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Bodies of three more women discovered in Gary

Bodies of three more women discovered in Gary

GARY | The bodies of three more women were discovered in Gary overnight as the probe into deaths possibly linked to a man being held by Hammon…

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School Board issues focus of Oct. 30 Hammond forum

HAMMOND | The Hammond Council PTA hosts a Candidate Night Forum for School City of Hammond board candidates from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m Oct. 30 at t…

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Truck manager finds good health requires commitment

Truck manager finds good health requires commitment

SCHERERVILLE | What do you get when you combine smart eating and a motivated, focused workout routine with a dash of extraordinary common sens…

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Humane Society Calumet Area Holiday Raffle Offers Cash Prizes

MUNSTER | Enter for a chance to win cash prizes during Humane Society Calumet Area’s Annual Holiday Raffle. Tickets cost $5 each and are avail…

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Police: Gary man confesses to homicides; four female victims found

Police: Gary man confesses to homicides; four female victims found

HAMMOND | The discovery of a woman’s body Friday in a Hammond motel led police to a Gary man who allegedly confessed to killing three other wo…

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October 19, 2014 12:05 am

Haunted attractions scare up classic frights

Haunted attractions scare up classic frights

Editor's note: This is the third in a four-part series about fear.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

BNI to host ND prof for education lecture

BNI to host ND prof for education lecture

HAMMOND | Bishop Noll Institute, in conjunction with the Notre Dame Club of Northwest Indiana, is hosting a free lecture on Catholic social te…

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Munster Ale Fest a frosty good time

Munster Ale Fest a frosty good time

MUNSTER | A light sprinkle and low temperatures could not keep a large, thirsty crowd of beer lovers from converging on Centennial Park on Sat…

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Gary courthouse operations expected to resume Monday

GARY | The Gary courthouse is scheduled to reopen Monday after an electrical fire in August temporarily closed the building. 

October 18, 2014 5:55 pm

Hammond police actions spark rally

Hammond police actions spark rally

HAMMOND | The Purdue University Calumet Social Justice Club added its voice Saturday to those protesting the Hammond Police Department’s actio…

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Grant seeks to prod Gary revitalization ideas

GARY | Once synonymous only with urban decay and crime, the Steel City continues to undergo a transformation from Marquette Park along Lake Mi…

October 18, 2014 4:49 pm

Share your story of breast cancer survival

Share your story of breast cancer survival

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Each year over …

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NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Commu…

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Woman killed in single car crash on Borman

Woman killed in single car crash on Borman

HAMMOND | A 42-year-old Hammond woman was killed Friday night when she failed to negotiate the curve on the northbound Kennedy Avenue ramp off…

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Recent civil rights case against Hammond cop isn't the first

HAMMOND | One of the two Hammond police officers accused of unreasonable force during a September traffic stop has been a defendant in four ot…

October 17, 2014 7:34 pm

Hamm: No more waste district credit cards without board approval

Lake County's solid waste district chairman admonished the agency's acting director this week to hold off on any new credit card applications …

October 17, 2014 4:57 pm

Students interact with local leaders

Students interact with local leaders

HAMMOND | Today’s teenagers represent tomorrow’s business and community leaders, entrepreneurs and inventors – the young professionals of the …

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Residents voice concern over police action at town hall meeting

HAMMOND | Melissa Campbell said she's been followed and stopped by Hammond police for no reason.

October 17, 2014 8:55 am

Lab and employees donate to PUC program for military

Lab and employees donate to PUC program for military

HAMMOND | Alverno Clinical Laboratory of Hammond, in collaboration with employees comprised of Friends of St. Francis Mission Committee, recen…

October 17, 2014 12:00 am

Local students have roles in fall play "Godspell"

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The Spartan Theater Department will host the musical “Godspell” this weekend in Marian Catholic High School’s Croarkin Audit…

October 17, 2014 12:00 am

Youth ensemble presents musical at Towle Theater

HAMMOND | The Towle Youth Theater Ensemble's newest musical production, "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?" by John Powers,open…

October 17, 2014 12:00 am

Nangle receives Innovators highest individual award

Nangle receives Innovators highest individual award

HAMMOND | The Society of Innovators awarded its top individual award, the Gerald I. Lamkin Fellow for Innovation and Service, to William Nangl…

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Waste district votes to park take-home vehicles

Waste district votes to park take-home vehicles

The Lake County solid waste district board voted 12-2 on Thursday to immediately park all five of its employee take-home vehicles.

