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Clergy see Easter sermon as way to entice more faithful

Pews fill up so much for Easter the faithful have to show up earlier than usual to find a parking space, and some churches even tack on extra services to accommodate the crowds.

April 20, 2014 1:00 am

Remembering three lives lost

RENSSELAER | By the flickering light of candles, members of this small tight-knit community came together on Good Friday evening to remember three of their own lost in a tragic vehicle accident Monday morning.

April 19, 2014 12:00 am

Children identified in fatal I-65 crash; father also killed in wreck

JASPER COUNTY | The two children killed Monday night in an Interstate 65 crash were identified Thursday. 

April 17, 2014 8:31 pm

Michigan City artists explore light in exhibit at Rensselaer’s Fendig Gallery

“Seeing the Light,” an exhibit of 32 works of art by 18 members of the Lubeznik Center's Area Artists Association, will be presented by the Prairie Arts Council in their Lilian Fendig Gallery, 301 N. Van Rensselaer St., Rensselaer.

April 17, 2014 3:05 pm

Region doctor, children killed in I-65 crash

Region doctor, children killed in I-65 crash

A Rensselaer doctor and two of his children were killed Monday night in one of several crashes that plagued the region as snow hit the area.

April 15, 2014 8:35 pm Photos

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DeMotte woman competes in Local Heroes contest

DeMotte woman competes in Local Heroes contest

Winning a new van could change Dawn Zubrenic’s life.

April 15, 2014 7:15 pm

NWI schools receive four-star designation

More than 40 local schools received a four-star school designation for the 2012-13 school year from the Indiana Department of Education.

April 15, 2014 7:15 pm

Nitric acid spill closes Interstate 65 in Jasper County

ROSELAWN | Troopers temporarily closed a portion of Interstate 65 on Monday night after a semitruck rolled over and spilled nitric acid across the road, police said. 

April 14, 2014 11:02 pm

Snow expected for evening rush

The first April snow in the Chicago region in three years is expected to fall by the Monday evening rush.

April 14, 2014 7:18 am

Local pork producers protect pigs from epidemic

Local pork producers protect pigs from epidemic

The price of pork has been pushed up by a virus that has killed millions of baby pigs nationwide over the winter.

April 10, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Program links social work interns with patients

Program links social work interns with patients

Students working toward a master's degree in social work at Indiana University Northwest in Gary have a new internship option.

April 09, 2014 4:30 pm

Medical emergency call leads to cocaine charges for truck driver

DEMOTTE | A truck driver who called police because of a medical emergency Monday has been cited for possession of cocaine, authorities said.

April 08, 2014 3:02 pm

Tax cuts boost Indiana's business tax climate rank

Tax cuts boost Indiana's business tax climate rank

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is poised to move up two spots on a widely watched ranking of state business tax climates, thanks to the corporate income tax cut and business personal property tax reforms signed into law last month by Gov. Mike Pence.

April 07, 2014 4:52 pm Related

Lake County suffers state's largest population decline

Lake County suffers state's largest population decline

In terms of demographic trends, Northwest Indiana is a tale of two counties.

April 06, 2014 10:00 pm

Indiana seeks federal permission to grow hemp

INDIANAPOLIS | The state seed commissioner is wasting no time in trying to win federal approval for Hoosier farmers to grow hemp for industrial purposes.

April 03, 2014 6:30 pm Video Related

Feds deny Indiana request for winter storm aid

INDIANAPOLIS | The Federal Emergency Management Agency has rejected Gov. Mike Pence's request for funds to cover a portion of the snow removal and public safety expenses incurred by 49 Indiana counties — including Lake, LaPorte, Newton and Ja…

April 02, 2014 4:30 pm

Ind. 49 bridge over Kankakee River to be closed

PORTER COUNTY | The Ind. 49 bridge over the Kankakee River will be closed Saturday through early October for repairs, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation.

April 01, 2014 5:36 pm

Two troopers promoted at Lowell State Police Post

LOWELL | Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter promoted Senior Trooper Mike Jones and Trooper Carl Hall to the rank of corporal to serve as district duty officers of the Indiana State Police Lowell District. Jones and Hall were s…

March 26, 2014 12:00 am Related

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Pence expects business tax cuts to produce new jobs

GREENWOOD, Ind. | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law a package of business tax cuts Tuesday that's smaller than he originally sought, but which he believes still will lure companies to Indiana and help existing Hoosier employers grow.

March 25, 2014 6:00 pm

Ohio man killed in three-vehicle crash on I-65

Ohio man killed in three-vehicle crash on I-65

An Ohio man was killed and three vehicles he was hauling were catapulted off a trailer Tuesday when he rear-ended a semi on Interstate 65 south of the Rensselaer exit, police said.

March 25, 2014 5:20 pm Photos

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Three arrested following meth lab bust in DeMotte

DEMOTTE | Three people were arrested after police found a methamphetamine lab in the 800 block of Begonia Street, police said.

March 24, 2014 5:21 pm

'Swamp People' meet the Snow People

'Swamp People' meet the Snow People

HOBART | Hunters of deer, alligators, snapping turtles and bargains crowded this weekend into the newly reimagined Gander Mountain Store at Southlake Mall.

March 22, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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March 22, 2014 12:05 am

Purdue alumni offers two scholarships

The Purdue Alumni Club of Northwest Indiana has applications for two club scholarships available, a Book Scholarship and a Purdue Scholar Award.

March 20, 2014 4:00 pm

Be warned: Indiana State Excise Police might crack down on your March Madness bets

Be warned: Indiana State Excise Police might crack down on your March Madness bets

As Northwest Indiana residents scramble to fill out a bracket, some might want to pause before adding money to the mix. 

