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Investigators searching for clues to Highland apartment fire

Investigators searching for clues to Highland apartment fire

HIGHLAND | Investigators began a probe Friday of an apartment building fire believed to have displaced 22 families Thursday.

August 01, 2014 7:00 pm Photos



Humane Society to host adoption event, blood drive

MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will host an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the shelter, 421 45th St., as part of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. Adoption fees will be waived for EMTs, paramedics and lifeguards.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am
Volunteering is a way of life for Hammond retiree

Volunteering is a way of life for Hammond retiree

On any given day, Anne Herbert is working behind the scenes to improve the lives of those in her community and across the country.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Apartments, garage severely damaged in weekend Portage fires

Apartments, garage severely damaged in weekend Portage fires

PORTAGE | Portage fire officials aren't ruling out fireworks as the cause of two significant fires over the weekend.

July 07, 2014 2:58 pm

IUN to hold blood drive July 24

GARY | The Student Alumni Association and Office of Alumni Relations at Indiana University Northwest are rallying to restock the shelves at area blood banks with a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 24 in the Moraine Student Center on the north end of campus.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am

Family of five displaced by Cal City fire

CALUMET CITY | The American Red Cross assisted a family of five early Wednesday after they were displaced from their home by a fire investigators believe may have been caused by careless smoking.

June 04, 2014 7:28 am

Give blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day

The American Red Cross encourages all eligible donors to choose their day to help save lives by giving blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am

HEALTH BRIEFS: Red Cross announces new board appointees

MERRILLVILLE | The American Red Cross announced Monday the appointment of three new members who represent a cross section of legal, labor and media organizations to the organization’s board of directors.

May 12, 2014 5:00 pm

Fire in two E.C. buildings displaces 18

EAST CHICAGO | A stubborn fire that jumped to an adjacent apartment building displaced 18 people in East Chicago early Monday.

May 05, 2014 8:24 am
Cal City officer rescues baby from burning home

Cal City officer rescues baby from burning home

CALUMET CITY | A Calumet City police officer is being lauded as a hero after rescuing an infant from a burning home Thursday night.

May 02, 2014 1:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Indiana is latest state with sudden cardiac arrest law

Two years ago, the Pennsylvania legislature enacted — and Governor Tom Corbett signed — a well-intended law, championed by the parents of an infant who died of a previously undetected heart disorder at the 14 weeks old in 2004.

April 28, 2014 5:30 pm
Mobile home destroyed in fire

Mobile home destroyed in fire

PORTAGE | A mobile home was destroyed in a fire in Portage Wednesday morning.

April 23, 2014 11:44 am Photos


Dark Lord Day more than a once-a-year brew release party

MUNSTER | The Dark Lord cometh. Beer geeks of the world unite!

April 22, 2014 7:00 pm

Late-night apartment fire displaces Portage residents

PORTAGE | Fire officials are investigating a fire that damaged at least four apartments Wednesday night in the 5900 block of Wonderland Place. 

March 26, 2014 9:16 pm

Fire Safety Fair scheduled for Saturday in Hammond

HAMMOND | The American Red Cross will host a Fire Safety Fair on Saturday at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Ave.

March 24, 2014 12:05 am

Blood drive set for Saturday in memory of Heather Vassil

HOBART | A blood drive in memory of Hobart resident Heather Vassil is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Bridget Church gymnasium, 107 Main St.

March 24, 2014 12:00 am
Life-saving actions honored by American Red Cross

Life-saving actions honored by American Red Cross

VALPARAISO | Porter County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jeremy Chavez’s life-saving actions were recently recognized by the American Red Cross, which presented him with the Lifesaving Award for the Professional Responder.

March 11, 2014 1:36 pm

American Red Cross Month encourages blood donations

MERRILLVILLE | For 133 years, the American Red Cross has helped individuals and families prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. And each spring since 1942, starting with Franklin Roosevelt, the U.S. President acknowledges the American Red Cross and encourages volunteerism by issuin…

March 06, 2014 12:00 am

Youth programs help build a new generation of blood donors

MERRILLVILLE | When young people, from elementary school through college, become involved with American Red Cross blood drives, they learn the importance and need to help save lives through blood donations. For many, it’s an experience that can shape adult behavior.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am

Red Cross blood drive to be held in memory of toddler

MERRILLVILLE | An American Red Cross blood drive in memory of Adler Shelbourne will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Field House Concourse at Griffith High School, 600 N. Wiggs St., Griffith.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am
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