NEW CARLISLE | The Indiana State Fire Marshal's Office Thursday ruled the cause of an Aug. 4 blaze at K-Fex. Inc. near Hudson Lake in the northeast corner of LaPorte County fire was undetermined.
PORTAGE | A Hobart woman was airlifted Wednesday afternoon following a crash on Lute Road at the Prairie Duneland Trail.
CHESTERTON | A LaPorte man remains in critical condition after being struck Friday by a pickup truck on U.S. 20.
Smoke detectors save lives. Just ask any firefighter.
PORTAGE | A mobile home was destroyed in a fire in Portage Wednesday morning.
The oil spill at the BP Whiting Refinery may be as much as three times as large as first estimated.
WHITING | After the second day of cleanup, crews have removed the "vast majority" of surface oil floating in a Lake Michigan cove after BP Whiting Refinery discharged as much as 756 gallons of crude into the Great Lake.
GARY | A state investigation has found a Gary company committed a serious safety violation in an accident that killed an ironworker and injured two others in November.
An ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor steelworker has died from injuries suffered when he fell into scalding water at the mill in February.
DYER | Federal labor officials are fining a Dyer-based company $195,570 for six safety violations inspectors found at an Illinois plant last year, but the business is appealing.
HAMMOND | Warehouse workers who protested having to work in bitter subzero cold say the company has since fired, disciplined, suspended and threatened them.
MERRILLVILLE | A former welder's helper who overcame a near-fatal workplace accident and went onto to be a inspiration speaker will keynote a local safety conference.
Emergency situations can bring out the best in people, and there was no truer example than the way our community responded in the aftermath of the recent Interstate 94 motor vehicle accident.
LAPORTE COUNTY | A seven-month pregnant woman was recovering Friday following a head-on collision west of LaPorte.
BURNS HARBOR | A Portage man was airlifted Monday afternoon following a crash on U.S. 12 between Oak Hill and Allegius roads.
PORTAGE | Contractors hired to do work at Northwest Indiana's steel mills, oil refinery and factories can minimize the risk of accidents by first sending workers to a new safety training center, where they can practice entering underground tanks and climbing up scaffolding.
So far this year, the state has fined eight Northwest Indiana businesses for safety violations, a fourfold increase over 2012.
LAKE STATION | The Lake Station Fire Department has approximately 240 smoke alarms for the deaf/hard of hearing.
HOBART | A 25-year-old Hobart man fled the scene after he crashed his car into the bedroom of a sleeping toddler, police said.
PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission this week approved the demolition of a home along the Little Calumet River.
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