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Visclosky: New laws, tariffs will help ailing steel business

Visclosky: New laws, tariffs will help ailing steel business

GARY – Everyone's seen the statistics and big losses steelmakers have suffered, but there's reason to feel positive about the Region's steel i…

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Families, school mourn teens

Families, school mourn teens

HAMMOND — Two mothers sat Monday in their homes, 6 miles apart, surrounded by family and friends, dealing with the grief as they mourned sons …

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Marquette school has sewage backup

GARY — Parents in Gary's Miller section were concerned about a sewage backup at Jacques Marquette Elementary School in the Gary Community Scho…

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Gary school leaders continue to investigate theft

GARY —The Gary Community School Corp. is continuing to investigate some missing technology equipment from the Williams Annex.

February 03, 2016 4:30 pm Related
Loud noises, flashes from Gary Works nothing serious

Loud noises, flashes from Gary Works nothing serious

Loud noises and bright flashes at the Gary Works steel mill early Wednesday morning startled residents as far away as the Miller section of Gary.

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Suspect charged in attempted armed robbery on the lam

Suspect charged in attempted armed robbery on the lam

GARY — Charges were filed Friday against a man believed to be involved in an attempted armed robbery at a Gary cellphone store where a securit…

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Law school partners with regional campuses to create scholar program

GARY — The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law has entered into an agreement with all five of IU’s regional campuses to create…

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IU Northwest celebrates Black History Month

GARY — Indiana University Northwest’s Department of Minority Studies, in partnership with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Af…

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SBOE's Melton asks for permanent solutions at Roosevelt

SBOE's Melton asks for permanent solutions at Roosevelt

INDIANAPOLIS — State Board of Education member Eddie Melton said he wants to see the Indiana Department of Education step into the Gary Roosev…

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Feds tap Gary for urban agriculture program

Feds tap Gary for urban agriculture program

GARY — The Steel City is one of 27 cities nationwide chosen for a federal initiative to eliminate food deserts, where people do not have acces…

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Local educators laud ISTEP bill, prep for more change

Local educators laud ISTEP bill, prep for more change

Local educators literally cheered Thursday, along with state Superintendent Glenda Ritz, when Gov. Mike Pence signed into law bills that hold …

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Bowman leaders to appeal non-renewal of charter

Bowman leaders to appeal non-renewal of charter

GARY — Leaders at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy have decided to appeal the school's non-renewal of its charter.

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Gary Roosevelt students protest lack of heat

Gary Roosevelt students protest lack of heat

GARY — As temperatures dipped below 20 degrees, Gary Roosevelt students and teachers stood outside the school Wednesday protesting a lack of h…

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Brasserie Cafe to caffeinate Gary's Miller neighborhood

Brasserie Cafe to caffeinate Gary's Miller neighborhood

You hear a lot about how tough and gritty Gary is, but you can go there to get the most delicate sea bass, organic smoothies, award-winning cr…

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Gallery: 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast

Gallery: 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast

The 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Awards were given during the 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast in Gary. 

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Gallery: funeral service for Lake County Commissioner Roosevelt Allen

Gallery: funeral service for Lake County Commissioner Roosevelt Allen

The funeral service for Lake County Commissioner Roosevelt Allen Saturday at St. Timothy Community Church in Gary. 

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Black Lives Matter hosting rally in Gary for slain Cleveland boy

Black Lives Matter hosting rally in Gary for slain Cleveland boy

Black Lives Matter Northwest Indiana/Gary will have a vigil and rally Saturday afternoon for Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy killed by a polic…

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Visclosky talks steel and South Shore at forum

Visclosky talks steel and South Shore at forum

CROWN POINT — U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, covered a wide range of topics Thursday during his first stop in a series of forums he…

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The Magic man brings wisdom to teens

The Magic man brings wisdom to teens

EAST CHICAGO — NBA Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson had teens across Lake County on their feet, clapping and screaming as he motivated the…

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ArcelorMittal warns of fraudulent job offers

ArcelorMittal warns of fraudulent job offers

Be wary if you're emailed a job offer at ArcelorMittal.

