WHITING | The release of up to 1,638 gallons of crude oil into Lake Michigan from BP's Whiting Refinery will likely not harm area wildlife -- in large part -- thanks to the long, brutal winter.
Brews at the Shoe
An assortment of brews will be in the spotlight Saturday at Brews at the Shoe at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond.
Winter isn't ready to ease its grip on the region just yet.
Lower temperatures caused black ice on some area roadways Friday morning, keeping area police busy responding to slide-off and spin-out crashes.
Chris Muskin shovels his car out of his driveway in Whiting on Jan. 7.
Local law enforcement officials may have found one of the few pieces of good news from the seemingly never-ending snow and below-zero temperatures this this year.
It has been so cold and snowy this winter, it feels like the North Pole has been relocated.
Michael Jones, of Gary, heads south on Broadway Jan. 6 near Ridge Road as he looks for work shoveling snow.
With the wind chill dipping well into negative digits and snow that continues to fall and drift, hospitals are seeing an influx of patients with weather-related injuries.
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.
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.
Offering perspective on today's issues
As Northwest Indiana residents return to their daily routines, officials warn motorists to continue using precaution on the roads.
The bitter cold has kept local plumbers busy, with at least two companies receiving 30 to 40 calls a day from homeowners dealing with frozen pipes.
As Northwest Indiana entered its fourth day of treacherous weather, police continued to report issues on the road because of icy conditions and drifting snow.
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