March 19, 2014 3:15 pm Photos

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South Shore funding took unplanned route through Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | When the Indiana General Assembly convened 10 weeks ago, no one expected region lawmakers would return with $4 million to help the local match to obtain federal funds for the South Shore Line extension to Dyer.

March 15, 2014 7:00 pm

Lawmakers send business tax cut package to Pence

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled General Assembly approved a package of business tax cuts, during its final meeting of the year Thursday, that supporters believe will create jobs by making Indiana stand out as a low-tax haven for companies.

March 13, 2014 7:00 pm

Ice causes problems during Thursday morning commute

Ice causes problems during Thursday morning commute

Slushy snowmelt that froze on local streets Wednesday night caused some problems for motorists Thursday morning.

March 13, 2014 5:00 pm Related

Pence signs new law aiding military veterans

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence signed a measure expanding veteran access to a state relief fund into law Thursday, the first proposal -- out of an expected 200 or so -- he will act on in the next few weeks.

March 13, 2014 1:38 pm

Air show organizers seek vendors

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and Fair Oaks Farms are seeking vendors for the 2014 South Shore Air Show.

March 13, 2014 11:00 am

Local teen earns seat at national conference for future doctors

Local teen earns seat at national conference for future doctors

Ethan Shields’ intellect and longtime interest in science earned him a seat at the three-day Congress of Future Medical Leaders program.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am

General Assembly preparing to close annual session

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly is planning to adjourn for the year Thursday, but lawmakers still are negotiating the final texts of some four dozen legislative proposals — including a business tax cut, whether to permit guns in s…

March 12, 2014 7:00 pm

Latest snowfall leaves hundreds without power

Latest snowfall leaves hundreds without power

The latest snowfall left thousands without power for most of Wednesday and caused numerous crashes.   

March 12, 2014 7:01 pm Photos

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Kidney transplant recipient pays it forward

Kidney transplant recipient pays it forward

GRIFFITH | Blake Loudenber is a game changer.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Forecast: 8 inches of snow, blizzard-like conditions Wednesday

The National Weather Service is warning of blizzard-like conditions late Tuesday night through Wednesday morning, with 8 inches of accumulation possible by the time it's all over.

March 11, 2014 7:05 am Related

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Jordy and Jax BBQ

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Jordy and Jax BBQ

For 20 years, Bill and Kim Walz lived in the DeMotte area and worked in "up north" restaurants.

March 08, 2014 2:59 pm

Pence seeks federal winter storm aid for most region counties

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has requested federal grants to cover a portion of the local snow removal and public safety expenses incurred by 49 Indiana counties — including Lake, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper — during the Jan. 5-9 severe wint…

March 07, 2014 4:55 pm

Animal lovers to the rescue

Animal lovers to the rescue

Emily Halgrimson's dog, Penny, is a happy, 40-pound beagle whose name suits her bright coppery color.

March 04, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Cook Co. issues 258 marriage licenses to gay couples in 1st week

CHICAGO | Same-gender couples from the Southeast Side, surrounding suburbs and Northwest Indiana were among the 258 couples who were issued marriage licenses during the first week the Cook County clerk’s office could issue them.

March 04, 2014 11:55 am

New leader tapped for NWI Forum

New leader tapped for NWI Forum

A new leader will take the reins at the Northwest Indiana Forum, a privately funded economic development agency.

March 03, 2014 11:15 am

Region socked by heavy snow once again

Like an unwanted guest overstaying their welcome, winter showed no sign of leaving Sunday morning with Northwest Indiana residents digging out from 6 inches or more of fresh snow.

March 02, 2014 9:40 am

Youths urged to enter Money Smart Kid CContest by Monday

MERRILLVILLE | In conjunction with the U.S. Federal Reserve’s 8th annual Money Smart Week, Lakeshore Public Media, Junior Achievement and the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana are sponsoring the Money Smart Kid Contest with…

March 01, 2014 12:00 am

State is accepting nominations for Company to Watch awards

Indiana is looking for few good businesses.

February 28, 2014 5:00 am

Bitter cold returns, accumulating snow possible this weekend

Some parts of the region are in for another shot of below-zero wind chills Thursday.

February 26, 2014 1:50 pm Related

Forecast: 30 below zero wind chills Wednesday

Winter isn't ready to ease its grip on the region just yet. 

February 25, 2014 6:52 am

Senate busts open gated communities for politicians

INDIANAPOLIS | This election year could find more politicians and their supporters visiting residents of gated communities and other neighborhoods that usually restrict door-to-door solicitors.

February 24, 2014 5:30 pm

Scrap Metal Services buy local auto parts yards

Scrap Metal Services LLC has bought auto parts scrap yards in Gary, Lake Station, Westville and DeMotte.

February 24, 2014 12:23 pm

Northwest Indiana home sales catch January cold

Northwest Indiana home sales catch January cold

Single-family homes sales in Northwest Indiana decreased 5.8 percent in January, breaking a streak of 30 straight months of year-over-year increases, according to sales figures from the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors.

February 23, 2014 1:00 pm Photos

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February 23, 2014 12:05 am

Lower temps cause slick roads, easing flooding concerns

Lower temps cause slick roads, easing flooding concerns

Lower temperatures caused black ice on some area roadways Friday morning, keeping area police busy responding to slide-off and spin-out crashes.

February 21, 2014 1:40 pm Related

Clergy see Easter sermon as way to entice more faithful

Pews fill up so much for Easter the faithful have to show up earlier than usual to find a parking space, and some churches even tack on extra …

April 20, 2014 1:00 am

Remembering three lives lost

RENSSELAER | By the flickering light of candles, members of this small tight-knit community came together on Good Friday evening to remember t…

April 19, 2014 12:00 am
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