Just in time for Christmas, LaPorte County could see up to 10 inches of snow.
A winter storm watch will be in effect Thursday night through Friday morning for LaPorte and St. Joseph counties, according to the National Weather Service. Heavy snow is possible north of U.S. 20.
The National Weather Service said quarter-sized hail and 50 mph wind gusts are possible with the storm that is expected to continue moving east through Porter County and into LaPorte County.
About 150 NIPSCO customers in the Region were without electric service Tuesday morning, including about 92 in Highland, following storms that passed through Northwest Indiana Monday.
The National Weather Service said minor flooding was possible at the Iroquois River in part of Newton County.
"Some storms could be severe, with large hail and damaging winds," according to the Monday afternoon forecast.
Hazardous swimming conditions are expected at certain Region beaches Thursday, the National Weather Service said.
"We got what we figure (was) 2 inches of rain in about 15 minutes," Munster Fire Chief Dave Pelc said, adding it was an "enormous amount of water in a short period of time."
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook Thursday, as temperatures are expected to drop below zero Thursday night into Friday morning.
The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement early Wednesday that warned of "light to moderate" snow on roadways throughout Northwest Indiana.
Wintry weather temporarily loosened its grip across much of the U.S. just in time for Thanksgiving, after tangling holiday travelers in wind, ice and snow and before more major storms descend Friday.
GENEVA — Countries need to begin making steep cuts to their greenhouse gas emissions immediately or risk missing the targets they’ve agreed for limiting global warming, with potentially dire consequences, senior United Nations officials said Tuesday.
U.S. Steel is investing $150 million in direct reduced or DR-grade pellet capabilities at one of its mines in northern Minnesota.
Steelworkers at Cleveland-Cliffs Burns Harbor can now learn hands-only CPR during their lunch breaks.
Developer Flaherty & Collins Properties celebrated the grand opening of The Banks, a $35 million mixed-use development at the NewPorte Landing.
Franciscan Health Michigan City will sponsor the upcoming Bolt for the Heart race to help fund life-saving automatic external defibrillators or AEDs for local police cars.
Much Midwest land that could be used for solar power is tied up in row crops. Researchers are examining how to build solar panels without taking out cropland.
A sheriff says a central Indiana man who fled police for 4 miles drove his car into a pickup truck and later died at a hospital. The man was identified as 32-year-old Daniel Staten of Camby. Morgan County Sheriff Richard Myers says a deputy tried to stop the car about 11 p.m. Wednesday for traffic violations on a rural road west of Mooresville when the vehicle fled. Myers says the chase ended when Staten lost control of the car and the vehicle struck the truck. The truck driver, Michael Skaggs, was evaluated at an Indianapolis hospital.
Diverted ambulances, cancer treatment delayed and electronic health records offline are just some of ripple effects of an apparent cyberattack on a major nonprofit health system that disrupted operations throughout the U.S. While CommonSpirit Health confirmed it experienced an ”“IT security issue” earlier this week, the company has remained mum when pressed for more details about the scope of the attack. Despite the lingering questions, the incident underscores the growing concerns surrounding ransomware attacks on health care systems with patient care at stake. Brett Callow, a threat analyst with cybersecurity provider Emsisoft, said the incident could be “the most significant attack on the healthcare sector to date” if all CommonSpirit hospitals and other facilities were affected.
A northern Indiana man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly firing more than a dozen shots at an Indiana State Excise Police officer who was following him. Twenty-year-old Ian Steven Austin of South Bend was arrested Tuesday by state troopers in Mishawaka and charged Wednesday with attempted murder, criminal recklessness and other felonies. The South Bend Tribune reports that prosecutors allege that Austin fired 18 rounds at excise officer Joseph Formato on Sept. 29 in the northern Indiana city. The officer was not wounded in the shooting, which occurred after he began following Austin after seeing him pull his car out of a convenience store parking lot.
The victim told officers he began to run toward the Lake Station Police Department and heard the defendant yell, "Videotape this. I'm gonna gut him like a fish."
The defendants are accused of delivering the drugs that killed Gerardo P. Alcantar, 40, of Calumet Township, on Aug. 7. One of the men also is charged with stealing Alcantar's wallet.
The boy "had apparent and significant injuries of different ages all over his body," the plea agreement states.
The Lake County Council is expected Tuesday to direct additional federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to designated water and sewer projects in several communities.
Dozens of Northwest Indiana lawyers and judges got a rare, up-close view Wednesday of the Indiana Court of Appeals in action.
"It is a fundamental rule of Indiana law that when a procedural statute conflicts with a procedural rule adopted by the Supreme Court, the latter shall take precedence," said Appeals Judge Terry Crone.
U.S. Sen Todd Young, R-Ind., announced Monday the passing of his father Sept. 30. Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Thomas McDermott Jr. said his stepfather died Tuesday.