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.
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.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A rolled over semi trailer had all lanes of Interstate 394 closed Thursday morning at Sauk Trail, police said.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is getting it from all sides in the debate over potential county employee pay raises in 2015.
SCHERERVILLE | Drenth's Highway Garage, a tire dealer and an auto repair shop, will celebrate its first anniversary with an open house Saturday.
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.
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).
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.
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.
CROWN POINT | Crown Point American Legion Post 20 holds its fall turkey shoots from noon to 4 p.m. on weekends through October.
South Shore Arts will begin its fall term of classes the week of Oct. 6 at its locations in Munster, Crown Point and Hammond.
VALPARAISO | Opportunity Enterprises is still seeking volunteers for its annual Pack-A-Thon event.
VALPARAISO | South Shore Orchestra will celebrate the beginning of its 10th season as Valparaiso’s community orchestra with this concert season dedicated to "Imagine."
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.
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.
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.
GRIFFITH | The Griffith Fire Department recently received a donation of three Task Force Tips Blitzfire oscillating monitors from Marathon Pipeline LLC.
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…
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…
Well, I attended one of those events that marks a seminal moment in one’s life.
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…
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.
FLOSSMOOR | Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School will present its fall play, "Eurydice," the last weekend in September.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MICHIGAN CITY | Plans to reconstruct U.S. 20 across much of Michigan City was outlined Wednesday.
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.
HOBART | Officer Kirk Homoky has been placed back on unpaid administrative leave.
GARY | A Gary woman died early Wednesday after a drunken driver struck her and kept going, authorities said.
HAMMOND | A student data system at Purdue University Calumet may have been hacked.
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.
CHICAGO | Authorities have charged a second teen in the slaying of a retired Chicago police sergeant in March on the Southeast Side, police said.
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.
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.
A LaPorte man is accused of molesting a 14-year-old boy with whom he was corresponding on Facebook.
HIGHLAND | Top Fuel CrossFit plans a grand opening of its new Highland gym at 3150 45th Ave.
HEBRON | It seemed like a fairly obvious precaution, but the Hebron Town Council had a good reason for amending its building demolition ordinance Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
MARKHAM | Two men learned Wednesday they have been indicted on various criminal charges for a two-day standoff with police in Harvey.
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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