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Cedar Lake woman, 24, dies in M'ville crash

MERRILLVILLE | A 24-year-old Cedar Lake woman died early Saturday after a car crash in Merrillville.

April 12, 2014 4:45 pm
OFFBEAT: Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dead at age 93

OFFBEAT: Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dead at age 93

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 08, 2014 12:00 am
Iconic actor Mickey Rooney dead at age 93

Iconic actor Mickey Rooney dead at age 93

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.

April 07, 2014 6:29 am Photos

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Body found at abandoned Gary home

GARY | A person found dead at a vacant home at 1833 Pennsylvania St. died of multiple gunshot wounds in an apparent homicide, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

April 02, 2014 6:00 pm
OFFBEAT: AP Entertainment Writer Bob Thomas a Hollywood legend

OFFBEAT: AP Entertainment Writer Bob Thomas a Hollywood legend

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 31, 2014 12:00 am

ArcelorMittal worker dies after February incident

An ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor steelworker has died from injuries suffered when he fell into scalding water at the mill in February.

March 26, 2014 11:13 am

Porter County heroin deaths up but suicides down

VALPARAISO | Heroin deaths were up, but suicides were down. Murders were down, but motor vehicle fatalities were up.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am

Missing Mishawaka woman found dead in snow-covered vehicle in Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | A Mishawaka woman was found dead Monday in a snow-covered car in a retail parking lot.

February 10, 2014 3:15 pm
Final female 'Oz' Munchkin Ruth Duccini dead at 95

Final female 'Oz' Munchkin Ruth Duccini dead at 95

LAS VEGAS | Ruth Robinson Duccini, 95, one of the two surviving Munchkins from the legendary 1939 MGM film "The Wizard of Oz," died early Thursday in Las Vegas.

January 16, 2014 12:50 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Classic Hollywood film actresses first deaths of 2014

OFFBEAT: Classic Hollywood film actresses first deaths of 2014

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Map: 2013 Gary homicides

Map: 2013 Gary homicides

This is a map showing the locations of all the Gary homicides in 2013. There were a total of 55 homicides compared to the 43 homicides in 2012.

January 02, 2014 11:20 am
OFFBEAT: TV and stage psychic Sylvia Browne dead at age 77

OFFBEAT: TV and stage psychic Sylvia Browne dead at age 77

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 22, 2013 12:00 am

Man found dead earlier this week remains unidentified

GARY | Officials continue investigating how an unidentified man ended up dead in a burned-out vehicle in a wooded area earlier this week.

November 08, 2013 5:06 pm
Halloween fun

Halloween fun

In this Nov. 14, 1974 file photo, police and members of the Suffolk County Coroner's Office investigate the murder of six people found shot in Amityville, N.Y. The house was made famous in the 1979 film "The Amityville Horror." The Oscar-nominated film is based on the story of the Lutz famil…

October 09, 2013 12:38 pm
Man charged with murder of Michigan City toddler

Man charged with murder of Michigan City toddler

MICHIGAN CITY | A Michigan City man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of a 2-year-old Michigan City boy who died from physical abuse.

October 01, 2013 1:30 pm
LaPorte High School football player dies at practice

LaPorte High School football player dies at practice

LAPORTE | A LaPorte High School football player died after collapsing Wednesday during practice.

September 25, 2013 10:15 pm
OFFBEAT: Legendary losses: Radio's Don Wade and physician husband of Seattle Sutton

OFFBEAT: Legendary losses: Radio's Don Wade and physician husband of Seattle Sutton

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Gary shootout leaves 2 dead, several wounded

GARY | A dispute over money at a Miller bar might have led to a neighborhood shooting that left two Gary men dead and four wounded, police said.

September 07, 2013 6:11 pm Related

Porter Township teen dies in dirt bike crash

PORTER TOWNSHIP | A 15-year-old Porter Township boy was killed Saturday night in a dirt bike crash about a half mile from his home.

August 19, 2013 4:35 pm

OFFBEAT: 'Blackfish' doc about local Sea World trainer's death now in Chicago

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am
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