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Cause of LaPorte license branch fire undetermined

LAPORTE | The cause of a fire at the license branch in LaPorte is likely be ruled undetermined.

October 28, 2014 7:15 pm

Gary courthouse operations expected to resume Monday

GARY | The Gary courthouse is scheduled to reopen Monday after an electrical fire in August temporarily closed the building. 

October 18, 2014 5:55 pm

2 displaced by Hammond house fire

HAMMOND | A fire Tuesday at a Hammond home displaced two residents and killed their two cats, officials said.

October 14, 2014 8:00 pm

Developer eyes three-story building for downtown Valpo

VALPARAISO | Plans to build a $2.4 million three-story commercial and residential building in the downtown proceeded Tuesday as local architect Brent Wagner came before Valparaiso's Site Review Committee.

October 14, 2014 2:58 pm

Fire hits Hammond home

HAMMOND | A Hammond home was deemed uninhabitable after a fire early Saturday.

October 11, 2014 1:01 pm

East Chicago plant hit by roof fire

East Chicago firefighters spent four hours extinguishing a stubborn roof fire at the Grace Davison plant at 5215 Kennedy Ave. on Saturday morning.

October 04, 2014 8:22 pm
In wake of fire, questions surround lack of fire hydrants

In wake of fire, questions surround lack of fire hydrants

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Days after a fire destroyed Stash Construction, many are questioning if more fire hydrants in the area could have stopped the blaze sooner. 

October 03, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Fire damages Portage home

Fire damages Portage home

October 02, 2014 4:34 pm
Blaze destroys Calumet Township business

Blaze destroys Calumet Township business

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | A longtime Calumet Township business went up in flames Wednesday as wind and a lack of hydrants hampered firefighting efforts.

October 01, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Firefighters battle huge blaze at Calumet Township business

Firefighters battle huge blaze at Calumet Township business

Flames shoot out from a fire at Stash Construction in Calumet Township. The fire was reported as starting on the roof at about 12:25 p.m. Wednesday.

October 01, 2014 2:13 pm
Firefighters battle huge blaze at Calumet Township business

Firefighters battle huge blaze at Calumet Township business

Firefighters at the site of a fire Wednesday afternoon at Stash Construction, 2701 W. 45th Ave. in Calumet Township, were hampered by a lack of hydrants nearby. A line had to be run five blocks north to bring water to the site.

October 01, 2014 2:10 pm
Closed movie theater catches fire in Hobart

Closed movie theater catches fire in Hobart

HOBART | Crews working to demolish the former Loews movie theater across from Southlake Mall are believed to have sparked a blaze there late Saturday morning, fire officials said.

September 27, 2014 6:56 pm Photos

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Air traffic center fire snarls Chicago flights

CHICAGO | A contract employee set fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center where he worked, bringing two of the nation's busiest airports to a halt Friday, according to a criminal complaint.

September 27, 2014 12:00 am Related

The curious case of Estrella's Bar

HAMMOND | It has been a tumultuous year for Estrella's Bar in Hammond. Questions about business and liquor licenses. Citations. Go-go dancers. A murder that remains unsolved.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Portage council, commission take a close look at projects, financing

PORTAGE | The City Council and Redevelopment Commission took a close look at three projects Thursday night.

September 11, 2014 10:30 pm
Hammond bar demolished after suspected arson fires

Hammond bar demolished after suspected arson fires

HAMMOND | City officials demolished a bar Wednesday that served as the scene of the city's most recent homicide after two suspected arson fires there in less than 24 hours.

September 10, 2014 7:53 pm Photos

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More courts relocated following fire

GARY | Two more courts have been temporarily reassigned following Thursday's electrical fire at the Lake County Courthouse in Gary.

August 30, 2014 12:30 am
Electrical fire shuts Lake County Courthouse in Gary

Electrical fire shuts Lake County Courthouse in Gary

GARY | A small electrical fire Thursday morning in the basement of the Lake County Courthouse in Gary will require temporary changes to court operations.

August 28, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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BP explosion causes sulfur dioxide release

BP explosion causes sulfur dioxide release

BP officials have notified the state of Indiana that more than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide were released into the air following an explosion at its Whiting Refinery.

August 28, 2014 3:55 pm Related
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