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OFFBEAT: Miss America Pageant back in AC where it all began

OFFBEAT: Miss America Pageant back in AC where it all began

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
Portage enjoys both commerce, recreation

Portage enjoys both commerce, recreation

The remnants of Hurricane Sandy create strong winds and high waves in October at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk Park. The park is a popular spot for photographers.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am
Tips for protecting trees and shrubs from storms

Tips for protecting trees and shrubs from storms

Even the sturdiest-looking trees can be brought down by high winds, heavy snow and ice, but there are ways you can limit the damage.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am

Hospital hero heads east to help hurricane victims

MUNSTER | “I appreciate all that Franciscan Physicians Hospital does to help their employees flourish professionally and personally,” said Lori Postma, RN, as she left her hospital post Nov. 9 for the East Coast to assist the Indiana Department of Homeland Security in providing for hurricane…

November 21, 2012 12:00 am

Lake Area United Way donates $5,000 to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

GRIFFITH | The Lake Area United Way is donating $5,000 to assist in near and long-term relief effort to help Hurricane Sandy victims.

November 15, 2012 7:45 pm
Young Lowell girls raise cash for Hurricane Sandy victims

Young Lowell girls raise cash for Hurricane Sandy victims

LOWELL | Something stirred inside the hearts of young Zelia Hubbell Schmidlin and Allison Swarens when they saw Hurricane Sandy's effect on people's lives.

November 13, 2012 8:32 pm Photos

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Avoid being scammed when donating to Hurricane Sandy victims

The many pictures and news reports of massive destruction and loss of life and property from Hurricane Sandy is triggering an urge for people to help. But it's important that donors know where their money is actually going, said a Purdue University cybersecurity expert.

November 12, 2012 12:00 am

Donate locally to Hurricane Sandy victims

Northern Indiana Region Franciscan Alliance locations are seeking donations to assist Hurricane Sandy victims on the East Coast.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am

Merrillville High School resets postponed SAT for Saturday

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville seems a long way from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, but the storm had an impact on the scheduled SAT that was to be held at the high school Nov. 3.

November 10, 2012 7:00 pm

Sometimes, it's good to be boring in the good old Midwest

“The Hudson River came in and filled half of Hoboken like a bathtub.”

November 04, 2012 12:00 am
Election would go on if disaster hit Indiana

Election would go on if disaster hit Indiana

Kimberly Fisher, of White Haven, Md., casts her ballot Wednesday at a polling place at the Wicomico County Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury, Md. Early voting resumed Wednesday in Maryland after two days of cancellations due to Superstorm Sandy. What would happen if Indiana had to deal wit…

November 02, 2012 7:36 pm
Election would go on if disaster hit Indiana

Election would go on if disaster hit Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS | The images of houses under water in New York and New Jersey because of Superstorm Sandy call to mind the thousands of Northwest Indiana homes flooded in 2008 following a major storm.

November 02, 2012 6:30 pm

Blood donors needed to make up for Sandy's losses

The American Red Cross is leaning on blood donors in other parts of the country to make up for the decline in donations on the East Coast.

October 31, 2012 5:15 pm
Sandy's winds bring power outages, minor damage to NWI

Sandy's winds bring power outages, minor damage to NWI

Winds associated with Superstorm Sandy blew through the region Tuesday, downing power lines and making for difficult driving.

October 30, 2012 11:15 pm Photos

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Locals on the scene in Sandy's aftermath

Fifteen paramedics with Highland-based Prompt Ambulance worked side by side with New York counterparts Tuesday handling emergencies in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, a company spokesman said.

October 30, 2012 5:45 pm

Salvation Army Begins Service Deployment Ahead of Hurricane Sandy Landfall

ALEXANDRIA, VA |  As Hurricane Sandy moves on-shore Monday and into Tuesday, The Salvation Army is already beginning feeding operations at shelters along the East Coast. Additionally, dozens of mobile feeding units, able to serve thousands of meals, are stocked and ready to deploy into the m…

October 30, 2012 1:25 pm
Strong winds blowing through region in Sandy's wake

Strong winds blowing through region in Sandy's wake

Waves crash into the lighthouse Tuesday off Michigan City's Washington Park Beach. The park and beach were closed Tuesday.

October 30, 2012 11:21 am
Lake County Marine Unit to staff Lake Michigan

Lake County Marine Unit to staff Lake Michigan

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Police Department Marine Unit will be staffed 24 hours per day at this time due to the high winds and waves on Lake Michigan, Sheriff Buncich reported. Officers will remain there to ensure no boats are on the lake. The waves are approximately eight feet at this …

October 30, 2012 10:52 am

NFL most affected by Hurricane Sandy's wrath

The fury of superstorm Sandy barely laid a glove on sports around the country.

October 29, 2012 9:30 pm
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