Crown Point

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Police say three schoolchildren have been hospitalized after the bus they were riding on was rear-ended by a car in northwestern Indiana.

Crown Point police say the three children complained of minor back pain after the collision Tuesday morning. About 30 children were on the bus at the time.

Police say a 40-year-old Crown Point man who was driving the car suffered a hand injury and was treated at the scene.

Wes Aldridge

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Police departments in northwestern Indiana are turning to key fobs as a way to unlock doors at local schools electronically so officers can quickly enter if there's an emergency.

The Times reports that the newly implemented system in Crown Point gives officers access to all doors at every school in the district. Officers will also be issued a school ID card.

Governor's Workforce Cabinet Meets For The First Time

May 1, 2018

A couple of months after being created by lawmakers, the newly-formed Governor’s Workforce Cabinet met for the first time Tuesday.

A mixture of government and education officials, as well as business leaders from across the state make up the 21-person cabinet. Chairman Danny Lopez says the cabinet must be results-driven to work. 

The first wave of 2018 school funding referenda are up for consideration in about two weeks. That means voters in several counties will have the power to approve or deny tax measures to make millions of dollars available for their local schools.

Purdue University economics professor Larry DeBoer says school funding referenda are usually more likely to pass in May, and the overall number of those winning voter approval has grown in recent years.


CROWN POINT - The City of Crown Point is raising funds and collecting goods in support of Hurricane Harvey victims.  Diana Bosse,  Special Events Administrator for the City, says one hundred percent of funds and goods collected will be donated to the communities in and around Alvin, Texas.  

The Indiana Department of Education announced the top 10 finalists for the 2018 Teacher of the Year Thursday.

The teacher of the year is picked by a committee including, former recipients, department staff, educational and community leaders, and higher education representatives.

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John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Crown Point Councilwoman Carol Drasga about the Seward Johnson statues in Crown Point, IN.

Fireworks and Fourth of July Safety

Jun 27, 2017
KFox 14


The best way to celebrate Independence day is with some good food, company and of course  fireworks. The worst way, though, would be a trip to the emergency room or even prison. But the two can be avoided with firework safety tips.

It’s important to know two things when using fireworks, knowing your firework, by reading the directions and instructions before igniting, and most importantly know your local laws.

National Donut Day

May 31, 2017
Salvation Army

As if Friday isn’t a treat of itself now you can also treat your stomach to a free donut, because this Friday June 2nd is National Doughnut Day.

Upcoming High School Graduation Traffic

May 24, 2017
Chicago Sun Times


Upcoming Graduations will cause an increase in traffic on many Region roadways during the first week of June. Crown Point and Merrillville High Schools will be hosting their respective graduations at the Star Plaza off of US 30.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Laboratory

Today:   Valerie Thorn, the executive director of the RecoveryWorks treatment facility in Merrillville, talks about the latest concerns that law enforcement, addiction treatment centers and the public face in the battle against opioids -- "gray death."  It's a deadly concoction of gravel-like heroin that was first reported in Southern states and is spreading across the country.

South Shore Arts

John Cain, host of "Eye on the Arts," talks with Marion Kellum about "Lillian," telling the Dillinger-era story of Lillian Holley, Lake County’s Woman Sheriff. 

Casual Fridays March 17th, 2017

Mar 17, 2017

What's it like to be addicted to heroin and any other drug that would give you a similar escape?

Is skateboarding making a resurgence, or has it never went away?

If someone challenged you to place your right hand on your cell phone and vow to never text and drive again, would you stick to it?

If you had a terminal illness, would you want your partner to find true love, again, without you? Really?

And do you know what a leprechaun really is? Or why people kiss the Blarney stone?


It's that time of year again, the Super Bowl!  And to many Northwest Indiana Hoosiers it could be a big "who cares" because there's no Bears and no Colts in Super Bowl 51.  Who is in it are the New England Patriots, who have won four Super Bowls and all within recent history, in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2015.  The Patriots will face the Atlanta Falcons, who have never won a Super Bowl.  But they did make it to the big game in 1999.  Does the game hold any interest people in the Region?  The Lakeshore finds out. / Luers Tree Farm

Region residents who want a real Christmas Tree have an entire tree farm they can go to which is local and family-owned! Luers Tree Farm, at 6303 West 91st Avenue in Crown Point started in 1976 and is still in business.

Doug Luers is a second generation owner who took over the business from his father, Bud, who started the operation while Doug was still in High School.

This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired Tuesday, July 19, 2016



Husband and wife musical duo — ROBERT ROLFE FEDDERSENand TERRI ANN FEDDERSEN  — are the in-studio musical guests for this edition of “Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges.