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Chesterton man arrested after causing early morning crash

PORTAGE | A Chesterton man was arrested early Thursday morning after police said he was driving drunk and caused a crash.

July 24, 2014 9:25 am
Truck loses 7,000-pound water pump on I-94

Truck loses 7,000-pound water pump on I-94

A pickup driver lost control of his vehicle on eastbound Interstate 94 near Portage Wednesday morning, dropping a 7,000-pound high pressure water pump on the expressway.

July 16, 2014 9:16 am Photos

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Firetruck in ditch closes Mississippi Street in M'ville

Firetruck in ditch closes Mississippi Street in M'ville

MERRILLVILLE | Mississippi Street was closed in both directions in front of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church early Tuesday afternoon as crews worked to remove a BP firetruck from a ditch there.

July 08, 2014 6:05 pm Photos

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Woman seriously injured, may have fallen down stairs last week

LAPORTE | A LaPorte woman was seriously injured after apparently falling down the stairs helpless to get off her basement floor for several days.

July 08, 2014 1:33 pm
Community rallies around Lansing boy injured in bicycle accident

Community rallies around Lansing boy injured in bicycle accident

Last month, 8-year-old Cody Ziemkowski, of Lansing, was taking a bike ride with his father, Kevin. As they passed the skate park on Chicago Avenue, Cody asked to stop and was taking it slow going down a small ramp when he went off the edge of the ramp and fell off his bike. He wasn’t wearing…

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
Community rallies around Lansing boy injured in bicycle accident

Community rallies around Lansing boy injured in bicycle accident

Cody Ziemkowski, right, of Lansing, plays Minecraft on a tablet with Jack Williams at a Minecraft Party Fundraiser. The event raised money for Ziemkowski's medical bills after he fractured his skull and neck in a bicycle injury.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

Hot water heater malfunction temporarily closes St. John library

ST. JOHN | A burst valve on a hot water heater Sunday flooded a back room at the St. John branch of the Lake County Public Library, forcing its closure on Monday.

June 30, 2014 11:10 am
I-65 crash ends in fiery car, semi blaze

I-65 crash ends in fiery car, semi blaze

FAIR OAKS | A trailer and a passenger vehicle were destroyed in a fiery crash on northbound Interstate 65 near Fair Oaks early Friday, police said.

June 27, 2014 9:27 am

Motorcyclist injured in crash with semi in Portage

PORTAGE | A 47-year-old man was injured Friday night when his motorcycle collided with a semi tractor-trailer on Interstate 94, police said.

June 23, 2014 1:42 pm

Crash closes lane of southbound I-65

CROWN POINT | No serious injuries were reported in a rollover crash about 2:30 p.m. Thursday on southbound Interstate 65 near U.S. 231, police said.

June 19, 2014 4:15 pm

Crash on motorcycle kills Cedar Lake resident, 34

CEDAR LAKE | A Cedar Lake man died as a result of a motorcycle crash Friday.

June 14, 2014 10:06 pm

Lawsuit likely to be filed against day care

MICHIGAN CITY | The mother of a boy who accidentally hanged himself at Tricia's Playhouse day care in Michigan City has hired a law firm to look into the tragedy. 

June 13, 2014 8:15 pm
OFFBEAT: Valparaiso actress and stage story relate for 'Mill Fire,' now in final week

OFFBEAT: Valparaiso actress and stage story relate for 'Mill Fire,' now in final week

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 02, 2014 12:00 am

Gary officer crashes squad into pole

GARY | A Gary police officer drove his squad car into a pole Thursday morning while trying to avoid an accident, police said.

May 30, 2014 9:54 am
Car crashes into front of Griffith 7-Eleven

Car crashes into front of Griffith 7-Eleven

GRIFFITH | A 7-Eleven in Griffith was closed Saturday night after a car crashed into the front of the convenience store.

May 17, 2014 9:02 pm Photos

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Truck vs. pole crash cuts power to portion of Winfield

WINFIELD | A pickup truck struck an electrical pole at U.S. 231 and Arizona Street in Winfield on Saturday afternoon, sparking a brush fire and power outage nearby.

May 17, 2014 7:09 pm
Police pursuit ends in multi-vehicle crash at U.S. 30 and Broadway

Police pursuit ends in multi-vehicle crash at U.S. 30 and Broadway

MERRILLVILLE | A Hammond man was arrested for felony resisting arrest and a warrant for failure to appear in court following a police pursuit Friday, authorities said. 

May 16, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Lanes reopen after truck fire jams southbound I-65

MERRILLVILLE | A truck fire on southbound Interstate 65 near the U.S. 30 exit had traffic crawling by on the shoulder during the Tuesday morning rush, police said.

May 06, 2014 9:08 am
Truckers pull Gary officer from squad after fiery crash

Truckers pull Gary officer from squad after fiery crash

GARY | A Gary police officer suffered injuries to his leg after his squad car was involved in a fiery crash on the Burr Street overpass over the Borman Expressway Thursday night.

April 25, 2014 10:55 am Photos

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Indianapolis Blvd. reopens; shut by downed power lines

EAST CHICAGO | Indianapolis Boulevard from Columbus Drive to Riley Road reopened Wednesday afternoon, nearly a day after a crane took down power lines over a canal there. 

April 23, 2014 3:55 pm
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