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  • Teen Girls Accused of Sexually Abusing Special Needs Boy

    Teen Girls Accused of Sexually Abusing Special Needs Boy
    VALPARAISO, Ind. (KTLA) -- A 16-year old girl will be tried as an adult after she and another teenager allegedly held a special needs boy against his will and sexually assaulted him. The prosecutor's office filed four felony charges against 16-year-old...
  • Ask Tom why: What is meant by the term heating degree day units?

    Dear Tom, What is meant by the term heating degree day units? —Frank Lizak, Porter, Ind. Dear Frank, With the cool days of September rapidly approaching, it is a good time to revisit the topic of heating degree days. Heating degree day units...
  • Murder charges expected in slaying of Portage woman

    Murder charges expected in slaying of Portage woman
    Murder charges are pending against an 18-year-old man who investigators believe is responsible for the death of a young woman whose body was found by searchers over the weekend in northwestern Indiana. Porter County Sheriff David Lain says Indiana...
  • Man arrested at IU in connection to Portage teen's death

    Man arrested at IU in connection to Portage teen's death
    An autopsy revealed a Portage woman died from a single gunshot wound. Murder charges are pending against an 18-year-old man who investigators believe is responsible for the death of the young woman, whose body was found by searchers over the weekend in...
  • Bond hearing today for man charged in slaying of Portage woman

    Bond hearing today for man charged in slaying of Portage woman
    An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a Portage, Ind., woman whose body was found by police near his home on Saturday, the Porter County sheriff's office said today. Dustin McCowan faces a murder charge in the...
  • Man accused of killing Portage teen appears in court Tuesday

    Man accused of killing Portage teen appears in court Tuesday
    The 18-year old man accused of killing a Portage girl made his first appearance in court Tuesday. Dustin McCowan was charged with murder Monday in connection with the death of his ex-girlfriend. An autopsy revealed Amanda Bach, 19, was instantly...
  • "BUD LIGHT'S THIRST ROW SEATS TICKET GIVEAWAY WITH LEN AND BOB" WGN-TV

    "BUD LIGHT'S  THIRST ROW SEATS TICKET GIVEAWAY  WITH LEN AND BOB" WGN-TV
    HOW TO ENTER: No purchase necessary. You must write your name, address, age, email address and phone number on a postcard or plain piece of paper. Entries should be mailed to the following address: WGN-TV "Bud Light's Thirst Row Seats Ticket Giveaway...
  • Chicago hit by heaviest snow of this season

    Chicago hit by heaviest snow of this season
    Tuesday's daylong storm left behind the biggest snowfall of the winter so far in the Chicago area, but it still dwarfed the more than a foot of snow that hit some areas of Indiana, where semis have been banned on the toll road. Snow fell across the...
  • Tornado hits Kankakee Co.; damage reported

    Tornado hits Kankakee Co.; damage reported
    A tornado was reported in Kankakee County this morning, causing damage to buildings, trees and silos in rural Pembroke Township. The twister hit near S14000E and E5000S Roads and damaged silos, trees and roofs of several buildings, said Pembroke Fire...
  • Funnel clouds spotted as storm moves south of city

    Funnel clouds were reported early tonight as a strong storm blew through south of Chicago from Illinois into Indiana. About 6:50 p.m. a tornado warning was issued for southeastern Cook County, northern Lake County in Indiana as well as northwestern...
  • Travel considered extremely dangerous in many areas

    Travel considered extremely dangerous in many areas
    The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is advising you to stay off the roads if possible, especially in areas where travel warnings and emergency declarations have been issued. Snow, ice and strong winds have created very hazardous road conditions....