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Police: Hammond woman crashes into semi after birthday drinking binge

Police: Hammond woman crashes into semi after birthday drinking binge

GARY | A Hammond woman gave herself an unwelcome birthday present early Saturday, running her car into the rear of a semi after a night of drinking and earning a drunken driving charge, police said.

October 27, 2012 5:15 pm
School visit previews Racing for Babies fundraiser Saturday

School visit previews Racing for Babies fundraiser Saturday

CEDAR LAKE | Students at Lincoln Elementary School got a preview of Saturday's Racing for Babies charity event when Phil Splant brought his Late Model #52 race car to school Monday.

May 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Car seat installation usually wrong, yet crucial to child safety

Car seat installation usually wrong, yet crucial to child safety

Motorists, bombarded by driving-related statistics every year as the summer road trip season approaches, can add another jarring figure to the list. Although the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates the strength of Indiana's child restraint laws as "good," local child passenger safet…

June 26, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Snow, speeders a volatile mix

Snow, speeders a volatile mix

HAMMOND | Indiana and Illinois state police responded to almost 100 crashes along interstates Thursday morning as drivers attempted to navigate a sudden snowfall. Illinois State Police were swamped with more than 30 accidents in a three-hour period, said Sgt. Chris Paluch.

January 07, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Data drive traffic safety improvements

Data drive traffic safety improvements

Even as police officers in Indiana write accident reports, allowing trends to be analyzed each year, officers are trying to reduce accident rates. Their efforts are working.

December 12, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Study: 2 of 5 admit drowsy driving

WASHINGTON | Two out of every five drivers admit to having fallen asleep at the wheel at some point, with one in 10 saying they've done so in the past year, according to a new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study.

November 08, 2010 11:41 am
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