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Paint the Parks art exhibit to open Friday at welcome center

Paint the Parks, a traveling exhibit highlighting U.S.A.’s national parks through art, will open at the Indiana Welcome Center on Friday, and run through Sept. 26. During the exhibit, visitors will see approximately 100 paintings of landscape…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Coming Sunday: A forgiving man overcomes double tragedies

Be sure to pick up Sunday's edition of The Times to read Marc Chase's column about the forgiving spirit of St. John resident Bill Marvel, who, though his son lost his ability to walk in 1987 due to a drunk driver, and his wife, Sandra, died i…

July 25, 2014 4:59 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 and Wildlife Area.

July 22, 2014 4:35 pm

Home sales remain on even keel

Home sales remain on even keel

Northwest Indiana single-family home sales in June were on a par with the robust sales of last summer, with overall sales dropping a slight 3.1 percent as compared to June 2013, according to the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors.

July 22, 2014 9:30 am

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 in JC Murphy Lake at Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area.

July 21, 2014 4:30 pm

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 Fish and Wildlife area in Newton County, officials said.

July 20, 2014 11:00 pm

Celebrate Whiting’s heritage at Pierogi Fest

The three-day Pierogi Fest will take over downtown Whiting’s 119th Street on Friday through July 27. Enjoy a weekend full of delicious pierogi, five stages of entertainment, the International Polka Parade, a pierog toss, a pierog eating conte…

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana adds jobs, but unemployment rate creeps up

Indiana adds jobs, but unemployment rate creeps up

Indiana's unemployment rate rose by 0.2 percentage points to 5.9 percent, despite a gain of 10,000 private-sector jobs in June, because more people returned to the workforce.

July 18, 2014 12:45 pm

Nonprofit youth organizations can apply for IYI grants

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Youth Institute invites community and faith-based nonprofit organizations in Indiana serving children and youth to apply for assistance to improve their current effectiveness and their capacity to serve in the future.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for region

A beach hazards statement remains in effect through Tuesday night for Lake Michigan beaches in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties.

July 14, 2014 10:39 pm

Contests promote Visiting Friends and Relatives campaign

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is teaming up with five local media outlets to promote VFRs, Visiting Friends and Relatives through contests.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

New Fair Oaks restaurant takes farm-to-table to the extreme

New Fair Oaks restaurant takes farm-to-table to the extreme

Farm-to-table is a pretty popular concept these days, and a new restaurant takes it about as far as it can go, growing and raising almost all its food right outside.

July 10, 2014 12:00 pm

The Times looks to honor young leaders

The Times Media Co. and its BusINess Magazine are accepting nominations through July 31for the annual 20 Under 40 Awards.

July 06, 2014 6:00 am

South Shore Regional Car Show rolls in Thursday

The South Shore Regional Car Show from 3  to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Fair Oaks Farms will feature hundreds of antique and classic cars, a DJ and music, an appearance by Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders and the Colts In Motion traveling museum, a…

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

NIPSCO: Power to be restored Thursday

NIPSCO: Power to be restored Thursday

The 10,000 NIPSCO customers remaining without power more than 48 hours after powerful storms and two tornadoes ripped through Northwest Indiana should have had it restored by late Thursday night.

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Electricity expected to be back for all residents Thursday; experts confirm 2 NWI tornadoes

Electricity expected to be back for all residents Thursday; experts confirm 2 NWI tornadoes

Days after powerful storms tore through the region, 18,500 NIPSCO customers remained without power Wednesday night and officials confirmed one tornado southeast of Lowell and another near DeMotte.

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Thousands without power in wake of storms

Thousands without power in wake of storms

The 43,000 NIPSCO customers still without power Tuesday night following strong overnight storms could have to wait several days to see it restored, utility representatives said.

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Severe storms hammer region

Severe storms hammer region

Two lines of powerful storms battered the region late Monday as emergency responders scrambled to deal with damage caused by high winds, lighting and heavy rain.

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Celebrate holiday weekend at Cedar Lake Summerfest

Celebrate the Independence Day weekend at the annual Cedar Lake Summerfest at the Park of the Rec Cedars, 7408 Constitution Ave. Attendees can enjoy live entertainment, amusement rides, games and contests, a car show, fireworks and much more …

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Joy, confusion showered on NWI same-sex marriages

Joy, confusion showered on NWI same-sex marriages

The same-sex marriage mill has been busy in Lake, LaPorte and Porter counties. Rural Jasper and Newton County officials still were waiting for their first couples, after a federal judge Wednesday ruled Indiana's ban on same-sex matrimony was …

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Aliveness Project hosts National Get Tested Day event

GARY | The Aliveness Project of Northwest Indiana will host a “Take the Test, Take Control” event Friday aimed at testing as many people for HIV as possible.

June 26, 2014 12:00 am

Lake Village woman suffers life-threatening injuries in Roselawn crash

ROSELAWN | A Lake Village woman was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries Monday after a crash at Ind. 10 and Ind. 55 near Roselawn, police said.

June 25, 2014 11:00 pm

No break in the clouds over controversial air show

No break in the clouds over controversial air show

FAIR OAKS | At least 10 inches of rain in the past 30 days grounded what was to be the 2014 South Shore Air Show at its new venue here, tourism officials said.

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North Newton students end school year with honors

North Newton students end school year with honors

June 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Indiana lands $3.2 million to help the unemployed find new jobs

Indiana secured $3.2 million to help out-of-work people find new jobs.

