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Clergy see Easter sermon as way to entice more faithful

Pews fill up so much for Easter the faithful have to show up earlier than usual to find a parking space, and some churches even tack on extra services to accommodate the crowds.

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Snow expected for evening rush

The first April snow in the Chicago region in three years is expected to fall by the Monday evening rush.

April 14, 2014 7:18 am

Local pork producers protect pigs from epidemic

Local pork producers protect pigs from epidemic

The price of pork has been pushed up by a virus that has killed millions of baby pigs nationwide over the winter.

April 10, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Lake County suffers state's largest population decline

Lake County suffers state's largest population decline

In terms of demographic trends, Northwest Indiana is a tale of two counties.

April 06, 2014 10:00 pm

Robber hits Roselawn bank branch

ROSELAWN | A man described as being in his late 20s and about six feet tall with minimal facial hair is being sought by police for the robbery of the DeMotte State Bank branch in Roselawn on Friday.

April 04, 2014 7:31 pm

Little Cal, Kankakee rivers hold their own

The recent spate of rain is filling streets and rushing through ditches, but those overseeing the Little Calumet and Kankakee rivers said levels are fine for now.

April 03, 2014 7:45 pm

Indiana seeks federal permission to grow hemp

INDIANAPOLIS | The state seed commissioner is wasting no time in trying to win federal approval for Hoosier farmers to grow hemp for industrial purposes.

April 03, 2014 6:30 pm Video Related

Flood warning issued along Kankakee River

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Kankakee River at Shelby, affecting Lake and Newton counties.

April 03, 2014 2:15 pm

Feds deny Indiana request for winter storm aid

INDIANAPOLIS | The Federal Emergency Management Agency has rejected Gov. Mike Pence's request for funds to cover a portion of the snow removal and public safety expenses incurred by 49 Indiana counties — including Lake, LaPorte, Newton and Ja…

April 02, 2014 4:30 pm

Ohio man killed in three-vehicle crash on I-65

Ohio man killed in three-vehicle crash on I-65

An Ohio man was killed and three vehicles he was hauling were catapulted off a trailer Tuesday when he rear-ended a semi on Interstate 65 south of the Rensselaer exit, police said.

March 25, 2014 5:20 pm Photos

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Purdue alumni offers two scholarships

The Purdue Alumni Club of Northwest Indiana has applications for two club scholarships available, a Book Scholarship and a Purdue Scholar Award.

March 20, 2014 4:00 pm

Ice causes problems during Thursday morning commute

Ice causes problems during Thursday morning commute

Slushy snowmelt that froze on local streets Wednesday night caused some problems for motorists Thursday morning.

March 13, 2014 5:00 pm Related

Latest snowfall leaves hundreds without power

Latest snowfall leaves hundreds without power

The latest snowfall left thousands without power for most of Wednesday and caused numerous crashes.   

March 12, 2014 7:01 pm Photos

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Air show seeking vendors for July 11-13

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and Fair Oaks Farms are seeking vendors for this year's South Shore Air Show, which is moving inland to Newton County from the Lake Michigan shores in Gary.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am

Senate honors Landske for three decades of service

Senate honors Landske for three decades of service

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate honored state Sen. Sue Landske, R-Cedar Lake, and four other senators Tuesday who aren't seeking re-election and will end their combined 155 years of Senate service later this week.

March 11, 2014 6:30 pm Related

Forecast: 8 inches of snow, blizzard-like conditions Wednesday

The National Weather Service is warning of blizzard-like conditions late Tuesday night through Wednesday morning, with 8 inches of accumulation possible by the time it's all over.

March 11, 2014 7:05 am Related

Youth drug counselors face challenges

VALPARAISO | Tom Moeller said the growing acceptance of marijuana use across the country is making it tougher for him and others working to help young people with substance abuse problems.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am

Pence seeks federal winter storm aid for most region counties

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has requested federal grants to cover a portion of the local snow removal and public safety expenses incurred by 49 Indiana counties — including Lake, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper — during the Jan. 5-9 severe wint…

March 07, 2014 4:55 pm

Coats addresses Newton Co. Lincoln Day Dinner March 18

MOROCCO | U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., is keynote speaker for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner on March 18 at Beaver Township Community Center in Morocco.

March 07, 2014 12:05 am

Former teacher acquitted of sex with 16-year-old girl

CROWN POINT | Brandon Scott Hooks was found not guilty Wednesday in a child seduction case that began Monday in Lake Criminal Court.

March 06, 2014 5:45 pm

Region socked by heavy snow once again

Like an unwanted guest overstaying their welcome, winter showed no sign of leaving Sunday morning with Northwest Indiana residents digging out from 6 inches or more of fresh snow.

March 02, 2014 9:40 am

Youths urged to enter Money Smart Kid CContest by Monday

MERRILLVILLE | In conjunction with the U.S. Federal Reserve’s 8th annual Money Smart Week, Lakeshore Public Media, Junior Achievement and the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana are sponsoring the Money Smart Kid Contest with…

March 01, 2014 12:00 am

Brown effort may give Lake Council control of tourism spending

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Charlie Brown, D-Gary, has proven once again that anything is possible at the Indiana General Assembly until the moment the annual legislative session is gaveled closed.

February 28, 2014 4:45 pm

State is accepting nominations for Company to Watch awards

Indiana is looking for few good businesses.

February 28, 2014 5:00 am

Bitter cold returns, accumulating snow possible this weekend

Some parts of the region are in for another shot of below-zero wind chills Thursday.

February 26, 2014 1:50 pm Related

C.P. motorist injured after hitting semi in Newton Co.

