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Slushy snowmelt that froze on local streets Wednesday night caused some problems for motorists Thursday morning.
The latest snowfall left thousands without power for most of Wednesday and caused numerous crashes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
CROWN POINT | Brandon Scott Hooks was found not guilty Wednesday in a child seduction case that began Monday in Lake Criminal Court.
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.
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…
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.
Indiana is looking for few good businesses.
Some parts of the region are in for another shot of below-zero wind chills Thursday.
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.
Winter isn't ready to ease its grip on the region just yet.
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.
Lower temperatures caused black ice on some area roadways Friday morning, keeping area police busy responding to slide-off and spin-out crashes.
Though Northwest Indiana motorists got a break Thursday from snow, many spent the day driving around potholes, in dense fog and high standing water.
Officials warned residents to brace for the possibility of flooding Thursday.
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.
Due to the current weather conditions, home delivery will be delayed this morning.
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.
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.
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…
Saturday morning flurries were the start of an expected 1 to 2 inches of fresh snow as temperatures began to climb.
GARY | A short video challenge for high school students has no less a lofty goal than inspiring the next Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs.
Northwest Indiana just can't catch a break from the dreadful winter.
Northwest Indiana residents woke up Wednesday morning to 2 to 8 inches of snow and major traffic delays on the interstates.
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.
Another round of snow hit the region Saturday, with travel and winter storm warnings attempting to ease the effects of the latest blast.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Democrat Tara Nelson decided this week not to take a second run at unseating U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis.
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.
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.
Relief is in sight for Northwest Indiana residents as they enter the third consecutive day of frigid temperatures.
Indiana's unemployment fell 0.4 percentage points in December to 6.9 percent, the lowest it has been in 62 months.
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's endless rows of corn and soybeans someday may be planted side by side with fields of tall, slender stalks of cannabis.
A total of 61 students from 27 high schools in seven Northwest Indiana counties have begun the second yearlong leadership program, South Shore Leadership Youth for Community Engagement, created by the region's South Shore Leadership Center.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Prairie State College is hosting an information session highlighting the Steelworkers for the Future industrial electricity student internship at 5 p.m. Jan. 28, in Room 3120 of the PSC main campus at 202 S. Halsted St.
MICHIGAN CITY | Three people were killed and more than 20 motorists were injured in a crash involving more than 40 vehicles in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 near mile marker 37, Indiana State Police said.
Jeff and Linda Hlista lived in a tri-level house in Oak Lawn up until a few years ago, when a property tax bill that was once $1,000 a year rose to a hefty $5,500.
Northwest Indiana grew at a slower pace than the state and nation last year, partly because of the heavy concentration in manufacturing.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana State Bar Association in collaboration with the Indiana Pro Bono Commission, will sponsor Talk to a Lawyer Today on Monday as an annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Seventy-five Northwest Indiana attorneys will provide brief legal consultations at no cost to the public at eight locations Monday on Martin Luther King Day.
MOROCCO | A suicidal man near a school prompted four schools in Newton County to shut down for 15 minutes Tuesday morning, officials said.
GARY | The Northwest Indiana World Trade Council promoted international commerce in Northwest Indiana for more than two decades, before it disbanded about five years ago.
ROSELAWN | Brother Jerry Scott has shared the gospel ministry for more than 35 years in outreach and motivation to individuals and churches.
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