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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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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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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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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.

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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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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…

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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 p…

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Man sentenced to probation in stabbing

Man sentenced to probation in stabbing

CROWN POINT | A Gary man was sentenced to 6 years probation after he admitted to stabbing his wife who wanted to separate from him, according …

23 hours ago

Two politicians cannot pass school board re-exam

CROWN POINT | Lake elections officials have again denied two men the chance to run for this fall's school board elections.

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Catering for homeless, indigent Gary citizens

Catering for homeless, indigent Gary citizens

GARY | After being fed spiritually through Bible study, more than 40 of the city’s indigent and homeless experienced the street food popular i…

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Adding to the ranks

Adding to the ranks

GARY | One of the 15 new full-time Gary police officers sworn in Wednesday said he knows people think the city is teaming with problems.

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Meet the new Gary police

The new additions to the Gary Police Department.

September 17, 2014 12:39 pm

Chamber meeting to focus on hospital's trauma status

MERRILLVILLE | Methodist Hospitals' Northlake campus recent designation as an in-process Level III trauma center is the topic of the October g…

September 17, 2014 12:00 pm

Death penalty sought against Blount

Death penalty sought against Blount

CROWN POINT | The man accused of killing Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield closed his eyes Wednesday as a judge read information about the st…

September 17, 2014 11:30 am

Ivy Tech students will get GPTC discount

Gary Public Transportation Corp. and Ivy Tech Community College Northwest have teamed up to offer a discount program on monthly passes for stu…

September 17, 2014 9:45 am

Northwest Indiana's top innovators nominated for awards

Northwest Indiana's top innovators nominated for awards

GARY | The region's top innovators have figured out how to get feed to flow well in a feed bin, curb all light pollution in a community and ma…

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Time out For Reading events asks everyone to put their nose in a book

Time out For Reading events asks everyone to put their nose in a book

MERRILLVILLE | Top-flight athletes are not the only ones to hear a recruiting speech.

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Gary police, firefighters rally for higher wages

Gary police, firefighters rally for higher wages

GARY | More than 60 city police officers and firefighters picketed Tuesday outside Gary City Hall to seek pay raises and better equipment.

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ECIER Foundation program at JWA Boys & Girls Club encourages youth to seize the opportunities

ECIER Foundation program at JWA Boys & Girls Club encourages youth to seize the opportunities

GARY | The carpe diem message of “seize the opportunities and run with them” echoed throughout the kickoff of the Educational Innovative Youth…

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City: Sheraton demolition moving forward on schedule

GARY | The bridge over Broadway is gone, and Gary city officials along with residents are happily getting used to not seeing the structure tha…

September 16, 2014 7:30 pm

U.S. Steel scraps coke alternative at Gary Works

U.S. Steel scraps coke alternative at Gary Works

GARY | The largest steel mill in Northwest Indiana has abandoned a longtime plan to make a cheaper, more-reliably priced alternative to a raw …

September 16, 2014 7:30 pm

Gary building up by tearing down

Gary building up by tearing down

GARY | Two blighted buildings -- among 350 planned future demolitions in the city -- were torn down on Gary's east side Tuesday.

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Police: Pair attacked man with knife after asking him for change

GARY | When a 38-year-old man told two males he didn't have any change late Monday, they attacked him and one of them cut his forearm with a k…

September 16, 2014 7:30 pm

State to seek death penalty for suspected cop killer

State to seek death penalty for suspected cop killer

CROWN POINT | Lake County prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield, acco…

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Monks return to region for drum circle, sand design

GARY | Eight monks from Tibet have returned to the region to share their message of peace and compassion, while discussing their culture and r…

September 16, 2014 12:00 am

Police: Woman hit with gun and robbed of purse in Gary

GARY | A woman was struck in the head with a gun and robbed of her purse Saturday in Gary, police said.

September 15, 2014 7:40 pm

Who you gonna call? When in doubt, try the library

Your local library is the place to come for great materials, fun and interesting events or classes, and easily accessible computers. And where…

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

2 found shot to death in vehicle in Gary

GARY | Two people were found shot to death early Sunday in a vehicle in downtown Gary, authorities said.

