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Public comment period extended for NIPSCO gas rate hike

The Merrillville-based utility wants to increase base gas rates for its 820,000 gas customers in 32 counties. NIPSCO says the increase would be phased in by mid-2018 and fully implemented by early 2019.

Diamond says he has Parkinson’s, retires from touring

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer offered his “sincerest apologies” to those who planned to go to his shows and says he plans to still write, record and work on other projects “for a long time to come.”

Alaska hit by 7.9 earthquake; tsunami warning canceled

The strong earthquake hit at 12:30 a.m. and was recorded about 170 miles southeast of Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska. Kodiak Island is located about 200 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, which was not under a tsunami threat.

EMT killed in Miami County ambulance crash

An EMT was killed Monday morning after the driver of an ambulance he was riding in ran a red light and crashed into a car in Miami County according to Indiana State Police.

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Solar industry on edge as Trump weighs tariffs on panels

The solar business in the U.S. has boomed in recent years, driven by falling prices for panels, thanks in part to cheap imports. That has made solar power more competitive with electricity generated from coal and natural gas.

FBI: Flares, not explosives, went off at Florida mall

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says two items believed to be marine flares ignited in a hallway at a Florida mall, creating a large amount of smoke. Police had initially said they were IEDs.

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It was reported that the crumpled blue-and-white Dixie cup was snagged by a fan in April 1956, after Elvis performed at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Pavilion.