KENTLAND | A Crown Point woman was injured in a crash Thursday at the intersection of U.S. 41 and U.S. 24, the Newton County Sheriff's Office said.

February 25, 2014 5:45 pm

Forecast: 30 below zero wind chills Wednesday

Winter isn't ready to ease its grip on the region just yet. 

February 25, 2014 6:52 am

Northwest Indiana home sales catch January cold

Northwest Indiana home sales catch January cold

Single-family homes sales in Northwest Indiana decreased 5.8 percent in January, breaking a streak of 30 straight months of year-over-year increases, according to sales figures from the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors.

February 23, 2014 1:00 pm Photos

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Lower temps cause slick roads, easing flooding concerns

Lower temps cause slick roads, easing flooding concerns

Lower temperatures caused black ice on some area roadways Friday morning, keeping area police busy responding to slide-off and spin-out crashes.

February 21, 2014 1:40 pm Related

Potholes flattening tires as rain, warmer temps move through region

Potholes flattening tires as rain, warmer temps move through region

Though Northwest Indiana motorists got a break Thursday from snow, many spent the day driving around potholes, in dense fog and high standing water. 

February 20, 2014 1:52 pm Photos

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Forecast: Thunderstorm, strong winds, flooding

Forecast: Thunderstorm, strong winds, flooding

Officials warned residents to brace for the possibility of flooding Thursday. 

February 19, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Hazardous driving conditions remain following Monday's snow

Hazardous driving conditions remain following Monday's snow

Area police reported multiple accidents throughout the region Tuesday morning in the wake of Monday's heavy snow, with many roads remaining snow-covered and slick with patches of black ice.

February 18, 2014 8:35 am

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February 18, 2014 7:25 am

Region gets hit with more snow, thundersnow

Region gets hit with more snow, thundersnow

A steady stream of snow fell across Northwest Indiana again Monday, causing white-out conditions on roads and adding inches to be shoveled from driveways. 

February 17, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Big chill will give way to big melt

Big chill will give way to big melt

Relief is finally in sight from the bitter cold that gripped its hold on the region for weeks, but with it comes concern about flooding from melting mounds of snow.

February 12, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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NWI legislators all back South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana's legislative delegation stands united in supporting expanding the South Shore Line, but members are skeptical the state will play a significant role in extending the commuter train to Dyer -- despite the best…

February 09, 2014 6:00 am Related

Slightly warmer weekend brings measurable snow

Slightly warmer weekend brings measurable snow

Saturday morning flurries were the start of an expected 1 to 2 inches of fresh snow as temperatures began to climb.

February 08, 2014 9:30 am Related

Video challenge sets sights on inspiring young innovators

Video challenge sets sights on inspiring young innovators

GARY | A short video challenge for high school students has no less a lofty goal than inspiring the next Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs. 

February 06, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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No break from bitter wind chills, snow

No break from bitter wind chills, snow

Northwest Indiana just can't catch a break from the dreadful winter.

February 06, 2014 12:21 pm Photos

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More snow, below-zero wind chills on the way

More snow, below-zero wind chills on the way

Anywhere from 3 to 8 inches of snow is expected in various parts of the region by Wednesday afternoon with wind chills as low as 25 below zero to follow on Thursday and Friday.

February 04, 2014 1:35 pm Related

Region slogs through another snowstorm

Region slogs through another snowstorm

Another round of snow hit the region Saturday, with travel and winter storm warnings attempting to ease the effects of the latest blast.

February 01, 2014 7:35 pm Photos

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Winter storm warning in effect for NWI, Chicago area until 6 p.m. Saturday

Winter storm warning in effect for NWI, Chicago area until 6 p.m. Saturday

More snow is on the way, with a chaser of freezing rain and sleet that has forecasters warning travel could be "hazardous to impossible" Saturday.

January 31, 2014 7:53 pm Related

Democrat drops Congressional run against Rokita

INDIANAPOLIS | Democrat Tara Nelson decided this week not to take a second run at unseating U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis.

January 31, 2014 5:15 pm

Weather extremes produce new batch of potholes, INDOT warns

An outbreak of potholes has erupted throughout Northwest Indiana following the extreme weather conditions the week of Jan. 5, the Indiana Department of Transportation is reporting.

January 30, 2014 5:45 pm

Black ice lingers, creates dangerous roads in region

Black ice lingers, creates dangerous roads in region

Air temperatures and wind chills were still below zero Wednesday morning, causing black ice and multiple crashes in Hammond and near the Illinois State Line.

January 29, 2014 6:16 pm Related

Indiana unemployment drops to lowest level since Oct. 2008

Indiana unemployment drops to lowest level since Oct. 2008

Indiana's unemployment fell 0.4 percentage points in December to 6.9 percent, the lowest it has been in 62 months.

January 28, 2014 10:55 am

Lake County Council won't get say on tourism spending

Lake County Council won't get say on tourism spending

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal to require the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority have its budget approved by the Lake County Council will not advance out of a House committee prior to Tuesday's deadline.

January 25, 2014 6:00 pm Related

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No mercy: Snow, winds, extreme cold to stick around

The region is bracing for another round of severe winter weather with several inches of snow possible tonight into Sunday, followed by another icy cold snap early next week.

January 25, 2014 11:15 am

Clergy see Easter sermon as way to entice more faithful

Pews fill up so much for Easter the faithful have to show up earlier than usual to find a parking space, and some churches even tack on extra …

3 hours ago

Snow expected for evening rush

The first April snow in the Chicago region in three years is expected to fall by the Monday evening rush.

April 14, 2014 7:18 am
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