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Two local businesses honored as Indiana Companies to Watch

Two local businesses honored as Indiana Companies to Watch

Two local businesses were among 27 companies from across Indiana honored Wednesday as outstanding second-stage companies during the seventh an…

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LaPorte, Michigan City courthouses to undergo massive renovations

LAPORTE | The LaPorte County Council this week approved borrowing more than $6 million to complete extensive restoration to courthouses in LaP…

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Tourists come to Indiana despite, not because of, state efforts

Tourists come to Indiana despite, not because of, state efforts

A recent news story made it appear Indiana is gaining more tourists by spending less, but region tourism leaders say the article virtually ign…

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LaPorte, Michigan City courthouses to undergo massive renovations

LAPORTE | The LaPorte County Council this week approved borrowing more than $6 million to complete extensive restoration to courthouses in LaP…

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Tourists come to Indiana despite, not because of, state efforts

Tourists come to Indiana despite, not because of, state efforts

A recent news story made it appear Indiana is gaining more tourists by spending less, but region tourism leaders say the article virtually ign…

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Gov't employee retirements not tied to annuity change

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is seeing a retirement surge among state and local government employees and teachers this year, but it appears a state-…

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Lightning sparks at least one fire; rains bring relief from heat

Lightning sparks at least one fire; rains bring relief from heat

Lightning caused at least one fire Monday afternoon as a line of storms brought rain and cooler temperatures to the region.

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Firefighters investigate suspicious LaPorte house fire

LAPORTE | A LaPorte man was arrested Sunday evening following a short vehicle pursuit then roughly one hour later his house was engulfed in flames.

August 25, 2014 5:28 pm

LaPorte County judge denies prisoner's request for lethal injection

LAPORTE | An Indiana State Prison inmate serving 95 years for murder wants to be put to death, but a judge Monday denied his request.

August 25, 2014 5:13 pm

LaPorte chuches putting on fourth Fellowship Fest

LAPORTE | Churches in LaPorte are again banding together to put on a three-day festival with a full slate of Christian rock bands and other fa…

August 25, 2014 12:00 am

Ozone levels prompt Air Quality Action Day alert

Environmental agencies are warning people to limit outdoor activity Monday because of poor air quality expected across northern Indiana.

August 24, 2014 8:35 pm

Travel: Rock Hall highlights music and artists through the generations

Travel: Rock Hall highlights music and artists through the generations

Rock and roll's most formidable stories and its greatest influences of all time can be found in one spot.

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LaPorte County's Luhr Park to remain closed

LAPORTE | A LaPorte County park will remain closed until next year due to risks posed by storm-damaged trees.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Flooding rains slam region again

Flooding rains slam region again

A strong, slow-moving thunderstorm hit western Lake County on Saturday afternoon, closing U.S. 30 in both directions near U.S. 41 and strandin…

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South Haven residents rescued, as officials address Friday's flooding

South Haven residents rescued, as officials address Friday's flooding

SOUTH HAVEN | After nearly 6 inches of rain early Friday caused flooding, evacuations and road closures around Porter County, residents and el…

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Man agrees to 20-year sentence in Michigan City toddler's death

LAPORTE | A Michigan City man has agreed to serve a 20-year prison sentence for the beating death of his girlfriend's two-year old son.

August 22, 2014 4:40 pm

Cause of deadly fire officially ruled undetermined

Cause of deadly fire officially ruled undetermined

NEW CARLISLE | The Indiana State Fire Marshal's Office Thursday ruled the cause of an Aug. 4 blaze at K-Fex. Inc. near Hudson Lake in the nort…

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Construction kicks off on Monosol's new plant

Construction kicks off on Monosol's new plant

PORTAGE| Construction crossed a major milestone on MonoSol's $95 million expansion in Portage, which is expected to result in 157 new jobs by …

August 21, 2014 5:00 am

My Social Security simplifies your life

So many people buzz through extremely busy and complicated schedules these days. A smartphone in one hand, a computer in front of you, and a d…

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

Marina manager turns 'gator wrangler' in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | Jacob Bensz thought he might be the target of a practical joke when someone asked him to round up a stray alligator at work Tu…

August 20, 2014 6:30 pm

Portage molester back in jail

LAPORTE | A Portage man with a history of molesting children and peeping at women is back behind bars.

August 20, 2014 5:28 pm

KISS celebrates 40 Years with Decades of Decibels tour

KISS celebrates 40 Years with Decades of Decibels tour

TINLEY PARK | Forty years ago, inspired by Alice Cooper and the New York Dolls, KISS took the concert experience to all new levels featuring p…

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Learn about Indiana cartoons, cartoonists

LAPORTE | From the antics of Fat Cat Garfield to the cracker-barrel philosophy of Brown County savant Abe Martin, the creations of Hoosier car…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Man shot to death in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | The Michigan City Police are investigating the shooting death late Friday of a 29-year-old man.

August 16, 2014 3:00 pm

Truck driver airlifted after Toll Road crash

A truck driver was airlifted with life-threatening injuries after his semi sideswiped a second semi and went into a ditch along the Indiana To…

August 16, 2014 12:30 pm

Unemployment stays steady in Indiana, falls in Illinois

Unemployment stays steady in Indiana, falls in Illinois

Indiana's unemployment remained unchanged last month, while the joblessness rate fell in Illinois for the fifth straight month.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Unemployment drops in Northwest Indiana

Unemployment drops in Northwest Indiana

Unemployment rates fell significantly in Northwest Indiana last month after more people found work or stopped looking.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Local competitors medal at Kids World BJJ Championships

Local competitors medal at Kids World BJJ Championships

SCHERERVILLE | Unlike many other martial art disciplines, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is stingy when it comes to awarding black belts.

