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Purdue Calumet honors fitness management students

Purdue Calumet honors fitness management students

HAMMOND | Four Purdue University Calumet fitness management students have received 2014-15 scholarships awarded by the university’s Department…

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Schererville woman killed in Bishop Ford accident

CHICAGO | A 64-year-old Schererville woman died Wednesday after her car was struck on the Bishop Ford Freeway by a tire that flew off of a veh…

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Two arrested in Hammond armed robbery

HAMMOND | Hammond police arrested two people Tuesday night in connection with the armed robbery of a juvenile earlier in the evening.

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New bike trail leg bridges Munster, Hammond

New bike trail leg bridges Munster, Hammond

HAMMOND | A newly completed pedestrian and bike trail bridge symbolizes the benefits of cooperation between Hammond and Munster, officials of …

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Volunteering is a way of life for Hammond retiree

Volunteering is a way of life for Hammond retiree

On any given day, Anne Herbert is working behind the scenes to improve the lives of those in her community and across the country.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Challenger Learning Center to train astronauts underwater

HAMMOND | The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana taught students the science and physics behind walking on the moon during the Un…

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Chief: Cause of pallet fire may remain mystery

Chief: Cause of pallet fire may remain mystery

HAMMOND | The cause of a fire that burned two mulch piles at the former Calumet Pallet Co. in Hammond may never be determined, an official said.

July 22, 2014 11:04 pm

Dillinger Museum closes shop on 80th anniversary of criminal's death

Dillinger Museum closes shop on 80th anniversary of criminal's death

HAMMOND | The last day of business at the John Dillinger Museum in the Indiana Welcome Center came Tuesday on the 80th anniversary of the noto…

July 22, 2014 4:55 pm

Newton Co. crews pull body of Hammond man from lake

MOROCCO | Fire crews on Tuesday recovered the body of a Hammond man believed to have drowned Saturday in JC Murphy Lake at Willow Slough Fish …

July 22, 2014 4:35 pm

East Chicago businessman strikes deal on tax charges

HAMMOND | The owner of an East Chicago graphic design business has entered into a plea agreement in connection with a federal charge of making…

July 22, 2014 12:05 am

Murder suspect's court hearing ends in argument between families

CROWN POINT | A tense hearing for Victor Marquez, who is accused of killing his wife, ended in an argument between families outside the courtroom. 

July 21, 2014 8:15 pm

Former Wildcat returns home to give baseball/softball clinic

Former Wildcat returns home to give baseball/softball clinic

HAMMOND | Gregory White wasn't fortunate enough to play travel baseball.

July 21, 2014 7:00 pm

Speed a factor in Hammond crash that killed Chicago man

HAMMOND | Excessive speed is believed to be to blame for a fatal wrong-way crash in Hammond that claimed the life of a Chicago man Saturday morning. 

July 21, 2014 5:33 pm

East Chicago Washington Class of 1964 to host reunion weekend Sept. 19 & 20

East Chicago Washington Class of 1964 to host reunion weekend Sept. 19 & 20

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago Washington Class of 1964 will be celebrating their 50th class reunion at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19 at Cafe Borgia…

July 21, 2014 5:28 pm

Local Franciscan hospitals join Anthem network

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana announced Monday eight hospital campuses in the Franciscan Alliance system are new participating …

July 21, 2014 5:00 pm

Search continues for Hammond man feared drowned in Newton Co.

MOROCCO | Recovery crews planned to continue searching until dark Monday for the body of a Hammond man believed to have drowned last weekend i…

July 21, 2014 4:30 pm

Franciscan St. Margaret Health honors service to patients and staff

Franciscan St. Margaret Health honors service to patients and staff

Two Franciscan St. Margaret Health physicians recently received St. Luke awards, given annually on behalf of nurses from both the Dyer and Ham…

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Hammond man missing in lake at Willow Slough

MOROCCO | Rescuers continued searching Sunday for a Hammond man who went missing the night before in water at JC Murphy Lake at Willow Slough …

July 20, 2014 11:00 pm

Chicago man killed in car crash in Hammond

HAMMOND | A Chicago man died Sunday in a car crash at Indianapolis Boulevard and Calumet Avenue, officials said.

July 20, 2014 9:00 pm

Polka Party

Polka Party

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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,…

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Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to the gaming study, Hoosier lawmakers this summer and fall will take a closer look at issues ranging from juvenile…

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July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Checkmate

Checkmate

HAMMOND | Jumbo plastic chess pieces set up Saturday in the gym at the Jean Shepherd Community Center during the Mayor’s Open Chess Tournament…

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Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

INDIANAPOLIS | The fate of Indiana's gaming industry and the 14,000 Hoosiers it employs may hinge on decisions made this summer by a small gro…

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Purdue Cal has new certificate on fraud prevention

HAMMOND | Understanding how and why white collar, occupational fraud occurs and how it can be prevented is the focus of a new, graduate certif…

July 19, 2014 11:00 am

Purdue trustees approve new name for combined local campuses

Purdue trustees approve new name for combined local campuses

Purdue University Northwest will be the name of the unified campuses of the university's Calumet and North Central locations.

