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Cause of deadly fire officially ruled undetermined

Cause of deadly fire officially ruled undetermined

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.

August 21, 2014 1:32 pm Photos

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Hobart woman injured in Portage crash on Wednesday

PORTAGE | A Hobart woman was airlifted Wednesday afternoon following a crash on Lute Road at the Prairie Duneland Trail.

July 10, 2014 8:19 am

LaPorte man remains in critical condition after incident

CHESTERTON | A LaPorte man remains in critical condition after being struck Friday by a pickup truck on U.S. 20.

June 10, 2014 11:50 am
Groups work to get smoke detectors into homes

Groups work to get smoke detectors into homes

Smoke detectors save lives. Just ask any firefighter.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mobile home destroyed in fire

Mobile home destroyed in fire

PORTAGE | A mobile home was destroyed in a fire in Portage Wednesday morning.

April 23, 2014 11:44 am Photos

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Estimated size of Lake Michigan oil spill grows again

Estimated size of Lake Michigan oil spill grows again

The oil spill at the BP Whiting Refinery may be as much as three times as large as first estimated.

March 27, 2014 5:30 pm
BP says majority of surface oil recovered after spill

BP says majority of surface oil recovered after spill

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.

March 26, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Investigators: Workers were not warned before fatal mill accident

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.

March 26, 2014 1:00 pm

ArcelorMittal worker dies after February incident

An ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor steelworker has died from injuries suffered when he fell into scalding water at the mill in February.

March 26, 2014 11:13 am

Dyer company faces $195,470 fine for safety violations

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.

February 25, 2014 6:30 am

Freezing warehouse workers claim company retaliation

HAMMOND | Warehouse workers who protested having to work in bitter subzero cold say the company has since fired, disciplined, suspended and threatened them.

February 19, 2014 5:00 pm

Nationally known inspirational speaker to keynote safety conference

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.

February 07, 2014 12:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Calm, compassionate caring shines in the face of calamity

GUEST COMMENTARY: Calm, compassionate caring shines in the face of calamity

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.

January 30, 2014 12:00 am

Pregnant woman injured in LaPorte County crash

LAPORTE COUNTY | A seven-month pregnant woman was recovering Friday following a head-on collision west of LaPorte.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am

Man airlifted after Monday afternoon crash

BURNS HARBOR | A Portage man was airlifted Monday afternoon following a crash on U.S. 12 between Oak Hill and Allegius roads.

December 24, 2013 11:35 am
New training institute built entirely with American-made materials

New training institute built entirely with American-made materials

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.

December 05, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Eight region businesses fined for safety violations

So far this year, the state has fined eight Northwest Indiana businesses for safety violations, a fourfold increase over 2012.

December 05, 2013 4:00 pm

Lake Station Fire Department offers smoke alarms for deaf

LAKE STATION | The Lake Station Fire Department has approximately 240 smoke alarms for the deaf/hard of hearing.

December 03, 2013 12:05 am
Hobart man charged in house crash

Hobart man charged in house crash

HOBART | A 25-year-old Hobart man fled the scene after he crashed his car into the bedroom of a sleeping toddler, police said.

November 29, 2013 7:09 pm

Portage commission approves contract for home demolition

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission this week approved the demolition of a home along the Little Calumet River.

November 23, 2013 9:00 pm
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