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NIPSCO: Power to be restored Thursday

NIPSCO: Power to be restored Thursday

The 10,000 NIPSCO customers remaining without power more than 48 hours after powerful storms and two tornadoes ripped through Northwest Indiana should have had it restored by late Thursday night.

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Emergency preparedness takes on new meaning

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Emergency preparedness takes on new meaning

Meteorologists confirmed more than 74 tornadoes ravaged the Midwest over a two-day period in November, leaving 10 dead and hundreds injured in Illinois and Indiana alone. It is proof that communities need to be prepared for nature’s fury and other disasters.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am

Crete police collecting donations for tornado-ravaged town

CRETE | Police officials are asking village residents to help collect food, clothing and other goods for the residents of tornado-stricken Washington, Ill.

November 26, 2013 9:10 pm
Portage clerk-treasurer transforms into storm chaser

Portage clerk-treasurer transforms into storm chaser

PORTAGE | While most people got up Sunday morning thinking about going to church or the noontime Chicago Bears game, Clerk-Treasurer Chris Stidham had other plans.

November 19, 2013 3:00 pm Photos

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Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

A young boy takes a break from helping comb the rubble of Curt Zehr's home just outside Washington, Ill., on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Zehr's wife and adult son took shelter in their basement as a tornado destroyed their farm house they were not injured. The tornado cut a path of destruction th…

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Friends and neighbors comb the rubble of Curt Zehr's home just outside Washington, Ill., on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Zehr's wife and adult son took shelter in the basement at the base of the pictured stairs as a tornado destroyed their farm house. They were not injured. The tornado cut a path …

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

Tornadoes, damaging storms sweep across Midwest

A news cameraman shoots video of the rubble of an auto parts store destroyed by a tornado in Washington, Ill., on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Illinois State Police says everal people were inside at the time the tornado hit but all escaped uninjured. The tornado cut a path of destruction through W…

November 18, 2013 12:07 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Storm chasers must heed warnings

GUEST COMMENTARY: Storm chasers must heed warnings

The tragic death of noted weather researcher and former Discovery Channel storm chaser Tim Samaras has shaken all of us in the meteorological community.

June 05, 2013 1:35 pm
Former Chesterton resident reunited with dog after tornado

Former Chesterton resident reunited with dog after tornado

Former Chesterton resident Pam Chandler is reunited with her dog, Abby, after they were separated during Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla.

May 23, 2013 2:19 pm
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May 23, 2013 12:00 am
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May 23, 2013 12:00 am
White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie hopes to help tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma

White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie hopes to help tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma

CHICAGO | Conor Gillaspie couldn't keep his eyes of the images from Moore, Okla., as the White Sox prepared for Monday night's game.

May 22, 2013 5:59 pm Photos

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Widespread damage reported throughout region after storm

Widespread damage reported throughout region after storm

A Toyota Corolla is crushed beneath a large tree branch that fell on it Tuesday at Institute Street and Michigan Avenue in Valparaiso.

July 24, 2012 3:52 pm
Storm blows roof off of business

Storm blows roof off of business

Jay Bridges of Car Quest Auto Parts surveys the roof of his store that was blown into the parking lot Tuesday in Merrillville after a severe storm.

July 24, 2012 11:05 am
Widespread damage reported throughout region after storm

Widespread damage reported throughout region after storm

A power line poll sits snapped in half Tuesday after a storm blew the CarQuest Auto Parts store's roof into it Tuesday along U.S. 30 in Merrillville. Parts of U.S. 30 were shut down early Tuesday morning while the damage was cleaned up.

July 24, 2012 11:00 am
Widespread damage reported throughout region after storm

Widespread damage reported throughout region after storm

Adam Carlisle surveys the damage Tuesday after a storm tore the roof off a building that houses CarQuest Auto Parts on U.S. 30 in Merrillville.

July 24, 2012 10:49 am
Martin helps out at VHS tournament

Martin helps out at VHS tournament

VALPARAISO | Everyone likes to brag about their hometown to their college buddies.

April 20, 2012 7:56 pm

United Way donates $7,500 for tornado recovery efforts

GRIFFITH | The Lake Area United Way awarded a $7,500 emergency grant to assist with tornado relief efforts in southeastern Indiana.

April 09, 2012 8:00 pm

VHS students create 3-on-3 tournament to benefit school destroyed by tornado

VALPARAISO | On March 2, as severe weather swept through southern Indiana and Kentucky, Valparaiso High School senior Philip Russell communicated with friends and family in the area via text and Twitter.

April 01, 2012 7:36 pm

Sauk Village offers aid to Southern Illinois tornado victims

SAUK VILLAGE | The Village Board gave its support to allowing the Fire Department to use a municipal-owned vehicle to ship supplies next week to Harrisburg — a Southern Illinois city that sustained severe damage from a series of tornadoes on Feb. 29 that swept through Missouri, Illinois, Ind…

March 14, 2012 10:30 am
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