June 24, 2014 12:42 pm

Air show parking, tour tickets, hotel packages now available

Parking tickets, Fair Oaks Farms tour tickets and hotel packages for the South Shore Air Show on July 11-13 are now available. Create a weekend getaway and purchase parking passes for the Air Show by visiting www.southshoreairshow.com. Parkin…

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

Unemployment holds steady in Indiana, falls in Illinois

Unemployment holds steady in Indiana, falls in Illinois

Indiana's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate remained flat at 5.7 percent last month, but joblessness crept up in Northwest Indiana.

June 20, 2014 12:45 pm

Storms flood region roads, knock out power

Thunderstorms brought lightning and rain to the region Thursday night, flooding roads and knocking out power.

June 19, 2014 9:42 pm

Area drive-in to screen Jimmy Buffett concert with nationwide audience

Join the 49er Drive-In in Valparaiso as it presents Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band for a Live at the Drive-In Music Series show Thursday from Fort Worth, Tex.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

Region schools win state safety grants

INDIANAPOLIS | Many Northwest Indiana school corporations will be getting or keeping a school resource officer this fall, or buying additional school safety equipment -- thanks to a state grant.

June 10, 2014 4:00 pm

Primary election turnout just 13 percent

Primary election turnout just 13 percent

INDIANAPOLIS | Fewer Hoosiers voted in the May 6 primary than in any statewide election over the past quarter-century, and possibly ever.

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Fair Oaks Farms breaks ground on Pork Education Center

Representatives from Fair Oaks Farms and Belstra Milling recently gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Pork Education Center.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am

Northern Indiana Pop Warner League preparing for 27th season

Northern Indiana Pop Warner League preparing for 27th season

Brian Lidgard knows the Pop Warner Official Rule Book like the back of his hand.

May 30, 2014 5:00 pm

Rare Audio storytelling contest open to students

Indiana University's American Student Radio, ASR, is hosting a national audio contest for students in kindergarten through high school that will be judged by "This American Life’s" Ira Glass. Submissions close June 1.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am

NWI fans to be celebrated at White Sox game

Chicago White Sox fans from Northwest Indiana will be celebrated at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday. Fans can enjoy specially priced tickets as the White Sox take on the San Diego Padres.

May 28, 2014 12:00 am

Lake, Newton sheriff departments sued over alleged wrongful lockup

HAMMOND | The Lake and Newton county sheriff’s departments are being sued over locking up the wrong woman.

May 24, 2014 12:00 am

Pink Ribbon Society presents 13th annual Breast Cancer Survivors' Calendar

The Pink Ribbon Society is looking for breast cancer survivors to featured in the 2015 Breast Cancer Survivors’ Calendar published by the Pink Ribbon Society each year.

May 24, 2014 12:00 am

Region largely spared by storm damage

A thunderstorm that blew through the region Tuesday night left little evidence of its presence Wednesday morning.

May 21, 2014 8:57 am

Officers promoted at Indiana State Police Lowell post

Officers promoted at Indiana State Police Lowell post

LOWELL | Indiana State Police on Monday announced the promotion of two troopers at the Lowell post.

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Colts added to sponsors of South Shore Air Show

HAMMOND │ Last year the Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders upset some local tourism officials because they used a beach in Michigan for their swimsuit calendar shoot instead of one on Indiana’s own shoreline.

May 15, 2014 2:19 pm

Rotary funds peace studies fellowships worldwide

Applications for 2015-17 Rotary World Peace Fellowships to be awarded worldwide are available from the Rotary Clubs in the northern Indiana region. Completed applications must be submitted by Friday.

May 12, 2014 3:10 pm

Thunderstorms tear through region

Thunderstorms tear through region

A tornado was reported near Rensselaer on Sunday night, and thunderstorms flooded streets, uprooted trees and downed power lines throughout the region.

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NWI residents have more than $48M in unclaimed money

GARY | More than $48 million is waiting for Northwest Indiana residents to claim it.

May 10, 2014 10:00 am

Northwest Indiana residents could cash in for $48 mill in unclaimed property

GARY | More than $48 million in unclaimed property awaits some Northwest Indiana residents.

May 08, 2014 5:30 pm

Society of Innovators opens nominations

CROWN POINT │ Friday is “Innovation Day” as the search begins for new innovators in Northwest Indiana.

May 08, 2014 1:50 pm

Niemeyer, Hanford win state senate primaries

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell, is a step closer toward reclaiming the Indiana Senate seat once held by his late father, Ernie.

May 06, 2014 9:15 pm

Realtor group merger finalized

The National Association of Realtors and Indiana Secretary of State have approved a merger between the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors and Starke-Pulaski Board of Realtors.

May 06, 2014 2:15 pm

Dense fog to lift by mid-morning

The National Weather Service issued a dense for advisory for the region Tuesday morning.

April 29, 2014 6:42 am

Nominate survivors for Pink Ribbon Society calendar

If you know an individual who is a breast cancer survivor and would make a good role model for others diagnosed with breast cancer, nominate him or her to appear in the Pink Ribbon Society's 2015 Breast Cancer Survivors' Calendar.

April 28, 2014 12:00 am

Real estate group approves merger

The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors will expand with the inclusion of the Starke-Pulaski Board of Realtors following a vote of members Monday at the Avalon Manor.

April 21, 2014 5:30 am

Paint the Parks art exhibit to open Friday at welcome center

Paint the Parks, a traveling exhibit highlighting U.S.A.’s national parks through art, will open at the Indiana Welcome Center on Friday, and …

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Coming Sunday: A forgiving man overcomes double tragedies

Be sure to pick up Sunday's edition of The Times to read Marc Chase's column about the forgiving spirit of St. John resident Bill Marvel, who,…

July 25, 2014 4:59 pm
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