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Police seek public's help in investigation of bulldog statue vandalism

Police seek public's help in investigation of bulldog statue vandalism

CROWN POINT | Photos of a gray hoodie with a distinctive label and a sledgehammer with red paint streaks on its yellow handle were released Thursday by police investigating the vandalism of a high school bulldog statue.

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Whiting teen held without bond in cop's shooting

CHICAGO | A Cook County judge on Wednesday ordered Jeremy Mendez held without bond in connection with the slaying of a retired Chicago cop in March.

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Lanes reopen after rollover closes I-394 at Sauk Trail

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A rolled over semi trailer had all lanes of Interstate 394 closed Thursday morning at Sauk Trail, police said.

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Pressure rises over Lake County government pay raises

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is getting it from all sides in the debate over potential county employee pay raises in 2015.

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Drenth's Highway Garage to hold open house

SCHERERVILLE | Drenth's Highway Garage, a tire dealer and an auto repair shop, will celebrate its first anniversary with an open house Saturday.

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Coroner still seeking help in ID'ing man found dead in Gary

The Lake County Coroner's office again issued a plea for the public's help Thursday in identifying a man found dead in Gary last month.

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Wood stove swaps will clean air

A wood stove swap program in Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton counties can net participants a voucher of $1,000 toward purchase of a new EPA-certified wood stove and up to $4,000 to replace an outdoor wood boiler (hydronic heater).

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Indiana University honors Ukraine crash victim

Indiana University honors Ukraine crash victim

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A posthumous doctoral degree has been given to the family of an Indiana University student among those killed when a jetliner was shot down over Ukraine.

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C.P. Legion Auxiliary 20 hosts Hawaiian luau on Saturday

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point  American Legion Auxiliary Unit 20 hosts a Hawaiian luau from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Legion, 1401 N. Main St.

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Turkey shoots raise money for veteran causes

CROWN POINT | Crown Point American Legion Post 20 holds its fall turkey shoots from noon to 4 p.m. on weekends through October.

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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

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YMCA briefs

Portage YMCA

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South Shore Arts hosts fall classes in Munster, Crown Point and Hammond

South Shore Arts hosts fall classes in Munster, Crown Point and Hammond

South Shore Arts will begin its fall term of classes the week of Oct. 6 at its locations in Munster, Crown Point and Hammond.

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More volunteers need for Pack-A-Thon event

VALPARAISO | Opportunity Enterprises is still seeking volunteers for its annual Pack-A-Thon event.

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Texas Roadhouse event aids food pantry

Texas Roadhouse event aids food pantry

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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

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Soundscapes brings cultures together

Soundscapes brings cultures together

VALPARAISO | South Shore Orchestra will celebrate the beginning of its 10th season as Valparaiso’s community orchestra with this concert season dedicated to "Imagine."

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50 Fit & Fabulous to benefit the Valparaiso Family YMCA annual Community Assistance Campaign

50 Fit & Fabulous to benefit the Valparaiso Family YMCA annual Community Assistance Campaign

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Family YMCA's annual 50 Fit & Fabulous style show begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at Old Town Banquet Center, 711 Calumet Ave.

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Fill the boot

Fill the boot

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Lansing family reminisces about the old days

Lansing family reminisces about the old days

THROWBACK THURSDAY | The Times is celebrating our region's rich history. Check out our gallery on nwi.com and share an historic photo(s) with us today by emailing Celebrate@nwi.com.

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Space Race 5K Run/2K Walk benefits Challenger Learning Center

Blast off with the Space Race 5K Run & 2K Walk this Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana on the campus of Purdue University Calumet in Hammond. 

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Pipeline company donate nozzles to firefighters

GRIFFITH | The Griffith Fire Department recently received a donation of three Task Force Tips Blitzfire oscillating monitors from Marathon Pipeline LLC.

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New elementary school offers aftercare program at youthclub

GARY | Mosaic Community School has opened an elementary school serving grades K-2 for the 2014-15 school year with plans to offer additional grades each subsequent year with a high-quality curriculum, positive school culture with an integrati…

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Veterans garden established at The Salvation Army

EAST CHICAGO | A Veterans Memorial Garden has been established at The Salvation Army Corps Building in East Chicago, made possible by a partnership with The Salvation Army and Home Depot in Hammond for the space and location, as well as suppo…

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A few years down the road

Well, I attended one of those events that marks a seminal moment in one’s life.

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Newly formed GSU Chorale announces season

UNIVERSITY PARK | The 130-voice Governors State University Concert Chorale, under the direction of Albert M. Jackson, has announced their 2014-2015 season. The group, which operated for the past 16 seasons under the name South Suburban Choral…

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Tap Action for Autism fundraiser set for Saturday

GRIFFITH | Innovations in Learning, in Merrillville, will co-host a beer tasting fundraiser Saturday with local business owner Joan Austgen, of Bone Dry Bar & Grill in Highland.