August 15, 2014 5:00 pm

St. Anthony health volunteers host Amish bakery fundraiser Aug. 20

MICHIGAN CITY | The Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City Guild of Volunteers will host an Amish bakery goods fundraiser at 7 a.m. Wedne…

August 15, 2014 12:00 am

Get a taste of what's in your own backyard at “Theatrepalooza”

MERRILLVILLE | Are you ready to be entertained? Do you need a good laugh or a moment to ponder?

August 15, 2014 12:00 am

Region beer makers brew up fans at State Fair

Region beer makers brew up fans at State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS | Many Hoosiers unlikely to set foot in Northwest Indiana anytime soon still got to enjoy beer Thursday at the State Fair produce…

August 14, 2014 4:15 pm

Jobseekers hoping for help from Lady Luck

Jobseekers hoping for help from Lady Luck

MICHIGAN CITY | Hundreds of job seekers met potential employers Thursday during a job fair hosted by Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Ivy Tech…

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Researchers find new hole at Mount Baldy dune

Researchers find new hole at Mount Baldy dune

MICHIGAN CITY | Researchers looking into the cause of a hole at Mt. Baldy that trapped a 6-year-old boy last summer said Thursday morning that…

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PNC Odyssey part of world premiere of 'Bette Davis on the Edge'

MICHIGAN CITY | The Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts Series, the Festival Players Guild and the Michigan City Public Library are s…

August 14, 2014 12:00 am

Police investigate theft with fraudulent gift cards

Two women are suspected of stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise with fraudulent gift cards at Family Express stores in Porter and LaPo…

August 13, 2014 2:13 pm

LaPorte hires controversial educator

LAPORTE | The LaPorte School Board is sticking with its decision to hire a former East Chicago and Portage school administrator with past alle…

August 12, 2014 6:10 pm

Yosemite Sam finds his way home

Yosemite Sam finds his way home

LAPORTE - Shelly Daniel was on her way to work in Mishawaka at 4 a.m. recently when she spotted something out of the ordinary.

August 12, 2014 12:00 am

Hundreds turn out to honor fallen firefighter

Hundreds turn out to honor fallen firefighter

NEW CARLISLE | Sarah Audiss was not surprised at the huge turnout Monday for the funeral procession of New Carlisle Fire Department Assistant …

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State finds more than 700k inaccurate voter records

State finds more than 700k inaccurate voter records

INDIANAPOLIS | More than 700,000 Hoosier voter registration records are set to be marked "inactive," after a second attempt by Secretary of St…

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LaPorte barn restoration symbolizes area's past

LaPorte barn restoration symbolizes area's past

LAPORTE | The once white and green barn with an uncertain future is back to its glory days in welcoming motorists into LaPorte for generations…

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LaPorte gives intermodal developers 30 days to move forward

LAPORTE | LaPorte County officials are flexing muscles to try and force progress on what seems to be stalled plans for the Kingsbury intermoda…

August 10, 2014 6:00 pm

Sinai Forum announces 2014 line-up

MICHIGAN CITY | Jenn Lim, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer at Delivering Happiness, will kick off the 2014 season of the Sinai Forum with a dis…

August 10, 2014 2:00 pm

Hope sprouts at LaPorte community garden

Hope sprouts at LaPorte community garden

LAPORTE | William Wood, 63, has definite plans to grow tomatoes in a community garden being developed next to his residence in LaPorte's downt…

August 10, 2014 11:39 am

Jaycees looking to fill backpacks for students in need

LAPORTE | The LaPorte Jaycees are helping students prepare for the launch of the school year by collecting backpacks, school supplies and toil…

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

PNC Annual Chancellor's Invitational at Sand Creek

WESTVILLE | The Purdue North Central Athletics Department will  host the annual Chancellor's Invitational Golf Outing to benefit Student Athle…

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

150 motorcycles ride to honor firefighter

150 motorcycles ride to honor firefighter

LaPORTE | Nobody was more choked up, perhaps, than Blake Johnson who was shown the ropes of firefighting by fallen New Carlisle firefighter Ja…

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Traffic sweep nets 12 arrests, 195 tickets

MICHIGAN CITY | A traffic sweep over the Independence Day weekend resulted in 12 arrests and 195 tickets in LaPorte County, according to the M…

August 09, 2014 2:30 pm

A massive project to upgrade the region's utilities

A massive project to upgrade the region's utilities

Be sure to pick up Sunday's edition of The Times for a special report on NIPSCO's massive project to modernize the region's electric and natur…

August 08, 2014 7:00 pm

Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana is in good shape when it comes to water supplies, but other areas of the state may face shortages in the next…

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Ride to honor fallen New Carlisle firefighter to be held Saturday

Ride to honor fallen New Carlisle firefighter to be held Saturday

LAPORTE | The public is invited to a motorcycle ride Saturday to honor New Carlisle fallen firefighter Jamie Middlebrook.

August 08, 2014 2:15 pm

Valparaiso business man dies after car accident

Valparaiso business man dies after car accident

A prominent Valparaiso businessman, who owned restaurants, race horses and other local enterprises died Wednesday after being involved in a ca…

August 07, 2014 3:25 pm

LaPorte County inmate charged with possession of cocaine in the jail

LAPORTE | LaPorte County Jail authorities were still not sure Thursday how an inmate apparently got his hands on a large amount of crack cocaine.

August 07, 2014 2:00 pm
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