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Sportfishing program teaches 4-H youth about natural resources

Sportfishing program teaches 4-H youth about natural resources

Lake County youth went fishing this summer thanks to the Lake County 4-H Sportfishing program. Forty-seven young people enrolled in this annual program which teaches youth about fish, fishing, aquatic habitats, and the conservation of Indiana…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Wacky fun reigns at Downtown Hammond Council’s Bizarre Bazaar

Explore arts and crafts, a car and motorcycle show, kids’ games and art activities, the Stuff-a-Palooza Garage Sale and more during the Downtown Hammond Council’s ninth annual Bizarre Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at historic Harriso…

August 31, 2014 12:00 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 come to mind.

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 of Economists.

August 29, 2014 6:00 pm

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 becoming more of a rarity in Indiana.

August 28, 2014 11:45 pm

Fair Oaks Farms is phasing out cow dehorning

Fair Oaks Farms is an industry pioneer in phasing out cow dehorning, which animal rights activists describe as a cruel mutilation.

August 28, 2014 12:45 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.

August 25, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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County Line Orchard to open for season Sept. 6

County Line Orchard will open for the season Sept. 6. Visitors can enjoy numerous attractions, including apple and pumpkin U-pick fields, corn mazes, a kids’ farm, the County Line Orchard Kitchen and bakery. Visit www.countylineorchard.com.

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 stranding some motorists in floodwaters.

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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 elected officials are looking for solutions before future weather threatens with more of the same.

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Jasper County Fall Festival offers entertainment next weekend

Experience the Jasper County Fall Festival this Friday through Aug. 24 at the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Rensselaer and enjoy numerous events and activities. Entertainment includes live music, a demo derby, mud drags and tractor pulls. Atte…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

Man found dead in tent

BROOK | Brook police and the Newton County coroner are investigating the death of a man who was found in a tent outside a residence Saturday morning.

August 16, 2014 6:00 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

Occupation incorrect

A story in Tuesday's editions misstated a homicide victim's occupation. Jacob Oxley was a contract worker at ArcelorMittal and was a union member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150. 

August 12, 2014 3:26 pm

Fair Oaks Farms helps set up trade association

Fair Oaks Farms helps set up trade association

A newly formed trade association will help promote agritourism destinations, such as Fair Oaks Farm in Northwest Indiana.

August 12, 2014 12:00 pm

Griffith man charged in union member's death

Griffith man charged in union member's death

CROWN POINT | Jacob Oxley woke up with a headache on Dec. 13. 

August 11, 2014 7:20 pm

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 State Connie Lawson failed to confirm registration data.

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts presents Lakefront Art Festival

Explore two-dimensional art, fine craft, jewelry, photography, sculptural objects and wearable art during the Lubeznik Center for the Arts Lakefront Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17 at Washington Park…

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

South Shore Arts luncheon is Wednesday at Fair Oaks

South Shore Arts' August Chamber Luncheon is inviting Region 4 members to its monthly social gathering, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Farmhouse Restaurant, 856 N 600 East, Fair Oaks. There will be an opportu…

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

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 natural gas equipment.

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 half-century without planning and managing Indiana's water resources.

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PUC hosts Stand Down for veterans and their families

GARY | Purdue University Calumet will host its third annual Stand Down from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Indiana National Guard Limited Army Aviation Support Facility, 6289 Industrial Highway.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana Congressman says immigrant kids might have Ebola

Indiana Congressman says immigrant kids might have Ebola

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., suggested Monday that immigrant children from Central America could be carrying the Ebola virus that has killed some 800 people this year in West Africa.

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Student success celebrated at scholarship dinner

Student success celebrated at scholarship dinner

August 04, 2014 12:00 am

ROSE Awards nominations of employees due Aug. 28

South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is accepting nominations for the annual ROSE Awards through Aug. 28.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Pension changes prompting retirements

Pick up Sunday's edition to find out how a change in the interest rate the state will pay in the pension annuities for public employees is prompting local officials, staff members and teachers to file their retirement papers.

August 01, 2014 7:15 pm

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.

July 02, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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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.

July 01, 2014 7:10 pm Photos

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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.

June 30, 2014 11:45 pm Photos

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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.

June 25, 2014 5:49 pm Photos

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Sportfishing program teaches 4-H youth about natural resources

Sportfishing program teaches 4-H youth about natural resources

Lake County youth went fishing this summer thanks to the Lake County 4-H Sportfishing program. Forty-seven young people enrolled in this annua…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Wacky fun reigns at Downtown Hammond Council’s Bizarre Bazaar

Explore arts and crafts, a car and motorcycle show, kids’ games and art activities, the Stuff-a-Palooza Garage Sale and more during the Downto…

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
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