CROWN POINT | The request for a variance for a gas station/convenience store at Burrell Street and Ind. 55 was deferred at last month's Board of Zoning Appeals meeting, but it isn't going away and neither are residents opposed to it.
Gas prices across Northwest Indiana have risen near the $4 a gallon range, but should peak soon and end up lower than they were last summer.
LAKE STATION | Rich's Gas Station was robbed at gunpoint for a second time in less than a week, Lake Station police said.
EAST CHICAGO | A 32-year-old man was shot in the face just before 10 p.m. at Luke's gas station in the 5600 block of Indianapolis Boulevard, police said.
HOBART | A Gary man went into a Hobart gas station and stole cases of bottled water as well as change jars earmarked for a children's benefit fund, police said.
Pete Poznic, of Portage, left, and Jerry Kaenrath, of Hebron, get fuel Tuesday at the Speed Mart on Ind. 130 in Valparaiso.
SOUTH HAVEN | Officials are searching for a man who robbed a South Haven Speedway gas station at gunpoint Tuesday night, the Porter County Sheriff's Department said.
KOUTS | The Town Council satisfied the need to hire a building inspector at Monday's meeting. Now the town's Democratic precinct committeemen will have to fill the need for a new councilman.
PORTAGE | The Meijer supercenter under construction at U.S. 6 and Willowcreek Road should open in mid June.
HOBART | Two Gary men robbed a Hobart gas station and took cash and cigarettes, police said.
HOBART | A man robbed an employee at Hobart Gas, 420 Main, at gunpoint Sunday night, police said.
HOBART | Two Lake Station men were charged with taking scrap metal from a closed Hobart gas station, police said.
PORTAGE | The Plan Commission approved two new developments Monday night with little discussion.
HOBART | Two Gary women told police the car in which they were riding was shot at Thursday during an apparent road rage incident.
Barbara Kotas can remember when a night on the town cost her 50 cents a gallon in gasoline.
HOBART | Three people from Gary robbed a gas station on U.S. 30 in Hobart at gunpoint in June and may be responsible for other crimes, police said.
INDIANAPOLIS | A business caught selling synthetic marijuana or illegal stimulants marketed as "bath salts" would be shut down for one year under an amendment approved Monday by the Indiana House.
HAMMOND | City officials targeted pornography, pipes and fake pot Wednesday, making unannounced stops at convenience stores and gas stations around the city to check compliance with city ordinances.
Hammond City Controller Bob Lendi asks a gas station clerk about any public displays of glass smoking pipes or pornography during inspections Wednesday of various gas stations and food marts in Hammond.
Hammond Police Chief Brian Miller looks behind the counter of a Hammond gas station Wednesday for illegal synthethic marijuana. Hammond City Controller Bob Lendi and Miller were checking local gas stations and food marts for illegal displays of glass pipes, pornography and any synthetic marijuana.
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