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Region economy has added jobs for 10 of last 12 months

Region economy has added jobs for 10 of last 12 months

Northwest Indiana added jobs this summer as its economy kept down the path of growth.

September 01, 2014 12:00 pm

Parents, child caregivers can attend free child safety seat check-up

LAPORTE | IU Health La Porte Physicians is offering free child passenger safety seat inspections from 1-4 p.m. Friday in the lot at the corner…

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Apple Fest celebrates change of seasons

Apple Fest celebrates change of seasons

LAPORTE | The tradition of ushering in fall continues during the annual Apple Fest from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 13 and Sept. 14 at Garwood Orch…

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Apple Fest celebrates change of seasons

Apple Fest celebrates change of seasons

LAPORTE | The tradition of ushering in fall continues during the annual Apple Fest from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 13 and Sept. 14 at Garwood Orch…

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Peanut Days to be held Sept. 19

LAPORTE | The Kiwanis Club of LaPorte will host its annual Peanut Day on Sept. 19 in front of the LaPorte Post Office and Kroger from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Home Depot investigates possible credit card data breach

Home Depot investigates possible credit card data breach

NEW YORK | Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a major credit card data breach.

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Michigan City police warn of nighttime robberies near beach

MICHIGAN CITY | Police said Tuesday they have increased patrols in Michigan City's beachfront area following two robberies in the past week.

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Michigan City man charged in sex abuse case

MICHIGAN CITY | A Michigan City man is accused of sexually assaulting a relative.

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LaPorte man charged with murder

LaPorte man charged with murder

LAPORTE | The man charged with murder in the weekend stabbing death of a LaPorte man was covered in blood as he fled on a mo-ped with his girl…

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Police investigate theft of cash, liquor from LaPorte Eagles

LAPORTE | A burglary involving the theft of money and booze in LaPorte could have been an inside job.

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NWI Preps app brings action and stories to your fingertips

NWI Preps app brings action and stories to your fingertips

Some of the stories are action highlights of the competition like the winning touchdown, the perfect kill with the game on the line, the line …

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'Chief Happiness Officer' opens PNC Sinai Forum on Sunday

Jenn Lim, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer at Delivering Happiness, will be the opening speaker Sunday at the Purdue North Central Sinai Forum'…

September 01, 2014 6:48 pm

Region economy has added jobs for 10 of last 12 months

Region economy has added jobs for 10 of last 12 months

Northwest Indiana added jobs this summer as its economy kept down the path of growth.

September 01, 2014 12:00 pm

Former Rumely House open for tour

Former Rumely House open for tour

LAPORTE | A mansion with roots to LaPorte's beginnings will be open for the public to view and, if they wish, offer to buy it.

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State Prison Garden yields benefit community

MICHIGAN CITY | Fresh produce is being put on many dinner tables from a football field-sized organic garden tended by inmates at Indiana State Prison.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Celebrating community foundations: 100 years in America, 98 in Indiana, 22 in NWI

Celebrating community foundations: 100 years in America, 98 in Indiana, 22 in NWI

One hundred years ago, the community foundation concept was born in the Midwest, giving rise to a new philanthropy, a new way of participating…

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Cops: Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing

Cops: Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing

LAPORTE | Authorities say a man was being held Saturday after an early morning killing near a downtown LaPorte bar.

August 30, 2014 8:30 pm

Geopolitical turmoil has not yet affected NWI economy

Geopolitical turmoil has not yet affected NWI economy

The refrain has been familiar almost every time The Times Board of Economists has met over the past few years: The economy is improving but sl…

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August 30, 2014 12:05 am

Forecaster: Warmer, drier winter ... for now

Forecaster: Warmer, drier winter ... for now

As people prepare to fire up the grills and head to the beach for one last summer hurrah this Labor Day weekend, thoughts of colder days ahead…

August 29, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Coming Sunday: An in-depth look at the region's economy

In Sunday's edition of The Times, we take the pulse of the local economy by talking to those who know it best: the members of The Times Board …

August 29, 2014 6:00 pm

Taste of Duneland is Saturday

CHESTERTON | Taste of Duneland presented by the Duneland Business Initiative Group will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday in downtown Chesterton.…

August 29, 2014 10:12 am

Indiana business starts lowest since at least 1990

Indiana business starts lowest since at least 1990

The dream of owning a business and working for oneself, an aspiration nearly half of all Americans have according to a recent survey, is becom…

August 28, 2014 11:45 pm

Sobreity checkpoints planned for LaPorte County

Police in LaPorte County plan to set up sobriety checkpoints Friday to discourage drinking and driving for the Labor Day weekend.

August 28, 2014 5:58 pm

Pelath warns Camp Summit on governor's chopping block

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath warned Thursday that 70 state employees in LaPorte County will lose their jobs if the Indi…

August 28, 2014 4:16 pm

First business coming to LaPorte project

LAPORTE | The first business is coming to a former industrial area the city has been working to redevelop for well over a decade.

August 28, 2014 2:49 pm

LaPorte County Home could be in jeopardy

LAPORTE | For over 100 years, the LaPorte County Home has been a shelter for the homeless, but its future now appears in serious jeopardy.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

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…

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

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-…

August 26, 2014 6:00 pm

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.

August 24, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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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
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