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GARY | South Shore train service resumed Saturday morning following a halt in operations overnight because of a freight train derailment in Gary.
SAN DIEGO | Walls of wind-whipped flames consumed hundreds of homes across tinder-dry Southern California on Tuesday, and authorities ordered people in more than 350,000 homes to flee the fires.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels proposed a sweeping property tax restructuring plan Tuesday that his administration says would lower homeowner bills by about a third on average statewide. Some replacement revenue would come from raising the sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent.
A house on a hilltop burns in Modjeska Canyon along Santiago Road Tuesday in Silverado, Calif. Wildfires fanned by fierce desert winds consumed huge swaths of bone-dry Southern California, burning buildings and forcing more than 265,000 evacuations from Malibu to San Diego, including a jail,…
INDIANAPOLIS | Media outlets big and small want to tell the story of Hammond woman who started a new life in rural Tennessee after escaping from an Indiana prison three decades ago.
SAN DIEGO | Wildfires fanned by fierce desert winds forced the evacuations of nearly 250,000 people Monday in San Diego County, including hundreds who were being moved by school bus and ambulance from a hospital and nursing homes.
NAPPANEE, Ind. | Residents face months of rebuilding after a tornado with winds of 160 mph ripped apart dozens of homes and wrecked three recreational vehicle factories employing hundreds of people.
NEW YORK | The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 360 points Friday -- the anniversary of the Black Monday crash 20 year ago -- as renewed credit concerns, lackluster corporate earnings and rising oil prices spooked investors.
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The national weather service in Chicago has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northwestern Jasper County, southern Lake County, northern Newton County and Porter County in Indiana until 7:45 p.m.
BRAZIL, Ind. | A bullet was fired through a cafeteria window at a western Indiana elementary school in an apparent drive-by shooting on Thursday, authorities said.
WASHINGTON | House Democrats failed Thursday to override President Bush's veto of their pre-election year effort to expand a popular government health insurance program to cover 10 million children.
A traffic stop Monday netted $440,000 -- the Lake County sheriff's biggest single cash seizure in the agency's history, Sheriff Rogelio "Roy" Dominguez said.
VALPARAISO | A $50 million lawsuit was filed Monday against the city of Gary and its police department for failing to search for two young men ejected from a car during a crash one month ago.
SCHERERVILLE | Police are searching for a man who forced two bank employees into a vault at gunpoint and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash Thursday morning.
Image courtesy of the FBI Survelliance camera photo of a robbery suspect leaving Liberty Savings Bank in Schererville.
GARY | Direct flights to Indianapolis from Gary/Chicago International Airport on regional air carrier Cape Air could start within months.
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