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Flash flood watch in effect throughout region

The National Weather Service on Wednesday warned of possible agricultural land flooding along part of the Kankakee River and dangerous swimming conditions in Lake Michigan.

September 10, 2014 10:20 pm
NWI Preps app brings action and stories to your fingertips

NWI Preps app brings action and stories to your fingertips

Some of the stories are action highlights of the competition like the winning touchdown, the perfect kill with the game on the line, the line drive diving catch that stopped the rally in the bottom of the last inning, or perhaps it's the inspiring story of family and friends that rally behin…

September 02, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Sportfishing program teaches 4-H youth about natural resources

Sportfishing program teaches 4-H youth about natural resources

Lake County youth went fishing this summer thanks to the Lake County 4-H Sportfishing program. Forty-seven young people enrolled in this annual program which teaches youth about fish, fishing, aquatic habitats, and the conservation of Indiana’s natural resources.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Fair Oaks Farms is phasing out cow dehorning

Fair Oaks Farms is an industry pioneer in phasing out cow dehorning, which animal rights activists describe as a cruel mutilation.

August 28, 2014 12:45 pm
Lightning sparks at least one fire; rains bring relief from heat

Lightning sparks at least one fire; rains bring relief from heat

Lightning caused at least one fire Monday afternoon as a line of storms brought rain and cooler temperatures to the region.

August 25, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Flooding rains slam region again

Flooding rains slam region again

A strong, slow-moving thunderstorm hit western Lake County on Saturday afternoon, closing U.S. 30 in both directions near U.S. 41 and stranding some motorists in floodwaters.

August 23, 2014 6:12 pm Photos

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Man found dead in tent

BROOK | Brook police and the Newton County coroner are investigating the death of a man who was found in a tent outside a residence Saturday morning.

August 16, 2014 6:00 pm
Griffith man charged in union member's death

Griffith man charged in union member's death

CROWN POINT | Jacob Oxley woke up with a headache on Dec. 13. 

August 11, 2014 7:20 pm
State finds more than 700k inaccurate voter records

State finds more than 700k inaccurate voter records

INDIANAPOLIS | More than 700,000 Hoosier voter registration records are set to be marked "inactive," after a second attempt by Secretary of State Connie Lawson failed to confirm registration data.

August 11, 2014 2:15 pm Related

South Shore Arts luncheon is Wednesday at Fair Oaks

South Shore Arts' August Chamber Luncheon is inviting Region 4 members to its monthly social gathering, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Farmhouse Restaurant, 856 N 600 East, Fair Oaks. There will be an opportunity to meet constituents, network and collaborate…

August 10, 2014 12:00 am
Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana is in good shape when it comes to water supplies, but other areas of the state may face shortages in the next half-century without planning and managing Indiana's water resources.

August 08, 2014 4:00 pm Related

PUC hosts Stand Down for veterans and their families

GARY | Purdue University Calumet will host its third annual Stand Down from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Indiana National Guard Limited Army Aviation Support Facility, 6289 Industrial Highway.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana Congressman says immigrant kids might have Ebola

Indiana Congressman says immigrant kids might have Ebola

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., suggested Monday that immigrant children from Central America could be carrying the Ebola virus that has killed some 800 people this year in West Africa.

August 04, 2014 8:00 pm Related

Search continues for Hammond man feared drowned in Newton Co.

MOROCCO | Recovery crews planned to continue searching until dark Monday for the body of a Hammond man believed to have drowned last weekend in JC Murphy Lake at Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area.

July 21, 2014 4:30 pm

Hammond man missing in lake at Willow Slough

MOROCCO | Rescuers continued searching Sunday for a Hammond man who went missing the night before in water at JC Murphy Lake at Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife area in Newton County, officials said.

July 20, 2014 11:00 pm

Nonprofit youth organizations can apply for IYI grants

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Youth Institute invites community and faith-based nonprofit organizations in Indiana serving children and youth to apply for assistance to improve their current effectiveness and their capacity to serve in the future.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for region

A beach hazards statement remains in effect through Tuesday night for Lake Michigan beaches in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties.

July 14, 2014 10:39 pm
New Fair Oaks restaurant takes farm-to-table to the extreme

New Fair Oaks restaurant takes farm-to-table to the extreme

Farm-to-table is a pretty popular concept these days, and a new restaurant takes it about as far as it can go, growing and raising almost all its food right outside.

July 10, 2014 12:00 pm

Aliveness Project hosts National Get Tested Day event

GARY | The Aliveness Project of Northwest Indiana will host a “Take the Test, Take Control” event Friday aimed at testing as many people for HIV as possible.

June 26, 2014 12:00 am
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