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.
EAST CHICAGO | Two contractors who were injured during a fatal accident at an East Chicago steel mill remain hospitalized.
A Valparaiso man who was working as a contractor at the ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor West steel mill in East Chicago was killed in an accident Wednesday morning. Two other contractors were injured.
Injuries and illnesses suffered at Indiana workplaces fell by 7 percent last year, marking the first time the rate has declined since 2009.
PORTAGE | A Canadian couple were killed Saturday morning after their car hit an embankment, went airborne and dropped 30 feet off the interstate near Portage, police said.
LAKE STATION | The Lake Station Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a chili dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Fire Station, 1876 Fairview.
HOBART | St. Mary Medical Center is conducting a mock disaster drill from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, officials said.
MUNSTER | The lives of the seven family members killed in an Interstate 65 crash were celebrated Thursday with music and video clips.
Indiana workplaces have gotten safer, with the fewest fatalities on record last year, but state officials would still like to lower the number of fatal vehicle crashes.
MERRILLVILLE | An estimated 500 employees of Enbridge Energy Partners LP would swarm into Hobart if the company's new Line 6B oil pipeline ever started leaking into the Deep River.
A pilot killed Sunday when his ultralight aircraft crashed in a LaPorte County cornfield was on his way to have breakfast with another man flying with him in a separate aircraft.
PORTAGE | Five people went to Porter Regional Hospital on Wednesday morning after a three-car crash on U.S. 20 near Salt Creek Road.
MICHIGAN CITY | A South Shore commuter train was just minutes from a train bridge when the bridge sustained heavy damage when it was struck by a garbage truck Thursday.
HOBART | The two-car fatal crash caused by drinking promgoers was staged but sent a sobering message to students who watched outside Hobart High School.
HOBART | Six people were injured in a two-car crash Thursday night on the frontage road north of Star Dust Bowling Alley off U.S. 30, police said.
SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP | A 39-year-old woman and her 7-year-old son were killed Saturday morning when the car in which they were riding struck a tree.
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