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Gary clinic continues tradition of giving

Gary clinic continues tradition of giving

GARY — DaVita Dialysis of Gary made a $1,000 donation to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana as part of the DaVita Way of Giving program.

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Veteran housing project preparing to start in Gary

GARY — Robert Farmer hopes that this spring he can have veterans in eight new modular homes his organization is having constructed in property…

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Folk dancers celebrate feast day at churches

Folk dancers celebrate feast day at churches

PORTAGE — Ballet Folklórico Tapatío of Northwest Indiana began the first of three performances in a single day at St. Mark Church in Gary. Per…

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TASTE TEST: 444 Caribbean Grill & Bar boasts 10 flavors of wings

TASTE TEST: 444 Caribbean Grill & Bar boasts 10 flavors of wings

GARY — If you haven't been to 444 Caribbean Grill & Bar in the Miller section of Gary, you need to immediately rectify that.

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Urban League announces available scholarships

GARY — Urban League of Northwest Indiana is offering a number of scholarships to college-bound high school seniors.

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USW workers to start voting on U.S. Steel contract

USW workers to start voting on U.S. Steel contract

The United Steelworkers union is now mailing out ballots to U.S. Steel employees, including those at Gary Works, East Chicago Tin and the Midw…

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A holy calling: C.P. native settles in as youngest priest in diocese

A holy calling: C.P. native settles in as youngest priest in diocese

HAMMOND — Seven years before he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest, the Rev. Jordan Fetcko was working the drive-thru and scrubbing dishes a…

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GMC to feature library at National School Choice Week event

GARY — Gary Middle College, 520 Washington St., will hold a special event on at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 25 to celebrate National School Choice Week, sc…

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IUN prof to educate seniors about online scams

GARY — Senior citizens and the general public are invited to learn more about protecting themselves against online fraud and Internet scams at…

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Join Gary Edison Oldtimers at monthly breakfast

Join Gary Edison Oldtimers at monthly breakfast

CROWN POINT — The Gary Edison Oldtimers welcome newcomers to a monthly breakfast gathering at 9 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at Papp…

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Garden club hosts Winter Wine and Cheese Soiree

GARY — The Miller Garden Club's annual Winter Wine and Cheese Soiree will be held Saturday at the Marquette Park Aquatorium, 6918 Oak Ave.

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Gary woman dead after being struck by vehicle

Gary woman dead after being struck by vehicle

GARY | A 51-year-old pedestrian was pronounced dead after being struck Friday night by a vehicle in the area of 20th Avenue and Grant Street, …

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It's chilly at Wirt-Emerson

It's chilly at Wirt-Emerson

GARY — Parents of students at Wirt-Emerson Visual and Performing Arts school are concerned students are wearing their coats in the classroom.

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Gary Community Schools mired in debt

Gary Community Schools mired in debt

GARY — A financial consultant for Gary Community School Corp. contends the school district's deficit is closer to $35 million to $40 million t…

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Hosford Park students design outdoor learning center

Hosford Park students design outdoor learning center

GARY — The children at Hosford Park New Tech Elementary School are working on a project-based learning assignment that will result in an outdo…

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Juice bar and health food store opens in Gary

Juice bar and health food store opens in Gary

Gary is now one of the few Northwest Indiana communities with a juice bar.

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Region-made Explorer sales up 18.5 percent last year

CHICAGO — Sales of the Calumet Region-made Ford Explorer soared to 18,892 last month, a 14 percent increase and the best December since 2005.

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Learn and share concerns at Citizens Police Academy

GARY — The police departments of Indiana University Northwest and the City of Gary are collaborating to bring citizens together with local law…

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‘Movements for Change’ marks MLK Day Thursday at IUN

GARY —  “Movements for Change: The Civil Rights Movement, and Black Lives Matter" will be presented at 6 p.m. Thursday on the Bruce W. Berglan…

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PUC business students, faculty inducted into honor society

HAMMOND — Fifty-nine Purdue University Calumet business students have joined faculty members from the College of Business as inductees in the …

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