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Man killed by train in Griffith identified

GRIFFITH | The Lake County coroner's office on Tuesday identified a man found dead on railroad tracks south of 45th Avenue in Griffith.

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Autopsy inconclusive in death of Griffith man, police say

GRIFFITH | Police said Monday they're waiting for more information about why a Griffith man died hours after a fight involving friends.

July 28, 2014 9:11 pm

Police investigating death of person found on railroad tracks

Police investigating death of person found on railroad tracks

GRIFFITH | Police are investigating the death of a person found Monday on CN railroad tracks south of the crossing at 45th Avenue in Griffith,…

July 28, 2014 8:43 pm Photos

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Fundraiser benefits Lake Area United Way

Fundraiser benefits Lake Area United Way

DYER | Stardust Bowl and BMO Harris teamed up to host a one-of-a-kind bowling fundraiser to benefit Lake Area United Way. A total of $6,189 wa…

July 28, 2014 12:00 am

Cops investigating Griffith man's death after fight with friends

GRIFFITH | A 41-year-old Griffith man died Sunday morning, hours after a fight among friends, police said.

July 27, 2014 8:30 pm

Children celebrate Hispanic culture at inaugural event

Children celebrate Hispanic culture at inaugural event

EAST CHICAGO | When community leaders Margaret Gomez and Rosa Rodriguez put their heads together in an effort to spark enthusiasm for their cu…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Family of shooting victim wants others charged

Family of shooting victim wants others charged

GRIFFITH | Brett Roe is expected to watch the man convicted of killing his son sentenced this week in Lake County Criminal Court. 

July 26, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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The boy who lived: 'Little Warrior' puts up a big fight

The boy who lived: 'Little Warrior' puts up a big fight

Even before her baby was born, doctors told Alexis Mata that her son would probably die.

July 26, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Izaak Walton League hosts Hartsfield Village residents

Izaak Walton League hosts Hartsfield Village residents

GRIFFITH | More than a dozen residents of Hartsfield Village in Munster enjoyed a summer outing last week to the Izaak Walton League in Griffi…

July 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Griffith mosquito sample shows West Nile virus

GRIFFITH | A sample of mosquitoes collected at the intersection of Colfax and Main streets has tested positive for West Nile Virus by the Indi…

July 23, 2014 5:30 pm

Company donates parking proceeds to Lake Area United Way

Company donates parking proceeds to Lake Area United Way

MUNSTER | BMWC Constructors raised $5,500 during Three Floyds Brewery’s recent Dark Lord Festival and donated it to Lake Area United Way.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith schoool system sets goals for next school year

GRIFFITH | From bolstering student access to high technology to boosting student grades, the Griffith School Board has six goals it has set fo…

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Don't let summer go by without a visit to the library for books and movies

What's on your “To-Do” list this month? Are you saving your vacation for the closing days of summer, or are you already gearing up for back-to…

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Anita Beezhold, Leon Simon named winners of Beverly Hillbillies Lookalike Contest

Anita Beezhold, Leon Simon named winners of Beverly Hillbillies Lookalike Contest

NWI Communities and The Theatre at the Center collaborated for the NWI Communities Beverly Hillbillies Lookalike Contest. Both Anita Beezhold,…

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Park Full of Art a colorful region tradition

Park Full of Art a colorful region tradition

GRIFFITH | Central Park transformed into a canvas for artists’ imaginations for the annual Park Full of Art in Griffith on Saturday. This was …

July 19, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Enbridge has invested $250 million in its terminals

Enbridge has invested $250 million in its terminals

SCHERERVILLE | Northwest Indiana is filled with tank farms that store the oil and gas that keep America going, but Enbridge Energy Partners LL…

July 19, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Trial date set for former Highland teacher accused of sexual misconduct

CROWN POINT | A former Highland High School teacher and coach charged in late 2011 with six felony counts of inappropriate relationships with …

July 18, 2014 11:15 pm

Gift policy change shuts lid on briefcase critics

CROWN POINT | Following an emotional discussion Thursday over an expenditure for an employee, a new policy for gifts and awards was approved b…

July 17, 2014 8:38 pm

Park Full of Art celebrates 40th year

GRIFFITH | When it began four decades ago, Park Full of Art was created to be a hub for local artists.

July 17, 2014 6:21 pm

Returning student awarded non-traditional Dye scholarship

Returning student awarded non-traditional Dye scholarship

GRIFFITH | The James W. and Betty Dye Foundation recently awarded a Jim and Betty Dye Northwest Indiana Non-Traditional Student Scholarship fo…

July 17, 2014 12:00 am

Arbogast Street bridge coming down next month

GRIFFITH | The damaged bridge at Brinwood Street and Arbogast Avenue will come down early next month.