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H-F to present fall play 'Eurydice' Sept. 26 and 27

FLOSSMOOR | Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School will present its fall play, "Eurydice," the last weekend in September.

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Lansing native loves his community and works to preserve its history

Lansing native loves his community and works to preserve its history

During his lifetime, Paul Schultz has witnessed the Village of Lansing grow from 2,000 residents to nearly 30,000. As president of the Lansing Historical Society, his mission is to collect and preserve the community's history.

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The art of meditation: Monks visit region, share their culture

The art of meditation: Monks visit region, share their culture

GARY | Eight Tibetan monks sat cross-legged on a floor around a cobalt blue square mat where cups of rainbow-colored sand sat on trays. 

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'Crazy' Munster family to 'Feud' on Friday

'Crazy' Munster family to 'Feud' on Friday

MUNSTER | In the tubs full of blue oval name tags with yellow lettering, there are Jens, Brandons, Steves and Carls. But, there are no Deletas.

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Officers begin hostage rescue training at Gary airport

Officers begin hostage rescue training at Gary airport

GARY | Fourteen officers ran from the wing of the Bowing 737 aircraft through the plane’s emergency doors, sweeping through the narrow aisles, their firearms at the ready.

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Officials outline plans for U.S. 20 improvements in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | Plans to reconstruct U.S. 20 across much of Michigan City was outlined Wednesday.

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Man robbed by 3 after he let them in his home, Gary police say

GARY | A 28-year-old man let three people he didn't know very well into his home Monday and they robbed him, Gary police said.

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Hobart officer back on unpaid leave

HOBART | Officer Kirk Homoky has been placed back on unpaid administrative leave.

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Police: 29-year-old woman struck, killed by drunken driver in Gary

GARY | A Gary woman died early Wednesday after a drunken driver struck her and kept going, authorities said.

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Purdue Calumet possibly hacked

HAMMOND | A student data system at Purdue University Calumet may have been hacked.

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Portage police chase runaways driving stolen SUV

PORTAGE | Two runaways led Portage police on a short pursuit Wednesday morning and were arrested after officers spun the stolen car they were driving into a concrete median.

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Police: Second teen charged in retired cop's killing

CHICAGO | Authorities have charged a second teen in the slaying of a retired Chicago police sergeant in March on the Southeast Side, police said.

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Police seek public's help indentifying men in store surveillance photos

Police seek public's help indentifying men in store surveillance photos

SOUTH HAVEN | Police on Wednesday released surveillance photos that show two men wanted in connection with the passing of counterfeit bills at a local grocery store last month.

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Lake Station pursuit ends with arrest in Valpo

VALPARAISO | A Lake Station police pursuit ended in Valparaiso early Tuesday night with a 30-year-old Crown Point man taken into custody on a charge of a serious violent felon in possession of a firearm.

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Police: LaPorte man molested teen he met on Facebook

A LaPorte man is accused of molesting a 14-year-old boy with whom he was corresponding on Facebook.

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Top Fuel CrossFit to open in Highland

HIGHLAND | Top Fuel CrossFit plans a grand opening of its new Highland gym at 3150 45th Ave.

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Hebron takes action to prevent the obvious

HEBRON | It seemed like a fairly obvious precaution, but the Hebron Town Council had a good reason for amending its building demolition ordinance Tuesday.

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Police: Driver in fatal accident crossed center line

A 68-year-old LaPorte man was killed Tuesday on U.S. 421 in a head-on collision apparently caused by the other driver, who had his three school aged daughters riding with him.

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Crossroads Chamber rocks the region with membership drive

Crossroads Chamber rocks the region with membership drive

MERRILLVILLE | From business strategies to community awareness campaigns to investing in the future if education, the Crossroads Chamber of Commerce has prided itself on making a difference in the region.

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AG accuses abortion docs of paperwork errors

INDIANAPOLIS | The medical license of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, a former Gary abortion provider, could be revoked after Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a 1,833-count compliant against him Wednesday with the Indiana Medical Licensing Board.

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Two men indicted in Harvey police standoff

MARKHAM | Two men learned Wednesday they have been indicted on various criminal charges for a two-day standoff with police in Harvey.

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Gary schools announces improved grades

Gary schools announces improved grades

GARY | While Gary schools Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt maintains she does not like the way the state of Indiana grades schools, she released preliminary grades Wednesday showing several schools improved.

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Police seek public's help in investigation of bulldog statue vandalism

Police seek public's help in investigation of bulldog statue vandalism

CROWN POINT | Photos of a gray hoodie with a distinctive label and a sledgehammer with red paint streaks on its yellow handle were released Th…

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Whiting teen held without bond in cop's shooting

CHICAGO | A Cook County judge on Wednesday ordered Jeremy Mendez held without bond in connection with the slaying of a retired Chicago cop in March.

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