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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Hollywood's Hardy Boy, Nurse Ratched and Charlie Brown here for autographs

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Hollywood's Hardy Boy, Nurse Ratched and Charlie Brown here for autographs

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 12, 2014 12:00 am
Looking Forward: Modest growth in region despite state upheaval

Looking Forward: Modest growth in region despite state upheaval

While there continues to be upheaval in education at the state level, student test scores continue to show modest gains in Northwest Indiana, schools will make some transitions to comply with Indiana's new state standards and seven new school superintendents head up districts in the region.

August 10, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Passing of Eileen Ford prompts reader's memory of feud

OFFBEAT: Passing of Eileen Ford prompts reader's memory of feud

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Powell, bad government swing taxpayers over barrel

MARC CHASE: Powell, bad government swing taxpayers over barrel

How does it feel to be swinging over a barrel, Lake County? Is the redness in our faces from the blood-rush of hanging upside down over the barrel, or is it the hot facial plume of embarrassment?

July 16, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Income tax revenue isn't a catchall for new county spending

The lines just keep getting longer for sectors of local government begging for a piece of the revenue generated by the Lake County local option income tax.

July 15, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Invest in protecting those who protect us

RICH JAMES: Invest in protecting those who protect us

Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield likely would be alive today if he had been riding with a partner early last Sunday.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Lessons of community rise from fallen Gary officer

MARC CHASE: Lessons of community rise from fallen Gary officer

Tragedy is immense when the strong and brave fall within our communities.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
Gary officer killed; three people in custody

Gary officer killed; three people in custody

GARY | Authorities had three people in custody Sunday night after the fatal shooting of a Gary police officer early Sunday.

July 06, 2014 8:00 pm Video Photos

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Gary woman sues city, police alleging excessive force

HAMMOND | A Gary woman filed a Civil Rights lawsuit Friday against the city of Gary and area police, alleging officers beat her until she bled outside a liquor store and jailed her but never charged her with a crime.

May 30, 2014 5:00 pm
Gary man gets life in prison for child porn counts

Gary man gets life in prison for child porn counts

HAMMOND | A Gary man who admitted to production and possession of child pornography will spend the rest of his life in a federal prison under a sentence issued this week in Hammond federal court.

May 16, 2014 5:45 pm
Robinson topples incumbent Elgin in Calumet Twsp. trustee's race

Robinson topples incumbent Elgin in Calumet Twsp. trustee's race

GARY | In the shadow of a siege by federal law enforcement and state and local lawmakers, the Calumet Township trustee's office is poised to receive a new leader in 2015.

May 06, 2014 10:45 pm Photos

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Third defendant arrested in alleged Asia-to-NWI prostitution ring

HAMMOND | A third suspect in an alleged international prostitution ring with local ties was arrested and appeared before a federal court judge Friday in Hammond, court records show.

March 28, 2014 8:15 pm
Northwest Indiana economy grew by 1.9 percent last year

Northwest Indiana economy grew by 1.9 percent last year

Northwest Indiana grew 1.9 percent last year, trailing both the state and nation.

February 26, 2014 11:25 pm

Gary man, 23, pleads guilty to felony heroin deal charge

HAMMOND | A Gary man pleaded guilty Friday to selling heroin to an undercover informant in Lake County, court records show.

February 07, 2014 5:54 pm
Portage's snowplow controversy hasn't blown over yet

Portage's snowplow controversy hasn't blown over yet

PORTAGE | Portage's "plowgate" controversy is raging on.

January 25, 2014 6:39 pm
MGM Actress Esther Williams, second to the left, at Dinner Party in Gary in the 1950s

MGM Actress Esther Williams, second to the left, at Dinner Party in Gary in the 1950s

MGM Actress Esther Williams, second to the left, is shown at a dinner party in her honor at the Ellis Family home in Gary in the 1950s.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am
Five-day blitz to rebuild Gary neighborhood

Five-day blitz to rebuild Gary neighborhood

GARY | This summer, volunteers from across the country will bring hammers, paint rollers and hand saws to a Gary neighborhood, where they will renovate abandoned homes and build new houses on vacant lots.

January 21, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Obama administration taps Gary for Strong Cities initiative

Obama administration taps Gary for Strong Cities initiative

Gary soon will get an unprecedented level of support from the federal government, which will work out of City Hall to strengthen the city's economy and lift up its residents.

January 16, 2014 11:30 am Photos

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Businesses in Gary and Merrillville earn statewide awards

Businesses in Gary and Merrillville earn statewide awards

Two small businesses from Northwest Indiana got statewide recognition for their entrepreneurial spirit and economic contributions.

January 14, 2014 1:00 pm
Mayor hints at big announcement, outlines progress

Mayor hints at big announcement, outlines progress

GARY | The White House plans to announce an unprecedented level of federal support for the city of Gary later this week, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said.

January 13, 2014 2:20 pm Photos

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