September 14, 2014 9:45 pm

Cops: Mom arrested for DUI with kid in car

Cops: Mom arrested for DUI with kid in car

GARY | A car crash and subsequent attempted assistance from a friend left a Gary woman and Portage man both arrested for operating while intox…

September 14, 2014 7:15 pm

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September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Sacred Arts Tour to create sand mandala at arts center

GARY | After a successful visit last year, the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District is again hosting the creation of a Peace Sand Mandala…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Officers, firefighters sing songs at Safety in Song concert

Officers, firefighters sing songs at Safety in Song concert

GARY | The "Public Safety Café" was open Saturday at West Side High School, with police officers and firefighters performing a mix of rhythm-a…

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Michael in the mirror: Gary native dances, sings as Jackson tribute entertainer

Michael in the mirror: Gary native dances, sings as Jackson tribute entertainer

Impersonating one of the most famous entertainers of all time is more than wearing a lookalike signature sequined glove and pairing white sock…

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Incarceration leads to man's report of robbery March 5

GARY | A man walked into the city's police station Thursday to report he'd been robbed — on March 5.

September 13, 2014 12:05 am

Bayh not running for governor in 2016

Bayh not running for governor in 2016

INDIANAPOLIS | Democrat Evan Bayh will not run in 2016 for a second stint as Indiana governor.

September 13, 2014 12:00 am

Man found shot to death in Gary

GARY | Gary police are investigating the apparent shooting death of a man found lying on the ground Friday morning.

September 12, 2014 5:14 pm

School leaders take stock of students

School leaders take stock of students

School superintendents across Northwest Indiana and the state took a tally of each student enrolled in school Friday for the first ADM or Aver…

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Golf outing Monday also offers golf ball bounce

MERRILLVILLE | Golf balls will be falling from the sky Monday at Innsbrook Country Club for the 15th annual BRIDGES Development Foundation Gol…

September 12, 2014 12:00 am

Police: 3 gunmen force way into home as children enter

Police: 3 gunmen force way into home as children enter

GARY | Three gunmen forced their way into a Gary woman's home as her children came in Wednesday and demanded money, police said.

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19-year-old fatally shot inside his home in Gary

GARY | A 19-year-old Gary man was shot and killed Wednesday night at his home in Gary's Midtown neighborhood, authorities said.

September 11, 2014 5:03 pm

3 suburbs have Lake E-911 over a $2.6 million barrel

CROWN POINT | Lake officials may lose $2.6 million a year in public safety funds if Cedar Lake, St. John and Schererville won't merge their po…

September 11, 2014 3:55 pm

Lindsey scholarships awarded to art majors from BNI, Emerson

Lindsey scholarships awarded to art majors from BNI, Emerson

The Patrick Lindsey Scholarship Fund awarded two academic scholarships for 2014. The winners, Nathan Mason, a graduate of Emerson School of Pe…

September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Miller Beach gallery partners with Michigan City artists

Miller Beach gallery partners with Michigan City artists

GARY | The Miller Beach Arts & Creative District is welcomes the Area Artists Association of Northern Indiana , an affiliate of the Lubezn…

September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Crisis Center seeking volunteers to expand Crisis Line hours

GARY | The Crisis Center’s Crisis Contact telephone listening and suicide intervention lines plan to expand service hours of operation. The re…

September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Communities plan 9/11 memorial services

Several ceremonies are scheduled today to commemorate the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

September 10, 2014 7:26 pm

Concert showcases talent of Gary's public safety departments

GARY | Members of Gary's police, fire and public safety departments present a special "Safety in Song" concert Saturday at West Side High Scho…

September 10, 2014 7:21 pm

No raise for Lake Ridge superintendent Johnson-Shirley

CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge School Board voted against giving its superintendent a raise.

September 10, 2014 3:03 pm

Give blood at IUN Thursday and get a free haircut

GARY | The Student Alumni Association and Office of Alumni Relations at Indiana University Northwest are rallying to restock the shelves at ar…

September 10, 2014 12:00 am


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