October 16, 2014 9:00 pm

Hammond man beat neighbor to death with bat, police say

CROWN POINT | As Hammond officers were investigating the beating death of Robert K. Swafford Wednesday, a neighbor across the street was burni…

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Tri Kappa hosts Halloween Boo Blast

Tri Kappa hosts Halloween Boo Blast

HIGHLAND | The Munster-Highland chapter of Tri Kappa sorority will scare up some ghoulish fun for the communities this Halloween season with i…

October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Damage to cooling system will close Deep River Ice Skating Plaza this winter

MERRILLVILLE | While preparing for the opening of the Deep River Ice Skating Plaza at Deep River Waterpark, Lake County Parks and Recreation D…

October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Stage comedy offers twist on Jekyll and Hyde story

HAMMOND | Opening Friday and running for three weekends, Beatniks Productions presents "Chemical Imbalance, a Jekyll and Hyde Play," a comedy …

October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Toll Road board hears about 'worn out' road

Toll Road board hears about 'worn out' road

GRANGER, Ind. | The challenges facing the Indiana Toll Road as it moves through bankruptcy were on display at a meeting of its state oversight…

October 15, 2014 7:18 pm Video

'Chemical Imbalance' to open Friday at Beatniks on Conkey

HAMMOND | "Chemical Imbalance," a Jekyll and Hyde play, is open to weekend runs through Nov. 2  at  Beantniks on Conkey, 418 Conkey St.

October 15, 2014 5:47 pm

Hammond man found dead Wednesday morning

HAMMOND | Police have a man in custody in the murder of a 29-year-old Hammond man found dead early Wednesday morning.

October 15, 2014 5:10 pm

Former pastor gives up fight in sex case

Former pastor gives up fight in sex case

HAMMOND | It appears Jack Schaap has given up on attempts to overturn a 12-year federal prison sentence he was given for sexually abusing a 16…

October 15, 2014 4:00 pm

Terminal Town exhibit highlights Chicago’s transportation history

Terminal Town exhibit highlights Chicago’s transportation history

HAMMOND | Terminal Town is a festival of events showcasing Chicago’s role as a center of U.S. passenger transportation. Running through April,…

October 15, 2014 12:00 am

2 displaced by Hammond house fire

HAMMOND | A fire Tuesday at a Hammond home displaced two residents and killed their two cats, officials said.

October 14, 2014 8:00 pm

Cops hit redial to catch suspect in pizza delivery robbery

HAMMOND | It didn't take much to figure out who a suspect was in an armed robbery of a Hammond pizza delivery worker. 

October 14, 2014 6:00 pm

Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw to sign autographs Oct. 16

Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw to sign autographs Oct. 16

SCHERERVILLE | The Chicago Blackhawks' Andrew Shaw will be signing autographs from 6:45 p.m.-8:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Baseball Ca…

October 14, 2014 1:52 pm

Ill. brothers share $1M lottery win

Ill. brothers share $1M lottery win

Two brothers from Illinois are sharing a $1 million Hoosier Lottery win from a $10 Monopoly scratch-off ticket purchased at a Hammond gas station.

October 14, 2014 1:05 pm

Chess mates

Chess mates

October 13, 2014 8:38 pm

Mechanical issues delaying some South Shore trains

MICHIGAN CITY | Mechanical problems on westbound South Shore Train No. 110 caused delays for some commuters Monday morning.

October 13, 2014 7:21 am

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Commu…

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South Hammond Crime Watch will hear Muta speakThursday

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

October 12, 2014 12:05 am

Cal City could vote Oct. 23 to hike water rates

CALUMET CITY | The City Council this week delayed a decision regarding a water rate increase.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond library hosts Job Ready Service Program

HAMMOND | The Hammond Public Library, 564 State St., will host the Job Ready Service Program, a three-week training seminar to educate job see…

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Gaming changes may hinge on fate of second Gary casino license

INDIANAPOLIS | A competitive advantage awarded to Gary's casinos back when the boats sailed Lake Michigan could end up sinking Majestic Star's…

October 11, 2014 10:00 pm

Flooding continues to be a threat for much of NWI, despite warnings

Flooding continues to be a threat for much of NWI, despite warnings

Cindy Retzlaff recalls her husband, Mike, waiting several years after they built their home in 1999 in Porter County's Duck Creek to make sure…

October 11, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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South Shore running extra trains for Chicago Marathon

The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District plans to run extra trains on Sunday to help accommodate riders traveling to the Chicago …

October 11, 2014 7:01 pm

Hammond lures Illinois manufacturer

HAMMOND | An Illinois manufacturer is relocating to Hammond.

October 11, 2014 6:21 pm

Court interpreter accused of taking money to toss charges

Court interpreter accused of taking money to toss charges

HAMMOND | An interpreter in Hammond City Court is accused of taking money from Spanish-speaking defendants and dismissing at least five cases …

October 11, 2014 5:20 pm

Fire hits Hammond home

HAMMOND | A Hammond home was deemed uninhabitable after a fire early Saturday.

October 11, 2014 1:01 pm

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