July 16, 2014 6:54 pm

Chambers host golf outing Friday

Chambers host golf outing Friday

July 16, 2014 12:00 am

Cultural pageant about self esteem, talent secondary

Cultural pageant about self esteem, talent secondary

EAST CHICAGO | When community leaders Margaret Gomez and Rosa Rodriguez put their heads together in an effort to spark a younger enthusiasm fo…

July 15, 2014 2:45 pm Photos

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Griffith intersection closed to traffic for reconstruction

GRIFFITH | The intersection of Division Road (Avenue H) at South Arbogast Avenue will be closed to all traffic beginning July 21 for intersect…

July 14, 2014 12:00 am

Meals on Wheels of NWI volunteer treated to lunch and awards

Meals on Wheels of NWI volunteer treated to lunch and awards

HOBART | Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana honored its volunteers this spring at a Volunteer Recognition Luncheon for the good work they do…

July 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Property tax reassessment underway in Calumet Township

GARY | The Calumet Township Assessor’s Office is in the process of conducting the Cyclical Property Tax Reassessment as mandated by state law.…

July 14, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith planning panel meets in special session Tuesday

GRIFFITH | The Griffith Plan Commission meets in special session at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday for a site plan review of Petrogas, 1800 W. Avenue H.

July 13, 2014 12:05 am

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July 13, 2014 12:05 am

Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra presents South Shore Summer Music Festival

Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra presents South Shore Summer Music Festival

The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and Music Director/Conductor Kirk Muspratt will hit the road this weekend to begin the annual South S…

July 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Former Griffith school treasurer must repay $34,000

GRIFFITH | A former Ready Elementary School extracurricular treasurer has been accused of misappropriating $17,050 from the Griffith Public Schools.

July 11, 2014 6:00 pm

Adoption Event Planned for Firefighters at Humane Society in Munster

Adoption Event Planned for Firefighters at Humane Society in Munster

HIGHLAND | Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) will host an adoption event Saturday, July 12 with adoption fees waived for firefighters as part…

July 09, 2014 9:01 am

Lake County Public Library conducting online survey

MERRILLVILLE | The Lake County Public Library is conducting an online survey through July 21 to find out how patrons use the library’s compute…

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Life Master goal attained by a trio of area bridge players

Life Master goal attained by a trio of area bridge players

In duplicate bridge, earning a Life Master certification is a defining moment in the progression of a bridge player's rise in the rankings. It…

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Animal shelter gets new home

GRIFFITH | The town's animal shelter has moved into a new place that's about to be renovated.

July 07, 2014 6:28 pm

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July 07, 2014 12:05 am

Spend this summer at the Lake County parks

Spend summer with the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am

Friends helped lift spirits, duties in Korea

Friends helped lift spirits, duties in Korea

As a longtime Hammond Times newspaper carrier, Ron Miller figured he knew a copy of the paper when he saw one.

July 06, 2014 10:30 pm Video

Griffith man charged in E.C. shooting

Griffith man charged in E.C. shooting

CROWN POINT | A 30-year-old man was charged Tuesday in an East Chicago shooting that left a man with five gunshot wounds.

July 03, 2014 12:05 am

Lake County celebrates 4th of July

Fireworks and floats, concerts and contests and Mickey and Minnie Mouse are on tap as the region celebrates the nation's 238th birthday.

July 02, 2014 5:10 pm

Griffith man previously convicted of murder faces new drug charges

CROWN POINT | A Griffith man convicted of murder in 1977 is back in jail on drug charges.

July 01, 2014 8:10 pm

Lake County celebrates 4th of July

Fireworks and floats, concerts and contests and Mickey and Minnie Mouse are on tap as the region celebrates the nation's 238th birthday.

July 01, 2014 7:45 pm

Calumet Township drops lawsuit blocking Griffith's departure

GARY | The Calumet Township trustee has dropped a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a 2013 state law that could cut millions in ass…

July 01, 2014 7:00 pm

Lake County Public Library salutes Read-a-Thon winners

Lake County Public Library salutes Read-a-Thon winners

HOBART | The Lake County Public Library Foundation recognized first-place winners of its annual Read-a-Thon at the awards ceremony at Avalon M…

June 30, 2014 12:00 am

Lake County to submit proposal for preschool education

The One Region organization will submit a preschool pilot proposal on behalf of Lake County to the Family and Social Service Administration on Monday.

June 29, 2014 11:00 pm

Griffith complex stages festival

Griffith complex stages festival

June 28, 2014 6:54 pm Photos

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Jury hears evidence in fatal shooting of Griffith man

CROWN POINT | Lake County sheriff's police found a chaotic crime scene on July 29, 2011, when they came upon a 20-year-old man who had been sh…

June 27, 2014 6:41 pm

Adult learners can apply for several scholarships

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Community Foundation will begin accepting online scholarship applications Tuesday for the Women’s Giving Circle …

June 26, 2014 12:00 am

Chair design is "super" winner

Chair design is "super" winner

June 26, 2014 12:00 am

Police: Man fought duo who caught him burglarizing garage

GRIFFITH | A 19-year-old man was arrested on allegations he punched one man and strangled another after they caught him burglarizing a garage …

June 25, 2014 8:08 pm

Highland Redevelopment Commission accomplishes much with help from many volunteers

Highland Redevelopment Commission accomplishes much with help from many volunteers

Once again, it has been a busy fruitful year for the Highland Redevelopment Commission with many accomplishments director Cecile L. Petro says.

June 25, 2014 5:44 pm Photos

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