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Bulls sign guard E'Twaun Moore

Bulls sign guard E'Twaun Moore

CHICAGO | The Bulls have signed former Orlando Magic guard E'Twaun Moore, the team announced Thursday.

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Waste board begins process to find new director

CROWN POINT | Fewer night meetings and less credit card use may be on tap for the Lake County Solid Waste Management District in the wake of t…

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Man loses job, goes to jail after Facebook comments targeting police

Man loses job, goes to jail after Facebook comments targeting police

HAMMOND | A man was fired from his job and his bond was revoked in a criminal case this week after he made comments on Facebook advocating vio…

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Man loses job, goes to jail after Facebook comments targeting police

Man loses job, goes to jail after Facebook comments targeting police

HAMMOND | A man was fired from his job and his bond was revoked in a criminal case this week after he made comments on Facebook advocating vio…

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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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Gary man reaches plea deal in bank robbery cases

HAMMOND | A Gary man suspected in two Merrillville bank robberies reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors Thursday.

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Two accused of burglarizing storage site at Gary airport

CROWN POINT | Two men were charged Thursday in connection with a burglary at a Gary/Chicago International Airport storage building.

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Bulls sign guard E'Twaun Moore

Bulls sign guard E'Twaun Moore

CHICAGO | The Bulls have signed former Orlando Magic guard E'Twaun Moore, the team announced Thursday.

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Trucker sentenced in beating of off-duty M'ville cop

Trucker sentenced in beating of off-duty M'ville cop

CROWN POINT | An Oregon truck driver was sentenced Thursday to 20 months in prison after a Lake County jury found him guilty in the battery of…

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Police: Man left stolen Audi running to rob Radio Shack

CROWN POINT | A Dolton man drove to a Griffith Radio Shack in a stolen Audi and left it running while he went inside and robbed the store, cou…

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Cubs prospect pitches in to support special needs

Cubs prospect pitches in to support special needs

Chicago Cubs prospect and Highland native Jordan Minch has pitched in numerous high pressure situations throughout his career, but never as ne…

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Lake County considers more money for disabled

CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioners are requesting the County Council appropriate an additional $140,000 next year to contribute to the Ar…

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Fate of 3,800 Lake adoptions hangs on justices' ruling

Fate of 3,800 Lake adoptions hangs on justices' ruling

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in a dispute that could void 3,800 Lake County adoptions approved over …

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Coroner still asks help ID'ing victim of homicide 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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Crown Point to auction city-owned land

CROWN POINT | City-owned land occupied by Babe Ruth League ball fields on Indiana Avenue will be auctioned to get ready for the league's plann…

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Reputed gang member fights motion to keep jurors' identities secret

HAMMOND | Attorneys for a reputed Imperial Gangsters member facing the death penalty say there is insufficient evidence to support the governm…

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IUN grad students propose new education strategies

IUN grad students propose new education strategies

GARY | Graduate students at Indiana University Northwest took information from a community conversation on education and developed a strategic…

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Community health centers land $986,190 in federal grants

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $986,190 to community health centers in Northwest Indiana.

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Should annoying drinkers go to jail?

Should annoying drinkers go to jail?

INDIANAPOLIS | What does it mean for a drunk person to "annoy?"

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Study nixes teaching hospital, promotes trauma centers

A feasibility study ordered by the General Assembly throws cold water on proposals for a teaching hospital in Northwest Indiana, but ratifies …

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Munster man expected to serve 11 years under OWI plea agreement

Munster man expected to serve 11 years under OWI plea agreement

CROWN POINT | A Munster man is expected to be sentenced to 11 years in prison after admitting Thursday to drunken driving and causing a crash …

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South Shore CVA preparing holiday exhibit

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is doing some upkeep on its “A Christmas Story Comes Home” exhibit in anticipation…

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Professional Women's Conference continues success

Professional Women's Conference continues success

MERRILLVILLE | About 300 businesswomen from throughout the area gathered at the Radisson Hotel on Thursday to learn and share lessons on work …

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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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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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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-ce…

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Devil's Trumpet Brewing Co. blossoms in Hobart

Devil's Trumpet Brewing Co. blossoms in Hobart

HOBART | The new Devil's Trumpet Brewing Co. has an India pale ale that's known as My Ghetto because the brewers spent so much time in the bre…

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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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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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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 …

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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 Pip…

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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 g…

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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 partne…

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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, o…

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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,…

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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.

September 17, 2014 8:30 pm

Hobart officer back on unpaid leave

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

September 17, 2014 7:16 pm

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.

September 17, 2014 7:03 pm

Purdue Calumet possibly hacked

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

September 17, 2014 7:00 pm

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.

September 17, 2014 6:00 pm

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 …

September 17, 2014 5:15 pm

Top Fuel CrossFit to open in Highland

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

September 17, 2014 4:56 pm

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 Co…

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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 Zoelle…

September 17, 2014 4:30 pm

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 p…

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Zoeller warns of IRS telephone scam

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller is warning Hoosiers to be on guard following a recent uptick in scam phone calls from fraudsters …

September 17, 2014 3:45 pm

Judge, attorneys take in juror experiences

Judge, attorneys take in juror experiences

EAST CHICAGO | Six former jurors shared thoughts on their experiences in the criminal court system during a Constitution Day program in the Ea…

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