

Jasper County REMC CEO Bryan Washburn says as of this morning the number of members without power is down to the nine-hundreds from a peak of about 16-hundred, with most of the outages within about five miles of the Kankakee...

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