July 18, 2014 6:00 pm

Class action complaint filed over rental fees

HAMMOND | A class action complaint has been filed against the city and Board of Public Works and Safety regarding rental property late fees.

July 18, 2014 2:30 pm

Softball World Series heavy hitter for region's economy

Northwest Indiana is expected to see a $1.35 million economic impact when approximately 10,000 softball players and their families and friends…

July 18, 2014 11:30 am

Chicago man admits passing counterfeit bills in Hobart bar

HAMMOND | A Chicago man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Thursday to using counterfeit money to buying drinks at a Hobart bar.

July 18, 2014 12:05 am

Retired carpenter looks to former union for assistance

Retired carpenter looks to former union for assistance

CROWN POINT | In his prime he could have built it himself, but at 85, retired carpenter Roy Ruehl had to depend on his brother carpenters to b…

July 18, 2014 12:00 am

PUC Educational Talent Search's ‘Project Excel’ starts Monday

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet’s Educational Talent Search program is hosting a free enrichment program Monday through Aug. 1 designed to…

July 18, 2014 12:00 am

Man linked to child sex abuse will admit immigration charge

HAMMOND | A Mexican man who was brought to federal officials' attention because he was accused of inappropriately touching a child agreed Thur…

July 17, 2014 9:25 pm

Region native provides local students with inspiring visit

Region native provides local students with inspiring visit

Region native and multi-instrumentalist Crystal Taliefero has two passions in life -- music and mentoring.

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Commissioners approve public safety share for townships

CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioners have voted to provide eight suburban and rural fire and emergency medical service providers a share of…

July 17, 2014 7:45 pm

E.C. man admits drug charge, faces 5-year prison sentence

HAMMOND | An East Chicago man pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge Thursday.

July 17, 2014 7:05 pm

Woman accused of drinking, causing infant to fall in park

CROWN POINT | A 30-year-old woman is accused of causing her infant to fall out of a stroller while she was drunk at a Hammond park, police said. 

July 17, 2014 5:59 pm

'Canstruction' students get help with design from CIVS

'Canstruction' students get help with design from CIVS

HAMMOND | Middle schoolers from throughout Northwest Indiana have gathered at Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Visualization and Simulat…

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Meet Elly May and Jethro from the "Beverly Hillbillies, The Musical" Saturday

Meet Elly May and Jethro from the "Beverly Hillbillies, The Musical" Saturday

MUNSTER | Join Calumet Harley Davidson and "Beverly Hillbillies, The Musical" stars Elly May and Jethro for the Hillbilly Hoedown at noon-2 p.…

July 17, 2014 1:42 am Photos

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Festival of the Lakes opens in Hammond

Festival of the Lakes opens in Hammond

The temperatures didn't reflect the Caribbean island music Wednesday as the Festival of the Lakes opened in Hammond.

July 16, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Hammond school superintendent listed in fair condition

Hammond school superintendent listed in fair condition

HAMMOND | Walter Watkins, the School City of Hammond superintendent who was brutally beaten two weeks ago, has been upgraded to fair condition.

July 16, 2014 7:30 pm

Bus will run to Lake County Fair

For the second year in a row, bus agencies have teamed up with Everybody Counts and other community groups to offer rides to the Lake County Fair.

July 16, 2014 7:00 pm

Munster pharmacist not assaulted, federal jury says

HAMMOND | A federal jury Wednesday found against a Munster pharmacist who claimed he was assaulted and the victim of racial discrimination by …

July 16, 2014 6:57 pm

Letter exhorts judge to keep Schaap in prison

Letter exhorts judge to keep Schaap in prison

HAMMOND | As U.S. District Court Judge Rudy Lozano considers former First Baptist Church of Hammond pastor Jack Schaap’s request to have his s…

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Festival of the Lakes kicks off today

HAMMOND | Free live musical entertainment, food, contests and the biggest carnival in its history are part of the Festival of the Lakes packag…

July 15, 2014 6:22 pm

Police: Man asked for job then robbed White Castle

CROWN POINT | A Hammond man is accused of robbing a White Castle at gunpoint after inquiring about a job, police said. 

July 15, 2014 5:59 pm

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…

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E.C. schools superintendent to speak at chamber lunch

EAST CHICAGO | The superintendent of the School City of East Chicago will speak at the next Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce luncheon, set from J…

July 15, 2014 10:00 am

Hammond Housing Authority hosts Crime Watch Thursday

HAMMOND | The South Hammond Crime Watch meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Hammond Housing Authority conference room, 1402 173rd St.

July 15, 2014 12:05 am

Council upholds revocation of contractor's license

HAMMOND | A construction company that had its license revoked to work in the city lost an appeal to have it reinstated Monday at a City Counci…

July 14, 2014 10:04 pm


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